Is God Calling You to Serve at Awana?

Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. The transformative power of the gospel is shared every week through Awana ministries that reach more than two million kids in more than 100 countries. Providing resources and expertise, Awana empowers more than 30,000 churches and mobilizes more than 330,000 leaders to reach kids through evangelism and long-term discipleship.

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Headquarters

Administrative Center

Located in Streamwood, Illinois, our administrative center provides support for the ministries of Awana around the world. Due to the nature of the positions at our Headquarters offices, we are only able to consider local candidates.

Distribution Center

Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, this state-of-the-art facility serves the growing inventory and distribution needs of the ministry. This facility also houses our Customer Service. Due to the nature of the positions at our Distribution Center offices, we are only able to consider local candidates.

Field Opportunities

U.S. Field Ministries

We have over 100 missionaries in the U.S. serving the local church through the initiation and development of Awana programs. All Awana missionaries are “faith supported” and deputized to raise their own support. U.S. missionaries are responsible for area growth, church relations, volunteer team building and training. Our missionaries focus on building and maintaining healthy relationships with pastors, church leaders, volunteers and other ministries. Location of openings varies throughout the U.S.

International Field Ministries

Awana Clubs worldwide reach kids through energetic game activities, Bible-based teaching experiences and small group time with friends. Through a common passion for reaching children at risk globally, Awana partners with local churches and parachurch organizations to strengthen kids in God’s word. With more than 60 years of experience in training leaders, Awana has proven resources and relevant training content which helps them develop into vibrant leaders at home, church and in their community. We engage U.S. resources to serve both as expatriates in the field or as U.S. based resources supporting field operations and initiatives.

Awana offers an excellent range of benefits for its employees. Read our benefits summary.

Headquarters

Administrative Assistant- Part Time (20 hours per week)

Headquarters

Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. The transformative power of the gospel is shared every week through Awana ministries that reach more than three million kids in more than 100 countries. Providing resources and expertise, Awana empowers more than 40,000 churches and mobilizes more than 400,000 leaders to reach kids through evangelism and long-term discipleship.

Do you have a passion to make sure every child, everywhere has the opportunity to hear the gospel and receive long term discipleship? Would you enjoy being part of a team whose goal is to reach an additional 450,000 boys and girls for Christ globally in the next twelve months?  Are you known for being organized, detail-oriented and finding solutions?

The Global Ministry Advancement Team is looking for two part-time Administrative Assistants to provide support to both staff and donors.  The staff needs someone who can anticipate their needs and quickly adapt to changes as funding opportunities become available.  Our donors need someone who can respond to their needs in a timely manner, make them feel appreciated and share the impact of their gifts.

Some of the essential duties and responsibilities for this position include: 
•    Coordinate new donor communications  
•    Reply to inquiries and provide information to donors
•    Maintain donor records and provide reports as needed 
•    Assist with donor events 
•    Research churches and identify partner church prospects 
•    Maintain the proposals/reports schedule for foundations 
•    Assist with in-house mailings
•    Reconcile donation questions with accounting 

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is organized and able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.  Strong written and verbal communication skills, along with excellent interpersonal skills required.  Experience working with databases and working in donor development is a plus but not required for this position. 

Applicants must be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Director of Preschool Ministries

Headquarters

Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. The transformative power of the gospel is shared every week through Awana ministries that reach more than three million kids in more than 100 countries. Providing resources and expertise, Awana empowers more than 40,000 churches and mobilizes more than 400,000 leaders to reach kids through evangelism and long-term discipleship.
We’re looking to grow our Preschool Ministries team by adding a Director of Preschool Ministries. In this role you will be responsible for the strategic direction and growth of our Preschool Ministry brands (Puggles and Cubbies).  You will lead the Preschool Ministries’ team to design, develop and deliver preschool curriculum and products to new and existing audiences. You will represent Awana’s Preschool Ministries as the preschool subject matter expert, maintaining ownership of the Preschool brand messaging. As the Director you will strategizes and execute ministry plans and resources, participates in revenue planning, and explores sales, distribution and delivery channels especially in the digital and mobile context. 

