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.


How Can I Be a Part of This?

Pray. Check back, specific requests are coming soon.

Chat with J.T. Join us at one of our upcoming gatherings to talk with site pastor J.T. Tarter. Our first interest meeting will be on Sunday, Aug. 8 at 6:30pm. Stay tuned for more dates and details!

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

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 Missions. 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.

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.

FAQs

  • Where will we worship? When will worship start?

  • Where will we worship? When will worship start?

  • What will worship be like?

  • 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 are currently looking at several locations that will allow us to pursue our style of grace-filled ministry and worship. The hope is to start worship in the spring 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.

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