Because SBCV churches gave to the Vision Virginia State Missions Offering, the SBCV was able to begin a journey to discover the people groups of the world that God has brought to Metropolitan Washington, DC. The goal of this project is for SBCV churches to engage in people-group ministry in order to develop relationships and eventually plant churches among them.
We began working in partnership with the International Mission Board (IMB), the North American Mission Board (NAMB), and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) to develop a strategy for the necessary people-group research. Keelan Cook (SEBTS student and former IMB Journeyman) began working as the initial coordinator for this project. Many SEBTS students and church teams have been involved thus far, their eyes having been opened to the incredible diversity of peoples and the opportunities that God has created to plant the Gospel among them.
There are more than 190 people groups in the Metro DC area, and each one represents an opportunity and invitation from God to engage in evangelizing the peoples of the world right in our own backyard. Would you consider leading your church to accept God’s invitation to make disciples and plant churches among the nations in Washington, DC?
You may download below profiles of the various people groups that abound in DC.