Vision and Core Values

“It is my deeply held belief that, in order to be successful, a church like McLean Bible Church – or any organization for that matter – must be a vision-driven organization.” Lon Solomon, Senior Pastor


The vision of McLean Bible Church is to make an impact on secular Washington with the message of Jesus Christ. This vision has guided every element of our ministry for over a decade.

In Romans 1:16, Paul says, “I am not ashamed of the message of Jesus Christ, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.”  At McLean Bible Church, we believe that a relationship with Jesus Christ is the only thing that can transform a person’s life. Our church is unashamedly dedicated to presenting this message, so that every person in Washington is given a chance to understand it and believe.

Core Values

In order to accomplish our vision, McLean Bible must be a unique kind of church – the kind of church that God can use to make a difference in Washington and beyond. Our 10 Core Values define us, guide us, and ensure that everything we do is aligned with our vision.

People matter to God – and to us.
Luke 15
People need to be connected to a caring community.
Acts 4:34-35
The Gospel message transforms people's lives.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Every Christian has a God-given ministry.
Ephesians 4:12
The goal of our ministry is to transform people into fully devoted followers of Christ.
Matthew 28:18-20, Ephesians 4:11-16
Everything we do must be done with excellence.
Colossians 3:23-24
Ministry and evangelism must be carried out in a relevant way.
1 Corinthians 9:22b
Our church must have an evangelistic impact on our community.
Acts 6:7, 1 Thessalonians 1:8
People must be treated gently and respectfully.
1 Peter 3:15
To accomplish our mission we must be willing to step out in visionary faith and take risks for God.
Hebrews 11:6

To learn more about our core values, we recommend you download the Core Values Booklet – download PDF