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Washington DC, USA

Trip Overview

Journey to Washington, DC

This 4-week Apex experience will take you Washington DC, one of the most diverse cities in the US. Political, cultural and social differences bring challenges but also affords incredible ministry opportunities where the gospel can transcend those differences in a beautiful display of Gods heart for all people.

Redemption Hill Church started with a handful of passionate people sent by Cornerstone EFC in Annandale, VA in August 2011. Just blocks from the US Capitol building, RHC is committed to gathering and scattering. It gathers on Sunday and scatters as gospel influence the rest of the week throughout the DC metro area. Community groups work together to find and seize opportunities to make a difference and to make disciples of Jesus. As the church scattered, they influence their neighborhoods and communities for the sake of the Gospel. Both churches are deeply committed to ministering in the communities God has placed them. As part of the Apex City Team, you will be serving alongside members of RHC as they serve with ministry partners throughout the city. You’ll learn from followers of Jesus who work in the political arena on Capitol Hill and from organizations like the International Justice Mission. You will serve in practical ways with Gods people who are answering his call to meet the needs of the city.   Apex is committed to your growth as a disciple: It is of great value that we see Apex city team members grow in their ability to speak and apply the gospel to all of life.  The city provides a perfect training ground to learn from many different people (culture, ethnicity, economic, political, religious) and the opportunity to show impartial justice to those who are affected by these seemingly dividing lines.  It is only when we cross over these barriers and enter into missional relationships that are centered on the gospel that we can begin to see Christ transform lives of ALL people.    Apex desires to help you lead others and make disciples:  As an Apex city team member, you will be trained by Apex staff and local pastors on specific focus topics for the city and group.  We desire to see you grow in your God given gifts and leadership abilities.  We are committed to helping you be equipped for the good work that God has prepared for you to do. (Ephesians 2:10)

Unique to our state side Apex for college age experiences you will lead middle school and high school students who are in Washington, DC for their own week-long Apex trips.  You will have opportunities to provide leadership and develop relationships with these students to help them take next steps in their own faith journey.    Join us this summer in Washington, DC. Our hope is that this urban experience will not only expose you to the rich history and beauty of this city, you’ll see what God is doing in and through his people.   Additional Trip Information: This trip is best suited for students interested in:

  • Developing their faith and leadership abilities
  • Discipling the next generation
  • Working collaboratively as a team
  • Exploring diverse communities

Costs: Student covers transportation costs & spending money. Apex covers ministry & living expenses.

Destination Overview

Washington, D.C., the capital city of the United States, is located between Virginia and Maryland on the north bank of the Potomac River. The city, referred to by some as the “most influential cities in the world”, is home to all three branches of the federal government, as well as the White House, the Supreme Court and the Capitol Building. More than 500,000 people live in Washington, D.C. The city hosts 176 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profit organizations, and professional associations.

Monuments to Presidents, military heros and culture influencers seem to be on every corner. Yet, with all the history, Washington DC is moving into the future. Young people from all over the world come to DC to further their education, serve, and enjoy all the city has to offer. With major sports teams, waterfront, food scene and recreation opportunities, DC has something for everyone to enjoy.

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