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Get ready to play with purpose.

Building strong, healthy communities for those who go to church, and those who don’t, requires spending time forming and strengthening relationships. Augment your studies and groups by participating in exciting and healthy exercise and play for everyone.


Upward Flag Football

Coming to the Family Life Center this spring, Upward Flag Football is the best sports experience your kids may ever have.
Learn more about Upward Flag Football!

May 31
Thu
family, recreation
Family Dinner & Swim
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Family Life Center

On Thursday nights during the summer, enjoy free swimming and affordable food for the whole family for just $12 at the Family Life Center pool!

June 2
Sat
family, recreation
Family Fishing Frenzy
8:15 am – 1:00 pm
Walnut Hill Farm

The annual Family Fishing Frenzy is a fun catch & release tournament for kids pre-kindergarten through completed 6th grade! Every child is provided all the necessary fishing equipment, t-shirt, and lunch!

June 14
Thu
family, recreation
Family Dinner & Swim
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Family Life Center

On Thursday nights during the summer, enjoy free swimming and affordable food for the whole family for just $12 at the Family Life Center pool!

June 21
Thu
family, recreation
Family Dinner & Swim
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Family Life Center

On Thursday nights during the summer, enjoy free swimming and affordable food for the whole family for just $12 at the Family Life Center pool!

June 28
Thu
family, recreation
Family Dinner & Swim
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Family Life Center

On Thursday nights during the summer, enjoy free swimming and affordable food for the whole family for just $12 at the Family Life Center pool!

July 5
Thu
family, recreation
Family Dinner & Swim
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Family Life Center

On Thursday nights during the summer, enjoy free swimming and affordable food for the whole family for just $12 at the Family Life Center pool!

July 12
Thu
family, recreation
Family Dinner & Swim
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Family Life Center

On Thursday nights during the summer, enjoy free swimming and affordable food for the whole family for just $12 at the Family Life Center pool!

July 19
Thu
family, recreation
Family Dinner & Swim
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Family Life Center

On Thursday nights during the summer, enjoy free swimming and affordable food for the whole family for just $12 at the Family Life Center pool!

July 26
Thu
family, recreation
Family Dinner & Swim
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Family Life Center

On Thursday nights during the summer, enjoy free swimming and affordable food for the whole family for just $12 at the Family Life Center pool!



Men's Morning Exercise

Come out to the Family Life Center Fitness Room and get in your exercise to start the day!

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
6:00am – 7:15am

Ladies' Step Class

Kick start your day and get physically invigorated in the Backyard on the main campus.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
9:00am – 10:00am

Pickleball

Join in the gym each week for a game that combines paddle skill, physical agility & response, a whiffle ball, and a small court like tennis.

Beginner & Intermediate
Tuesdays, 9:00am – 11:30am

Beginners (Learn to Play)
Thursdays, 8:00am – 10:30am

Read the Rules

Ladies Aerobics

Have fun with an exciting aerobic workout in the gym designed specifically for women.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
9:00am

Senior Aerobics

Have fun with an exciting aerobic workout in the Backyard at the main campus designed specifically for senior adults.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
10:00am – 11:00am

"Covering His World"
Quilting with a Purpose

Come and join as we laugh, learn, and have fun piecing together.

First Thursday of each month
Join Anytime, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Ministry Leader: Sarah Bounds (423.715.5392)

Scrapbooking Class

All are welcome to work together in sharing ideas and possibilities through the avenue of scrapbooking.

First Friday of each month
Join Anytime, 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Ministry Leader: Paula Pierce (706.264.5841)

"Stitches of Love"
Needlework

Anyone desiring to learn or advance skills in crochet, knitting, embroidery, hardanger etc. is welcome!

Second Thursday of each month
9:00am – 11:30am

Contact: Ruth Beeler (423.478.1374)
Contact: Nita Graves (423.715.2889)

 

Coed Church League Volleyball

Register as an individual or team in either the Recreation Division (Thursdays) or the Competitive Division (Tuesdays). Games begin January 9, 2018 and January 11, 2018 at 6pm, 7pm, & 8pm. Season ends on February 22, 2018.

Men's Church League Softball

Contact the Recreation Ministry Office with your interest for the 2018 season. Returning players (with FBC jersey) register for $25, and new players (without FBC jersey) register for $40. Games begin on April 23, 2018 at Tinlsey Field.


Discover your center for physical and spiritual well-being.

The Family Life Center

The Family Life Center is the home base of activities for the entire family. Sitting on 40+ acres directly across the street from the Main Campus, the Family Life Center features play fields, exercise rooms, a gymnasium, and rentable equipment.

423.472.6222

Monday6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday6:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
For fitness year beginning February 1, 2018
FBC Members$30
FBC Member Students & Seniors (55+)$15
Community Members$60
Community Students & Seniors (55+)$30

  • Fitness & Exercise Room

    Get an annual membership to the Family Life Center Fitness Room at lower rates than most gym memberships and with the additional benefits of exercising in a positive Christian environment. See Rates and Download Forms

  • Outdoor Pool & Swimming Lessons

    Enjoy the outdoor pool during the hottest months, May 28 through September 5, with an easy and inexpensive pool membership, or schedule swimming lessons for your children during June and July. Swimming lessons during the May 28, 2018 – July 29, 2018 season are Monday to Friday, 9am–11am and 5pm–6pm with private lessons at 7:30am–8:30am. Get in touch and get a pool membership!

  • Sporting Leagues

    Experience teamwork and competition in one of the available church sporting leagues for adults and kids! Leagues are available for basketball, soccer, softball, indoor volleyball, and pick-up flag football.

  • Facility & Equipment Rental

    The gym, pool, and fields are available to use for personal events such as birthday parties, corporate gatherings, and school events. Sporting equipment such as GPS units, mountain bikes, and even large charcoal grills are available for rental. Download Rental Information Packet


Experience the Cherokee National Forrest.

Camp Cherokee on Lake Ocoee

Located in the Cherokee National Forrest on Parksville Lake, Camp Cherokee is a 50-acre rustic setting with closed and open-air cabins, a large pavillion and dining hall, industrial kitchen and sports play areas.

A vision of former pastor Marvin Gibson and the First Baptist Cleveland church family, Camp Cherokee became a part of the church in 1977. It has become a dearly loved place for meeting with The Lord right in His creation.

Each year, Camp Cherokee hosts church groups from across the southeast for special events including family reunions and overnight stays. Camp Cherokee is a seasonal camp with availabilities between May and October.