Yesterday, after eleven years as a member of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, MD, I terminated my membership. In fact, I stood up with a group of people who were all leaving.
We were sent out as part of the church-planting team for the latest Sovereign Grace Ministries church: Redeemer Arlington.
Nope, there's no scandal here, but I was hoping to catch your attention! Why? Because the start of a new church is a momentous occasion in the Kingdom of God! I am excited to be part of a new venture. Eric Simmons is the senior pastor of this new church--some of you know him through his leadership of the New Attitude/NEXT conferences or the regional One meetings at Covenant Life Church.
Redeemer Arlington will serve the Arlington, VA, and downtown DC regions. The church-planting team will meet for two months to establish the core functions of the church and then we expect to open our doors to public meetings sometime in March or thereabouts. The church's website will be up soon.
Arlington is an urban area that is home to both some of the most upscale and successful young professionals in the area, as well as a wide swath of internationals who come from dozens of nations. If you think of it, please pray for provision for our team as most of us will soon be moving from a less-expensive suburb to a more expensive urban core. It doesn't make sense in human terms to make this move, but we have learned to measure success in different terms!
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