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 2022 are:

  • Spring Semester: January 24 - May 1
  • Summer Semester: June 6 - July 31
  • Fall Semester: September 12 - December 11

Small Groups

Adams Morgan Small Group

When: Thursday, Evening

Co-led by Jackie & Mark Sawyer // Thursday evenings @7:30pm // The Adams Morgan coed group seeks to provide a space for community, discipleship and asking big questions about faith together. We will be discussing the sermon series. Metro-accessible location. Childcare not provided.

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Addiction & Recovery-Friends& Family Support Group

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 battling addiction and working 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 focused on setting healthy boundaries, strategies for managing situations of addiction, and developing habits of self-care. 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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Arlington/Falls Church Small Group

When: Tuesday, Evening

Co-led by Kelly-Lynne & Andrew Guy // Tuesday evenings @7pm // We are a new co-ed group (with a mix of married couples and single folks) meeting in Arlington right by Falls Church (Westover) to live life together, grow in God's Word, and serve our community. Childcare not provided.

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Ballston/Virginia Square Small 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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Bethesda/North Bethesda Small Group

When: Wednesday, Evening

Co-led by Ian Vickery, Rashida Moore, Tim & Maria McGee // 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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Black Men's Affinity Small Group

When: Monday, Evening

Co-led by Isaiah Boyd & Jordan Ogburn // Mondays @730 pm // The Black Affinity Men's Small Group serves as a space for Black men at The District Church and beyond to fellowship and encourage one another in God's vision and calling for us. We aim to build a community of trust and genuine care for each other's spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental well-being.

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Capitol Hill East Small Group

When: Wednesday, Evening

Led by Abbie Watnik // Wednesday evenings @7pm // Over the summer, we will look at an overview of the Psalms, specifically the different styles and genres used throughout this book of Biblical poetry. This group is for anyone - men and women, singles and couples - especially folks who are new to the District Church and looking to get connected and make friends as we gain a deeper understanding of Scripture together. Please inquire if childcare is needed. Closest metro is RFK; accessible via bus or DC Streetcar; street parking is also available.

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Capitol Hill NE Small Group

When: Wednesday, Evening

Co-led by Minh & Leslie Vuong // Wednesday evenings 7-9 pm // Northeast Capitol Hill small group located near Stanton Park. We have a co-ed group comprising of returning and new members. We look forward to connecting with you! Metro-accessible location. Childcare not provided.

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Capitol Hill SE Small Group

When: Wednesday, Dinner

Co-led by Hannah & Jenson Metcalf // Wednesday evenings @7pm // We are looking forward to having people over to break bread, discuss faith, and pray with one another. This new small group will be hosted at our apartment in SE DC and will meet weekly in person on Wednesday nights. Childcare not provided.

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Chinatown Men's Virtual Small Group

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 @7pm // 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 prayer and monthly hangouts. We will be meeting virtually until the entire group is comfortable meeting in person.

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Columbia Heights Women's Small Group

When: Tuesday, Evening

Co-led by Shannon McCoy, Morgan Maxwell, & Emily Bowman // Tuesday evenings @7pm // We are a group of women deepening our faith through studying God's Word, praying together, and sharing life together. We seek to welcome and encourage everyone wherever we are at in our faith journeys. Metro-accessible. Childcare not provided.

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Developing a Mind like Christ - Support Group

When: Thursday, Evening

Led by Aaron Howell // Thursday evenings @6pm //Discussion and learning about what it means to have a mind like Christ, with the goal of applying lessons learned in our everyday lives. This support group meets virtually every Wednesday.

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Dupont Circle Co-Ed Group

When: Tuesday, Evening

//Co-led by Robyn Angley & Sharon Hoeck // Tuesday nights at 7:30pm. // We meet together to fellowship, discuss the sermon, build each other up as disciples, and pray.

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Fort Totten Young Families Small Group

When: Weekends, Morning

Led by Stephanie Riddell // 9-11am Sat Biweekly // Parenting young children in this city is especially hard! This is a new small group community (with space for another family) who meet regularly in person, with kids in tow, to break bread and have a time of spiritual reflection and prayer. On a rotating basis, one parent will watch the kids while the rest of the group holds prayer and discussion for a portion of the gathering. Questions on COVID management are encouraged as the group has a shared understanding of comfort level and risk assessment. This group meets in person on Saturdays for brunch. Please reach out with interest and any questions you may have!

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GWU Bible Study Small 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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NOVA Alexandria/Annandale Small 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!! This group alternates between meeting in person and online.

