Statement of Inclusion

The First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, DC, welcomes people of every race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical and mental ability, national origin, economic station, and political ideology to full participation in the life of our community;

“Full participation in the life of our community” includes all members, without exception, being fully eligible to participate in the ordinances, blessings, benefits and responsibilities of church membership—including communion, baptism, marriage, ordination, parent/child dedications, and all offices and positions of leadership;

Any individual member’s “full participation in the life of our community” does not bind any other individual member’s conscience on an issue about which they may differ, but rather requires honest commitment to life together in the community of Christ regardless of differences.