The Rock Church in Gonzales is starting its Awana Club program Sept. 3, church officials said.

The Rev. Blake Melancon said the program serves as an outreach to neighborhoods around the Churchpoint Road church.

“The program teaches the children to know, love and serve Jesus Christ,” Melancon said.

The program is for youths age 2 to 18, program coordinator Tony Alise said.

The clubs meet Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with children, according to the Awana website.

Each week, more than two million children participate in Awana, the website states.