from all of us at HTC
from all of us at HTC
Alpha is for everyone; no question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. We don’t assume any background knowledge of, or belief in, Christianity and everyone is welcome.
Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in an informal, fun and friendly environment. The Alpha Course consists of a series of talks, looking at topics including 'Who is Jesus?' and 'Why and how do I pray?', with the option of a weekend away. We meet for a meal and each talk is followed by discussion in small groups.
You don’t have to commit to the whole course – just come along for the first session and see what you think.
Remember to save the date for the Winter Alpha Weekend, February 27th and 28th in the beautiful grounds of Meadowkirk, Middleburg VA. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity Youth meet on Sunday evening from 5pm until 7pm. They also have a social event the first Friday of every month. There is also a youth weekend away 24th-25th October. For more information on the Trinity Youth at HTC please email : email@example.com
P/31 is Proverbs 31 : A chapter that challenges all women.
We have several women's home groups connected to HTC that aim to inspire, empower and engage you as you seek to grow and learn in the Lord. Whatever your God given dreams and whatever the direction you are called to as a woman it is important that you know that you are supported at HTC. If your season is singleness, early married, motherhood or empty nesters then P/31 is designed for you.
We are gathering for an event at church. There will be delicious treats and a panel of three women from our community will be sharing on the topic of RELIANCE - what do you rely on? Women of all ages are welcome and warmly encouraged to come.
Our next event is at 10am-11.30am Saturday
These sessions are for the men of the church to build community, bring challenge and empowerment in Christ. Life for so many of us is busy with schedules, work, family, relationships, commitments and deadlines. #O'BRO is where iron-sharpens-iron, where accountability, friendship and support can be gained. It's informal, easy going and designed for men! Spread the word, invite others and get connected.
January 22nd: 6.30-9pm
April 1st: 6.30-9pm
Experience has shown that one of the greatest aspects of coming on an Alpha course is the incredible friendships that form. And that’s exactly how it should be: relationship is right at the heart of our faith: relationship with God, and with one another.
If you are interested in attending a home group please email firstname.lastname@example.org and There are Home Groups running in McLean, Bethesda, Vienna, Arlington and Reston. Ordinarily an evening together would include a relaxed time with snacks or dinner, a Bible focused discussion and a chance to ask for prayer. Come along and see you what you think
You don’t need to be told this, but families grow. The HTC family is growing in its depth, its size, its reach and most of all its love. Growth like this needs support. Just as we give our talents, time and skill we can also help and have fun by giving our financial support. We hope you would count it as a privilege to be part of HTC in this way.
FOCUS is our Church holiday: a weekend of inspiring teaching, great parties, fun and
relaxation in the sun, at Meadowkirk Retreat Center, with guest speaker J John.
This is our chance to re-focus on the Lord and all that he has for us. There are programs for each age group and plenty of free time to enjoy each others company and the many summertime on-site amenities. June 17th-19th 2016
Click here to register.
The HTC Hub is both our online community for the church, as well as the back-end management system for running the church.
With access to the HTC Hub, members of the HTC community can:
Each one of us has great gifts. Each one of us has a part to play. What we love here at HTC is the idea of each of us discovering and developing the many gifts God has given us in order to serve the church, the community and the city. There is so much to do, so many ways to get involved, and the amazing truth is that we can help out and grow personally at the same time. As a wise man once said: you “grow as you go”!
Please drop us an email at email@example.com to find out about current needs and volunteering opportunities.
A seven session course designed to enhance the romance in your marriage while you listen to practical talks that are informative and fun.
There is never any group work and you will never be asked to share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner.
Based on the best-seller 'The Marriage Book', topics covered include:
..." We nearly didn't come... this year has been extremely hard... we came to a brick wall and didn't know how to get through it. It has totally changed things around. We are going to get our marriage blessed next and have a fresh start..."
... "It was a fantastic atmosphere. Although we were amongst all these people I felt we were on a tropical island just the two of us. It was a great feeling just to spend time together... "
The Parenting Teens Course is for any parent or carer of children aged 11 - 18 years. It includes a delicious meal | a short talk | and great discussion with other parents of teenagers.
The next course will be hosted by HTC in a McLean location on two Saturdays, Nov 14th and 21st, 10am - 2pm. The five sessions will be viewed over the two days, but please feel free to join us for part of the time or the entire time! To register click here.
The Parenting Course is a five week course that includes a meal | talk | and discussion for any parent with children up to the age of ten. For details on our next course or for more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The courses, while based on Christian principles, are relevant and helpful for any parent with or without a Christian faith or church background.
..." I'm feeling much more positive, more determined to have fun as a parent..."
..."I feel much more encouraged and inspired by ideas for family time and have realized the importance of fun and security and of family life itself ..."
The Hope Initiative is a five part course designed to encourage and support caregivers of those who are chronically or terminally ill. Each session is comprised of a meal, a talk and a discussion with other caregivers. The material is faith based, but aims to enable every caregiver to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the struggles and difficulties they may face. The current course began on October 8th, but there's still room to join! We meet 12pm - 1pm, at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD. For more information or to register please call (301) 896 - 3939.
