Ghana’s government is stable, and its Christian churches are flourishing, including new African independent churches. However, they tend to be wider in number than deeper in growth. Bible translations and solid Bible materials for young and old are needed to ground everyone in truth in the churches. Awana Ghana is a part of that change; it exists to reach kids with the straightforward news of the gospel, equip leaders there with mentorship, courage, and proven training methods, and to change the lives of many who wonder if life can provide something more.
Reaching Kids in Ghana
There are almost 10 million children in Ghana today under the age of 15, over 40% of the total population. To reach the children of Ghana is to reach the entire country! They need engaging, visual materials, like those in the Awana program, that draw them into understanding the Bible and realizing how Christianity differs from African spiritism. Providing mentoring and discipleship, Awana Ghana is able to come alongside through local churches in ways foreign organizations cannot. Since the first club began there in 1984, the gospel of Christ has shown each child in Awana that he or she is precious to God and created especially by Him!
Every week, Awana Ghana reaches 90,236 children with the gospel in their heart language through 943 clubs.
Equipping Leaders in Ghana
Awana is a proven program for reaching kids with the gospel. Yet it disciples the rest of the church through equipping the Awana club leaders. Discipleship connects people to the church and gives them roles for service within the church and the community. Each Awana program is built upon leadership that is trained to reach children, like those who use our Leader-Based Strategy (LBS) curriculum.
National missionaries, who understand the complexity of their countries, assist the churches which use the Awana program.
Changing the World in Ghana
Countries in sub-Saharan Africa are not like the U.S., where kids have an array of choices for activities. When a church starts the Awana program in Ghana, children have a meaningful and fun place to go as they learn about the gospel. Adults are discipled and trained to make more disciples. Awana seeks to reach more children in Ghana with the gospel and equip more leaders there.
You can join Awana in changing the world!