NOT THE DESTINATION
Avenues represent the journey to a significant destination, they are never the destination in itself. As our name suggests, we want to be a community that points people toward Christ and equips them with the skills to be sent into an effective mission.
Our mission is to unleash God-given potential through three expressions that are core to our DNA: Intersection, Pathways, Streetlights.
To become an expanding network of missional micro-communities...
We believe that the Kingdom of God will expand through spirit-filled followers of Jesus who want to see the gospel permeate the hearts and lives of those who are far from God. This is seen through the exponential reproduction of missional micro-communities that will meet new needs and reach different subgroups of people.
THE GOSPEL is our cause
We see the Bible as the story of God moving to be with humanity.
THE SPIRIT is our guide
We partner with what The Spirit is already doing in our world.
WORSHIP is our response
We give our whole life to loving God and loving others.
MULTIPLICATION is our mission
We multiply into many by investing in one.
INCLUSIVITY is our culture
We are intentional about building bridges with people.
At a Pathway group, people meet at ‘the table’ around the person and sacrifice of Jesus. Pathways are a communal life rhythm where people build their relationship with Jesus through walking with Him and others in groups. They are not merely a weekly meeting, but a means by which people are spurred deeper in their faith through loving relationships.
We gather at the intersection in response to what God has done, offering our lives more fully to him. Since we recognise the goodness of God and His holiness, we worship Him as a community. This is about glorifying the person of Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.
We respond to what Jesus has done for us through word and deed as the light of the world. Mission has two aspects, sharing the hope that we have found in Jesus and serving the less fortunate. We seek to be a community that engages in both arms of mission.
OUR THREE EXPRESSIONS
At Avenue there are three expressions that help you on your journey to unleash your God-given potential. Avenue seeks to structure its ministry around these three core components which aligns with the Avenue metaphor.