There are many congregations to choose from in the Washington area and so we asked ourselves the question, why should we exist as a congregation? What is it about us that sets us a part from most of the other congregations in the community? What do we do better than most?
The overwhelming consensus of our membership felt that we caring forth the great commission as given by our Lord in Matt. 28:19-20. Our Lord did not calls us to just evangelize the world, He called us to disciple nations. Discipleship involve the evangelization of the sinner and the subsequent discipleship of that believer through the teaching of the whole counsel of God. To accomplish this we must move beyond the "milk" of the Word, the elementary facts of the faith, and into the "solid food" of the Word.
Hebrews 6:1, "Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to maturity."
We, therefore, dine spiritually on the solid food of the word and expect our members to grow from this instruction so that they might carry out the work of the ministry, edifying the body of Christ, and growing into the likeness of Jesus. As Paul declared it so well in his book to the Ephesians 4:11-16:
"And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head — Christ — from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love." (NKJV)
Our church does not exist to entertain Christians nor do we water down our messages in order to make them appeal to the unbeliever. Rather, our Church exists to teach Saints what God Word says so that they might live richer and fuller lives.
We offer an environment of Christian unity and love and a spiritual feast that will enable you to grow to your full potential in Christ. And if you are not a believer or have questions about your standing before God, we can show you how you can know with complete assurance that if you died today you would be in the presence of the almighty God and His Savior Jesus Christ. We would welcome you to join us in our quest to serve God.