Our vision is to become an increasingly healthy,
multiplying, gospel church.
By healthy, we mean that we want to be a congregation that increasingly reflects God's character as his character has been revealed in his Word.
By multiplying, we mean that we aspire to be disciples who make disciples, leaders who develop leaders, and a church that starts and strengthens other churches.
By a gospel church, we simply mean that we want to be a church that believes, proclaims, and displays the gospel.
How do we know this is God’s vision for the church? One way is to look at biblical prayers for local churches in the New Testament, such as Paul’s prayers in his letters or John’s letters to the seven churches in Revelation. What the apostles pray for the church to become expresses God’s own vision for those local churches. Paul’s prayer for the Colossian church serves as our prayer and vision for Bon Air:
“We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints; because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel which has come to you, just as in all the world also it is constantly bearing fruit and increasing, even as it has been doing in you also since the day you heard of it and understood the grace of God in truth” (Col 1:3–6).
In other words, our vision is the same as for every gospel congregation throughout time and around the world. As those who have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ, we want to bring him glory. The main way we do that is through our life together as a church, as this gospel community demonstrates the love of Jesus through our love for each other (John 13:35). We gather together to sing his praises, offer our prayers, hear his Word, and care for one another. And we serve side by side to see Jesus worshipped as the true King both here in Arlington and to the ends of the earth.
Bon Air Baptist Church
800 N Illinois St
Arlington, VA 22205
Phone: (703) 525-8079
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