Our Vision

I am about to do a new thing: now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
– Isaiah 43:19

After years of faithful discernment, Arlington Presbyterian was challenged with a new three-pronged vision – to create affordable housing, to be a place of crossroads and connection and to nurture disciples of Jesus Christ. APC was called to sell its building and land to the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) to build Gilliam Place, a 173-unit affordable housing apartment community on the site of our previous building on Columbia Pike. This new vision was inspired by the stories of our neighbors and their struggle to connect within the community and to find affordable housing in South Arlington. As one church member recalls, “the call to create affordable housing was bigger than the old building itself – so, the walls came down.”

We are excited to imagine what comes next! To read more about the journey with our vision, click on the links below: