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WELCOME TO GFC!

Praise God you've found us! Welcome to our website. We are a Christian community where everyone is welcome. You matter to God and to us as well. If you are looking for a church dedicated to obey the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, you are at the right place. We have a celebrative type of worship where we focus our heart's affection and mind's attention to God. We worship Him in Spirit and in truth, with reverence and awe, biblical, and acceptable to Him. We are committed to fully obey the Great Commission--make, mature and multiply disciples and churches unto all the nations. I hope you and your family could visit us in one of our worship celebrations. You may also check out our small group schedule if you desire to grow as a devoted Christ's follower and transform your community. Find one nearest you or do the honors of hosting one at your home.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Pastor Armando De La Merced
18 May

Dear GFC Family,

Thank God for the graduates and for their parents, for the Pastors' Conference I participated last Wednesday, and for many other answered prayers this week! Let us pray for the Unreached Peoples' Day and for Food Fight at McLean Bible Church both this Sunday, and for the upcoming Youth Camp this Memorial day weekend.

God's design for marriage is increasingly glorious, glorifies Him, and blessed by Him. It provides the world with a visible picture of the Gospel (Ephesians 5:18-33). What do we do when marriages are falling apart or had broken up through divorce? How do we respond? Find out real answers from God's Word for these real challenges. This weekend, I'll talk about GOD'S GRACE FOR TROUBLED MARRIAGE (Mt 19:3-6, 1 Cor 7:12-16, Deu 24:4). Once again, the Gospel provides hope for marriages in crisis. God is able to forgive, heal, and restore broken lives and marriages. He can make marriages that are so broken into something so beautiful! 

Blessed to be a blessing,
Pastor Arman 


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11 May

Dear GFC Family,

Thank God for moms as we celebrate His awesome goodness and faithfulness to our families this Lord's Day! Honoring our parents is God's first command with a promised blessing (Ephesians 6:1-3). We will honor moms (and dads) this weekend by offering to God a special prayer for them.

During our worship time, I will talk about GOD'S DESIGN FOR MARRIAGE (Genesis 2:24; Ephesians 5:18-33). Marriage is a sacred institution instituted by God for His glory. His design for marriage is beautiful and blessed with intimacy and joy. It is a foundation for healthy churches, communities, and nations. What makes this marriage strong, God-honoring, and significant in how we proclaim the Gospel to the world? How can the grace of God help restore struggling and broken marriages?


Grateful to God for you,
Pastor Arman 

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May 20th: Food Fight for the Philippines at McLean Bible Church, at 9 am-11 am and 11 am to 1:00 pm. Register at https://www.mcleanbible.org/icm-philippines-food-packing-event.

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04 May

Dear GFC Family,

God is doing great things in this generation because of faithful intercessors! This week, on May 3rd, God's people throughout this nation prayed for America. We appealed to heaven, from our Sovereign Lord, that He bring His Kingdom in every sector of our communities: Government, Church, Families, Schools, Military, Judiciary, Business, Media and Arts. Because God answers prayers, we are confident of victory and the healing of our land (2 Chronicles 7:14).

This weekend, we will celebrate the Lord's Supper through praise and thanks to our glorious Redeemer, who endured the cross and enabled our salvation. I will share God's message on Threads of The True Gospel (Ephesians 2:1-11). Living for the spread of the Gospel to the world is living for what really matters. The Gospel of the One True God matters for eternity. We believe it, we stand on it, we guard it, and we share it to all peoples. However, there are so many counterfeit gospels that are dangerously deceptive leading people to the dreadful reality of hell. How do you identify the real thing from fakes? How do we share the true gospel to those deceived by impostors?

Soli Deo gloria,
Pastor Arman 

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May 4th-5th: Food Fight at Dulles Expo
May 4th: Homeless Ministry
May 13th: Mothers' Day
May 20th: Food Fight, McLean Bible Church

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26 April

Dear GFC Family,

Our God is doing great things as His people pray--macro-level, history-changing, Kingdom-expanding! Let us thank Him for the Prayer Summit this week at Spotswood Baptist Church. Let us keep praying for various needs that God's grace is able to meet for our families, church, and nation.

One of the top and pressing cultural issues today is about gender and sexuality. What does God say about it? How do we respond to this cultural shift? This weekend, let me share with you the truth about, God's Design for Gender and Sexuality (Gen 1:27-28, Romans 1:18-32). Let us listen to God's Word which reveals to us the beauty and awesomeness of God's design, the consequence of deviating from that design, and how sexually broken and wounded people can be restored like a "masterpiece."

Fearfully and wonderfully made,
Pastor Arman 

*May 3rd--National Day of Prayer
*May 4-6--Food Fight, Dulles Expo Center

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19 April

Dear GFC Family,

Greetings in the Name of the One who sends us to the world as His witnesses and ambassadors of His Kingdom!

