Join us for Encounter! Every 2nd Wednesday 6:30-8:00PM

Join Us Sundays at 10:00AM

We are a warm and welcoming community united by the gospel of Jesus Christ. We worship together, care for one another, pray together, and get equipped together. These four core areas are described below.

Nursery is available for children up to 4 years old (48 months) during our worship services. There is also a secure nap room and a cry/feeding room.

Please connect with us via the button below if you came to church and didn’t get a chance to fill out a connection card, or if you’d like to introduce yourself!

We are located at:

49 Gold Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

*Note: if you would like to request help please fill out the Deacon Intake Form or connect with a Care Elder in the “Care” section below.


Worship is more than just a Sunday service, it is a spiritual celebration of living every day of our lives for the glory of Jesus. In our church services, we worship God by singing to Him, hearing His voice through Biblical preaching, and responding in joyful obedience. As we gather together as a church family, we use our gifts to share testimonies of how God has been working in and through our lives as well as receive encouragement from God’s Word.

A testimony is the story of Jesus’ work in your life. The Bible says that Christian’s overcome the work of the Devil “by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony.” (Rev. 12:11) It is important that we testify to each other, and the world, of the goodness and faithfulness of the Lord, Jesus Christ, as He continues His work among us by the Holy Spirit. We would love to hear how the Lord has been working in and through you, please use the button below to share with us!


We express God’s love by caring for each others’ needs. Our Deacons serve church attenders and neighbors by tending to physical and financial needs. Our Care Elders love to answer spiritual questions, pray for the needs of our members, and offer a listening ear and encouragement as we follow Christ together.

Discipleship is a way of offering care to one another. We seek to make and multiply disciples of Jesus Christ through sharing life and studying the Bible together.

Use one of the buttons below to contact whichever team best fits your need.

Deacons – The Deacons aim to rehabilitate individuals and families to overcome their circumstances by providing relief/emergency relief and occasional ongoing support as needed while avoiding enabling. They also work with community partners to help support the neighborhood.

Spiritual CareConnect with our Pastor of Care and our Care Elders about spiritual questions, relational or emotional challenges, or to receive a listening ear and an encouraging conversation.

Admin Elders – Our Admin Elders care for the church by upholding the vision and mission and making sure we are staying in step with the Holy Spirit.

Giving Generously

Thank you for your desire to give generously to support our ministry at Gold Avenue Church.  Your generous gifts enable us to continue to see the gospel of Jesus Christ transform us, our neighborhood, and the world.

All gifts will be received and recorded for tax purposes, as Gold Avenue Church is a registered 501c3 organization. Select an option below for your desired payment method.

Online Direct

Make a secure online donation. Donations go to the general fund by default, or you can select other funds from the dropdown menu. Recurring donations can also be set up here.


Make checks out to “Gold Avenue Church” and mail to:

Gold Avenue Church
49 Gold Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Online Bill Pay

It’s also possible to set up a recurring payment through your bank. For more info on this, or for other giving related questions, contact Mark Essenburg using the button below.

You can also give by text, Paypal, and designate funds towards our urban missionaries or other specifications. Find more information on our blog by clicking the button to the right.