How did Community get started?
Founding Pastor Arlie Whitlow moved to Sterling, Virginia in August 1982 to begin the Community Church. The first service was held on September 14, 1982 with 35 people in attendance. There was neither a church building or any assets. There was only a dream that God would raise up a wonderful place where people could know Him and raise their families in a Godly environment.
I absolutely do not believe in God. Am I still welcome?
Yes, you absolutely are welcome. We do hope that you’ll be open to exploring your questions about God and wrestling with what you find.
When do you meet?
Sunday Morning at 9:00am, 10:45am, & 12:30pm
(Children’s Services run during each service)
What do you have available for children?
We have world-class kids’ services. Your kids will enjoy their service while you enjoy yours. We also have weekly programs for students in middle school and high school.
What do you believe?
Read about our Purpose and Beliefs here.
What denomination are you?
Community is a non-denominational church, which simply means that our beliefs are shared by many different denominations and we welcome everyone. Plus, we were looking for a category with a lot of syllables, and we think we picked a pretty good one with seven.