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.
Baptist Women's Ministries Annual Meeting/Retreat
Baptist Women's Ministries will be having their Annual Retreat on Saturday, October 11 at Purity Baptist Church, 1325 Maryland Ave., NE, Washington, D.C. from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Registration is FREE and ALL women are invited. The morning will focus on encouraging young women to develop as leaders. The special guest speaker is Sara Hubble from Richmond, Virginia. Women of Purity and the Purity Dance Ministry will lead in Worship. Workshops will include How to Encourage Young Leaders, Packing Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, and The Power and Privilege of Prayer. A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30am. There will be a brief business meeting for the election of the BWM Leadership Team and the approval of revised bylaws and job descriptions. Register here and download additional information.
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.