Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”-Matthew 28:19-20
Travis Avenue Baptist Church's Mission is...
To know, follow and share Jesus Christ. This is more than a slogan or motto. It is the main business of our church under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. To help us achieve this mission we have a discernible system, a clear path, an identifiable process where we are moving our members toward maturity in Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “I am the way…” The Christian faith is sometimes called in the New Testament “the Way.” So we have tried to envision what that way, that path, that process, that avenue might look like. This “avenue” must take people from our very first contact with them all the way to where they are fully devoted, fruitful followers of Jesus Christ who are His servants making a difference in their world.
Travis Avenue is more than our physical location; it is a missional path for us.
I'm A Guest
There are four intersections along “The Avenue.” It all starts with “I'm a Guest.” This is the first contact a person has with our church either when they click on our website or drive on to our campus and enter our buildings. We want every person touched by our church to feel the love of Jesus Christ through a warm greeting and clear communication.
I'm A Member
The next intersection is “I'm a Member.” Again, our mission statement is that we know, follow and share Jesus Christ. In “I'm a Member” we want to help people know Christ and become a member of the family of God through salvation, and become a member of the Body of Christ through church membership.
I'm A Disciple
Our mission is to know, follow and share Jesus Christ. “The Avenue” moves a person to a place where they can say “I'm a Disciple.” Through the core ministries of our church we want our members to grow deep in their knowledge of Christ and in all the attributes of being passionate followers of Him.
I'm A Servant
Disciples will bear fruit in serving and witnessing to others. Our mission is to know, follow and share Jesus Christ. So we want every member to be able to say, “I'm a Servant.” That means they are involved in meaningful service in our church and in our community, proclaiming the Gospel and leading others to a life-changing encounter with Christ.
And at the end of “The Avenue” we send out an army of Christ’s servants and witnesses who make a difference in our city and the world beyond, bringing people into the front-end of “The Avenue” to start the process all over again.
“The Avenue,” then, is the process by which we seek to be faithful to the mission of Jesus as He commanded us: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age,” (Matthew 28:19-20).