We hope that those who join us for Sunday Service will also invest with ACC members as disciples of Jesus Christ through fellowship, accountability, and service so that we can be ministers of God’s love wherever He has placed us.

For more information about the different ministries where you can connect with church members to grow, check out our ministry descriptions below. The Good News of Jesus Christ compels us to respond to His love by following His example in serving others through the transforming power of God’s Spirit, who dwells in every believer. Therefore, these ministries also present opportunities for you to cultivate your gifts to be a blessing to others so that God can be glorified.


Children & Youth

Promiseland

At ACC, we hope to see our kids develop a love for God and a love for others. Promiseland is available every Sunday 9:30AM – 12:15PM in Taylor Hall for children (newborn to 5th grade) to come learn more about God and His Good News. Our trained Promiseland teachers use developmentally appropriate lessons to guide our children’s spiritual growth in a safe and welcoming classroom setting.

If your child will be joining us for the first time, please pre-register at Kid Check prior to your visit so that we use our secure system to check-in your child on Sunday morning.

Lighthouse

Every young student needs someone to affirm and guide his or her personal journey of faith. Lighthouse Youth Ministry brings middle school and high school youth into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ so that they can be His representatives to love and transform our world. We partner with parents to help youth discover who they are in Christ and what it means to have a faith of their own (all while having fun together!). We welcome 6th to 12th graders to join us Friday nights at 7:00PM and Sunday mornings at 11:00AM at the William Carey Building.

For more information about opportunities to participate or serve with the youth ministry, contact youth@austinchinesechurch.org.

Awana

The word "Awana" is an acronym of "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed," based on 2 Timothy 2:15. ACC Awana meets September through May and invites all children from three years old to 5th grade to join us Friday nights at 7:30PM in Taylor Hall. Our goal is to train children to know God’s Word well and live out God’s teaching in a positive, fun environment using the national Awana club format. For more information, email awana@austinchinesechurch.org.

Summer Jam

Summer JAM (Jesus and Me) is a children’s summer outreach program focused on providing special interest classes (including music, science, arts/crafts, and sports) as well as Bible lessons to children from three years old to 5th grade during the summer season. Registration for Summer JAM begins late spring, and all children in Summer JAM are encouraged to continue coming on Fridays during the school year with Awana.


Adults

Life Groups

Life Groups provide an opportunity for Post-College, ACC English Congregation members to meet regularly as disciples of Jesus Christ and experience His power to change lives in small neighborhood groups. Together, we strive to increase our love for God and for each other through prayer, Bible study, serving the community, and sharing the Good News of Jesus with our local and global neighbors. For more information about our small group ministry, email english.lifegroups@austinchinesechurch.org.

Discovery Groups

Looking for a deeper understanding of God? Discovery Groups, our adult education classes, offer people across life stages the opportunity to mature spiritually through practical and relevant teaching on God's Word over topics such as Bible Character Studies, Parenting, Leadership Development, Discipleship, and Local Outreach. Our hope is that you will not only grow in your knowledge of God, but that you will also live out what you have learned. Join us after Sunday Service at 11:15AM, and check your Sunday bulletin for a list of available Discovery Groups this season!

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Women (Tapestry)

Tapestry, ACC's women's ministry, brings women together to share and learn so that we can joyfully live out our calling as women in Christ. Tapestry hosts an event once a quarter and a Women's Retreat every two years. Past events include guest speakers, pool parties, cooking feminars, and craft-making sessions. Please contact us at tapestry@austinchinesechurch.org if you would like to find out more about us and our upcoming events.

College (Quest)

Quest is a college education ministry at ACC that meets on Sundays from 11:00AM at the John Sung Building during the academic year. Our desire is to see college students stretched and deepened by the Word of God in order to mature as missional leaders and to serve God and His people on and off campus. To learn more, visit our Quest Facebook group or email quest@austinchincesechurch.org.


