What We Believe
We are a non-denominational Protestant church, seeking to show love and grace to all people at all times, by staying true to the call for all people to repent, trust and obey the Lord, Jesus Christ.
We are a community of believers united around our common belief that people are saved by Grace Alone through Faith Alone in Christ Alone (Acts 4:12).
We strongly believe in the absolute authority and sufficiency of God’s word, and that the best way to grow the church and reach the world is to faithfully preach the Word of God both in and out of season (2 Timothy 4:2).
There is One God eternally existent in Three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19, Luke 1:35, 1 John 5:7, 2 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is God! He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Though He was tempted in every way we are, He still lived a sinless life. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into Heaven, and is now at the right hand of God the Father.
John 1:1-2, John 1:14, Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Hebrews 4:15, John 2:1, Luke 1:1-4, Romans 3:23, 1 Corinthians 15:3, Colossians 1:14, 1 John 1:7, Hebrews 10:19, Matthew 28:6, Romans 1:4, Romans 8:1, 1 Corinthians 15, Luke 24:50-51, 1 John 2:1-2, Hebrews 7:25, Acts 1:11, Titus 2:13, Revelation 1:7, Revelation 11:15, Philippians 2:9-11
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit indwells the Christian and is actively ministering in the world today enabling and empowering the living of a life pleasing to God, He gives gifts to every believer for building up the Body of Christ.
Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 6:19, 1 Corinthians 12:1-14, Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 5:18, Romans 12:1-8, 1 Peter 4:1-10
Our Need for Salvation
We believe that, in Adam’s sin of disobedience to the revealed will and word of God, he incurred the penalty of spiritual and physical death, became subject to the wrath of God, became inherently corrupt, and utterly incapable of choosing or doing that which is acceptable to God, apart from Divine grace.
Genesis 2:17, Romans 5:12-19, Ephesians 2:1-3, Ephesians 4:18-19, Ephesians 6:10-19, Mark 7:20-23, Revelation 12:9, 1 Peter 5:3
Becoming a Christian
The sole condition for receiving everlasting life is faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ, who died a substitutionary death on the cross for humanity’s sin and rose bodily from the dead.
Colossians 1:14, Colossians 2:13-15, John 1:12, 2 Corinthians 5:17, John 10:10, John 11:25, John 17:3, 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Ephesians 2:8-10
The Bible
The Bible is inspired by God and is the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Peter 1:23-25, Hebrews 4:12, John 20:31
The Eternal Future
All people will be resurrected, the Christian to everlasting life in Heaven and eternal rewards; the non-Christian to everlasting death in Hell and eternal punishment.
John 5:24-29, 1 Corinthians 15:20-23, Revelation 20:11-15
The Church / Body of Christ
There is spiritual unity of believers in Jesus Christ; many churches but one Lord. The Body of Christ is made up of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ, and is to give praise to God, build up believers, and proclaim the Gospel.
Ephesians 4:4, Matthew 16:16-18, Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:42-47, Acts 1:8, 1 Peter 2:9-10
Marriage is a public observance to be celebrated. God has ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between a man, a woman, and Himself, ACC will only recognize marriages between a man and a woman, defined by their biological sex at birth. ACC believes that sex is reserved exclusively within marriage between a man and a woman. Further, the pastors and staff of ACC shall only participate in weddings and solemnize marriages between one man and one woman. Finally, facilities and property of ACC shall only host weddings that are between one man and one woman.
Genesis 1:27-28, Mark 10:2-12, Ephesians 5:21-33, Hebrews 13:4, Jude 1:7