WHO WE ARE

ABOUT OUR CHURCH


WELCOME



We are a local Ethiopian church led by Pastor Yeheyis Fekre serving Northern Virginia and the surrounding areas through teaching the word of God, spreading the gospel, helping people through prayer and supporting people in need. We are a church that worships God, believes in Jesus and loves people.


SUNDAY

Join us in worship from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Our Sunday service includes worship, prayer, teaching/preaching the word of God and communion (every first Sunday of the month).

TUESDAY

Our Tuesday service starting at 6:00 PM is dedicated to prayer! We strongly believe that corporate prayer is a powerful and vital part of a church’s identity.

THURSDAY

Beginning at 6:00 PM, we gather every Thursday for worship and inspiring message from the word of God. This service often a great opportunity to get to know your IEEC Dulles family.


OUR VISION

Our vision is to reach as many people as possible with the gospel. We strive to equip believers to bring forth the fruits of righteousness and holiness in themselves, be the means for other to know Christ, and so of bringing in a large harvest of souls to Jesus Christ.


OUR VALUES

Our values can simply be summarized in three points: provide Christ-centered teachings, be planted in a local church and be a fruitful servants.


CORE BELIEFS

We Believe:

The Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.

There is only One True God–revealed in three persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).

In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son Jesus was both human and divine.

Though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.

Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through ‘Salvation’ (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior).

And practice two ordinances—(1) Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times.

The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.

Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.

The Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe ‘the Church’ is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.

A Divinely Called and Scripturally Ordained Leadership Ministry Serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, to build up or edify the body of believers–the Church and to Meet human need with ministries of love and compassion.

Divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).

In The Blessed Hope—When Jesus Raptures His Church Prior to His Return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever.

In The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace.

A Final Judgment Will Take Place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.

And look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. ‘And so shall we forever be with the Lord!’