CHURCHES

The Church of the Resurrection

pasted-image-filtered 1The Church of the Resurrection (rezchurch.org) meets for worship Sunday evenings at Christ our Shepherd Church on Capitol Hill. The congregation is young: three out of four people in the church are 35 or younger, and the Children’s Ministry serves over 50 children and youth regularly. The adults are evenly divided between married and single.  The congregation is subdivided into a dozen small groups across the city. Rez has 3 full-time staff (Rector, Associate Rector, and Parish Administrator), 2 part-time staff (Director of Congregational Discipleship, Children’s Ministries Director), and 3 pastoral interns. Our vision: we seek God�����������������s renewal of ourselves, our city and our world. Our mission is to love God and serve our city as a growing community of disciples.

The Church of the Advent

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The Church of the Advent (adventdc.org) meets for worship on Sundays at 5 pm at National Baptist Memorial Church in Columbia Heights. Planted in 2007 by Church of the Resurrection, Advent serves the neighborhoods of Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, Mt. Pleasant, and beyond. The Advent community is almost evenly split between singles and married adults, with a fast growing number of young children. Roughly 80% of the congregation is aged 26-40, and the majority of the congregation is new to DC in the last 5 years. Advent reflects the whole spectrum of denominational backgrounds and welcomes a number of skeptics and seekers each week. Community life at Advent is particularly strong, as more than twenty small groups, aka “Core Groups,” have become the primary avenue for involvement and service in and through the church. Advent has three full-time staff (Rector, Associate Rector, and Director of Operations) and two part-time staff (Children’s Ministry Director and Music Director).

The Church of the Ascension

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The Church of the Ascension (theascension.org) meets for worship on Sundays at 5 pm at Christ Church Presbyterian in Arlington’s Lyon Park neighborhood. The core group for the church formed among Northern Virginia residents attending the Church of the Resurrection in 2008 and began meeting for Sunday worship in early 2009. Since then, Ascension has grown and matured into a warm and welcoming congregation, comprised primarily of young adults and new families. Almost 70% of Ascension members are between the ages of 21-35 and over 75% are married. Despite the transience of the city, 60% of members have attended for over 2 years and 85% do not anticipate moving away within the next two years. In addition to our Interim Rector, Ascension has a part-time Curate, a part-time Parish Administrator, and a part-time Music Director. Ascension�����s vision is to be a flourishing church seeking the renewal of our city through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.