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Organized in 1877, the District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC) consists of more than 150 churches in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.
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Board of DirectorsWhen: June 28, 2016 at 06:30 pm
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Empowering Congregations WorkgroupWhen: June 29, 2016 at 08:00 pm
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Independence Day - DCBC Office ClosedWhen: July 3, 2016 at 08:00 pm
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Empowering Congregations


  • Congregational Resources
  • Training
  • College of Prayer

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Equipping Leaders


  • Ministry Resources
  • Advisory Committee on Ordination
  • Lay Leaders

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Engaging Communities


  • Opportunities to Serve
  • Community Events
  • Johenning Baptist Community Center

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Advancing God's Kingdom

DCBC is committed to strengthening our member churches to advance God's kingdom.

We strive to support our member churches by providing ministry resources and opportunities for networking, fellowship, corporate worship and training, as well as by undergirding their programs and activities.

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Getting ready for the 140th DCBC Annual Gathering in October! Are you ready???

News Updates

  • Global Citizenship and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

    American University Baptist International Ministry will hold a conference on Global Citizenship and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa August 4 through August 6, 2016 at the DC Baptist Convention, 1628 16th Street NW, Washington DC. Across Africa, faith-based organizations have played a vital role in uplifting vulnerable populations. They have been on the frontlines in building peace, promoting human rights, improving agriculture, tackling the challenges of development and boosting literacy rates. In spite of their significant role in providing urgently needed relief and assistance in some of the most volatile regions, the role of faith-based organizations remains largely unacknowledged. This conference will bring together African faith leaders, development practioners, policy makers, academic professionals and students to discuss issues related to religion and sustainable development in the light of the newly established United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • Prayers for Orlando

    Our hearts go out to the people and the families and friends of Orlando where the tragic loss of life occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning, June 12. Before most D.C. Baptists arose to thank God for another day, 50 lives, 50 families were shattered in Florida. Once again deranged rage took the lives that God had given as others had done in Colorado, in Connecticut, in California, in Virginia and now in Florida. In Christian care and concern for those left, we lift prayers for their grief and ask God to give solace.

    Attention of both politicians and pundits turn to what can be done. Their debates will rage, too, over gun control, over protection from terrorism, over inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In these debates there will come another tragedy, the loss of focus on the essential challenge.

    The essential challenge is the loss of the sanctity of life, a loss our society repeatedly exhibits. This is not a political polemic over either a particular legal issue or a political position.

    Rather, these words give voice to an observation by a follower of God. Whenever people push against the idea of a Creator, seeking to propel the importance of either humanity or humans, surprisingly human value diminishes, progressively becoming little or nothing, as one gunman showed on Sunday morning, as too many showed repeatedly. As respect for God decreases, value and order end up instead in the hands of the human with the quickest gun, the biggest bomb, the most poisonous gas, just fill in the blank for the next act of terror. Whenever humans ignore God, rage among us erupts.

    Human value finds its basis in the reality that God is Creator, creating all of us, every one of us. Indications of our loss as a society of this basic truth end up on the television screens as we mourn the next act of violence tragedy.

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  • Brain Health Conference

    The Older Adult Ministries invite you to invite, learn and grow!

    Brain Health Conference

    SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016
    10:00 AM - NOON
    at
    The DC Baptist Convention
    1628 16th Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20009

    Presentations by
    the Alzheimer's Association, the DC Office on Aging, and Sibley Hospital

    TO REGISTER - CALL (202) 265-1526
    Parking available in the garage.
    Call (202) 550-7546 before 10:00 am for directions.

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E3 Initiatives

Empowering Congregations

  • Congregational Resources
  • Training
  • College of Prayer

Engaging Communities

  • Opportunities to Serve
  • Community Events
  • Johenning Baptist Community Center

Equipping Leaders

  • Ministry Resources
  • Advisory Committee on Ordination
  • Lay Leaders
  • Women in Ministry
  • Worship Resources