FOCUS is our Church holiday in the nearby Middleburg countryside! It’s a weekend of inspiring teaching, great parties, fun and relaxation in the sun, at Meadowkirk Retreat Center. This is our chance to re-focus on the Lord and all that he has for us. There are programs for each age group and plenty of free time to enjoy each other's company and the many summertime on-site amenities. The next Focus Retreat is June 17th - 19th. For this 2016 weekend we have an international speaker called J.John joining us. He leads the Philo Trust and will be teaching us for the weekend and for an event back at HTC on Sunday evening.
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Our prayer is that as people come to worship, they will sense God's presence with hearts and minds awakened to his greatness and love. At HTC music is just one expression of our response to God and his goodness.
There is a great excitement about all that God wants to do in and through the people of HTC. We believe that as we worship God, we learn more of his heart and are transformed by his Spirit to live lives that bring greater honor to him.
The worship team count it a great privilege to serve and lead the church in worship. They meet monthly for worship and production team gatherings to connect, learn, pray & wait upon the Lord.
HTC is a place where people of all backgrounds and beliefs can gather to discuss Jesus and explore life. As a local church we feel honored to have an opportunity to play our part in what God is doing in and through all the churches in the McLean and Greater DC area.
Lead Pastors Jamie and Andy Haith previously served the Church of England at Holy Trinity Brompton in London for 20 years. While working in partnership with Alpha USA, they developed a heart for America, and eventually came over to lead HTC.
The Alpha Course is at the core of our church, keeping the gospel central to all that we do. Alpha has now helped 23 million people worldwide to encounter Christ.
HTC has its origins in the Church of England in the UK. It is inspired by and has strong connections to Holy Trinity Brompton. As such, we are a church that delights in working with all people, of any denomination or none, and has a vision to play its part in the re-evangelization of the nations and the transformation of society. HTB is the home of the now globally renowned Alpha Course.
At the core of everything at HTC is loving God and loving others with all our hearts.
We'd love to see you on a Sunday.
Jamie was on the staff at Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) in London, England for 20 years. He graduated from Exeter University and spent ten years as a music minister and assistant pastor at HTB. Jamie went on to study Theology at Ridley Hall in Cambridge. He was ordained in the Church of England in 2004, returning to HTB as "Alpha Chaplain" and has travelled widely, helping to develop the Alpha Course worldwide.
Director of Ministries
After graduating from Cambridge University, Andy was also on staff for many years at HTB with Jamie. She was involved in Alpha and co-leading both the College and Women’s Ministries. She also trained and worked as a Physical therapist.
Jamie and Andy now live here in McLean, Virginia with their four young children and lead HTC together.
Jamie and Andy are passionate that HTC stays true to the Christian heritage that is "not afraid to reason and not ashamed to adore".
HTC maintains strong links with the episcopacy through HTB and the Bishop of London, personal Pastor to Jamie and Andy.
Trinity Kids Leader
Jenny coordinates the Trinity Kids (TK) program at HTC. She received a BA from Central Bible College in Biblical Studies and has served in women’s discipleship and ministry operations with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries for the past 12 years at Florida State University, Virginia Tech, and Georgetown University. Having a heart for students no matter what the age, Jenny brings her love for children, God, and having fun together to make TK a home for the children of HTC.
She is married to Jon and has a daughter named Sophia.
The wider leadership council of the church is comprised of excellent people from the HTC community: Melanie Habwe Dickson, Susan Speers, Will Andrews, Phillip Merrick, Jamie Haith, Andy Haith, April Young and Glenn Youngkin. The Vestry has a passion to see God’s will done in the DC metropolitan area, and is dedicated to seeing HTC play its part to that end.
Head Of Operations
Julie has an array of corporate experience in Operations and HR. She also worked at Holy Trinity Brompton for three years as the HR Manager before moving to McLean to be Head of Operations at HTC. She is married to Drew and has a son called Jacob.
Media & Production Coordinator /
Chevas and Kelli joined HTC after working together at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. Chevas was involved with Youth, Worship, Media and Production, and now looks after Media at HTC.
In Honolulu Kelli worked in children's ministry and, most recently, in accounting for a construction company. At HTC Kelli coordinates office activity, finances and is the lead in the HTC Toddler room.
Production Engineer & Youth Leader
Daniel gained a Music Production degree from the Berklee College of Music. He heads up the Youth team and plays a vital role in the Worship Ministries and technical elements of church life.
After graduating with a theology degree from Queens University Belfast, Will was a singer, song writer and guitarist in the band Rend Collective. He was born in Northern Ireland and is married to Bridget. They have a son, Joel and a daughter, Ellie. As well as leading the worship team at HTC, Will is also the regional director for Worship Central in the North East region.
Events & Hospitality Coordinator
Ashley coordinates volunteers and assists with church operations, events, and community functions. Prior to this she served as the Director of Parent Relations at Flint Hill School and has experience planning social and corporate events. She graduated from UVA, is married to Scott and has three young children.
Sunday 10am / 5pm - Coffee & breakfast from 9.45am
Sunday 10am / 5pm - Coffee & breakfast from 9.45am
850 Balls Hill Road
McLean, VA 22101
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