Proximity means “nearness in space, time, or relationship.” Next to the church, the association is the entity closest to the mission field of Dallas and Rockwall Counties. Using familiar military terminology, DBA’s staff and our member churches are the boots on the ground. We live here. We are involved in the life of the city through the neighborhood associations, schools, businesses, and recreation. This wealth of knowledge about our mission field is necessary to develop the most effective gospel strategies.

Proximity places the association in a position to observe important developments as they are taking place. Our nearness enables us to see the needs and the opportunities for our churches and for our communities. We can identify communities in which there is no ministering church. We can also discover areas where God is clearly at work so we can join Him.