Membership at First Baptist Maryville is not like a club that we are trying to get people to join. It is more like a family that we want you to experience. Our family experiences life together. We encourage and help each other when one needs help. Our church family loves each other and helps each other when needs arise.
To find out more about membership, we suggest that you attend Newcomers' Weekend, where you will learn about us (i.e. what we believe, how we operate, what we value, and the steps to becoming a part of our family). You can ask our pastors any questions you'd like about our church, our beliefs, etc. Following Newcomers' Weekend, if you feel you want to join our church, one of our deacons will explain to you the three different ways you can become a member of First Baptist Maryville:
- Baptism. All members have been baptized by immersion. We believe this is the Biblical mode in which Jesus was baptized.
- By moving your membership from another Baptist church of like faith and order.
- By Statement of Faith. If you belonged to a church other than a Baptist church, yet you were baptized by immersion, you can join simply by the statement of your faith in Christ.