Traditional Catholicism and other denominations have been in decline, but new Christian movements have worked in the hearts of the Irish. These are typically multi-ethnic expressions of Christianity and have refreshed the Christian scene in Ireland. These new fellowships need proven programs that work cross-culturally, like the Awana program. Awana Ireland can help to support these churches. It works by teaching kids the incredible news of the gospel, equipping leaders with discipleship, courage, and proven training methods, and changing the lives of many who wonder if life can provide something more.
Reaching Kids in Ireland
There are over one million children in Ireland today under the age of 15, the time of life when they will be most open and receptive to the message of the gospel. By European standards, Ireland has a large percentage of young people. Well educated, children here need the Biblically sound, age-appropriate materials that the Awana program provides. When the gospel is explained to them, they tend to openly receive it. Since the first club began there in 1988, 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 Ireland reaches 200 children with the gospel through 3 clubs.
Equipping Leaders in Ireland
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 with courage and joy in spreading the gospel. Because they struggle with many social issues, families here need hope, something that ministries like Awana can bring with its emphasis on mentorship. 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 Ireland
In Europe, people tend to see Christianity as “old” and uninteresting. Awana debunks those myths! Unlike many American churches, most European churches have no children’s ministry. 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 Ireland with the gospel and equip more leaders there.
You can join Awana in changing the world!
- Total Number of Clubs: 3