Our Approach to Being the Church
King of Kings Dulles South is not your typical church. We’re OK with that. We aspire to be less like a corporation and more like a community, less like an institution and more like a family. You won’t find a plethora of programs, the latest fad or trend, nor the perfect worship service. Instead, you will find people gathering regularly to learn from one another, serve together, and love the people and communities God has called us into. Following the way of Jesus remains central in our life together.
Our approach is focused more on regularly being the church rather than occasionally doing church. We aspire to create a culture that capitalizes on our desire to be in regular community with each other versus gathering people into a certain space for a particular hour to primarily sit and spectate. Instead, as the church we are purposefully sent and rooted in our communities for a reason. Therefore, we will slow down for the work of intentional discipleship, fostering relationships in our neighborhood, and orienting around a shared-life in community. Our primary focus is to be the church every day of the week in as we explore, talk about, journey, and share this life together.
Our communities gather together regularly in various ways throughout the month to shape and form our lives together. These monthly practices shape our communities to look more like Jesus and the early church. Imagine a group of people getting together regularly to explore faith over a meal, serve alongside each other, through worship, or simply just hanging out. These gatherings may vary for our communities as they grow together in discipleship, worship, service, mission, rest, fellowship, etc. Together, these communities fulfill Jesus' mission of being disciples who make disciples where God has called them.
Love and SErve
Our communities identify specific people and places to love, serve, and incorporate into the life of the community. These people and places can be a neighborhood, marketplace, school, community, or any network of relationships. For example, some communities may choose to love and serve local schools, community organizations, local workplaces, relief shelters, first responders, etc. We want to see the places we live, work, learn, and play be blessed by God’s people on God’s mission. This is the essential heartbeat of our church.