What's Ahead for Old First Church

Front Cover
Harper & Row, 1974 - Religion - 132 pages
This book is about the Old First Churches in the central business districts of American cities. The term Old First Church refers to a church characterized by a downtown location, members who are drawn from many sections of the city, and varied programs of activities that appeal to a wide range of people. More often than not, the name First (First Baptist, First Presbyterian, First Methodist, etc.) was chosen because it signified the first congregation of a particular denomination to be organized in the town. The material presented here is the result of a three-year study of more than three hundred downtown congregations in over one hundred cities across the country.

From inside the book


Old First Church Yesterday and Today
What Happened Downtown?
A New Role for Old First

8 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information