About ACTS International Publisher of Daily Encounter
ACTS International (A Christian Teaching Service) is a nonprofit church service organization whose supporters come from many different churches. Our purpose is to communicate a message of hope and that of Jesus Christ to the wider community—which, via the Internet, has become a worldwide community.
ACTS International was founded in 1968 in Australia by Dick Innes and has offices in U.S.A. and Australia. Dick has made his home in California since 1981 and operates Daily Encounter and the ACTS web pages from here. For more information about Dick Click HERE.
Based on the words of Jesus, "Do you want to be made whole?" ACTS goal is to apply the Christian message to the growth and maturity of the whole person and thereby help people become healthy and whole, not only spiritually, but also emotionally, relationally, and physically.
We believe that God is not concerned so much about religion as he is about relationships. That is, he not only wants us to have a right relationship with himself through Jesus Christ, but also with each other—and ourselves.
Furthermore, we believe that God's goal isn't to make people good simply for goodness sake, but to make people whole for only to the degree that we are made whole will our lifestyle, actions, attitudes, behavior, and relationships be wholesome.
We also believe that Christianity is much more than a creed. While the creed is important, Christianity is more than intellectually believing in a creed. It is experiencing divine love, divine acceptance and divine forgiveness, and communicating these in some way to every life we touch.
More than 40 million of ACTS Encounter outreach brochures/leaflets have been distributed worldwide by hundreds of churches, chaplains, other organizations, business and professional people, and lay persons. Thousands of people have been helped and responded over the years.