Some of the essential duties and responsibilities for this position include:

1.    Serves as the primary strategic leader of the Awana Preschool Ministries’ brands, developing the long-range goals and strategic plans for the Preschool department

2.    Leads the Preschool Ministries’ team, establishing the priorities and strategies of developing these ministries into influential brands within preschool ministry circles and ensuring the growth of the brands.

3.    Engages internally and externally as a subject matter expert (voice) on preschool aged children and corresponding ministry environments, with specific awareness of learning/personality styles and educational trends. 

4.    Leads the design and development of Awana Preschool Ministries’ (Puggles and Cubbies) programs and products with consideration for end user, technology, research and marketing inputs.

5.    Assumes responsibility for utilization and sales performance of Preschool Ministries’ programs/products including revenue target planning and assessment. 

6.    Monitor and evaluate the performance of team members. 

7.    Pursues networking opportunities to develop relationships with Preschool Ministries’ constituents and potential ministry partners.

8.    Collaborates with the Marketing and Communication teams to effectively communicate both reactive and proactive ministry changes to all appropriate audiences.

9.    Encourages and collaborates with Ministry Resources’ co-workers, contributing to a culture of integrated workflow and information sharing. 

10.    Make recommendations to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of the Preschool Ministries’ department. 


Qualified Candidates will have Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Education, Children’s Ministry, Christian Education or related field plus three to five years ministry experience within children’s ministry contexts. Master’s degree, especially in early childhood education, curriculum design/instruction or similar discipline, is preferred. Previous experience in curriculum design and instruction is desired. Strong biblical knowledge and doctrinal understanding essential.

 

We are looking for an individual with strong writing and presentation skills. Ability to respond to questions and present information in one-on-one and small group situations as well as larger teaching/speaking environments is needed.  Excellent interpersonal  and relational skills required, including active listening and verbal communication skills.  Ability to take initiative to solve problems and make decisions. Solid general office skills, including Microsoft Office proficiency and the ability to learn and master other commonly used software packages, telephone skills, problem solving skills, and attention to detail.  A moderate amount of  travel may be required.  This position will be based in our Streamwood, IL location.

Applicants must be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Elementary Curriculum Developer

Headquarters

Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. The transformative power of the gospel is shared every week through Awana ministries that reach more than three and a half million kids in more than 115 countries.  Providing resources and expertise, Awana empowers more than 45,000 churches and mobilizes more than 450,000 leaders to reach kids through evangelism and long-term discipleship.


The Children’s Ministry team designs, develops, and delivers curriculum that is used in Awana Clubs around the world. We are looking to grow our team by adding an Elementary Curriculum Developer. This person will be actively engaged and collaborate in architecting, creating, and delivering curriculum for our Sparks (K-2nd Grade) and Truth and Training (3rd-6th grade) curriculum lines.  The type of person we are looking for is a creator/builder, someone who can take a high level vision and loves building and fleshing out the details of curriculum design and implementation. Like a sous chef in a kitchen, the curriculum developer is tasked with bringing all the ingredients together to make something unique, appetizing, and memorable while at the same time, putting their own signature mark on the curriculum that they create. We are looking for someone who has the technical expertise to create or orchestrate the creation of biblically and educationally sound curriculum. At the same time, we also need someone who has lived the life of a children’s minister or pastor. Someone who knows what volunteers and professional children’s ministries workers are looking for when they select and implement curriculum in their ministries. Does this sound like you? Want to help influence millions of kids around the world? Then please fill out an application to join our team and let’s get started! 
 
