Join a Small Group

Small groups are the heart of our church. We want everyone in the church to join a small group so that you can find community and live with purpose.  Those of us who participate in small groups are learning how to know and love God, how to know/value/listen to/care for/respect/love each other, how to live out our Christian faith (in other words, how to live abundantly), and how to make our city a better place.

Most small groups consist of 5-15 people who gather weekly in each other's homes (or virtually) to pray, apply the Bible or sermon series to our lives, and share life together.

Our small groups meet on a trimester basis. Semester dates for 2021 are:

Spring semester: January 25 - May 2

Summer semester: June 7 - August 1

Fall semester: September 13 - December 12

Small Groups

AAPI Affinity Group

When: Once a Month, Evening

Led by Joseph Park // Meets Monthly // This group seeks to provide a space for monthly fellowship activities among the AAPI members of the TDC community to share pertinent cultural experiences around faith.

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Addiction and Recovery - Friends & Family

When: Every Other Tuesday, Evening

The Addiction and Recovery Friends & Family small group is designed to foster a Christ-centered community for those who are supporting loved ones through a recovery journey offering fellowship, understanding, and healing. The group is open to spouses, siblings, parents, children, friends, and anyone impacted by addiction. This semester the group will continue our ongoing conversation around how we can learn from, support, and care for each other as a Church family working through addiction and recovery. For more information, please contact Morgan Scott at mmscott2727@gmail.com. Group meets every other Tuesday. For now, the group will continue to meet virtually and is always accepting new members.

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Ballston/Virginia Square CO-ED Group

When: Wednesday, Evening

Co-led by Maggie & Brayden Parker // Wednesday evenings 7-9 pm // We are a co-ed group (with a mix of married couples and single folks) meeting in the Ballston area to live life together and be Jesus to our neighborhood.

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Ballston/Virginia Square Women's Group

When: Every Other Wednesday, Evening

Looking for authentic community? We know it can be hard to find your place in this city. Our aim is to be a group that doesn't feel like another commitment but rather a sisterhood that is seeking the Lord together. We are a group of women in our 20s who meet for scripture study and social events. We would love to meet you so don't hesitate to reach out! This group alternates between virtual and in person meetings. Metro-accessible. Childcare not provided.

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Beta

When: Tuesday, Evening

Co-led by Jamie & Kyle Johnson // Tuesday evenings 7:30-9 pm // Beta is a small group designed for those who have previously been through the Alpha course (whether through TDC or another church) or anyone pursuing a relationship with God who is specifically looking for a safe space to be in community with others who are new to faith, returning to faith or questioning. We will meet virtually each Tuesday at 7:30 with periodic in-person social gatherings on the weekends. Most weeks we will follow the TDC sermon series where you're invited to bring any and all thoughts, questions and perspectives. We will also have occasional special topics based on feedback from the group. You do not have to have completed the Alpha course to join this group! This group meets virtually with occasional in person gatherings.

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Bethesda/North Bethesda Small Group

When: Wednesday, Evening

Co-led by Ian Vickery, Rashida Moore // Wednesday evenings @7pm // We are a co-ed small group of mostly professionals in their 20s and 30s. This semester we will be going over the sermon series. We also meet frequently for social activities and seek to form a strong community together where everyone can grow and feel loved and valued. This group meets in person. Metro-accessible. Childcare not provided.

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Bilingual Families Small Group

When: Thursday, Evening

Led by Ana van Balen // Thursdays @845pm // The Latino Families Small Group is a bi-cultural and bilingual small group for Latino families. We meet after our kids go to bed so we can focus on connecting and discussions without distractions.

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Capitol Hill Coed Group

When: Thursday, Evening    Where: 1225 Otis St NE Washington, DC

Co-led by Jenna & David Vaino and Gift & Scott Cosseboom // Thursdays 7:30pm // We want to develop community and dig into Scripture as a Bible study. This group meets in person at the TDC Ministry Center. Metro-accessible location. Childcare not provided.

