Although the Netherlands has history as a Christian nation, it is now a secular society. Less then 20% of the population attend church regularly and half of the nation’s church buildings have been destroyed or are used for other purposes. The true challenge for the church in the Netherlands is reaching out to the next generation. Awana Netherlands can support churches 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 the Netherlands
There are over 2.8 million children in Netherlands today under the age of 15, the time of life when they will be most open and receptive to the message of the gospel. Children here need the kind of Biblically solid, age-appropriate Christian materials Awana Netherlands is able to provide. Bringing kids to Christ and mentoring them along the way will raise up a new generation of Christians. Since the first club began there in 2015, 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 Netherlands reaches 31 children with the gospel through 1 club.
Equipping Leaders in the Netherlands
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. The young people of Netherlands desperately need godly mentorship. Each Awana program is built upon leadership that is trained to reach children.
National missionaries, who understand the complexity of their countries, assist the churches which use the Awana program.
Changing the World in the Netherlands
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 the Netherlands with the gospel and equip more leaders there.
You can join Awana in changing the world!
- Total Number of Clubs: 1