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Association of Courageous Churches

The Association of Courageous Churches’ mission is to “encourage, enable and equip Christian leaders to establish bold and courageous ministries for the cause of Christ and his people.”

And one church group’s “Call to Courage” has birthed a Web site aimed at supporting churches. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />
The Association of Courageous Churches, as the site and program are called, was started by a Lutheran church in Ellisville, Mo., and has since grown to include over 200 members. 
The ACC’s mission is to “encourage, enable and equip Christian leaders to establish bold and courageous ministries for the cause of Christ and his people.” 
Through worship materials, instructional tapes, courageous ministry conferences, sermon tapes, sermon shorts, consulting sessions and the Call to Courage monthly newsletter, the ACC is working toward its goal of creating courageous churches. 
At the ACC’s site, members can download original sheet music for use in worship. The material currently featured on the site is a book called That’s the Joy. The book contains fun and easy-to-learn praise and worship songs for children. 
Churches wanting to dialogue with other courageous churches can log into one of ACC’s online forums. Topics include things like church operations, drama, job opportunities, media and technology, and small groups. 
The ACC has its own resource catalog, which includes worship resources, leadership material, music, books and Bible studies.  
The site also provides information on upcoming leadership conferences. However, the information in this section is out of date.  
Looking for like-minded churches and church leaders? Locating members of the ACC is as easy as searching the membership directory. The directory is searchable by state and is easy to use. 
Jodi Mathews is BCE’s communications director.
Click here to learn more about Acacia Resources’ new curriculum, Courageous Churches.