“Discipleship Intensives” (or DI’s) are classes and workshops offered throughout the year and led by our pastors and elders, as well as special experts outside our church. The primary purpose of DI’s is to provide sound, healthy teaching that accords with Christian faith and grows us into Christ, at a level of depth or breadth beyond what we give in our Sunday worship and small groups. DI’s are meant for long-time Christians, people who are new to Christ, and everyone in between.

Information and registration for individual DIs usually are posted a month before they start. Please see below for our current and upcoming DIs.


Class   •   December 2 2018   •   1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

DI: Depressed and Spiritual

This class addresses questions like, “If I am a spiritual person, does that mean I can’t be depressed?” John Lauber, a counselor and minister with Heart Song Counseling, will lead us in answering questions about depression and spirituality.

Posted on September 29, 2018
Class   •   November 11 2018   •   1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

DI: Careers in Global Justice

Learn more about careers in global justice issues. The class will be led by Phil Oh, Senior Director for Strategy Engagement at World Vision, and Edward Hsu, Senior Adviser to the President at the World Bank.

Posted on September 29, 2018
Class   •   November 3 – December 1, 2018   •   Saturday's, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

DI: First Things

This class is especially geared to anyone who is new to church and Christian faith, First Things offers an introduction to topics like how we communicate with God, what the Bible is really about, why churches do things like communion and baptism, and who the Holy Spirit is.

Posted on September 29, 2018
Class   •   October 20 2018   •   11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

DI: Justice Tour @ Georgetown

Join us on a walking tour exploring Georgetown through the lens of racial justice, including Georgetown University’s historic ties to slavery and the neighborhood’s past as a thriving black community.

Posted on September 29, 2018
Class   •   May 19 2018   •   May 19, 10-12pm

DI: What’s the Difference Between All These Churches? Church History 101

Why are there so many different kinds of churches? This class traces the Church’s family tree and considers the theological, historical, and sociological developments reflected in the many kinds of Christians we see today.

Posted on March 16, 2018
Class   •   May 12 2018   •   May 12, 10am-1pm

DI: Justice Tour (with Kate Denson)

This historical tour of the H Street NE neighborhood of DC explores the interplay of historic Washington’s rise through development to the fall after the riots in 1968. The tour …

Posted on March 16, 2018
Class   •   April 29 2018   •   April 29, 2-4pm

DI: Gay and Christian

Eve Tushnet was raised in a secular family, and came out as a lesbian when she was in her early teens. In college she encountered Christ, through people who showed …

Posted on March 16, 2018
Class   •   April 8–15, 2018   •   April 8 & April 15

DI: (Re-)Introduction to the Bible (led by Pastor Carl Park)

This class is meant for both new and old Christians. It focuses on two major subjects. First, it traces the unified story the Bible tells, clarifying the contribution of each …

Posted on August 29, 2017
Class   •   March 25 2018   •   2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

DI: Same-Sex Sexuality and Christian Faith

Does the church hate gays? If the church “hates same-sex sin,” can it also genuinely “love same-sex sinners”?

Posted on March 6, 2018
Class   •   March 10–18, 2018

DI: Christian Theology of Faith and Work

The two session DI will explore questions about faith and work through the study of Scripture and sharing of our own experiences.

Posted on February 17, 2018

Benevolence Fund

We have a benevolence fund set up for those in our congregation who may seek financial assistance.  Please see the Benevolence Fund page to view the application.   

Cambodia Missions Debrief Dinner

Join us on Sunday, January 27, 5:00-7:00pm, at Pastor Jonathan Thornton’s home for a potluck dinner to hear about the Cambodia Discovery trip as well as plans for the Cambodia …

Membership Class

If you are interested in becoming a member at GCCC, there will be two membership classes offered on Saturdays, February 16 and February 23, 9:00am-12:00pm at the church office in …

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