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 and will meet until the week of December 14th. 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.
Led by Shengxi Li// Every second Tuesday evening of the month// The affinity groups are the District Church's way of providing safe spaces of healing and restoration for people of color, with the ultimate goal of achieving greater unity and understanding within the larger multicultural church body. The AAPI small group convenes the second Tuesday of each month to give AAPI brothers and sisters a space to process and delve deeper into AAPI-specific topics and struggles. Because the group only meets once a month and will be topic-driven, we encourage those interested in this group to also join a neighborhood small group for regular sermon discussion.Group Details
Addiction and Recovery: Exploring the 12 Steps
The Addiction and Recovery small group is designed to foster a Christ-centered community for those challenged by addiction and working in recovery to find fellowship, healing, and understanding. The group will be open to those managing their own addiction (not to be identified in the group) as well as family and friends, and will focus on working through the 12 steps of recovery connected to scripture and enhanced through prayer.
Please contact Morgan at email@example.com for more information!Group Details
Are you skeptical of the Christian faith but wanting to explore the beliefs in an open, honest, judgment-free, communal space? Are you considering returning to faith and wanting to understand just what you are committing to? Alpha is a great place for you to be! OR, do you have a friend, a co-worker, or a classmate who would fit either of these questions? Invite them and come with them to Alpha! Alpha is an 10-week series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each week is centered around a meal, a talk and a conversation on a different question: Is there more to life that this? Who is Jesus? Why did he die? Why and how should we pray? What about the church? Alpha kicks off Tuesday, October 1st, from 7-9pm in NW DC at the Arcade Sunshine apartment building (713 Lamont St NW) and will continue weekly on Tuesdays through early December.Group Details
Baby Boomers & Friends Small Group
Join us for regular fellowship on Sundays!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Group Details
Bethesda/North Bethesda Coed Group
//Co-led by Ian Vickery, Stefani Chow & Kelley Lou// Wednesdays @ 7pm Join us this fall as we follow the sermon series together while enjoying fellowship.Group Details
Black Women's Small Group
//Thursday evenings at 7pm at the church office// 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.
For more information, please contact Celine Antwi at email@example.com.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 Men's Group
//Led by Wes Kerr// 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 fall we will be following along with the sermon series and diving deeper into the book of Genesis.Group Details
//Co-led by Adam Joe & Ajibade Jegede// Wednesdays @730pm//
We are a group of men seeking to build authentic community as we strive to follow God. Every week we spend time in Bible study, prayer, fellowship, and accountability. Through our group, we strive to be transformed by God, impact DC, and change the world for Christ in all that we do. In addition, we love to eat food and have lots of time for table fellowship!Group Details
Led by Michael Joens// Wednesdays 730-9//
Join us this fall as we build community and grow in the Lord!Group Details
Intercessory Prayer Group
Led by Maureen Chaput// Tuesday evenings 7 - 8:30 PM at TDC Office, 1616 7th Street NW, one block south of the Shaw-Howard Metro. On street parking is typically available on RI Avenue NW and R Street NW.
We will meet weekly and spend time praying for our church, our city, our nation and for one another. We will also practice using Scripture as our prayer guide for intercession, use principles from leaders who teach about intercessory prayer and lean in to hear Jesus better and to join in the intercession Jesus is already making for His church.
Drop-ins are welcome!Group Details
Intergenerational Co-ed Sunday Group
Led by Lucy Tan// Sundays at CHEC during the 11:30 service// Every other Sunday, starting September 8, 2019.
This group serves to bring followers of Jesus Christ into a deeper relationship with Him and with each other irrespective of gender or stage of life. We celebrate shared experiences and friendship that transcend cultures and place of origin. This semester we will be studying the book, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It's Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature, While Remaining Emotionally Immature by Peter Scazzero so that we can have the abundant life that He promised.Group Details
Latino Affinity 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
Maryland Families Small Group
//Co-led by Tim & Annabel Barger//
Family potlucks 1-2 Saturdays per month. Men meet alternate Tuesday evenings, women meet alternate Wednesday evenings.
Men and women meet near downtown Silver Spring, potlucks are at homes in Silver Spring/Takoma Park/Kensington & NW DC
We are families supporting one another through community and prayer, with a creative schedule that allows us to involve our kids but also have time for fellowship with just the grown-ups. We'd love to welcome your family to the group.Group Details
Join us every other Wednesday morning from 9:30-11:30 for breakfast snacks, study, prayer, and fellowship. Bring your little ones! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.Group Details
NOVA Shirlington Coed Group
//Led by Sarah Stevens & Ibrahim Lamay// Monday evenings at 7:30pm
Join us this fall as we follow along with the sermon series.Group Details
//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 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 Northern Virginia Area. This fall, 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 fall, we will be following along with the weekly, sermon-based curriculum.Group Details
NoVA Arlington (Rosslyn) Coed Small Group
//Thursdays @7pm// Co-led by Lauren & Willie Hollingsworth//
This fall, 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 of James and diving deeper into prayer.Group Details
Northwest Married Couples Group
Co-led by Dale & Yolanda Jones//Join us on Sundays at 5pm as we read Tim Keller's book "The Meaning of Marriage" and discuss what a Christ-centered marriage looks like.
Please email email@example.com for more information!Group Details
// Led by Austin MacDougall & Jason Mills// Tuesdays @730pm//
Please contact Jason Mills for more info!
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
Shaw Chronological Bible Group
//Coled by Youval Yadlin and Camille Gooding// Wednesdays, 7-830 pm// Meeting at the church office
We are in our third sememster of reading the Chronological Bible, picking up on Week 25 of the Chronological Bible in a Year Plan on YouVersion Bible App. The content will mostly consist of the major and minor prophets. We will finish with the New Testament in the Spring Semester. All new folks are welcome to jump in with us even if you have not read the first half of the Chronological Bible.
Contact Youval at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Group Details
Co-led by Samiah Carroll, Tavon Carroll, Krishtine Rosenthal, & Dylan Rosenthal//We are a co-ed group of singles and couples in Silver Spring that uses a sermon-based curriculum to delve into God's Word. Questions are encouraged and everyone is welcome, regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey.Group Details
Takoma Park/Mt Rainier Co-ed Group
//Thursdays at 7:00pm// Led by Ruth Boansi & Ntiense Inokon// This year, we will join in the weekly, sermon-based curriculum.Group Details
Co-led by Brian Carrier and Bianca Rolon.//We are a coed group that is exploring how to live more fully by reading Emotionally Healthy Spirituality together.Group Details
//Led by Angela Hill & Yasmine Acheampong// Wednesdays @730pm//
This fall, we will join in the weekly, sermon-based curriculum.Group Details
Woodley Park Women's Group
The Woodley Park Women's Group meets weekly to learn and grow together in our faith. It is a safe space to be real about the challenges of life and to find support , encouragement and friendship. This fall we will be going through Joyce Meyer's study, "Battlefield of the Mind." If you would like more information or have any questions, please email email@example.com.Group Details