welcome to awana @ gbc!

In order to be safe and abide by the request to “Shelter in Place” to slow down the spread of the Coronavirus, Awana at GBC has been cancelled for the 2019-2020 year.  Thanks to our Awana helpers who have been generously offering their time to listen to kids scripture verses so they can stay on track to complete their handbook.

Kids matter to God and they also matter to us.  If we are able to gather at Grace Bible Church in the fall, the 2020-2021 Awana year will begin on Tuesday, September 15.  Registration dates will be Sunday(s) September 6 & 13 between and after services and Tuesday, September 8 from 6:15-8:00 p.m.  The All Awana Staff Meeting will be held on Monday, September 14 at 6:15 p.m.  Please contact me if you are interested in helping us build the next generation of believers.

After much “Being still and know that I am God” time and prayer, Trek and Journey will not be returning in the fall.  Several key staff in Trek and Journey will not be returning in the fall.  Students who desire to continue the required years and lessons to achieve the Citation Award can complete handbooks by using the C-Track process through Awana Headquarters at  Leaders will be available to review and sign their completed work.

We are looking forward to families partnering with us to share in our vision that kids and youth come to know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ in your church, community and around the world.

DeeDee Foat, Awana Commander
(805) 459-7386


  • Puggles | 2 yrs old by 9/1/19 | 6:00pm - 6:45pm
    Open to Awana Staff Only | Director: Michelle Hopkins
    Puggles recognizes the learning ability of two & three year olds by introducing biblical concepts at church and equipping families to teach them at home.  This year-long preschool ministry features playful activities, engaging songs, snacks and simple crafts as well as take-home resources.
  • Cubbies | 3 yrs old by 9/1/19 | 6:00pm - 8pm
    Open to Awana Staff Only | Director: Debbie Sandberg
    Cubbies celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers (3-5 year olds) by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word,
  • Sparks | K - 2nd Grade | 6:15pm - 8pm | Director: Lynn Rodgers
    Sparks ignites a child’s curiosity about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ.  This three-year early elementary school ministry curriculum features exciting games, engaging activities, biblical teaching and media resources for kids and leaders.
  • T&T | 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade | 6:15pm - 8:15pm | Girls Director: Carolyn Caldwell  | Boys Director: Ned Poole
    The T&T (Truth & Training) curriculum teaches kids the truth of God’s Word, trains them to follow Him and practice His Grace.
  • Trek | 6th - 8th Grade | 6:15pm - 8:15pm | Director: VACANT
    Awana Youth Ministries has created a three-year middle school curriculum.  This program challenges students to wrestle with the three most important questions they’re asking in middle school:  Who am I? Why am I here? Who’s with me? Students will dive deep into the Scriptures and answer these questions, allowing them to own their faith and discover what they actually believe.  
  • Journey | 9th - 12th Grade | 6:15pm - 8:15pm | Director: Jerred Jantzen
    Journey establishes high school students as lifelong disciples through a deep study of God’s Word, mobilizing them to live with Godly perspective and evident faith.  This four-year high school curriculum features in-depth biblical content, video teaching, discussion questions and practical application for their lives.