In my many visits to churches that have the Awana Clubs,  a former Awana Leader from the Washington DC metro area shared that her son, who is now grown, told her that Awana was the best thing he ever did as a boy.  In Awana there are countless other boys and girls that could share that same testimony.

The National Capital Region is currently seeking Ministry Partners that would invest in the lives of young people in the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia area. Our goal is to raise awareness and ministry partners so we can maintain the quality level of ministry that many have come to expect.  There is no greater blessing than to be a part of what God is doing.  We would love to see God’s people take advantage of this chance to give to Him through Awana so boys and girls all throughout the National Capital Region can say as well, “This is the best thing I ever did!”

God is faithful in His provision. Our priority is to be faithful in stewardship of all that He provides. We have learned to hold a “vision based” approach to ministry finances. This means that the greatest thing we can do is to look at all that God would want accomplished, and base our ministry on the budget it would take to accomplish these things. Our desire is that the ministry would be “fully funded” to do what God has led us to do.

The goal is to be 100% funded as set by the needs of the ministry here in the National Capital Region. This means we are asking for $20,000 in special gifts of $500 or more and raise our monthly sustaining gift funding from 75% to 100% by donors committing to monthly gifts of $100, $150 or $200.

God is working in our region, impacting young lives for eternity. Our driving passion is for all children and youth to know, love and serve Jesus Christ.

Your support will help us expand and enhance the influence and impact Awana is having on young lives in the National Capital Region. It will equip us with needed resources to empower local churches in our region to be a vital force in their communities.

We are currently rebuilding the monthly Ministry Partner team in order to have sustainable funding for the ministry God has given us. Because God is good we have confidence that He will lead people He wants to be “Ministry Partners” in the National Capital Region!

Would you prayerfully consider becoming one of these Ministry Partners?

Would you stand with us  to help reach children and families for Christ?

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The Missionary

The Awana Missionary in the National Capital Region since 2004 is Bill Bianco.  The region consists of Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland; Fairfax, Prince William, Stafford and King George Counties in Virginia and Washington DC.

Bill is the father of two adult sons Nic and Noah.  His wife, Judi, of 31 years went to be with the Savior in September of 2016 after a two year battle with Ovarian Cancer.  He was born and raised in Ohio before moving to Bowie, Maryland, where he currently resides.  Before becoming an Awana Missionary, he served as an associate and senior pastor for 15 years in Leavittsburg, Ohio. He started an Awana Club in his church in 1997 where he  also served as the Awana Commander.  He also served on the Northern Ohio Awana Ministry Team for two years. God has shown Himself to Bill in so many wonderful ways during his time as a  Missionary with Awana Clubs International.

The Ministry

Ministry is not accomplished in a vacuum. Along with Ministry Team Members, Ministry Partners are a welcome asset as prayer and financial supporters. These faithful volunteers help change lives and make a difference for children, youth and families in  Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC. Their impact  is immeasurable . . . eternal.  If you are considering taking the next step in the  fulfilling ministry of working with young people at a regional level please contact Bill for more information.  Through the ministry of Awana here in the National Capital Region, boys and girls are blessed with the knowledge and the power of God, and many develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is a gift that will last forever.

Funding is critical to accomplish the mission.   As stated, Ministry Partners are a blessing to help accomplish ministry goals in the region. If you have a passion for Awana and children’s ministry here in the National Capital Region and desire to share a portion of the abundance God has blessed you with, then consider being a Ministry Partner.   Any dollar amount is appropriate but a monthly donation of $50.00, $75.00, $100.00 or higher would be such a blessing to you.  If your preference is a special non-monthly gift it is also encouraged. Please go to the donate page for more information.


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Thank You


Are you looking to enhance your children’s ministry? We provide training and consultation to make sure that Awana is woven into your overall church mission.  Whether you just need to refresh the basics,  or are looking for the next step. We are here to serve you.

Also available are the Awana Basics online learning modules.  They are designed to give you the basics of being an Awana leader. The Basic Core (available in Spanish)  and the  14 Beyond Basics modules are valuable lessons every leader should experience. These will set the foundation for being a great Awana leader! They can be found at http://www.awana.org/leadershipdevelopment/training


Awana Ministry Conference – October 5, 2019


Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington DC’s  best children’s ministry conference is back! Look Hope in the eye of Children and Youth, to build into them a deeper knowledge of God and defending the faith. Our next Generation needs to learn from YOU. The Awana Ministry Conference is not only for Awana, but anyone who works with our next generation in all facets of ministry.




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