We are currently looking at several locations that will allow us to pursue our style of grace-filled ministry and worship. We’re planning to start worship in the fall of 2022.
Worshiping at Reston will be like worshiping in the McLean Fellowship Hall and 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.
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. 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.