What to Expect
When you come to First Baptist Maryville, expect to be welcomed by smiling faces and encouraging words. We have hundreds of guests come through our doors every year looking for a place to start over. The acceptance they receive and the encouragement they experience brings them back week after week. When you come, you will see people of all ages connecting with each other and experiencing the kindness of Christian love.
Where do I park?
We provide parking spots for guests and those needing special assistance in the front of our parking lot, close to the front doors. Greeters will be at the main entrance to assist those needing help with directions or special needs.
What do I wear?
There is no dress code to follow. The people who come to our church dress in whatever is comfortable for them. On a typical weekend you will see men wearing jeans and some wearing ties. You will see women wearing dresses and others wearing jeans. We believe God focuses on your heart and not on your clothes so we try to do the same thing.
Am I expected to give money?
No. You are our guest. We have no expectations of donations or gifts from you. What we have discovered is that our regular attenders and members feel compelled to give in a way that supports the ministries of the church. All of them at one time were guests, but, as they experience personally what God is doing in our church, they are impressed to give and have continued to do so. This is a huge reason why we are able to help and encourage so many people week after week.
What do my kids do during the service?
We have something for every age group. If your children are kindergarten-aged or older, we suggest having them attend one of the main services with you and then attend an age-specific service during another service time while you are trying out one of our ConnectGroups.
What goes on during a service?
Typically the service begins with an announcement video followed by a personal welcome & greeting. Following the welcome, our worship team takes the stage and leads the audience in singing some lively, yet worshipful, songs. Some people sing, others simply listen and enjoy. Following the music, one of the pastors will speak about developing a closer relationship to God from a practical perspective. Following his talk, some people may respond by coming forward to pray or visit with one of the pastoral advisors. This is a great time to be encouraged or have someone pray with you and for you. The length of a typical service is a little over an hour.
Join us this weekend!
Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday at 8:00, 9:30 & 11 a.m.