Discipleship+Small Groups


As one small group member has said:


“Small groups provide the opportunity to delve beyond the common, the

superficial, to develop close and meaningful in-depth relationships.

With frequent meetings, small groups foster intimacy and a sense of deep

friendships which helps us see and feel God’s kingdom.”


Breaking Barriers

Thursdays - 7:30 - 8:15AM


Boston Stoker (34 W. Second Street in Downtown Dayton)

Breaking Barriers is a lectionary-based Bible study that meets every Thursday morning.  The lectionary readings for each week can be found at websites such as www.textweek.com.  All are welcome!

The Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch meets one Sunday each month gathering at approximately 12:20 P.M. Most members bring a sack lunch. The group provides opportunity for each member to share as they see fit. Discussion topics focus on personal growth and the role of faith in such development. Occasional picnics or other social events are held. New members are always welcome.  Contact person is Rev. Roland Marcus.

Friendship, Learning  and A Course in Miracles Group

We meet every other Sunday except during the summer from 6:00 - 8:30pm at the home of members, Nick and Anna Gough. We start with a light dinner and beverages ( everybody brings something ) and after dinner listen to the tape version of A Course in Miracles (ACIM). We listen to one section at a time and discuss the same.  Contact persons are Nick and Anna Gough, and Jule Rastikis.

Northern Fellowship Group

The group meets at 7 PM on the first Tuesday of each month (September-June) at various homes. All are welcome, it is an open group; however, hosts are generally north of the downtown Dayton area.  The purpose of the group is to develop friendships on a deeper level. There is time for fellowship and open, lively discussion on a variety of topics. There is no appointed leader for the group, but contact people are Doug and Cindy Schurr, 832-7291.

Faith, Fun and Fellowship Group



Monday Night Small Group

Several years ago, 11 members of FBC formed a small group. To facilitate our study of lectionary scriptures and prayer, we jointly pledged to “intentionally share our own ongoing stories in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust so that our bonds may be strengthened and our vulnerabilities exposed.” From time to time, space opens up for us to expand.


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For more information regarding Christian Education/Small Groups at First Baptist please contact Rev. Jason Alspaugh at jalspaugh@fbcdayton.org or Linda Thomson (Chair, Board of Christian Education).


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