Let us thank God for the servant-leaders and teams He is using to grow our church family and expand His Kingdom for His glory! Let's keep praying for workers and discipling disciple-makers.

This weekend, I will talk about a crucial subject that is a matter of life and death. Our message is, MARVELOUSLY MADE BY GOD (Psalm 139:13-16). How God designed and created us is awe-inspiring. Life is a gift of God and therefore precious and sacred, even the life of unborn children. What does the Word of God says about the complex issue of abortion? Is a fetus a living human being? Who decides who to live or die? How do we make a difference in a culture of death through the Gospel of life? 

God bless you richly,
Pastor Arman 

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12 April 

Dear GFC Family,

Let us give thanks and praise to our great and awesome God who works wonders and who gives us strength and peace! He is adding new families, growing disciples, and raising our future servant leaders.

This weekend, I will talk about GOD'S HEART FOR THE POOR ( Luke 10:27-27; Matthew 25:35-46; Deuteronomy 25:7-11). Caring for the poor is counter-culture living in a materialistic society. Around our church and small groups are people in abject poverty. Their needs and the needs of the world's poor are overwhelmingly great. What does God say about caring for the poor, the needy, and the lost? How do we steward our resources so that we can share the Gospel to them, help them, and empower them? Learn five reasons why we must care for the poor and how. 

To Him who showed us radical grace,
Pastor Arman 

April 14th, Saturday, 10:30 am, B-117--Town Hall Meeting (How Do We Identify and Develop Effective Leaders)
April 15th, Sunday--Leaders and Workers Appreciation, Affirmation of New Servant-Leaders.
April 25th, Wednesday, 10 am-2 pm--PRAYER SUMMIT at Spotswood Baptist, Fredericksburg

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06 April

Dear GFC Family,

Praise our great and awesome God for rekindling our passion to follow our Risen Christ last weekend! Seeing some of those we are discipling for Christ follow Him in Christian baptism confirms the power of the Gospel to change lives, and reminds us to keep fulfilling the Great Commission so that the nations will be evangelized and God is glorified.

This weekend, I can't wait to start our new series-- ENGAGING THE CULTURE WITH THE GOSPEL. We live in a culture that is filled with brokenness: pain and suffering, failing marriages, immorality, and godlessness. How do we stand firm in our faith in a culture that has shifted away from God's sovereign rule in this generation? How do we address these issues with compassion and conviction? How does Gospel-Compelled living look like? Join us this Lord's Day to learn and obey God's truth. 

On missions with Christ,
Pastor Arman 

Announcement: Town Hall meeting and Church Family meeting are postponed to next week (April 14th & 15th) due to inclement weather.

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29 March

Dear GFC Family,

This Lord's Day, we are celebrating an essential historical truth that changed our lives forever--Christ's bodily resurrection. It is so essential that if Christ remains dead, Christianity falls apart, and we have no hope to stand on. Let's revisit the empty tomb of our Lord Jesus Christ, examine the eyewitnesses testimony, and other solid evidences for its reality. Let's find out its meaning and relevance to our lives today. Don't forget to come earlier: 10:00 am Sunday School, 11:00 am Baptism, 11:30 am Worship, and a lunch fellowship immediately after.

I can't wait to share with you God's Word that could inspire faith, and re-ignite our passion to follow Christ and live for Him. I will talk about, TRUST AND FOLLOW THE RISEN CHRIST (John 20:27-28; 1 Cor 15:13-19; Rom 6:4; Col 3:1-2). Why did our Lord give us sufficient and unassailable proof for His resurrection? Why is the news about His resurrection Good News that the world needs to hear? What is its implications on: how we live today, our eternal hope, and global missions?  

Risen with Him to live for Him,
Pastor Arman

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Opportunities for Growth and Ministry:
1. We encourage you to join our Small Groups. You will grow as an authentic, devoted, multiplying Christ's follower in the context of a loving Christian community. Healthy disciples make up a church that impacts the world for Christ.
2. We love to have you in our Prayer Meeting every Wednesday (7:00pm--Joint prayer with GBC and Hispanic; 7:30pm GFC at Chilton room) and every Saturday at 9am-10am, at room B-117. Our God is worthy to be sought in prayer. He helps us become a praying church with prayer-energized lives and ministries, making breakthroughs in world missions.
3. We would like you to belong to our Church Family. Sign up to our Discover Membership at GFC seminar. Know who we are as a church family, how we make an impact in people's lives, and how you can be a part of it.
4. We would like you to grow in Christ-likeness, strong in the faith, useful and victorious. Sign up to our Discover Spiritual Maturity workshop. Learn our vision to grow Christ-like, obedient, strong and fruitful disciples. Learn a simple pathway to Christian maturity.
5. We would like you to develop a servant heart. Sign up for Finding Your Ministry at GFC workshop. Find the joy of serving the Lord using your God-given abilities and gifts. Discover ministry opportunities where you can serve with effectiveness and impact.









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