Domestic Outreach

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. 

Salt Sunday

Two Sundays per year, we cancel our regular Sunday service and go out in the community to serve. We do this through various service events 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! You’re invited to join us for our next Salt Sunday, June 2018. As we get closer to the event, a list of service opportunities will be posted here. Sign up in the foyer the two Sundays prior to the event or by emailing:

Song in the video "Over the Horizon" by Dirty Loops, 2016

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:


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.

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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:
Or Call: 1-800-395-HELP


Angel Tree

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.
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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:

Fisher House

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



The American Red Cross takes financial donations and they have a wish list of items you can donate to support inpatients, outpatients and their families at Walter Reed Hopsital in Bethesda. Follow them on FaceBook to learn the latest. Click here for other ways to help.


MCCH programs provide permanent supportive housingemergency shelter and housing, and supportive service to over 1,400 individuals and children.  For service opportunities click here.


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