Books And Websites We Recommend For Further Reading
Please note that with the exception of official Apostolic Christian Church Of America websites, these links are not a recommendation of all of the pages that can be found at these sites, only the specific page(s) that these links point to. It is also not to be construed as a recommendation of the authors or organizations that may be represented at these websites. As always, when it comes to doctrinal viewpoints, we should always be mindful to review what we read in the light of the Scriptures. We have also recommended a few books for a more thorough discussion of various issues.
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Apostolic Christian Church (Official website) Consists of the Apostolic Christian Church "Welcome" booklet in electronic form and list of church locations.
Apostolic Christian Churches of Arizona ACC Arizona website for Arizona churches with calendar, directions & contact info.
Apostolic Christian Church, Bloomington-Normal Website for the Bloomington-Normal, Illinois church.
Apostolic Christian Church, Fort Meyers Website for the Fort Meyers, Florida church.
Apostolic Christian Church, Francesville Website for the Apostolic Christian church in Francesville, Indiana. Calendar, streaming of sermons, misc.
Apostolic Christian Church, Goodfield Website for the Apostolic Christian church in Goodfield, Indiana
Apostolic Christian Church, Leo Website for the Apostolic Christian church in Leo, Indiana
Apostolic Christian Church, Livonia (Detroit) Livonia, Michigan church website with calendar and misc. church info.
Apostolic Christian Church, Morton Website for the Apostolic Christian church in Morton, Illinois
Apostolic Christian Church, Tremont Website for the Apostolic Christian church in Tremont, Illinois
Apostolic Christian Church, West Lafayette Website for Apostolic Christian church in West Lafayette, Indiana
Also see "History" below for more church web pages.
Apostolic Christian Home Nursing home and retirement village in Sabetha, Kansas
Apostolic Christian Resthaven Nursing home in Elgin, Illinois. Complete with a "virtual tour" of the facility.
Apostolic Christian Restmor Nursing home in Morton, Illinois
Apostolic Christian Skylines Nursing home in Peoria, Illinois. Complete with a panning "virtual tour."
Fairview Haven Nursing home and retirement village in Fairbury, Illinois
Parkview Haven Nursing home, assisted living and retirement village in Francesville, Indiana .
Woodhaven Retirement Community Apostolic Christian nursing home and assisted & independent living units located in Livonia, Michigan.
Apostolic Christian Services Website for the Apostolic Christian Home for the Handicapped and other facilities and services they provide for the developmentally handicapped.
Gateway Woods, Apostolic Christian Children's Home Care center for neglected and abused children. Located in Leo, Indiana.
AC Mens' Sing Website for the Apostolic Christian Mens' Sing event held every other year, where a large group of Apostolic Christian men get together to practice singing hymns a cappella and then make a recording of their final performance which is before a live audience.
Bluffton Young Group Bluffton & Bluffton-North (Indiana) Young Member Group calendar, pictures, Bible studies, brief history of the Bluffton church, Apostolic Christian literature, World Relief project info and Zion's Harp hymnal database.
Columbus Singles Group Columbus, Ohio Young Group calendar, pictures, misc.
Denver Young Group Denver, Colorado Young Member Group website with calendar and misc. info.
ISU Young Group Website for the Illinois State University Young Member Group. Calendar, some Bible studies, sermon mp3's and misc. info.
Peoria Young Group Calendar & pictures for the Peoria, Illinois Apostolic Christian Young Group.
Apostolic Christian Counseling Services Church-sponsored counseling service for members and friends of the Apostolic Christian Church of America. Includes some PDF pamphlets that can be downloaded free.
Apostolic Christian Publications The official publishing house for the Apostolic Christian Church. Online ordering available for Bibles, hymnals, Sunday School materials, mental health publications and tapes, the S.H. Froehlich library, etc. Some pamphlets can be downloaded free in PDF format.
A Critical Evaluation of Paedobaptism A detailed refutation of infant baptism.
Believer's Baptism In The Bible A look at the scriptures concerning baptism in the Bible.