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NOVA Huntington Small Group

When: Saturday, Morning

Co-led by Ian & Rachel Gainor // Saturday mornings, Monthly @10am // 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 studying the Bible. We will be focusing on discussing the sermons this semester and will meet in person (outside when possible) at our home in Alexandria near the Huntington metro. Please contact Rachel Gainor at rachjacobs2@gmail.com for more details. Note that for the summer, this group will meet once a month.

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NOVA Married Couples Small Group

When: Tuesday, Evening

Co-led by Allison & Joseph Barton // Tuesdays @7:30pm // The NOVA Married Couples Small Group is a group of married couples from Alexandria, Annandale, and Arlington. Our group meets weekly to discuss the sermon series. We are committed to growing together in fellowship through faith. We strive towards being disciples of Jesus and disciple-makers. This group meets in person weekly. Metro-accessible. Childcare not provided.

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Petworth Couples Small Group

When: Thursday, Evening

Co-led by Pat & Renee Reeder // Thursday evenings @6:30pm // We are a new small group meeting in person (COVID-permitting) Thursday evenings. We are open to all, but will focus on couples. We'll work throughout the semester in parallel to the sermon series and will include social events. Music, fun and food will be part of our community. **This group will launch beginning the week of February 21st**

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Petworth Small Group

When: Every Other Thursday, Evening

Co-led by April Brady and Brad & Stephanie Gee // Every Other Thursday @7pm // 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 Small 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 follow Jesus daily more deeply and authentically. This group meets in person and virtually. Metro-accessible. Childcare not provided.

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Singles/Young Professionals Small Group

When: Monday, Evening

Co-led by Jon & Elizabeth Song // Monday evenings @7:30pm // A safe place to discuss, learn, and grow to be who you are called to be in the Lord. We hope to experience together a deeper understanding of God's love and faithfulness that shapes our identity and impacts how we live each day. We meet within walking distance to the Wheaton Metro stop on the red line **Note - this group will kick off on Monday, 1/31**

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South Arlington Small Group

When: Wednesday, Evening

Co-led by Chio Jakazi, Emma Ruehl, Geoff & Joelle Tam // Wednesday evenings @7:30pm // We follow along with the sermon series and are committed to one service outing and one social outing per season!

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Spanish Speakers Small Group

When: Thursday, Evening

Led by Natasha Valladares // 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 people as Latin Americans. Our group is open to single men, single women, and married couples. We seek to build together a communal space for exploring, rejoicing, and lamenting what it means to be a Latino/a in Christ. Gatherings will include reading the Scripture, making time to share testimonials, pray for one another to grow into our faith and have fellowship. Our meetings will be in Spanish.
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El Grupo Pequeño de Hispanohablantes Latinoamericanos está reservado para personas que se identifican a sí mismas como Latinoamericanos. Nuestro grupo está abierto a hombres solteros, mujeres solteras y parejas casadas. Buscamos construir juntos un espacio comunitario para explorar, regocijarse y lamentarse de lo que significa ser latino/a en Cristo. Las reuniones incluirán leer las Escrituras, hacer tiempo para compartir testimonios, orar unos por otros para crecer en nuestra fe y tener compañerismo. Nuestras reuniones serán en español.

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Sunday Intergenerational Small 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 alternates between in person and virtual meetings.

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Support for Supports (Support Group)

When: Every Other Sunday, Evening

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 continue our conversation around emotional wellbeing and practicing Christian love by reviewing the text "Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life" by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. Townsend. For more information, please contact Zachary Pyne at zachary@districtchurch.org. The group will meet virtually every other Sunday evening (5-630pm).

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The Men's Recovery Support 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 Married Couples Small Group

When: Thursday, Evening

Co-led by David Giron and Evania Robles // Thursdays at 7pm // We are a small group of married couples in their 20s and 30s. This semester we will be going over the sermon series and other marriage curriculum. We seek to practice prayer, vulnerability, and community to explore God's calling for marriages and individuals. This group meets both online and in person. Metro-accessible. Childcare not provided.

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Van Ness Small Group

When: Wednesday, Evening

//Co-led by Deana & Todd Vranas // 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.

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Wednesday Arlington Women's Small Group

When: Every Other Wednesday, Evening

Led by Leah Walter // Every Other Wednesday @7:30pm // 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 and early 30s who meet for scripture study and social events. We would love to meet you so don't hesitate to reach out! Metro-accessible location. Childcare not provided.

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Wednesday Inductive Bible Study Small Group

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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