The Journey of 180
The D.C. Baptist Convention has begun the Journey of 180, a strategic planning and discernment process, which will take place for 180 days. The Journey of 180 calls for 60 Days of Discernment, 60 Days of Dialogue and 60 Days of Dreaming.
For the 60 Days of Discernment, member churches are being asked to organize “Prayer Triplets,” groups of at least three people who will pray for the future direction of the Convention. To help direct this time of intercessory prayer, a “Prayer Triplets Guide” has been developed. Click here to download the guide or call DCBC at 202.265.1526 for a copy.
For the 60 Days of Dialogue, Convention staff and leaders will travel across the region to meet with DCBC pastors and members of their congregations. In the coming weeks, all DCBC member churches will receive a call asking for a time for dialogue. During these discussions, questions will be asked about the future direction of the Convention. In the final stage of the Journey of 180, DCBC member churches, staff and leaders will be asked to dream about what the future of the Convention could be.
The 60 Days of Dreaming is a time set aside to outline the “best case scenarios” for our future ministry together. In this final stage of the Journey of 180, DCBC member churches, staff and leaders will be asked to dream about what the future of the Convention should be.
The results of this time of vision-casting and strategic planning will be presented to the entire Convention at the Annual Meeting in October. We hope that you will join us in discerning how we will move forward with a whole heart. Click here for a brochure about the Journey of 180 or for more information, contact DCBC at 202.265.1526.
The results of the Journey of 180 will be presented to the entire Convention during the 2012 Annual Meeting in October.
The Task Forces
The D.C. Baptist Convention has established four task forces to help to determine the strategic direction of the Convention as well as to undergird the work of the Journey of 180. Pastors and lay leaders of DCBC churches were asked to serve on one of four task forces: Strategic
Realignment, Bylaws Revision, Denominational Affiliations/Partnerships
and Johenning Baptist Community Center. The Task Forces will make a report and recommendations to the Executive Committee and Executive Board and will also present their findings at the 2012 Annual Meeting.