Some of the essential duties and responsibilities for this position include:
1.    Contributes to the overall strategy and development of the architecture for Awana Children’s Ministries Elementary/Primary (Sparks/T&T) programs and products life cycles with consideration of end user, technology, research and marketing inputs.  Participate in revenue target planning and assessment.
2.    Initiate and actively participate in creative collaboration and development of new products, ideas and services that meet the needs of our customers.
3.    Develop and write products, either personally or by directing other staff and/or freelancers. Participate in product maintenance and quality control activities as needed.
4.    Engage internally and externally as subject matter expert on elementary/primary aged children and corresponding children’s ministry environments, with specific awareness of learning/personality styles and educational trends.
5.    Assume responsibility for utilization and sales performance of programs/products within Children’s Ministries.
6.    Pursue networking opportunities to develop relationships with children’s ministry constituents and potential ministry partners.
7.    Contribute and influence cross-functional connections inside the Awana ministry.
8.    Explore and develop new ministry platforms and delivery channels, especially in the digital/mobile context.
9.    Make recommendations to constantly improve the effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and morale of the Children’s Ministries department.

Qualified Candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Primary or Secondary Education, Children’s Ministry, Christian Education or related field plus three to five years ministry experience within children’s ministry contexts.  Master’s degree, especially in curriculum design/instruction or similar discipline, is preferred.  Previous experience in adapting technology platforms for curriculum design/instruction is desired.  Strong biblical knowledge and doctrinal understanding is essential.

The successful candidate for this exciting position will have;
●    Strong writing skills and presentation skills.
●    Ability to read and interpret documents such as routine correspondence, invoices and purchase orders, and procedure manuals.
●    Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
●    Ability to respond to questions and present information in one-on-one and small group situations as well as larger teaching/speaking environments.
●    Able to apply concepts of basic mathematics to practical situations.
●    Ability to take initiative to solve problems and make decisions coupled with organizational and time management skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills required, including active listening and verbal communication skills is necessary.  Solid general office skills, including Microsoft Office proficiency and the ability to learn/master other commonly used software packages, telephone skills, problem solving skills, and attention to detail. If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you.

Applicants must be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Human Resources Manager, Employment

Headquarters

Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. The transformative power of the gospel is shared every week through Awana ministries that reach more than three million kids in more than 100 countries. Providing resources and expertise, Awana empowers more than 40,000 churches and mobilizes more than 400,000 leaders to reach kids through evangelism and long-term discipleship.

We are looking to add a Human Resources Manager of Employment to our dynamic Human Resources Department.  In this dynamic role you will be responsible for serving the organization in performing a variety of generalist responsibilities in the employment function of human resources including, but not limited to, recruiting, interviewing, new hire orientation, employee relations, performance assessment and feedback systems, and supervisor coaching and counseling.

Do you enjoy interaction with employees, supervisors and manager?  Can cultivate relationships that bring great talent to an employer?  Are you known for being able to keep abreast of legal changes and make the adjustments to process that are needed?  Does it energize you to be part of a team helping to shape the culture of a great organization?  Do you enjoy training others? Do you understand the importance of a great performance assessment process?  Is relationship building and personal networking a normal part of your life?  If this sounds like you please read on.

Some of the essential duties and responsibilities for this position include:

  1. Leading and managing the talent acquisition and new hire employee onboarding process by partnering with internal customers to recruit, interview, select, and onboard new staff members for our Headquarter, Distribution Center, and U.S. Field positions.
  2. Participates in continuous improvement of the Awana talent acquisition process including finding new sources of candidates, clarifying our messaging, and managing employment-related websites.
  3. Trains supervisors to effectively interview and select the best qualified candidates by teaching them to use the most effective methods available and applying them to our practices.
  4. Participates in the implementation, administration and ongoing improvements of the applicant tracking system.
  5. Manages the exit interview process, tracking trends etc. and recommends improvements.
  6. Leads teams and activities to cultivate community among employees and across departments to improve the workplace experience.
  7. Promotes good employee relations by working with employees and supervisors to ensure consistent actions across the organization, strong working relationships, and fair and equitable practices.
  8. Leads and promotes effective performance assessment and feedback processes to encourage accountability, coaching, recognition, and performance improvement discussions between supervisors and employees and facilitates open and honest discussions.
  9. Serves as liaison between employees and management in problem/conflict resolution, and   participates in hearing and resolving employee grievances.
  10. Assists with writing and reviewing job descriptions according to ministry standards and applicable FLSA criteria and assists with ensuring internal equity for compensation decisions.
  11. Establishes avenues and sources of information to stay abreast of federal, state and local employment regulations.  Monitors news and informational resources, conducts research as needed, informs, and shares information about changes and/or compliance requirements and develops/modifies policy as needed. 
  12. Utilizes technology to maintain employment information, and seeks ways to best use technology to increase efficiency.

