Who We AreWritten by admin on Apr 12, 2012 in Uncategorized - No Comments
We at the Portland Avenue Church of Christ would love to meet you so after you look around on our website, please come to visit some Sunday or Wednesday. If you are new to Louisville, KY or new to our website, we welcome you. You can learn some things about us by exploring this space but we really hope you will come for a personal visit. Our goal is to foster a warm and inviting environment and to offer genuine concern and compassion to those who come our way.
The story that stands at the center of our life together is a story with several important markers. The marker of the cross stands above them all because the cross is the symbol of God’s amazing sacrifice on our behalf because of His unsurpassed love for us. The empty tomb is another important marker because it reminds us of God’s power over death and the power He has at work in us today. A third marker important in our life as a church is the towel. Jesus took up the towel to wash His disciples’ feet and we believe God calls each of us to the same kind of service and self-emptying love.
While we would never claim to enact flawlessly the story of our God and Creator, we seek to worship faithfully, to enjoy God’s forgiveness, to display our gratitude to God for our blessings, and to make needed changes in our personal lives as well as to our habits as a community. We feel a deep responsibility to preach and model the love that God has lavished on us in the giving Jesus. We believe that Biblical teachings as well as close relationships are vital to our ongoing growth as a community and to our desire to be a healthy church.