Reaching Metro DC through Church Planting

Beautiful, prosperous, innovative, and diverse, our nation’s capital is one of the most influential cities in the modern world. On the surface, Washington, DC is a thriving metropolis, well known for its rich political and social history, and home to some of America’s most impressive architecture, art, food, sports and entertainment.

Spiritually speaking, however, our city is in deep decline. More than six million people representing various racial, cultural and religious backgrounds live in metropolitan Washington. However, research shows that only 12.5 percent have an affiliation with an evangelical church. There are also several unreached, largely immigrant people groups, right here in our region.

Perhaps you’re thinking: “There are already a lot of churches in the DC metro area. Do we really need more?” It’s a great question, and one we have certainly considered. Read on to learn why we need new churches all over the world, and particularly in the DC metro area.

 

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  • Tim Keller / Redeemer Presbyterian Church Pastor

    The vigorous, continual planting of new congregations is the single most crucial strategy for 1) the numerical growth of the Body of Christ in any city, and 2) the continual corporate renewal and revival of…


  • Lon Solomon / McLean Bible Church Senior Pastor

    I believe if we are going to serve the Lord faithfully according to Romans 12, this means us individuals serving the Lord, and as a church body serving the Lord, but also as a church…


  • Clint Clifton / New City Network Director

    The needs are great. Reaching the diverse population in the D.C. area requires overcoming barriers of affluence and poverty, language and culture, and the darkness of spiritual liberalism and indifference.


  • Clint Clifton / New City Network Director

    Pray for evangelistic Christians to seek jobs in D.C., and dedicate themselves to ministry in politics and the marketplace.


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