There are more than 4,000 churches in the Baltimore metro area. So, when God began moving the heart of our founding pastor, Edward Lee, to plant LongView Bible Church, the question was “Why?”.
The overwhelming answer was/is: Because people matter.
That simple answer gave birth to the LongView Bible Church. We are a church that strives to keep the building up of people with and through the love of Christ at the center of all that we do. So we worship, serve and pray from four primary points of view.
1. People Matter.
We believe when God’s Word is shared as it is written, in it’s context, then people are empowered to understand, worship, love and become servants of Christ – everywhere they are.
2. Community Impact.
As people are developed and shaped by Christ, genuine action and ministry impacts the community. A strong church is the anchor of a strong community.
3. Relevant Worship.
From the beginning, we seek to “do church” differently. By remaining clear that we exist to empower people, our worship experiences create an environment that honors Christ by seeing each individual as a contribution to the whole.
4. The Cross.
In order to move people toward lasting change, the activity, purpose & reality of the Cross serves as the central teaching point & reason for “why” LongView exists.
At the cross, Christ demonstrated the fullness of love and glory of God that created the church and changed us. Any hope of change has to begin and end with our view of Christ’s cross. So we glorify the reality of the cross…and it is the focal point of our worship, teaching, ministry priorities and (future) sanctuary.