We glorify God by making disciples and multiplying churches in Greater Washington, D.C. Much of our disciple-making in the D.C. area occurs through our members’ personal witness in their offices, schools, and neighborhoods. But we also unite together in structured outreach to make disciples and multiply churches in our communities.
Each year, MBC facilitates four major structured outreaches. At the start of the fall, we join together for Back to School Outreach. In the winter, we make a major outreach push at Christmas time, and in the spring, we do the same for Easter. In the summer, we scatter, many of our members going overseas to serve as short-term missionaries and others staying here to lead local outreaches, like Vacation Bible Schools in Title I communities.
We focus much of our structured outreach in the communities of Title I schools, which often have especially urgent spiritual and physical needs. First, we provide for physical needs in various ways (like distributing food and clothing or teaching English), attaching the Gospel at every opportunity. In 2019, we distributed approximately 325,000 meals to 12,000 families and 4,300 backpacks to students at under-resourced schools.
As we meet needs in Title I communities, we gather all who are interested into Bible studies and children’s ministries to provide discipleship. Finally, as the Lord leads, we strive to plant one or more churches in the community in partnership with our church-planting network, New City Network.
We understand that we can’t meaningfully make disciples in a community if we’re only there a few times a year, so we maintain an ongoing presence in several Title I communities.
We praise God that the we have launched Trinity Church of Loudoun out of MBC Loudoun! We are in the process of launching Iglesias Campo Blanco which meets in our building on Sunday mornings at 11 am and provides live preaching in Spanish.
In pursuit of church multiplication, we partner closely with New City Network (NCN) to train and mobilize church planters in the D.C. area and among all nations. We praise God for over 55 churches planted so far in D.C. and around the world through this partnership.
We understand that God’s purpose for D.C. and the nations is not just for MBC to grow larger and larger but for hundreds of thousands of churches to make disciples and multiply. That’s why we partner with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) through NCN to plant like-minded and like-hearted churches all over D.C. and among all nations.
Would you like to join us in our Coronavirus response, distributing food and hygiene products to communities around you? We’ll reach out soon with a wide range of opportunities to get involved.
If you represent an organization which would partner with MBC, fill out Local Partnerships Form.