We’re launching a site in Reston with the grace-filled culture, community, and ministry you experience at our McLean and Fairfax locations!

Reston is in the western area of Northern Virginia and we can’t wait to take our church to this vibrant community. If you live in or around Reston, you’ll have a quick drive to share grace with our church community.

Find Your Place to Serve

Reston service teams are forming now; sign up to help on Sundays when we launch, or contact Timo ([email protected]) to learn more!

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How Can I Be a Part of This?

Pray with us:

  • that we would continue to meet and have meaningful conversations with those in our area who are skeptical and/or are considering the Christian faith.
  • that the Lord would bring together all of the leaders needed to serve the various ministries we need for Sunday morning worship and Christian education.
  • that in midst of many options, the Lord would give our leaders/staff wisdom on what specific outreach ministries to pursue in this first year of ministry.

Chat with J.T. Join us at one of our upcoming gatherings to talk with site pastor J.T. Tarter. Up next: Reston Worship & Prayer Night (to be rescheduled from 5/22 due to inclement weather)!

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FAQs

  • Where will we worship? When will worship start?

  • Where will we worship? When will worship start?

  • What will Sundays at Reston look like?

  • What will worship be like?

  • How Will This Site Be Different Than the McLean or Fairfax Locations?

  • What will there be for Children’s Ministry? For Students?

  • How will Community Groups work?

  • Will there be Adult Education classes? What about other discipleship and care ministries?

  • Will there be missions opportunities?

  • How will Reston stay connected to the McLean location?

  • Will the Reston site eventually particularize?

We’ll worship at Herndon High School; 700 Bennett St, Herndon, VA 20170. Our first service will coincide with our churchwide fall kick-off date: Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022

Sundays at Reston are designed to encourage and equip all ages, incorporating our church’s discipleship practices of worship, community, and mission/service:

  • 9–10:15am: Christian Education (ages birth–adults)
  • 10:15–10:45am: Coffee & Donuts Fellowship
  • 10:45am–12pm: Worship Service

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Worshiping at Reston will be like worshiping at our Fairfax site: services will be led by an onsite worship team with our blended worship approach, with preaching live streamed from the Sanctuary approximately three times a month. Sermons will be preached by J.T. approximately once a month.

Essentially, it won’t be different! We’re one church with multiple locations. The Reston site will reflect the grace-filled culture, community, and ministry at our McLean and Fairfax locations. At Reston, you’ll find:

  • Grace-filled Worship, Community, and Mission. An onsite worship team will lead worship in a similar blended style and intentional approach. Robust children’s ministries and community opportunities will be present from day one. Sites will participate in and advance our local and global missions efforts.
  • Dedicated Site Pastor. J.T. Tarter will be leading our Reston site, providing dedicated pastoral care and leadership. J.T. and his team are part of the broader church staff. 
  • Video Streamed Preaching. Most sermons will be broadcast from McLean via video. The site pastor will preach about once a month.

Ministry to children and students will include age-specific communities, Sunday Schools, and fellowship opportunities. Student Ministries at Reston will be responsive to the community of students in that area and will be integrated with additional resources/gatherings available through the McLean location.

Community Groups (CGs) will be present at Reston from day one, with the same approaches and resources we currently use for CGs.

There will be Adult Education and discipleship opportunities at Reston similar to what is offered at McLean and Fairfax. Each Sunday, ahead of our 10:45am worship service, we’ll have a 9am Christian Education hour with classes for all ages. Specific Care ministries and Renewal Groups will be available via our McLean location while needs are assessed and site-specific care ministries are developed.

Yes! Reston will support the same missions partners as our broader church. There will be Reston-specific missions opportunities, and several missions opportunities for the whole church to participate in together.

We are one church family and we value connecting our members to one another across service times and locations. We will continue to offer our churchwide retreat and other churchwide events, and are considering additional opportunities for church-wide worship and fellowship. Elders, Deacons, and Board of Women will provide shepherding for Reston as they shepherd our entire church family.

Yes, the long-term goal for every site is for it to become its own independent church. The decision for a site to become an independent church (particularize) will be based on certain milestones and is expected to happen over a number of years.

Meet Our Reston Site Pastor

A resident of nearby Herndon, J.T. Tarter has been an Assistant Pastor at our church overseeing our multiplication efforts and is passionate about creating community and sharing the gospel in Reston.

A Reformed Theological Seminary graduate, he most recently finished the Pastoral Intern program here at McLean. Previously he worked in Michigan, serving in the revitalization of a 112-year-old church in metro Detroit, working with college, youth, and worship ministries. J.T. also served in the Army National Guard for six years.

J.T. and his wife, Sarah, are kept on their toes by their four children: Josiah, Judah, Annabel and Isaiah.

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