Our Mission & Vision
As Church of the Apostles, we believe that we exist to glorify God and make disciples by nurturing a community in which every person has the opportunity to grow in intimacy with Jesus Christ and with others.
Our vision is that we will glorify God by celebrating the healing power of the Holy Spirit through prayer, praise and worship that overflows into community, living the joy of knowing Jesus as Lord and Savior.
What We Believe
The Nicene Creed:
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.
Who, for us men for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.
And I believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
By The Rev'd Dr. John W. Yates II
"I am grateful for our rich and varied heritage. There's a great need for churches in our Anglican tradition in the world today. Why? Because we exhibit an unusual collection of characteristics. Every church is different. The Baptists have their great traditions, the Methodists have their great strengths, the Roman Catholics, the Greek Orthodox, they all have such strengths. But we're Anglican, and we're grateful for it, because it's something very, very special. Anglicanism at its best has always been known for several key qualities, some of which I list below."
Founded in 1968 in the Anglican tradition of the worldwide Anglican Communion, Church of the Apostles is dedicated to upholding the authority and historical witness of Holy Scripture as the Word of God.
The three great streams of Christian tradition are represented in our worship services: the catholic, which experiences God through liturgy and sacrament; the evangelical, which upholds and proclaims Scripture; and the pentecostal, emphasizing the power, presence and gifts of the Holy Spirit in the context of freedom and high expectation.
Church of the Apostles is a member of the Anglican Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic (DOMA) within the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). We have strong relationships throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion, particularly in the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON).
We invite you to learn more about Church of the Apostles by chatting with members, by browsing our website www.ChurchoftheApostles.org, or by giving us a call at our church office at 703-591-1974. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about our church, the Bible, or the Christian faith. God is doing amazing things in and through the lives of the people here at Apostles. We’d love for you to be a part of it!