Council of Churches of Greater Washington, CCGW, falls under the umbrella of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA which has been the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States.
CCGW, primarily has four main purposes:
1. Promote Christianity and Christian love and cooperation and collaboration among Christian people, churches and related organizations through dedication to stimulate, facilitate and coordinate the work of the religious community to carry out the will of God in the Greater Washington, DC area.
2. Represent Christian interests and positions on issues in the Greater Washington, DC community.
3. Minister to all people, particularly victims of injustice, i.e., liberation of every manner of oppressed people and promote Christianity and Christian love and co-operation.
4. Collectively provide services, as Jesus would have us do, in those matters and situations too difficult or awkward for a single church or person or better done communally by all working together.
Council jurisdiction extends over the District of Columbia, Fairfax County, Virginia, Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties, Maryland and all jurisdictions within.