AWANA: Arminian Parachurch Ministry It should be noted that AWANA is really an Arminian parachurch ministry. There is also no mention of repentance in AWANA's statement of faith as well. We also realize that parachurch ministries are not recognized by Scripture. This is because parachurch ministries usurp the ministry which was designed for the local church. Only the local church is predestined to be The Lord's Established Ministry on Earth.