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Core Classes

Our program of Core Classes invites youth and adults to explore the Word of God, by learning how to read, interpret and understand the Bible.


AICE’s mission: To support the walk of faith by encouraging a quest for understanding; extend a relevant teaching ministry to Abyssinian members and the community-at-large; and seriously engage the relationship between faith and social witness.

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Core class offerings include Adult Bible Study, Youth Sunday School, Monday Afternoon Bible Study, Christian Parenting, and New Members classes.

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Core class offerings:
(212) 862-7474 ext. 216

AICE course offerings:
(212) 862-7474 ext. 203

Core Classes

“Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; keep her, for she is your life.” – Proverbs 4:13

Christian Parenting 101 – Baby Blessing

Meets 3rd Wednesdays, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Course Location: Beginners Nursery.

Course Description

This one-evening class is required for all parents who wish to have their child blessed at The Abyssinian Baptist Church.


Monday Afternoon Bible Class

Meets Mondays, 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Course Location: Fellowship Hall

Course Description

This mid-day class offers a study of biblical characters, themes and liturgical seasons. All are welcome!


Adult Bible Study

Meets Sundays, 8:45AM - 9:45AM

Course Location: 1st Floor Conference Room

Course Description

This comprehensive study of the “Word” is designed to enrich the lifelong, intimate and obedient relationship adults desire to have with the Living God through Christ.


New Members Class

Meets Sundays, 8:15AM - 9:30AM

Course Location: Blue Room

Course Description

New member classes impact foundational knowledge about Jesus Christ & Salvation, Baptist Polity & Practice, Abyssinian Church History, and Worship & Stewardship. This class does not meet on the 5th Sunday of the month.

New Members Orientation Class Schedule
Class 1 At the Cross: Jesus and Salvation (1st Sunday)
Class 2 Faith Foundations: Baptist Polity and Practices (2nd Sunday)
Class 3 The Abyssinian Baptist Church: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (3rd Sunday)
Class 4 Giving God Our Best: Worship & Stewardship (4th Sunday)


“WE” – The Worship Experience for Youth

Meets Sundays: 9:15 AM - 9:20 AM (Black History); 9:20 AM - 9:45 AM (Praise & Worship, Devotion); 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM (Sermon); 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Bible Study)

Course Locations:
Bible Study grades 1-4: Fellowship Hall
Bible Study grades 5-12: Vestry

Course Description

All youth of the church are invited to participate in “WE,” the worship experience designed specifically for today’s youth and their relationship with the Living God through Christ Jesus.

8:45 AM – Breakfast

9:15 AM –   9:20 AM – Black History Moments in Time

9:20 AM –   9:45 AM – Devotion (Praise & Worship/Prayer/Celebrating Success/Meditation)

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Sermon – Minister Vin Baker, Youth Minister

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Bible Study (Grades 1-4 – Fellowship Hall/Grades 5-12-Vestry)

Beginners: Ages 2-5 – Nursery and 1st floor Conference Room.


Rotation Model – 11:35 AM – 1:15 PM.  A program designed for children whose parents work both the 9 AM and 11 AM worship services.  After a light snack, children participate in a variety of exercises that reinforce motor and cognitive skills.


Minister Pamela D. Mason, Sunday School Superintendent



Abyssinian Institute for Christian Education Registration: Fall 2017

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