An exciting year approaches as we come alongside parents who are discipling their children to know, love, and serve our Lord Jesus Christ.

Awana is an international ministry that assists churches in reaching children with the gospel of Jesus Christ, with a strong emphasis on memorizing the Word of God.

Each week at an Awana club meeting, children share memorized scripture with their leader, listen to a Bible lesson, sing character-building songs, play games, and enjoy other fun activities and special events.

As a young girl I was discipled in my home church through a program similar to Awana. Our three Hoglund boys all attended Awana here at ABEFC. During the last seventeen years it has been a joy to serve as a volunteer in Cubbies, Sparks, and Truth & Training. Most recently as the director in Sparks, the Lord has taught me so much about teaching, reaching out to, and loving our church’s children well. I am anticipating an exciting Awana club year for children and volunteers. We will be involving ourselves in learning about who God is, having fun, memorizing Bible verses, building relationships, and having
more fun!

Ronna Hoglund, Awana Director

Ronna Hoglund

I participated in Awana as a kid from 3 years old through 6th grade and I've helped in Awana as a Cubbies table leader. Awana was a very important part of my life as a child. Having God's word in my heart helped me to strive to interact with my peers in a Christ-like way. I'm looking forward to serving in Awana so that other kids will have God's word in their hearts as well.

Jessica Lineberger, Awana Secretary

We look forward to seeing a child’s eyes light up when:

  • they see their leader from last year
  • they “get it” as we talk about the gospel
  • their friend wants to come back to Awana because they had so much fun

These are a just a few of the blessings children, parents, and volunteers receive when they involve themselves in the ministry of Awana. We are looking forward to being a part of the Lord’s work. Hope to see you there alongside us!

If you're interested in volunteering for Awana and would like more information on ways you can get involved, contact Ronna Hoglund at

This Year

  • Awana at Austin Bluffs Evangelical Free Church will begin on Sunday, September 10.
  • Register online to volunteer
  • Register your child starting August 1
  • Our clubs include Cubbies (4 years by September 15), Sparks (K-2nd), and Truth & Training (3rd-6th).
  • Truth & Training for boys and girls will be located in the main church facility.