COVID-19 Update: Moving forward with community groups

Welcome to church!

We are a warm and welcoming community united by the gospel of Jesus Christ. We worship together, pray together, care for and equip one another — all to the glory of God.

Church during the Covid-19 pandemic looks different, but we are finding new and creative ways to continue being the body of Christ. We look forward to connecting with you!


We use our blog to post encouraging notes, and resources like our Sunday At Home Liturgies and Children’s Worship Lessons. We encourage you to go through these liturgies each week with your family, household or on your own, taking part in the prayer times, worship songs, testimonies, sermons, and blessings.

We also recently decided to start meeting in small groups in households each week for those comfortable with doing so! This is similar to the practices of the early church.


One of the ways a a church community loves one another is by caring for each others’ needs.

We recognize that there may be special needs during this time and are here for you to serve and to continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. Reach out to us or connect with us on Facebook.

Economic Help – Our Deacons are here to serve. Please call or email the church, or fill out this form and they will contact you.

Spiritual Help – Connect with our Care Elders about spiritual questions, challenges, or just to have an encouraging conversation.

COVID-19 Questions – Reach out to our Admin Elders with questions about the closure or how we are responding to Covid-19.

Giving Generously

We have many ways to give which are all secure, your gifts will be received and recorded for tax purposes.

Fees the church pays to use these services:

  • Online & Text: 2.9% + $0.30/transaction for Credit/Debit Card payments or 1% + $0.25/transaction for ACH payments.
  • PayPal: 2.2% + $0.30/transaction for Credit/Debit Card payments.
  • Check, Cash, Online Bill Pay: No fees!
  • Thank you for your generosity in giving!

Online Direct

Give directly and securely online. Donations go to the general fund by default, or you can select other funds from the dropdown menu.


Make a secure online donation with a credit or debit card. All major cards accepted, no account needed.


Text “give” to (616) 319-2259 and follow prompts to set up an account and make your first donation. After that, you can simply text a number to

(link to help and additional text commands: Breeze Help).

Designate your funds by adding a space and then a keyword after the amount.
General fundno keyword (number only with no words)
Benevolence (Deacons) fund“benevolence”
Van fund“van”
Empowered for Witness (EFW)“empowered”
Mark Essenburg“outreach”
Stephanie McClain“discipleship”
Jaleesa Stanford“care”
Missions fund“mission”
Other designated special offering“special”


Give in person (when available) at church (no fees incurred).


Make checks out to “Gold Avenue Church” and mail to: Gold Avenue Church, 49 Gold Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504