STORY

After a period of discernment, Mike and Min Han took the leap of faith and accepted what they believed to be God’s call to plant a new congregation in Fairfax, VA. Gathering a small core team, a decision was made to plant with the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination and maintain close ties with a local congregation, Community Covenant Church in Springfield, VA.

After a few months, a launch team was gathered, initial funds were raised and the DNA of the church was identified and articulated. After being recommended by the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination to plant and undergoing an intensive Church Planter's Training Center, we held a number of preview services and eventually moved to bi-weekly public worship gatherings.

Our vision is to become a diverse, inclusive, missional community witnessing to God’s Kingdom in the city of Fairfax, VA.

Timeline:

  • June-August 2014:  "Thirteen Sundays" - Sunday evening gatherings at the Han's place to discern whether God was calling us to plant

  • Sept 9, 2014: 13 of us decide that "yes!" God was indeed inviting us to plant a new church in Fairfax

  • Sept 14, 2014:  First "Launch Team Meeting" at the Han's (goal is to recruit 30 commitment adults, raise $10,000 in funding and establish one local church partnership)

  • May 28, 2015: Mike and Min Han approved to plant at the ECC's Church Planter Assessment Center in Minneapolis, MN

  • Sept 10, 2015: Mike Han attends ECC's Church Planter's Intensive Training in Minneapolis, MN

  • Oct 10, 2015:  Launch Team Training Day and Signing of Church Planter Agreement with ECC

  • Jan 10, 2016: First Preview Service at University Mall Theatre in Fairfax, VA

  • April 3, 2016: Begin Bi-Weekly Rhythm, alternating between Sunday Service and Home Groups

  • Aug 16, 2016: Joe Riffe and David Tassell join the Table Pastoral Team and start holding staff meetings at Daniels Run Peace Church in Fairfax, VA

  • Jan 8, 2017: Begin weekly worship at the University Mall Theatres and two regional "Table Groups"

  • June 4, 2017: Move to Daniel's Run Peace Church and begin 5 pm evening service.