Small groups are the heart of our church community — we are a church of small groups rather than simply a church with small groups. Small groups are basically gatherings of 5-15 people, typically meeting every week for 1-2 hours in someone's home, where folks spend time studying the Bible, sharing life together, praying for one another, and finding ways to serve our community.
Don't worry if you've never been to a small group before! You won't be put on the spot and asked to (1) pray out loud, (2) read out loud, or (3) answer theological questions. Everyone is at a different place in their spiritual journey and together we are learning what it looks like to be more like Jesus.
We have small groups that meet throughout the city, in Maryland, and in Virginia. We encourage you to find a group that is located near where you live or work, or that reflects your current life stage or special interest.
Summer groups begin the week of June 4th, but you can join a group at any point, as long as they have room.
To join a group or learn more, you can use the search below and then contact the leader of the group directly. Don't know where to start? Try a Learning to Live group.
For help locating the best group for you, search below or email Krista Cocozello at
You can use the filters below in blue to sort through small group options by Member Type (Coed, Women, Men, Couples), Area of Town (Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, Maryland & Virginia), and Day of the Week.
Black Men's Group - Southwest
The affinity groups are The District Church way of providing safe spaces for people of color.
This creates a space for us to learn and process the bible foundations of our faith through the lens of our racial experience. Through separate men's and women's groups, our hope and purpose is that this is a space of healing and restoration that points to Christ and to unity within the larger multicultural church body.Group Details
Brightwood/Takoma Park Coed Group
We will get to know God together through discussions, Bible study, and prayer. // Meets Tuesdays at 7:00p.Group Details
Chinatown Coffee Co. Men's Bible & Breakfast
Guided biblical study for men, discovering together how Scripture calls us to practically love, sharpen and fellowship with one another.Group Details
Columbia Heights - "Cicero in the City"
Cicero in the City is a seeker-oriented group, aimed especially at those who are wrestling with life's big questions. Not unlike our own day, the Roman statesman Cicero (106-43 BC) lived during a season of political and cultural turmoil. Renowned for his oratory, Cicero warned that Rome's republic was in deep decline, and he led an effort to retrieve and renew its political ideals. In Cicero in the City, we'll examine some of the great speeches in the Western tradition. We'll learn from individuals who—with courage and wisdom—spoke into the crisis of their time, as we try to live out our sense of calling and vocation in ours.Group Details
Columbia Heights Coed - Thursdays *FULL*
Co-led by Arianne & Hunter Barrington. Meets on Thursdays at 7:30p. // *FULL FOR SUMMER*Group Details
Columbia Heights Women's Group *FULL*
Co-led by Rebecca Hoyt & Tessa Click. // For the summer months, each group member will take a turn leading a lesson on a topic of their choice. We ask that the lesson facilitator email out an article, devotional, or video on their topic on the Sunday before the Wednesday meeting. We did this rotating facilitating schedule last summer and it resulted in a range of interesting discussions! Also, it allowed for people who are traveling over the summer to still attend without feeling behind on readings. Wednesdays from 7-8:30p.Group Details
Columbia Heights/Petworth Coed Group
Leader: Becca Adams// We will spend the summer reading through the Gospel of Mark, practicing different methods of Bible study, with the intent of learning from Christ\'s words and actions how to live more fully as disciples of Christ. // Meets Tuesday at 7:30-9p.Group Details
Join Gabby, Jordan, and Krista on Thursday evenings for a deeper look into the sermon series and discussion about how these lessons should influence the way we live our lives for Jesus. We hope to make use of our cozy backyard with string lights and a fire pit. Hope you can join us & be a part of our community this summer! // Thursdays at 7:30p.Group Details
This group seeks to grow deeper with God and with each other as a community through Bible study, prayer, fellowship, and accountability. This summer, the group will focus on a book - The Making Of A Man: How Men Honor God & Live with Integrity. Meets on Wednesdays at 7:30p.Group Details
Financial Peace May 2017 *FULL*
Grosvenor/Strathmore Coed Group
H St NE Coed - Wednesdays *FULL*
Meets Wednesdays at 7pm // Diving deeper on sermons and what it means to be disciples. // *FULL FOR SUMMER*Group Details
Coleaders: Matthew & Lisa Watson //
