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Small Groups

Our weekly group studies provide our members with opportunities to fellowship, pray, and learn from God’s Word with other committed Christians. Members can participate in: Men’s and Women’s small groups which meet weekly to dig through a Christian book or Bible passage. Community groups that draw men and women from the same local region together […]

New Testament

New Testament 1- This core seminar consists of 13 lessons 1. Intro to the New Testament 2. Hebrews 3. Intro to the Gospels 4. Matthew 5. Mark 6. John 7. Luke 8. Acts 9. Intro to Pauline Epistles 10. Romans 11. I Corinthians 12. II Corinthians 13. Philippians To download the manuscripts and handouts for this class, […]


This core seminar consists of 13 lessons 1. Introduction 2. God’s Sovereignty, Man’s Responsibility 3. What is the Gospel – Defining the Truth that Saves 4. Sharing Your Personal Testimony in Evangelism 5. They Believe This Too? – The Power of Corporate Witness in Evangelism 6. Two Ways to Live 7. Christianity Explored 8. How […]

Baptism of Children

The Baptism of Children at CHBC (2004) We, the elders of the Capitol Hill Baptist Church, after prayerful searching of the Scriptures and discussion conclude that, while Scripture is quite clear that believers only are to be baptized, the age at which a believer is to be baptized is not directly addressed in Scripture. We […]

How to Join

If the Bible is the cornerstone of our church, then membership is the cement that holds us all together. Both Christ and Paul pointed us toward membership for our encouragement, our protection, and our instruction. We seek to carry out this vision through our four-step process by which to join CHBC. Membership Class – All […]

Where Are They Now?

Through the internship program, CHBC has invested heavily in the lives of dozens of men hoping to serve God and His church as pastors. The program started in 1998 with one intern and has since grown to include at least twelve full-time interns each year. While we do not know yet the full fruits of […]

Membership Matters

This core seminar consists of six lessons. 1. Statement of Faith 2. Church Covenant 3. Why Join a Church?  4. Church History  5. Missions and Outreach  6. Life Together  To download the manuscripts and handouts for this class, click HERE. Files are in Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF format. Updated March 2014.

Upcoming Sermons

We provide a list of upcoming sermons with the titles and texts of messages to be preached over a four-month span. By giving this information ahead of time, we encourage thoughtful engagement with the text prior to hearing the sermon. In this way, we hope people will better grasp the Word that speaks with authority […]

International Missions

With the disciples who first received it, we wish to obey Christ’s commission to evangelize the world (Matthew 28). Accordingly, we work in our church body to plant a keen awareness of the need for missions work in foreign countries. We include in our Core Seminar (Sunday school) curriculum a thirteen-week course devoted to foreign […]

College & Interns

Washington, DC attracts lots of college students and interns every year.  The college years are ripe for spiritual growth and we welcome all who wish to join us at our church.  Our primary ministry to students is twofold: the public teaching of God’s Word in which the good news of Jesus Christ is proclaimed, and […]


Teenagers are a very important stage of life.  Between hormone changes, challenges at school, questions of identity, there is a lot to sort through! With all this in mind, we offer a variety of things for youth: Twice a month our youth group meets for a time of bible teaching, games, accountability and fellowship. 1 […]


Dear Friend: Thank you for inquiring about Capitol Hill Baptist Church’s internship program. As a church, we are committed to spending our lives responding to God’s Word. Therefore we seek lives characterized by public and private obedience, committed to sound teaching and living, devoted to seeing Christ formed in each other and dedicated to the […]


Our church has for years followed a leadership model we see prescribed for our benefit by Scripture. The “elder-led” approach provides us with sound guidance from biblically-qualified men. CHBC polity (church government) emphasizes that all of the elders are pastors of the congregation. Some of our elders are employed by the church, though most work […]


Logistics Are internships offered in the summer? Currently, we offer internships for the Spring (January to May) and the Fall (August to December). Can I be married and do an internship? Yes, but in any given semester we may not be able to accept as many married applicants, especially those who are married with children, based […]

The Gospel

Christ’s mysterious entry into this world, His gruesome crucifixion, and His surprising resurrection leave us all in a position of response to Him. Either we deny that He came or we believe. Either we look away from his death or we look on it in repentance. Either we reject the belief that Christ rose from […]

Pastor’s Welcome

Dear Friends of CHBC, On behalf of the congregation of the Capitol Hill Baptist Church, welcome to our site. We are delighted to share with you some information about us and hope that you find it helpful. This church exists for the glory of God. We believe that we are made expressly to be in […]

Senior Pastor

Mark Dever Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. A Duke graduate, Dr. Dever holds a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He is the president of 9Marks Ministries and has […]

Contact Us

We welcome your questions or comments! Address: 525 A Street NE; Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 543-6111 Fax: (202) 543-6113 Email: Webmaster:

Directions & Parking

View Map To Get Directions: Click the “To here” link in the bubble on the map. Enter your starting address and click the “Go” button. This will open a page displaying directions for getting here. From Metro- Blue/Orange Line Exit the blue/orange line at Capitol South. Once out of metro, turn left and walk straight […]

Old Testament

This core seminar consists of 26 lessons 1. Intro to the Old Testament 2. Genesis 1-11 3. Genesis 12-50 4. Exodus 1-19 5. Exodus 20-40 6. Leviticus 7. Numbers 8. Deuteronomy 9. Joshua & Judges 10. Ruth & Samuel 11. Job 12. Psalms 13. Proverbs 14. Ecclesiastes & The Song 15. Kings 16. Isaiah 17. […]

9Marks Interviews

Through 9Marks, the para-church ministry of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, we work to point churches in a healthy, biblical direction. A substantial part of this ministry centers in interviews our senior pastor, Mark Dever, conducts with evangelical leaders like apologist R.C. Sproul, historian Iain Murray, and pastor C.J. Mahaney. These conversations, covering a wide variety […]

Healthy Churches

In an age when the church has fallen under attack by forces both within and without, Capitol Hill Baptist Church seeks a healthy corporate life for churches across the world. We exercise our commitment to the health of other congregations through 9Marks, begun in 1998. 9Marks exists to advocate a Biblical model for the church […]

Henry Forum Lectures

Our Henry Forum Lectures allow thoughtful speakers to educate us on how we as believers are to understand and interact with our world. In the past, thinkers like pastor John Piper, Southern Seminary President Al Mohler, and professor D.A. Carson have shared the wisdom of their fine-tuned minds through a lecture and question-and-answer session at […]

Bonus Talks

There are gray areas in the Christian faith, areas that we must carefully consider before we paint them black and white. We think together about these matters in our “Bonus Talks.” These talks allow our listeners the opportunity to hear a biblically-based perspective on a selected subject, discuss it, and form within our own better […]

CHBC Sermons

God has made His Word mighty in the world of men. We hear from the very “power of God” as it is preached each week at CHBC and are pleased to offer our sermons to those beyond our number. For those who listen to our streamable sermons, we intend them to be an edifying supplement […]