The mission of Austin Bluffs Church is to build bridges that enable people to encounter God and discover His purpose for their lives.
The arrival of the 1980's brought with it a season of challenge for the Austin Bluffs Community Church Family. Despite financial pressure and membership challenges, this fellowship of believers held fast to their dream and welcomed a young new pastor and his family. In 1988, John and Cheri Pauls arrived full of energy and ideas. The young couple breathed new life into the ABC family and their leadership served as a catalyst for rapid transformation and growth. Fueled by their numerical growth, God began to provide funding for the new vision.
While in prayer early in 1992, God opened John's eyes to a clear purpose for ABC. John's vision began with an old rope and plank bridge spanning a chasm both deep and wide. The ropes of the bridge were frayed and the planks were worn and rotted. Some of the planks had even worked loose and fallen into the chasm below - a picture of danger. In the distance, coming into view, he began to see the silhouettes of two people making their way across the bridge. As the first man, a believer, led the second man, a seeker, he could see the tension on the ropes and knew that the bridge was not safe and the two men making their way across were frightened... (More)
Our church believes God is bigger and better and closer than we can imagine. The Bible is God's perfect guidebook for living. Jesus is God showing himself to us. Through His Holy Spirit, God lives in and through us now. Nothing in creation just happened. God made it all. Grace is the only way to have a relationship with God. Faith is the only way ... (More)