We will use Sunday\'s sermons as the starting points for our discussions. But our group is more than Wednesday meetings. Throughout the week we find ourselves eating together, playing together, praying together, and serving together, continually taking steps towards becoming imitators of Jesus in our communities. // Wednesdays at 7pm.Group Details
Our group will not be meeting this summer, but we will be gathering again in the fall. Please reach out to Kathy Dow-Burger (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in joining us in the fall.Group Details
NoMa Women's Group *FULL*
We are women committed to Christ-centered fellowship, engaging with God's Word, praying together, supporting one another, and putting our faith in action by loving our neighbors! // *FULL FOR SUMMER*Group Details
NoVA Alexandria Coed Group
Coled by Yemi & Oyebola Okunogbe. Focus on sermon series. Meets on Wednesdays.Group Details
NoVA Arlington (Courthouse) Co-ed Group
Coled by Kait Bates & Erik Norquist. Meets Tuesdays at 7p. // Fostering a diverse TDC community dedicated to radical growth in Jesus through fellowship, friendship, discussion, and prayer.Group Details
NoVA Arlington (Courthouse) Coed Small Group
Co-led by Benjamin & Elizabeth van Zyl. Focus on sermon series. Meets on Thursdays. Currently closed due to being at capacity for the summer and fall semesterGroup Details
NoVA Arlington (VA Square) Co-ed Group *FULL*
Coleaders: Matt & Danielle LeStrange // Join us as we continue to build our Arlington community through discussing the weekly sermon, praying for each other, and doing life together. // Wilson Blvd and N Pollard Street (10 min walk from the Virginia Square Metro) // Meets on Tuesdays. // *FULL FOR SUMMER*Group Details
Petworth Coed - Bible in a Year
Coled by Dave & Jiyoung Park // Wednesdays at 7:30pm.
We hope to develop the good habit of reading the Bible daily in 2017! We started reading through the Bible together in January, using the free Bible In One Year app and will continue this for the summer.
Each week, we will read and study a short passage as a group, so even if you missed your daily readings (totally ok, no guilt!), we can still hear God's Word and have a good discussion. Hope you'll join us to get Bible-fit! All are welcome, and no prior experience necessary!Group Details
Petworth/Georgia Ave Coed Group *FULL*
Coleaders: Mark Boyd & Erica Lally // A co-ed group right off the Petworth metro where questions are welcome and everyone is welcome no matter where you are in your spiritual journey. All are welcome! 7:30pm on Tuesdays. // *FULL FOR SUMMER*Group Details
Potomac Ave SE Coed Group - Tuesday
Colead by Zach and Meredith Smith. // A co-ed group that will follow the weekly sermon series and spend time each Tuesday reflecting on how God is moving in our community. // Tuesdays at 7:30p.Group Details
Rhode Island Ave Men's Group
Coled by Jordan Wilson & Chris Hoyt. Focus on 2 Samuel. Meets on Tuesdays.Group Details
Bi-weekly summer potluck BBQ! Join us as we eat good food, make new friends and build community in the Rosedale neighborhood. Kids welcome.Group Details
Shaw/Columbia Heights Men's Group
Guys meeting up to get to know other guys in the church in a deeper way and pray about our lives. Focus on sermon series. Meets Tuesdays from 8 PM to 9:30 PMGroup Details
Silver Spring Women's Group
Women meeting Wednesdays to discuss previous week's sermon.Group Details
Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. at 3rd and G Street SW. Co-led by Amanda Peters & Jaclyn Lahr // A women's group close to the Waterfront and Federal Center SW metro stations. Our group will share life together and study the book of Hosea using the Bible study "Hosea: Unfailing Love Changes Everything". All ladies are welcome!Group Details
Sunday Afternoon Women's Group
Sunday Morning Women's Group
Group gathers on Sunday mornings at CHEC at 10:15am. Focus on sermon series.Group Details
The virtual small group is designed to help serve and support TDC members that due to work travel are unable to physically meet with a small group on a weekly basis. The group will meet weekly on Monday evenings via Skype (or similar free video-conference technology) and will stay in touch during the week via Slack or Google groups to allow ongoing support during the week. The discussions will be centered on each week's sermon, and will also provide the space for getting to know one another personally to know better how to support, pray for and learn from one another. In addition, we will attempt to plan at least two face to face meetings each semester for those who can attend, to allow for greater deepening of relationships. // Please reach out to Itzbeth Menjivar (email@example.com), if you are interested in joining.Group Details
Takoma Park/Mt Rainier Co-ed Group
Focus on sermon series. Meets every other Monday at 7p.Group Details
Van Ness / Tenleytown Co-ed Group *FULL*
Growing community and friendships through discussions, prayer and sharing life (and food) together. Focus on sermon series. // Tuesday nights at 7:30pm. // *FULL FOR SUMMER*Group Details