Reaching our city

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.

Title 1 Outreach

We focus much of our structured outreach in the communities of Title I schools, which often have especially urgent spiritual and physical needs. We provide for physical needs in various ways (like distributing food and clothing or teaching English), attaching the Gospel at every opportunity. Amidst the economic upheaval of the pandemic, which brought especially high unemployment in these communities, we undertook a large-scale effort to distribute food to those in need. Over the course of the pandemic, we distributed over 12 million lbs. of food in these vulnerable communities.

As we meet needs in Title I communities, we gather all who are interested into Bible studies or sometimes begin ministry to children. 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.

Need > Gospel > Make Disciples > Multiply Churches

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. The Local Outreach team works closely with each MBC location, and there’s rarely a weekend when we’re not doing something in a Title I community. We’d love to have you join us. Please fill out our Interest Form.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION AND MORE

Even as we transition away from the emergency food distribution work we emphasized during the pandemic, our community events still often involve food distribution alongside other activities.

If you are in need, you’re welcome to join us at any of the events below, where we will be giving out boxes of food on a first-come, first-served basis. Many of our sites also feel like community festivals, with games and other activities. So whether you need food or not, feel free to come visit us!

For our MBC community, if you’d like to help out with food distribution and gatherings like these, please fill out this Interest Form.

You can also help by donating the following needed items. Please leave donations at MBC Tysons in the donation cottage (in front of Door 2 on the lower level parking garage)

*No glass containers or bulk packages please*

  • Canned veggies, beans, soups, fruit
  • Tuna, cans and packets
  • Snack-sized chips, cookies, crackers
  • Rice and potato flakes (starchy side dishes)
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Mac & Cheese (boxes & cups)
  • Instant noodle cups or packets
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Peanut butter
  • Peanut butter crackers
  • Trail mix/mixed nuts (individually packed)
  • Bar soap
  • Baby diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Deodorant
  • Travel size hygiene products
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste

Note: We are not currently accepting clothing donations

Church Planting

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 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.

FURNITURE MINISTRY

Do you have bedroom, living room or kitchen furniture that you no longer need?  We provide used furniture that is still in good shape to families in need.  Contact [email protected] for more information.

MORE OUTREACHES

MBC members also lead several outreach ministries serving groups or causes about which they’re passionate—whether adoption and foster care or support packages for troops serving abroad. We also have ethnic fellowships which often lead outreach efforts in those ethnic communities locally.

SERVE WITH US

For our MBC community, if you’d like to help out with food distribution and gatherings like these, please fill out this Interest Form.
 

AFGHAN REFUGEE RESPONSE

If you are interested in finding out about the latest opportunities in serving Afghan refugees, please click here.
 

PARTNER WITH US

If you represent an organization which would partner with MBC, fill out Local Partnerships Form.