“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
World Mission Offering
We take seriously the call to send. As such, DBC is strong supporter of missions, setting aside November as Missions Month — after which we take up a World Mission Offering. Our first goal was $8,000. God was good, and we made our goal plus some. Last year we took up more than $20,000 — thousands of dollars more than our goal. The offering is broken down 70/20/10. The money is dedicated to mission work internationally (70 percent), in North American (20 percent) and within Louisiana (10 percent). This is a time in the life of our church to which we look forward. We hope you have the opportunity to be here on the first Sunday in December when we take up this offering and join us in supporting worldwide evangelistic efforts
Short-term mission trips
Not only does DBC take up money, but we also are involved in many mission projects. At least once a year we partner with churches from Mississippi and Oklahoma to help construct church buildings. This group, called Builders for Christ, has worked all over the United States with the goal of helping churches unable to build or expand without assistance. While onsite, we seek to reach the community for Christ through Bible Schools, by handing out tracts and through other witnessing opportunities. We have seen Christ work in many amazing ways over the years in this rewarding ministry.
We support mission opportunities in Mexico through activities involving church members. Our work not only is dedicated to helping Missionary Mary Yarbrough reach out and minister to those in Matamoras and surrounding areas but also to helping the church plant of Mision Bautista Emanuel in Caldwell, Texas. As we reach out to Mision Bautista Emanuel, they are in turn reaching out to rural communities in Mexico.
The Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home provides love, care and help in Christ to children and families in need. Each year, DBC participates in their Fall Food Round-up by providing non-perishable groceries, paper products and cleaning supplies. In 2014, items were delivered to LBCH by church members who were able to tour the facilities and discover more ways to help.
We also sent a missions team to the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2013. This marks the first time Dutchtown sent a team overseas. The team did everything from leading worship to working on church construction projects to door-to-door evangelism. Being able to work with brothers and sister in Christ in a foreign land is an opportunity of a lifetime.
Our youth participate in missions, as well, working with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and The Fellowship Center in Gonzales. However, their efforts are not limited to local projects: Through World Changers, our youth work with those in need both within and outside of the state, using these opportunities to help others and share the gospel.
Each Thanksgiving our church provides meals for those who might otherwise go without that day. We cook and deliver the meals to shut-ins, the elderly and the isolated within our community. Over 200 meals were delivered during Thanksgiving 2013.