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Chinatown Co-Ed Group

When: Thursday, Evening

Led by Joseph Park // Thursdays @7pm // This co-ed group is for young adults who are seeking to form community through a deep dive of scripture from the sermon series and sharing of our personal testimonies. This group meets in person. Metro-accessible. Childcare not provided.

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Chinatown Men's Group (Virtual)

When: Thursday, Morning

Co-led by John Montague & Kent Boydston // Thursday mornings @7:30am // This is a men's morning group that typically alternates between following the sermon series and reading various books. This group meets virtually.

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College Park Small Group

When: Thursday, Evening

Co-led by Samuel Lee & Arisa Chan // Thursday evenings @7:30pm // We are a group seeking to build community that fosters relationships to nurture and challenge one another. We will be discussing the sermon and do life together through books and hangouts. We will be meeting virtually until the entire group is comfortable meeting in person.

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Columbia Heights Co-Ed Group

When: Thursday, Evening

Co-led by Olivia Bentley & Vivian Chiang// Thursdays @ 7:30pm // We are a group of primarily 20/30 yo's living in AdMo, CoHi, and Petworth. You can find us on Thursdays discussing the sermon + praying for each other, and on weekends sharing good food at a potluck, grill out, or picnic. Whether you're new to (T)DC or have been here for years, we'd love to get to know you! This group alternates between meetings in person and virtually. Metro-accessible. Childcare not provided.

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Foggy Bottom Co-ed Group

When: Wednesday, Evening

Led by Michael and Alyson Joens// Wednesdays @730 pm// This is a coed group of young adults seeking Christ through studying the scriptures (currently the Gospel of John). This group meets virtually.

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Inductive Bible Study

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: 1225 Otis St NE Washington, DC

Led by Aaron Miller // Wednesday evenings 7:30 // We are committed to building community through sharing life, studying scripture and praying for one another together each week. Each week we will be reading through the Minor Prophets and discussing a chapter or two in our weekly meetings following the inductive method of Observe, Interpret and Apply. We end each night in sharing prayer requests and growing in our prayer disciplines through different forms of prayer. This group alternates between meetings in person and virtually.

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Intergenerational Co-ed Sunday Group

When: Every Other Sunday, Morning

Led by Lucy Tan // Every Other Sunday Morning, 11:30am // Through studying selected Christian books teaching Christian values and practical applications, we continue to build upon our strong foundation to strengthen our faith. Our members pray and laugh together and caring for each other has served to bond us as a small group family. This group meets virtually on a regular basis with occasional meetings in person.

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Latino Spanish Speakers Affinity Small Group

When: Thursday, Evening

Co-led by Susana Marín, Hugo Castro & Scarlett Piantini// Thursday evenings 7-9 pm (starting at 7:30pm for those joining online // The Latin American Spanish Speakers small group is reserved for self-identifying Latin American men and women in order to provide a communal space for exploring, rejoicing, and lamenting what it means to be a Latino/a in Christ. For the fall 2021 season we will be studying Jesus parables using as reference the book Parábolas de Jesus en un Mundo Postmoderno (Jesus Parables in a Post Modern World) by Antonio Cruz. Gatherings will include reading the Scripture, understanding the context of the parable and its meaning for us today; we'll also make time to share testimonials, pray for one another and have fellowship. --- El grupo célula de hispanohablantes latinos/as está reservado para hombres y mujeres que se identifican como latino/a con el fin de proporcionar un espacio común para explorar, regocijar y lamentar lo que significa ser latino en Cristo. Para la temporada de otoño 2021, estaremos estudiando las parábolas de Jesús usando como referencia el libro Parábolas de Jesús en un Mundo Postmoderno de Antonio Cruz. Las reuniones incluirán lectura de la Escritura, comprensión del contexto de la parábola y su significado para nosotros en la actualidad; también tendremos un tiempo para compartir testimonios, orar unos por otros y tener compañerismo.

