Got Questions? We Have Answers!
A lot of people attend Allen Creek with little or no church background. That means there are a lot of questions to be asked! INVESTIGATION is usually a 4-week elective and gives you a chance to find the answers to tough questions about Christianity, like: "How do I know the Bible is true?”, “What about the dinosaurs?”, “Why does God let bad things happen to good people?”, “What about other religions?”. You’ll get real answers. Answers that can satisfy your heart AND your mind. Do YOU have some questions? Is there someone you’re thinking of right now who would benefit from having a safe place to ask those questions?
Essentials For The Christian Faith
This 4+ week group picks up right where INVESTIGATION left off, by exploring exactly what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ, and the A-to-Z basics of the Christian faith. Topics like prayer, the Bible, the nature of God and being part of a church are covered. Most FOUNDATIONS groups are made up of “Graduates” of a previous INVESTIGATION groups; but people wanting a practical refresher course in the "Christian essentials” are welcome to join in as well.
APPLICATIONS focuses on practically “applying” the doctrines of Christianity in real, transformational ways so as to begin living a life which is fully devoted to Christ.
It includes four primary electives:
- AC3 Mission (Why We Do, What We Do)
- Just Walk Across the Room
- Life on Purpose
- Chazown (sometimes substituted with Network)
Contained in each of these courses are the “whys” and “how to’s” of the fully devoted life: Going Grace, Growing, Giving, Glorifying and Grouping.
- AC3 Mission (Why We Do, What We Do)
Why We Do, What We Do
At AC3 MISSION, you will find out 'why we do, what we do'. It is an overview of Allen Creek, our mission, vision, strategy and what it means to be a fully functioning member of the local church. We review God’s vision for our community and spend time imagining what it would be like to be a church that is totally sold - out to God, truly committed to one another and really caring for the world.
This class is a requirement for those wishing to become members at AC3.
We all need to GET CONTROL of our financial lives in these strange economic times. Financial Peace University, by Dave Ramsey provides the tools to change your life. FPU teaches you how to make the right decisions with your money. You'll be empowered with the practical skills and confidence needed to achieve your financial goals and experience true financial peace!
Each of the 9 weekly lessons deal with a different topic that will change the way you think about personal finance. Dave teaches about how to save money, live on a budget, communicate about money, eliminate debt, find bargains, investing strategies, insurance needs or needless, real estate, handling debt collectors, what is in a credit report and the freedom to experience the joy of giving.
Proven Success: Over 1.5 million families have completed FPU with amazing success. On average, they pay off $5,300 in debt and save $2,700 in just 9 weeks. That's an $9,000 change in position in just 90 days!
You can register for the class at the FPU website, but if you need to order the materials check with Kazua first as a limited quantity of kits available at a discounted price.
On this page you will find web resources that can help you grow in your Christian faith and give you some direction while on your spiritual journey.
Have a favorite resource you would like to suggest? Contact us and let us know. You just might find it posted here!
- YouVersion "A revolutionary online Bible that enables community and collaboration like never before. Organize important content; share thoughts, links and videos; and collaborate with others in languages from around the world."
- Bible Gateway "The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online -- all in the language or translation of your choice! It provides advanced searching capabilities, which allow readers to find and compare particular passages in scripture based on keywords, phrases, or scripture reference."
- e-Sword Free Bible study software. Many translations, commentaries and dictionaries - even create own commentaries or study notes as you go!
- Relevant Magazine God. Life. Progressive culture.
- Christian Century ..."explores through argument and reflection what it means to believe and live out the Christian faith in our time."
- Everett Gospel Mission ..."exists to provide life-changing opportunities to meet the spiritual and physical needs of the homeless and hurting by spreading the Gospel through rescue mission work."
- Cocoon House Snohomish County's only resource exclusively serving homeless and at-risk youth age 13-17.
- Seeds of Grace Resource Exchange ..."exists to provide temporary relief and hands-on resources through purposeful relationships."
TEACHING AUDIO & VIDEO:
- Q&A with Rick "Do you have a sticky question, a serious doubt, a thorny, intellectual problem with the Christian faith that's always bugged you? Ask Rick, AC3's senior pastor."
- Just Stop & Think "A 15-minute film that may change your life."
- Peace with God Here you'll find a clear presentation of gospel and the good news that Christ brings.
- AC3 Audio Our online library of sermons in MP3 audio and text formats.
- Sermon Audio An online library of over 200,000 free MP3 audio sermons and podcasts.
- Renewing Your Mind Ligonier Ministries (R.C Sproul) - Equipping Christians to Articulate What They Believe and Why They Believe It.
- Key Life ..."home to the Bible teaching of Steve Brown, dedicated to getting you, and those you love, Home with radical freedom, infectious joy, and surprising faithfulness to Christ as your crowning achievement."
- Truth for Life Alistair Begg! If you believe Scottish accents proclaim the Gospel better than any other - you gotta listen to Alistair! :)
- Christianity Explored is a site for individuals of all ages who are wanting to know more about Jesus, are new to Christianity, or who have been away from God and recently made a decision to reconnect with God and His Church.
- AC3 - Allen Creek Community Church's Blog What are AC3'rs and our leadership team hinking and saying these days? Find out on our Blog Spot.
- Think Christian is a collaborative Christian blog that talks about faith, culture, and what it means to be a Christian in today’s society.
AC3 does not necessarily endorse the above websites, links or their advertisers.