Our Mission 2017-09-08T13:48:00+00:00

Our Mission

“Welcoming others, growing in grace, sharing Christ’s love.”

Some years ago, I was looking for a church home here in the Northern Virginia area and visited Community Lutheran Church on the recommendation of a good friend. Within just a few minutes, I knew I was home. I can say without hesitation that’s the single most common response I hear from new visitors to our church.

Founded in 1972 as a congregation of the American Lutheran Church (a predecessor body of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), Community Lutheran Church has been located in the Cascades Marketplace since 1992.  Since those first faithful believers gathered together to begin this worshiping community as a new mission start in a growing area, this church has sought to preach, teach, and share the Good News of Jesus Christ in word and deed with all people.

Vision
A church embedded in the community that impacts people’s lives for the sake of the Gospel

Values
Welcome; Community; Christian Formation; Outreach

Our Community Lutheran family believes each of us should strive to live the lives Jesus challenges us to live, caring for one another, for our community and for our world. He calls upon us to be role models, not just at worship but every day as we engage in true discipleship through our actions, our contributions to the welfare of others and our commitment to living Christian lives and, by our example, encouraging others to join us.

Every person is welcome here at Community Lutheran—no exceptions. These are exciting times for our church family, and we invite you to visit and stay. We are embarking on a journey of discovery seeking new ways to do more good things, to reach more people, to help others on their faithful path, and to do what each of us can to make our world a better place. We invite you to make Community Lutheran Church your home. May the peace of the Lord be with you always.

In Christ,

Mike Turner
Council President