Saturday, May 17, 2008
Northwest Community Church
Northwest Community Church (4100 16th Street NW) is a non-denominational church affiliated with the Church of God. A movement started in 1881, the church places emphasis on unifying God's people and encouraging holy living. The church's founders "sought to forsake denominational hierarchies and formal creeds, trusting solely in the Holy Spirit as their overseer and the Bible as their statement of belief.... Their aim was not to establish another denomination but to promote primary allegiance to Jesus Christ so as to transcend denominational loyalties."
The Northwest Community Church was established in 2006 and is an outgrowth of the National Memorial Church of God--one of 25 national churches in Washington, D.C. Due to declines in members and shifting demographics, the larger church closed it doors and encouraged the establishment of smaller congregations. This specific congregation has chosen a mission focused on pointing the world to Christ. They sum up their mission in four words: reaching, growing, loving, and worshiping.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 2/08