Church of the Open Door


Truth and Training

The name Truth & Training reflects the passion of Awana to teach third- through sixth-grade boys and girls the truth of God’s Word and to train them to follow Christ in their daily lives. Our goal is that many of today’s young people will become tomorrow’s church leaders. T&T is the program that trains the leaders of tomorrow – today.

Parents play the pivotal role in a child’s spiritual nurturing.

In T&T handbooks, every “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.

T&T Bookwalks are online tools that walk you through your child’s handbook to help you help your child. Optional parent handbooks (Ultimate Adventure Book One and Book Two; Ultimate Challenge Book One and Book Two) from Awana at Home correspond to your child’s handbooks. These books make it easy to learn more about the Bible and answer your child’s questions as well.

T&T Ultimate AdventureTM teaches third- and fourth-graders 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 third- and fourth-graders 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. Before working in a handbook, kids new to T&T complete a short booklet that explains God’s plan of salvation.

T&T Ultimate ChallengeTM trains fifth – and sixth-graders 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, memorizing verses that back up the answers. Bible studies, activities and service opportunities take them further into the subject matter. Before working in a handbook, kids new to T&T complete a short booklet that explains God’s plan of salvation.