Our Vision, Values, Mission & History
- Community – we see a church that is focused on the needs of the community… your needs. People matter to God and to us. People are important. We find in God’s Word the answers to the needs you grapple with. Family issues, financial issues, and emotional issues… they are all apart of life in Northern Virginia. We are here to help.
- Relationships – we see a church where you can find help building strong relationships. The most important relationship you can enjoy will be with God. You also need friends. CBC exists to help you build relationships.
- Ministry – we see a church that thrives on the enthusiastic service of our members to one another. God has equipped every member for ministry – we want to help each person discover their purpose in life so they can live a fulfilled life.
- Global – we see a church that is making an impact, not just on Northern Virginia, but also around the world. A vibrant missions program is enabling us to make a difference in people’s lives on six continents.
CBC – a church of community-spirited people who are developing relationships through ministry to the world.
Our vision statement – “Our passion is to know God and to make Him known through worship, fellowship, discipleship and ministry.”
We live in a fast-moving and ever-changing culture. Finding something that is anchored to never-changing principles develops security. Our God never changes (“For I am the LORD, I change not….” Malachi 3:6). This enables us to experience stability.
What are our unchanging values?
Truth – We believe God gave us truth when He revealed Himself to us through the Holy Bible. We find it an always up-to-date source of relevant information. We are amazed at how it provides answers to today’s complex issues. You can learn more about truth revealed through the Bible by reading our Articles of Faith.
Heritage – While some are careful to hide their heritage, we find stability and strength in ours! According to church historians, to be Baptist is to be linked to the Christianity of the first century. Theirs was a rich heritage of belief and commitment to God that stemmed from Jesus Christ and His twelve apostles, and was recorded in the Bible. Those followers of Christ often payed dearly for their belief and commitment.
During the first 1,500 years after Christ, millions of Christians were martyred by political and religious forces, but stayed true to the pure teachings of the New Testament. They faithfully accomplished their duty to “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” (Jude 3) We are humbled by our rich heritage and desire to be faithful to Jesus Christ in our generation as they were in theirs.
These values, truth and heritage, anchor us to an unchanging God and enable us to live with certainty.
Jesus Christ gave to His church its mission – “take the good news of My sacrificial death and resurrection to every human being alive on the planet.” What a challenging mission! It is our purpose to help every person find peace with God through Jesus Christ.
CBC’s first Sunday service was held on May 28, 1995 after Pastor Mike and Betty Aylestock laid the foundation for the new work during the preceding winter and spring. The church organized in November of the same year with 46 members with a dream of ministering to South Riding and the Route 50 corridor.
During her early years the church leased space for their meetings in an office park between Chantilly and South Riding. Property in South Riding was purchased in 1999 and the church constructed its current building in 2009.
CBC was born as the result of the prayers and financial support of churches in Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, Michigan, and Indiana. Two fellowships also made major contributions to the birth of this church — Atlantic Independent Baptist Fellowship and the Virginia Baptist Bible Fellowship.