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May 28, 2017

This Sunday's Teaching
Essentials: Sola Scriptura - By Scripture Alone

Service Times CHANGE for SUMMER, May 28
Mark your calendar and remind others that on Sunday, May 28 we move to two services of 9:30am & 11am for the Summer. Elementary Age Children, Students and Community Groups WILL NOT meet May 28. Children’s Ministry will be available for 6-weeks through preschool.

Camp Reach Sign Ups, June 4, Lobby
Sign ups to serve at Camp Reach (a kids and youth outreach focused event to the Lonsdale community) is June 4. Fellowship desires to have the kids and youth of Lonsdale reach for something and Someone more, finding their true identity in Jesus. You can have a significant role in the lives of these kids by simply making yourself available to serve this summer.

Summer Schedule:
Camp Reach Week 1: June 19-22,  6-8pm
Camp Reach Week 2: July 24-27,  6-8pm

Volunteer for the entire week or as many nights as possible. To volunteer, visit our tables in the lobby or go to campreach.fellowshipknox.org. For more information, contact Debbie at dhill@fellowshipknox.org or 470-2820 x133.

Parking Attendants
If you are looking for a high-energy job that will really get your blood pumping, join the team of parking attendants who are in the lot every Sunday - Rain or Shine - keeping the cars moving and the people safe. Benefits include one yellow raincoat, a Big Orange vest and a Fellowship Church hat. For more information contact Carol at crussell@fellowshipknox.org.

Forms and connection cards are awesome, but so are real people. Our volunteers and staff are available to answer questions. Please visit with a connection team member at either end of the main lobby or in the Resource Center on Sunday or complete a connection card at cc.fellowshipknox.org to be contacted by a staff member.

Discover Fellowship
Next Date: June 25 at 11:30am in Resource Center

We want to share the story God is unfolding here. The moments that have shaped us most. The beliefs and core values that define us. The unique ways God has called us to serve, live out the Gospel together, and make disciples. Discover Fellowship is a 60 minute session, held one Sunday a month, designed to give an orientation to our culture, core values, membership process and our ministry philosophies.

Find additional details and registration at discover.fellowshipknox.org.

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Draw Near
Sunday, June 4, 6:30-8pm, High School Room

You are invited to join us for an extended time of worship, reflection, and prayer. Worship will be followed by a focused prayer time for upcoming summer Mission Trips: Mexico, Vietnam, Poland, Israel. Prayer teams will be available for personal prayer throughout the evening – simply sign up for a time as you arrive. Questions? Email gmcneilly@fellowshipknox.org

Summer Teaching Series: The Essentials 

The truth is incontrovertible.  Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” –Winston Churchill.   

A people who want to confess and proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord must be a people who understand all that entails. While Christianity is filled with expressions that each believer must decide for themselves, running underneath are the bedrock ideas in which the Cross finds itself immovable. The nature of God, the role of the Bible, the human condition - one must have certain understandings of these and others in order for the Cross to have its rightful place. They are the Essentials. Join us this summer as we take a look at the doctrines that are essential to the Christian faith.

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We believe that everything we have (money, possessions, gifts, talents, etc.) is from God. What we do with what we have reflects our hearts. Your generosity supports disciple-making efforts. Learn how we care for what God has provided at give.fellowshipknox.org

Please NOTE: Our weekly giving report for will be unavailable as we transition to a new database. Our hope is to provide a complete giving update by June 4. Thank you for your patience in this process.

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What does it mean to be a disciple-maker? What kind of person is a disciple-maker? Many people believe that being a disciple-maker means being a teacher of all things biblical. Church culture can often give the impression that in order to be a disciple-maker, one must have a pastoral position with a seminary education and be proficient in ancient languages. With qualifications like these it is no wonder that many followers of Christ feel overwhelmed with the idea of being a disciple-maker. But are these descriptions biblical? Find out more at disciple.fellowshipknox.org.

