ALL Leader Training | 08.26.17

God has given everyone a unique opportunity to lead in some capacity. Whether you are leading yourself, a small group, or an entire organization, God has placed a call on your life to lead with excellence and joy!

We want to see this excitement for leadership and service at Portico! This is why we host our All Leader Training, a twice a year event focused on training, equipping, and encouraging leaders of all kinds in our church and community.

The All Leader Training will be on Saturday, August 26, and will be held at Cherrydale Baptist Church (3910 Lorcom Ln, Arlington, VA 22207). This event is mandatory for all current Portico leaders (elders, deacons, CG leaders, DG leaders, team lead). This training is also for those interested in leading at Portico and want to get more information as to what that looks like. We encourage all to make plans to join us for a day of training, eating, celebration, and fun!

Bring the entire family. We have an environment scheduled and staffed for onsite childcare during the training times (9 am - 12 pm).

The main training sessions will be held between 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and lunch will be provided from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

Please REGISTER HERE to this event and let us know if you will be bringing any little ones.

Looking forward to a great day with you!

Questions? Contact Pastor of Worship + Leadership, Jonny Reeve at


Public Faith | 08.18.17

Public Faith: Learning to Think Critically, Engage Winsomely, and Share the Love of Jesus in a Pluralistic Society

Do you have a desire for those around you to know Jesus, yet you wrestle with how to communicate the Gospel in the midst of a culture that often makes fun of those who are religious? 

Come join us (and bring a friend) at the Portico Church Office (3240 Wilson Blvd. Suite 200 Arlington, 22201) on Friday, August 18, where Pastor of Urban Outreach, Steve Reed, will walk you through the following:

  • How to initiate the conversation in a disarming manner
  • How to overcome fears of sharing your faith
  • How to answer tough questions such as:
    • You may live by faith, but I base my positions on evidence. Why should I believe if you can’t prove God to me?
    • How can you say that good people are lost just because they don’t believe in Jesus?
    • I can’t believe in a God who allows so much suffering in the world
    • The Bible is historically unreliable and regressive, how can you seriously follow what it says in there?
  • How to apply the gospel to controversial issues of the day (ex. sex and gender issues)*


There will be a teaching section, a Q & A, and a time to pray by name for those in your life who don’t know Jesus. 

Please be sure to REGISTER HERE.

There will also be a casual hangout at a local spot afterward, for those who want to join. 

The event will begin at 7:00 pm sharp, in order respect everyone's time. Please email Steve Reed at if you want to attend but need to be late.

*The Public Faith Group will meet once a month, covering a different topic each time.


Core Conversation: How to Read the Bible | 08.20.17

Are you confident in how to read, understand, and apply Scripture? Do you know how the Bible applies to present day? Join us as we learn how to engage God’s Word in everyday life.  

     Core Conversation: How to Read the Bible  
     Sunday, August 20
     1:00 to 2:30 pm
     Portico Church Office (3240 Wilson Blvd #200, Arlington, VA 22201)

Let us know if you will be attending by registering HERE.

If you have any questions, contact Director of Connection + Administration Starr Parnell.

Core Conversations are one-day teaching sessions designed to engage, equip, and challenge us on issues of faith in a relaxed, interactive environment.

** This class is a requirement for Portico CG & DG Leaders **

Serving the Homeless Alongside A-SPAN | Daily All Summer

Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN) maintains a homeless shelter in Courthouse (2020-A N, 14th St. Arlington, VA 22201) and has an ongoing need for volunteers to serve their clients breakfast or dinner. You could volunteer as a group or an individual once or once a week (or more!). 

  • Breakfast volunteering is 6:00 - 8:00 am daily.
  • Dinner volunteering is 5:30 - 7:30 pm daily.

E-mail Outreach Coordinator, Matthew Walker, at for more information and get connected.

Serving Alongside AFAC | Saturdays 07.01.17 - 08.26.17

Arlington Food Assistance Center has gardens all over Arlington County that produce thousands of pounds of fresh food for our neighbors who are hungry.

Help out any Saturday this summer (July 1 - August 26) from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with planting, weeding, and harvesting at one of these gardens located just down the street from H.B. Woodlawn at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, VA 22207)!

Kids are welcome and encouraged to help out.
Contact Local Outreach Coordinator, Matthew Walker, at with the date(s) you want to volunteer to get involved!

PorticoKids Volunteer Training | 08.27.17

Join us Sunday, August 27 from 8:30 - 10:00 am for a PorticoKids Volunteer Training at HB Woodlawn in the Orchestra Room.

