Church Planting and a good Episcopal church

Falls Church, one of the oldest churches in the country is also solidly evangelical. After having been a blessed thorn in the side of its liberal overseers Falls Church finally broke with the American Episcopal church to come under the umbrella of the conservative African communion.

Nationally syndicated collumnist and editor of The Weekly Standard, Fred Barnes and his wife Barbara are faithful members of Falls Church. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article by Barnes on Falls Church's latest initiative: church planting.
In 2007, my wife Barbara and I left The Falls Church, which we had happily attended from the time we became Christians a quarter-century ago. It's a 277-year-old church in northern Virginia well-known for its popular preacher, the Rev. John Yates, its adherence to traditional biblical teachings and its withdrawal in 2005 from the national Episcopal church. Our three grown daughters and their families stayed behind at The Falls Church.

We didn't leave in anger. We didn't have political or theological anxieties. Rather, we left for a new church because our old church wanted us to. The Falls Church has become entrepreneurial as well as evangelical. It's in the church-planting business. And we were encouraged by Mr. Yates to join Christ the King, the church "planted" near our home in Alexandria. We were a bit ambivalent about the move, but when Christ the King opened its doors in September 2007, we were there.

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