We have decided to begin Sunday School again! It meets at 9 AM Sunday mornings. We hope to see you all there! When you arrive, go into the gym and one of our greeters will let you know which class you can attend.
Here at First Baptist Church, we have decided to return to church for the foreseeable future in the gym. Pastor Milton has sent out a church letter explaining the procedures we will be using for our return to church. These are outlined in the link below! We are so excited to return to church. We hope you are too!
Please follow the link to read Pastor Milton's letter to the church:
Also, scroll down further to find the link to our services online. As we are returning to church, our recordings will be posted after the service at 6:15 PM later in the day on Sundays.
1. Live streaming continues. The video can be viewed on the following websites, YouTube and Facebook:
*The video will premiere at 6:15 PM. The reason for the change is that YouTube has changed the times that we can schedule a video.**
Since we have returned to church, we will be recording the service live. We do not have streaming live capabilities yet so the videos will be posted at 6:15 PM every Sunday evening. We apologize that it cannot be live, but we hope that those of you that do not attend church can still join us online later in the day.
2. Sunday School Teaching, The Book of Proverbs: Dr. Les Warren is continuing a new study in his Sunday School teaching with the Book of Proverbs with Lesson 13. We will be continuing these videos weekly. They will be posted each Sunday morning at 9:15 AM on Facebook and YouTube. The reason for the change in time is YouTube has changed the times that we can schedule our videos. Click the following link:
If you missed our services while we have not been able to meet, please click on the following link to watch any of the services we have posted: Worship Recordings
If you were riding the bus to church before the pandemic, please call the church office if you still need a ride to church. We are working on updating the bus list. 423-775-0255
First......that all may know Jesus.
This is the motto of First Baptist Dayton, TN
taken from 1 Timothy 2:3-5.
"For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,"
Our Strategic Planning Committee began its task last year about this time. We read a book entitled SIMPLE CHURCH: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples by Thom S. Rainer and Eric Geiger. With the understanding of trying to get back to the basics of what a New Testament church is supposed to be according to the Holy Scriptures, we strived to simplify and steam-line what we were doing.
As we were making progress, COVID-19 hit in March and everything had to shift to online and that has been a challenge. In the middle of the lock down, Derrick resigned, and we had to regroup and carry on. We read a second book REPLICATE: How to Create a Culture of Disciple-Making Right Where You Are by Robby Gallaty and Chris Swain which got our committee all on the same page.
What we came up with is a simple disciple-making process, easy to remember and explain to another person - KNOW, GROW and SHOW. Our goal in disciple-making is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ clearly so that all can know Jesus and respond to His call to salvation in repentance and faith. Then to grow in that relationship, becoming more and more like Him, so that our transformed lives show others His goodness and love. As His Spirit works in us the lost world will see what it means to follow Christ and love others as He does. This is our mission; to make-disciples of the whole world, teaching them His Word and showing them how to love Him and worship Him forever.
9:00 a.m. ~ Sunday School for All Ages
10:15 a.m. ~ Worship Service
6:00 p.m. ~ Worship Service
6:00 p.m. ~ Children's Choir
6:30 p.m. ~ G.R.O.W. Outreach
6:15 p.m. ~ Prayer Meeting
6:15 p.m. ~ Children AWANA
6:30 p.m. ~ Discipleship Classes
6:15 p.m. ~ Youth: POWERHOUSE
6:30 p.m. ~ Adult Choir Practice