Barbados, with its diverse economy, is one of the most prosperous island states in the Caribbean. Tourism, sugar, light industry and offshore banking have all led to a successful economy. The island nation’s complete freedom of religion has allowed Awana to provide solid Biblical materials to churches. Awana exists in Barbados 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 Barbados
There are over 53,000 children in Barbados today under the age of 15. Many of these children come from families claiming to be Christian, however materialism and complacency have led to a decrease in church attendance. Awana Barbados is able to come alongside local churches to providing mentoring and discipleship to the next generation of this island nation. The first club began there in 2016 and each week at club the gospel of Christ shows each child in Awana that he or she is precious to God and created especially by Him!
Every week, Awana Barbados reaches 380 children with the gospel in their heart language through 10 clubs.
Equipping Leaders in Barbados
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 the evangelical churches in Barbados. 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 Barbados
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 Barbados with the gospel and equip more leaders there.
You can join Awana in changing the world!
- Total Number of Clubs: 10