Here’s a Story about Why We Do What We Do

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It is always important to come back to “why” you do what you do. For me, that is easy to remember when I watch the people of Avalon. Seeing people get saved, follow Christ, grow in their faith, and make a difference always reminds me on the “why.” Recently, I was reminded of this in a very tangible way. Zack Moore and Mary Susan Milam got married a couple of weeks ago. It was a beautiful wedding and lots of work went into it. But what meant the most to me was watching the people involved. Zack and Mary Susan grew up in the student ministry at Avalon Church. Our volunteers poured into their lives. They both attended college and volunteered in Avalon Student Ministry. Today Zack is the student pastor at a church and he and Mary Susan are pastoring and pouring into the lives of others. Because someone invested in them, the gospel continues to be spread. Someone gave. Someone served. Someone made a difference and now they are doing the same. That kind of thing does not happen by accident. It matters what you do!

If you commit to attending, giving, and serving, then I believe that you will have a great summer. I certainly hope you get to spend some time away on vacation and get spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically renewed. But make sure that the time you spend disconnecting serves you by making you more connected to Jesus. Stay faithful while you are in town this summer. 

One way to stay connected even when you are out of town is by automating your giving.By automating your giving, you help Avalon Church maintain a strong commitment to our mission of bringing people, wherever they are, into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.This empowers you to make a difference even when you are away. 

Here’s why it is important:

  1. Automating your giving shows that you are serious about the gospel.By setting up your giving automatically, you make sure that your giving is consistent and faithful.

  2. Automation makes giving easier.  Let’s face it, when we are out of town, we are really busy and distracted. But by making your giving automatic, you make sure that you stay involved in the mission. It is great, and it is convenient!  

You can set up your giving automatically by going to this link: is simple and easy and takes all the hassle out of giving.  

Or if you like the convenience of our text to give option, you can text this number (84321) and set up automated giving as well. 

I hope you have a great summer and get fired up for Jesus!