Greetings to you in the most trusted name of Jesus!
Austin Christian Fellowship of India (ACFI) is a body of believers and its journey started in 2002 as a small home based fellowship and progressively grew into a group of over 150 families and continues to attract a number of visitors each month. Based on three core tenets of ACFI: Prayer, Children, and Missions, our desire continues to be that we be a praying church, helping to nurture our children in Godly values and principles and be mission minded in supporting missionaries and being the hands and feet of Jesus both locally and globally.
Our church is committed to offering a safe and secure environment for all and serves the community through a number of constituent ministries. Our church members engage, encourage and equip each other to grow spiritually and care for each other’s needs through small area care groups. We have Indian regional language Bible studies occurring throughout the year. We conduct watch night prayer service each month and special services throughout the year. We have a curriculum based children’s ministry from toddlers to high school and our children support local outreach by visiting senior living facilities. We partner with local churches in Austin and other sister cities in Texas. In times of natural disasters, we partner with established organizations to reach out to those in need. Through the faithful giving of our members we support 8 different missions in India.
Our theme for this year is from Psalms 37:5, “Trust and commit your way to the Lord. He will do it”. (Verse: Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Trusting God requires a change of focus. King David suggests that rather than focusing on what is happening with others, that we should instead simply trust in the Lord to know what is right and good! A commitment to the God of the universe brings about everything that we could possibly need; therefore, we need only to invest in our own lives and not desire someone else’s life. When we trust God, we will not resort to devious, deceitful, wicked means to achieve our aims; we will not have to embrace evil in our search for the joy of life.
The life of a Christian lies much in a believing reliance on God, his favor in our lives and with those around us, his providence, his promises of help in times of trouble, his grace to help us when we want to quit, and a diligent care to serve him with all our hearts, according to His will. Trust doesn’t come naturally to any of us; trust has to be learned. In the same way we learn to trust our parents or other people in our lives we must also learn to trust God. He will establish your plans (Proverbs 16:3). “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him…” (Jeremiah 17:7)
Consider the seven (7) ways to trust and commit our ways to the Lord:
1. Put God First
2. Stay in the Word
3. Stay in Fellowship
4. Stay Strong in the Faith
5. Listen to the Holy Spirit
6. Run this Race of Life to Win
7. Persevere, Persevere, and Persevere
We will be hosting special services and events throughout the year. Check out our calendar on the website. If you are in the area, we invite you to come and worship with us. See you soon!