A disciple is a follower—one who is learning from another. That's what Jesus meant when he told his church to go and "make disciples of all nations." He was calling us to be not just believers in him, but also lifelong followers of him. That's what we're striving to be at Bon Air. We want to learn from Jesus, follow him, and therefore become more like him.

We never want to be a church where our members can be anonymous. On the contrary, we believe the Bible teaches us that we as Christians are to be deeply involved in each others' lives. Through our public services and individual discipling, we strive to be always spurring one another on to follow Jesus more faithfully.

One-on-one Discipleship

The Christian life is never a solo journey. Christians need consistent encouragement from each other in order to persevere in faith and live lives characterized by love and obedience to Christ.

To this end the author of Hebrews exhorts us with great urgency, "Watch out, brothers and sisters, so that there won’t be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin’s deception" (3:12–13). Later in the letter he continues, "And let us watch out for one another to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to gather together" (10:24–25).

We want to be a church where our members do not simply show up on Sunday mornings and disappear for a week. Rather, we want to be passionate and deliberate about our discipleship to Jesus, and we believe that is accomplished through Christians living life together. On any given day, all over Arlington County, members of Bon Air can be found meeting together over lunch or coffee or a walk through the park—praying, talking, reading, and encouraging one another in the faith. Whether you are a working professional, college student, stay-at-home mom, or retiree, our hope is that you will build deep and edifying relationships with other Christians at Bon Air.