Who is Academy Christian Church?We are a non-denominational Christian church that welcomes people from all ages and backgrounds. We believe the Bible is our ultimate authority for faith and practice here. We want to help people encounter God so they can experience Him today and forever.
What is a nondenominational church? A church not affiliated with a particular religious denomination. For Academy Christian Church, this means no denominational doctrine or rules. This means that ACC is interested in connecting you directly with Jesus, studying the Bible and following its teachings, and having members who serve one another and the Colorado Springs community.
What are the weekend service times?We have four service times on Sunday. Our 8:00 service is Traditional with hymns and a choir. All our other services are Contemporary and have a praise band and contemporary music. Each service includes the same message from the Bible to encourage and challenge us throughout the week. Nursery, Preschool and Elementary children’s programming is available during the Contemporary services. Click here for our address and directions.
Where do I go once I get there?Park in guest parking or any parking space on the east or south side of the building. We have three entrances facing the east parking area. Our First Encounters team will be prepared to happily assist you wherever you enter.
If you have children (nursery through 6th grade), we welcome you to enter through the Children's Ministry entrance on the southeast side of the building, visit our Children's Welcome Desk and check your kids in to our Children's Ministry program. Otherwise, enter the building through the Worship Center entrance and visit the Connection Center for information or head into our Worship Center for Worship Service.
How do I communicate with the staff?You can contact the staff by calling the church office at (719) 599-0476 or through e-mail. E-mail addresses for specific individuals are available at our website on the Staff page, or you can send your general questions using the form on this page. The church office is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
How do I find out what is happening at Academy?Information about our activities and programs is available on our website, in our weekly service program available in our Sunday services, our monthly newsletter which you can read online, or by liking us on Facebook. We also have an online Calendar of events on this website. Feel free to visit our website often as we continually update it. You can also visit our Connection Center, located beside our Worship Center, each Sunday morning where a friendly member of our First Encounters team will be ready to assist you.
How can I get involved with Academy?Getting involved will help you feel connected. A great place to start is to attend worship service on a regular basis.
Next, get plugged into one of our Connect Groups. Adult Bible Fellowships (ABF's) meet on Sundays at 8:00, 9:30 or 11:00 a.m. All are interactive Bible studies which help us grow spiritually. We also have Life Groups that meet for study and fellowship at various times throughout the week. Visit this page for more information.
Finally, serve in some kind of ministry in the church or outside the church. To receive more information about service opportunities at ACC, please contact us using this page.
How do I become a member?Membership is discussed in detail during one of our Membership classes. These typically meet once a quarter. We want all people interested in joining Academy to be well informed on what we believe and value. This class is a must for membership. Please click this link for information regarding our next Membership Class. We suggest that if you are new to ACC or not ready for membership, you attend our Getting to Know ACC class.
What ministries are available?Check out our Ministries page; it will give you a good overview of some of current ministries. You can contact the church office at email@example.com or talk to the ministry team leader about each ministry that is available.
Does Academy Christian Church support missions?We are committed to sending out and supporting workers in many regions around the globe. Opportunities are available for everyone to pray for, encourage and support our church family in the mission field. This is why we are committed to giving 15% of our annual giving to missions. Please see our Missions page under the Ministries link for a list of missions we support.
Does the Church have a prayer ministry?Yes! Prayer is the core of every ministry. The church gets it direction from the Word and the Holy Spirit as we commune with God in prayer. We have a prayer group that meets every Wednesday night and an e-mail prayer group that prays for the weekly requests. If you have a prayer request, please fill out our Welcome Card during service on Sunday with your prayer request.