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Organized in 1877, the District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC) consists of more than 150 churches in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.
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President's Day - DCBC Office ClosedWhen: February 15, 2016 at 08:00 am
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15
Haiti WorkgroupWhen: February 15, 2016 at 07:00 pm
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Church Starting ClassWhen: February 16, 2016 at 06:30 pm
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Advisory Committee on OrdinationWhen: February 17, 2016 at 07:00 pm
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Empowering Congregations


  • Congregational Resources
  • Training
  • College of Prayer

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Equipping Leaders


  • Ministry Resources
  • Advisory Committee on Ordination
  • Lay Leaders

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Engaging Communities


  • Opportunities to Serve
  • Community Events
  • Johenning Baptist Community Center

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Advancing God's Kingdom

DCBC is committed to strengthening our member churches to advance God's kingdom.

We strive to support our member churches by providing ministry resources and opportunities for networking, fellowship, corporate worship and training, as well as by undergirding their programs and activities.

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  • Prayer of Dedication for the Installation of Dr. Robert Cochran

    Prayer of Dedication for the Installation of Dr. Robert Cochran
    as the Executive Director/Minister of the D.C. Baptist Convention
    May 3, 2015
    Montgomery Hills Baptist Church, Silver Spring, Maryland

    Almighty God, who calls and equips, who guides and inspires, we ask your blessing on Dr. Robert Cochran as we set him apart to lead and serve the churches and missions of the D.C. Baptist Convention as our Executive Director/ Minister. May our presence here for this service of Installation be an encouragement as Robert takes on this new role and may our prayers be of support during his length of service.

    We give you thanks, O Lord, for the years of service Robert has already given, for the love he has already demonstrated among us. In this new chapter we ask that you help us to build on what is, to accomplish your will for what is yet to be. We ask that you guide Robert in these new duties, to think in new ways to guide our Convention in right paths according to your purpose. Give Robert discernment to choose what is best and not merely that which is good. Even as we dedicate Dr. Cochran to this service, Lord, help us to dedicate ourselves as clergy and laity, as the gathered church, to express our witness of faith as the D.C. Baptist Convention as we engage our communities with your love and grace and the Good News of Jesus Christ. Strengthen our relationships as brothers and sisters in Christ that the world may know we are Christians by our love.

    We entrust Robert Cochran, Executive Director/Minister to your care and guidance. This is a day that you have made, O Lord, and we will rejoice and be glad. We make our prayer in the name of Jesus our Lord. 

    ~Prayer of Dedication for Dr. Cochran

     

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  • One Call Now announces its "Communities of Faith" grant!

    For over a decade One Call Now has been providing faith-based organizations of all sizes with an easy and effective service that allows them to reach their congregations through group voice calls, text messages and emails. Our service has helped thousands of faith-based organizations alert members when inclement weather has forced service time changes, when volunteers are needed in a crisis, even when more pies are needed for the picnic. We've saved faith-based organizations countless hours of staff phone time and helped them reduce the printing and costs associated with mailing flyers and other reminders.
    Now we'd like to help yours.


    Because we believe that good communication is the key to engaged communities, beginning today we are accepting grant applications for two years of free use of our voice, text and email service.

    Who can apply?
    Any community of faith (church, synagogue, etc.) that is 501(c)3 exempt.

    When is it?
    We are accepting applications starting today! The application deadline is March 15, so do not delay. Grants recipients will be annouced by April 1, 2016.

    Why apply?
    Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to contact all of your congregants, and fast? Have you ever thought there has to be a better way to keep everyone in the know about important events and updates? Then this grant application is for you!

    Learn more about One Call Now by clicking here

     

     

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  • Gail Lacy Celebrates 20 Years As An Employee!

      Gail WebGail Lacyb Lacy completed 20 years of employed service through the D.C. Baptist Convention on December 31, 2015. Many D.C. Baptists know Gail's voice over the telephone, her friendly face in person or her courteous     assistance through ministry. Gail, a direct descendent of the Plymouth fathers (the Pilgrims), is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She came to the D.C. metropolitan area some 30 years ago, joining the First Baptist Church of Camp Springs, MD where she continues to serve as a lay person.

    Gail has served in many roles across the years with the D.C. Baptist Convention. Before her employed service, Gail worked in various roles within Baptist Women's Ministries here. During her tenure as staff, Gail has served as an assistant within the ministry areas currently known as Empowering Congregations and as Engaging Communities, has staffed various committees (Enlistment and Planning for the Annual Gathering) and served as Secretary of the DCBC. People recognize Fail's desire to serve Jesus Christ through her dedication in each of these efforts.

    Greet Gail with a simple smile of appreciation, knowing of her 20 years of service and of her continuing commitment to Jesus Christ. The D.C. Baptist Convention celebrates with her this momentous anniversary!

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E3 Initiatives

Empowering Congregations

  • Congregational Resources
  • Training
  • College of Prayer

Engaging Communities

  • Opportunities to Serve
  • Community Events
  • Johenning Baptist Community Center

Equipping Leaders

  • Ministry Resources
  • Advisory Committee on Ordination
  • Lay Leaders
  • Women in Ministry
  • Worship Resources