Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene

Love God, Love People, Becoming Disciples of Jesus West Grove, PA
Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene

Who We Are

AGCN is all about making a difference in our community and our world. We are a worshiping community, and that worship takes us into the real world. Because we take Jesus' words seriously, we are serving our neighbors in practical ways: The Bridge provides food, clothing, furniture, household goods and encouragement to our neighbors in need - no questions asked. The Academy is a safe and fun place for your children for preschool and kindergarten kids, and for school-age kids after school. Our children, youth, and family programs help us grow closer to God, to one another, and to our world.

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Young families, Lots of kids, Neighborhood-focused

Programs
Community Service, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Nursery, Food Pantry, Preschool

Music
Passionate Reverent

Denomination
Church of the Nazarene

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
1949

Contact

Address
240 State Rd
West Grove, PA 19390

Phone
610-869-9500

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
The focus of our gatherings is relationships - with God, with one another, and with our world. Relevant, Bible-based preaching and teaching. Casual dress. A lot of kids means a lot of noise at times, and we are okay with that.

What is the community like?
Our theological tradition is Wesleyan, and as such we are neither fundamentalist nor liberal. We are diverse economically, politically, and we are comfortable with the tension of living as followers of Christ in the real world. While it is okay to just come and worship with us, many in attendance find their faith lived out as we serve our community. Making a difference is our hallmark - "Fully embracing the Gospel, fully engaging the world."

What if I'm not a Christian?
We are all on a journey. We believe that God is working in everyone's life, all the time. If you are interested in exploring what that means, and are okay with folks who aren't afraid of hard questions and messy answers, then we might be a good place for you.

Leadership View all

Mike Schutz

Mike has been Senior Pastor at AGCN since 2002. Prior to that he was a college professor at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. Mike's wife Esther is high school music teacher at Avon Grove Charter School. They have two young adult children (Carissa - lives in Mongolia, teaching English at a university, and Luke - a musician living in Nashville). Mike has traveled throughout the US and Europe speaking on issues of young adult spiritual formation and faith development, postmodernism, parenting, and healthy marriage and family life. He has been active in numerous cross-denominational ministry efforts to promote biblical principles of peace, social justice, compassion, and sharing God's love and grace. At AGCN Mike's ministry includes preaching, teaching, and community connection. He serves on several community and national ministry boards.

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