Bible study

There are many ways to study the Bible. We offer both face-to-face learning groups and online experiences.

The Bible forms us as we learn the story of God's love for humankind and as we begin to see how our own stories find purpose in God's story. 

In this community of Jesus-followers we emphasize the study of the Bible because the canon (from the Greek kanon = measuring stick) of Scripture is the church’s primary resource for becoming the kind of community that hears the voice of God drawing us into God’s own love story.

Learning Groups

Sunday Mornings

On Sunday mornings from 10 – 11 a.m. we have learning experiences for:




senior adults



At 4 p.m. in the Crossroads Conference Room (on the second floor of the Sanctuary Building) Margie Williamson teaches a Bible study that tends to attract retired people, but is open to everyone. 

Online Learning by Videos

Folks who consider First Baptist Decatur their church home are invited to request access to a website with hundreds of videos about the Bible and Christian discipleship called Right Now Media. These can be watched on your computer screen or on a TV screen using Roku or similar device, or streamed directly through a “smart” TV. you can request access by mailing Dale Doud.