Washington DC, USA
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.
Washington DC is extremely transient, young and 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.
You will be serving alongside members of RHC as they serve with ministry partners like the DC Dream Center and Capitol Area Food Bank. 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.
You’ll not only experience the rich history and beauty of this city, you’ll see what God is doing in and through his people. Church leaders, ministry partners, a retired Capitol Hill Police officer and Capitol Hill Interns serve as our guides as we explore issues of race, poverty, homelessness and justice.
Transportation- Transportation is required during the week to get to various ministry opportunities. Because of the challenges of city traffic and parking, 15 passenger vans are the largest size vehicle that can be accommodated.
Lodging- Groups will be staying at Cornerstone EFCA in Annandale, VA. The church provides groups the space to have separate areas for boys and girls to sleep as well as a designated meeting area for meals and group times.
Capacity-The church can accommodate 50 participants. Typically, this site blends students from two or more groups coming from different parts of the country.
Age Range- Apex trips are ideal for High School students but this city experience is well suited for both Middle School and High School groups or combination of both.
Training- This trip will require your team to plan ahead with pre-trip training materials provided by Apex.
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.