Parents Night Out:
This event is a highlight of the month for many parents. One Saturday night a month, parents can drop kids off at ACC for free childcare from 5:00-10:00pm. Parents use this time to go on dates, do some shopping, tackle home improvement projects and many other things. In return, parents volunteer to watch the kids with other parents for 2-3 Saturdays each year. The evening program for the children begins with play and craft time, then dinner and finally snack and quite time. Children of all ages are welcome including infants.
Sunday Morning Bible Study Class:
Adult Bible study classes meet at 9:45 am September through May. Our Sunday School classes examines themes of scripture and digs deeply into spirituality. Childcare is available for children ages four and under when parents attend adult Sunday School Class.
Wednesday Bible Study:
Meets at various 6 week sessions throughout the year. Check the event section for dates and times. Nursery and Children activities is offered for the Children.
Adults choose from adult groups for learning and growing in spirit.
The Women’s Ministry at ACC focuses on bringing women of all stages of life together for times of spiritual growth, friendship, and fun.
Prayer Shawl Ministry:
The Prayer Shawl ministry is a group of people that like to do something with their hands. As they knit and crochet shawls for members, the crafters share prayer, devotions, and fellowship. As the shawls get finished they dedicate them to whoever is the recipient. The prayer shawls let the recipient know we are symbolically surrounding them with prayers and love. Open to anyone who can knit or crochet or would like to learn.
Women come together at various times throughout the year and make quilts that are donated to local area homeless shelters and bags that are taken on our international mission trips filled with school supplies.
Adult Mission Trip:
Adults go on a yearly week long service mission trip somewhere in the states or internationally. Construction projects, building relationships with those we serve, learning about different cultures, and fellowship with one another are the main focus of the trips.
Adult Exercise Classes:
Adult exercise classes are offered at the church at various times throughout the year as interest develops.
Fantasy Football Team:
Church League fantasy football league for fun and fellowship.
We participate in a Disciples Volleyball League for Des Moines area Disciple churches. The league is a winter league and runs Jan- March.
Experience God’s life changing power through our prayer ministry.
Each summer adults and children from Ankeny Christian Church attend camp at our Christian Conference center in Newton Iowa. The week-long event involves games, bible study, creative activities, great food, good worship around the campfire, and the intentional influence of camp counselors. The camp counselors are selected, screened, and trained for this important camp ministry. They find that their ministry is personally rewarding, and both campers and counselors grow in the process.