WHAT WE DO
Every Christian church has been given a clear mission by God: Make Disciples. In Matthew 28, Jesus said, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit..."
Each local church has a unique “churchprint” that reflects how they live out that mission.
Here at The Foundry our mission is to make disciples by
Guiding People to Forge a Life-Long Reliance on God.
We are a group of generous people, with time, talent and finances, who believe in cultivating authentic connections that equip people for whatever is next in their lives. We know that often our time in Burke, VA is short, but we have a passion for serving our community and connecting people cross-generationally all in an effort to guide people to forge a life in God.
Every organization and every church has a culture. The things that make up The Foundry, our culture, our DNA, are what we call our values. When you walk into our church there are things that you can feel because of who we are and what we are.
Those things are:
Anchoring Truth (2 Timothy 3:16) - We believe in being led by the Spirit and taught by the Word. The Foundry believes that the Bible is useful, trustworthy, and has authority. We pray knowing it depends on God but we work (even at learning His word) like it depends on us. If we will anchor our lives to it, if we submit to it, we will find a better way to live.
Equipping Growth (Luke 2:52) - We believe that it is not a matter of if we are called but rather of when we are called. As a result, we will provide every opportunity that we can to learn about God and to give in service. We want every member of The Foundry, no matter their age or knowledge, to take one step in the will of God each day.
Nurturing Relationships (1 John 4:19) - We believe that every member of The Foundry should be close to God and close to someone far from God. Because of what Jesus has done for us, we believe the most loving and powerful thing we can do for others is to go to them and invite them to come and see who Jesus is and what He has done for us.
Welcoming Authenticity (Philippians 2:13) - We believe that where trust exists, God moves. Using our spiritual gifts, talents, abilities, resources, passions and creativity, we believe that it is our role and responsibility to be as hospitable as we can and eliminate any and all obstacles to God. We will live as a church of people worthy of trust so that people have the best opportunity to encounter Jesus so that He can do what only He can do.
Transforming Generosity (James 2:14-17) - We will always be a church that cultivates a culture of “others first.” We believe in living sufficiently in order to give extravagantly. Giving generously with our money and resources positions us to make the biggest impact possible in the world around us. We believe that we are hardwired to be generous. Jesus put it best: it’s far better to give than to receive.
Hospitality & Connections
Associate Pastor of Youth and Family
Worship & Creative Director
These are essential truths. These things don't change at The Foundry. This is what we believe, and it's at the core of our mission and values.
We believe that there is one God eternally existing in three persons Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the Creator of all things. (Genesis 1:1; John 1:1; Matthew 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, who died for our sins and was resurrected from the dead. We believe in Jesus' virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His suffering and literal death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, His coming return to earth, and He will reign forever as King of kings and Lord of lords. (Isaiah 53; John 3:16; I Corinthians 15:1-8; I Thessalonians 4:13-18)
We believe the Holy Spirit is an active and operative part of the triune God, who convicts the world in regard to sin, righteousness, and judgment, and who indwells in every Christian, gifting them for service in the church and enabling them to live a godly life. (John 14:16-20, 26-27; 16:7-16; Romans 12:4-8; I Corinthians 12:1- 11, Acts 2:38; Ephesians 1:13-14)
We believe that man, created by God, willfully sinned and as a result, is lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:21-24, 6:23; Acts 4:12)
We believe that salvation is by grace (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9, Colossians 2:12), in baptism (Colossians 2:12), for good works (Ephesians 2:10).
We believe that the Biblical pattern to receive God's free gift of salvation is to hear the gospel. Believe in Jesus as God's Son and Savior of the world, repent of personal sin, confess Christ publicly, be baptized, and remain faithful to the end. (Romans 10:9, Acts 2:36-38, Mark 16:16, Mark 13:13, Ephesians 2:8-9, Colossians 2:6, John 3:16)
We believe that death seals the eternal destiny of each person. When Jesus returns He will pronounce the eternal fate of each individual, both living and dead, either to eternal life in heaven or eternal separation from God in hell. (John 5:28-29; 2 Corinthians 4:14, Matthew 10:28, 1 Corinthians 15:51-53)
We believe that the Church is the body and bride of Jesus on earth, founded on the Day of Pentecost, consisting of all Christians everywhere. (Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47)
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and the final authority for all matters of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:14-16)