Avondale is a congregation of Christians Loving Each Other (CLEO). We are committed to serving God as He has commanded and described within His Word. Our congregation is filled with strong elders that shepherd the flock, deacons that serve our needs, and a minister that edifies the souls of each member. Collectively, we worship, serve, and fellowship with the understanding that comes with knowing God and the love that He has for His people.
We have no creed. We follow the Bible only. From God’s word, we see three simple goals:
Love One Another
Light The World
We want our worship to be pleasing to God so we look to the Bible to see what the early Christians did. When you gather with us on Sunday, this is what you will see. If you have any questions, please ask.
We all sing and praise God with our voices, while we edify and strengthen each other.
We pray throughout our worship, giving praise and thanks to God for His blessings.
We take the Lord’s Supper to remember Christ’s sacrifice on the cross that washes away our sins.
We give a freewill offering to support God’s work. Our guests are not expected to give.
We open our Bibles together to allow God to lead and instruct us from His Word.
The gospel of Jesus Christ must be individually heard because the Bible teaches that “faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17)
Belief in the gospel is essential to the obedience of God’s Word. Mark 16:16 teaches, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned.
Repentance of sins must be made in order to be saved. The decision to turn away from sin and commit to living for Jesus is required. (Acts 17:30, 31, 2:38)
Confession with the mouth that Jesus is the Son of God (Matthew 16:16), that He died, was buried, and was resurrected for our sins must be made. (Romans 10:9-10)
Baptism for the remission of sins is essential for salvation. (Mark 16:16, Matthew 28:18-20)
The Christian walk should continue until Jesus returns. Service to Him is a life-long and willing commitment that is done through agape love to our Lord and Savior. (1 Corinthians 15:58, Revelation 2:10)
Jamey began worshiping at Avondale in 1978 when his family moved to the area. He met and married his wife, Alison, at Avondale and they have 3 children. He served as a deacon heading up fellowship groups from 1992 to 2007, when he was appointed an elder.
David and his wife, Sheri, came to Avondale in August of 1999, along with their 3 children. He served as a fellowship group leader and then as a deacon beginning in 2001, scheduling men to serve in our worship and devotional services until he was appointed an elder in 2009.
Eric came to Avondale as a preacher of the gospel in 1997 with his wife, Vanessa and their 3 daughters. He graduated from the Memphis School of Preaching in 1994 and continues to work as a pulpit minister, along with serving as an elder since being appointed in 2009.
Correspondence Course, Baptismal Garment and Communion Preparation
New Member Orientation
Evangelism and Website
Grand Timers and Visitation
Building Maintenance and Information Center
Tracts and Worship Service
Christians Loving Each Other (CLEO) Teams
Bible School and Pew Packers
Benevolence and Congregational Meals
Benevolence, College, and Edification Visiting
Georgia School of Biblical Studies and Ushers