And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
A little bit about our church...
In March 2007, a small and close-knit group of people prayerfully began to work. We signed a one-year lease for two vacant store-fronts, believing that God had a work for us to do and that he would give us direction and provide for every need.
As prayer continued, December 2008 we moved into our current home on Newton Street. God continued to guide, provide and bless every step of the way. Our new facility gave us the space we needed to reach our community better than ever! Among other ministries, in 2014 we opened our Food Pantry to help feed those in need.
What started with prayer, continues in prayer! We're here to help and to serve. We are witnesses to the abuses that this world inflicts upon its inhabitants. So with compassion, we reach out as the Body of Christ to bring hope, peace, love and deliverance to the souls in this community. Whether you're facing the stresses of balancing your professional life and your family life, or if you're a single parent at your wit's end... whether you're living with fear from criminal activity near your home, or oppressed by the intimidation and despair that accompany drug and alcohol abuse... It is our mission to facilitate peace and restoration, and to improve the quality of life, both spiritual and natural, for everyone in the community.
So come and join us. Get to know us, but more importantly get to know Jesus. He knows your name, He loves you as you are today, and He wants to show you who you are through His eyes and what you're worth to Him who created you.
What we believe?
The Apostolic Church of Akron is a Bible-based church. We're Bible-based in that we seek to base all of our beliefs and our lifestyle on explicit passages of the Bible or on biblical principles. Based on Scripture, we believe the following . . .
The basic and fundamental doctrine of this Church shall be the Bible standard of full salvation, which is repentance, baptism in water by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance as described in Acts chapter 2.
We shall endeavour to keep the unity of the Spirit until we all come into the unity of the faith, at the same time admonishing all brethren that they shall not contend for their different views to the disunity of the body.
About the Bible
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living. (See II Timothy 3:15-17.)
There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man. (See Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16.)
About Sin and Salvation
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (See Acts2:38; Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9.)
About the Gospel
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (II Thessalonians 1:8; I Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrection). (See I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4.)
About Christian Living
As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today. (See Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10.)
About the Future
Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death. (See I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15.)
Worship and Music
Worship is one of the key components to our services, as well as our day to day lives. As a Spirit-filled, Bible-based church, we seek to worship God in spirit and truth according to worship practices found in the Bible. We raise our hands because 1 Timothy 2:8 says, "I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands." We clap our hands because Psalm 47:1 says, "O clap your hands, all ye people." We sing and play music because Ephesians 5:19 says to worship "in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,"
Psalms 150 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
God has truly blessed our church with a outstanding praise team. We have been invited on many wonderful occasions to minister at our neighbor churches, camps and conventions that have truly been a blessing to our church. Psalm 66:1 says, "Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands." Our music is sincere, our passion is for Christ, our hearts are to impact and empower our community one heart at a time. If you would like to learn more about our praise and worship team, please contact us at the email address below.
Young people are our most valuable natural resource. Their energy and creativity, is needed if the church is going to realize its potential and perpetuate the Apostolic message.
We are committed to teaching youth that they can make an impact in the world, right where they are TODAY. We offer a variety of activities to teach our youth to develop their full godly potential, which is their calling into the Body of Jesus Christ, while learning that God's spiritual laws are practical ways of living.
We offer Gospel-centered, high energy summer camps, youth conferences and fellowship meetings where our youth can go to meet other God minded individuals and grow spiritually and physically.
God has always used the least likely people to accomplish amazing things and we want young people to know that they are here on Earth for a specific reason - they are called to something bigger than they could ever imagine and help them learn to hear God's voice in their lives.
We are a group of awesome teens and youth leaders that love God, love our church, love each other, and love you. We also love to have fun! Won't you join us? We've been expecting you!
Sunday School Department
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Sunday School is a primary focus of our church with a strong emphasis on community outreach. With classes for all ages and a wide array of teachers with life-application lessons, we believe Sunday School provides nourishment for continued Christian maturity.
The Apostolic Church of Akron has an exciting Sunday School program that provides a great atmosphere for children who are in preschool all the way to those that attend high school.
Our Sunday School staff members love kids and have a desire to teach all children about the love of Jesus Christ. Sunday School is important because it gives kids a place to feel like they belong, and more importantly it gives them a chance to learn about God on their own level!
Sunday School For Children - 9:30AM
Adult Bible Lesson - 9:45AM
Worship Service and Anointed Preaching - 10:00AM
Bible Study - 7:30PM
Third Tuesday of Each Month
Ladies Bible Study - 7:00PM
Third Saturday of Each Month
Food Pantry Service - Worship & Prayer - 4:30PM
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Ladies Bible Study - April 21st at 7PM
Thursday Bible Study - April 23rd at 7:30PM
Sunday Service - April 26th at 9:45AM
Thursday Bible Study - April 30th at 7:30PM
Sunday Service - May 3rd at 9:45AM
Thursday Bible Study - May 6th at 7:30PM
Sunday Service - May 10th at 9:45AM
Thursday Bible Study - May 14th at 7:30PM
Fellowship Rally - Wooster Ohio - May 15th at 7:30PM
Food Pantry - May 16th - Registration 4:00PM
Sunday Service - May 17th at 9:45AM
Ladies Bible Study - May 19th at 7PM
Thursday Bible Study - May 21st at 7:30PM
Sunday Service - May 24th at 9:45AM
Thursday Bible Study - May 28th at 7:30PM
Sunday Service - May 32st at 9:45AM
When asked which commandment was the most important, Jesus answered "Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart." He went on to say "And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."
One way we show love to our neighbors, is by feeding the hungry. The Apostolic Church of Akron has partnered with the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank to provide food to those in need.
Every third Saturday of the month, we open our doors to meet not only the physical needs of our community, but the spiritual needs as well. Registration starts at 4:00pm, the food give-away begins at 5:00pm. We have a worship and prayer service at 4:30pm for anyone who wishes to participate.
Matthew 25 - For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.