awana

The AWANA acronym comes from the first letters of the phrase "Approved workmen are not ashamed" (2 Timothy 2:15). 


Awana meets during the school year on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm–8:00pm, for ages 3–6th grade. 


If you would like to pre-register your kids before AWANA starts, please fill out THIS FORM and bring it with you to AWANA. 


We have three groups: the Cubbies, the Sparks, and the T&T. 


The Cubbies is for children aged three and four—must be three by the start of the school year and potty-trained. They celebrate the spiritual potential of preschoolers by helping them develop respect for God, His Son, and His Word. 


The Sparks are for Kindergarten through 2nd grade. The goal for the Sparks group is to ignite the curiosity of early elementary age kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ. In the Sparks program we explore the people of the Bible, memorize Bible verses, complete the handbook, and have a lot of fun while helping the kids build their very own community! 


The T&T group is for 3rd-6th grade. T&T stands for truth and training. In this curriculum series we focus on teaching kids the truth of God's Word, training them to follow Jesus, while exploring fundamental doctrines of Christianity such as the character and nature of God, the structure and sequence of the Bible, the redemption narrative of Jesus, and key practices for followers of Jesus. Our primary goal in this program is to encourage kids to engage in biblical and relational discipleship. T&T helps students to grow and develop as lifelong followers of Jesus with a community of people their own age.


Founded in 1950, the Awana ministry is an international nondenominational Bible-centered children's and youth ministry. Buffalo Evangelical Free Church chartered its Awana club in 1992 and we have been committed to the evangelism and discipleship of children through weekly club meetings during the school year. Our Awana program is something we as a church are proud of. Our goal is to make disciples by passing faith from one generation to the next. 


If you would like more information on our Awana program, please contact AWANA Commander, Kevin Miller, at 763–464–9244 or awana@buffalofree.org or Children's Director, Kristen Ruopsa, at kristen@buffalofree.org.