Qualified Candidates will have Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, or related field of study, 3-5 years of experience in a human resources management position, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation desirable.

In addition to be successful in this role you must have excellent interpersonal skills, including active listening, verbal communication and counseling skills.  Thorough knowledge of employment and benefits law is required.  We are looking for someone to take initiative to solve problems and make decisions and to maintain strict confidentiality.  Supervisory skills, good organization and time management skills are a must. You will need the ability to effectively present information and answer questions in one-on-one or group situations to employees, senior management, public groups, and/or board of directors.

Inside Sales Representative

Headquarters

We’re currently looking for new sales representatives to help us grow our U.S. ministry. Awana delivers a suite of products that any church can use to build and launch a children’s ministry program.  We offer programs designed for kids from pre-school through high school and we provide everything from curriculum to the training needed to help a church begin a new program or expand a current program.  We specialize in mid-week programs, but our products can be used in almost any setting where you’re ministering to students.


We’re looking for candidates with excellent interpersonal skills who are skilled at analyzing the ministry needs of our partner churches, comfortable hearing “no,” and dedicated to making sure the needs of our potential customers stay the main focus.  Previous sales experience is highly desired, as is a familiarity with Awana products and programs, but neither are required.


Applicants must be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

 

Learning & Development Manager

Headquarters

Do you have a passion to equip leaders? Are you known for producing engaging and effective training resources? Does it energize you to lead a team, architect projects, and build tools for learning and ongoing development?

We’re looking for a Learning & Development Manager to join our team. This role is needed to equip and develop children’s and youth ministry leaders by designing and developing training resource solutions that can be delivered in print, video, online accessible tools, live or web-based experiences, and/or mobile learning environments for the purpose of furthering the work of the gospel. In addition to contributing as an instructional designer, the Learning & Development Manager works closely with the Leadership Development Director to establish and execute goals, projects, and effective workflow to serve internal clients and external customers’ training resource needs. This includes managing the leadership resource development team (Senior Instructional Designer and Video Editor) for needs assessment, design, development, delivery, and ongoing support for new and existing ministry programs.

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Content Development, Curriculum Design, Christian Education, or related field, coupled with at least five years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience in developing adult training curriculum and resources. Ideal candidates will have practical experience with training development models, industry software, webinar platforms, and mobile learning tools. Strong team leadership and/or supervisory experience are preferred. Must be a self-starter who is organized and able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.

Applicants must be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Payroll Specialist Part Time

Headquarters

Awana is a global, nonprofit children’s ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. The transformative power of the gospel is shared every week through Awana ministries that reach more than three million kids in more than 100 countries. Providing resources and expertise, Awana empowers more than 40,000 churches and mobilizes more than 400,000 leaders to reach kids through evangelism and long-term discipleship.

The Human Resources team is looking for a part time (24 hours per week) Payroll Specialist.  The Payroll Specialist is responsible for maintaining payroll records for 300-400 U.S. based employees using ADP Workforce Now Essential Plus Payroll software.   The Payroll Specialist will work with the HRIS Specialist to run payroll on a bi-weekly basis, conducting pre and post-run audits to ensure accuracy of all payroll adjustments.  Make all updates and changes to company level Payroll, Time Pro system and State taxes.  Process/audit all employee level changes reflect current deduction codes, payroll taxes, wage garnishments and one time changes such as manual checks, retro pay or vacation adjustments.  Train employees and managers on the Time keeping system.  The Payroll Specialist will also participate in quarterly and annual audits as necessary as well as writing reports for federal, state and internal needs.

We’re looking for candidates with at least two years of payroll experience.  Experience with ADP or another online system is a plus.  You must be detail oriented, deadline driven and committed to accuracy.  You’ll need strong customer service skills and be able to work effectively with employees at all levels of the organization.

