In 2015, Christ Lutheran entered into an agreement with Apostolic Renovation Casa de Dios (Casa de Dios) a Pentecostal Hispanic church, to share our church and serve the needs of the Lakeside Hispanic community. Since 2015, we have enjoyed a very successful partnership in our respective ministries. Casa de Dios conducts worship services in Spanish on Sunday afternoons at 2:30 and Bible study on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm.
We also share second language training on Tuesday evenings. Members of Christ Lutheran conduct English as a second language classes and Casa members conduct Spanish as a second language classes.
Casa also conducts a Virginia Bible Law University on the second Saturday of each month. This state-accredited program is designed to train future leaders for the Richmond Hispanic community.
Full communion is when denominations develop a relationship based on a common confessing of the Christian faith and a mutual recognition of Baptism and sharing of the Lord’s Supper. It is not a merger but opens the way for church bodies to work more closely in starting new ministries and in supporting current struggling congregations.
"Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household."
~ Ephesians 2:19