First Baptist Church of Dayton is a progressive American Baptist church located in the heart of downtown Dayton. We are a Christian community striving to be the “body of Christ” here in the city and beyond. Join us as we seek to love God and our neighbors.
Our Purpose : To build an open, diverse, welcoming, affirming, informed, and inclusive Christian community where non-religious, nominally religious persons, and deeply religious persons become or continue their journey as committed Christians.
Our Vision : To transform lives, to energize our community, to participate in the renewal of our city, and to participate in the renewal of the mainline church by serving as an informed and spiritual creative center.
Our Strategies : The following five areas of ministry constitute the primary means of accomplishing our purpose and vision:
- Worship (Celebrating through a blended liturgy)
- Mission (Serving)
- Evangelism (Inviting)
- Discipleship (Nurturing)
- Fellowship (Relating)
Our Values : It is our desire to honor God through our work. To that end, we will do God’s work with the qualities we most value: integrity, grace, intelligence, excellence, relevance, authenticity, passion, humility, faith, fortitude, justice, mercy, self-control, hope, inclusivity, commitment, joy, and love.
Our Denominational Affiliation
First Baptist Church of Dayton belongs to American Baptist Churches U.S.A. ABC USA has headquarters in Valley Forge , PA. FBC Dayton is a member of the ABC Ohio Region and the Dayton Area Baptist Association.
Other Denominational / Organizational Affiliations
First Baptist Church of Dayton is also a member/supporter of the following: