The Market Ave Church of God exists to SHOW, SHARE and SUPPLY the love of Jesus Christ. A Church that Loves People. Simply Loving God, Loving You!
We Will Focus on Loving others, Learning together and Leading the world into the body of Christ, through relationship, reflection, and response. We will be a place that Loves God, people and each other.
34“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus
John 3:16-17 NIV
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
We want to show others what a relationship with Jesus looks like by how we honor Him with our worship and with our praise.
Be excited about unique opportunities we will have to LOVE others
Connect with People
Relationships matter. We focus on God’s relationship with us through Jesus. We strive for strong relationships within our families. We look at the way we relate to other Jesus followers and the world. We realize we can’t love God if we don’t love others, and just like He made the first move towards us in Christ, we will make the first move towards reconciliation with others.
It’s all about King Jesus who we serve. People need to see Him. We are not Jesus, and we aren’t perfect, but we want to live like He lived, and do what He did so some might see the King through us. When we mess up, we admit it, make amends, and reflect on God’s love to us at our unlovable moments.
Jesus’ followers respond to the leading of God’s Spirit within them and the needs of those around them. God doesn’t have to speak to us for us to love others, care for the poor, or share His message. He’s already told us to do these things, but when He does speak something; we listen.
Leading People to Christ
Love and lead people to a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ
LEARN how to be more effective Christians and efficient people; in life, at church, work, school and home.
Serve the World
We serve the world by choosing to partner with ministries and finding ways to reach out; beyond our walls as a church and into the lives of who Jesus would want us to minister to.
Meet Our Pastor
1505 Market Avenue
East Saint Louis, IL 62207