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

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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Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Small Group

When: First Wednesday of Every Month, Evening

Led by Joseph Park // Meets Monthly // The AAPI Small Group aims to provide a safe space in which AAPI members of the TDC community are able to share their cultural experiences in the context of faith, to build and encourage the body of Christ. The group will be following the sermon series and will meet once per month.

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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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Beta

When: Tuesday, Evening

Co-led by Jamie & Kyle Johnson // Tuesday evenings 7:30-9 pm // Beta is a new small group designed for those who have previously been through the Alpha course (whether through TDC or another church) and are looking to continue their faith journey in a small group setting. We will meet weekly virtually Tuesday's at 7:30 with periodic in-person gatherings. Most weeks we will follow the TDC sermon series & then break out into smaller discussion groups 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! We are open to anyone who is pursuing a relationship with God and is specifically looking for a safe space to be in community with others who are new to faith, returning to faith or questioning.

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Bethesda/North Bethesda Small Group

When: Wednesday, Evening

Co-led by Ian Vickery, Rashida Moore & Matthew Kennedy // 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.

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Chinatown Men's Group (Virtual)

When: Thursday, Breakfast

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.

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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 Women's Group

When: Tuesday, Evening

Co-led by Shannon McCoy, Meredith Monke & Claire Hilton // Wednesday evenings 7-8:30 pm // We are group of women primarily in our 20s/30s that seeks to build genuine relationships, explore big questions in our faith, and support each other as we learn how to follow Jesus.

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DMV/East Coast #2 - Virtual Small Group

When: Every Other Tuesday, Evening

Led by Mae Mills // Tuesday evenings @7pm // In this small group, open to men and women, our focus is to create authentic relationships for the purpose of building friendship and accountability as we grow in Christ-like maturity. Our group discusses Sunday sermon topics. The DMV/East Coast - 2 Virtual Small Group will meet bi-weekly on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. For more information about this group, please email mae.s.mills@gmail.com.

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Deeper – Disciple’s Cross Women’s Bible Study

When: Monday, Evening

Led by Vivian Olabamiji // Monday evenings 7:00-8:30 PM // The MasterLife course is a small-group discipleship process geared toward helping you develop a lifelong, obedient relationship with Christ. In this small group we will be reading Master Life 1: The Disciple's Cross, which is the first of four books in that discipleship process. Each small group meeting, we will go over the weekly scripture readings on different spiritual disciplines. This is a new group that I pray will be a place where we can deepen our relationship with God and let that overflow into our community.

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Foggy Bottom Co-ed Group

When: Wednesday, Evening

Led by Michael and Alyson Joens// Wednesdays 730-9// This is a coed group of young adults seeking Christ through studying the scriptures.

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Inductive Bible Study - Minor Prophets

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

Led by Aaron Miller // Wednesday evenings 7:30-9:30 pm // 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.

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Intergenerational Co-ed Sunday Group

When: Every Other Sunday, Morning

Led by Lucy Tan // Every Other Sunday Morning, 11:30-1pm // 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.

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Latino Affinity Small Group

When: Thursday, Evening

Co-led by Susana Marín & Scarlett Piantini// Thursday evenings 7-9 pm // 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 Summer 2021 season we will be reading the book The Purpose Driven Life. Gatherings will include discussions based on the book, 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 verano 2021, estaremos leyendo el libro Una Vida Con Propósito. Las reuniones incluirán discusiones sobre el libro, tiempo para compartir testimonios, orar unos por otros y tener compañerismo.

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Latino Families Small Group

When: Thursday, Evening

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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Men's Sex Addiction 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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NOVA Alexandria/Annandale Coed Group

When: Tuesday, Evening

Co-led by Yemi & Oyebola Okunogbe, Gretchen and Gordon Gertiser // Tuesdays @7pm // We are a small group dedicated to fostering community, growing spiritually, and impacting our community for Christ as we serve our neighbors in the Northern Virginia Area. This semester, we will be following along with the weekly, sermon-based curriculum.

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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 at different outdoor spots around Alexandria, VA and on Zoom calls. Please contact Rachel Gainor at rachjacobs2@gmail.com for more details.

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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. Join us on Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm.

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Single Women's Small Group (*Starts July*)

When: Every Other Monday, Evening

**Note: this group will be open starting in July // Led by Krystal Thomas // Every Other Monday Evening @6:30pm // Single Women's Small Group (SWSG) is a group of women learning how to keep God at the center of our singleness, dating, and living fully in Him as a community. Stewarding our singleness and gifts to give voice and a platform to the single Christian woman's experience. This group will be reading "Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God" over the summer.

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South Arlington Small Group

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: NOVA Shirlington ,

Co-led by Ariana Dugan, Amy Brock, and Erik & Samantha Norquist // Wednesday evenings @7:30pm // We will be following along with the sermon series for the summer. We are also doing an optional book club (Be the Bridge) outside of our regular meeting time and are committed to one service outing and one social outing per session!

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Thursday Night Women's Group

When: Thursday, Evening

Co-led by Sequoia Roscoe & Rachel Paik // 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 Google Meet Thursday nights, 7:30-9 PM EST. We look forward to welcoming new women to our group!

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Van Ness Small Group

When: Every Other Wednesday, Evening

//Led by Angela Hill and Yasmine Acheampong// Wednesdays 7:30pm - 9pm // 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 Morning 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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