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- Mailing Address: 1616 7th St, NW, Washington DC, 20001
The District Church Vision - Impacting our city for Christ, one neighborhood at a time.
Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.
Our vision as a church is rooted in the vision God gives Jeremiah in chapter 29. It is to seek the welfare of the city where God has called us. The specific vision God has given us is one of “impacting our city for Christ, one neighborhood at a time.”
There are many people who want to make an impact here in DC but are doing so to promote their own name or ambitions. We are called to our city to lift up one name, and that is the name of Jesus. Our strategy is we do this one neighborhood at a time, starting right at the center of the city where we were planted seven years ago in Columbia Heights.
We now have grown to have small groups meeting in all four quadrants of DC and in Maryland and Virginia reaching their neighbors for Christ. We have also started new justice ministries that are making a city-wide impact among the felt needs of our community. We believe this is the vision God has given us to see His Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven.
TDC Mission - To make disciples of Jesus who live out their God-given mission in life.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Our mission is to make disciples. We did not make this mission up but it was given to us straight from Jesus. The Great Commission in Matthew 28 are some of Jesus’ last words where he commands his disciples to go out and make disciples of all nations. It is amazing that the nations have come to DC and have come to us at The District Church. We have an incredible opportunity to make disciples of Jesus here in our nation’s capital. And not just disciples, but disciples who are committed to living out their God-given mission. Not just on Sundays, but everyday in their home, workplace, and neighborhood.
Prayer: Lord break my heart for our city. Help me to build roots here in this city and make my time here count. Help me to see that my well-being is tied up with the well-being of our entire city, particularly those on the margins. Thank you for calling me to be a disciple. A disciples of Jesus who helps others follow Jesus as well. Open up my eyes today to see how I can help encourage others to follow Jesus in the spheres of influence you have given me.
Reflect: What neighborhood has God called you to serve here in the DC area? What are some ways that you can intentionally love your neighbors as an extension of God’s love?