Introducing the members of Christ’s Body in Washington, DC to one another to facilitate cooperation in ministry and to promote mutual love among the Christians who worship in all the diverse churches of this area. We write out of the conviction that the Holy Spirit is using churches in DC to worship the Lord and to demonstrate His love through service, so that people will believe that God has sent Jesus into the world, and has also loved them even as He has loved His Son.
The title of the Lecture could not be more fitting for Leland's sponsorship: Theology and the Public Square. Our commitment to equip transformational leaders for the global ministry of Jesus Christ demands theological reflection, not only for congregational life, but for all the vocations God gives his people inside and outside the church. So important is this aspect of ministry preparation that our newest degree program focuses one of two possible tracks directly on the question of leadership outside the congregational setting. And theology is at the heart of all Christian leadership. So the WTC Lecture this year is a very timely opportunity for our students, faculty, and alums.