Mount Vernon Baptist Church uses an acrostic to explain our approach to the Gospel and the way in which we serve our Savior. The word WORLD is used for this and is explained below:

Worship the Lord - we are to worship the Lord individually and corporately and make Him our delight, so that in everything He may have the preeminence

Obey the Word - we are to obey the Word of God and order our lives and church in accordance with it

Reach the Lost - we are to reach the lost and unchurched with the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is the power of God unto salvation

Love the Saints - we are to love all men and especially those of the household of faith

Disciple the Believers - we are to disciple the followers of Jesus Christ in such a way that they may grow to maturity in