All applicants should be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Shipping Clerk

Headquarters

Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. The transformative power of the gospel is shared every week through Awana ministries that reach more than three million kids in more than 100 countries. Providing resources and expertise, Awana empowers more than 40,000 churches and mobilizes more than 400,000 leaders to reach kids through evangelism and long-term discipleship.
We’re currently looking for a Shipping Clerk to join the great team at our distribution center in Schaumburg, IL where you will be part of helping us serve our customers with excellence.   You will be part of a team as you interact with the Shipping Supervisor, other Shipping staff members and teammates in the Warehouse/Receiving and Customer Care Departments. 

Our Shipping Clerk picks, packs and/or ships items to fulfill orders for our wonderful customers.  You will use a voice directed picking system to process over 130,000 orders per year as a member of the shipping team.  

Some of the essential duties and key responsibilities for this position include:

Picking/Packing
1.    Picks orders using a voice directed system.
2.    Packs orders, carefully arranging items from tote in to appropriately sized boxes.  Ensures quality standards are met.
3.    Provides support for the Warehouse as needed, including assisting in unloading containers in Receiving. 
Meter
1.    Affixes shipping labels on packed cartons.  Adds packing material, and ensures cartons are securely taped so items arrive safe and intact to the customers.
2.    Stacks and stretch-wraps finished pallets.
3.    Maintains inventory of shipping materials and supplies; breaks down boxes, re-stocks boxes as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS 
This job will keep you on your feet and moving.  While the size and weight of our orders vary, you must be able to lift and move up to 40 pounds on a regular basis.  To use our picking system you’ll need to have a basic working knowledge of how to use a computer and smart phone.  Basic mathematical and language skills (reading and writing) and visual acuity are required.
We’re looking for candidates with a high school diploma or the equivalent (GED).  Previous experience in logistics is preferred or one to three months related experience and/or training.  This position may occasionally require overtime to meet our out-the-door standards and customer expectations. While this is a first shift position, during the busy season of May to October you may be asked to work other shifts.  
Applicants must be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Vice President of U.S. Ministries

Headquarters

Do you have a passion to encourage others to grow and develop?  Can you lead others toward ministry and personal goals?  Are you known for being able to envision and see changing needs and make the adjustments that are needed? Does it energize you to mentor and develop other leaders?  Do you enjoy being part of a team?  Do you understand the importance and need for compliance with internal and external regulations.  Is relationship building and personal networking a normal part of your life?  If this sounds like you please read on.

We’re looking for a Vice-President of U.S. Ministries to join are dynamic team.  We are looking for someone who will bring leadership to the field, drive organizational unity, lead field staff to have healthy and thriving relationships with churches in alignment and accountability to the Awana Strategic Execution Plan. 

Some of the essential duties and responsibilities for this position include:

  1. Develops strategies that focus the field on healthy church relationships with emphasis on church retention and acquisition
    • Envision changing ministry needs of the church
    • Develop/align field roles to meet the needs of the church
    • Provide measurements, tools, accountability to the field to best serve our churches
  2. Promote and develop viable partnerships with key churches, denominations, and other ministries
  3. Collaborates with VP of Ministry Resources to maximize a unified church engagement of program, leadership development, trained churches, and field ministry
  4. Responsible to develop and mentor leaders
  5. Responsible for growth and sustainability of US field staff
    • Develop new roles for US field staff
    • Identify changes to donor strategy for the US field staff
    • Develop structure needed to carry the field into the future

In this position you will need the ability to write speeches and articles using creative techniques and style; effectively present information and deliver persuasive speeches and presentations on complex topics to missionaries, customers, donors, employees, top management, and/or board of directors.

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; five to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Ordained/licensed minister preferred. Experience as a pastor, missionary, or other relevant ministry expertise is highly desirable.

