Curious About IAC?
Looking for a church home, or just a place to visit on a short trip, can be a daunting and discouraging experience. I hope this letter gives you a sneak peek into what to expect if you join our family one Sunday.
One thing you’ll notice when you drive up is that we don’t own the building where we meet. We intentionally rent so we can be more generous with our finances. In our lobby, you’ll see a Children’s Check-In station. Children (and we have plenty of them) are fully involved in our church family, and we don’t mind if things get a little messy because they’re with us! When you enter the sanctuary, you may see pictures of Rwandans on our screen. Those are not just generic stock photos, but personal friendships forged through over a decade of relationship. All of these are echoes of the International part of our name: as a church that was originally planted by the church in Rwanda, we have a unique culture that has been shaped by worldwide Christianity.
During the service, you’ll find we’re hard to define in terms of worship style. Imagine if 3 churches – one rooted in the Scriptures, one fed by the Sacraments, and one passionate about the Spirit – were thrown into a blender: that’s us! During every service, we all participate in speaking, praying, praising, and feasting. That’s because we believe worship is the work of all the people, not a show to watch. Some might be intimidated by not knowing what to do or say the first week, but we have everything up on the screen for you to follow along (and by the third week you’ll find the rhythm freeing!). These values are rooted in our Anglican identity, a worldwide family of churches that insists that praising God involves the whole church and the whole person.
By the time service is over, we hope that you will have heard and experienced the good news of what God has done for us, because that gospel is what makes us a Church. As we walk through the service together, we are continually invited to rest in the fact that our good Father is restoring the world, and us, through his Son and Spirit. We don’t want to get sidetracked from that central message because it is our only hope! That’s why we pray each week that anyone who comes, whether they ever visit again, will hear and experience the love of God for them through our worship that morning.
If you’d like to find out more about us at the end of service, head to the Connections Table in the foyer. There, you can meet someone who can answer your questions and help you get connected. You can also fill out a Connections Card and get a free mug thrown in!
If you’d like to know more before you visit, you might find the pages for our Children’s Ministry or our Liturgy particularly helpful. Also, don’t hesitate to email me at email@example.com, or our Connections Team at Connections@springsiac.org. We would love to get together to share stories, answer any questions, and hear about what God is doing in your life. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Pastor Ken+, for the whole IAC family
About International Anglican Church
At IAC, we want the gospel of Jesus Christ to define who we are and shape what we do. We are rooted in the sacred traditions of the church, passionate about the Scriptures, and utterly dependent on the Holy Spirit. We were planted in America by the Anglican Church of Rwanda and have been uniquely shaped by that relationship.
Service Times & Location
We now have
9am & 10:45am
1305 N. Union
Colorado Springs, CO 80909