We are a community of people, growing in their relationship with Jesus Christ, committed to helping others encounter God through Sunday gatherings, experience community in group life, and engage the world in Jesus’ name. That’s how we approach growing in faith – and it’s the reason we started ANCC in Bellevue in September 2011. We are currently meeting at Newport High School on Sunday mornings at 10:30am and meet all throughout the Puget Sound region during the week for groups.
We understand that every Sunday is someone’s first Sunday. So, we want to communicate God’s Word, give you practical teaching and application, and connect you with others who are on the same faith journey. Dress is casual, so come as you are, but we hope that you won’t leave as you are after encountering God through His Word and in meeting some others who are also growing in their relationship with Jesus.
We hope you will come and see for yourself what we are about and come to know who Jesus is through our gatherings on Sundays or in groups soon!
All Nations Community Church (ANCC) exists to guide people in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
We hold some truths to be non-negotiable and fundamental to our doctrine and faith:
It takes time, shared experiences, and knowledge to grow. In a relationship with Jesus Christ it is no different. We believe that God first loves us and in response can take continual steps to grow in our relationship with Him. These steps are not the guarantor, but guide us towards encountering God, experiencing true community, and equip us to engage our world. In doing so we grow deeper in love with Jesus and become more like Him.
No one starts out as a Christ follower. Somewhere along the way you were invited or someone you knew introduced you to Jesus (John 1:29-39). We believe that church attendance and the Christian life go hand-in-hand (Hebrews 10:24-25), and that through our gathering we grow to love God and others as we were created to do.
Community is at the heart of Christianity because we believe in a God who exists as God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We understand that everyone has had a different experience with Christians or Christianity, but there is no such thing as a Christian who goes at it alone. Life is always better connected and thrives best in community (1 Corinthians 12:12-27).
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The way of religion is to go up, to attain, achieve, qualify. But Jesus Christ came down, lived as we did, was tempted as we are, yet sinned not so that He might save us from sin. Jesus did not just give us an example, but demonstrated and lived the Father’s love through the Spirit’s power. In the same way, we love and serve not to attain but to attest to His faithfulness and grace (Matthew 20:28, Mark 10:45). Make a difference in your community and see a difference in your life. Find out ways you can serve and volunteer in and through your local church.
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We give because Christ first gave. We are generous, because Christ was gracious. We can serve and give without really loving, but you cannot love without serving and giving. And the truth is, we can never out-give God (2 Corinthians 9:8, Ephesians 3:20).
At ANCC, it’s not about how much you give, but what percentage–because it is symbolic of our trust and desire to put God first (Luke 21:1-4). Your gifts make it possible for us to create environments for people to encounter Jesus. Thank you for sharing your gifts so others can know God!
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We advertise and share what we are most excited about. In fact, as Christians, we are called invite others to this faith journey–starting with our families, friends, neighbors, and co-workers–because it’s about helping people to come to know Jesus (Matthew 28:19, Acts 1:8). Want others to experience what you have? Wish you had someone to help you help others explore faith? We’ll create the environments, you invite them. Together we can guide people come to know and love Jesus!
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The Gospel of Jesus Christ is about what He has done for us so that all that we do is a response and reflection of His love and grace in our lives. Abiding is the act of staying, remaining, obeying, following after God–so that we would truly know the love of God and make Him known (John 15:1-11). This takes intentionality through our personal time in prayer, study of God’s Word, and from time to time, seasons of fasting in response to the work of God in our lives.
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