Through thought leadership and classes designed to teach, serve and equip the church in a deeper understanding of common grace for the common good, we hope to point people to the beauty of God’s design for the details of our everyday lives.

The Institute was founded in 2005 by Dr. Steven Garber, author of The Fabric of Faithfulness and Visions of Vocation, with initial support from the Lilly Endowment’s  Programs in the Theological Exploration of Vocation grant. Born out of a long relationship with The Falls Church, a historic Anglican parish located a few miles outside of Washington DC in Falls Church, Virginia, the Institute is now overseen by McLean Presbyterian Church.

Join us in our journey of pursuing common grace for the common good.


Dig deep into concepts like justice, rest, beauty, and work with thought leadership from Steve Garber, Bill Fullilove, and other leaders, professors, and pastors.

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Available on Sunday mornings at McLean Presbyterian Church, classes help you think deeply about your faith and how it applies to all areas of life.

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