Infant Baptism And The Bible: Should Babies Be Baptized? An overview of infant baptism and the supposed Scriptural support for this Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Reformed church practice. Infant baptism is shown to clearly be the idea of man, not the Bible.
Infant Baptism: Its History And Its Harm A brief look at the history of infant baptism and the position of the major denominations on this heretical doctrine.
The Mode of Baptism: Sprinkling, Pouring Or Immersion? The overwhelming Scriptural evidence for the necessity of baptism by immersion for the true believer in Christ.
Closed Communion A Baptist view of why we should restrict access to Holy Communion.
Are Men Born Sinners? The Age Of Accountability A brief discussion of the age of accountability as opposed to the Roman Catholic doctrine of original sin.
Modern Altar Methods A conservative Methodist critique of the modern "altar call" practice.
Repentance The necessity of repentance for the believer.
The Scriptural "Age of Accountability" The compelling Scriptural, historical and cultural reasons why one can not become fully committed to Christ until he reaches the age of accountability.
Christian Cursing How many times have you seen supposed "Christians" swearing or taking the Lord's name in vain? A look at what the Bible has to say about it.
Church Discipline A look at the Scriptures supporting it; why it is good for the church and how it is to be practiced.
Church Discipline: Missing The Mark The decline of the practice of church discipline in most denominations over the last century and why it should be reinstituted.
The Antimonianism Of "Once Saved, Always Saved" A review of the inherent problems of the "eternal security" doctrine.
The Believer's Conditional Security An 801 page book that thoroughly refutes every flavor of the "eternal security" doctrine. Origin of the doctrine is discussed and as well as detailed Scriptural references that plainly show the fallacy of this doctrine. Includes chapters that refute, point-by-point, the versions of the eternal security espoused by famous radio personalities such as Charles Stanley, John MacArthur, Hank Hanegraaff, Chuck Swindoll and many others. Available at a discounted price at this link and also available from Amazon.com
Does God Have An Eraser? A review of the once saved, always saved heresy. The Scripture clearly teaches that our name can be erased from the Book of Life.
The Eternal Security Teaching A response to the "eternal security" doctrine by the Church of the Brethren (an Anabaptist denomination).
The Faith Factor What being "saved by faith" really means (not easy believism).
The Inadequate Historical Precedent For "Once Saved, Always Saved" A look at the Roman Catholic & Calvinistic roots of the once saved, always saved heresy.
The Myth Of The "Carnal Christian" A second look at the "carnal Christian" doctrine of Dispensationalist of Lewis Sperry Chafer.
Once Saved Always Saved: The Devil's Sin Gospel A great starting point for articles disputing the fallacy of the "eternal security" doctrine.
The Possibility Of Falling From Grace An article from the Silver Lining regarding the doctrine of "eternal security."
The Christian's Appearance A review of scriptures that prescribe moderate dress.
The Christian Veiling An analysis of scriptures regarding the veil.
Christian Grooming, According To The Church Fathers Numerous quotes from the early church fathers regarding modesty in dress, eschewing expensive clothing, cosmetics, hair dyes, wigs, etc.
Is The Headcovering Really The Issue? Challenges many of the common arguments against following the Biblical directive for headcoverings.
Let Her Be Veiled A collection of articles and testimonies regarding the use of headcoverings.
Modesty An article regarding modest dress.
Modesty: Biblical Investigation, Contemporary Application A brief look at the Scriptures that admonish one to be modest and there application today.
...A Peculiar People, Zealous Of Good Works One woman's personal testimony of adopting modest clothing after becoming a Christian. She then reviews the applicable Scriptures, with a special emphasis on whether it is advisable for a Christian woman to wear pants.
Should Christian Women Wear A Headcovering In Church? A review of scriptures dealing with headcoverings.
Is The One Pastor System Scriptural? A great overview of the role of elders and ministers in the church
Is The One-Pastor System Scriptural? Another overview of the ministry (same title, but different author than above).
The Office Of Elder History of the office of elder from the apostolic age until now. Discusses the decline of this Biblical ministerial position in some Anabaptist denominations. From the Mennonite Encyclopedia.
