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Frequently Asked Questions

When are worship services?
Our worship services are on Saturday nights at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 8:15, 9:30 & 10:55 a.m.

What are the 5 Es?
The 5 Es make up our Purpose Statement:
  • Exalt the Savior (Worship)
  • Equip the Saints (Discipleship)
  • Encourage the Hurting (Ministry/Fellowship)
  • Evangelize the Lost (Evangelism)
  • Enlarge the Kingdom (Missions)


Support

Where do I find information about receiving support?
Our church is intentional about ministering to those going through tough times in their lives. Whether you need short-term financial assistance, car maintenance, or just need to bond with someone who understands what you're going through, we're here for you. Check out our Support page for a full list of ways we can help.

Does the church help those who are struggling financially?
Yes. Our Benevolence Ministry provides short-term financial support for church members and non-member local residents. There are also various events and ministries throughout the year that offer help to those who are unemployed or facing other financial difficulties.


Maryville Christian School

Where do I find information about Maryville Christian School?
Check out their website at www.go-mcs.org.


Event Scheduling

How do I reserve a room for a meeting or event?
Just visit our Event/Promo Request page and complete the appropriate form.

How do I schedule a party in the Indoor Playground?
Just visit our Event/Promo Request page and complete the appropriate form.

Where do I find information about having a wedding at the church?
Check out our Wedding FAQ page.


Promotional Requests

How do I get an announcement in the Worship Guide?
Just visit our Event/Promo Request page and complete the appropriate form.


Baptism

What does the church believe about baptism?
We believe that baptism is a symbolic representation of one's spiritual union with Jesus (Romans 6:3 - 11). We believe in baptism by immersion, as described to us in the Bible (Mark 1:5, Mark 1:9 - 10, Acts 8:38 - 39).

When are baptisms?
Baptisms are typically performed at the beginning of each Worship service on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings. Special arrangements can be made for those with special needs.

How do I schedule a baptism?
Contact Linda Garcia at 618.667.8221 x107.

What do I wear for a baptism?
You will be given a t-shirt for you to keep and wear while getting baptized. We suggest wearing shorts that would be easy to wring out when wet. We also suggest for you to bring a plastic bag for your wet clothes, a towel to dry off with, an outfit to change into once dry, and any other personal items you may need (blow dryer, brush or comb, deodorant, etc.).

What should I expect on my baptism day?
When entering the church at the Main Entrance, your baptism host/hostess, wearing a red polo shirt, will greet you in the Lobby to assist you through the baptism process and help you with any needs you may have.


Track/Weight Room

Where do I find information about the Track or Weight Room?
The FBCM Indoor Track & Weight Room provide facilities for all adults to exercise. For more information about our exercise facilities, click here.


Library

Who can use the Library?
FBM members & regular attenders can check out materials from the Library.

Are there any Library fees?
Nope. We run our Library on an honor system.



Prayer List

How do I add a request to the Prayer List?
You can either call the church office at 618.667.8221 or fill out our online Prayer Request Form.

If I request for prayer, will it be kept confidential?
Details of your request will only be shared with the church staff, unless you let us know you wish otherwise. Your name and the nature of your request (health, surgery, hospital, death of a loved one, general request) will be included on the public Prayer List, available on the wall in the church Lobby and as an attachment in our weekly eNewsletter.

Who prays for requests on the Prayer List?
The church staff prays through the prayer list each week. The prayer list is also made available on the wall in the church Lobby and as an attachment in our weekly eNewsletter.

How do I receive the Prayer List?
The prayer list is available on the wall in the church Lobby and as an attachment in our weekly eNewsletter. Click here to sign up to receive the eNewsletter, delivered to your inbox once a week.


Children's Activities

Where do I find information about activities for children?
Check out our Next Generation page. The Next Generation ministry encompasses the preschool (birth - Pre-K), children (K - grade 5), students (grades 6 - 12), and young adult (ages 18 - 25) ministries of First Baptist Maryville.