Who We Are

WE ARE MADE TO HAVE FUN
 
We are all about making what we learn fun. Kids, regardless of age and grade, learn through play, by using their imaginations, and by expressing themselves in their own way. Here at FBCM, we engage kids through LEGOs, painting, games, and so much more!
WE ARE BIBLE-CENTERED
 
Whether it’s through videos, games, or
the zany antics of our Children’s Pastor, everything we do is Bible-centered. Our goal is to provide an environment where kids can have fun, experience the love of Christ, and discover how God can use each
and every one of us!
WE ARE SMALL GROUPS
 
Each week we have a large group lesson presented either through a video or live with our Children’s Pastor. Kids break-off into small groups according to their age and engage the lesson at their level.  Groups explore ways to apply the lesson to their life and how they can make a difference in the world around them.

What to expect

Nursery

 
Nursery is the beginning of an amazing journey. Our amazing group of volunteer leaders will take care of the little ones in the nursery during both the Bible Study and Worship hour. Our leaders use this time to develop relationships with both the baby and the parents. Additionally, our leaders have been known to sing, crawl in the floor, and play with the babies in our age-appropriate nursery area.
 
Age: 6 Weeks to Walkers
 
 
 

Preschool

 
We are not childcare. We don’t just watch kids with little interaction or teaching. In our preschool area, we aim to give kids an amazing first look at God’s Word, and we explore it together. We tell stories, watch videos, dress up, act out, and shout as we learn how much God loves us. We have fun, we explore, we get messy.
 
Ages: Toddlers to 5 Years
Curriculum: First Look, ReThink Group

 Elementary

 
Anything could happen. We have been visited by scientists, performers, and musicians, and we know many others will be here in the future.
 
Messy is our game, pointing to Christ is our aim. Each week we are presented with a new Bible story and we explore, not only the story, but how that story applies to our lives to change the world around us.
 
Come join us on the adventure that changes from week-to-week.
 
Age: Kindergarten to 6th Grade
Curriculum: 252 Basics, ReThink Group
 

Special Events & Trips

 
Even the disciples did more than simply listen to Jesus; they traveled, taught, and experienced life together with Him. We seek to follow this example by providing opportunities to explore God’s creation and fellowship together. These activities are fun and meaningful for our kids, families, church, and community. Keep an eye on our calendar and Facebook page for important updates on all the amazing things going on at FBCM.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Nick Poole
Pastor of Children’s, Families,
and Small Groups
 
 
 

 About Nick

 
The kids call him Mr. Nick, an eccentric nerd who genuinely loves his family, the kids, his church, and his community. Nick is married to the love of his life, Emma Poole. They love to play board games, LEGOs, kayak, and fish. Nick graduated from Lee University with both his Bachelors (Youth Ministry) and Masters (Youth and Family Ministry). Nick has served here since 2016 and has loved working with the amazing people in Maryville, Alcoa, and the surrounding areas.