Should Women Be Pastors And Elders? What the Bible has to say about this topic
Should Women Speak In The Church Meeting? A review of scriptures regarding the role of women in the church.
Women Pastors, Biblical Or Beguiled? Why women should not be in the ministry.
Christian Hymnal Online Christian hymnal, including many German hymns (tunes only).
The CyberHymnal Music, lyrics and information on the authors of over 4,000 hymns (probably the best online hymnal on the web).
Hymnal.net Online Christian hymnal with music and lyrics (click on the Classic Hymns link). Note: the authors of this website have some rather dubious religious affiliations.
Instrumental Music In Christian Worship And Testimony: Has It A Scriptural Sanction? A detailed look at the scriptures and history regarding instrumental music in the church.
Separate Seating Church Arrangement A review of reasons why the sexes should be separated in worship.
What Did The Early Church Believe About The Authority Of Scripture (Sola Scriptura)? A historical review of sola scriptura in practice in the early church.
New Testament Finality The primacy of the New Testament has been one of the main tenets of the Anabaptist faith since its beginning. However many Anabaptists are not even aware of this! Here is a brief discussion of this doctrine and how it came to be.
The Purpose-Driven Life: A Review Of Scripture Misuse This article shows how "Warrenism" that is sweeping evangelicals nationwide is built on corrupt, paraphrased translations from "The Message"
Faith, Feeling And Fanatacism A amazingly modern-sounding review of Charismatic fanaticism and the once saved, always saved heresy that started with the Plymouth Brethren. From John Wesley.
The Charismatic Movement: A Biblical Critique A look at the fallacy of common Charismatic doctrines.
The Strange History Of Pentecostalism The history of Pentecostals & Charismatics and a look at current leaders of this movement.
The Christian And Nonresistance A look at the Christian view of war, according to the Scriptures.
Amish Anabaptists In Switzerland In 1861 An interesting look into the Anabaptists in Switzerland in 1861 from a letter of that time period. Apparently, the Apostolic Christians were already the predominant Swiss Anabaptist denomination at that time.
Anabaptist History Of Bern, Switzerland A interesting look at the history of Anabaptists in Bern, Switzerland from the beginning of the Anabaptist movement. Apostolic Christians are also mentioned.
The Anabaptist Story A brief history of the origin of the Anabaptists and Mennonites.
Apostolic Christian History, Herman Ruegger Originally published as Apostolic Church History, Volume 1, this book on Apostolic Church history written in Europe in 1947 has been slightly revised for clarification purposes and republished by the Apostolic Christian Church of America. While not as complete or polished as Marching To Zion (found below), it provides another perspective of Apostolic Christian Church history. Available from Apostolic Christian Publications and A.C. vendors found on this page.
Christian Gerber Entry in the Mennonite Encyclopedia regarding Christian Gerber (early Apostolic Christian Church leader) and an instance where half of a Mennonite church abandoned their congregation to join the Apostolic Christian Church.
The Crown Hill Congregation History of a Mennonite church in Wayne County, Ohio. The fact that a number of families left to join the Apostolic Christian Church is noted.
The Dynamics Of Extinction: The Nazarene Religious Community In Yugoslavia After 1945 Thesis from the Central European University discussing the intense persecution of the European Nazarene branch of the Apostolic Christian Church in Yugoslavia during Communist rule.
Historical Background Of Tremonton City History of the only city (that we are aware of) that was founded by Apostolic Christians. For some reason, church is never referred to by name, but instead as "German colony," etc. Also see "Tremonton, Utah Apostolic Christian Church History" below for more information on the subject from a different source.
History Of The Apostolic Christian Church In Kossuth County, Iowa The History of the West Bend, Iowa Church.
History Of The Peoria Apostolic Christian Church Brief history of the Peoria church from the HistoricPeoria.com website. Includes photo of the church.
History Of The Princeville Apostolic Christian Church A page on the Village of Princeville website on the history of this Illinois church. Picture included.
