Plan Your Visit
At Damascus Road Community Church, we are passionate about providing you with the best first experience possible during your time with us. You may have some questions before you step through our doors so we'd like to address some common ones here.
Where do I go?
We want everyone who comes through our doors to feel welcome! When you approach our parking lots, you will be greeted by our friendly Parking Team who will direct you to available parking spaces. After being greeted by our Welcome Team at one of our three entrances into the building, we'd like to encourage you to visit our Welcome Center in the center of the lobby. Here you'll find a small gift waiting for you, our way of saying "We're glad you're here!" Our Welcome Center Team can answer your questions about our ministries, outreaches and upcoming events. Our Connections Cafe also located at the far end of the lobby provides refreshments after services so please do stop by and grab a cup of coffee or tea.
What do I do with my kids?
What do you believe?
(Matthew 4:4; Hebrews 1:1-3; 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 3:2; Isaiah 55:8-11)
(Genesis 1:1-2, 26; John 1:1-4; Deuteronomy. 6:4-5; Hebrews 1:1-2; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians. 13:14; Ephesians 2:18, 22; Romans 8 portrays the interwoven work of the Trinity)
(Romans 6:23; 4:25-5:1; 3:20-26; Matthew 1:21-23; John 3:16-18, 36; 6:40; Isaiah 53:4-12; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21; 15:1-4; Ephesians 2:4-8; 2 Timothy 1:8-10; Hebrews 9:26-28; 1 Peter 2:24; 3:18; 1 John 5:10-13; Revelation 1:5-6)
(John 14:15-18; 16:7-15; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2:18, 22; 4:30; Romans 8:5-16; Acts 1:4-8; 2:38-39; Luke 11:13; Zechariah 4:6; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11)
(Matthew 7:16-24; 2 Corinthians 5:14-17; Ephesians 2:8-10; John 13:34-35; Romans 8:3-4; Galatians 5:16-25; Titus 2:11-14 and 3:4-8; Jude 3-4, 17-19; Revelation 22:12-17)
(Matthew 16:16-19; Ephesians 3:10-12; 4:4-6, 15-16; Colossians 1:18-24; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; 1 Peter 2:4-10; Revelation 2-3; Matthew 26: 26-29; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-11)
(Hebrews 9:26-28; Matthew 13:39-43; 24:27-31; 25:31-34; John 5:24-29; 6:39-40; 1 Corinthians 15:51-58; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10; 2 Peter 2:6)
What are your core values?
Our elders believe for our church to remain a healthy prevailing church, the following core values must continue to define who we are as Christ’s followers and what we are about.
The cross of Christ defines our life in Christ. Therefore, Jesus and His finished work on the cross is at the heart of all we do. God welcomes us as we are, but His love and grace transforms us over time to become more like Jesus. We are all on a journey and each of us has a next right step.
2. We are a Mission-Driven Church
God has called us to be a light. We partner with other churches and organizations to bring hope and transformation in our region and our world where we have been called to engage in.
We were designed to live in community. Weekly large gatherings of anointed teaching and worship and authentic, caring relationships in small groups create genuine community. We want to be a community people run to—not from—in their struggles.
4. We Focus on the Essentials
We prize unity by focusing on our mission and core biblical beliefs. We are known for what we are for, not what we are against. We refuse to allow non-essential issues to divide our church.
As Christ’s followers, we are each called to serve others through our unique spiritual giftedness. We do ministry in a way that speaks to our culture without compromising the truth of God’s Word.
What do I wear?
Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable! At Damascus Road, you will see anything from biker jackets to business suits and everything in between.
What are your services like?
Our services begin with a segment of singing and praise led by one of four rotating, contemporary bands. You will hear a relevant message by one of our pastors or leaders.
Where are you located?
The Damascus Road Campus is located at 12826 Old National Pike in Mount Airy, MD (map). Our long driveway leads you to our facility with ample parking.
What is your position on women in leadership?
There are various interpretations of the Biblical perspective on the role of women in positions of ministry servant-leadership (which is the only type of leadership Jesus recognizes, Luke 22:24-27). Download our white paper for a full explanation:
What are your beliefs about Christian marriage?
Download our Positional Papers on Biblical marriage for a full explaination.
When do you meet?
Our regular adult worship services are presently held on Sundays at 10:00 am online, but will be open for limited-occupancy in-person services beginning March 7. Children's programs (DR KIDS) will run at the same time as the service.
Thinking about getting married?
Email us at email@example.com for more information about venue, pre-marital counseling, and wedding services.
An Invitation to
New to Damascus Road?
Wondering what next steps are here at DRCC? Join us, along with others like yourself, at our 2-part online FirstStep. You'll have some fun, meet new friends, and get equipped to begin your Damascus Road journey. There is a FirstStep session coming up soon. Limited space in each session.
In this initial step, join us around a virtual table to connect with Pastor Rajendra Pillai's personal story, DRCC's unique story, and to discover how pursuing God with us can impact your story as well.
In this second step, enjoy some fun at your virtual table and discover how to build community by making friends, following Jesus and making a difference in a small group/volunteer team.
Register for this online 2-part session:
Sunday, June 6 & Sat, June 12 at 9am / Register
pathway recommended: exploring, beginning
The Elders provide spiritual oversight for the church. They assure that the church remains on a true course biblically and that the congregation is being fed through sound biblical teaching. They encourage and support ministries, and they guard the unity of the church against heresy and division.
The Trustees oversee the legal and financial aspects of the church and matters pertaining to facilities and staff employment. They have marketplace expertise which they use collectively to serve the congregation in ensuring that the church’s financial resources are being stewarded to advance God’s Kingdom.
The Staff directs the day-to-day affairs of the church. All ministries are coordinated by the staff, who work to use the spiritual gifts, efforts, and time of the many ministry volunteers and teams. Directors and support staff can also be found on each ministry page they oversee on this website.