Our Mission

Loving God, Loving People, Reaching Out and Making Disciples.

You

The most important thing we can do for our spiritual walk is to daily read our Bible and pray. Deepen your faith by attending weekly worship and connecting in discipleship opportunities.

Us

Whether you've been following Christ for years, started your faith journey recently, or simply have questions about Jesus, our goal is to come alongside you to deepen your relationship with Christ.

Him

Jesus Christ is the only way to eternal life. Salvation is offered freely to those who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Through fully surrendering one's life to Christ, we become a new creation.

We Are PAUMC


The symbol of the cross with arrows and circle overlaid has many elements of faith within it. At its very core, it is a cross, which represents for us as Christians the redemption of sin, our salvation, and eternal life.

The circle overlapping reminds us of the crown of thorns worn by our Jesus. The circle is never ending, just as Christ’s love for each of us never ends.

The arrows on the arms of the cross signify that we are reaching out in all directions to share the love of God throughout the world. They also point out into the world where we are called to go in the Great Commission of Jesus recorded in Matthew 28:19 “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations.”

The cross intersects in the middle of the field of red, reminding us of the atoning blood of Jesus, and His sacrifice for our sins. The intersection is where we are, our own lives, and reminds us that the cross should be central for each of us.

Our Beliefs

We affirm our belief in the one-eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who governs all things according to the purpose of his will. He has been calling out from the world a people for himself, and sending his people back into the world to be his servants and his witnesses, for the extension of his kingdom, the building up of Christ’s body, and the glory of his name. We confess with shame that we have often denied our calling and failed in our mission, by becoming conformed to the world or by withdrawing from it. Yet we rejoice that even when borne by earthen vessels the gospel is still a precious treasure. To the task of making that treasure known in the power of the Holy Spirit we desire to dedicate ourselves anew.
(ISA. 40:28; MATT. 28:19; EPH. 1:11; ACTS 15:14; JOHN 17:6, 18; EPH 4:12; 1 COR. 5:10; ROM. 12:2; II COR. 4:7)
We affirm the divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We also affirm the power of God’s word to accomplish his purpose of salvation. The message of the Bible is addressed to all men and women. For God’s revelation in Christ and in Scripture is unchangeable. Through it the Holy Spirit still speaks today. He illumines the minds of God’s people in every culture to perceive its truth freshly through their own eyes and thus discloses to the whole Church ever more of the many-colored wisdom of God.
(II TIM. 3:16; II PET. 1:21; JOHN 10:35; ISA. 55:11; 1 COR. 1:21; ROM. 1:16, MATT. 5:17,18; JUDE 3; EPH. 1:17,18; 3:10,18)
We affirm that there is only one Savior and only one gospel, although there is a wide diversity of evangelistic approaches. We recognize that everyone has some knowledge of God through his general revelation in nature. But we deny that this can save, for people suppress the truth by their unrighteousness. We also reject as derogatory to Christ and the gospel every kind of syncretism and dialogue which implies that Christ speaks equally through all religions and ideologies. Jesus Christ, being himself the only God-man, who gave himself as the only ransom for sinners, is the only mediator between God and people. There is no other name by which we must be saved. All men and women are perishing because of sin, but God loves everyone, not wishing that any should perish but that all should repent. Yet those who reject Christ repudiate the joy of salvation and condemn themselves to eternal separation from God. To proclaim Jesus as “the Savior of the world” is not to affirm that all people are either automatically or ultimately saved, still less to affirm that all religions offer salvation in Christ. Rather it is to proclaim God’s love for a world of sinners and to invite everyone to respond to him as Saviour and Lord in the wholehearted personal commitment of repentance and faith. Jesus Christ has been exalted above every other name; we long for the day when every knee shall bow to him and every tongue shall confess him Lord.
(GAL. 1:6-9;ROM. 1:18-32; I TIM. 2:5,6; ACTS 4:12; JOHN 3:16-19; II PET. 3:9; II THESS. 1:7-9;JOHN 4:42; MATT. 11:28; EPH. 1:20,21; PHIL. 2:9-11)

The United Methodist Church has endeavored to become a community in which all person, regardless of race or ethnic background, can participate in every level of its connectional life and ministry.

We share the conviction that God has mercy and love for all people. We believe in the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We have faith in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. We celebrate the sacred moments of faith which we witness in our sacraments of communion and baptism.

We Believe-

  • We believe in the primacy of grace, that God loves all creation and acts in humanity through the Holy Spirit.
  • Christians should allow the Holy Spirit to shape them into the image of Christ. We work for a world of reconciliation, peace, justice, and love.
  • Even though all are sinners, God has given each of us worth and moral responsibility. Chief among God’s purposes is for us to have reconciliation with God and that is accomplished through Jesus Christ. It is in this reconciliation and relationship that we find the fullness of life.
  • We believe that God forgives sins and changes the human heart when we repent and trust in Christ.
  • We believe that personal salvation leads to involvement in mission to the world and social actions.
  • We believe that God’s prevenient grace runs ahead of our impulses and leads our hearts toward faith.
  1. A Christian is COMMITTED to following Christ.
    Failure to commit oneself fully to the Lord’s cause results in one missing the enjoyment of the blessings provided for the Christian.
  2. A Christian’s CONDUCT OF LIFE must be different.
    The Christian must realize the responsibility to follow after peace and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).
  3. A Christian must PATTERN LIFE AFTER CHRIST.
    The difference in the teaching of Christ and other religious teachers is Christ lived what he taught his followers to do. Likewise, we are called to live like Christ.
  4. A Christian PRODUCES FRUIT that glorifies God.
    Being a Christian involves the enjoyment of the most precious blessings we can experience. At the same time, being a Christian involves the greatest responsiblites which can be imposed on us.

If you have not given your life to Christ, do so now, as no one know the day of hour of His returning! (Matthew 24:36)

At Park Avenue, we have identified our core values from which our actions flow. We believe these are vital to our church and hope you see them in all we do!

Compassion
Jesus had compassion for those in need. This compassion is more then physical needs, but also includes the needs we have for comfort, mercy, love, and justice. (Matthew 14:13-18, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

Growth
The purpose of the Church is to grow one another in wisdom and knowledge of God. Doing this allows us to live a life worth of the Lord. (Colossians 1:9-14)

Abundance
The fullness of life is found in Jesus Christ. (John 10:9-10)

Fellowship
Our walk with Christ brings us into fellowship with God and one another as we walk together in the light. (1 John 1:5-7)

Family
We can hear the call to be a family in Romans 12:9-21. We believe that you will feel a part of the family here at PAUMC!

Service
Christ gave us the example to serve others in the Upper Room as He washed the feet of the disciples (John 13:12-17). The apostle Paul also gives us this directive in 2 Corinthians 4:4-6.

Prayer
To be the Church, we must be in direct conversation with our God. Matthew 21:22 tells us that if we believe, we will receive what we ask in prayer. We hope that you will prayer for your church, staff, and each other, that we might be broken and spilled out for Christ Jesus in this world! (2 Chronicles 6:19)

Love All. Disciple 1000’s.

Are You New To Park Avenue?

We are so glad that you are interested in PAUMC! If you are new, take a moment to reach out and let us know. Text on your phone "welcome" to (229) 207-2062. This will allow you to give us some information about yourself so we can respond and remind you of services.


You may also fill out our online welcome form. (PAUMC will never sell or share your information.)