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 “A Survey of the Old Testament.” This is a book by book study of the Old Testament identifying the major themes of each Old Testament book as well as its value for the New Testament believer.

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 2017 Classes

  • So … You’re a Baptist – Pastor Preston Bayless, Choir Rehearsal Room
  • Christians in the Workplace – Mr. Arun Solomon, Room 108
  • My Banner Is Christ – Dr. Mark Wood, Room 110
  • The Time of the Judges – Pastor Mark Nowak, Room 111
  • Parenting – Mr. Dan Smith, 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 repeated in the spring.

2017-2018 FBI Classes

  • Old Testament Studies: The Life of Joseph – Pastor Preston Bayless
  • Church History: Creeds, Confessions, Councils & Catechisms – Mr. Tom Riley
  • Christian Living: Lost in the Middle – Pastor Steve Allen
  • Men Only: The Exemplary Husband – Pastor Mark Nowak
  • Ladies Only: Twelve Extraordinary Women – Mrs. Jenny Harding

Other Opportunities

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