Truth & Training

T&T engages 8 through 11-year olds by answering their questions about God and the Bible, and guiding them through this pivotal life stage to grow in Christ’s grace. Handbooks and large-group lessons deepen a child’s knowledge about God and His Word and teach how to put that knowledge into action in everyday life.

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T&T is different from other AWANA programmes because it comprises of two clubs with distinct curriculum, uniforms and awards:

T&T Ultimate Adventure for 8 and 9 year-olds

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T&T Ultimate Challenge for 10 and 11 year-olds

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AWANA here at ECC Abu Dhabi run the two T&T clubs concurrently and combine them for Large Group and Game Time. These clubs are designed to help kids stay plugged into T&T as they move in to the preteen years and continue in their relationship with Christ.

Today, 10 to 12-year olds, known as tweens, face unique pressures, demands and distractions. These factors can result in marked increase in discouragement, apathy and disengagement. Christian children are not immune. The current AWANA T&T material reinforces commitment, identity and community for these kids and gives 8 and 9-year olds a new club stage to anticipate. It also focuses the attention of leaders on the unique challenges and needs of this age group.

The ultimate message to kids of every age group is that nothing is more important than their relationship with Christ and following His way of living in the Scriptures.


T&T Curriculum

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The very first night clubbers attend T&T they receive the Start Zone. There are two versions of Start Zone: one for the Ultimate Adventure children and one for the Ultimate Challenge-age children. These are the starting points for all T&T clubbers and explain God’s plan of salvation.

ULTIMATE ADVENTURE

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T&T Ultimate Adventure programme has two handbooks called The Ultimate Adventure Series. These teach 8 and 9-year olds that salvation in Christ is the ultimate adventure!

Kids in T&T learn that the bible is true and they can firmly trust what it says. Each Ultimate Adventure handbook answers four questions about God and the Bible that this age group of kids frequently ask. Clubbers learn eight answers to each of these questions along with verses to back up these answers. The handbooks include Bible studies and activities that allow children to go deeper into the subject matter.

ULTIMATE CHALLENGE

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The T&T Ultimate Challenge programme has two handbooks called The Ultimate Challenge Series. These teach 10 and 11-year olds that walking faithfully with Christ is the ultimate challenge!

Each Ultimate Challenge handbook answers four questions about God and the Bible that preteens typically ask. Kids learn eight answers to each of these questions, memorising verses that back up the answer. Bible studies, activities and service opportunities take them further into the subject matter.

All sections in the T&T handbooks should be passed in order. There are just two exceptions: one is bringing a friend to club and the other is the missionary interview. Clubbers can continue working through their books even if these two sections are not completed. Sections may be signed, but an Award Emblem cannot be awarded until all sections in that Discovery or Challenge are completed.

It is the goal to have each clubber complete one handbook per year, however we understand that not all children will be able to do this. If an 8 or 10-year old clubber has not completed their handbook by the end of the club year then they will continue in their handbooks the following year.

T&T Uniform and Awards
Uniform awards play a big part in the AWANA Clubs experience. They motivate and reward curriculum and service achievement.

ULTIMATE ADVENTURE

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  1. Discovery emblem
  2. Extra-Credit emblems
  3. Book completion pins
  4. Special Events & AWANA GO emblems
  5. Passport Collector pins
  6. Handbook Review Emblems

T&T Ultimate Adventure clubbers earn an emblem for each Discovery completed. These Discovery emblems can be placed on the jersey to form shapes and patterns using either the Standard Method or the Custom Method. These can be viewed in the back of each Ultimate Adventure Handbook.

ULTIMATE CHALLENGE

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  1. Challenge emblems
  2. Book completion pins
  3. Special event emblems
  4. Extra-Credit emblems
  5. Passport Collector pins
  6. Handbook Review emblems
  7. AWANA GO emblem

T&T Ultimate Challenge clubbers personalise their jerseys by choosing an award emblem and placing it anywhere in the white areas of the jersey. Clubbers earn an emblem for every Challenge completed.

EXCELLENCE AWARD

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This award is given to those who have completed two handbooks or studies between age 8 and 16. The amount of work for the Excellence involves completing 2 handbooks and includes all associated activities.

TIMOTHY AWARD

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This award is presented to those clubbers who have completed any four of the 8 through 16 handbooks or studies, which involves completing 4 handbooks and includes all associated activities.

Parent’s Role
Parents play the pivotal role in a child’s spiritual nurturing. In T&T handbooks, ever ‘Discovery’ or ‘Challenge’ begins with a parent page that explains how you can reinforce the truths taught in subsequent sections and help your child succeed.