Covenant fellowship groups

At APC we see CFG’s as a key vehicle for promoting Gospel-centered community. In Gospel-centered community we seek to enjoy greater communion with God in that He transforms every aspect of our lives and the lives of those around us. We do this when we worship God and make his glory our primary concern, understanding that the Gospel is the means for doing so. In other words, everything we do is saturated with the Gospel. We desire to see a working out of the Gospel so that we and the city we live in comes to see it’s need for the good news, of which Christ is the focal point.

What is a CFG?

A CFG is a group of 5-12 people who meet regularly with the goal of growing in Gospel-centered community. The five components of a CFG are expressed in TEAMS:

    Truth — study and meditation of God’s word

    Equipping — training in the area(s) of spiritual giftedness

    Accountability — forming godly spiritual habits

    Mission — caring for and sharing the good news with others

    Supplication — talking to God through prayer

These components are not the reason to exist; rather they are the means to growing in deeper and richer fellowship with Christ, each other and the city around us. Jesus came to bring redemption of all things, and this begins with our being reconciled to God through what he has already done. In treasuring this he changes our values, lifestyles and relationships. CFG’s play a key role in our seeing God glorified in the city of Alexandria and beyond.

Why join a CFG?

CFG’s are a great way to grow in Gospel-centered community. One of the key components to growth is close proximity. Close proximity to Christ as revealed in His Word and close proximity to other like-minded believers. CFG’s are also where we as a church seek to do ‘front-line pastoral care.’

Take a look at our CFG listing below to find a group that works for you or contact our Pastor of Congregational Life, Josh Diack, for more information at 703-683-3348 or by Email.

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  • Barham/erickson - Saturday 9am (Alexandria)

    Saturday, 9:00am, twice monthly.  Hosted by Bruce Barham and Jon and Laura Erickson (Alexandria)

  • Powell/edwards - Thursday 7pm (Alexandria)

    Thursday, 7:00pm—Hosted by Mike and Tracy Powell and Sue Edwards. (Alexandria City)

  • Diack - Sunday 5pm (Alexandria)

    Sunday, 5:00-7:00pm, twice monthly—Hosted by Josh and Stacey Diack. RSVP for childcare. (Alexandria City)

  • Metheny/cho - Tuesday 7pm (Alexandria)

    Tuesday, 7:00pm - Hosted by the Metheny's and Maggie Cho (Alexandria City)

  • Mood - Monday 8pm (Alexandria

    Every other Monday, 8:00pm—Hosted by Tom and Jeannine Mood. 

  • McGee - Sunday 5pm (Alexandria)

    Sunday, 5-7pm—Hosted by Gary and Kathy McGee (Alexandria City)

  • brittle - Friday 6pm (arlington)

    Friday, 6-8pm, twice monthly—Hosted by Christian and Christine Brittle. Begins with dinner, childcare available (Arlington)

  • Renenger - Friday 7:30pm (mclean)

    Friday, 7:30pm—Hosted by Aaron and Christina Renenger. Childcare available.

  • Petelik/Furgerson - Wednesday 6pm (Mt Vernon)

    Wednesday, 6:00pm—Hosted by the Peteliks and Furgersons. (North Mount Vernon)

  • Menzel - Thursday 6:45pm  (alexandria/kingstown)

    Thursday, 6:45pm - Hosted by Rob and Emily Menzel (kid friendly)


  • Streett - Tuesday - 7:15pm (Springfield)

    Tuesday, 7:15pm—Bryant and Lynn Streett. Begins with dessert.

  • Root/Brown - thursday 7:15pm (fairfax)

    Thursday, 7:15pm, location varies along Braddock Road corridor in Fairfax—Hosted by Jeremy and Staci Root; Matt and Carrie Brown.

  • Sylvia/McCauley - Friday 6:45pm (springfield)

    Friday, 6:45pm—Hosted by Stephen and Rachel Sylvia and Aaron and Jackie McCauley.  RSVP for childcare.

Maryland/District of columbia

  • Eppright - Saturday, 5pm

    Saturday, 5pm, twice monthly—Hosted by Rick and Sara Eppright (Waldorf)

  • Williams - Wednesday 6pm

    Wednesday, 6-8pm, Bolling Air Force Base - hosted by David and Sarah Williams

How to become a CFG leader

All Covenant Fellowship Group leaders must complete the New Leader Basic Training and be in a CFG for at least six months. Leaders also need to be in a stage of life where they can make a minimum one-year commitment. The New Leader Basic Training also provides leaders further opportunity to assess whether they are suited or qualified to lead a group.  Contact Josh Diack, Pastor of Congregational Life, for more information on the New Leader Basic Training.