MAACS Bible, Academics, & Fine Arts Competition

Event date: March 20-22, 2019

We are pleased to welcome all of our guests and competitors for the 2019 MAACS Bible, Academics, and Fine Arts Competition! Below is helpful information regarding Faith Baptist Bible College’s facilities and the local Ankeny area.

Arriving on campus

Registration will take place in the Nettleton Center.  Please enter the building through the south entrance underneath the “Registration” banner.

Faith will host a Wednesday evening service at 7:30 PM in the Nettleton Gym.  All on- and off-campus guests are invited to attend.  Dress will be casual (jeans, khakis, etc.).

On-Campus Dining Options

Benson Dining Hall

  • Hours during the competition:
    • Breakfast: 6:30-8:00 AM
    • Lunch: 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
    • Supper: 5:00-6:30 PM
  • All meals in Benson Hall are served buffet-style, and each meal includes a selection of main entrees, sides and beverages.  Lunch and supper also include a pizza bar, salad bar, and a dessert bar. View the complete menu here.
  • Allergies: Food items containing nuts are labeled for our allergy-sensitive guests. To request accommodation for other food allergies, please make your needs known to our dining service management prior to arriving on campus by emailing Mr. Terry Waltersdorf at
  • Discounted meal tickets will be available until March 1, and may be secured by using the link below.
  • Tickets secured after March 1 will be available at full-price (Breakfast $7.50; Lunch & Supper $9.00).
  • Cash and credit/debit card are accepted in Benson Hall for those who wish to purchase their meals at the door.
  • All meal tickets are non-refundable.

Twigs Coffee Shop (in the Nettleton Center)

  • Hours during the competition:
    • Wednesday: 1:00-4:00 PM; 9:00-10:00 PM
    • Thursday: 8:00 AM-10:00 PM
    • Friday: 7:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Offers a variety of specialty coffee drinks and smoothies, pop, juice, energy drinks, sandwiches, yogurt, fruit, pastries, ice cream, candy, snacks, and  F’Real™ shakes.
  • Both cash and credit/debit cards are accepted.

Park Avenue Concessions (in the Nettleton Center)

  • Hours during the competition:
    • Thursday: 9:45 AM-6:00 PM
    • Friday: 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
  • Offers a variety of food items like pizza, nachos, super nachos, hot dogs, popcorn, candy, pop, etc.
  • Both cash and credit/debit cards are accepted.

Off-Campus Dining Options

Ankeny is home to over 100 restaurants.  Check out some of our most popular restaurants here.


Request the “MAACS Rate” at any of the following hotels to receive special pricing.

  • Americinn, Ankeny: $112.99/night. (Book by February 20 to receive this rate)
  • Comfort Inn, Ankeny:  $89.99/night.  (Book by February 20 to receive this rate)
  • Fairfield Inn, Ankeny:  $90/night. (Book by February 20 here to receive this rate)
  • Quality Inn, Ankeny: $75.99/night for 2 guests; $10 for each additional guest (Book by February 16 to receive this rate)
  • Ramada, Ankeny:  $73/night (Book by February 13 to receive this rate)

For questions about the competition, please contact Terrie South at the MAACS Headquarters at

For questions about your time at Faith, please contact Brenda Hendrickson at or (515) 422-5630.

Join us at Faith this summer for Sports Camp, Jump Start, and Music Camp. Special discounts for these events will be available exclusively to our MAACS guests throughout the competition.  Visit our display in Alumni Hall to receive your discount code.

MAACS Piano Duo, 2018