Why we serve

The Church was given the very mission of Jesus, but that work, as critical as it is, was meant to rest mainly in the hands of volunteers! The “professionals” job in fact, is simply to equip and unleash everyone to do the work of “reaching and teaching”. (Eph 4:11,12)

God trusts YOU with this mission because it was He who put into every follower of Jesus at least one special divine-enablement to get it done. Your gift works alongside everyone else’s gifts to create a symphony that serves God, builds up the church and meets the needs of the world.


If you don’t know where to start, or don’t think you know what your gift is, take our Chazown Class next time it’s offered. You'll discover how your gifts, your history and your core passions to form God’s vision for your life, and how best to dive in at AC3. 

When ready, fill out our VOLUNTEER interest form and a department leader will contact you with more information about taking the next step.


Are You Stewarding Your Resources to Further God's Kingdom? 

AC3 is committed to 'reaching and teaching' the un-churched in our local and global communities, those God is calling us to reach. It is our desire to unleash extraordinary levels of compassion and love on those within our touch with the tangible message of cross. We take seriously the privilege of partnering with God's work in the world by giving of our time, talents and treasures through our local church, AC3. 

Helping and serving others is part of every believer's journey, those who desire to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Won’t you join us in this life-giving, world transforming endeavor?

'Why We Give' Video - Courtesy of Willow Creek


AC3 does things a little different during August...we suspend our regular weekend services August 1st through Labor Day to give our volunteers a well-deserved rest & PAUSE. It's also a great reminder that where we meet weekly (in our building) is NOT the church. 'We' are the church, the body of Christ. 

  • Read more about 'why we pause' in this letter from Rick. Why We Pause Letter
  • Pause Giving (video) - Keep watching 'til the end (past the credits) as Rick's basketball skills will be revealed!

You can find August Pause event info on our Facebook page  @ https://www.facebook.com/allencreek and in the AC3 lobby toward the end of June, early July.