General Information

Christ’s commission for the church is to make disciples taught in the Word and obedient to His commands. The goal at FBCT is to fulfill this commission by beginning with a foundation of faith in Christ and adding to that faith the qualities of virtue, knowledge, self-control, steadfastness, godliness, brotherly affection, and love (2 Peter 1:5-7).

A wide variety of ministries are offered to help our adult members supplement their knowledge of the Bible and refine their skills in applying what they’ve learned.

It is our desire to help men and women know God, grow in their Christian character, and serve Him with a whole heart. We hope you will take advantage of the many training opportunities offered at First Baptist Church of Troy.

Adult Bible Study

Our adult classes meet in small groups to study and discuss specified portions of Scripture or topics related to Christian living. These classes meet Sunday at 9:00 am from September through May and generally follow age-based guidelines:

  • Foundations (young married; 25-35)
  • Homebuilders (35-45)
  • Defender (45-55)
  • Heritage (55-65)
  • Fellowship (65+)

The fall curriculum is “Genesis: Book of Beginnings.” This study walks us through the book of Genesis at a pace of about two chapters a week.

Summer Bible Study Series

Several elective classes are offered from June through August on Sundays at 9:00 am. These six-week classes available to all adult age groups cover a wide variety of topics.

Summer 2018 Classes

  • So … You’re a Baptist (part 2) – Pastor Preston Bayless, Rehearsal Room
  • Technology Wellness – Pastor Mark Nowak, Room 108
  • How to Be Good & Angry – Pastor Steve Allen, Room 110
  • The Conscience – Pastor Jon Michalek, Room 111
  • Ladies Only: Understanding Islam – Mrs. Ruthann Dawley, Room 114

Family Bible Institute

Family Bible Institute classes meet from September through May. These classes, offering practical instruction in Christian living, follow the opening prayer meeting on Wednesday evenings. Courses offered in the fall are normally repeated in the spring.

Fall 2018 FBI Class

  • Survey of the Non-Pauline Epistles
    Dr. Tim Miller, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary

Spring 2019 FBI Class

  • Proverbs
    Dr. Kyle Dunham, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary

Other Opportunities

Many additional opportunities for Christian growth and fellowship as well as outreach and evangelism are provided throughout the year.