ACC’s Core Commitments: (i.e., why do we exist?)
The church exists as a worshipping community that exalts the Lord. Since He chose and predestined sons unto Himself in Christ to the praise of the glory of His grace, this Body of believers seeks to render supreme worth to Him who called us into fellowship with Himself and His people. We strive to be God-centered in what we believe and how we behave (see Eph 1; Jn 4; Rev 4, 5, 19, 21-22).
Central to our gathering together is the expositional preaching and teaching of the Word, that which is inspired, inerrant, authoritative, and sufficient. Since God’s Word and His Spirit are the means God uses to adequately equip His Church for lives of godliness, we seek to explain what God means by what He has said, and train others to diligently study and teach the Bible (see Eph 4:11-12; 2 Tim 3:16-17; 4:2; 2 Pet 1:3-4).
The Church’s central mission, which we cannot do in heaven, is evangelize the world, offering them hope for this life and eternity as they turn from their sin and place their faith in Christ alone. We announce that Christ has made redemption through His blood and that by repentance and faith you can receive remission of sins and entrance into the kingdom of God (see Matt 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Rom 1:16-17; 10:11-15).
You may be wondering what a person should look for in a church. Rather than the idea of "what do I want to see in a church" perhaps we should be considering what God's wants in His Church. We believe that the Lord has not been silent on the matter. In fact, we believe their as several distinguishing marks of church health that the Word of God addresses. We'd love for you to consider listening to a brief Adult Sunday School series that addresses some of the often neglected features that contribute to church health and would also be foundational in our attempt towards being a biblical church.
1. Sound Doctrine
2. Expository Preaching
3. A Biblical Understanding of the Good News
4. A Biblical Understanding of Conversion
5. A Biblical Understanding of Evangelism
6. A Biblical Understanding of Church Membership
7. A Biblical Understanding of Church Discipline
8. A Biblical Understanding of Discipleship & Church Growth
9. A Biblical Understanding of Church Leadership/Eldership
10. A Commitment to the Authority & Sufficiency of Scripture
If you should have any questions about these or other convictions, we would love to talk with you. If you would like to listen to this series with a copy of the handouts, please go here