Bible Studies

First Baptist offers Bible studies that cover a wide variety of topics and are led by a diverse group of staff and members.

Men’s Morning Bible Study

We invite any who have an interest to join us weekly on Wednesdays beginning at 6:30 AM and finishing by 7:30 AM so that participants can make timely departures to the rest of their Wednesday activities.

Bert Strange, our Bible study leader, holds a Ph.D. in Theology and served as a Chaplain in his U.S. Army career. We follow the readings in the Revised Common Lectionary which often are used as the next-Sunday worship service scripture readings and thus provide previews of the scriptural bases for sermons.

So bring a cup of coffee and join us for systematic, stimulating, and unrestrained discussion of scripture.  We look forward to your joining us when you are able.

  • Wednesdays
  • 6:30-7:30am
  • Starting September 16
  • AYMC (6th/7th grade classroom)
  • Contact: Bert Strange (

Thursday Lunchtime Bible Study

This is a Bible study and discussion for people who wish to explore how and when the Bible was written down and want a clearer understanding of its major themes and story arc.

  • 1st and 3rd Thursdays
  • 12-1pm
  • Starting in September
  • Upper Room at Barley’s (downtown)
  • Email Eric Coleman ( to be put on the email list and receive updates.

Jeremiah: Hope on the Trail of Tears

In Friday Morning Bible Study, we will walk through the pages of the book of Jeremiah seeking to hear his words of hope and promise in the midst of authentic grief over his beloved Jerusalem. We will explore the role of authentic grief and lament in the forging of hope, both individual and communal, that leads to spiritual transformation. In the words of Peter Gomes:

“A hope worth having is forged upon the anvil of adversity… Hope is the stuff that gets us through and beyond when the worst that can happen happens. Hope is not merely the optimistic view that somehow everything will turn out all right in the end if everyone just does as we do. Hope is the more rugged, the more muscular view that even if things don’t turn out all right and aren’t all right, we endure through and beyond the times that disappoint or threaten to destroy us.”

Join us for a discussion-based, laughter-filled community experience of Bible Study. Anyone is welcome!