"Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise." —Luke 10:36-38
OUR VISION & MISSION
Our vision is a community in which all people have the opportunity to experience spiritual, social, and tangible, economic flourishing. Acknowledging our mutual brokenness, we purpose to love our neighbors in the greater Washington area (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia) by mobilizing resources to support organizations which serve the poor and broken.
OUR APPROACH TO HELPING
We cultivate relationships with non-profits, churches, and schools who serve the vulnerable — the homeless, addicted, marginalized, sick and disabled, victims, families in crisis, and immigrants and refugees.
We collaboratively identify needs and mobilize Fourth volunteers to provide “relief” such as food, clothing, and facility upkeep; and “transformational help” such as mentoring/coaching, life skills, and professional assistance.
Show Christ’s Love
We demonstrate Christ's love and compassion by committing to corporate prayer, Gospel sharing, and fellowship. We aim to strengthen our partners through grantmaking and financial gifts.
Share the Blessing
We seek to radiate within the body of Fourth the blessing of serving by sharing stories and rejoicing in the recognition of our own need for rescue.
OCTOBER 16: FOURTH FAMILY SERVE DAY
Sign up now to be part of our first Mission DMV day to serve together
Saturday, October 16, will be a day to re-energize the Fourth Church family in community service, to raise awareness of this vital ministry, and to strengthen working relationships with Mission DMV partners/non-partners. As a volunteer, you will report directly to your worksite and finish by mid-day. Most of the opportunities are with known host organizations and are open to families serving alongside one another.
MEET OUR PARTNERS
Central Union Mission
Central Union Mission is the oldest private social services agency in Washington, DC. In addition to an emergency shelter, the Mission operates a holistic, Christ-centered transformation and workforce development program for men; operates a food and clothing distribution center; runs a camp (Camp Bennett) for underprivileged children; and offers a ministry to families and senior citizens.
Cornerstone School provides a Christ-centered, nurturing, and academically rigorous education to the children of Washington, D.C., equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to become leaders who serve others in light of Christ and His Truth.
Rockville Women's Center
Rockville Women’s Center is a faith-based, nonprofit, charitable medical clinic and pregnancy counseling center helping women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Samaritan Inns is a Christian organization that provides residential substance use disorder treatment and recovery services to formerly homeless men, women, and families. Through a highly structured and progressive continuum of program services, individuals and families are given the opportunity to transform their lives and become independent members of the community. Samaritan Inns maintains eight properties in Washington, DC.
YoungLives is a unique intergenerational and multiracial ministry of Young Life. They touch the lives of teen moms and their babies, as well as church leaders and women of faith.
MORE OPPORTUNTIES TO SERVE
Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive
Each month, we invite the Fourth Church neighborhood and community to an ongoing drive for food, clothing, and household items. Donations go to Fourth's ministry partners serving those in need locally and in the greater DMV.
Christ calls us to spread the good news of his saving love far and wide and to build up his church. Both calls point to the many ways we can serve inside and outside the church walls. Complete a quick form that lists our many service openings. It will connect you with a Fourth Church staff member who can help you take next steps.