Community

APC is a family church where we work at developing a strong sense of community. While this is always a challenge in a congregation that is growing and upwardly mobile, we attempt to create community through focused small group ministry. This includes (A)Life Groups, (B)ministries tailored to specific target groups (children, teens, youth, married/families, professionals), (C)volunteer teams that serve in specific ministry areas, (D)missions teams that travel on missions trips, etc. As people interact, work together and serve in one or more areas, strong relationships are built, people sharpen one another and get to enjoy the benefits of true Christian community.

The best way to experience community is to be part of it. So get in, attend a Life Group, serve in as many areas as you can and experience community life at APC. Welcome aboard!

Here is in brief what you will discover as the culture, values, purposes and dreams of the APC community.

Our Culture:
Casual, contemporary, creative
Every believer is a minister
Word-based, Spirit-led
Spiritual, yet practical
Active, energetic, dynamic
Our Values:
Integrity
Excellence
Stay on the leading edge of what God is doing
Opportunity for every one
Unity and cohesiveness
Relationships
Our Purposes:
  • Glorify and exalt the name of Jesus – APC is not the work of a man, a denomination or an organization. But it is the work of the Lord, by His Spirit, through His people and for His glory.
  • Make an impact – to be salt and light in the city of Bangalore, a voice to the nation of India and to the nations. Wins souls and make disciples everywhere, anytime.
  • Equip every believer – bring every believer to maturity, equip and release them for ministry. At APC every believer is a minister.
Our Dreams:
  • Raise up 5 strong churches, each with over 50,000 people in Bangalore, with each church having a powerful impact on all strata of society.
  • Raise up several churches all across this nation – in cities, towns and villages, gathering many thousands into God’s Kingdom and discipling them.
  • Go in to other nations – impacting various regions of the world with the Gospel, by raising up churches, Bible colleges and making a difference in the lives of people for the Kingdom of God.
Christian Community at APC
  • It is a community of believers who relate to one another in a manner where the Lord Jesus is at the center, because of Him, for Him and doing things together through Him.
  • It is a community of believers who relate to one another in a manner where spiritual nurture and growth in spiritual things is emphasized. Hence prayer, worship, sharing God's Word together is an important part of what happens among the people.
  • It is a community of believers who relate to one another in a manner where life-to-life nurture happens so that Christ-like character formation takes place in peoples lives. People grow together in godliness.
  • It is a community of believers who relate to one another in a manner where we serve each other in love and compassion, help meet each other's needs and support one another in times of crisis.
  • It is a community of believers who relate to one another in a manner so that we empower and equip one another for life in the world. We share practical ways to live out our faith in society and in the world.
  • It is a community of believers who relate to one another in a manner where we encourage each other in love and good works so that together we reach out to neighborhoods, city and nation.
  • It is a community of believers who relate to one another in a manner where we work together to see the great commission fulfilled. We go out into all the world to win souls and make disciples.
  • It is a community of believers among whom and through whom we see the Kingdom of God manifested. The Kingdom of God is among us.