U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 01-15-2010, 08:45 PM
10 posts, read 30,429 times
Reputation: 12


I'm looking for a multicultural/ethnic (international would be great) charismatic church, preferably non denominational, with a dynamic teaching pastor (bible based) and good praise & worship (preferably mostly gospel). Relaxed atmosphere with jeans or dress-up acceptable. Teaching primarily on faith, God's grace and love; not harping on the sins or lifestyles of others. Small to mid-size in Springfield/Alexandria area, but NOVA or DC would be okay... Silver Spring if I must. Tall order? Maybe, but I'm sure there's at least 1 out there. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Quick reply to this message

Old 01-16-2010, 09:41 AM
4,748 posts, read 6,125,317 times
Reputation: 2306
This might be the type of place you're looking for - not sure about the gospel part, but otherwise seems like a possible fit. I think they meet in Arlington:

Grace Community Church | a church for people who don't go to church
Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2010, 03:03 PM
8,825 posts, read 12,013,467 times
Reputation: 3804
Word of Life International Church :: Home

International and Charismatic.
Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2010, 03:36 PM
Status: "Who dat? Say what? Panthers." (set 1 day ago)
Location: NE Virginia
16,577 posts, read 21,085,667 times
Reputation: 18406
First Assembly of God in Alexandria.
Quick reply to this message
Old 01-24-2010, 01:40 PM
10 posts, read 30,429 times
Reputation: 12
Thanks for your suggestions. Word of Life is literally 5 minutes from me, so I've been there a couple of times. It is very international, but with regard to the sermons, music and size, just wasn't a fit. I went to Grace Community Church today. Based on the 1 visit, it is not really diverse (both ethnicity and age), but has a very warm, friendly atmosphere. The overwhelming majority appeared to be in their 20s possibly 30s, and the pastor seems to connect well with the young. It looks to be a great place if you're just starting to explore/pursue a relationship with God. I'll check out First Assembly of God. I welcome any other suggestions. PS if it helps, I'm a SBW in early 40s, born and raised outside the US.
Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2010, 04:41 PM
2,185 posts, read 2,438,855 times
Reputation: 1538
First of Assembly in Alexandria is one of the most diverse congregations in the entire region.
Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2010, 11:08 AM
Location: Northern VA
22 posts, read 33,867 times
Reputation: 20
Grace Covenant is considered one of the most multi cultural churches in the DC Metro area. Check out...www.gracecov.org

Last edited by Tone509; 03-01-2010 at 11:22 AM.. Reason: fixed broken link
Quick reply to this message
Old 03-13-2010, 01:37 PM
1 posts, read 6,347 times
Reputation: 10
Just saw your question and dialog. I wouldn't recomend Grace Community Church I got hurt there and gossiped about a couple of years ago. But it looks like you don't think it would fit anyway (they are more of a seeker church). I've been going to Christian Assembly since the Sunday before the two big snow storms. They are expressive in there worship, very welcoming, uplifting, have good sermons. I'm in my early 30's but most of the people there are 40+. You might want to try it.
Quick reply to this message
Old 04-10-2010, 10:00 AM
2,185 posts, read 2,438,855 times
Reputation: 1538
What are Grace Covenant's services and worship style like (charimatic, expressive, contemporary worship music)?
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-01-2010, 04:40 PM
1 posts, read 6,140 times
Reputation: 10
I tried Grace Covenant quite few times. The worship is quite and pensive. The sermons were bible-lite and more filled with life/spiritual guidance. I once attended a weeknight service once where one of the pastors began "teaching" the congregation how to prophecy. Members participated in a quizzing session where one member stood at the front and others raised their hand to share prophecies about that person.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $99,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2015, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 - Top