Adult Discipleship

Church History from Constantine to the Early Middle Ages

Led by Dr. Roy Vice
Sundays @ 11:30am
January 9 – 30
1st Floor – CHAPEL

This series is a continuation of the series from January 2020.  It will start with the conversion of Constantine to Christianity.  It will focus on the Church Fathers, Jerome, Ambrose, Augustine and Pope Gregory the Great.  With the fall of the Western Roman Empire, important saints shaped Christianity, such as St. Martin of Tours, St. Patrick, and St. Boniface.  If time permits, we will also discuss the Rise of Islam.


Understanding the Black Church in America

Led by Rev. David Coggins
Sundays @ 11:30am
February 6 – 27
1st Floor – CHAPEL

In concert with the celebration of Black History Month at FBC, the Adult Sunday School class will focus its attention on increasing our understanding of the Black Church in America.  Based upon the writings of leaders in the African American community the class will present a survey of the social and religious development history of the Black Church in America.  In particular the class will be structured around the four movements of the Black Church as identified by Raphael Warnock, senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, who is also the recently elected senator representing Georgia. Other contributions to the class come from the writings of Martin Luther King, Jr., E Franklin Frazier, and C. Eric Lincoln.

Recommended Reading:

The Negro Church in America, E Franklin Frazier
The Black Church Since Frazier, C. Eric Lincoln
Strength to Love, Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Divided Mind of the Black Church, Raphael G. Warnock

For more information regarding Christian Education at First Baptist please contact Rev. Jason Alspaugh at or Ray Landis (Chair, Board of Christian Education).

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111 West Monument Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: (937) 222-4691

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