God has big plans for our church!

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We have the opportunity to serve Christ by building up our church and community for generations to come.


Together, we can:

  • Address deferred maintenance by renovating our facilities for ministry.
  • Improve our facilities for ministry by addressing accessibility, traffic flow, unification of programs, additional rooms, and consolidation of campus for future revenue.
  • Expand our mission with increased commitment to local and international mission efforts.


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We're Moving Ahead!

We are so grateful for the support and prayers of the congregation as we build together for the next 50 years! Our architects are currently preparing construction documents, and we will soon commence the lengthy (3-4 months) DC construction permit application process. Major construction is anticipated to begin in early summer. A lot is happening in the meantime!


Our Capital Campaign Fundraising

We have now reached an incredible $14,475,000 in commitments. Thank you! 

Our Mission Partners

So far we have distributed $550,000 of our total commitment of $1 million to our Capital Campaign mission partners. Their work is supporting young people and families in DC (through Young Life and Little Lights) and with refugees in Jordan and East Africa. 

Youth House Phase 1 After Photo

Youth House Phase 1 Before Photo

Youth House

New furniture is going into the Youth House this month, making significant progress on a long list of improvements, including a remodeled second floor with three new rooms for small groups, repositioned stairway, new bathrooms, new kitchenette, a new ADA entrance ramp and railings, new carpeting, and a new roof on the garage.

Coat Rack Removal and Terrazzo Repair

From mid-January to mid-February, coat racks along the Chapel hallway and in the narthex between the elevator and Elson Parlor will be removed and the terrazzo repaired to make our hallways more bright, open, and accessible. 

Earthquake Repairs and Cleaning

The stone restoration and cleaning project, following damage caused by the earthquake in 2011, is coming to a close and should be complete by February. Our contractor, Worcester Eisenbrandt Inc, has cleaned 48,000 square feet of limestone, sealed 24,000 linear feet of joints between stone panels, and installed over 20 cubic feet of stone replacement.

Historic Review

The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) approved our application for historic designation in fall 2019. Our proactive approach intends to preserve multiple options for construction and campus use in the future.


Meet our Capital Campaign Mission Partners

Young Life South DC

Young Life works to introduce adolescents to Christ and help them grow in their faith. 

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Little Lights

Little Lights’ spaces provide a safe, engaging, Christ-focused haven from the challenges of a difficult neighborhood. 

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Evangelical Philadelphia Nazaraene Marka Church

The church and school witness to Christ among neighbors in desperate need of love and connection.

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The National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL)

The Synod of Syria and Lebanon has set up a network of Christian schools with a Syrian curriculum to serve the refugees and offer hope.

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International Association for Refugees – Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

International Association for Refugees is a Christian ministry that supports local church initiatives in worship, education, shelter, hygiene, and evangelism.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a commitment?

Thank you for supporting our mission to “Build Together for the Next 50 Years”! You can make your commitment online today by clicking the button below:

How long do we anticipate construction to take?

Twelve months is our goal! We are proceeding with design and construction documents, and seeking the required DC building permits.  Our goal is to start construction by early summer 2020.  We believe construction will take 12 months, likely followed by a few months to complete smaller projects and minor tasks.  Our goal is finish this project by 2021.

I’ve noticed scaffolding around the church—does that mean our Capital Project has begun?

We are wrapping up the limestone cleaning and restoration project related to the 2011 earthquake.  This year-long project is primarily covered by earthquake insurance settlement funds and includes cleaning, re-caulking, and repairing broken and cracked stone on the church building and the tower.

Who is working on the Capital Project?

We have a fantastic, dedicated team of individuals working diligently on National’s behalf to bring our dream to reality.

  • Capital Project Steering Committee (CPSC): John Neely (Chair); Mary Jo Pera (Vice Chair), John Lawlah, Susie Westrup, Diane Stewart (our Facilities Director, and a licensed architect), David Renwick (Senior Pastor / ex officio).

  • Architect, Beyer Blinder Belle (BBB): BBB has vast experience in in restoring, revitalizing, and reusing historic buildings and sites and served NPC as the architect during the Facilities Master Planning process. BBB’s Project Manager is Jennie Gwin.  Jennie has over 10 years of experience in architecture, historic preservation and adaptive re-use. Jennie is active in her PC(USA) Presbyterian church, currently serving as an Elder, and understands our polity and process.

  • Owners Representative, Requity Real Estate Group: Bill Krokowski and Chris Regan each have 30+ years of real estate development and executive management experience and will provide design and construction oversight.

  • Civil Engineering Firm, Wiles Mensch Corporation (WMC): WMC has worked with the leading architectural firms, real estate developers, and general contractors throughout DC for over 30 years.

Does this project prevent improvements from occurring years from now?

No. Our project does not impede improvements or development on our property down the road. In fact, the present project fits into our final Facilities Master Plan for the future modification and enhancement of our church building and campus.

Do you have a list of everything included in the Capital Project scope?

Yes. We have identified numerous smaller projects that we can accomplish as and when design and construction documents are completed and firmer project pricing is obtained.

What can I do to help?

Pray!  Give thanks for our donors.  Pray for new donors.  Pray for our staff.  Pray for our Capital Project volunteers.  Pray for wisdom and discernment for our architects, contractors, and consultants. And, most importantly, pray that the improvements to our facilities will be a blessing to our church family and enable us to better share the good news of Jesus Christ.

A Prayer for our Capital Campaign

Gracious God, our Creator and giver of all life.  We praise you for the generous gifts that have been given for this Capital Campaign.  Help us to be good stewards of every gift.  You have blessed this congregation for 50 years and we pray that the witness will grow in the next 50 years.  We ask for your continued guidance as decisions are made and contracts are signed, and the work begins.  Bestow patience and wisdom on all who lead us.  Open our eyes to the power of the Gospel to transform our  time, talent and treasure.  We desire to pass on the message of your boundless grace, love and peace throughout our church, community and world.  In the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen. 

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