Helping people take their next step toward jesus.

As a church, that's what we do.  We believe that everything is about Jesus, we believe in His love, in His grace and in His truth.  No matter where you are in life, we all have a step to take toward Jesus.  We understand that you may have a past or may have things going on in your life, so let's pursue Jesus together and see where it leads.  

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.”
— Ephesians 3:20, The Message
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Faith

We believe biblical faith is more than just mental agreement with a list of facts about Jesus. It begins with a faith-decision to trust the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to be the final payment for your sin and to follow him as the new leader of your life. This true faith in Jesus then naturally influences the thoughts and actions of the believer and is therefore evident in how the disciple actually lives.

Bible

We believe the Bible is God’s inspired word. Human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit wrote it. It is truth and the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.

Church

We believe Avoca is part of the world wide Church as a community of people that Jesus set in motion and on mission to partner with Him in serving people and in carrying out His redemptive mission to save the world.  

Jesus' Return

We believe Jesus Christ will return to this earth to judge the world, to gather those who have put their faith in Him and to punish those who have continued to rebel against Him. While the exact moment of His return will not be known, the fact that He will return should cause us to live with urgency and should be a great hope to everyone who trusts in Him.

Our Beliefs

God

We believe God is the one true God existing in three persons: Father, Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit, together they make up the Godhead (a.k.a. the Trinity). God is still working today as He has been throughout history to fulfill His redemptive plan. 

Jesus

We believe Jesus is the Son of God, both human and divine. Jesus Christ is eternally equal with, and the same as, God. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and ministered in word and miracle. He died for our sin, was raised from the dead, ascended to heaven and is coming again for His people.  Jesus is the head of the Church and stands as our advocate. Jesus is the only way of restoration to God and to Heaven.  

Holy Spirit

We believe God is active in the lives of each believer through the Holy Spirit, providing counsel, comfort and guidance.  Through the Holy Spirit the Christian is enabled to grow spiritually. 

Mankind

We believe we were created in God’s image for the purpose of reflecting His glory and to be in relationship with Him. We have been separated from God by our disobedience (also called “sin”). Mankind has no way of restoring this relationship. God’s free gift of grace, through Jesus, is the only way we can be brought back into a relationship with God.

Salvation

We believe salvation is offered to all mankind through the name of Jesus through faith. The acceptance of this faith is accompanied by confessing Jesus, repentance of sin, baptism by immersion and living a new life with the help of God.  We know we will continue to make mistakes, but God's grace continues to cover us.  Every person is invited to be restored to a relationship with God through the blood of Jesus.