Avenue Church, a church plant in Edmonton, AB, is learning to be a good neighbor. For Avenue, being the church is about being a stakeholder in their community along Alberta Avenue. And it’s having a transformative effect.
Avenue church isn’t a service provider, they’re a neighbor. “Where I worship, where I live, where I pray — all this can happen together. It doesn’t have to be separated,” says pastor Aaron Au.
The community at Avenue have been building partnerships in their own neighborhood and beyond. They’ve depended on support from the other emerging and established churches in Edmonton as well as their classis. Additionally, Avenue has depended on support from Home Missions.
“Home Missions has been incredibly helpful and supportive in helping Avenue Church take root here,” acknowledges Au. “Without Home Missions’ support we wouldn't have been able to get going. But beyond just the financial support, it's been great to know we have partners praying for us, right across the country.”
Home Missions offers this video for churches to use and share, along with many other resources available this Easter season at www.crhm.org/easter.
This video is the first of a series which will highlight the exciting missional movement happening in Edmonton — check www.crhm.org/stories for future updates!