First and foremost, FBC Maryville is a community – a family of believers. Our family of faith is unique, characterized by the following:
1. A Loving Community
FBC Maryville values being a loving family of faith that serves God together. Examples of our loving fellowship include diverse activities such as church socials, Sunday School parties, mission block parties, youth sports, river baptisms, picnics, holiday programs, concerts, and mission projects.
2. A Learning Community
FBC Maryville values learning. Our Sunday school classes (whether they are for 1st graders, youths, young adults or senior adults) provide challenging environments to examine the Bible and its cultural relevance for life today. In addition, many other classes are offered to mature Christians. We approach our teaching and learning with great care, study, and humility.
3. A Baptist Community
FBC Maryville values Baptist distinctives, including:
4. A Ministry Community
FBC Maryville values ministry. We honor all people God has called to serve Him by the power and direction of the Holy Spirit. We do not discriminate against women’s roles in ministry; instead, we honor all women and men who contribute their gifts to the church. God can use any person, regardless of sex, age, race, or origin, and we welcome what God is always sculpting for our church. God’s primary calling to salvation is always accompanied by a calling to serve Him. We believe that God wants all loving hands on deck and, as such, all believers are in ministry full time. As you leave our church parking lot, the sign says, “You are entering the mission field.” This truly characterizes our mentality.
5. A Hospitable Community
FBC Maryville values being a loving, hospitable church home. We are eager to serve both church members and non-church members with hospitality. Our Family Life Center is used by thousands of non-church members per year, and we welcome them into the fellowship and warmth of our community.