Awana Parent Information 2022 - 2023
We are excited to have your children be a part of our Awana Club at Lincoln Hills Bible Church. The name Awana stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. It is taken from Scripture:

"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth."
2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV)
Our goal is to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Jesus Christ and train them to serve Him. It is open to kids age 3 through 6th grade and consists of several clubs organized by age and school grade.
Cubbies - boys & girls, ages 3 –5 (2 years prior to kindergarten)
Director - Jon Merchant  
Sparks - boys & girls, grades K – 2nd
Director - Maryann Randall
Truth & Training (T & T) - boys & girls, grades 3rd – 6th
Director - Karla Waltner

Parents, please help your child/ren in the following ways:
  • Assist them in studying handbook sections.
  • Congratulate them upon their achievements.
  • Let the leaders know of any special needs or concerns your child may have.
You are welcome to visit club meetings at any time. Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s Awana commander or other leader with any questions or concerns.

Our typical club night’s schedule:

6:15 – 6:30pm            Check-in
6:30 – 6:40pm            Worship (feel free to stay with your child)
6:40 – 6:45pm            Opening Ceremony (Flag & Prayer)
6:45 – 8:00pm            Handbook Time, Council Time and Game Time

*Each club has a schedule for the above three segments in varying order.

8:00pm **Dismissal – Parents please come into the building and pickup your child/ren from their room.

Our parking lot can be a busy place at the beginning and end of Awana.  We ask that you walk your children into the church to check in between 6:20 and 6:30 pm.  Parents are welcome to stay for opening worship. Children need to be picked up inside when Awana ends at 8:00.  Cubbies will be dismissed from their room.  Sparks and T&T will be dismissed from the sanctuary.  
The Awana at Lincoln Hills follows the Sioux Falls School District’s decisions in case of winter weather. We will cancel Awana if the Sioux Falls School District cancels school that day, releases early, or cancels evening activities due to weather.  If the roads where you live are worse than Sioux Falls, we encourage you to use your own judgement.  I will send an email if we do cancel club.  If you need another form of communication, please let me know.
If your child is ill, please do not share germs by coming to Awana.  Any symptoms that would keep your child from school should also keep your child home from Awana. Council times for Sparks and T&T will be available on the church YouTube channel.  Recorded Cubbies lessons are available at
If you are unable to make it to Awana in a given week because of illness, quarantine, or questionable roads, you can make an appointment to meet with a leader to say your verses on Zoom.  Email to make an appointment.  Any child who attends a Zoom meeting to say verses will receive full points towards dollars for the Awana store for attendance, wearing his uniform, and bringing his book.
We have a variety of theme nights throughout the year.  Information about the different nights will be sent home a couple of weeks in advance, and participation is optional.  Some nights will award an Awana dollar.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us (  We look forward to a wonderful year of fun and growth with your child.


Sherry Kiessel                                           
Awana Commander