The Baptist Missionary Society trains and supports Christians who go overseas, using their gifts to help those in need. Opportunities range from short term to life-long, with gap years for young people and summer teams for all ages. DBC together with Rugby and Wolston Baptist churches have also hosted BMS Action Teams from Brazil and Nepal. DBC regularly contributes financially to BMS.
DBC is part of the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB). Home Mission is BUGB's department for mission in the UK. Home Mission supports churches that can't support themselves financially; they provide resources for all BUGB churches as well as providing regional ministers who support churches locally. About 30 years ago DBC was supported financially by Home Mission when we first felt God prompting us to call a full-time minister.DBC regularly contributes financially to Home Mission.
Rugby Foodbank provides emergency food for local people in crisis. Various members help as volunteers at the Foodbank. We do not currently have a collection box for the Foodbank here at DBC but inform people in our newsletter what items are most needed. DBC regularly contributes financially to Rugby Foodbank and we often give our Harvest offering to the Foodbank.
Sycamore Tree Restorative Justice/Victim Awareness Programme
Sycamore Tree is a six-session programme taught in prison to a group of up to 20 learners. The Sycamore Tree programme raises victim awareness among offenders and teaches the principles and application of restorative justice. Sue Holdsworth and Chris Tabor have acted as facilitators for Sycamore Tree sessions. They have also been involved in Angel Tree which provides Christmas presents for prisoner's children. DBC regularly contributes financially to Angel Tree.
The Gift of Years works in partnership with local churches to have chaplains supported by small teams of volunteers in every care home in Rugby. Heather volunteers in a local care home. DBC regularly contributes financially to Rugby Gift of Years.
Latin Link is for people with a passion for Christian mission in and from Latin America. They work cross-culturally with churches and partner organisations who share their values. Claire Siddaway worked with Latin Link in Brazil and then in UK. DBC regularly contributes financially to Latin Link.
Rugby Youth for Christ exists to take the Good News relevantly to the young people of Rugby. They work in schools and colleges and do further outreach through the churches.Tony Shaw, amongst others from DBC, is involved with the work of RYFC.
The Well Christian Healing Centre is situated in Leamington Spa. Its mission is to see people experience God's healing and wholeness in their lives. They offer quiet days, Rest and Receive and prayer ministry appointments. Streams in the Desert is also run by The Well. This offers an evening of worship, teaching and prayer ministry for women.
CAP-Rugby endeavours to help local people in debt crisis as they travel towards debt release by offering a local church volunteer who will stand by them in their time of need, showing love and guidance. Chris Tabor is a CAP befriender.
Rugby Street Pastors are a team of volunteers who are out on patrol on Rugby’s streets on a Friday and Saturday night from about 10pm until 4am the next morning and engage with people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue.
Mission Direct gives ordinary people the chance to do extraordinary things around the world. We are invited to take just two weeks to help on projects around the world. Caitlin Walsh & Chris Tabor went to Moldova and helped renovate a building and helped to run a children's club. Chris Tabor has also been to Zambia and Sierra Leone where she was able to help train teachers.