As I’ve traveled around in different circles, one of the common comments about Awana is that it is not focused enough on missions. This generally comes from churches that have used a mid-week program that is heavily focused on missions. Awana can, and has had a strong emphasis on missions, and reaching children for Christ around the world. It is all in how, and if you choose to, use it.
The lesson contains a PowerPoint file, a leader guide, a parent guide, take home cards and a video.
Awana seeks to work alongside the parent and with this curriculum, they are working to fulfill that mission by providing the parent guide.
As I stated, the first large group time lesson is available at http://awana.org/go. I have been told that more should be available by the end of the month, or early September.
Personally, I am currently planning on using one a month for large group time with my group. Jesus said to go into all the world…. Awana is doing that…. and I want to be a part of what God is doing through Awana around the world. How about you?