May 27, 2024

A 2012 Perspective on The Church of the Saviour from Toledo, OH back

Excerpt from the blog of Cheri Holdridge, founding pastor of The Village Church, a unique partnership of the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church in Toledo, OH. (December 31, 2012)

"As a pastor and a church planter one of the churches I respect more than any other on the planet is The Church of the Saviour in Washington, D.C.

Founded by Gordon and Mary Cosby in 1947, The Church of the Saviour eventually became nine scattered, independent congregations, each with a separate vital mission....

For each congregation, all of their work is grounded in prayer. They understand the power of prayer as well as anyone I know.

The Church of the Saviour championed the idea of missional church and accountability groups long before these were buzzwords in the church world.

Our readers may be surprised to learn that the good folks at The Church of the Saviour are, for the most part, political and theological liberals. They love Jesus, they pray, and they have been changing the world for more than 65 years.

I am convinced that they have been able to do so much to change the world because they know the value of prayer."