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Reach Conference

Reach Conference is our annual missions expo. What is your reach in missions? Have you ever stopped to think about how your prayers and encouragement are part of the mission of God?  At Reach Conference we will hear first-hand from IMB, CRU, and our mission partners about how you can reach out in missions across the world. There are no limits to how God can use you. Come and see where God is calling you serve Him here and around the world! Where: Western Avenue Baptist... Read More
Posted by Greg Mathews at Monday, September 2, 2019
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How are you using the freedom given to you in Christ?

Not every Christian is free from sin, but they are free from loving sin. How are you using the freedom given to you in Christ? Use it to serve others. Through love, we serve one another.  Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Friday, August 23, 2019
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Set Free From Sin

Jesus Christ has not set you free TO sin; he has set you free FROM sin.  Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Freedom in Christ

You will abuse the freedom you have in Christ if you use that freedom only for yourself.  Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Monday, August 19, 2019
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Talking with your child about The Lord’s Supper

At Western Avenue, we observe the Lord’s Supper every three months. We believe this is an ordinance established by Jesus for his followers and is therefore reserved only for believers. Perhaps, you were in service yesterday with you child and they had questions about the juice and the bread being passed out. Sometimes as a parent, it is difficult to know what to say in times like these. Do not dread these conversations. They are a great opportunity to share the good news of Jesus Christ... Read More
Posted by Greg Mathews at Monday, August 19, 2019
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Meet Our Members: Joe and Louise Hudson

Louise and I have been married 29 years and Louise will testify that it’s been the best 12 years of her life! We are blessed to have three sons, Charlie and Matt Copeland and David Hudson. Charlie and Matt are sons from Louise’s previous marriage and David is the result of the marriage of Louise and myself. Thus, we are a family of five and the number of grandchildren currently stands at four. Louise and I are both retired, free to follow migrating buffalo, explore the great... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Monday, August 19, 2019
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Beauty Marks - Day of Hope! is Almost Here!

There's still time to get tickets! The Women's Ministry at WABC is honored to host "Beauty Marks Day of Hope!" presented by Linda and Jen Barrick Saturday, August 24, 9am - 2pm. Doors open at 8:30pm. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased online here:  https://www.westernavenue.org/beauty-marks-day-of-hope Come and be forever changed as God whispers HOPE and HEALING to your heart. You will learn how to eliminate shame, discover purpose for your pain and improve the... Read More
Posted by Greg Mathews at Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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Meet Our Members: The Haines Family

Andy and Melissa started dating in college in Wisconsin and were married 20 years as of August 6 th . They have two kids – Brayden (15) and Lilly (almost 14). Andy has been the Purchasing Manager for William T. Burnett & Co for several years, and Melissa is the Quality and Operations Manager for Piedmont HealthCare. Brayden and Lilly will both attend North Iredell High School this year and are active in basketball and volleyball. Lilly also has big plans to someday play lacrosse. ... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Monday, August 12, 2019
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Meet Our Members: The Gallinas

This week, we continue to meet our members at WABC and will get to know the Gallina family. John and Cori-Anne met while John was a construction manager and Cori-Anne was teaching at West Iredell Middle School in 2003. They have been married for 14 years and have three children; Jordan who is 18, Joseph who is 12, and Ella who is 9.  John was born and raised in Iredell County. He graduated from North Iredell High School in 1997 and is a member of various groups in the... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Monday, August 5, 2019
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Freedom in Christ

This Sunday, we continued our study in Galatians with Paul’s teaching to the church in chapter 4. We sometimes think being a Christian is following certain rules, but Paul instructs that we have been saved by faith and we are to live life by faith. This passage looks back at the story of Abraham, Isaac and Ishmael to compare the two sons to two types of people. One son is a slave (Ishmael) and one son is free (Isaac). Ishmael was born through the flesh and Isaac was born supernaturally... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Thursday, August 1, 2019
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