We bring students together to Experience God and learn about ways to Expand His kingdom. We utilize fun games, passionate worship and challenging teachings to enhance their faith and dependence on God.


High School Opportunities

Explore - Sundays 10am

Option 1: The Case for A Creator

Scientists have been investigating the existence of a divine creator, and have searched for ways to prove that such a creator does not exist.  By looking at scripture and the book The Case for A Creator by Lee Strobel, this class will equip you with tools and resources to affirm your faith in our Divine Creator. Register below.

Creator Registration

Option 2: The God Who Speaks

We read the Bible, we hear sermons, and we hear people saying, "God was speaking to me." Sometimes we think God is only speaking to certain people, and that if he IS speaking to me, I'm not sure if I hear him. This class will help you see that God IS still speaking today. He IS speaking to you and me. Join to learn more about The God Who Speaks! Register below.

Speaks Registration

Sunday Morning Live - Sundays 11:30am
We are finishing our study on through the book of James on the theme of Authentic Faith. James offers some clear teachings and illustrations that depict how we can be people who live and display an authentic faith in Jesus Christ. Join us during the Sunday morning service time to learn more about what James teaches us and how you can live and display Authentic Faith.


High School Journey Groups

HS Journey Groups - Alternate Sundays 1 – 3pm
Journey Groups are small groups of students meeting together every other week to dig deeper into the Bible and grow in faith and community.  On September 22nd we will have our Journey Group kick-off. The kick-off will be a night of worship to bring students and leaders together to launch the year of growing together. You don't want to miss this opportunity to connect with Journey Group leaders, learn what you will be studying, and spend time with the friends who will walk this journey alongside you. Make sure you mark your calendars for this event. More information can be found below under Events.


Journey Group Registration


High School IGNITE

Same name, but new night, new location and new look! Come and join together with a number of high school students from around the city and surrounding areas as we play some fun games, have good food, and hear about how God is with us in the Battle. You don't want to miss a moment of this year's High School IGNITE!!!

IGNITE meets on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm.



On Sunday morning during the 10am service, you are probably wondering what you can do when you get to church. Well, you have options. One of those is to join an EXPLORE CLASS. These classes are designed and geared for high school students. If you have questions about faith, issues in the world, creation, science, and tough topics, this is the place you want to be. Check out the list of Explore Class options above under Sunday morning. If there is one that interests you, register for it an show up September 22nd ready to learn. We are excited for this year of classes. You will not be disappointed.

You can meet you teachers in the SM Student Center in the Whiteside building. They will direct you to where your group will meet regularly.


On September 22nd, we will have our Journey Group kick-off. The kick-off will be a night of worship to bring students and leaders together to launch the year of growing. You don't want to miss this opportunity to connect with Journey Group leaders, learn what you will be studying and time with your friends who will walk this journey alongside you. Make sure you mark your calendars for this event. If you are planning to attend, register below.

JG KICK-OFF Registration


We hold a 5th Quarter Party after the high school football games. We provide music (mix of Christian & secular), quality food, drinks and games. Students can dance or hang out while playing ping pong, foosball and some other games in the gym. This is an opportunity to hang out in a safe place to continue having fun in a Friday evening.

The PARTY runs from 9:30pm-11:30pm right here at ACAC!!



Mazes are filled with many turns, walls and obstacles before you make it to the finish. For you, we create a maze that you can go through along with your friends. We will see how many of you can make it out the fastest. We will also see how many of you will get caught in the obstacles, turn and secret surprises along the way. You don't want to miss this event. You definitely want to bring your friends to this memorable event.

6:30pm-8:30pm here @ACAC!!


Everyone has a competitve bone in their body. Whether it is physical, mental, emotional or psychological, there is a competitive bone. One way to experience the competitive nature is in our Flag Football Festivus. Each year the Romans take on the Galatians. Romans have been dominate for a few years. The Galatians are ready for a championship. 

Come join us for a great game and awesome food as we have a memorable, fun afternoon together. Bring more some of your competitve and fun friends to cheer and play. You have to be there.

The event is 1pm-7pm. Register below.

Festivus Registration


Baptism, what is it? Why should I get baptized? What does it mean for me and my faith? These are great questions and we are sure you have more. Join us Sunday, November 3rd, during our 3rd service (11:30am) on 2nd floor Whiteside as we discuss these questions and any others you might have. Baptisms will take place at the weekend services on November 16th & 17th, and this class is required prior to being baptized at ACAC.





Every once in awhile, we like to go from normal to do something BIG. These BIG NIGHTS involve BIG games, BIG FOOD, BIG prizes and BIG fun! If you don't understand it now, you will understand when you come out for the event. This is for you and your friends to attend this BIG NIGHT! As we get closer, look out for more details of what we have for you. 


This year, we moved the Christmas party from the midweek program night Wednesday to Friday. We want to give you an opportunity to celebrate Christmas all together in a semi-formal way. The evening will be filled with music, food, giveaways, photobooths and more. Come out and celebrate the birth of our Savior and share in the joys of Christmas with your peers.

More details will be revealed as we get closer. Stay tuned!

Write to our Compassion Students

Tips for writing your letter: - Introduce yourself! Talk about your family, pets, hobbies, and why you like being a part of ACAC Student Ministries. - Ask questions! Ask about how school is going, their favorite Bible stories, about their siblings, or their friends. - Talk about your school, or sports you play, or your relationship with Jesus. - Include your favorite Bible verse if you want!

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ACAC Collegiate Scholarships

If you have any questions about the forms, the schedule or need assistance to access the forms online, please email Jane Eichenlaub, [email protected]

First Time Scholarship Applicants

If you are a new, first time student you are eligible to apply for the Collegiate Scholarship. You will find the application instructions, scholarship application and the student financial worksheet. Please fill out all of these forms and follow the instructions enclosed.

Forms and Requirements


Forms to Complete

  Student Application

  Financial Worksheet

Information to Obtain and Turn in

  High School / current school transcript

Returning Student Applicants

If you have received collegiate scholarship funds in previous years and are a returning student, you are still eligible to receive funds for the current school year. You will find the application instructions as well as necessary forms here. Please fill out: the application, note of intent for Fall 2018 and the student journey questionnaire.  Follow the instructions enclosed on the forms.

Forms and Requirements


Forms to Complete

  Scholarship Note of Intent

  Student Journey Questionnaire

Information to Obtain and Turn in

  Current School Transcript

Ted Mock Scholarship

If you are currently in college you are eligible to apply for the Ted Mock Spiritual Leadership Award. People have described Pastor Ted with words like "Encouraging, Flexible, Progressive, Leader, Faithful, Humble, Joyful and Honorable." If you feel you possess and exhibit characteristics similar to Ted, take some time apply for the Ted Mock scholarship. Follow the instructions enclosed on the forms.

Forms and Requirements

Forms to Complete

  Ted Mock Reference Form

  Ted Mock Application