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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

February 4 - Silver Spring, MD

February 11 - Bowie, MD

February 18 - Washington, DC

March 18 - Largo, MD

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. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations

When more people are equipped with the tools they need to start a dialogue, more people can get the help they need. 

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.

Is There Enough Justice to

Go Around?

One Justice, Many Missions

February 25, 2023

19th Street Baptist Church

Explore god's justice as we learn, pray, advocate and act as we engage "GLOCALLY" (globally and locally).  As we follow Micah 6:8 - what does the Lord require of us?  How are we informed by God's justice so that we might actively engage justice in our daily lives?

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.

Our next scheduled virtual class is Empower 501: Foundations for Christian Coaching on February 13, 14 & 15, 2023. 

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