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Nina Schmidgall

Nina serves as Director of Family Ministry at National Community Church in Washington DC. Nina originally moved from California to the nation's capital to work for the United States Congress, serving as a Legislative Director in the House of Representatives. Writing and directing education and family policy, Nina realized her deep passion for strengthening the family and the home. She has overseen the family ministry department at NCC since 2001, growing the children's programs to seven locations. Nina and her husband, Joel, live on Capitol Hill with their three young kids: Eloise, Ezekiel, and Lorenza.

Episode 80

PCL 80: The Importance of Establishing (and Reestablishing) Your Family’s Rhythm

Nina Schmidgall, director of family ministry at National Community Church in Washington, D.C., joins host, Carlos Whittaker, to talk about the important topic of setting your family’s rhythm according to… Read More

Faith | Imagine The End

Cultivating a Prayer Habit

When my son was about three or four years old, we started to prompt him to contribute his own prayer requests as we were getting him settled into bed at… Read More

Social Life

How to Invite Others to Invest in the Lives of Your Kids

“Mom, did you know that one time Ms. Sandra had a real live moose in her house?”  “Hey mom, Miss Amy and Mr. Adam told me we are going to… Read More


Passing Down Faith

My daughter plays the violin. She started when she was just four-years-old, playing Twinkle, Twinkle on her little miniature instrument.  Now, she’s eight and plays in a youth orchestra, sitting tall… Read More

Family Life | Make It Personal

Don’t Miss Date Night!

When I informed my daughter one night that a sitter was on her way because mom and dad were going out on a date, she crossed her arms to express her… Read More