WHY PLANT IN FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA?
75% OF HOUSEHOLDS
75% of households in Fairfax are unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
45% OF PEOPLE
45% of people in Fairfax are not even interested in hearing about Christianity.
There are 400,000 people within 3 miles of where IMPACT church will be planted.
There are 1,000,000 people in Fairfax, 98% of whom do not know Christ.
There are 150,000 students in Fairfax County.
There are 40 languages spoken within 7 miles of where IMPACT church will be planted.
LIVING THE DREAM…
SO THAT OTHER PEOPLE MAY KNOW THE LORD
We firmly believe that if the Lord brings a great revival to the greater D.C. area, it can change the world. When hearts are changed among the most powerful and influential people anywhere, it will demand global attention. The Church is God’s plan to bring life to the perishing, but one person cannot reach everyone. This is why we planted Impact Church 10 years ago.
The Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-21) commands us to go out into the nations. Impact Church has the special privilege of serving the Northern Virginia community, and the nations are here. Whether it’s a family immigrating here in search of a new life, a refugee fleeing turmoil in his/her native land, or an international student staying here for a season, we strongly believe that God has called us to go and make disciples with all the people, especially in one of the most diverse areas in the country.
However, this doesn’t stop us from going overseas! We have been blessed with so many partnerships and experiences with our brothers and sisters overseas. As we seek to make disciples and plant churches here, we want to cast the same vision of multiplication around the world, increasing every possible chance to share the hope of Christ with this world until He returns!
Whatever this looks like in your life, I pray you will be found obedient. The mission has never been more urgent. Will you please pray about being a part of this?
Living the Dream,
Lead Pastor of IMPACT church
Fairfax, VA is less than 20 miles from Washington, D.C., and most of the people that work in the district reside in Fairfax County. The church is being planted at a resident elementary school in an available, centralized location that will allow easy access to the surrounding communities. We are renting the theatre and a number of classrooms for fellowship, teaching, and most importantly – worship.
Among the location benefits and the need for seeds of The Gospel to be sown there, it is also a distinctly diverse setting. Over 40 different languages are spoken within 7 miles of where we will have fellowship. Even though global missions will be a pillar to our vision, there will be no need to board a plane in order to have an experience of reaching the nations with the Gospel.
We are also excited that the area is so close to George Mason University, which sees over 30,000 students on it’s campus each day. We also have access to ministry in Fairfax County public schools – which are composed of some of the largest schools in the commonwealth of VA.
As overwhelming and exciting as it can be, we want to reach this vast and diverse demographic with the hope of Jesus.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
We have gathered a launch team and are preparing to launch on September 23, 2012. There is no doubt that God has called us to this task. However, He has called ALL believers to make disciples of ALL people. Here are 3 ways you can live the dream with us.
PRAY | “So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” - Matt. 9:38
Nothing great ever happened apart from prayer. Please pray whether it is as a family, individually or through your church.
GIVE | “You cannot be my disciple without giving up everything you own.” - Luke 14:33
This church will never begin without the resources we need to reach people. We are on a 3 year task of raising funds to become self-sufficient.
COME | “Jesus called out to them, ‘Come, follow Me…” - Mark 1:17
One of Jesus’ first commands was to come follow Him. It wasn’t to obey the law, or give 10% or be a good person. It was to abandon your life and physically follow Him. We need people who are called to a new adventure that will stretch and challenge your walk with Jesus to come join us.
If we reach this area for Christ, it will bring about a global exposure to The Gospel that even the most powerful people can’t ignore. We need you.
To God be the glory for saving us and calling us. May He build this church, not us.