The Table exists to call people to become authentic and thoughtful followers of Jesus and to join God in the renewal of all things.
In early 2013, a small group of people gathered and dreamed of planting a church that would join God in the renewal of all things, beginning with their neighborhood in Washington, DC. With the help of twelve people committed to seeing this dream becoming a reality, The Table Church began on March 17, 2013.
From the beginning, The Table Church has tried to be an open and honest community. We think the world is tired of religious people who claim to believe a list of ideas when those very ideas don’t translate into any kind of personal transformation. Our hope is for people to take a step towards Jesus and become authentic and thoughtful followers of Jesus.
We invite you to see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is simple and people are free to use their gifts!
We dream big and start small because we believe in active faith. We seek God’s will through prayer and always pray first. We partner with friends to help bring about justice and renewal to the city of DC.
We are contributors and not consumers. We believe in creating space for others, developing people to become all God intended them to be, and having conversations with one another over policies.
We do things well for God’s glory recognizing that excellence is not the end goal but that God deserves the best of our abilities.
We will lead the way with irrational generosity and give extravagantly, recognizing all we have is not of our own works, but a blessing from God.
We laugh hard, loud, and often believing ministry is best when you are having fun.
OUR LEAD PASTORS
Kevin & Charla Lum, Lead Pastors
Kevin and Charla planted the church in their dining room in 2013 and have seen it become an innovative and diverse, staff-lead, multi-site church in the heart of Washington, DC.
Kevin previously served in an executive role at various non-profits. Prior to planting The Table, Kevin served as the head Faith & Justice Churches for Sojourners. Faith & Justice Churches is a unique network that provides a place for churches across the country to receive much needed resources and a place to connect with other like-minded ministers.
Charla recently stepped back from her position as Vice President of Talent Management at Community of Hope. Charla provided leadership in all aspects of staff development as the staff grew from about 25 employees at two locations in 2006, to about 250 employees at seven locations in 2017. During her time at Community of Hope they were also awarded the The Washington Post's Best Work Place award on three separate occassions.
Kevin and Charla live on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC with their daughter Eloise. You can follow Kevin on Instagram if you want to be overwhelmed with stories about Eloise.