Shepherding

Prayer

Jesus gave His life for us at the cross so that we can be reconciled with God. Therefore, we believe that prayer, or the act of communicating with God, is essential to our restored relationship with God, because He desires to hear from us the way a father desires to hear from his beloved child. We see prayer as a foundation for our church because we want to know our loving God, and we desire for Him to lead our community. Join us every Sunday at 9:00AM in Ming Dao Classroom 4 to pray for each other, our church, and our city, for as Jesus promised, “…where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” (Matthew 18:20)

If you have any requests you would like the church body to pray for, or praises to report, please visit our Prayer Request Form.

Caring & Welcome

Sometimes situations arise that can be challenging to bear alone. We have a team of caring individuals who are prepared to walk with you towards God, our Provider and Healer. If you are in need of some specific support or are interested in learning more about our Caring Ministry, please contact the English Ministry Assistant at ema@austinchinesechurch.org.

The Welcome Team invites you to visit us at the Connection Center after Sunday Service to find out more about ACC and the different ministries available. You can ask questions about our church, learn more about the Gospel (which means Good News) of Jesus Christ, request for and receive prayer, and meet some of the members of our congregation. For more information, email welcome@austinchinesechurch.org.


Outreach

Global

God's heart is for all the nations of the world to know and exalt Him! (Psalm 46:10). Since God's heart is for the nations, ACC's heart is for the nations as well. Our Global Outreach ministry seeks to spur, equip, and send church members to love those of different cultural backgrounds, languages, and worldviews and bring them the Good News of Jesus Christ so that His name will be glorified. We pray that just as Christ left heaven and became human to serve and save us, we, in response to His love for us, will serve and share His Gospel of salvation to all the peoples of the world. For more information about Global Outreach Ministry, including our Short Term Missions Trips, email english.global@austinchinesechurch.org.

Local

Jesus calls us to love our neighbors. At ACC, we believe that "love" is an action word. Our Local Outreach Ministry serves to mobilize and equip our church family to be good neighbors and witnesses for Christ in our personal communities as well as in the Rundberg area where our church is geographically located. Our desire is to embody Christ's sacrificial love as we serve the needs of people and engage in relationships that are faith building. We focus on serving the Rundberg Corridor, supporting ACC Life Groups on their outreach efforts, and mobilizing ACC members for local outreach. To learn more, email english.outreach@austinchinesechurch.org.


Worship

Ushers & Greeters

Our Ushers and Greeters Team helps create a hospitable environment that lets people prepare to worship our awesome God. Standing at the front doors of ACC, the team greets church attendees on Sunday morning with a warm welcome before guiding them into Ming Dao Sanctuary for service. Upon your arrival, feel free to ask any of our friendly greeters and ushers questions you may have about our Sunday Service, including where to sit and how to find your way around our church campus.

Media

God is our perfect Creator, and we believe that we reflect His image when we engage in design and creativity. The Media Team uses the gifts God has given our team members to communicate with the congregation about the mission, next steps, and current happenings of our church. Our Media Team includes website content managers, slide designers, print designers, and photographers to support our church’s media needs. Contact accmediateam@austinchinesechurch.org for more information.

Music & AV

Sunday Service facilitates our encounter with the living God so that we can worship Him through music, teaching, prayer, and Communion.

The Music Worship Team leads the congregation into God's presence and prepares our hearts to praise Him joyfully through songs. This tunes our hearts to worship God, not only through the remainder of the service, but also through the rest of the week, as we continue to live gratefully in response to who He is. Those blessed by God with the gift of music are invited to join the team and use their gifts for His glory.

The A/V Team uses technical gifts to bring sight and sound to Sunday Service and enhance the worship experience. Our team oversees the audio and visual needs for the Music Worship Team, the speakers, and the congregation by managing the sound board, projecting song lyrics, and providing technical support for visual aids and videos.

Contact musicteam@austinchinesechurch.org for more information on both teams.