"And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." Acts 2:42
We long to see God bring himself glory by making his grace known here in Arlington, Virginia and beyond. We pray that God would be pleased to use our congregation to that end, until the end.
We subscribe to a Baptist confession of faith, the 1853 New Hampshire Confession of Faith, and affirm historic Baptist beliefs. While being a Baptist church can have lots of stereotypes attached with it, we trust you’ll find we are a Bible-teaching, Gospel-centered, Spirit-empowered, Christ-exalting, God-glorifying church.
We are congregationally-governed under God's authoritative Word and practice the two ordinances that God has instituted: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Since baptism is the public declaration that one has received God's grace, we believe God's Word teaches that baptism is only for people who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins and hope of eternal life.
God, through the gracious work of the Holy Spirit, uses the Bible to call out his people and build his church. In other words, God uses his authoritative Word to save people by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Then, he joins those people to one another in a covenant community called the church. We are one with other Christians throughout the world and throughout the ages, yet we gather as a particular congregation. Together, we are God's family, God's flock, the body and bride of Christ, who serve as his ambassadors in our neighborhoods and to the nations.