Marching To Zion: A History Of The Apostolic Christian Church Of America This definitive book on Apostolic Christian Church history by Perry Klopfenstein covers the history of the Apostolic Christian Church, starting from its beginnings in the Anabaptist movement until now. Nothing was overlooked; it includes information on the major leaders of the denomination, the development of the church hymnal, and even the two splits of the church. It includes a brief history of each individual church of this denomination (up until 1982, when this book was written), even including the many small start-up churches that later died out or were incorporated into other churches. Chucked full of photos and illustrations, 653 pages. Available new at Apostolic Christian Publications; used editions of this book are often available at Amazon.com.
Martyr's Mirror Online Online version of the Anabaptist classic Martyr's Mirror of Defenseless Christians. Covers the history of the early church and includes many accounts of Christian martyrs through the centuries (especially Anabaptist martyrs).
Tremonton, Utah Apostolic Christian Church History A brief history of the Apostolic Christian Church in Utah from a genealogy website. The town was named after the original home of the Apostolic Christian settlers that founded it.
The Nazarenes,by Karoly Eotvos The story of Louis Hencsey, the God-fearing man that converted to the Apostolic Christian faith and brought it to his people in Hungary, resulting in many new churches in his country and beyond. Very inspirational, we can't recommend it enough! Available from Apostolic Christian Publications and A.C. vendors found on this page.
Fox's Book Of Martyrs An online version of this classic book of early Christian martyrs (warning: takes a while to load, it's a book, after all!).
The Development Of Religious Persecution This article shows how persecution of
true Christians has been sponsored by Catholic and Protestant state churches and
is dependent on the heretical theology of Augustine
Against Musical Instruments In Public Worship Amazing document by a prominent Southern Presbyterian preacher condemning the invasion of organs in Presbyterian churches. Note how his comments fit the current controversy regarding introduction of worldly music in the church!
Augustine On Appearance Early teachings on apparrel,use of jewelry and cosmetics.
Calvin On Headcoverings What one prominent Reformation leader taught on the subject
Excessive Adornment In Dress (1897) Remarkable evidence that even Presbyterians were once concerned about modesty!
The Head Covering: 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 A brief look at the practice of wearing the headcovering, including quotes by early church fathers and a look at the Roman culture. With pictures.
Headcoverings In ScriptureAn examination of evidence of the wearing of headcoverings starting at 100 A.D.
Instrumental Music And Church History A brief review of the history of instrumental church music. Click here for part two of this article.
Instrumental Music In Religious Worship The classic Presbyterian view of bringing musical instruments into the church.
Mennonites In Europe: Church Discipline A historical look at the decline of church discipline in the Swiss Reformed Church under it's founder Zwingli, contrasted with church discipline among the Swiss Anabaptists.
On The Veiling Of Women John Chrysotom's (an early church father) thoughts on the subject.
Shall I Enter The Army? Surprising support for the doctrine of nonresistance from Dwight L Moody.
Tertullian On Christian Adornment Read the words of one of the early church fathers, including his warnings about immodest clothing and jewelry. This document is circa 200 A.D.
What Did The Early Christians Believe About...? Compilation of the numerous cries against the use of instruments in the church by early church fathers and theologians.
Women's Hats And Churches (1942) The order that rescinded the Church of England's longstanding doctrine requiring headcoverings for women in church (note the lack of scriptural support for this change).
Apostolic Christian Church (From the Bible Views website) Consists of the Apostolic Christian "Welcome" booklet explaining church doctrine and practices.
Bible Views Informational website with an overview of the major Anabaptist denominations, including the Apostolic Christian Church.
Apostolic Christian World Relief The official organization for Apostolic Christian Church missions and relief projects across the globe.
Casa de Elizabeth Orphanage and home for unwed mothers in Mexico. This article discusses the involvement in this effort by the Apostolic Christian World Relief organization and the local A.C. church at Ixtlan, Mexico. Click here for the home page.
Gateway Woods was featured in two separate articles in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel newspaper. With pictures. Click here for article one. Click here for article two.
Haitian Hearts The Apostolic Christian Church has been dedicated to the Haitian Hearts program, which brings medical care to the poor in Haiti. There are many accounts of trips to Haiti by the Apostolic Christian World Relief organization here, complete with pictures.