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Maryland Families Men's Group

When: Every Other Tuesday, Evening

Maryland Families Men's Group. Tim Barger, timbarger@gmail.com. Meeting virtually. The MD Families men's group is part of the MD Families group, which exists to support families in MoCo - including the kids - through community building, friendship, and prayer. The men in the group gather virtually on Tuesdays for sharing, prayer, and learning to follow Jesus together. Meets every other Tuesday at 7:30 pm.

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Maryland Families Women's Group

When: Wednesday, Evening

The MD Families group is a place for community and encouragement for families in Montgomery County, MD. Moms meet over Zoom on Wednesdays for sharing, prayer, and learning together; the corresponding men's group meets on Tuesdays. We hope to have all-family social events again once the pandemic eases. Contact Annabel at araebeck@gmail.com

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Mom's Group

When: Every Other Tuesday, Evening

Co-led by Amanda Forsey & Emily Bernasconi // Every Other Tuesday @8pm // Gather with other moms as we go through the book Risen Motherhood and learn how the Gospel can infiltrate every aspect of motherhood. We do life together, encourage one another, and aim to grow as women of faith. We'd love to have you join us, Momma! This group alternates between meeting virtually and in person. Metro-accessible. Childcare not provided.

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NOVA Annandale/Huntington Coed Group

When: Tuesday, Evening

Co-led by Yemi & Oyebola Okunogbe, Gretchen and Gordon Gertiser // Tuesdays @7pm // Our group will go through the sermon series. There is a strong discipleship focus, meeting in same sex pods once a week to help grow in our likeness to Christ. We will serve on mission together to help bring peace to our city. This group thrives on its sense of community and belonging, working together, serving, encouraging, playing and eating together! It's awesome!! Kids welcome. This group alternates between meetings in person and online. Metro-accessible. Childcare not provided.

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NOVA Arlington Women's Group

When: Friday, Evening

Led by Tieesha Rhoden // Fridays @7pm // We are a group of women growing in community and in our faith. We will follow the sermon series and we will meet in person this semester. Please email Tieesha.Rhoden@gmail.com for more information. Metro-accessible. Childcare not provided.

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NOVA Huntington Co-Ed

When: Wednesday, Evening

Co-led by Ian & Rachel Gainor // Wednesday evenings @7:30pm // We are a small group for all - families, singles, couples (married, engaged, dating!)! Come join our Alexandria community as we share life together, enjoy digging into our relationships with God, and study the Bible. We will be focusing on discussing the sermons this semester. We will be meeting outside (when possible) at our home in Alexandria near the Huntington metro. Please contact Rachel Gainor at rachjacobs2@gmail.com for more details.

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Petworth Co-Ed

When: Every Other Thursday, Evening

Co-led by April Brady and Brad & Stephanie Gee // Every Other Thursday evening // We are a co-ed group (with a mix of married couples, single folks, and kids) meeting in the Petworth area. We are planning to meet bi-weekly in person (dependent on COVID conditions), to discuss the sermon and life in general. We also try to meet up regularly for social activities and seek to develop a strong community that lives life together." Metro-accessible location. Childcare not provided.

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Petworth Women's Group

When: Tuesday, Evening

Co-led by Colleen McCoy & Tess Homan // Tuesday evenings @7pm // We are a 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. This group meets in person and virtually. Metro-accessible. Childcare not provided.

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Pleasant Plains/Columbia Heights Small Group

When: Tuesday, Evening

Led by Holly Harris // Tuesday evenings @7pm // We are a new small group open to anyone and based in NW DC down the street from Howard University. Our goal is to foster an inclusive community and create a safe space for wrestling, doubting, and striving to follow Jesus anyway. This group meets in person. Metro-accessible. Childcare not provided.

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Silver Spring Co-Ed Small Group

When: Thursday, Evening    Where: Downtown Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD

Co-led by Faith Kung, Andrea Dragan and Peter Sooy // Thursdays @7pm // With our foundation in Christ, we bear the fruit of love and support for one another and the Silver Spring area. We are seeking to deepen relationships through a community of friendship and spiritual accountability. We look forward to meeting you! This group alternates between meeting virtually and in person. Metro-accessible. Childcare not provided.

