Serve

We consider it a joy to involve everyone in common life together. Servinng and being served changes the way we approach relationships and helps transform us from an organization into a family. One of our highest priorities is to include the entire congregation in the responsibilities of  creating a healthy community–everyone has a role to play. Whether you’re just getting to know us, or you’ve been a member for years, please take the time to learn more about what’s going on and how you can take part.

Below is a list of ways to serve in our church community, in the District of Columbia, and in the world. If you are interested in serving in or through Church of the Resurrection, you’re welcome to use our serving worksheet as a guide to help you think about it, and use our serving webform to contact us about your particular area of interest, or email Shawn Honey to talk about it. You can also directly contact many of the organizations with the links at the end of most of the descriptions.

Sunday

A lot happens on Sunday nights as we gather together to worship the living God. We strive to be good stewards of this time and this space, and ask that everyone who regularly attends consider serving in some capacity.

DC

Church of the Resurrection exists for the purpose of bringing the gospel to the city of Washington DC. We aim to serve the city through the collaborative efforts of  initiatives of individuals in our congregation, as well as our sister churches in the RenewDC network and other local gospel believing churches.

Sunday Lunch Cafe

Sunday Lunch Cafe is a ministry Rez participates in every third Sunday of the month at 10am, providing warm, homemade meals to the homeless on the Hill. We invite volunteers to cook the meals, serve, set-up, clean up and make a dessert. Email Tim Arnold to join the team we send over once a month.

The Porch

The Porch is a youth outreach ministry based at Washington Community Fellowship but supported jointly by several churches in the NE/Capitol Hill neighborhood.  The ministry aims to introduce middle and high school aged kids to the love of Christ and His Church through Wednesday night fellowship, teaching, and fun.  The Porch is a great volunteer opportunity for anyone interested in serving and connecting with teens in DC.

Southeast White House

The Southeast White House is a local community-based ministry that reaches out to youth and families in wards 7 and 8 here in DC.  In the spirit of Jesus, staff and volunteers love the community through mentoring, tutoring, after school programs, family resource development and a variety of other forms of relational outreach.  If you are interested in volunteering, send them an email.

Christian Legal Aid of the District of Columbia

Christian Legal Aid DC is a 501(c)3 dedicated to providing free or low-cost legal counsel and encouragement to DC’s homeless and poor population.  CLADC currently has four clinics each month throughout the city.  Clinics are staffed by volunteer lawyers, paralegals, and law students with hearts to serve the needy.  Volunteering is not limited to legal professionals, send them an email to get connected.

Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center

The Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center provides compassionate support, resources and abortion alternatives to men and women facing a crisis pregnancy or experiencing post abortion stress.  They serve over 2,000 women and children a year.  Ninety-seven percent of these women are lower socioeconomic inner city residents and 75% are between the ages of 16 and 24.  The Center seeks to express the love of Christ through counseling, education, material support, friendship and community outreach. Contact them to get involved.

Lunchtime Talks

Lunchtime talks about God are open discussions on various topics related to examining the truth and relevance of the good news of Jesus Christ that are periodically held in the U.S. Capitol visitor center. Free lunch is provided & no assumptions are made about what those who attend do or do not believe. Check their schedule here to find out when the next one is coming up.

World

Church of the Resurrection was established through the Anglican Church of Rwanda. You can read more of the story of how Rez became affiliated with the Rwandan church in Bishop Thad Barnum’s book, Never Silent. We seek to support the global body of Christ, and primarily do this through maintaining our relationship with believers in Rwanda who made it possible for us to exist, as well as members of our congregation who have been sent out to various parts of the world.

Rwanda Group

All three RenewDC churches collaborate in ministry through a dynamic partnership with our sister church in Nyagatare, Rwanda. We meet regularly, often sending groups to visit Rwanda as well as hosting our Rwandan friends and leaders in DC to share fellowship and teaching.  Email Jonathan Henry to get involved.

As We Forgive Rwanda Initiative

The As We Forgive Rwanda Initiative (AWFRI) is a Rwandan-led effort to inspire a grassroots movement of repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation nationwide using the power of interactive media, community workshops, and leadership development programs. AWFRI uses the documentary film As We Forgive to inspire hope of reconciliation in the lives of Rwandans still living with unspeakable damage from the 1994 genocide. Email Andrea McDaniel to get involved.

Barnabas Group

The Barnabas Group supports missionaries that are sent out from the Rez community. They direct our congregation’s efforts to encourage, equip, support in prayer, visit and financially support those we send out. This team is looking for additional members. In the early church, Barnabas was an advocate for Paul following his conversion to Christianity (Acts 9:27; 11:22-26). Barnabas served as a key partner in ministry whose very name, “son of encouragement,” testifies to the nature of his support. Today, he serves as the inspiration for our Barnabas Teams.  Email Tom Scriven if you are interested in learning more.

Religious Freedom Group

The Religious Freedom Group is a fellowship of advocates and academics who share a passion for serving the persecuted church and often bring speakers to Rez or lead church-wide efforts to pray on topics of religious freedom.  Email Brian Hollar to get involved.

If you are interested in serving in or through Church of the Resurrection, you’re welcome to use our serving worksheet as a guide to help you think about it, and use our serving webform to contact us about your particular area of interest, or email Matthew Mason to talk about it.