Vision & Mission

Connect. Engage. Reach.

The Vision

We are equipping everyday people to create disciple-making movements wherever they are.

The Mission

We are a Missionary Church who are making disciples of Jesus who are connecting people into safe, grace-based community, who are inviting people to engage with the Bible in accessible ways, and who are bringing people with them to reach out to our city & world with the hope of God.

Our Values

  • At Avalon, you can belong before you believe so anyone is welcome at our church.
  • We believe that church is to be lived out 168 hours a week. We practice this through small communities called Reach Groups.
  • We believe that you don’t have to be an expert to engage with the Bible. So we strive to make the Bible accessible for everyone, no matter where they are on their faith journey.
  • We want every person in our city to know that they matter and that the grace of God is offered to them.
  • We desire for Avalon to reflect the beauty and diversity of the family of God, in race, age, socio-economic status, language, and more.
  • We believe that we are better together so we practice unity and collaboration with other churches in Fort Wayne and around the world.
  • We believe that the church should be the safest place in the world to be honest and talk about anything.
  • We believe that every person is created in the image of God so we pursue justice and dignity for people who are marginalized and oppressed in our city and in the world.
  • We believe that worship is not just singing songs on Sunday morning, but living our entire lives in the way of Jesus.
  • We believe that prayer is a powerful way to communicate with God to ask for his will to be done and his kingdom to come in the lives of people and in our world.