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2024 Upcoming Events & Trainings

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 here. Check back often as items are frequently added and updated.

Emergency Shelter Training for Churches
Equip Your Church to Be a Mass Care Shelter
May 13: 9 am-4 pm @Baptist Building

In a major disaster, your church can be a beacon of hope for your community.  You may need to shelter the elderly or young families for a short time, e.g., until power is restored or flood waters have receded. 

Learn how to provide essential shelter and support for the vulnerable with our FEMA instructor-led course.  Be prepared to offer refuge until normalcy returns.  This comprehensive training will teach participants sheltering practices and techniques that will prepare you for these emergencies. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with the seven different roles involved in sheltering, the resources available to shelters, how to prepare for shelter operations, and how to use the Shelter Field Guide to open, operate, and close a shelter

 

Course Objectives: • It will identify the 7 different roles involved in sheltering. • Explain the resources available to shelters. • Use the Shelter Field Guide to open, operate, and close a shelter. • Prepare for shelter operations.

 

This course is intended for Shelter Managers and functional supervisors representing churches, faith-based groups, non-profit companies, or private industry.


Time/Date: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; Monday, May 13, 2024

Cost: $25 per person

Location: Baptist Building (1628 16th St, NW, Washington, DC)

Light refreshments, snacks and lunch will be provided.

(Limited parking available)

Flourishing Symposium
Apr 27: 10 am-3 pm @Baptist Building

Would you like your church to FLOURISH? Over the next two years, thanks to a Palmer Grant awarded to the Convention, five churches along with DCBC will explore what it looks like to flourish in this new era of life.

The presenter for our second symposium is Rev. Dr. James Ellis, III, Rev. Dr. Ellis is an ordained Baptist pastor and leads Holland, Michigan's historic Maplewood Reformed Church.

 

Clergy and Laity alike are encouraged to join us.

To learn more about with Rev. Dr. Ellis is doing at Maplewood, information can be found here: www.jamesellis3.com

Time/Date: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Saturday, April 27, 2024

Cost: $15 per person

Location: Baptist Building (1628 16th St, NW, Washington, DC)

Light refreshments, snacks and lunch will be provided.

*Childcare services may also be available, Contact us if you need this service.       (Limited parking available)

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