Our Mission, Vision, and Values

                                                               The Mission, Vision, and Values

Organized in 1802 as "a spiritual home for Baptists moving to the new federal city," The First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, D.C., has been welcoming believers from across the country and around the world ever since. While we maintain a steadfast commitment to the historic Baptist principles of individual freedom, congregational autonomy, and religious liberty, our tradition of hospitality has brought us members from a variety of Christian denominations, and resulted in an increasingly ecumenical perspective. In addition, the diversity of the city of Washington is reflected in our congregation: we come from different places, different cultures, and different traditions.  The only thing that holds us all together- indeed, the only thing that can- is our shared commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord.  It is in joyful obedience to Christ that we affirm:

Our Mission is to love and worship God, to love and serve others, and to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

Our Vision is to be a church in which every member is engaged in ministry that impacts the neighborhood, the city, the nation, and the world.

Our Values are:

  • The compassion of Christ, which moves us to feel with others in their joy or sorrow and to act on their behalf.
  • The diversity of our congregation as it represents God’s wholeness.
  • The hospitality of the church, as we welcome all people in the name of Jesus, and welcome as members all who call Him Lord.
  • The pilgrimage of Christian formation, as we seek to follow the way of Jesus and teach others to walk in that way.
  • The beauty, reverence, and excellence of the worship we offer to God and the place in which we do it.

Adopted by the Congregation on January 6, 2008

weekly sermons

worship times

Worship Times

CHURCH SCHOOL 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

SUNDAY SERVICE 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Valet parking is available at the "O" Street entrance to the Education Building and at the garage ramp.

MOSAIC Saturday,
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

this week in worship

20th Sunday After Pentecost

October 26, 2014

Sermon Title:  "Loving God and Neighbor"

Texts: Matthew 22:34-46;

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

Rev. Deborah Cochran 

preaching

 

Scriptures

Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18

Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

Matthew 22:34-46 

 

Music

Lawrence P. Schreiber, Organist-Choirmaster

 

 PRELUDE:

"Ein' Feste Burg 1st Unser Gott"

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

 

INTROIT:

"Jubilate"

Dmitri S. Bortniansky

 

GRADUAL:

"O God, Our Help in Ages Past"

(St. Anne)

William Croft, 1708

Arr. by Robert Shaw

The Chancel Choir

 

OFFERTORY ANTHEM:

"And Can It Be"

Thomas Campbell

The Chancel Choir

Dr. Neil Holliker

Guest Conductor

 

POSTLUDE:

"Fantasia on 'St. Anne'"

Lawrence P. Schreiber (2003)

 

 

 


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