In 2013, Pastor Nelson was walking around the National Harbor while on college break. It’s as he was standing on the pier overlooking the water, that a burden in his heart was created for people who were hurting, lost, confused, broken, and hopeless. People who lacked community and didn’t know where to find a place where they could come and experience a place that accepted them for all of their flaws and still gave them a place to grow. It was that day, that Pastor Nelson dreamed of building a church where people could belong before they ever believed, in this God who changes lives, transforms hearts, heals wounds, and restores hope. He was convinced that if people felt like they belonged, they would come to believe that God is the hope of the world.
In 2016, 40 people came together to make this dream a reality, iNgage opened it’s doors on September 25th, 2016 with 187 people in attendance, with one simple vision — to see people grow, lives transformed, and communities impacted. iNgage has been committed to creating family-friendly environments, loving on all people in different places on their journey of faith, teaching relevant and practical messages, in a party-like atmosphere. In our first year, iNgage Community Church saw more than 115 people give their life to Christ, and gave over 10% of income to local community non-profits and organizations around the world.
iNgage Community Church offers contemporary, biblically-driven worship experiences, that are packed with energy, excellent child care, life changing community groups, and a place to call HOME. If you haven’t visited iNgage, we can’t wait to host you, as you experience a church, where the vision is clear, the focus is simple, and the people are free to peruse God!