ACC is part of a large church movement called CRC Churches International. We are a pentecostal and evangelical church. For more info, go to: https://crcchurches.org/churches
Ararat Community Church Inc is a multicultural church, with families and individuals from all ages and backgrounds. Our main core value as a church is: authenticity.
This means we don't pretend, or fake our faith. We want to be genuine with each other about ourselves and who we are in Christ. We also want a real life powerful relationship with God, we don't just want to act religious or tick the 'went to church' box.
So, we expect and regularly see answered prayers, accurate prophecies and healings: physical, emotional and spiritual.
If you are ready to get to know God personally and to grow as an individual, come and join our church family. If you just want to see what its like to be in God's presence and to hang out with Christians come down and give it a go. We would love to have you and can promise that you will be welcomed, loved and impacted by the Truth of God's Word and the work of the Holy Spirit.
MISSION & VISION
Our mission is to get people saved! And to make Jesus real to people who are open to knowing Him. We believe God is redemptive and passionate about changing us into the best version of ourselves we could be.
As Paul said, we are to do "whatever it takes" to give others the chance to give their lives to Jesus. So we have a number of activities we can invite others along to as well as our Sunday service: Toddler Church, (Wednesday mornings 9:30-10:45am) which is a fun filled time for pre schoolers; After School Club Wednesdays 4-5:30pm for primary aged kids and our Church Socials during the holidays. Go-Karting, Games Nights, BBQs etc which are usually the second week of each of the two week school holidays and throughout January. We also have Ladies Lunches every Wednesday during term time (12-1:30pm) termly Men's Meals Out and we run Connect groups which are a chance to study the bible, pray, chat and laugh together!
You are warmly invited to any suitable group. For more details, see our Groups page.
OUR CRC VALUES:
We believe that God will work through His living, authoritative and relevant Bible. We show this value by:
Ensuring that all our theology, ministry practices and organisational policies and processes are Biblically based;
Continually reforming ourselves, our local churches and our movement by aligning ourselves to God’s Word.
We believe in the God-inspired multiplication strategy of covering the earth with churches. We show this value by:
Ensuring our churches are autonomous and interdependent for the purpose of reproducing new churches;
Continually releasing our people to outwork the Great Commission blueprint for New Testament revival as mandated by Jesus.
We believe in connected, cooperative and accountable ministers and churches. We show this value by:
Ensuring our church leadership teams avoid the extremes of both independence and dependence, through responsible and accountable practices;
Continually looking to Jesus as the Head of the church, to call and anoint the right men and women to lead the churches of our movement.
New Creation Message
We believe in the liberating power of the New Creation Message that secures and strengthens our foundations in Christ. We show this value by:
Ensuring that we teach “rest” in the finished work of Christ’s death on the cross and His resurrection on our behalf, and in the reality of Christ in us through the person of the Holy Spirit;
Continually enforcing our authority in Christ and appropriating all the privileges we now possess as members of God’s Family.
Gospel Of Grace
We believe in a Gospel-centred and grace-pervading Christian message that must never be added to or changed. We show this value by:
Ensuring that we maintain our abiding conviction that Jesus Christ can save and transform anyone who places their full trust in Him;
Continually embracing repentance and obedience as integral aspects of our response to God’s grace.
We believe in a balance between the ‘Word’ and the ‘Spirit’ as we express our dependence on Jesus Christ. We show this value by:
Ensuring that we equally value the Word of God and the Spirit of God as absolutely essential for the growth and stability of all believers, ministers and churches;
Continually assessing that works attributed to the Holy Spirit align with the inspired Word of God.
We believe that our churches should be creative and culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally pure.
We show this value by:
Ensuring that we prayerfully and wisely adapt and change our worship modes, outreach methods and organisational processes;
Continually monitoring that we maintain our Biblical beliefs and principles as we effectively relate to our constantly changing society.
We believe in pursuing unity and walking in love in our churches and amongst our ministers. We show this value by:
Ensuring that integrity and right relationships are paramount, so we can experience the Godly power and spiritual synergy of dedicated teams;
Continually working at love and unity, doing all in our power to strengthen and develop the ties that bind us together.
We believe in a forward-moving and daring faith that undergirds everything we do for Jesus Christ. We show this value by:
Ensuring that we move in a faith realm that prays, believes and acts according to the Holy Spirit’s confirmed leading;
Continually affirming that faith is the means by which our potential authority in Christ is outworked in real spiritual power.
We believe in the call and cost of Christ-appointed ministers who willingly embrace sacrificial servant-hood as a way of life. We show this value by:
Ensuring that CRC Ministers know the depth of spiritual passion that comes from an authentic call of God;
Continually encouraging people to value the cost of being a servant of Jesus, resisting the temptation to desire a crown without a cross.