安城教會從建立伊始就借用美國教會(安城第一浸信會)的教堂聚會。感谢神的恩典,教會於2005年4月搬遷至位於611 Belchertown Road的新堂址。

Church History

Amherst Chinese Christian Church (ACCC) started in the 1960's as a small campus bible study group. In 1978, the group officially established a church and began their Sunday worship.

During the past 27 years, ACCC has become a lamp stand in the region of Western Massachusetts, leading many Chinese living in Amherst, both local and temporary residents, out of darkness and into the light. Due to its close proximity to the University of Massachusetts, the congregation is mainly composed of Chinese students in UMASS, who came from Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Southeast Asia and other parts of the world. ACCC has become the first stop in their heavenly journey, as well as the cradle in fostering their spiritual growth.

For many years, groups of foreign students got to know God through gospel meetings and bible study; they are saved and are born-again. Throughout their life in the university, they were nurtured and their spiritual life steadily matured. By the time they've become key co-workers in serving the Lord, they would have also attained their academic degrees. They departed the area according to where their career led them, and continued to serve the Lord in various states of America, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Southeast Asia and other parts of the world. In fact, over the past ten years, we've seen more who were baptized in ACCC, after being equipped spiritually, return to China to promote the gospel.

Moreover, we have supported several alumni who accepted God's calling to receive seminary training and become full time workers of the Lord. Therefore, ACCC has always been doing the work of plowing, sowing, watering and sending out workers to advance the gospel. Our spiritual gifts and resources may be limited, yet our faith and mission to preach the gospel are not restricted. Recently, our church has become increasingly involved in short-term missions overseas. We've set foot in Trinidad of Tobago and Europe (England, Ireland and Spain). Indeed, the love of Christ compels us to seek for the lost souls for the sake of the Kingdom of God.

In the past, our congregation was composed mainly of graduate students and unmarried gospel friends. Lately, the composition gradually shifted to a higher percentage of locals and families. Although many students graduate and leave the area on a yearly basis, nonetheless, the Lord continues to add the number of believers among us. We are witnesses of God's abundant grace in Amherst Christian Chinese Church.

Amherst Chinese Christian Church has always used the facilities of First Baptist Church in Amherst until recently. In 2005, the church purchased and moved to its new property located along Belchertown Road (Route 9), Amherst.