We create an environment where you grow INWARD and are transformed OUTWARD, to go ONWARD to impact the world for Christ.
Values shape our everyday cultural life and reflect the way we want our surroundings to perceive us. We emphasize three things:
People thrive best when we treat each other, the life we have been entrusted with, and our surroundings with respect. It is about taking yourself and others seriously, about living gratefully, and about taking responsibility for both yourself and the communities you are part of.
In God's eyes, all people are valuable and invited to live life with Him. At the same time, He has given every individual the responsibility to manage and develop the life and the abilities He has entrusted us with. Therefore, it is our belief that we must do our very best; it is our responsibility to contribute to the fellowship of believers and to advance the kingdom of God on earth, by becoming the best version of ourselves.
At Acts Academy we want to be known for quality and for doing the absolute best with what we have at our disposal.
We teach each other to live courageously, to have faith and the willingness to take chances but also to fail in the effort to follow the call that we believe God has placed on each individual. We do not like political correctness and uniformity, but cultivate the uniqueness of each individual in respect of our heavenly father's original plan and thought.
At Acts Academy we create an environment where people are inspired to live courageously, with greatness, with space for creativity, and with a desire to reach for the dreams that God put in their hearts. We foster leaders who provide space for development, who take initiative and try new paths.
Everything we do in life is about more than ourselves. We believe God created us with a purpose greater than ourselves and our personal ambitions. Therefore, we celebrate generosity and try to teach each other to have other people's best on our mind. Generosity creates an amazing environment and is an expression of God's own heart since he sent His Son Jesus and freely gave Him to all mankind.
Generosity is a way of life, an attitude, a way of living selflessly. It is a crucial ingredient in any society and fellowship that is interconnected and developed.
At Acts Academy we foster servant leadership, cooperation, and generosity. We want to surprise and create experiences that inspire everyone who visits the house or comes in contact with our students and staff.
Acts Academy is housed in a 5,000 m2 large and majestic building, located in the middle of a beautiful park and overlooking Kolding. It was inaugurated in 1957 and is today home to several different organizations:
The Church City, which is one of the largest churches in the Apostolic network of churches, is also housed in the building. They meet in the building next door, which will house conference facilities for church, business and cultural activities.
Café Nærværket is another organization in the building. It is a meeting place for the socially vulnerable and is open five days a week. It is mainly run by volunteers from Kirkeibyen in cooperation with Blue Cross; it also provides the framework for the weekly food distribution called 'food bank'.
All the organizations in the house eat in the Acts Academy's dining room and also gather for a shared morning devotion once a week.
We cooperate with the Apostolic Church as it is our spiritual background. However, at Academy we also want to be a Bible school and a resource center for a wide range of free churches and other ecclesiastical movements in both Denmark and Europe.
The school is bilingual (Danish and English) and a place where men and women are trained to bear responsibility in churches as well as in society. All students are on internships in either their own church, or in churches, organizations and social initiatives with which we cooperate.
Our students are taught by the best educators within church and society. This way we are pat of a much larger community.
We are also part of FrikirkeNet, which is the umbrella organization for most free churches in Denmark.
Acts Academy is one of about 70 folk high schools in Denmark. The Folk High Schools are a unique Danish invention which aim to foster "livsoplysning" (education on life) and democratic formation. Therefore, teaching must have a broad character. At Acts Academy, we live it out by bringing together instudents of different nationalities and teaching them the Christian faith as well as our cultural heritage. Seeing themselves from a perspective shaped by faith in God, students are shaped and formed in a community filled with challenges. They will also be given concrete opportunities to engage in meaningful and socially relevant activities.