Grand Avenue exists...
To make disciples who worship, grow, and go.
Every Sunday we meet together to worship God, but we believe that worship is so much more than a once-a-week meeting. We consider our Sunday morning worship the locker room where we get energized to reach our family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers the rest of the week. True worship is the sum total of all that happens in a believer’s life to glorify God by ultimately making disciples of all nations.
Worship Begins At Salvation.
All of life is meant for worship.
We strive to glorify God corporately...
- by coming together weekly as a church to worship Him
- by faithfully teaching and preaching the Word of God regularly
- by leading our people to share the gospel of Jesus with the world
- by giving a framework for disciple-making to happen and thrive
We strive to glorify God with our personal lives...
- by being diligent to attend worship and receive Biblical teaching
- by sacrificing our lives to follow Him in obedience
- by sharing the gospel of Jesus faithfully
- by participating in making disciples
Growing People Change.
Growth is intentional.
The first step in growing with GABC is becoming a member through our Connections New Member’s Class. This class is offered ten times per year and provides an environment to get to know our church and ask questions in order to make an informed decision about joining.
We believe that every growing member should be apart of a small group Bible study. Our Bible studies meet every Sunday at 9:15am and are divided by season of life. We also offer miscellaneous small groups on Wednesday nights.
Everyone in our church has a chance to find their place of service from singing in the choir to working in the Children’s Ministry or Youth Ministry to teaching an adult Bible study class. We strive to make as many ministry opportunities available to allow you to find your fit.
A great way to grow is by jumping in feet first. We provide many national and international trips as well as many local mission opportunities for you to become involved in so that God can stretch you. We believe that experience is always the best teacher.
Every Disciple Is A Missionary.
The goal is to make disciples.
Our purpose for existing as a church and individuals is to follow the command of Jesus to make disciples of all nations. We have been sent, so we go. GABC offers multiple opportunities for you to go locally (For the Fort) and globally (From the Fort), but we desire to see you do more than just an occasional project or trip. Our passion is to see you begin to live out a life that is missional in everything that you do in your home, place of work, and community.
Everything that we do at Grand Avenue Baptist Church is about bringing God the most glory. In Revelation 7:9 we see God's greatest glory revealed in every tribe, language, and culture worshipping before His throne. Therefore it is to this end we strive.
In order to do our part in finishing the Great Commission we will seek to reach and plant indigenous, reproducing churches among the least-evangelized groups in these three areas...
- River Valley - Fort Smith and surrounding area
- United States - our own state of Arkansas and the 49 others
- Nations - the rest of the tribes in the world
Our heart is to see each of our members become aware that they are missionaries where they currently live, work, and play. We will do our best to help train you to see your life from that perspective, so that you may bring the most glory to God in your personal life. Our desire is to help you live a life of no regrets, giving your all to Jesus.