Serve our World
We are compelled by the Bible’s vision that God’s message is good news for all people, not just people in D.C., but in the DMV. And not just in our region, but across the world. It is a message that is good news for all of humanity: villagers in Liberia, business leaders in Kenya, pastors in Canada, refugees in Thailand and Jordan. God’s message is a global one.
With the same zeal that we seek to care for those neighbors that live close to us, we also seek the welfare of those that live farther away. We strive to provide a clear proclamation of the message of Jesus and a beautiful demonstration of his love, care and compassion. Words and works. Bibles and buildings. Living Water and clean water. Church planting and refugee resettlement. This is the way in which we engage in mission, justice and service to our global neighbors. Discover the areas of focus we have, whom we partner with, and the global work in which we are engaged.
Each Christmas we take up a special Advent Offering to raise money for our local and global partners.
Apartment Life is a national ministry that TDC help recently bring to DC that places people in large apartment complexes to serve as missionaries, share the gospel, and invite people to church. Matt & Danielle LeStrange are serving with our church through Apartment Life. They are also small group leaders at TDC and Danielle a board member.
Coracle is a ministry started by pastor Bill Haley (pastor at Falls Church Anglican). Coracle does spiritual formation for Kingdom action. They have a retreat center in Shenandoah, Virginia called Corhaven. Our TDC Fellows have been Coracle Fellows and have been going to monthly day long retreats at Corhaven. We also went to Corhaven for our staff retreat and Bill serves as a spiritual director to many on our staff. Coracle also leads international pilgrimages around spiritual formation related to issues of justice that we plan to partner with.
Arrabon is a ministry led by David Bailey from East End Fellowship in Richmond, Virginia. Arrabon has a commitment to helping churches become more intentionally multicultural. They do this through doing cross-cultural trainings and producing materials and music for the urban church. They have a summer songwriting internship that our gift helps support. Kimberly Williams is a product of the songwriting internship.
Life Raft International which was started by Chris & Jade Woodruff out of a small group in our church supports refugees that have fled persecution but still struggle to survive in Thailand.
Second Greek Evangelical Church - Supporting Themis Sirinides in his ministry to minister to refugees, homeless, and youth.
Cristiana Children’s Home in Bapatla, India provides food, education, medical care, and housing for over 260 children who have been orphaned or destitute.
Questscope is dedicated to transforming the future of vulnerable youth and communities in the Middle East -- by equipping them with the resources and hope they need to become compassionate and productive citizens.
LA CHAPPELLE | MONTREAL, CANADA
La Chapelle is led by David Portier and is a thriving church that is reaching and discipling a young generation of French Canadians; a population that has long been neglected by churches. This year we are helping them plant a new church in Ottawa, Canada.
MAVUNO CHURCH | NAIROBI, KENYA
Mavuno Church is led by Muriithi Wanjau with the mission of turning ordinary people into fearless influencers of society. They have the vision to plant a culture-defining church in every capital city of Africa and the gateway cities of the world by 2035. We are helping them plant two culture-defining churches in Nairobi this year.
Thirst Church | Wheaton, MD
Thirst Church is a church plant led by Adei Batsuli that launching in the fall of 2020.
Neighborhood Church | Washington, DC
Neighborhood Church, led by Daniel Clark, desires to be a family of house churches based in the Glover Park neighborhood.
Other churches we have helped plant:
CHRIST CITY CHURCH, DC
Christ City Church was first planted as the East Side Parish of The District Church in 2013 along the H Street Corridor of Northeast DC. In 2017, Christ City became its own autonomous church led by Matthew Watson with the continued mission of reaching DC and beyond for Christ.
COMMON GROUND CHURCH | JACKSON, MS
Common Ground is led by John P. Perkins, with the vision to be a church that displays God’s reconciling work by being a multi-racial church in the heart of Jackson, Ms.
RESTORATION CHURCH | GAITHERSBURG, MD
Restoration Church has at its heart the desire to be a church that reflects the global nature of God’s mission by being a multi-cultural expression of the gospel.
CITY CHURCH | MONTREAL, CANADA
City Church is a new church near the University of Montreal and is reaching the multi-ethnic community surrounding the university.