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.
Ministry on the National Mall: Volunteers Needed This Summer
Washington, D.C. attracts visitors from all across our nation and around the world. On five Saturdays this summer, teams from D.C. Baptist Convention churches will be sharing bottles of cold water, tourist information, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who visit the National Mall (at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial). If your congregation has a puppet team, musical group, juggler, dancers, people who do face painting or can share friendly smiles, this is a ministry opportunity for you. The dates that are available are:
July 13 & 27 and
August 10. If interested please contact DCBC at 202.265.1526, ext. 213.
2013 Calendar of Activities is Available
Now available for purchase is the 2013 Calendar of Activities. The theme of the calendar is, "Telling Our Stories" and celebrates the rich past, hopeful present and bright future of the D.C. Baptist Convention. Each month features vignettes and photos representing some aspect of the life and history of the Convention. As usual, the calendar also highlights important dates to remember about meetings, activities, programs and events. DCBC member churches will receive a complimentary copy of the calendar. If you would like to purchase your own copy of this collector's item for $10, mail a check or money order (no cash please) to DCBC, attn: Communications Department, 1628 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Give Today to the National Capital Area Missions Offering
The National Capital Area Missions Offering supports the ministry work of the D.C. Baptist Convention. Through NCAMO, the Convention is able to help those with the greatest need as well as to support our member churches in their outreach and ministry endeavors.
While individually our churches can, and do, have a positive influence on the people and communities they serve; collectively we are able to have an even greater impact on the entire region. Please give sacrificially today to our unified efforts to advance the emerging work of God. Gifts can be made through our website by clicking here or by sending your offering to DCBC, 1628 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009. Thank you for your continued support!