Unite in Love. Transform Community. Develop Leaders.
Connect Church loves the community of Chantilly and Northern Virginia. We have joined with our neighbors to make this community a better place to live, grow, and work. Our vision is to serve the needs that exist in order to make a difference in the community as a whole and in lives individually.
Unite in Love
Making strangers friends. Making enemies brothers. Making neighbors community. Jesus came to do this very thing. He removed the divides between Jew/Gentile, slave and free and male and female. He upset cultural norms and called for unity and peace in the middle of unrest. He called for us to be peacemakers. He challenged us to focus on loving God and loving others. This will be our first mission: teaching those around us how to love God first and best and how to love others next.
Everywhere Jesus went, lives were changed for the better. Following his example, we will make a positive difference in lives by meeting the real needs around us. Connect Groups become loving communities where people can find belonging, meet new friends, and discover Jesus. We train those who learn to follow Jesus into connectors who will draw others into community.
Our Connect Group communities foster individual growth that God will use to transform broken relationships, build families, heal divisions, and break addictions.
Jesus spent 3 years training 12 leaders to change the world and gave us the mission to raise up a new generation of leaders. We will train those who follow Jesus to make a difference in their communities. Every Connect Group will train up new leaders. As we grow and multiply Connect Groups, we create the opportunities to plant new churches all around our region and around the world, led by our experienced, empowered leaders.
Who We Are
We're starting a different kind of church that begins with caring relationships instead of finding our measure of success in the the size of a crowd. Our focus is on connect groups where real relationships take center stage, like Jesus did with his disciples.
We focus on making and growing new and better disciples.
Where We Come From
Connect Church is currently gathering team members from all over Northern Virginia who are willing to be a part of what God is doing. Currently we have team members from Chantilly, South Riding, Centreville, Reston, Vienna, and Oakton.
Where We're Headed
We are so thrilled about what God has been doing lately. As we grow, we plan to start gathering the connect groups into celebration gatherings on Sundays in a local school which will give us additional ways to serve, connect with, and care for our community. Our ultimate goal is to be a church that plants other churches. We plan to plant "pregnant" ready to train and equip another church planter to be ready to plant in the near future. We simply repeat this same model in another local community as we grow and replant again and again.
What This Means for You
What about you? We would love for you to be a part of what God is doing with Connect Church. If you are still exploring what faith is, or learning about how to get plugged into your purpose within the church, we will help you explore that more.
We are glad to answer questions about faith and God. We have classes for people who are exploring faith and God. We also have mentors in place for those who want to deepen their relationship with God and grow in leadership skills.
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