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Life Groups

Life Groups are an extension of our family of faith and an expression of what Jesus has called us to do—make disciples. Are you seeking meaningful relationships with others to live out the Gospel together? We anticipate several new Life Groups forming this August. For more information and to express interest in a group, visit lifegroups.fellowshipknox.org.

Serving Teams are one of the best entry points to finding connection at Fellowship. Whether you are greeting at a door, making a latte, mentoring a High School student, or helping with the production of our weekend services, you will not only find a place to belong, but connection as well. If you’re new to Fellowship or if you have called it home for some time, we challenge you to join a team and use the unique gifts that God has given you. 

Parking Attendants
If you are looking for a high-energy job that will really get your blood pumping, join the team of parking attendants who are in the lot every Sunday - Rain or Shine - keeping the cars moving and the people safe. Benefits include one yellow raincoat, a Big Orange vest and a Fellowship Church hat. For more information contact Carol at crussell@fellowshipknox.org.

Camp Reach Sign Ups, June 4, Lobby
Sign ups to serve at Camp Reach (a kids and youth outreach focused event to the Lonsdale community) is June 4. Fellowship desires to have the kids and youth of Lonsdale reach for something and Someone more, finding their true identity in Jesus. You can have a significant role in the lives of these kids by simply making yourself available to serve this summer.

Summer Schedule:
Camp Reach Week 1: June 19-22  6-8pm
Camp Reach Week 2: July 24-27  6-8pm 

Volunteer for the entire week or as many nights as possible. To volunteer, visit our tables in the lobby or go to campreach.fellowshipknox.org. For more information, contact Debbie at dhill@fellowshipknox.org or 470-2820 x133.

 

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Camp Reach Sign Ups, June 4, Lobby
Sign ups to serve at Camp Reach (a kids and youth outreach focused event to the Lonsdale community) is June 4. Fellowship desires to have the kids and youth of Lonsdale reach for something and Someone more, finding their true identity in Jesus. You can have a significant role in the lives of these kids by simply making yourself available to serve this summer.

Summer Schedule:
Camp Reach Week 1: June 19-22  6-8pm
Camp Reach Week 2: July 24-27  6-8pm 

Volunteer for the entire week or as many nights as possible. To volunteer, visit our tables in the lobby or go to campreach.fellowshipknox.org. For more information, contact Debbie at dhill@fellowshipknox.org or 470-2820 x133.

Thrive Lonsdale
Thrive Lonsdale is hiring around 20 passionate interns with a mind for education and spiritual growth this fall. Applications and references are due by Wednesday, June 21st. We share in group activities, bible studies, homework, and eating dinner. For more information or an application please contact Sarah Foster at volunteer@thrivelonsdale.com or call 544-5881.

 

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Being in relationships with others is a vital aspect of discovering and experiencing God’s design for your life. We provide many opportunities to meet and connect with other people who are in similar seasons of life. Our Community Groups (Sunday AM) are a great place to grow spiritually and serve together, all in the context of meaningful relationships with others. Visit community.fellowshipknox.org to learn more about each of these opportunities to connect.

Community Groups will not be meeting in observance of Memorial Day

LEGACY COMMUNITIES

Kingdom Builders
Intergenerational Married and Single

Fireside Room, 9:30am

This Week: Not Meeting

Cheers
Intergenerational Married and Single

Room 601, 9:30am

This Week: Not Meeting

Mosaic
Singles in their 40’s and up

Room 602, 9:30am

This Week: Not Meeting

Image Bearers
Intergenerational Married and Single

Room 603, 9:30am

This Week: Not Meeting

Regeneration: Parents with Young Adult Children
Parents with Young Adult Children

Room 604, 8:30am

This Week: Not Meeting

Seasoned Purpose
Married and Single

Fireside Room, 11:00am

This Week: Not Meeting

FAMILY COMMUNITIES

Parents of Teens
Restoring the Hearts of Parents and their Teenage Children

Room 601, 11:00am

This Summer: Not Meeting

1st & 3rd Sundays

Two Becoming One
Married Couples in their 20’s and 30’s, with or without Children