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Silver Spring Young Professionals

When: Thursday, Evening

Co-led by Travis & Hannah Clark // Thursdays @7pm // We are a new co-ed small group, co-led by Travis and Hannah Clark in their home in Silver Spring. We prioritize open, honest, and transparent discussion. Our group is welcome to all. This group meets in person.

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South Arlington Small Group

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: NOVA Shirlington , VA

Co-led by Ariana Dugan & Amy Brock // Wednesday evenings @7:30pm // We will be following along with the sermon series for the fall and winter. We are also doing an optional racial justice documentary screening outside of our regular meeting time and are committed to one service outing and one social outing per season! This group alternates between meeting virtually and in person.

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Support for Supports

When: Sunday, Varies

The Support for Supports small group is designed to foster a Christ-centered community for those who are supporting loved ones experiencing mental illness through offering fellowship, understanding, and healing. The group is open to spouses, siblings, parents, children, friends, and anyone in relationship with someone experiencing mental illness. This semester the group will start what we hope will be an ongoing conversation around how we can learn from, support, and care for each other as a Church family working toward improved relationships and mental health. For more information, please contact Zachary Pyne at zachary@districtchurch.org. The group will meet every Sunday evening at the TDC Ministry Center (1225 Otis Street NE) and is open to new members.

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The Men's Recovery Group

When: Monday, Evening    Where: 1225 Otis St NE ,

This anonymous group is for men who feel or have felt they can't control their sexual behavior, whether in relationships or on their own, and want to get healing from it. We strive to develop a safe space to share our struggles and break out of isolation, one day and one step at a time. We explore into the root causes of addiction and hold each other accountable so that we can grow in our relationship with God and others. We invite you to walk with us on this path toward wholeness and healing.

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Thursday Night Women's Group - 1

When: Thursday, Evening

Led by Sequoia Roscoe // Thursday evenings 7:30-9 pm // We are a group of women, all at different stages of life, who want to grow in Christ together. Join us via Zoom, Thursday nights, 7:30-9 PM EST. We look forward to welcoming new women to our group!

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Thursday Night Women's Group - 2

When: Thursday, Evening

Led by Jessica Castro // Thursday evenings @7pm // We are a group of women who each desire to grow in our personal relationship with Jesus and deepen in community with one another. We enjoy digging into God's Word together and spending quality time with each other. Join us as we grow together in Christ and support one another along life's journey. We will be meeting virtually and discussing the sermon series. If you would like more information or have any questions, please email jrubano1107@gmail.com

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Tuesday Night Prayer

When: Tuesday, Evening

Co-led by Marla Bosset & Chioniso Jakazi // Tuesday evenings 7 - 8:00 PM through Zoom. Rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, and devoted to prayer," the Tuesday Night Prayer Group comes together for prayer and edification for one hour each week. While the scope of our prayer follows the lead of TDC's weekly sermon series, there is optional time at the end of each hour for those who would like to pray/receive prayer on a more personal level.

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Tuesday Night Virtual Co-Ed Group

When: Tuesday, Evening

Co-led by Erica Lally & Mark Boyd // Tuesday evenings @730pm //A virtual co-ed group where questions are encouraged and everyone is welcome no matter where you are in your spiritual journey. For Fall 2021, we will be discussing the sermon series.

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Van Ness Small Group

When: Wednesday, Evening

//Co-led by Angela Hill and Yasmine Acheampong// Wednesdays @7:30pm // A diverse group (with regards to ethnicity, age, careers and time in the faith) of men and women who are seeking to go deeper with God and build a supportive community. Contact Yasmine at acheampong.y@gmail.com for more information.

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Virtual Women's Small Group

When: Wednesday, Morning

Led by Amy Graham // Wednesdays @8am // For those who are in DC or around the globe, this virtual group will seek to build community with one another - sharing our lives, discussing the sermons and praying together. I look forward to connecting with you, virtually.

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