Awana Ministry


What is Awana?

Awana is a nondenominational ministry that assists churches in reaching children and teenagers with the gospel of Jesus Christ and training them to serve Him. Our message is simple: We're here to serve you with a ministry that is all about fun with a purpose — to win and grow kids for Christ!  



Our Awana Missionaries

Each Awana club has their own missionary(ies).  These missionaries provide evangelistic materials, lessons, visual aids, Awana support, teaching and training for ministries, etc.  Without these dear men and women, the Awana program would not be what it is today.  In Kentucky, we are very fortunate to have two of the greatest missionaries Awana has ever known, Tim and Cheryl Welcher.  For more information about Tim and Cheryl you can contact them through the information below.


Photo of Tim & Cheryl Welcher

Tim & Cheryl Welcher 
Missionaries to Kentucky 
P.O. Box 443 
Franklin, KY 42135 
Phone: (270) 586-7921 
Web site:


Who is Awana for? 

Awana is for children and youth.  More specifically: Preschoolers through 12th grade.  Each age/grade level is sectioned into it's own club. 
Our Awana Commander 
As every program in a church or business, there needs to be a leader; someone who can handle the needs, wants, problems, training, and other things the program has to have to function at it's peak.  Here at Unity we were privelaged to have Laura Malone as our Awana Commander.  Through her dedication to the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Awana program, we have seen tramendous growth in our children's spiritual walk with the Lord, but not only that, we have seen numerous kids give their lives to the Lord as well.  Mrs. Malone was our Awana Commander for over 15 years.  Due to a recent battle with cancer, Mrs. Malone went to be with the Lord in March 2013.  Filling her shoes is her son John Malone.  He was right by her side through her leadership in the AWANA program, and is standing as our new Awana Commander.  
To honor Mrs. Malone and the ministry she so fully enjoyed, we have set up a memorial for the AWANA Clubs here at Unity.  Through this memorial, you can help provide uniforms, books, and other needs for children and youth in the AWANA Clubs.  If you would like to donate, do so by contacting our church office. 
If you are interested in starting a club at your church, please contact our Awana Missionaries, and they will guide your steps.  
Times / Schedule
Trek (6th-8th Grade):  Wednesdays @ 6:30pm-7:30pm
Journey (9th-12th Grade):  Sundays at 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Awana Clubs          Sundays at 5:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
What are the Clubs?
Awana is sectioned off into clubs.  These clubs are according to the age or grade of the child/youth.  Listed below are the names and grades of the clubs.
The Cubbies club, or better known as Cubbies, is for preschoolers 2 years prior to K-5 kindergarten.
Sparks is for children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade.
Truth and Training
Better known as T.& T., at most churches, is for those children who are in 3rd through 5th grades.
Trek and Journey
Trek is for 6th-8th Grade students and Journey is for those older youth who are in 9th-12th grades.