Room 602, 11:00am

This Week:Not Meeting

For Better or Worse
Married Around Seven Years or More, with or without Children

Room 603, 11:00am

This Week: Not Meeting

2nd & 4th Sundays

In Between
Parenting through Adolescence

Room 603, 11:00am

 This Week:Not Meeting

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KidConnect Play Event Party at the Park
June 1

Bring a picnic lunch and join us at McFee Park, Thursday, June 1 from 10am - 1pm. KidConnect has reserved the small pavilion. Celebrate summer and let the kids play and parents connect with other Fellowship families. For more info, go to kidconnect.fellowshipknox.org

Summer Teachers & Volunteers Needed in Children’s Ministry
Have you been waiting for school to get out so that you will have time to serve? We have been waiting for you! Children’s Ministry needs teachers and volunteers (in all age and grade levels) to serve our kids this summer. Contact Kelley Stevens at kstevens@fellowshipknox.org to get started.

Associate Pastor of Children's Ministry
Middlebrook Campus
Fellowship Church Children’s Ministry seeks experienced candidates for Associate Pastor of Children’s Ministry. This position is focused on early childhood ministries at Fellowship. Qualified candidates will have a college degree, early childhood education is preferred. At least three years of Children’s Ministry experience including ministry leadership responsibilities are required. Please direct inquiries and a letter of introduction with resume to Carol Russell at crussell@fellowshipknox.org.

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CollegeLIFE Summer Gatherings
Our Summer Gatherings will begin on June 12 at 8pm in the High School Room. Check collegelife.fellowshipknox.org and follow our social media for more details on our Gatherings and social events.

CollegeLIFE Groups
Interested in a CollegeLIFE group? Signups are available online at collegelife.fellowshipknox.org

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Smokies Baseball Game
Friday, June 16 at 7:00 PM

$15 buys your ticket (and you get $6 of stadium cash)
Click HERE to buy your ticket

Dollywood
Sunday, July 9

Leaving church after 1st service
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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Running Your Race God’s Way
8am, Saturdays, Fireside Room
jhall@curleecommunication.com

The Spiritual Life of Jesus (AM)
6:15am, Wednesdays, Room 605
Tom Moore - tom.didache@gmail.com

The Good Fight
6:30am, Tuesdays
Steve Rysewyk - sandsrysewyk@gmail.com or 399-9775

The Spiritual Life of Jesus (PM) (co-ed group)
6:30pm, Wednesdays, Room 605
Tom Moore - tom.didache@gmail.com

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Never Unfriended - Women's Summer Study
Tuesday Evenings, 6:30PM - 8:30PM, June 13 - August 1

As women, many of us struggle with true, authentic connection and friendship. But isn't this what we crave? Life, busyness, social media, and fear often keep us from mustering the courage to connect. But we all want a seat at the table. Come join us this summer to learn from Jesus' example of how to seek and create this kind of real friendship with other women. Register at women.fellowshipknox.org.

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We all experience difficult seasons in our lives: illness, recovery, financial hardship, broken relationships, marriage or parenting challenges, adoption, foster & orphan care, loss and grief. God uses each to shape us in distinct ways, and He designed the church to be the community we need around us during these times. All of us are dependent on Christ for our emotional health, growth for our relationships and healing. Discover descriptions of the groups listed below at care.fellowshipknox.org or ask questions at care@fellowshipknox.org

Divorce Care: Thursdays 6:30pm

This is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. Registration not required. For more information, email mprice@fellowshipknox.org.

