ARC is an Association of Related Churches working with church planters and leaders to provide support, guidance and resources to launch and grow life-giving churches. The organization maintains an annual funding base of 2 million dollars, with ARC churches giving over $8 million a year to missions. Today, over 500 churches strong, ARC has become not only a movement, but a collection of many “tribes” – all with a focus to see a life-giving church in every community in the world.
With the initial vision of starting 2,000 church plants, ARC's mission of launching life-giving churches is 4 fold:
HELPING CHURCHES START STRONG
ARC shows church planters how to build their launch team, raise funds, form a worship team, develop a children’s ministry and gain momentum – so they can open their doors with excellence with the mentality "if you start strong, you have a greater chance of growing strong."
Solid relationships are the foundation for growth in any aspect of life. As ARC churches multiply across the country, they realize the importance of being part of an ever-expanding group of people who are committed to one another’s success.
REACHING THE UNCHURCHED
With more than 110 million Americans who never or rarely attend church, it’s critical that churches cross cultural walls to reach the lost. ARC is all about helping churches stay culturally relevant — characterized by Bible-based teaching, authentic relationships and dynamic family ministries.
ARC invests financially into the vision of starting new churches.
We believe when people engage in service, it leads to life change. Our short-term trips provide opportunities for people to serve together in various locations around the world. Our belief is that as people chose to serve, whether in one of our churches, in the local community, or around the world, the impact of that service will change lives—for those serving, for the people they serve, and even for those that see them choosing to give their time to help someone else.
For those of you who have not gotten involved, we hope this will be the year you choose to begin a lifestyle of service. And to those who are serving, we just want to say thank you. You are the reason the mission is being accomplished.