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PURPOSE STATEMENT

Washington Alliance Church

To glorify Christ and do what He would do, obeying His great command to love and His great commission toward the world. 

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Washington Alliance Church exists for the purpose of exalting Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior, through the evangelism of people and the equipping of them to be trained for the work of the ministry (e.g. good works, sharing their faith, and helping other grow in Him) through the Word of God in a context of growing holiness and love. 

Ephesians 4:11-13, 2 Timothy 2:2, Matthew 28:19-20

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We seek to provide personnel, time, funds, and prayer to help accomplish the Great Commission of Christ, both here in the Washington area and around the world. 

Genesis 12:1-3, Isaiah 60, Matthew 28:19, Luke 16:1-9, Luke 19:11-27, Acts 1:8

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We will provide creative ways to open opportunities of outreach in the community. We seek to reach people in various levels of culture and community by creatively presenting them the Gospel and God’s standards for life and morality. We seek to be salt in the world (side-door to the church programs e.g. via music, drama, sports ministries, etc.) The message must stay the same, but the methods must change. 

1 Corinthians 9:19-23

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We will give high priority to corporate worship through quality experiences of praise proclaiming God’s Word.

Isaiah 6:1-4, Mark 12:29-30, Hebrews 10:24-25

5.

We seek to provide strong, relationship-building groups so that people can form lasting Christian friendships and care groups that reach out to others. These are primarily experienced through Adult Bible Fellowships.

6.

We seek to provide strong small groups and one-to-one opportunities for people to study scripture, receive strength for their daily walk with Christ, and achieve maximum personal growth. 

Acts 20:29-31, Colossians 1:28, 2 Timothy 2:2

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We will provide support for married and single people in their home life, affirming God’s approval of either lifestyle. Support will include teaching and modeling, as well as having families know the biblical design for marriage and parent-child relationships. We will also seek to minister to the separated, deserted, divorced, and the widow and widower at their point of need.

1 Corinthians 7:2-9, Genesis 2:18-25, Mark 10:6-9, 1 Corinthians 7:39, 2 Corinthians 6:14-16, Ephesians 5:22-23, Ephesians 6:1-4

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We will seek to make personal ministry and evangelism a priority for all men and women, equipping and involving them in vital ministries within and outside the church. All Christians who call Washington Alliance Church their home should be involved in some form of ministry, making them part-time ministers of Washington Alliance Church. 

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In order to make the most of every ministry opportunity, we will provide the best facilities, resources and experiences possible in worship, education, and special events. We will seek excellence. 

10.

We will seek to be a church of integrity in the area of finances, holding ourselves accountable to the congregation and the civil authorities so as to be an example of light, above reproach. 

Matthew 5:13-16, Luke 16

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We will seek to accept and love all non-Christians, regardless of their personal lives, in order that they might someday trust in Christ.

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We will uphold biblical standards of holiness for all members, including church discipline if necessary, as an expression of commitment to them and obedience to Christ. 

1 Corinthians 5

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We will seek to provide excellent Christian education for all ages, children, youth, and adults, in order that people might trust in Christ and grow into healthy, functioning Christians.

Ephesians 4:11-16

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We will attempt to provide care for all Washington Alliance Church members and friends with a special emphasis upon coordinating help and support during special needs. 

15.

We believe that although diversity exists within the church, it is mandatory to have unity in areas of theological fundamentals, as well as personal relationships. It is our intention in belief and behavior to major on the major doctrines, while minoring on the minors. In essentials we desire unity, in non-essential diversity and in all things charity.

Romans 12:1, 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians

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