Adoption Care: adoptioncare@fellowshipknox.org
Boundaries: care@fellowshipknox.org
COURAGE: care@fellowshipknox.org
DivorceCare: care@fellowshipknox.org
Foster Care: fostercare@fellowshipknox.org
Living in Victory: care@fellowshipknox.org
Has Homosexuality Hit Home? allen@acts12.com
Healing for Wives: HealingforWivesFEFC@gmail.com
Marriage: strongrelationships.fellowshipknox.org
Project Gabriel: care@fellowshipknox.org
Pre-Marital: strongrelationships.fellowshipknox.org

So why is Fellowship “Elder-led”?

We follow a leadership model we see prescribed for our benefit by Scripture. The “elder-led” approach provides us with sound guidance from biblically-qualified men. All of our elders meet the stated qualifications for this office as laid out in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.

What are the responsibilities of our Elders?

The primary responsibility of an elder is to spiritually shepherd the church (1 Timothy 3:5). That involves a number of specific duties. As spiritual overseers of the flock, elders are to determine church policy (Acts 15:22); oversee the church (Acts 20:28); ordain others (1 Timothy 4:4); rule, teach, and preach (1 Timothy 5:17; cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:12; 1 Timothy 3:2); exhort and refute (Titus 1:9); and act as shepherds, setting an example for all (1 Peter 5:1-3).

They meet regularly to pray and provide spiritual oversight on matters concerning the church. Elders are volunteers: the only paid staff elder is the Lead Pastor.

Who are our Elders? 

Rick Dunn rdunn@fellowshipknox.org
Tim Carty tcarty@fellowshipknox.org
Kevin Clarno kclarno@fellowshipknox.org
Bob Grove bgrove@fellowshipknox.org
Dell Morgan dmorgan@fellowshipknox.org
Bill Park bpark@fellowshipknox.org
Jeff Townsend jtownsend@fellowshipknox.org
Gregor Smee gsmee@fellowshipknox.org
Steve Sword ssword@fellowshipknox.org
Jay Warrick jwarrick@fellowshipknox.org
Danny Wilson dwilson@fellowshipknox.org

You can learn more about our elders at fellowshipknox.org/#/elders

Would You Pray?

Prayer is a critical and necessary part of our spiritual well- being. Vision, direction, courage and focus all derive from our connection and devotion to Jesus. Would you take a few minutes during your week to pray for our Elders by name? It is one of the most important ways we can encourage and support their leadership and love for our body.

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Associate Pastor of Children's Ministry
Middlebrook Campus
Fellowship Church Children’s Ministry seeks experienced candidates for Associate Pastor of Children’s Ministry. This position is focused on early childhood ministries at Fellowship. Qualified candidates will have a college degree, early childhood education is preferred. At least three years of Children’s Ministry experience including ministry leadership responsibilities are required. Please direct inquiries and a letter of introduction with resume to Carol Russell at crussell@fellowshipknox.org.

Social Media Associate
Middlebrook Campus

This unique dual role guides and manages the overall digital strategy and presence of High School Ministries and All Church Communications. This position is part-time (20 hours/week) and reports to the High School Pastor and Pastor of Communications. Marketing & Communications experience including ministry leadership responsibilities are required. Please direct inquiries and a letter of introduction with resume to Carol Russell at crussell@fellowshipknox.org.

Middle School Worship Tech Director
Middlebrook Campus

The Worship & Tech Director serves on the Middle School Ministry Staff of Fellowship Church and works closely with Middle School Pastor and our student vocalists and instrumentalists to develop and disciple our worship teams as well assist in the technical aspects of student programming. This position is a part time position (24 hours/week) and reports to the Middle School Pastor. Please direct inquiries and a letter of introduction with resume to Alan Ramsey at alan@fellowshipknox.org.

Night-Time Facilities Position
Middlebrook Campus

Approximately 20 hours per week. Duties include cleaning offices, taking care of event set ups, and closing the building. For more information, please contact Doug Tolson at dtolson@Fellowshipknox.org

8000 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909

865-470-9800 fellowshipknox.org

Service Times: 9:30am // 11:00am

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