Dear Veritas City Church,
I write this letter to you with a bittersweet joy. This will come as a surprise to some, and not as a surprise at all to others. Of course, it’s always best to deliver news like this in person (preferably on a Sunday when we can all gather together), but who knows the next time we will all be back together in person. I didn’t want to tell you over Zoom (because that would be awful), so I’ve prayerful decided to write a letter to you.
On June 26, 2016, our sending church rallied around my family, laid hands on us, prayed over us, and commissioned us to plant Veritas City Church in the Georgetown community of Washington, DC. It has been almost 4-years to the date, and it seems like we only just blinked.
However, within that blink, we have accomplished a lot together.
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By all accounts, Washington, D.C. is one of the most expensive cities in America. Depending on what list you look at, DC sits at either number 3, 4, or 5 as the most expensive.
Furthermore, we planted a church in Georgetown (the 20007 zip code), which is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in one of the most expensive cities.
Average rent for a 2-bedroom home is around $3,500. For a 3+ bedroom home, you are in the market for over $4,000+. Furthermore, you can’t buy anything that is a 3 bedroom for under $1.2 million. Needless to say, unless you have a trust fund stashed away somewhere, you have to be resourceful. And on a church planters salary—one that you are fundraising at that—you have to think outside the box a bit.
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