|Sunday School||9:00 AM|
|Morning Worship||10:15 AM|
|Kid's Church (5 yrs-5th)||10:15 AM|
|Celebrate Recovery||6:30 PM|
|Bible Study & Prayer||6:00 PM|
|Kids on Mission (1st-5th)||6:00 PM|
|Youth (6th-12th)||6:00 PM|
"Behold, I am doing a new thing"
For years, Park Avenue Baptist Church has been praying that God would revitalize us. Too many churches have withered away, their buildings sold off and transformed into apartments and even nightclubs and bars.
We knew that the LORD had something better for the church that He planted here in this community 131 years ago, so we began to hold special prayer meetings, vision retreats, and all sorts of special committees and programs, diligently seeking what His will might be.
For years, it seemed nothing would change, but all the while, He was preparing us for something big. We were not expecting the answer, because our God always does more than we can think or imagine!
Earlier this year, we learned that a congregation of like-minded believers across town were going to lose their building in the near future, and they needed a place to call home. We have a large property, and we need more worshippers to fill it! We began to talk with the leaders of this church, as well as our friends in the Nashville Baptist Association, about the possibility of a church merger. We quickly came to believe that this was God's answer to our prayers.
On August 4th, our members met for a vote, and ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the ballots cast were in favor.
Therefore, we are thrilled to announce that Park Avenue Baptist Church is formally merging with the Belmont Heights campus of Rolling Hills Community Church. This new church will be moving to its permanent home right here on Park Avenue after some much-needed renovations are completed, and the new church will be called
Rolling Hills Community Church Nashville
Please come visit us at Troutt Theater at Belmont University during our main facility's renovations, or right here at 4300 Park Avenue once the renovations are complete. Worship service at the Troutt Theater location begins at 10:30 am.
The Web site for Rolling Hills Community Church Belmont Heights (soon to be RHCC Nashville) is:
This is a new beginning, not an end. Park Avenue Baptist Church is not dead. We are grafted into a new family, and we are twice as strong!
Interestingly, Park Avenue Baptist Church (originally Howell Memorial Baptist Church) and Rolling Hills Community Church were both church plants of First Baptist Church Nashville, more than a century apart. In reality, both congregations grew out of one church, and now we are one again. Does that seem like the hand of God to you?
One final note:
The enemy of our souls likes to see Christians divided, fighting, accusing each other, blaming each other, and wasting away into nothing because of sinful pride. He HATES to see believers coming together and growing stronger.
The devil hates multi-site churches, because they are hard to kill!
We believe that this merger is God's plan for Park Avenue. Those of us who stayed and prayed are sure of it, and we encourage those who may have left Park Avenue in the past to return in a few months to see what incredible things God can do when we are willing to let Him lead - and willing to let Him take us out of our comfort zone!
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord."
Calling Rebel Hearts to a Forgiving God
- PABC Purpose Statement
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The Cost of Following Jesus
When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake. Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”
Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”
Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”
But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”