Mission At Avondale.
God calls us to be His hands and feet, to share the message of His son by serving others. Here at Avondale we find mission work to be one of our greatest callings. Drawing on the passion and diverse talents of our congregation, our programs work to feed the hungry, build foundations, and nurture those in need. Our mission work is one way we encounter God, not only by stretching out our own hands to serve, but often by finding that God’s arms are extended back to us.
To help serve homeless neighbors, Avondale collaborates with Roof Above. Throughout the year, Avondale partners in various ways to share food, shelter, and support. Avondalers prepare lunches for men who are working, but homeless. In the winter, we host our homeless neighbors on our campus for food, fellowship, and rest through Room In The Inn. Anyone can serve in these ministries.
Service mission focuses on enriching the lives of children through learning, fun, and support to leaders, parents, teachers, and staff. We serve via outreach to and working with underserved community areas by collaborating with the staff, students, and community leaders of the Sedgefield Middle School and others in the surrounding community.
Avondale and Alliance Center for Education (ACE) have partnered with the mission to build bridges to reduce inequities and enrich the lives of children. This ministry continues to evolve and currently serves youth and their families via the Teen Leadership Cooperative, Out-of-School Time Enrichment program, Kids Café, and additional partnerships. We also seek to promote discussion about inequities and challenge assumptions through education. more
Work Camps, service trips, mission trips - whatever you call it, our youth and adults travel to different communities throughout the country and beyond to serve others. Building homes or lending a helping hand to those in need, we grow stronger as we extend our hands to serve and find God’s love extended back to us. Recent trips include: Peru, Harlan, KY, Native American reservation, Hurricane recovery, and more.
Our Haiti ministry began in 2006. We were called to the village of Milot with the mission to ease the suffering of the elderly and disabled. The Milot Meal Ministry served 30 recipients, benefiting the greater community. This ministry continues to evolve. In 2019, we are assisting with the vision of locals to build a Mission House.
Avondale offers community programs that nurture faith and fellowship through meaningful, age-appropriate ministry opportunities for your children and the whole family. One need not walk alone as we all journey in our faith and nurture our children in character and faith formation.
Groups from churches and schools across the U.S. are hosted here at Avondale in the summer and throughout the year as they serve Christ through non-profit agencies in our city. To find out more about our CONNECT Camps program and our facilities, please contact the Office.
email CONNECT Camps or call 704-333-6194
Avondale Children's Center.
Christian Nurture Ministries.
Work Camp Ministries.
Avondale has a community garden, also called the Giving Garden, on campus. We contribute 300-500 lbs annually of fresh grown food to Friendship Trays, who delivers meals to elderly/infirm neighbors in need. In addition to sharing our healthy harvest, we share access to garden beds with our neighbors who enjoy the land and share in the giving of their bounty.
With basketball, the mission is to provide an opportunity for youth to participate in a Christ-centered team sports program. Avondale participates in the Playbook for Life Ministries League.
The Avondale Children’s Center opened in January 1987 as a response to congregational concern that quality child care was a critical need in our community. Still open today, the Avondale Children's Center serves children ages 3 months to 5 years old. more
ACE Ministry | Homelessness | Avondale Children's Center | Christian Nurture
Basketball | Community Garden | Haiti | Work Camps | Connect Camps