Our Heart for Missions
Decatur Baptist has a global vision of taking Christ to the world by loving God, loving people and serving both.
Each year we have a number of mission trips to choose from. Each one provides a unique experience and the opportunity to be a part of what the Lord is doing in other parts of the globe.
DBC hosts a Community Impact Celebration (CIC) in the spring of each year. It’s a time of celebration for what God has done in the city of Decatur over the past year and a celebration in expectation of what God is going to do in the coming year.
DBC hosts a Global Impact Celebration (GIC) in the fall of each year. It’s a time of celebration for what God has done over the past year and a celebration in expectation of what God is going to do in the coming year.
Our plan and strategy involves several key things:
- Strong missionary partnerships and relationships around the world
- Mission journey opportunities for our members to see and experience the field
- Faith promise giving
- Our annual Global Impact Celebration
Our Jerusalem team endeavors to enhance the outreach opportunities of our church by creating new opportunities to share Christ. Through partnerships with various organizations in our city and area, we seek to take the love of Christ out into our city and community. A few examples are:
- Committee on Church Cooperation
- The Tennessee Valley Outreach
- The Alabama Jubilee
- Save-A-Life Pregnancy Center
- First Priority of Decatur
- Clothe Our Kids of North Alabama
- Neighborhood Christian Center
Our Judea team helps us with the organizational needs as we seek to partner with new churches being planted and established throughout the United States. Planning trips to these locations to do outreach work, VBS, prayer walks and sports camps are just a few of the ways the Judea team is helping us reach our 20/20 vision. These types of events are a huge blessing to those newly planted churches just trying to get started.
Our Samaria team oversees the many missionaries that we support and partner with in the Americas. By keeping in touch with the missionary by way of email, prayer letters, mission journeys and constant prayer, we are able to partner with and be a part of taking the gospel to many needy areas.
The Ends of the Earth
Our Ends of the Earth team extends our outreach worldwide. Through partnerships with many missionaries, projects and short term journeys, our church is able to experience firsthand what it’s like to be a missionary. Nothing can take the place of personally seeing, touching, smelling and hearing what takes place on the mission field halfway around the world. That firsthand experience is life changing.