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Executive Director/Minister Job Search
The District of Columbia Baptist Convention is seeking an Executive Director/Minister to serve as the chief staff officer of the District of Columbia Baptist Convention administering all funds, programs, and ministries of the Convention under the direction of the Board of Directors and the Executive Team. The applicant must be an ordained minister with a degree from an accredited seminary; by education, skill and experience is capable of being an executive director/minister of a multicultural, urban-suburban convention; able to relate to pastors with effective listening and coaching skills, has proven administrative, organizational and leadership skills, knows how to bring diverse people together for ministry and mission, and able to work with all Convention affiliations and partners. For a comprehensive list of the position qualifications and responsibilities, click here.

Please send inquiries and cover letters to include a statement of your faith and call to ministry, and resumes or CVs to Rev. James Tiefel, Chair, Search Committee, D.C. Baptist Convention, 1628 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009, faxed to (202) 667-8258 or emailed to search.committee@dcbaptist.org. Please indicate "Executive Director/Minister Applicant" in the subject line. The final date for submission is August 15, 2014.

DCBC Values Statement
As a part of the Journey of 180 strategic planning process, the Denominational Affiliations/Partnerships Task Force recommended the following statement be adopted by the D.C. Baptist Convention as reflective of the shared beliefs and values of D.C. Baptists. This statement was approved for adoption by DCBC delegates at the 136th Annual Meeting and will be used as a guideline for future denominational affiliations and partnerships:

We believe that God has called us together under the Lordship of Jesus Christ to be in Christian community. While we are autonomous as local churches, we are interdependent and believe in the power of working together as a witness to Christ. Jesus affirms the diversity of our gifts and calls us to be in unity. We are many members but one Body—one Lord, one faith, one baptism.

We believe in:
•           Sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ through acts of evangelism and social action
•           Involvement in cooperative missions
•           Believers’ baptism
•           Priesthood of all believers
•           Autonomy of the local church
•           Separation of church and state

We will pursue clear, intentional, purposeful and mutually beneficial partnerships, relationships and networks with other bodies that affirm these values without differentiation to any particular denominational group.

TRANSFORM Leadership Training Conference
Lifeway will hold its annual TRANSFORM Leadership Training Conference for teachers on Saturday, September 20 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church-Upper Marlboro, which is located at 7415 Crain Hwy, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. Teachers will learn practical know-how and skills for the group they teach. Registration is $25. For more information or to register, click here.