Strategic Vision [UPDATED]
No one could anticipate the effects of the pandemic, political upheaval, and plenty of local weather, health, and economic issues that have plagued this last season of life and ministry. However, Danbury Baptist Church long ago embraced our mission to proclaim the Gospel “in season and out of season”. In 2018 we cast a specific strategic vision that developed a level of consistency in mission and ministry that was more than a small help in these uncertain times.
For 6 months, beginning Mother’s Day weekend 2018, the members of Danbury Baptist Church will begin an intentional process of NEXT STEPS. Together we will invite, involve, and engage our neighbors, guests, and new members into the life and mission of Danbury Baptist Church. This process of NEXT STEPS will be strengthened with the necessary resources, training, and opportunities with an initial focus on our Sunday morning gatherings. From parking lot to pew we pray this worshipful undertaking will encourage growth and maturity that develop into service and mission.
With our feet firmly on the foundation of God’s word, it has truly proven to be a lamp to our feet and light to our path. With DBC membership, regular attendees, and visitors pursuing the NEXT STEPS of discipleship we have truly seen confidence, courage, and growth in a season where fear, stumbling, and indifference have seemed to rule. The Christian is an alien in this world, and while we are here we should respond differently, biblically, and faithfully to all this fallen world throws at us. Victory in Jesus isn’t just a song, it’s true whether you believe it or not. So together we continue marching forward and resting under our scriptural guiding vision.
Danbury Baptist Church will gather in-person on Sundays at 10:45am to worship through prayer, singing, giving, preaching, responding and testifying to the goodness of God found in the forgiveness, reconciliation, and new life afforded to us through His redemptive work. We will make Christ known at every opportunity, we will discern and walk circumspect, but we will not surrender, there is no King but Christ.
Lastly, consider this, “social media” is neither social nor media. We will be preaching good news and ministering to real people with real needs with real souls that last forever. The online version of our personal profiles, government entities, and latest fads are the very thing the scripture labels as double minded. Danbury Baptist Church looks forward to ministering to the real mission field in the real streets of Danbury USA and in the real hills and valleys of the nations. Church business, events, and updates will be communicated on our church website, by email, or in-person at our regular gatherings. DBC members are free to use their social media, contacts, and other networks to share our info, but promotion will be by “word of mouth” and not directly from DBC. Let’s plant and water the Gospel with great expectation that God will bring an increase. Innovation is no match for faithfulness and fellowship.
A summary of Titus 2 guides us in our intended discipleship process.
Sound doctrine is our foundation, not just WHAT we teach but HOW it is taught. The word is faithful and we are to faithfully deliver these timeless, tolerant, truths multi-generationally with a 500 year plan in mind. [Titus 2:1-10]
- Sound Doctrine… Sunday, April 8, 2018 [sermon audio]
- SAVED… Sunday, April 15, 2018 [sermon audio]
- HOPEFUL… Sunday, April 22, 2018 [sermon audio]
- ZEALOUS… Sunday, April 29, 2018 [sermon audio]
- Declare THESE THINGS… Sunday, May 6, 2018 [sermon audio]
*Summarized from Who Moved My Pulpit by Thom S. Rainer; 2016 B&H Publishing
UPDATED APRIL 7, 2021 by Pastor David Catoe