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 8-12 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.
Fall groups begin the week of September 8th. You can join a group at any point, as long as they have room.
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.
To join a group or learn more, you can use the search below and then contact the leader of the group directly.
For help locating the best group for you, search below or email Julia Northrop, our Discipleship Coordinator, 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.
Active older adults, spouses and friends brought together by the love of God, the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. Mostly age 50 and up, but all are welcome. This group's focus is fellowship via social and recreational activities selected by the group.Group Details
Bethesda/North Bethesda Coed Group
//Co-led by Ian Vickery, Stefani Chow & Kelley Lou// Wednesdays @ 730pm
Join us this summer as we dive into a book study together while enjoying fellowship.Group Details
Chinatown Coffee Co. Men's Bible & Breakfast
Thursday mornings at 7:30AM // Co-led by John Montague & Kent Boydston // Guided biblical study for men, discovering together how Scripture calls us to practically love, sharpen, and fellowship with one another.Group Details
Columbia Heights Coed - Tuesdays *FULL*
// Co-led by Mayowa Amosu and Kaitlin Sharpe // Bi-weekly on Tuesdays @7:30pm//
A casual and friendly group with the intention of getting together weekly to connect, tell stories, grow deeper in our faith, and live more fully into our God-given desires and callings. We'll also plan to share meals together regularly, so you can still come if 7:30 is your usual dinner time.
This summer we will meeting bi-weekly and we will be following a sermon-based curriculum.Group Details
Columbia Heights Men's Group
//Led by Tee Feyrer// Tuesdays @7:30pm// This group seeks to grow deeper with God and with each other as a community through Bible study, prayer, fellowship, and accountability.
This summer we'll be meeting every other week starting on June 4th. We'd love to have you join us!Group Details
Dup.Circle/Log. Circle Coed Wednesdays *FULL*
Led by Naomi Nix & Anna Byon //Wednesdays 730-9pm//
Join us this semester as we walk together through the Gospel of Luke and grow in community with one another.Group Details
Dupont Circle Coed Group Mondays *FULL*
//Led by Sharon Hoeck & Robyn Angley // Monday nights at 7:30pm. // Growing community and friendships through discussions, prayer and sharing life (and food) together. We serve together once a month at Monument Academy.Group Details
//Co-led by Adam Joe & Ajibade Jegede// Wednesdays @730pm//
This group seeks to grow deeper with God and with each other as a community through Bible study, prayer, fellowship, and accountability.
This summer we'll be following along with the weekly sermon discussions.Group Details
4 week class// Led by Melanie Wheeler & Stephen Schaber// Tuesdays @7pm// Starting Tuesday, June 4th// @ Dupont Circle (1666 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20009).
RENEW is a four-week, faith-focused course designed for those living in expensive cities that hate to deal with personal finances but know they have to. The class is also for those who struggle with debt or can't stick to a budget or suffer from retirement plan confusion…or all the above.
The course covers the fundamentals of personal finance, such as budgeting, debt elimination, and saving for retirement. Each class is between 1.5 and 2 hours. The cost is $75 per person and each participant receives a digital workbook. This class is offered by Domestiq Financial Coaching.
Foggy Bottom Coed Group Wednesdays
Led by Michael Joens// Wednesdays 730-9//
Join us as we build community and grow in the Lord while we dive into the book of 1 Corinthians this summer.Group Details
Intergenerational Coed Sunday Group
Led by Lucy Tan// Sundays at CHEC during the 11:30 service// Every other Sunday, starting June 2nd
An inter-generational group focused on celebrating shared experiences, friendship and fellowship. We will encourage and mentor each other in living out this Christian life like Jesus Christ so that we can truly experience the abundant life that He promised. We will go through the book, Celebration of Discipline, by Richard Foster, together. Scholarship copies of the book will be available to those who have need. Meetings will be followed by lunch savoring unique ethnic cuisine.Group Details
Latino Affinity Group Spanish-Speakers Group
//Co-led by Ana Van Balen, Monica Chiu, Susana Marin, and Edna Sanclemente// Every Thursday, from 7-9pm// Foggy Bottom
El grupo célula de hispanohablantes Latinos está reservado para hombres y mujeres que se identifican como Latino con el fin de proporcionar un espacio común para explorar, regocijar y lamentar lo que significa ser Latino en el contexto de su hogar, ya sea aquí o en América Latina. Las reuniones incluirán discusiones basadas en la serie de la iglesia, tiempo para compartir testimonios y tener compañerismo para conocernos mejor, y dirección para comprender mejor nuestro llamado a servir a quienes nos rodean.
