The church is commissioned to take the Gospel both locally and globally as we we make disciples of Jesus Christ (Acts 1:8 & Matthew 28:19-20). Our Domestic Outreach efforts focus on expressing the love and truth of Jesus Christ in our local community.
Our prayer is that through our involvement in our community, people will take note that Jesus' followers are full of compassion and contribute to the well-being of our community. While our partnership with some ministries is on a church-wide level, our vision is for each individual member of Derwood Bible Church to actively and intentionally love our neighbor, as Jesus taught. Love intentionally, and love well.
Two Sundays per year, we cancel our regular Sunday service and go out in the community to serve. We do this through various service activities throughout our area. These Sundays offer everyone an opportunity to put their faith in action and connect with our community. A wide variety of events are offered so that there is a place for everyone! Watch this space for info on our next Salt Sunday event.
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES HAVE INCLUDED:
Gabriel Network Transition Home
Clean up green space by pulling weeds, planting...
Meet church members’ needs in/at their own homes.
Pray together at the main DBC building for our people who are ministering at various locations.
*Breakfast & Worship at the Dorothy Day Shelter **Meet at location at 9:00
Bring and serve a hot-breakfast and minister to residents.
*Forest Oak Towers Apartments •
Breakfast & Bingo!
Hymn Sing at Kindley Assisted Living - Asbury
*Town Center Apartments •
Games & Donuts
Bring your favorite board game or card game to play with the residents.
*Baked goods for Police and Fire Departments
Deliver baked goods to local police and fire departments, we also need muffin bakers
Picnic Set-up and Clean-up DBC
Help setup for the after-service picnic at the main DBC building. Help tear down and clean up after the church picnic.
Sign up in the foyer on Sundays prior to the event or by emailing: email@example.com
Angel Friend Team
The Angel Friend Team at Derwood Bible Church is a team of people committed to coming alongside a pregnant mom and providing her love, friendship and support during (and sometimes after) her pregnancy. Our team is under the Gabriel Network, and team members who wish to interact directly with our moms are required to take a 2-hour training offered by the Gabriel Network. We get our referrals from the Gabriel Network's volunteer coordinator, May Cunningham.
The Gabriel Network describes Angel Friend Teams like this: (taken from their website)
"Angel Friend Teams provide loving, personal service to pregnant mothers who need help. This can take many forms, but generally falls with in practical, emotional, or spiritual support."
The website goes on to say that there are 4 facets to an Angel Team's work. They include:
• Listening to the struggles and fears that our moms face.
• Gathering and distributing donated materials for moms and babies.
• Marshalling the resources of our church to help moms with specific needs. This can involve professional services, housing, resume assistance, babysitting, parenting skills, and helping to meet any other needs that may arise.
• Pray for the moms and be willing to share our story when asked. Gabriel Network is a Christian ministry that serves anyone, regardless of age, race, religion or denomination. Angel Friend teams share their faith by their works, but are also ready to share their personal experience with the Lord if the mom they serve is open to that conversation.
The Gabriel Network Website(gabrielnetwork.org) goes into a little more detail in each of these areas.
Nancy Aman is the current coordinator of the Angel Friend Team.Her contact information is 301-529-1731 firstname.lastname@example.org
Share the Gospel Story
Serve Those in Need
Have you ever passed a person on a street corner and wondered how you could help? How can we reflect the love of Christ to them in a way that really serves them? Here at Derwood Bible Church, we have two great ways to do just that!
Wells Robertson House
Wells Robertson House serves approximately 15 men and women who are in treatment for alcohol and/or drugs. Their program professionally evaluates each resident and offers an individually designed plan emphasizing recovery and life skills.
DBC’s ministry brings a home-cooked meal and provides opportunities to form relationships monthly on the second Tuesday from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The address is 1 Wells Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD.
Dorothy Day Shelter
The Dorothy Day Shelter is a transitional shelter for homeless men and women in Montgomery County. Services include life skills and substance abuse counseling.
DBC provides a monthly breakfast, worship, and Bible study to approximately 40 men and women. This ministry happens on the third Saturday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. The Shelter is located at 5320 Marinelli Road, Rockville, MD (near the White Flint Metro).
We invite you choose a date and experience this ministry!
Take your first step by emailing: email@example.com
Local Ministries With Whom We Partner and Support
Bill Bianco: Maryland
Our local AWANA Missionary serving in MD, VA, & DC
"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who dies not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15
Nate Musser: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Nate is serving with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship to reach, disciple, and grow college students at Michigan Tech and Gogebic community college in Michigan's upper peninsula.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives... one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.
For More Info, Visit:http://www.metromdfca.org/
Rockville Pregnancy Clinic
Helping women achieve their full potential despite the pressures and consequences of an unintended pregnancy is our mission. We offer Medical Services, Baby Boutique, Prevention Programs, and Referrals.
For More Info, Visit:http://www.rcpc.org/index2.html
Or Call: 1-800-395-HELP
Every child has a story. For 1.5 million American children, that story is filled with the abandonment, loneliness, and shame that comes from having a mom or dad in prison. At Angel Tree, we find ways to reach out to these children, by sharing Christ's love with them at Christmas and by developing year-round relationships. In the end, it's so much more than giving Christmas gifts-it's about restoring families.
For More Info, Visit:http://www.angeltree.org/angeltree-home
Central Union Mission
The lives of tens of thousands of men, women and children have been changed for the better by the Mission's time-tested programs. The following programs are the most prominent ways the Mission serves the people of Metropolitan Washington:
Spiritual Transformation Program - 18-month residential recovery program for men with life-controlling problems
Hispanic Family Program - Support services for the growing Latino population
Children's Programs - School supplies, community meals, and holiday gifts for youth in need
Summer Camp - Week-long Camp Bennett retreat for over 400 inner-city children
All of The Mission's programs are provided for free.
Shady Grove Apartments Homework Club
Join with others for this after-school program, helping students with their homework. One afternoon/week.
Contact Mike Speer, Pastor of Student Ministries
Other ways to get involved serving our community:
Provides free or low cost lodging to veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers. To provide a meal for the families, contact:
Washington DC/VA Manager - Stacey Childs 202-745-2482
Forest Glen Manager - Maurice Borde 301-319-5442
Shady Grove Hospital
Volunteer opportunities in the hospital abound. Volunteers must commit to serving 100 hours/year, be interviewed and trained. Contact # 240-826-6111