Ben & Savanna Schenck
Ben and Savanna sought to begin a church that reaches people for Jesus in Round Rock Texas.
Ben is the founder and lead pastor of Awaken. He holds a Master’s degree of Church Ministry and is passionate about helping people take their next step of faith with Jesus. Ben became a follower of Jesus through reading a newly bought bible following a tour to Afghanistan. It was after a radical heart change that Ben resigned his commission to ultimately serve with in the local church.
Savanna is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus. She trusted Jesus as her Savior when she was a teenager and has a heart for discipling young women. She has had the privilege of serving alongside her husband Ben who was the Youth and Small Groups Pastor at their sending church in Missouri. After working as an ER nurse for several years she is now a stay at home mom of their three young children Koda, Willow, and Hero.
While serving as a pastor in Springfield, Missouri, Ben and Savanna felt called by God to start a new church. In 2016 they left their friends, family, and former ministry for a future in the greater Austin area. Ben and Savanna live in Round Rock with their kids Koda, Willow, and Hero.
We exist to help people know God through life-giving weekend services.
We believe life change happens in the context of relationships.
The Awaken Next Steps Track guides you to discover your purpose and live the life God created for you.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
We consider reaching people who do not know Jesus personally to be one of our greatest responsibilities.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES
We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible, authoritative, and relevant in all matters of faith and practice.
We believe in one true God, who exists eternally in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: Each of whom is fully and equally God; possessing all of the Divine nature and attributes, and is worthy of our worship and service.
We believe that humanity was created in the image of God but, through sin, was alienated from God, thus incurring both physical and spiritual death. Man is now totally unable to save themselves from God’s wrath, except by way of God’s mercy through Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus Christ became flesh to reveal God to man, and through his perfect life and sacrificial death, atoned for the sins of humanity, alone, for salvation. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as a sufficient payment for their sin.
ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe that all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily submitting to the Holy Spirit, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Jesus and His Lordship in their life.
ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Jesus. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world.
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