Our Beliefs

We are a fellowship of Christ-followers who are committed to guiding the unloved into the loving embrace of Jesus. We value no strings attached compassion, real life connecting, cross-generational community, and faithfulness to the great commission.

We are part of the Church of the Nazarene, which is a global denomination with members on every continent. Our history is rooted in Wesleyan-Arminian theology and born of the Holiness movement. We believe in a life that is completely dependent upon the work of God, the Father, Jesus, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in each of our lives in order to live a full and holy life. For more information on the Church of the Nazarene, you can visit the church website here.

We Believe ... 
  • We believe in one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • We believe in Jesus, fully God and fully man at the same time, who became like us to show us who God is and how much He loves us.

  • We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is active in the world, leading all men and women towards God.

  • We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, giving us all we need to know about how to become disciples of Jesus, and live in obedience.

  • We believe that we are all sinners by both nature and deed and can only be forgiven and cleansed by the grace of God.

  • We believe that Jesus died of the cross, was buried for three days, and rose again conquering death. By trusting in His promises, we can be restored to a right relationship with God, which leads to eternal life.

  • We believe that God has enabled us to turn to Him from sin, but that we have the free-will to do so.

  • We believe that when we turn from sin and trust in Jesus, the old record of sin is wiped clean, and we are born anew, becoming part of the family of God.

  • We believe that after being born anew, the power of the Holy Spirt can be unleashed in our hearts. Upon choosing a complete commitment to follow and obey Him, He fills us with His perfect love, which gives us the ability to please Him, to love others, and to live victoriously. It is at this moment, that we believe the fruit of the Spirit will become evident to both those who have and have not been born anew in the life of the believer.

  • We believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgement will take place. We believe that all the members of God’s family will live with Him forever.

Our Values

We exist to love God and love people.

Worship

     God gave us the gift of the Sabbath to cease from our routine, gather as a community of faith, and WORSHIP. We need this. Jesus said, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27). It was never meant to be a legalistic obligation, but rather a relational blessing. This rhythm of life is important, to be weekly reminded of who God is and who we are in Him. But WORSHIP is not limited to Sunday, it is an everyday passion. Prayer and truth are essential during the week to stay connected to the vine. Jesus said, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).

Connect

     Groups are a big deal to God. God meant for us to be in unity. Jesus said, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35). Loving one another happens best in circles, not rows, so we believe it is important to regularly CONNECT with believers inside the church through group life. Here, we are both encouraged and challenged to grow spiritually. We also believe Jesus wants us to CONNECT with un-believers. He said, “follow me and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19).

Serve

Jesus said, “For even the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). We believe we must have the same attitude of SERVING others both inside and outside the church. As our bodies are made up of many parts with different functions, so is this community of faith. Our passion is to help people understand what part they play and how to get in the game to SERVE others. We also believe SERVING the marginalized of our community is at the heart of Jesus. Jesus said, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40).

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47 North County Road 625 East

Avon, Indiana 46123

(317) 272-7902

info@avonparkside.com

Office Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 8:30 am - 4:30pm

Sunday School - 9:00 am

Morning Worship - 10:15 am

Wednesday Evenings @ 7:00 pm

Caravan for Kids

Vision Youth Ministry

Adult Bible Study

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