In our rushed society, you may be asking why you should make Awana or Eagle Club a priority in your home. Most families stay busy enough with work, school, music, sports, and so much more. Trying to squeeze in “one more thing” may seem overwhelming.
Take heart! God is able to help you make the right choices for the use of your family’s time and emotional energy. He wants you to be at peace in His provision and grace, even when you have to make a hard choice between good opportunities.
In making your choices, we want you to understand what we are trying to do in our Awana and Eagle Clubs. We are far from perfect, but our goal is to give your child a weekly meeting of fun and loving Christian fellowship and, more importantly, to help you give your child the gift of Scripture memory.
In Deuteronomy 6:4-5, we find what Jesus calls the greatest commandment in Matthew 22:37-38. The next verses, Deuteronomy 6:6-7, go on to say, “These commandments I give you today are to be put upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” The picture is of frequent review and discussion of the words of Scripture with our children, rehearsing and repeating it. Memorization happens because of repetition, and repetition is what God says we need in order to keep our hearts in tune with Him.
So in making your choices, consider the value of having your child in Awana or Eagle Club each week so that we can help your family with frequent review of Scripture through the handbook assignments. We think you’ll find… it’s worth the effort!