The Rev. David Hanke

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The Rev. David Hanke
Church Info
Home Church Address
Restoration Anglican Church
1815 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22207
United States
Church Website URL
Organization Name
Restoration Anglican Church
Type of Organization
Church Ministry
Your Position/Title within your Organization
Organization Address
1815 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22207
United States
Organization Phone Number
Organization URL
Work of Ministry
Community Development
Human Trafficking
Hunger/Food Justice
Racial Reconciliation
Description of Organization
We are a church in Arlington, VA that connects people to God, to others and to the needs of the world. We are broken people being restored by grace and finding our place in God's story.
Organization Years In Operation
Does your ministry offer internships?
Yes, post-graduate internship(s).
Strengths of Organization
We are contextualized and entrepreneurial. We have strategically learned how to help people in Arlington connect to God and we have creatively developed new opportunities to make real change in our spheres of influence.
Would you consider your role part time or full time within justice and mercy ministry?
Full Time
How many years have you been in ministry among the vulnurable, marginalized, and under-resourced?
What training did you receive that equipped you for justice and mercy ministries?
I participated in the BASIC seminar with C.T. Vivian and it changed my life about how it feels to be oppressed. I have an M. Div from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. I have participated in a 'Micah Preaching Cohort' through Fuller Seminary.
What are your primary concerns for the ministry?
We want to plant a church in a non-English speaking neighborhood. We are asking God to lead us to the right leader and church planting team.
What feels like the most difficult aspect of your life in ministry?
I have a hard time being content with what I have done. I am very negative towards myself.
What gives you the greatest joy?
I love creating space for new ideas and new programs to grow. I love being in a cross-cultural environment where I am a learner and I can hear other people's stories.
What spiritual disciplines help sustain you in your rhythms of life among the vulnerable, marginalized, and under-resourced?
I am grateful for the morning prayer office in the ACNA Texts for Common Prayer. I attempt to take 1 day away for solitude and silence six times a year. I go away for 3 days to pray and listen a couple times a year. Solitude and silence are very important to me as is the Eucharist.
What would you like fellow Anglicans (bishops, churches, the average parishioner) to know about your ministry?
I love leading a church that is creative and energetic. The church has a tremendous number of resources for justice and mercy.
How would you like fellow Anglicans (bishops, churches, the average parishioner) to grow in regards to justice and mercy issues?
I would like Anglicans in North America to recognize that contending for shalom is integral to their discipleship.
What are your favorite books related to justice and mercy issues?
The Justice Calling by Bethany Hoang Good News about Injustice by Gary Haugen Generous Justice by Tim Keller
What are your favorite movies related to justice and mercy issues?
McFarland, USA
What are your favorite websites/organizations related to justice and mercy issues?
Anything else you would wish us to know?
I am so excited about this!
What do you wish people knew about justice ministry in general or specific arenas of justice work?
I want people to not be afraid of retributive and distributive justice. There is a profound re-ordering that needs to occur for us to be ready to live in the new heavens and the new earth. That re-ordering should begin now.
What would you like to see happen in ACNA in regards to work of justice and mercy?
I would love for young people to flock to ACNA churches for the sake of doing justice and mercy.
Tell us a bit about your story and your heart for justice and mercy.
I made a decision to follow Jesus while a college student. That decision lead to 10 years of campus ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at The University of Texas at Austin. It was on the campus of UT that God gave me the privilege of working with a multi-ethnic group of student fellowships who were contending for racial justice and shalom.