Changed Lives Accounts of children rescued by the Haitian Hearts program. Most families referenced on this page belong to the Apostolic Christian Church.
Midwest Food Bank A charitable organization started by Apostolic Christians in the Midwest to provide food and other assistance to those in need across the globe. Aid is usually distributed by the semiload with items collected and loaded at these facilities. It is largely run by Apostolic Christians and with Apostolic Christian volunteers, although it partners with other Christian charitable organizations, corporations and others from the community willing to volunteer their time and donations for this effort.
Northwest Medical Teams International Story of a typical Apostolic Christian World Relief effort to provide medical care and food to those suffering from poverty, famine or weather-related disasters.
Outreach Indy A program started by the Apostolic Christian Church of Indianapolis to help out neighbors in need.
A Race For Salvation An award-winning, heartwarming story of a stellar athlete from Congerville, Illinois who gave up a chance at a promising track career to follow the call of the Lord. Also includes interviews with her athletic coaches, her parents and a minister from the Apostolic Christian Church. Originally published in the Pantagraph. With pictures.
A+ Homeschooling Interesting site with homeschooling tips, journals and even a free newsletter. By the Ringger family.
Apostolic Christian Churches (Flickr) Personal posting of pictures of past and present Apostolic Christian Church buildings.
Apostolic Christian Churches In Europe Lots of great pictures of Apostolic Christian Churches and church members in Europe. Personal page by Jon Stoller.
Hoosiers In Haiti Website maintained by an Apostolic Christian family in Haiti. Pictures and info on A.C. World Relief work being done there.
Ito News Interesting website maintained by an American Apostolic Christian woman who moved to Japan after she married an Apostolic Christian man from the church there. Lots of pictures.
The Klaus Family Website maintained by an Apostolic Christian minister in Japan. Lots of pictures of the people and churches.
The Reinhard Connection Personal page for the Reinhard family, a Haiti missionary family. Pictures, journals, etc.
Melt The Heart Internet vendor of Apostolic Christian recordings, books and Christian greeting cards & gifts. Located in Forrest, Illinois.
Pencil Portraits By Melissa Get a pencil portrait custom made from your photograph by artist Melissa Zimmerman.
Ringger Clothing Custom tailored, modest clothing for girls and women. Also available through their Ebay store (click here).
Anabaptist Bookstore An online bookstore with conservative Anabaptist books and recordings.
Scroll Publishing Co. A publisher of books on the early church and topics of Anabaptist interest. Their low shipping cost makes them more economical than alternatives like Amazon.com.
Dramatic Church Sound Improvement With SPL Tricks The unique sound requirements required because of Apostolic Christian church practices such as plural ministry made news in this trade journal. With pictures of the Peoria church.
Amish Mennonites In Tazewell County, Illinois This report includes genealogical information on many Apostolic Christian families in the area. PDF file.
Apostolic Christian Genealogy Great site for tracing the genealogy of families that have belonged to the Apostolic Christian Church for several generations.
Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Box Elder County, Utah Cemetery records for the Apostolic Christian Church cemetery at Tremonton, Utah.
Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Kossuth County, Iowa Cemetery records for the West Bend, Iowa church. Click here for pictures of this cemetery.
Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, LaPorte County, Indiana Records of veterans buried in the LaCrosse, Indiana church cemetery.
Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Lewis County, New York Pictures of the Apostolic Christian cemetery in Lewis County cemetery.
Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Nemaha County, Kansas Cemetery records for the Sabetha, Kansas church.
Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Wells County, Indiana Cemetery records for the Bluffton, Indiana church. Also records for the new cemetery.
Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, White County, Indiana Cemetery records for the Wolcott, Indiana church.
Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Woodford County, Illinois Cemetery records for the Roanoke, Illinois church.
Apostolic Heritage Genealogy website for those looking for info on Apostolic Christian families from East-Central Illinois and West-Central Indiana. Includes cemetery information, along with information on families, church ministers, Sunday School teachers and song leaders. Also newsletters with periodic updates.
Swiss Anabaptist Genealogical Association Information on families with an Anabaptist heritage in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. You'll see many common A.C. surnames on their list!