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Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, the D.C. Baptist Convention offers, conducts, sponsors, hosts and participates in many trainings, activities, and conferences focusing on and supporting our member churches. Information on these events can be found listed below. Check back often as items are added and updated frequently.

Mental Health First Aid
Certification Training

Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving, understanding, and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder.

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.  Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.

Each of these 6-hour certification sessions cover the common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges, common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges; how to interact with a person in crisis; how to connect a person with help and expanded content on trauma, substance use and self-care.   The YMHFA also covers topics of anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

DCBC would also like to partner with your congregation to bring MHFA and/or YMHFA to your church or community. For more information about hosting or attending a course, please email us.

Trustee Training
Spring 2023 ~ Class #2

Saturday, June 10 at the Baptist Building

10 am - 1 pm

Keepers of God’s House

The role of the Trustee is to be "Keepers of God's House."  In this workshop we will discuss the purpose and role of the trustee, Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements, document review (AOI, by-laws, meeting minutes, insurances, etc.), facility oversight, repairs and safety, and how to be proactive against legal liabilities.

Coaching Ministry

We at the D.C. Baptist Convention have partnered with an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Network and have established the DCBC Coaching Network to provide our members coaching skills training.


The ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

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