Serve at The District Church
Serving on a ministry team is an opportunity to get connected and to make a difference while developing your God-given gifts and passions. The Church as a whole, and individual members of it, both benefit and flourish most when everyone is involved.
Helping our neighbors experience the love of Jesus through The District Church community.
As a member of the Hospitality Team you’ll help to build intentional spaces for all people to encounter God and become disciples who love, think, and act like Jesus. More than just tasks, the heart behind being a member of this team is creating positive experiences for everyone to feel seen and included. Below are three areas in which you can serve on the Hospitality Team.
Sunday Service Opportunities
Hospitality Team Members generally serve at least two Sundays per month either on the Set Up (First Service Team) or the Teardown (Second Service Team). The first service slots are from 8:00 am – 11:00 am, and the second are from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm.
- Get People connected at the Connection Center
- Tear Down
Newcomers events allow new people to hear the history of The District Church, ask questions and connect to other newcomers in the area. Events will either be a dinner on a weeknight or a lunch following second service at CHEC. Hospitality Team Members help set up for dinner, connect with newcomers, and help with teardown.
- Setup for dinner
- Connect with newcomers
- Tear Down
Special Events, and More!
Hospitality Team Members have the opportunity to also serve and assist in special events that are hosted throughout the year.
If you have questions about Hospitality, contact Krystal Thomas.
Worship Arts Team
The central goal of the Worship Arts team is to provide a worship environment, that is both Spirit-filled and Biblically rich, aiming for excellence and engagement, where people can meet with God. We believe that God has gifted us with creative gifts of singing, playing instruments, dancing, and design which we are called to steward for God’s purposes and offer back to Him as a pleasing offering. We’re looking for people who are hungry for God, eager to learn, and available to serve his Kingdom.
- Worship Band
- Stage Crew
- Stage Design (Holidays)
- Dance Ministry
If you have questions about Worship Arts, contact Eliot Baker.
Production & Stage Crew
Production and Stage Crew
Members of our Production and Stage Crew are tasked with creating an atmosphere of worship, free from distractions so all are better able to engage with God and each other. Controlling the sound, slides, and lighting, the Production Team serves behind-the-scenes to help all encounter God, together, and to ensure an inviting and holistic worship experience.
As a part of the Worship Arts team, the central goal of the Production team is to provide a worship environment, that is both Spirit-filled and Biblically rich, aiming for excellence and engagement, where people can meet with God. We believe that God has gifted us creatively and organizationally in running slides, lighting, audio, and stage management behind the scenes. We’re looking for people who are hungry for God, eager to learn, and available to serve His Kingdom
- Stage Crew
- Sound Team
- Slides Team
- Lights Team
If you have questions about the Production contact Aaron Miller.
Youth City exists to create a space where Youth can experience revival through the Holy Spirit to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love their neighbor as themselves.
Youth City Leaders for youth 6th – 12th grade All team members are required to pass a background and reference check, and attend annual training.
If you have questions about Youth City, please contact Jenson Metcalf.
Through a partnership with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at George Washington University, Georgetown University, American University, and the University of Maryland, we work to provide students with summer and spring break experiences to encounter God’s heart for the under-served communities of DC.
If you have questions about College Partnerships, please contact Jenson Metcalf.
Kids’ City provides a safe and fun environment that strives to walk alongside parents to raise their children to love, think, and act like Jesus. We take very seriously our responsibility as spiritual parents to keep them safe, supported, and pointed to Jesus.
Kids’ City Teachers for children 6 weeks – 5th graders are required to pass a background and reference check, and attend annual training.
If you have questions about Kids’ City, contact Lucy Nderitu.
The Prayer Team exists to pray for our community. By doing that we model and foster a culture of prayer as the foundation of our church and community, catalyzing prayer in all areas of the church and encouraging individuals to pray and celebrate answers to prayer.
- Prayer Counselor
- Prayer Night Team
If you have questions about the Prayer Team, contact Amy Graham.
Creative Communications Team
The Creative Communications Team exists to share what God is doing in and through us as a church. This includes visually supporting the sermon, sermon series, the Sunday service, outreach efforts and other church programs and events.
The Creative Communications Team functions beyond our Sunday services. Most of the work we do is showcased on Sunday to promote sermons and events throughout the week for our church community. Our work is also brought to life on stage through stage displays and art.
You can serve as little or as often as you would like!
- Video Production
- Graphic Design
- Web Design
- Social Media
If you have questions about the Creative Communications team, contact Savannah Montgomery.
The Discipleship Team is committed to helping people grow in their faith. We have many opportunities for you to get involved and apply your interests and talents in building up the Lord’s kingdom. Here are just a few:
- Disciple new believers
- Assist with baptisms
- Teach classes
- Create digital discipleship content
- Project management and administration
- Plan and run retreats and other events
If you have questions about Discipleship, contact Brian Carrier.
Life Groups Leaders and Coaches help cultivate flourishing communities that are seeking to love, think, and act like Jesus. You can get involved with Life Groups by becoming a:
- Life Groups Leader
- Life Groups Coach
If you have questions about Life Groups, contact Richard Farinas.
Serving Local and Global Communities
Outreach exists to support the local and global outreach ministries of The District Church to advance our vision of impacting our city for Christ one neighborhood at a time.
If you have questions about serving with Outreach, contact Vivi Coria-Tsapos
Local, National, and Global Partners
The District Church sends teams of volunteers to regularly serve with a variety of partner organizations located in different areas, locally and around the globe. We also partner with other organizations and Church Plants that align with our mission.
At The District Church, our simple efforts at serving our city are, above all, rooted and grounded in love and prayer. We practice our faith by proclaiming hope and loving generously. We have two signature ministries to mobilize churches around key challenges in our city: foster care/adoption and affordable housing and a counseling ministry to support the mental and emotional health of those in our church and city.
In 2013, we launched DC127 to respond to our biblical call to care for orphans in our city.
DC127 works with over 17 churches to protect children and help preserve families. We provide wraparound services to parents and grandparents who are isolated, overwhelmed, and under-resourced. We walk with foster families throughout every stage of the fostering process, from getting licensed to supporting a child in their home. DC127 is committed to providing prevention services and resources to sustain family stability, ensuring that every family has the chance to thrive.
In 2017, we launched Just Homes to mobilize and equip churches to address the city’s affordable housing crisis.
Seeking the vision of a just city where everyone has a home, Just Homes serves as an educator and a convener, providing tools, resources, and other support to churches as they respond to the affordable housing crisis. We believe that churches can make a significant impact in closing the housing insecurity gaps in DC by working together to build affordable housing, investing in affordable housing, and serving alongside households experiencing housing instability.