A long string of islands comprises the island chain of the Bahamas. From its British colonial past emerged a strong economy based on tourism for its beautiful beaches. The Bahamas has a strong evangelical Christian presence particularly aided by solid Biblical materials, like the Awana program. Awana exists in Bahamas to reach kids with the incredible news of the gospel, equip leaders there with courage and proven training methods, and to change the lives of many who wonder if life can provide something more.
Reaching Kids in Bahamas
There are over 70,000 children in Bahamas today under the age of 15, many of whom come from families claiming to be Christian. Materialism and complacency affect their faith the most, with illegitimate births and drug use following as a result. Providing mentoring and discipleship, Awana Bahamas is able to come alongside through local churches in ways foreign organizations cannot. Since the first club began there in 1974, 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 Bahamas reaches 471 children with the gospel in their heart language through 10 clubs.
Equipping Leaders in Bahamas
Awana is a proven program for reaching kids with the gospel. But it disciples the rest of the church through equipping the Awana club leaders, a need particularly felt in Bahamas’s emerging evangelical church. 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 Bahamas
Other countries are not like the U.S., where kids have an array of choices for church activities. When a church starts the Awana program, 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 Bahamas with the gospel and equip more leaders there.
You can join Awana in changing the world!
- Total Number of Clubs: 10