AWANA CLUBS! Did not make September 12, 2021 registrations? That is all right! We are still accepting new Clubbers. Please call Gloria Clement at (916) 991-5870, if still interested.
Here at Calvary Baptist Church of Rio Linda (CBCRL), at the intersection of 16th St and Elhorn Blvd, in Rio Linda California, we believe God loves children and that He is specifically fond of the ones who take interest and desire to learn more about Him and live of His ways  (Mark 10:13-16).

It is our desire to help children and youth to develop and become more like Christ with the AWANA-based criteria and biblical standards we use to help us do this. We believe that each child should  learn and know the TRINITY of God--The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit--to educate and inspire them to understand Who God is and What He expects of all people, regardless of age, color, creed, background, and so on. To get an idea of what Club your child belongs to, click on the "AWANA" tab above, then click on "AWANA Clubs", or simply click on this link: AWANA Clubs

We ask you to give our AWANA Directors, Leaders, and Helpers the opportunity to help your child/youth learn in this upcoming year NEW things that reveal God`s Love for them, the importance of the life of Jesus Christ, and the Truth of God`s perfect Word, the Holy Bible. Your child will be assigned to an age-appropriate Club and will spend the next nine months learning how precious their life is to God and why He should be so important to them.

Our Awana Clubs start September 12, 2021, at 4:30 PM-5:55 PM  each Sunday (except on special days and certain holidays). If interested, we ask you to call (916) 991-5870, and speak with our AWANA Ministry Leader, Gloria Clement, and find out if AWANA is the path for your children...and you.

What is AWANA you ask? 

Great question!

 AWANA (acronym for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed  and pronounced "uh-wahn-uh"), is a world-wide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18. As the global leader in child and youth discipleship, Awana gives children the opportunity to know, love and serve Jesus, no matter their background.

For over six decades, the Lord has used the ministry of Awana to reach kids, equip leaders, and change the world. The unchanging truth of the gospel drives the same vision we’ve held all these years to reach children in every corner of the globe as we walk boldly into the future and continue to be used by God to help change the world.

AWANA Principal Beliefs

These following nine principal beliefs of the AWANA Leaders are key in the development of AWANA curriculum and the teachings to your children/youths. 

1) The Bible

We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is supernaturally inspired, so that it is inerrant in the original manuscripts and preserved by God in its verbal and plenary inspiration, so that it is a divinely authoritative standard for every age and every life. (Matthew 5:18; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21)

2) God

We believe in one God that eternally exists and reveals Himself in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - having each the same nature, attributes, and perfections, worthy of the same worship and confidence. (Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; John 1:1-2, 14, 10:30, 14:15-17; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
We believe in God as absolute and sole creator and sustainer of the universe, and creation was by divine command, from nothing and not through an evolutionary process. (John 1:3, 10; Acts 17:24-25; Genesis 1:1)
We believe that God, by His sovereign choice and out of love for men, sent Christ into the world to save sinners. (John 3:16, 1 Timothy 1:15, 1 John 4:14)

3) God the Son

We believe that Jesus Christ was fully God in the flesh and fully man, that He was born of a virgin and that He lived a sinless life, in which He taught and performed mighty works and wonders and signs exactly as revealed in the four gospels. We believe that He was crucified, shed His blood, and died to pay the penalty for our sins and was raised bodily from the dead on the third day. Forty days later He ascended to Father's right hand where He is head of the church and intercedes for believers. From there He is coming again personally, bodily, and visibly to this earth to setup His millennial Kingdom. (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6; Hebrews 1:1-2, 7:25; Luke 1:30-35; Ephesians 4:8; John 1:1-5, 10-14, 14:3; Colossians 2:9; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 1:3,11; Revelation 20:4)

4) God the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person and is God, possessing all the divine attributes. He convicts of sin, regenerates, indwells, baptizes, and seals all believers at the moment of their salvation, filling them in response to yieldedness with the goal of conforming them to the image of Christ. (John 3:5, 16:7-11; Acts 5:3-4; Ephesians 1:13, 4:30, 5:18; 1 Corinthians 6:19, 12:13)

5) Man

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. We believe that all men are morally corrupt, and of themselves utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 1:18, 3:23, 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12)

6) Salvataion

We believe that salvation is a gift of God and is received by man through personal faith in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for sin. We believe that man is justified by grace through faith apart from works and that all true believers, once saved, are kept secure in Christ forever. (Acts 13:38-39; Romans 4:5, 6:23, 8:1, 38-39; John 10:27-29; Ephesians 2:8-9)

7) The Ordinances

We believe the ordinances for the believer are water baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper as a memorial. They are, however, not to be regarded as a means of salvation. But both of which are an evidence of obedience and fellowship with the Lord. (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:38, 41, 8:12, 35-38; Luke 22:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29)

8) The Christian Life

We believe that a Christian should walk in holiness and not after the flesh, with the goal of being conformed to the image of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As a new creation, walking in the Spirit, the Christian learns to grow in faith, in obedience to Scripture, in prayer, in fellowship with the saints, and in a life of service. We believe that the Christian will stand before the judgement seat of Christ and have receive his rewards according to his deeds. (Galatians 5:16-26; Hebrews 10:25; Ephesians 4:20-24; Hebrews 11:6, 12:1-2; John 17:17; Ephesians 6:18; Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15)

9) The Second Coming

We believe in the personal, premillennial, and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to everlasting glory and the unbeliever to judgement and everlasting conscious punishment. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; Titus 2:11-13; John 14:1-6; Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:11-15; 2 Peter 3:10)
Our Awana Clubs start September 12, 2021, at 4:30 PM - 5:55 PM each Sunday, except on special days and certain holidays. If interested, we ask you to call (916) 991-5870, and speak with our AWANA Ministry Leader and find out if AWANA is the path for your children, and you.

What To Expect First Day of AWANA

1. Help your child/youth to understand that he/she is joining a Club designed to help encourage fun while engaging in games, studying curriculum, and learning from leaders about God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. (NOTE: Curriculum and games are age-based and will be instructed and carried out appropriately.)

2. Come in early on September 12, 2021  prior to 4:30 PM for our Registration process: Collection of information about your children/youths, emergency contact, payments (dues, additional charges, see "AWANA Club Dues" tab below), handouts, Club uniforms, and requirements. Clubs are set to start at 4:30 PM. Around this time will Clubbers be introduced to their assigned leader(s).

3. In Clubbers' first meeting, leaders will inform them of Club format and set expectations for the rest of the AWANA year.

4. Thereafter, Clubs will be managed by the AWANA Ministry Leader and each Club Leader will run their Clubs respectively,. We would like parents to encourage their Clubber to come to each meeting (with exceptions of sickness and other excused conditions). We would also like to encourage the parent(s), guardian(s), and caretaker(s) to GET INVOLVED with their child's/youth's growth in AWANA by helping your Clubber learn and do the best they can and to keep up with Club activities and studies. YOU can also help your Clubber memorize verses and get to each meeting on time. AWANA Club Leaders expect each Clubber to participate in ALL activities and study course materials.

5. REMEMBER: AWANA is FUN FUN, FUN!!!

AWANA Clubs Dues

To enroll your child (children) into the AWANA Clubs, there are dues and additional charges. There is a discount for each child after your first one has been enrolled. Regardless of the Club your child attends, dues are as follow:

Child 1 pays $60 in dues
   additional children
Child 2 pays $45 in dues
Child 3 pays $30 in dues
Child 4 pays $15 in dues

Each Clubber pays an additional charge of $18 for a Club-appropriate shirt, if you do not have one.