What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Values

The following are the core values of Avenue Church are designed with you in mind.  We want to help individuals rethink about what the Church is FOR instead of what we are against.


Jesus is our identity, and He lives His life through us, so our chief purpose in this life is to be like Him. In our daily walk with Jesus, we learn from Him and His spirit is helping us do His will over our own will. Thus, we are becoming more like Jesus. This is what it means to be conformed to His image. This is what it means to Abide.
John 15:1-15


Jesus has set himself as the standard for how Christians are to love and care for one another. He says that “by this all people will know that you are my disciples.” At Avenue, we want to have that type of distinct love for one another. We aim to be true friends with one another that enjoy life together, not just weekly acquaintances in worship.
John 13:34-35


Jesus was always around people that others didn’t think He should be around. When He was asked about this, He said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick." As a church, we believe that it is our responsibility and privilege to radically love all of our neighbors in the way of Jesus.
Matthew 9:10-13


Whatever we do, we aim to do it well and with all of our might. We believe that every Christian is equipped by God to contribute to the health of the church and to the building of the Kingdom by gladly doing and resourcing the work of ministry. At Avenue, we want to position each person so that they can reach their fullest potential in God’s Kingdom.
Colossians 3:23-24


“We don’t use people to get ministry done. We use ministry to get people done.” As we look to have a culture with health and stability, we must train, equip, and help each other to be what God has asked us to be. To grow in Christ, we will do this through teaching, training, vision, and execution. Growing people grow people.
Matthew 4:18-20

What We Believe

We are a part of a movement called the Church of God out of Anderson, Indiana (Wesleyan/Holiness Movement).  Although we are a movement that has many churches all around the country and world, we are still considered a non-denominational church.

Our staff and members at Avenue come from a variety of backgrounds including: non-church goers, Methodist, Catholic, Non-Denominational, Apostolic, Nazarene, Baptist, Assembly of God, Vineyard, Lutheran, Missionary Alliance, and many other traditions. We welcome anyone regardless of where they have been or where they are in their faith and belief. Listed on the side are some of our core beliefs.

About the Scriptures:

We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture.  Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26)

About God:

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (The Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world. (1 John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6)

About Humanity:

We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts. (Acts 2:21, 3:19; 1 John 1:9)

About Salvation:

We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22)

About the Christian Life:

We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ. (1 Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3; Romans 8:29, 12:1-2)

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 word of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world. (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23)

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