WHAT WE BELIEVE

Common Practices and Common Confession

 

Worship

Our worship is simple. We follow the ancient four-fold pattern of Gathering, Teaching, Communion, and Sending.

Our worship is rooted. Our four-fold pattern finds it origins in the earliest accounts of Christian corporate worship.

Our worship is beautiful. We aspire to create a worship experience that is both aesthetically pleasing and theologically informed.

Our worship is contemporary. Our music, language, and artistic expression are of this time.

 

Basin and Towel Service

When you follow Jesus, he always hands you a basin and towel. In John’s gospel we learn that prior to his last meal with his friends, Jesus took a towel and a basin of water and washed his follower’s feet. And then he told them to follow his lead. We aspire to take up the basin and towel of Christ and in so doing we seek ways to serve our world with no strings attached.

 

Hospitality

We aspire to create space for others so that guests become friends and our friends become family. Christian hospitality is a rather radical way of life because according to the biblical narrative, God likes to show up when host and stranger meet.

 

Learning

The word ‘disciple’ means learner. We believe that Jesus offers us the very best way to live in this world. But learning his way isn’t always easy. We seek to be a community of learners who gather around the teachings of Jesus with the intention of living in the way of Jesus. We acknowledge that this is more than a cerebral pursuit! Jesus’ Spirit equips and empowers us to live a beautiful life.

 

Compassion

Compassion means literally ‘to suffer with.’ It is our desire to live in solidarity with those who suffer.

 

Play

Play is all too often overlooked as an essentially ingredient of community life. We have found that we need to play together often and in so doing we grow together and learn to love one another more deeply.

 

Our Common Confession

Everyone is broken and is in need of healing.Everyone is lost and in need of a home.Everyone is tempted to fake it and needs to become real.Jesus offers us healing for our brokenness.Jesus offers us a home in the heart of God surrounded by a faith family.Jesus invites us to face the truth about everything.

 

The Apostle's Creed

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hades; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

Call us:

202-723-3252

Find us: 

4401 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20011