Frequently Asked Questions
What are the church's fundamental beliefs?
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is the revelation of His will for salvation and the only unfailing rule of faith and practice for the Christian life. Read more…
What are the worship services like?
We have two worship services on Sunday mornings. Our Contemporary Worship Service, The Eleven, meets in the Worship Center at 11 am. With high energy, popular music and videos, along with Bible-based teaching, we provide a place for people to connect with God in the language and style of our contemporary culture. Our Traditional Worship Service is celebrated in our Chapel at 8:30 am and features our choir and orchestra. It is filled with special songs, familiar hymns, Bible-based teaching and other creative elements providing a place to commune with God in a more traditional setting.
What is the teaching like in the worship services?
While relying on complete Biblical and Scriptural truths, our Senior Pastor, Allen Jackson, teaches the same message in both of our Sunday services. They are meant to be shared in an authentic and relevant way that is useful to your everyday life. Curious what our sermons are like? Go to our Sermon Library to watch previous messages.
What is the pastor like?
Dr. Allen Jackson was formerly DBC Minister with Students from 1989-1994 and served as DBC’s Interim Senior Pastor in 2002-2003. He commuted each weekend for 20 months to lead DBC in worship and study while continuing his role as Professor of Youth Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Allen is the husband of one wife (Judi) and the father of two children (Aaron, born in 1988 and Sarah, born in 1991). Judi is also a doctor, having received her PhD in 2005. She is the Associate Dean of Students at the seminary and enjoys filling her time with fitness, writing, running and bargain-hunting.
Where do my kids go on Sunday mornings?
We are passionate about the next generation and consider it a privilege to have your kids at DBC. You will find that we take our responsibility to keep your kids safe very seriously while they experience the excitement of our Children’s Ministry. We have a security check-in system that will protect you and your children.
1) The Ark nursery is for babies 8 weeks to 24 months and is located in the B-Building. Nursery care is available at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 am.
2) Kingdom Kidz is for children age 2 through Pre-K and is located in the A-Building at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 am.
3) The Kid's Place Rally Room is for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade and is located in the lower level of D-Building and meets at 9:45 am.
There are also activities for children during the 11 am worship service. JAM (grades K-2) meets every Sunday at 11 am in A-203. We also have Love, Serve, Grow where our 1st through 5th graders serve as assistant teachers for our preschoolers during the 11 am worship hour.
What about middle and high school students?
Our Revolve Student Ministry is for grades 6-12.
6th Grade Ministry: Sundays, 9:45 am, G-112, Led by Aaron & Angela Saldana
7-12th Grade Ministry: Sundays, 9:45 am, Student Center Café, Led by Student Pastor, Mark Paul
Outside of Sunday mornings, students have the opportunity to join a small group (age and gender specific), serve others and participate in weekly and monthly events including leadership development, worship and hangout time.
What should I wear?
DBC provides a welcoming and relevant environment where you can connect with the love of God. We invite you to come to DBC dressed how you feel comfortable. Jeans are definitely appropriate at our 11 am service. Business casual is most appropriate at our 8:30 am service.
Where should I park?
First time visitor parking spaces are available on the Ashford-Dunwoody side of our campus and are marked with blue signs. Greeters located all over campus will be available to help guide you to your destination.
How do I know which Bible Study to attend?
The Newcomers class on Sundays at 9:45 am in D-213 is a great place to start! Ease into our morning activities by joining fellow newcomers in a special Sunday morning Bible Study class designed just for you. Each week, you will have the opportunity to chat with friendly members of DBC, and listen to one of our Sunday Bible teachers bring a short lesson on one of the core spiritual beliefs of our church.
How many people will the Worship Center seat? The Chapel?
The Worship Center (where our Contemporary service meets) will seat 1,000 people. The Chapel (where our Traditional service meets) will seat 500.
How many attend DBC?
There are approximately 1,000 people on our campus each Sunday morning. Average attendance in our 8:30 am Traditional service is 300 people. Average attendance in our 11 am Contemporary service is 700 people. Additionally, about 70% of these people attend a Bible study class at 9:45 am.
How do I become a member of DBC?
We encourage guests to spend time getting to know us to see if this is where God would have you join. Learn more about our membership process here.
When does DBC offer communion?
Communion is offered on a quarterly basis at both of our Sunday morning services.
What happens in case of snow or extreme weather conditions?
Check our website, call the church office at 770.280.1200 or check the local news regarding any schedule changes or closings.