The Latino affinity Spanish speaking small group is reserved for self-identifying Latino men and women in order to provide a communal space for exploring, rejoicing, and lamenting what it means to be a Latino in the context of their home, be it here or in Latin America. Gatherings will include discussions based on the the church-wide series, time to fellowship and share testimonials to get to know one another, and guidance on better understanding our call to serve those around us.Group Details
Lewis and Linguine: a co-ed group that meets to discuss essays in the spirit of C.S. Lewis, one of the twentieth century's most influential Christian authors and intellectuals. The group offers a place where both believers and spiritual seekers can come together to talk about the big issues of life, typically over a plate of pasta.
Every other Friday night at 7pm.Group Details
//Co-led by Sarah Thomas & Colleen McCoy//
Tuesdays @ 730pm//
We are a co-ed group that seeks to welcome everyone no matter where you are in your faith. We will ask questions, support and encourage one another, and learn how to live our faith more deeply and authentically. Join us this summer as we walk through the book "A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World" by Paul E. Miller.Group Details
NOVA Arlington Ballston Couples Group *FULL*
//Co-led by Trey & Andrea Gordner// Wednesday evenings
Our goals are to grow friendships among married couples, strengthen marriages, and encourage spiritual growth. Marriage can be hard and this group is a safe place to talk about it and/or seek advice and wisdom from other couples who may have been through the same thing! Our hope is that we will all grow deeper in relationship to Christ, community, and our spouse.
This summer, join us as we walk through the book Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller.Group Details
NOVA Crystal City Women's Group
//Led by Liz Smith// Monday nights, 7-9pm This small group is intended to be a place for ladies to come together and build community. We will be following along with the weekly Church sermon. Each week, we'll come together to talk about that week's sermon and to support each other through our daily walks. Let's share our stories, grow, and do life together.Group Details
NOVA Shirlington Coed Group
//Led by Sarah Stevens & Ibrahim Lamay// Monday evenings
Join us this summer as we read through the book Celebration of Discipline.Group Details
NoVA Alexandria Coed Group
//Co-led by Yemi & Oyebola Okunogbe, Rachel & Ian Gainor// Tuesdays @7pm
We are a small group dedicated to fostering community and growing spiritually in the Nothern Virginia Area. This summer, we will be following along with the weekly, sermon-based curriculum.Group Details
NoVA Arlington (Courthouse) Co-ed Group
//Coled by Nathaniel and Marisa Shenk// Tuesdays@ 7pm //
Fostering a diverse TDC community dedicated to radical growth in Jesus through fellowship, friendship, discussion, and prayer.
This summer, we will be following along with the weekly, sermon-based curriculum.Group Details
NoVA Arlington (Rosslyn) Coed Small Group *FULL*
//Thursdays @7pm// Co-led by Lauren & Willie Hollingsworth//
This summer, we will be following along with the weekly, sermon-based curriculum.Group Details
NoVA Arlington (VA Square) Co-ed Group
Co-leaders: Matt & Danielle LeStrange // Meets on Wednesdays at 7PM // Wilson Blvd and N Pollard Street (10 min walk from the Virginia Square Metro) //
Continuing to build our community and serve our neighbors in Arlington. This semester we will be studying the book Mark and diving deeper into prayer.Group Details
Petworth/Brightwood Men's Group
// Led by Austin MacDougall & Jason Mills// Tuesdays @730pm//
This summer, we will be following a sermon-based curriculum.Group Details
Petworth/Georgia Ave Coed Group
Coleaders: Mark Boyd & Erica Lally // Tuesdays @ 730pm//
A co-ed group right off the Petworth metro where questions are encouraged and everyone is welcome regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey. All are welcome!Group Details
Led by Cameron Williams// Tuesdays @7pm at the church office in Shaw //
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
Takoma Park/Mt Rainier Co-ed Group *FULL*
//Thursdays at 7:00pm// Led by Ruth Boansi & Ntiense Inokon//
This summer, we will join in the weekly, sermon-based curriculum.Group Details