Get to know us
An urban church in the heart of Atlanta (just a block from the iconic Fox Theatre on Peachtree Street), North Avenue has been worshiping on the corner on North Avenue and Peachtree Street since 1898. Our vision is to know Jesus and make Him known. We are committed to the faithful preaching and teaching of the scriptures and to expressing our faith through concrete acts of compassion and justice in the city and throughout the world.
North Avenue is a diverse community that is home to members of all ages from more than 30 countries who are committed to loving and caring for one another as we grow in our faith.
Our rich history has seen our neighborhood transition many times, but this congregation has continually remained committed to serving this community in addition to supporting world mission efforts that spread the good news of Jesus across the globe.
We worship together every Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5:45 p.m. We invite you to join us!
You can see our most recent Annual Report here.
Our Vision is To Know Jesus & Make Him Known.
Our mission is to love and honor God in WORSHIP, to experience the fullness of life in Christ as we GROW, and to share in the Holy Spirit’s transforming work in the world as we answer the call to GO.
- Radical Hospitality
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. –Romans 15:7
We want to invite, welcome, and include every single person who walks through our doors. Our hope is that no one could walk away from North Avenue without having felt the love of Jesus extended directly and personally to them. We always try to go the extra mile to make every visitor feel welcome and comfortable through personal, engaging, and loving encounters.
Radical hospitality is not just something our first-time visitors experience; instead, we hope this is a mind set of every member of the North Avenue family that permeates all of our interactions with family, friends, co-workers, and community.
- Passionate Worship
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Our times of gathered worship are single-purposed in glorifying and praising our wonderful Savior. We hope that with worship that is heartfelt and unhindered, people can powerfully and personally connect to God. We try to lead consistently authentic worship that leads to encounters with God that result in radical life change.
We know that worship is not only our gathering together to praise God in song and preaching. It is actually everything we do! Every action is an opportunity to glorify and worship God. We may begin with passionate worship here on Sundays, but we carry that worship into our everyday lives, praising God in all we do.
Read about our worship here.
- Transformational Faith Development
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. –Acts 2:42
At North Avenue, we want to be and to make disciples of Jesus Christ; in a word, we want to be missional. We believe that it’s not enough to teach by simply conveying information. Transformative Faith Development is learning through discussion and accountability; through mutual trust and strong relationships; through honesty and openness in our dealings with God and with each other. Scripture is our foundation, and relationships with God and one another are our focus. We know that as we grow and mature as followers of Christ, our lives will be transformed in big ways!
Read about our discipleship programs here.
- Risk-Taking Mission and Service
…’I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’
We strive to make a positive impact on the world around us in order to glorify God. We recognize that God often calls His disciples to uncomfortably different and unknown environments and atmospheres in order to accomplish His will. Our hope is that we are often stretched outside of our comfort zone, challenged physically, mentally and spiritually to faithfully follow Christ. We want to be pushed beyond our routine church commitments and into places that we would never be if not for our desire to follow Christ. Wherever Christ is moving, we want to be there.
We hope that through obedient service both in our local and global communities, we may make Jesus known, especially to those who may not otherwise know Him.
Read about North Avenue and mission here.
- Extravagant Generosity
You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. -2 Corinthians 9:11
We want to share our blessings from God in a way that exceeds all expectations. We want to give sacrificially and selflessly of our time and talents. We believe in giving more than what is comfortable, fully depending on God to sustain us. We hope that our giving goes beyond simple obedience, but instead is inspired by the joy of giving as freely as God has so generously given to us.
North Avenue is a member congregation of the Fellowship of Presbyterians. Read more about the Fellowship here.