COMMONS Offers DC Interns Place to Fellowship and Study Scripture

Ministry to State (MTS) recently wrapped up their summertime dinner and Bible study, called COMMONS, for interns serving on Capitol Hill and throughout Washington, D.C.  Director Chuck Garriott and his wife Debby opened their home every Thursday night throughout the summer for a home cooked meal, and MTS staff member Will Clark led a study through the book of John.

As MNA’s ministry to those serving in government, MTS reaches out to all levels of staff in all branches of government, but MTS works especially to connect with some of the thousands of college-aged interns who flood the city every summer. This summer they enjoyed getting to know interns from all around the country, who were working for nonprofits, various NGOs, and offices on the Hill from both political parties. They tackled discussions on prayer, trials and suffering, humility, God’s sovereignty, and much more.

COMMONS is not only a place to study Scripture but also provides an opportunity for interns to get to know other students with whom they might not otherwise cross paths, and spend time with people who are experienced navigating life in DC. COMMONS will continue next summer, though MTS is currently searching for a replacement to Will Clark, who is heading off to seminary this fall. If you know someone who will be interning in Washington at some point, or who might be interesting in serving in a ministry capacity to young professionals, contact MTS! MTS continues to be blessed, year after year, by the bright young believers who want to grow in their faith during their short stays in our federal city.