- Phone: (202) 558-9745
- Mailing Address: 1616 7th St, NW, Washington DC, 20001
Two years ago, we launched an initiative called Impact DC to help root us in the city as a church. We purchased a building in the Brookland neighborhood to help serve as a base for our multiplication efforts. We reached our initial goal of raising $1.7 million through the generosity of almost 500 people who gave sacrificially above and beyond their normal giving!
Now we need to raise $500,000 more to help us finish this renovation and open the ministry center!
We believe God is inviting all of us who call The District Church home to be part of this historic initiative that will be remembered for generations to come!
Once renovated, this ministry center will serve as the following:
For those of you who have not had an opportunity to give to Impact DC, we want to invite you to give an initial gift on Commitment Sunday, April 14, 2019, and then pledge what you can give above and beyond your normal giving, over the next year.
Pray. Ask that we, as a church, become more dependent on God and pray for God to reveal how he is leading you to be a part of this initiative.
Give. Play a part in our vision by making a donation on or before Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Pledge. Invest in Impact DC by making a financial commitment to give over the next 12 months to this initiative above and beyond your regular giving to the church.
1) A Base for Our Multiplication Efforts
We believe God has called us to be a multiplying church that has a regional and global impact. We are committed to multiplying the number of disciples, leaders, churches, and ministries that we help start and nurture. Our new ministry center will have a chapel that will seat about 100 people that will serve as a base to train small group leaders, ministry leaders, and church planters.
2) A Center for Counseling and Recovery
Too often we get stuck in our discipleship journey of following Jesus because of our past or present struggles. We desire for every person who comes in contact with our ministry to experience the freedom that comes from Christ. This new ministry center will give us the space to offer Christ-centered counseling and a place to host recovery gatherings and support groups.
3) A Hub for Training Leaders
We believe we have a unique calling as a church to focus on developing leaders who are called to local church and city-reaching ministry. This new ministry center will give us the space to train members of our Leadership Community. It will also help us expand our District Fellows program by providing more space for training and ministry opportunities.
4) A Home for DC127 to Grow & Expand
DC127 has the mission to reverse the foster care and adoption wait list in DC. The ministry started out of our church in 2013 and now has cared for over 100 children and families in need since its inception.
Impact DC will provide DC127 with expanded office, training, and event space to help us equip our 18+ church partners throughout the city to care for children and families in crisis.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress. – James 1:27
5) A New Justice Ministry
We will be tithing the first 10% of what we raise through Impact DC to launch a new justice ministry called Just Homes. Our church has long sensed God calling us to start an affordable housing ministry to care for the hundreds of thousands of DC residents without access to adequate housing. Our vision is a just city where everyone has a home. We are working toward this vision by mobilizing and equipping churches across the city to meet the affordable housing needs of our city.
Q. How much have we already raised?
A. We reached our first goal and raised $1.7 million over the last two years.
Q. Why do we need to renovate?
A. This building was built in 1940 so we needed to renovate the entire building to bring it up to code for safety and accessibility purposes. This includes the HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems needing to be replaced.
Q. How can I learn more?
A. We are hosting vision meetings for those interested in hearing more about Impact DC on March 21st. To receive an invitation and RSVP, please email Claudette ( ).
Q. When will construction be complete?
A. If everything stays on schedule and we raise the remaining funds we will be able to open the ministry center before the end of 2019.
Q. What if I have already given to Impact DC?
A. We invite you to prayerfully extend your pledge for a third year so that we can reach our goal.
Q. What if my financial situation changes?
A. We understand that unforeseen life changes happen. We encourage people to give based on current financial situation, and make adjustments as they are led by God.
Q. Will the church continue to drive other giving initiatives (i.e. Advent) or will those take a backseat to Impact DC?
A. We will continue our tradition of giving to our Advent Offering like we do every December as well as giving opportunities to help with specific needs beyond the walls of our church
Q. Are we starting a new Sunday location in Brookland?
A. We will undoubtedly have new opportunities to minister to the Brookland neighborhood given this new space which we are excited about. However, the purpose of this ministry center is not to plant a new Sunday location in Brookland at this point.
Q. Does this new ministry center divert from our church's original vision of meeting in schools and homes?
A. We are still committed to meeting in schools on Sundays and in homes for small groups. This ministry center will help us free up more resources to do the work that God has always called us to do in the city.
Q. When is Commitment Sunday?
A. We are asking everyone to give their first gift and to make their 12-month pledge by Commitment Sunday on April 14, 2019.