What We Believe

Loving God authentically, growing together intentionally, serving others sacrificially.

God Created and loves you

Sin separates us from our creator. Jesus came to earth so that we might be restored into relationship with God.

Jesus really came

He was born of a virgin, died on the cross for the sins of humankind and miraculously rose from the dead as stated in scripture.

Jesus is one with God

We believe that Jesus is the eternal son of God, and that he was sent to be Earth’s one and only Savior.

Jesus Sent us the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is with us today and baptizes us to empower holy living and a vibrant witness. God's heart has not changed and so we should not limit Him. He still speaks, heals, and intervenes in our lives.

God has good plans

God wants us to be united with Him and with fellow believers. He offers us abundant life and is able to heal our wounds from the past, to mend our relationships with others, and to restore our families.

we have good news to share

We are called to reach out to others in need and share the good news of the Gospel. creating disciples of Jesus in our local community, across the United States and throughout the nations of the earth.

Our primary focus is to introduce people to a personal relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ,
and to bring them into maturity through a working knowledge of the Bible.

How it all started...

Dr. Bill Shuler and his family moved to the Washington, D.C. area on September 1, 2001 with a call from God to pioneer a ministry. Ten days later the Nation’s Capital and the world were shaken by terrorist strikes on the Pentagon and World Trade Center. In response to these tragic events, on September 12, 2001 a national headquarters for prayer was leased one block from the U.S. Capitol building. These early events helped to fashion the DNA of a people passionate to pray, and eager to minister those who come to the nation's capital.

On August 1, 2002 a new, life-giving, interdenominational church was launched. Looking back, it is evident that God's hand was at work laying a foundation, divinely and strategically calling and placing individuals, and carving out a space in Arlington for this growing community of Christ followers. Capital Life Church is filled with people who are experiencing victorious life in Jesus Christ and who have a vision to see the DC Metro area filled with the presence and power of God.

Expanding the vision...

It is not by accident that you have found Capital Life Church.
God knows you by name and He is eager for you to know him as real as breath in your lungs--as real as the heart that beats in your chest. No matter how long you think you will be here, put your roots down deep. He has prepared relationships for you that will last a lifetime. He wants to bring healing to your life. He longs to restore and strengthen your family and give you a vision for something greater.

Capital Life Church is a headquarters for hope in the DC Metro area. God has intentionally assigned us to this generation and He calls and equips us to be people of Kingdom influence in the places where we work and live.

Where we are headed...

We love investing in the lives of our neighbors. By reaching out to bless families in local schools, food  preparation and distribution along with practical helps, we are able to show the tangible love of God. In the years ahead, we look to expand our outreach in the community and beyond. We have established time-honored relationships with missionaries around the globe. Each year we send short term mission teams to places like Africa, Asia, South America and beyond. Through foreign missions, we are raising up a new generation of Jesus followers, combating the evils of human trafficking and more.

The truth is that not one of us walks this journey alone, and as the body of Christ we need YOU--unique and wonderful--in order to fully realize who God has called us to be. We are excited for the days ahead. Our prayer is that God would continue to bring us from glory to glory, for the honor of His name.