Vision & History
In the Grace DC Network, our purpose is to be a church in and for the city.
This purpose is rooted in what the Bible says about the life of Jesus Christ: that he cared about issues that affected all of humanity, but was equally dedicated to showing the grace of God in real ways to specific people in the place that he lived. He fed the poor, healed the sick, forgave the guilty and befriended the outcast. His global concern never compromised his local concern.
We believe that a church that follows Christ should do no less. We don’t want to simply take up space in the city or live in a spiritual ghetto. If the grace of God is truly transforming us, the city around us should know and experience the fruit of that transformation. In the Grace DC Network we are committed to being a community of churches that is inwardly growing and outwardly serving Washington, DC.
Our core values guide the way we seek to fulfill that purpose.
Our Core Values:
The Grace DC Network is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), a group of churches whose theological beliefs are summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Westminster Shorter and Larger Catechisms.
Please feel free to contact one of our pastors or elders if you have any questions about what we believe the Bible teaches.
Although Grace Downtown was officially formed in the summer of 2005, its establishment was made possible by decades of prayer. Those prayers became action when Virginia’s McLean Presbyterian Church and New York City’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church joined in the search for a pastor who could lead a group of people living in the District who were dedicated to starting a new church.
In the summer of 2003 Glenn and Meg Hoburg, along with their two girls, moved to DC from the Boston/Cambridge area. The size of the community grew quickly to our current 350 members and 500 weekly attendees—a diverse community of men, women and children dedicated to living out the grace of God in Washington, DC. Grace DC was started with the dream of one day becoming a network of churches in the city, and that dream became reality last year when we launched Grace Meridian Hill.