The training meeting is for those interested in children’s ministry and current volunteers. This training will include a review of the Portico Kids handbook to ensure everyone is current with our policies and safety procedures. Our time together will also further equip us to boldly share the gospel with the youngest generation.

Please register HERE if you are able to attend. Childcare and a light breakfast will be provided.

Please contact Portico Kids Director Sammy Dial at, if you have any questions.

Prayer & Worship Night | 09.08.17

Come join us for a Prayer and Worship Night, Friday, September 8 at 7:30 pm at the Portico Church Office.

We will spend our time together in prayer for our church and our city, as we ask God to prepare us to be ambassadors of God in all areas of our lives - from our work, to our relationships, to our church.

We will also spend time in worship, as we remember the grace of God in our lives in that he provides for and sustains us, and calls us into His magnificent work of building the church and transforming lives by the power of the Gospel.

All are welcome! Let us know you will be attending by registering HERE.

If you have questions, please contact Pastor of Worship + Leadership Jonny Reeve at

Service Teams Meet & Greet | 09.10.17

Did you know that over 30 men and women arrive at Portico on Sundays well before the service starts and use their gifts and time to prepare everything for worship? Why? Because God is that good and because they care about you!

There is so much joy in helping prepare for Sunday worship with one of our service teams. If you would like to be a part of one, come talk to our team leaders at the Service Team Meet and Greet, directly after service on September 10.

You can also read up about each team and what they do here!

Please contact Pastor of Worship and Leadership, Jonny Reeve with any additional questions.


Community Group Meet & Greet | 09.17.17

Christian Community is an essential part of living out our faith on a daily basis. Leaders of Portico Community Groups will be available to meet you and connect you to their group directly after the service on Sunday September 17. You can also see what groups are avialable based on meeting day/time and location here.

If you aren't currently in a community group please be sure to chat with one of the leaders after church!

Contact Pastor of Spiritual Formation, Nate Wagner with any additional questions.




Clarendon Day | 09.23.17

Dear Portico Church Arlington,

We have a fantastic opportunity to be present in our local community in a big way – Clarendon Day 2017.

Clarendon Day is an annual street fair which draws over 20,000 people for fun, food, and music. It is free and a great time for locals to gather together. Find out more HERE.

Being on mission together begins by being present in our cities. For a fourth year in a row Portico Church Arlington has signed up as a non-profit exhibitor at Clarendon Day. We are excited for this opportunity to get out and meet/serve our city.

As a non-profit exhibitor, we will have an official spot with a tent. Our goal is to connect with everyone at the event, letting them know we are here and encouraging them to come check out Portico. In the past couple years, this has brought us new attenders and now members! We will have some info sheets and some swell Portico-branded swag to hand out. We hope to make many new connections. 

This is an all-hands-on-deck outreach. We are asking everyone who calls Portico Church home to join us in attending and serving at Clarendon Day on September 23.         

          Please SIGN UP HERE to be a Clarendon Day event volunteer.

E-mail Sammy Dial at with any questions or for more info about serving at Clarendon Day.

Jam Night | 09.29.17

Are you a musician? Are you interested in playing with the worship team? Then come out to Jam Night!  

Jam Night is just as as described - a night of music, jamming, food, and fun.

All are welcome! Please let us know you will be attending by registering HERE.

Jam Night will be held on Friday September 29 at the Portico Church Office (3240 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22201) from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  

If you have additional questions contact Pastor of Worship + Leadership, Jonny Reeve.

Fall Women's Gathering with Aimee Byrd | 09.30.17

The women of Portico are invited to a Fall Gathering with special guest Aimee Byrd, author of No Little Women: Equipping All Women in the Household of God. Following a time of worship and testimony, Aimee will speak to us about the essential need for every woman to be equipped to pursue Biblical knowledge, understanding, and discernment.

We will gather from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Portico Church Office (3240 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22201). Light refreshments and coffee will be served.

Please register HERE if you plan to attend.

About our speaker: Aimee Byrd is a Bible study teacher and author of Housewife Theologian and Theological Fitness. She speaks at women's retreats, blogs about theology and the Christian life, and cohosts The Mortification of Spin podcast. 

If you have any additional questions please contact Teresa Cupit at

Baptism Service | 09.24.17

Are you a follower of Christ and have yet to be baptized? Portico Church Arlington will be baptizing believers right after service at H-B Woodlawn Secondary School on Sunday, September 24. 

Baptism is a powerful means of grace in the life of any believer. If you know Jesus and have never been baptized, please join us.

Please SIGN UP HERE to RSVP for baptism or to find out more information, please contact Lead Pastor Jason Conner.