Introducing the members of Christ’s Body in Washington, DC to one another to facilitate cooperation in ministry and to promote mutual love among the Christians who worship in all the diverse churches of this area. We write out of the conviction that the Holy Spirit is using churches in DC to worship the Lord and to demonstrate His love through service, so that people will believe that God has sent Jesus into the world, and has also loved them even as He has loved His Son.
First Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Dumfries, Va. in partnership with Princeton Theological Seminary will be holding a Pastoral Renewal Conference (July 12-13) and a Church Leaders Gathering (July 13). The theme for both is “At the Heart of Leadership.” Participants will be encouraged to consider the theological and practical challenges for effective pastoral Christian leadership today. Speakers include: Rev. Dr. Craig Barnes, president and professor of pastoral ministry, Princeton Theological Seminary; Rev. Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert, assistant professor of homiletics, Howard University Divinity School; Rev. Dr. Adam L. Bond, assistant professor of historical studies, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology; and, Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland-Tune, director of communications & resource development for the D.C. Baptist Convention. The Pastoral Renewal Conference is open to pastors, while the Church Leaders Gathering is open lay leaders. Registration is now available online for both the Pastoral Renewal Conference and the Church Leaders Gathering. There is a fee of $80 for the Pastoral Renewal Conference and $30 for the Church Leaders Gathering. -- John Marienau Turpin via dcbaptist.org
“A Change Is Gonna Come,” an award-winning play, will be featured during the 4th Annual D.C. Black Theatre Festival. The play addresses the issue of domestic violence behind the walls of the church. Performances are scheduled for Saturday, June 22 at 8 p.m. and Saturday June 29 at 4 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center of Silver Spring, Md. (at Montgomery College), 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Md., 20910. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.forgiven2.com. -- John Marienau Turpin via dcbaptist.org