The Membership Process
Designed to connect you to Jesus & others
We are excited that you are interested in becoming part of what Jesus is doing within The Church at Avenue South. Perhaps you want to join the church after one of our services, or maybe you just want more info about who we are and how to connect with us at a deeper level. We want you to know what to expect from us as you begin this journey, and every step of this process is designed to better connect you to Jesus and others.
Response to the Gospel and Baptism by Immersion
Affirm that you believe Jesus is God and that you want to follow Him. Baptism is an act of obedience, signifying your commitment to know and follow Jesus, and can be on campus or at another location if we are able to accommodate that. (If you have been baptized by immersion previously we do not require it again).
Would you like to learn more about Avenue South, or perhaps even Jesus in general? Our Discover class is designed to help you gain a better understanding of who we are and what we believe as the body of Christ. While a part of our new member orientation, this class is designed for both those who are new to Jesus and those looking to connect with others who are on the same journey they are on. This class usually occurs once every 8-weeks or so.
If you are interested in attending one of our Discover classes or have any questions about the church, please contact Steven Wald.
The PLACE class helps you understand how God has wired you and how He has gifted you for service within the church, our community, and the world. This class is offered in a two-week session (2 two-hour sessions) every 8 to 10 weeks.
To sign-up for PLACE, click here.
For more information or if you have any questions contact Steven Wald.
*To reserve childcare, contact Debbie Jacobs.
Connection Coaching Session
After you have taken the PLACE class you will sign up for a one-on-one connection coaching session. In this session your coach will go over your PLACE profile, discuss your Spiritual Assessment, and help connect you to the different serving opportunities that best suit your gifts.
To sign-up for a coaching session, click here.
Each quarter the church votes on all candidates that have completed the necessary requirements for membership.
Feel free to speak to one of our ministers or deacons after any of our service times. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Steven Wald at 615-324-6174 or e-mail.