St. Elmo Avenue Baptist Church (ABC)
At St. Elmo Avenue Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN we take seriously the Scripture, also quoted by Jesus, "My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations" - Isaiah 56:7b. Prayer is the engine that drives all of God's work.
With prayer support in place, we then respond to God's command to every believer: "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.” (Matt. 28:19-20a). To learn more about this Call to Discipleship, click here.
God has chosen to make St. Elmo ABC unique in that our principal focus is not on filling the pews, but in reaching out with love and the gospel to disciple the nations through the many and varied independent ministries that call our building home. Click this link for an article on local churches (including ours) housing other churches and other ministries.
Located on the top floor of the portion of our building called "The Ministry Center", Haven's Rest provides homeless families with shelter, food, clothing and love. At least initially, Haven's Rest is working with Family Promise, an inter-faith ministry to homeless families. Up to 16 people (made up of adults and children) will be spending a week sleeping, eating and being loved in upper floor of The Ministry Center portion of our building once each quarter. The next week begins October 27. To see a list of volunteer needs, click here. To see a list of supply needs, click here.
To learn about other independent ministries housed at St. Elmo Avenue Baptist Church, please click here.
The church also has its own church-organized ministries, such as prayer, quilting, crocheting, discipleship groups and more. Click here to learn more.
To learn more about our church family and our pastor, please click here.
4500 St Elmo Avenue • Chattanooga, TN 37409
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