The Family Training Institute

Dr. Hensworth W.C. Jonas Director


The Family Training Institute programme is designed to promote the institution of the Christian family in the context of the local church through counseling services by appointment and an evening study forum using quality literature in the Reformed tradition.

Individual Counseling Service:

Individual counseling is done by appointment only, using the methodology of biblical (nouthetic) counseling. The FTI Counseling Service affirms the philosophy and principles of both the Southern Baptist Association of Biblical Counselors and the International Association of Biblical Counselors. Appointments can be made by calling the ECBM office at 462-2894 or by e-mailing

Evening Study Forum:

The FTI Evening Study Forum will generally meet on Tuesday evenings during the regular school term in Antigua & Barbuda, except on public holidays or scheduled congregational events for the Baptist Circuit of Churches (ECBM). The forum meets for two hours and is lead by one of the elders, or anyone appointed by the Presiding Elder, of the Baptist Circuit of Churches.

The forum is open to all believers who have purchased the textbooks for the current session and can affirm that the required reading assignment for the session has been completed. Textbooks and the assignment for each session can be obtained at the ECBM office. Currently forums will be slated to address the following disciplines:

  • Baptist History
  • Systematic Theology
  • The Puritans
  • Homiletics
  • The Local Church
  • The 16th Century Reformers
  • The Ministerial Call
  • Evangelism
  • Personal Spiritual Disciplines
  • Biblical Counseling


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The Problem of ProximityJohn 17:11-12
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Weekly Schedule

09:00 a.m. Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Congregational Morning Worship
06:00 p.m. Congregational Evening Worship
07:00 p.m. Sunday School
06:30 p.m. Elders &/or Deacons Meeting
07:00 p.m. Congregational Prayer Service
08:00 p.m. Fellowship Groups Bible Study or Congregational Stewardship Meeting

Weekly Schedule

07:00 p.m. Intercessory Prayer Group
06:30 p.m. Acteens Club/Royal Ambassador‚s Club
05:00 p.m. Music Ministry Rehearsal

Calendar Highlights

First Stewardship Meeting
October 8, 2014
Baptist Academy 23rd Anniversary Service
October 19, 2014
Circuit Memory Verse Competition
November 19, 2014
ECBM Leadership Dinner
November 29, 2014

Calendar Highlights

Harvest Sunday for Circuit & Anniversary for Central & Tyrells
November 30, 2014
Harvest Evangelistic Meetings
November 30 – December 3, 2014
Open Air Meeting
December 5, 2014
Sunday School Christmas Programme & Treat
December 21, 2014
Watch-Night Joint Service
December 31, 2014
Presiding Elder’s Appreciation Dinner
January 17, 2015
Presiding Elder’s 29th Anniversary Service
January 18, 2015
ECBM Marriage Forum
February 28, 2015
Good Friday Fellowship
April 3, 2015

Calendar Highlights

Easter Sunday (Circuit) & Anniversary Service (Covenant)
April 5, 2015
Open Air Meeting
April 6, 2015
23rd Caribbean Baptist Heritage Conference
July 5-8, 2015 (Tortola, BVI)
Acteens Camp
July 27-31, 2015
Royal Ambassador Camp
August 3-7, 2015
Children's Summer Day Camp
August 10-14, 2015

Dancing With Idolatry

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The book by Dr. Hensworth W.C. Jonas. DANCING WITH IDOLATRY: Are you bowing to a false god? (Xulon Press)

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