Jesus said to His disciples in Matthew 28:18-20:
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
While our website serves an important aspect of the Great Commission of Jesus Christ, it is only possible to fulfill half of what Jesus commanded in the above instruction.
Evangelism – a practice whereby Christians spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to sinners – is a critical aspect to the Great Commission, but an equally important aspect is the discipling of new converts (teaching Christians to obey all that Christ has commanded us).
True and meaningful discipleship cannot take place on the internet, so it is essential for you to find a faithful church, come under godly leadership, and surround yourself with godly people that you might learn all of the implications of the gospel of the grace of God. This page, then, serves to help you find a local church that you might indeed grow in the knowledge and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The following sermon titled, The Kind of Church You Need to be Part of, was delivered by Pastor Steve Lawson at the 2012 Resolved Conference. The message is extremely helpful as it answers the following questions:
What is the model church? What are the characteristics of a faithful church? Where should you worship? Is your church God-centered, Christ-exalting, and Gospel-driven? How do you know if it is? What do you do if it’s not?
These are important questions to ask considering the man-centeredness of the postmodern church landscape that is devoid of truth and sound doctrine. It is imperative Christians gather for worship in churches with a high view of God, a high view of Scripture, and a proper view of man. Only then are Christians in a place of worship that most glorifies our Sovereign Lord, most edifies God’s people, and most equips us for the work of Gospel ministry through the teaching of sound doctrine and a biblical understanding of discipleship.
The Kind of Church You Need to be Part of can be downloaded for free here, or viewed in the following video. After hearing the message, please proceed to the below church search recommendations.
Finding a Biblical Church Home
Now that you’ve heard The Kind of Church You Need to be Part of, you have an idea as to what to look for in a local church. The following search tools are excellent resources to assist you:
The Master’s Seminary Alumni Map
Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals (FIRE) Churches
Founders-Friendly Churches Associated with the Founders Movement within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America
If you live in the Washington DC area, we invite you to be our guest and visit Franconia Baptist Church. We are located at 5912 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310.
If you have questions regarding your search for a biblical church home, feel free to contact us.