Everyone is on a Spiritual Journey. Whether you are just starting to explore what the Christian faith is about, or if you have been a part of the church for your whole life, we are all people on a spiritual journey, and this church is committed to helping you wherever you may be on that journey. You can join with fellow travelers in this journey where your gifts, questions, struggles, and hopes will all be honored.
Ankeny Christian Church
Get To Know Us!
Ankeny Christian Church is a group of positive people who don’t pretend to be perfect. We believe that being part of this congregation helps us to become better people. Our staff and programs are designed to assist you with the kinds of practical help that can help make the difference in your daily life. It’s not about being “religious.” It is about deepening our spiritual life in a way that affects other areas of our lives.
We are a church that is very engaged in reaching out to the community. We have many hands-on opportunities to get involved. We are a place where forgiveness is practiced, hospitality offered, and hope is alive.
What to expect when you worship with us.
We want you to be comfortable when you visit!
We offer 2 Worship services
Our worship services are a Blended Worship service that combines elements of both traditional worship and contemporary praise worship. Each service will have a variety of worship elements and music styles that relate to the scripture lesson of each Sunday. On most Sundays the order of worship for the two services will be similar. The Worship Services continue to evolve in order to meet the needs and desires of the families it draws.
A special children’s message in included in both services.
Communion and offering is offered at each service either by the passing of the trays or by participants coming forward to give their offering and receive communion by dipping the bread in the cup.
Fellowship Coffee: Coffee and refreshments are served between the services at 9:30 am. Everyone is encouraged to share in fellowship with one another.
How should I dress?
Ankeny Christian Church is a “come as you are” church. Jeans or ties
are equally welcomed.
What style of music is offered?
The style of music is an energetic and lively blend of praise choruses,
traditional hymns. A wonderful choir and special song selections by invited guests and church members bring God’s message through music. A song leader helps us get into the music.
What style of preaching is presented?
We strive to provide upbeat messages that are not only inspirational but relevant to everyday life. Messages touch the heart and give you something to think about all week. Messages are lively and have a sense of humor. No one has to feel as if they are on trial or judged. We are a church of grace.
How often do you have communion?
Communion is celebrated every week. You do not need to be a church member to receive God’s gift of the Lord’s Supper. Everyone (including children) is welcome to the table of forgiveness and love.
Is a nursery available?
Yes. A well-staffed, bright and beautiful nursery is available for children
Are Children Welcome?
Yes. A special children’s moment is featured in every worship service. We have activity bags at the entrance of the building for children ages 3 and up.
Ankeny Christian Church is accessible for those with physical needs.
We have information for first time guests wanting to know more about our Church. We are happy to answer any questions you may have! Please explore our web site, and always feel free to call the office with any additional questions. 515-964-1083
There are many ways to get involved at Ankeny Christian Church:
Each Sunday we offer a coffee fellowship between services. This is a time to meet others in the church and to learn more about activites going on in the church. We invite you to join us!
We offer groups for everyone. There are groups for fun and fellowship, bible study, games and sports, crafts, fund-raisers, work projects, trips, retreats and support. We invite you to explore our other pages to find out more about the groups offered at Ankeny Christian Church.
Help with the Sunday Morning Worship service:
Members of Ankeny Christian Church fill an important role. Here are few ways to get involved.
- Hospitality: Do you love to welcome people & be a friendly face? Our hospitality ministry is a great place to begin serving. Greet newcomers, welcome worship attendees, and help create an environment that is warm and friendly for everyone! Or if tasty treats are more your style, help with the meals, parties and coffee!
Kids: Kids are at the heart of ACC! There are so many opportunities to bless children in this ministry. Come hold babies in the nursery, play with toddlers, assist with a kids’ group, help with crafts or music, or lead a high school team. Talk with Pastor Owen or Lisa about your place in youth ministry!
- Behind-the-Scenes: There are plenty of ways to lend your hands at ACC without being in front of a crowd! Worship Set-up, Sound sytem and AV, Media and technolgy duties with website and facebook updates, Property, Administrative Help, Taking food to the food pantry, and bulletin boards. Contact the office for how to get started!
- Assisting with Worship: You can become a part of the worship service by providing meditations, serving communion and offering and giving children’s moment sermons. Not to mention special music provided by our church members.