Kids Ministry

At Avalon Church our kids (infant through 5th grade) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where they learn about Jesus in a creative and relevant way.

Your First Visit

Here's what to expect when visiting Avalon Kids for the first time:

First, find the area marked for first-time families. There we will meet your family, check your child into our system, and then one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room. Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for the following personal information (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):

  • Parent/guardian name(s)

  • Child's name

  • Child's birthdate

  • Home address

  • Phone number

  • Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children

How check-in Works

Before Service: You can check-in your child at any available kiosk. After finding your child's name in the database, you and your child will be given matching name tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to war the name tag portion while you hold onto the matching tag.

After Service: Ask your check-in attendant for after service instructions. 

During Service: In the event that we need to contact you during the service, your child's identification code will appear on the screens in the auditorium. We ask that you exit the auditorium immediately and look for a staff member or volunteer who will direct you to your child's room.


Avalon Students

Avalon Students is for anyone in 6th through 12th grade. Student Service is on Wednesday nights at 7:00 here at the church. Avalon Students is all about helping your student grow in their faith and make an impact on this world for Jesus. 

What happens at Student Service on Wednesday nights?

  • Social hang time before service (6:30 pm)

  • Worship experience

  • Fun games and giveaways

  • Bible teaching

High School small groups

This group is for High School students. We meet on Sundays at 5:30 pm at various locations in the McDonough and Locust Grove area. We have social time as well as Bible-based discussions. We'd love for you to come hang out with us! Click here to connect

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Middle School small groups

The Mix is for Middle School students. We meet on Sunday mornings in the Student room during the 11:15 am service. We have a rotating schedule that involves small groups (divided by gender), bible teaching, worship, and fellowship. We would love for you to join us! Click here to connect


Avalon Students Events

Breathe Winter Weekend - This is an opportunity for our students to unplug from the outside world and focus on their relationship with God. This event happens at the beginning of the year it takes place at the church and we stay at several host homes in the area. 

Summer Retreat - This is our summer retreat that happens every year in July. This is an opportunity for students to recharge and start the school year strong.


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Avalon HOPE is the evangelism and outreach ministry of Avalon Church. A portion of our weekly giving funds our effort to bring people into a growing relationship with Jesus around the world. Our strategy consists of helping the poor, outreach to the community, planting churches, and evangelism around the world. We believe that Jesus has called us to love the people around us and to bring them the Good News of the gospel.

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Helping The Poor – Avalon Church helped build and continues to be a major sponsor of Indawo Yethemba in South Africa. Dr. Bob and Joanna Graham founded and lead this children’s village that rescues and raises children whose parents died of HIV-related disease. Learn more about Indawo Yethemba by clicking the button below.


Planting Churches – Avalon Church has financially supported and helped start churches in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Michigan, South Africa, The Netherlands, Cuba, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Ecuador. You can learn more about our partner church, Igelsia Bautista de la Primavera, in Ecuador by clicking the button below.

Outreach To The Community – Avalon Church hosts events each year that focus on reaching those in need in our own community. We call these Serve Days. During these days, our congregation serves people in Jesus’ name. These events focus on meeting needs in a variety of forms, but most often center on helping struggling families and children.

Evangelism Around The World – Avalon Church places a high value on evangelism locally and around the world. We regularly design church events to help you reach people for Jesus. You may also go on a short-term missions trip with an Avalon Team. These trips are scheduled periodically and are designed to help you minister to the missionary in a way that empowers them to reach their community.


Small Groups

We’re better together

Are you looking for community beyond Sunday morning services? Small groups is the best way to connect and grow in your faith alongside fellow believers.

How are small groups organized?

Our small groups are organized by location. We have several small groups that meet in the Henry County area on various days.

How can I join a small group?

You can find life in community by simply emailing with your name, email, and phone number. You can also stop by Next Step Central on Sunday morning, and someone will be there to guide you.