Joshua 1: 9 ~ “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

To empower temporarily assigned and newly relocated people to live out the principles of their faith by connecting with others who are willing and able to provide a supportive network.


  • Weekly meetings on Mondays at 7:00 pm, in the Food Court near Starbucks, just steps from the Pentagon City Metro
  • Group outings, holiday meals, and learning sessions are just some of the plans.
  • All TDYers are welcome!!!

Contact for more information.  The TDY Ministry co-leads are Paul Nickel and Jim Yu
To see upcoming TDY events, go to the Events Calendar page. To see related pictures & videos, go to our Pictures, Videos, & Music page

We seek to develop a caring community what would facilitate:

  • Sharing of information
  • Learning how to find your place when you are out of place
  • Learning from each other’s challenges and successes
  • Sharing insights gained from TDY experiences
  • Values

When you leave your loved ones and a caring community behind, you become vulnerable to stress, loneliness and doubt.  We can look for a positive example to Jesus, the Son of God, who in a very real sense was temporarily assigned (TDY) to earth as well.  His “deployment” to show humanity how to live in relationship with God was a success because he never forgot his Power and Purpose.  The Power came from his relationship with the Father, who sent him, and the Purpose of his incarnation was his resurrection, which defeated death for all who accept him.  He never forgot who he was, never diverted from his mission, and never got too busy for reflection, prayer and fellowship.

The church, the community of those who profess faith in Jesus Christ, is made up of people who are citizens of heaven, temporarily assigned to earth to show others how to live in relationship with God.  At the end of our earthly tour of duty we will also go “home” to live eternally with God. With that knowledge, we are able to stand against any diversion from our true calling – to serve God and humanity – even when we feel “out of place”.

To help you on that road, we embrace every opportunity to share his grace with you.   We invite anyone temporarily assigned or recently relocated (or even if you’ve been here for a while, but still feel unconnected) to share in the grace that God has given us as part of His family.  Come and see!


  • Commitment to dialogue and not debate
  • Commitment to truth
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Self-discipline and accountability
  • Trust


  • Maximizing your DC experience
  • Sharing your sustaining routine, ritual, or practice
  • What do you need to know that you don’t know


  • Leadership
  • Servant-hood
  • Integrity in work
  • Health
  • The spirit of Public Service
  • Work as a spiritual journey
  • Faith in Government
  • Civility