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Metro Church announces sale of Fairfax
property pursuit of new home.

Just over 25 months ago Pastor Charlie and Nicole Dawes became the lead pastors of Metro Church. Throughout this time, we have continued to grow, change and seek God’s will for Metro Church at both our Alexandria and Fairfax Campus. 

We are excited to announce the next chapter in our story. 

Metro Church has entered into an agreement to sell our current Fairfax property. This will allow our church to find a new location to better fit the needs of our congregation and allow for future growth. This sale will allow us to remain at our current location for 12 to 18 months. During this time, we will be looking for a facility that is better aligned with our mission and vision. It is our hope to identify a suitable location that can house our worship services as well as provide a space where we can better serve and minister to the Fairfax community. In the coming weeks, we will continue to seek the council of our Global Celebration Church Family, Advisory Board and Industry Professionals to aid in planning for this next season. 

As we look ahead to what’s to come, please join us in prayer for our congregation, for our leaders and our community as we strive walk the path God is laying out for us. 

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There are many contributing factors that aided in this decision. Some of these factors included significant restrictions on growth in the areas of kids, parking etc. Expense of delayed maintenance (roof, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, foundation issues etc.), the properties current assessed value being significantly lower than the amount owed on the loan (taken out at the time of purchase). After seeking counsel with our Global Celebration Church Family, Our Advisory Board, Our Board of Overseers and Attorneys regarding these factors, it was decided this was the best thing for the future of Metro Church. It is our desire to always steward well the things God has placed in our hands.

We will take the next few months to pray about the new place God has for us, continue to seek counsel from our Global Celebration Church Family, our Advisory Board, our Board of Overseers and Industry Professionals and discuss options with pre-established relationships in the local community. Any new updates regarding the Fairfax Campus will be posted on our website or when appropriate via email or in service communication.

Yes, we truly believe God brought this opportunity to us in His perfect timing. We believe we are stepping into a new season for Metro Church both at our Alexandria and Fairfax campuses and the best days are ahead of us.

For the next 12 to 18 months we will continue to meet at our Fairfax location. However, there will come a moment when we will relocate to a new facility and campus. At this time, the new owners will look to redevelop the property into housing for the local community.

Metro Church is not made up of one building, but of the many people that call Metro Church home. No matter the location we meet, we will always be a place where the presence of God is cultivated and celebrated. We believe that this move is helping propel Metro Church into all that God has called us to

No, Metro Church will continue to offer ministries that will strengthen the person, the home and the community.

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The views and opinions expressed are those of Metro Church and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Northern Virginia Community College, or George Washington University. Northern Virginia Community College & George Washington University does not sponsor or endorse the mentioned event(s).

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