MBC Bethesda, Rebooted

This past Sunday, MBC Bethesda moved to its new home in the heart of downtown Bethesda. The morning was an exciting and energizing reminder of the Lord’s faithfulness to provide when we step out in visionary faith for Him.  

MBC Bethesda member, Jeff Kinney, shared the following reflections:

So this is what a spiritual family feels like, I said to myself last Sunday at Bethesda’s Round House Theatre, our campus’s new, downsized home.

Signs on the street bearing the MBC Bethesda logo beckoned everyone walking by to come worship God in a place where people rarely, if ever, have done so. And when I entered, a warm feeling of Christian community washed over me like a steam shower. Ken and the staff stood near the door, greeting everyone with a smile. Little ones in Kid’s Quest laughed and played 20 feet away instead of in a distant annex. People clustered in groups and chatted. There was an easy, inviting sense of congeniality.

At a little after 9 am, the band, led by Marty McCall and Alyce Metallo (she’s back!), launched into “Glory to God,” and our voices and instruments filled the not-too-big, not-too-small community theatre with worship. Our talented musicians and crew performed flawlessly, as usual. And I said a little prayer of gratitude to a God who provides. We’re on our way to becoming a full-fledged Acts 2 community. By His grace, we’ll complete the journey in no time.

We praise you, Lord, for going before us and being with us (Deut. 31:8). We pray that you will continue to lead us as we impact Montgomery County with the message of Jesus Christ.

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