Applicants must be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Warehouse Attendant

Headquarters

Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. The transformative power of the gospel is shared every week through Awana ministries that reach more than three million kids in more than 100 countries. Providing resources and expertise, Awana empowers more than 40,000 churches and mobilizes more than 400,000 leaders to reach kids through evangelism and long-term discipleship.
We’re currently looking for a Warehouse Attendant to join our great team at our distribution center in Schaumburg., IL  where you will be part of helping us serve our customers with excellence.  

Our Warehouse Attendants receive and store incoming materials, transfers appropriate levels of stock to shipping bins, and maintain accurate records of inventory and stock locations through our voice directed system.   

Some of the essential duties and responsibilities for this position include:

Receiving
1.    Unloads incoming shipments, checks and compares packing slips with actual products received.
2.    Records the amount of materials or items received and distributed. Routes packing slips of all incoming merchandise to purchasing area.
3.    Transports materials and items from receiving or production area to warehouse storage, or to other designated areas; delivers goods from external delivery vendors to appropriate recipients within the building.
4.    Uses computers and voice directed system to locate inventory of received product for efficient placement.

Warehouse
1.    Replenishes stock from warehouse to shipping bins, anticipating and responding to shipping area needs on an on-going basis.
2.    Consolidates inventory in most efficient manner to ensure maximum space utilization.
3.    Maintains neatness and safety of warehouse, with items properly and efficiently stacked and clearly identifiable.
4.    Operates fork truck, power hand trucks, and other equipment to move shipments from shipping and receiving platform or Production area to storage or work area.
5.    Stacks and stretch wraps finished pallets.
6.    Maintains inventory of shipping materials and supplies; breaks down boxes, re-stocks boxes as necessary.
7.    At times you may need to assist the Shipping team with picking and packing orders.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
Qualified applicants will have a high school diploma, or the equivalent, and will have at least one year of experience with receiving and stocking and be able to lift and move up to 75 pounds on a regular basis.  Fork Lift Truck experience desired – will train.  Basic mathematical and computer skills needed along with visual acuity.  Ability to operate typical warehouse equipment (i.e. fork lifts, pallet jacks, etc.). PC skills in Access and Excel desired.

If this sounds like you and you would like to join our team we would love to hear from you.
Applicants must be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Missionary

Awana International Global Missionary - (Full-time and Part-time Opportunities)

Missionary

The Global Missionary is a faith-supported missionary who provides servant support and leadership in a specific country or region. The Global Missionary provides ministry and administrative support, coaching, mentoring, training, advocacy, support of fundraising and/or hands on ministry for the local leaders in the country or area in which they are assigned. The Global Missionary will normally serve for a term of one to three years.

Qualifications include Bible Studies Certification, or equivalent, from a recognized Bible college and/or seminary. Previous Awana experience preferred.

Qualified candidates must be born-again children of God with a clear, definite call of the Holy Spirit to Awana ministry. Other requirements include: living a fruit bearing spiritual life; being a person of vision, burden, spiritual depth, initiative and faithfulness; having a good working knowledge of the Word of God; doctrinal convictions that align with those of Awana, and be a member in good standing of a gospel-preaching church.

Applicants must be able to communicate the Christian values of Awana and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Awana International Missionary

Missionary

The Awana International Missionary opportunity is a full time, faith-supported position. International Missionaries are responsible for developing and delivering culturally appropriate presentations to groups and individuals designed to demonstrate the value of children’s ministry and to acquaint the audience with the Awana curriculum. International Missionaries also provide training and ongoing support to churches, pastors, youth leaders and partner organizations which are involved with the Awana ministry.

The successful candidate will be committed to equipping leaders and lay people to impact their communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and will excel in the areas of leadership, team building, training, administration and communication. Qualifications include Bible Studies Certification, or the equivalent, from a recognized Bible college or seminary. Previous Awana club experience is strongly preferred.

Qualified candidates must be born-again children of God with a clear, definite call of the Holy Spirit to the Awana ministry. Other requirements include: living a fruit bearing spiritual life; a person of vision, burden, spiritual depth, initiative and faithfulness; a good working knowledge of the Word of God; doctrinal convictions that align with those of Awana, and a member in good standing of a gospel-preaching church.