Executive Leadership Series
The next Executive Leadership Series for pastors and clergy will be held March 20-21 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Baptist Building, 1628 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Rev. Dr. David W. Key, Sr., director of Baptist Studies at Emory's Candler School of Theology in Atlanta will be the speaker. The session on Thursday, March 20 will be for senior pastors only and will cover the topic, "Contextual Analysis for Ministry." On Friday, March 21, clergy will gather to discuss "Recognizing Your Leadership Traits." There is a $10 fee to cover the cost of lunch. REGISTER here.
BWM Missions Conference
Please join the Baptist Women's Ministries at their 3rd Annual Missions Conference on Saturday, March 22 from 9:30 a.m. until noon. It will be held in the Ballroom at the Baptist Building, 1628 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. The theme this year is: "Let's Do It," featuring hands on White Cross projects, including assembly, handi-work & sewing. Bringing a sewing machine and supplies is useful but NOT necessary. No experience needed. Participants are invited to bring supplies for Church World Service School Kits. (See the list below.) All are welcome--men, women, youth. Any questions, please contact Gail Lacy at 202.265.1526 or via email at email@example.com or Carmen A. Gray at 202.437.5343 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A flyer can be found here.
To assemble a School Kit you will need:
- One pair of blunt metal scissors (rounded tip)
- Three 70-count spiral notebooks or notebooks totaling 200-210 pages (no loose-leaf or filler paper)
- One 30-centimeter ruler (12")
- One hand-held pencil sharpener
- One large eraser
- Six new pencils with erasers
- One box of 24 crayons (only 24)
MissionServe DC 2014
MissionServe 2014 is quickly approaching and as in the past two years, 20 churches are needed to adopt a "work or ministry squad" of approximately 13 volunteers, June 29 - July 3. Last year volunteers from across the country were blessed beyond words by D.C. Baptists' expression of God's love for them. We hope we will be able to do the same this year. For the host church:
- The "work squad' will attend worship service with you on Sunday, June 29. We ask that you will provide them with lunch afterwards.
- Commit to prepare and bring lunch to the work site Monday, June 30 through Thursday, July 3 for the squad and the homeowner(s).
- Follow-up with the homeowner(s) once the work project is complete. This is a wonderful ministry opportunity for your church to reach the community!
Volunteers will be working in the District. If your church would like to be a blessing again or join in being a blessing this year for the first time by adopting a "ministry or work squad," please complete the online form or contact Lashanor Doolittle at email@example.com or 202.265.1526, ext. 203.
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.