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 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, Mack Hannah, preaches 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? Simply click here to go to our Sermon Library to hear previous messages.
What is the pastor like?
Senior Pastor Mack Hannah is genuine, truly loves people and accessible. His leadership provides direction, vision, and wisdom for our church. He loves nothing better than spending time with his family. Mack and his wife, Pattie, have two adult children; Jennifer and David. Jennifer lives in the Atlanta area with her husband Rob and their three daughters, Emmie, Sophie and Hannah Grace. David lives in Italy with his wife Nicole and their daughter Ruby Love. They are currently serving as missionaries to the students of the University of Bologna.
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 Kids 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. Children in 1st through 5th grade are encouraged to attend worship services with their parents, with the exception of KidzBlitz and Love, Serve, Grow Sundays.
Once a month during the 11 am worship service we offer KidzBlitz for preschoolers through 5th grade. This is a fun worship time led by our Student Ministry. We also have Love, Serve, Grow one Sunday each month 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 Student Ministry, called Revolve, is designed specifically for students in grade 6-12. Our Sunday morning session at 9:45 am in the upper level of G-Building features live music, video and teachings that relate to students lives. It allows students and their friends to connect with God in a large group setting. Outside of Sunday morning, students have the opportunity to join a small weekly discipleship group, serve others and hang out with each other at special monthly events.
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 the 11 am Contemporary service. Business casual is most appropriate at our 8:30 am Traditional 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 or Discipleship Group to attend?
We offer 20 classes on Sunday mornings that are organized by age and life stage. We offer three classes that are topical in nature that are open to all ages and stages. Additionally, we have three women’s Bible studies meeting on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and a men’s group that meets on Friday morning. Finally, we offer in-home, weeknight Life Groups that are also typically organized around age and stage. Email email@example.com and we’ll help you find the right place.
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 welcome all people to come and worship with us. We encourage guests to spend time getting to know us to see if this is where God would have them join. Becoming a member of Dunwoody Baptist Church means that you receive Christ as your Lord and Savior, participate in baptism by immersion, and understand and affirm the mission of our church. You also are willing to give your energy, time, spiritual gifts, and financial resources in order to help us accomplish our mission.
1) Attend a Discovery Class
2) A staff member will contact you about your decision to join
3) Get involved in a discipleship group. We will help you find a place that fits your needs!
4) Serve in an area of the church. We will help you find a place to serve!
What is Discovery Class?
Discovery Class will help you discover the perfect place to plug into service at DBC. We discuss church history, our core values and beliefs and church membership as well. It's a great time for us to get to know YOU! Please join us for our next session and discover what we mean by "To love Jesus and become more like Him."
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.