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May 20, 2018

This Week's Teaching:
None Are Free From the Lord | I Corinthians 11:2-16

Memorial Day Weekend
Children ages 5 - 5th Grade, Students and Community Groups WILL NOT MEET on May 27. Children's Ministry IS available for 6-weeks through age 4. Our Offices will be CLOSED Monday, May 28

Summer Teachers & Volunteers Needed in Children’s Ministry
Children’s Ministry has a need for Lead Teachers in the Elementary Ministry, Volunteers in the Preschool Ministry, and both Lead Teachers and Volunteers in the Nursery Ministry, 2-4 times per month. If you are ready to join us in discipling children, sharing a prepared lesson, and playing games, please contact Dorry Floyd at dfloyd@fellowshipknox.org

Our Local Partner: KICKO in Lobby, Sunday, May 20
KICKO aims to reach every kid for Christ in our urban communities. Volunteers are needed for weekly visitation and Sidewalk Sonday School at 9 different locations or weekly working with middle and high schoolers (Junior Staff). KICKO will be at the Partnerships kiosk in the south end of the lobby on Sunday, May 20 during both services. If you want to learn more or are interested in volunteering, please consider visiting their table to learn more. For more information, email Debbie at dhill@fellowshipknox.org.

Women's Summer Study: “The Quest” by Beth Moore
Monday Evenings, May 21 - July 30, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Room 601
Curiosity is hardwired in humanity. We have this innate need to question and seek after what we don’t know or understand. Delve into Scripture to explore how God created us to seek after Him—a God who desires to be found and known. In this lifelong quest of faith, learn to develop your intimacy with Him and embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God. For more information and to register, click here.

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
June 17 at 9:15am in the 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 once a month and is designed to give an orientation to our story, culture, core values, and membership process. Find additional details and registration at discover.fellowshipknox.org.

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Sunday Songs
Looking for a song from Sunday's Music Set? We post the setlist weekly on Facebook. Or, visit worshipset.fellowshipknox.org for a history and collection of past setlists.

Tech Team Media Volunteers 
Interested in how things work behind the scenes? Be a part of our Sunday AM Tech Team. Learn more by contacting Scott at 470.2820 x125 or sbradford@fellowshipknox.org

Stage Manager Volunteers
Are you looking for new ways to volunteer and get involved at Fellowship Church? Our tech team is currently seeking new volunteers for our Sunday morning stage manager position. This position includes Sunday morning responsibilities such as guiding the worship team and pastors on and off stage, keeping track of the service order and times, and working with our tech team to ensure a smooth service. For more information, reach out to Meagan Allen, Worship Coordinator, at mallen@fellowshipknox.org.

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The Surge Initiative: A New Update Watch the video HERE.
We are in the final stages of completing the Surge Initiative plans for expanding our physical footprint at Middlebrook. On Sunday, April 22, Rick, and Greg gave an overview/update on these new additions and next steps over the summer. Visit our connections centers for questions and to receive a packet that includes an overview of the initiative, the physical investment of the project, a prayer guide and commitment card. Questions? Contact Kristi at kfisher@fellowshipknox.org

Initiative Overview
Over the past year, our Elders engaged in a season of intense prayer and dialogue. The focus of their patient journey was to discern the Spirit’s leading for the future of our disciple-making movement.

After months of prayer, discussion, and spiritual insight, our elders issued five challenging objectives for the next five years as to how we, as a body, can: further our mission, deepen our walk with Jesus, and better disciple and equip this next generation for His disciple-making movement.

A key obstacle is that our building is out of balance. We have adequate gathering space, but we do not have the disciple-making space needed to intentionally increase the ways we support families, train adults to invest in children, share the Gospel with at-risk youth, and equip the next generation. 

Discover your part, your place, in this movement of where we believe He is taking us, how the physical investment of the initiative breaks down, and ways you can invest relationally, pray and contribute to the process.

This is His Movement, Our Moment. 

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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

During the last week of the year you gave (all campuses)

$

88,159

towards the Fellowship Ministry Budget

$

2,361

for Short-Term Ministry Trips

$

489

for Habitat/Fellowship Makeover House

Giving for the year through May 13, 2018 (all campuses)

$

2,157,835

Ministry Budget

‘18 YTD goal $2,227,037

$

68,126

Short-Term Ministry Trips

‘18 goal $200,000

$

8,368

Habitat/Fellowship Makeover House

‘18 goal $30,000

Summary of year-to-date giving by campus

·  Middlebrook behind budget ($102,216)
·  North ahead of budget $6,694
·  Pellissippi ahead of budget $26,320

Giving: 4 weeks in May projected to average $126,190 

The Surge Initiative Giving Through May 7, 2018 (Middlebrook)

$

6,000,000

Initiative Goal

$

3,959,823

Pledged

$

1,433,014

Received

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Serving Teams are one of the best entry points to finding a 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 are new to Fellowship or if you have called it home for some time, we invite you to join a team and use the unique gifts that God has given you.

Summer Teachers & Volunteers Needed in Children’s Ministry
Children’s Ministry has a need for Lead Teachers in the Elementary Ministry, Volunteers in the Preschool Ministry, and both Lead Teachers and Volunteers in the Nursery Ministry, 2-4 times per month. If you are ready to join us in discipling children, sharing a prepared lesson, and playing games, please contact Dorry Floyd at dfloyd@fellowshipknox.org 

Stage Managers
Are you looking for new ways to volunteer and get involved at Fellowship Church? Our tech team is currently seeking new volunteers for our Sunday morning stage manager position. This position includes Sunday morning responsibilities such as guiding the worship team and pastors on and off stage, keeping track of the service order and times, and working with our tech team to ensure a smooth service. For more information, reach out to Meagan Allen, Worship Coordinator, at mallen@fellowshipknox.org.

Reception
There are times when our receptionist needs to be away from the front desk. What to do? If you can answer a phone, take a message and greet people with a smile, you too can bask in the glow of Reception. A place where cheerful smiles and words abound. Contact Suzanne skurtz@fellowshipknox.org to volunteer. 

Tech Team Media
Interested in how things work behind the scenes? Be a part of our Sunday AM Tech Team. Learn more by contacting Scott at 470.2820 x125 or sbradford@fellowshipknox.org

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.

Ushers (Serve all services 1/month)
Every Sunday our ushers keep everything running smoothly in the worship center. They distribute bulletins, take up offering, assist people in finding seats, record attendance and prepare communion. Contact Carol Russell at crussell@fellowshipknox.org for more information about serving.

Meeting God In The Psalms
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Room 603
Not meeting this summer. Will resume August 15.

How can I develop a deeper walk with the Lord, acknowledge his Lordship in my life, be confident in his control over history and world events, pour out my complaints to him, give thanks for his faithfulness? This study of the Psalms will help you answer these questions and more. Join us as we learn to study the Psalms and apply their message to our lives. Contact Tom Moore at tom.didache@gmail.com.

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Resource Center
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? Discover more at disciple.fellowshipknox.org or drop by the Resource Center on Sundays. 

RightNow Media
RightNow Media is a customizable video library for every person at Fellowship. We believe this is a critical investment in you for your continued development, growth, and spiritual maturity. You will find content for parenting, marriage, men, women, small groups, pastors, leadership, Christian living, work, biblical finance, mission & outreach, evangelism, recovery, college, singles, students and kids.

So, as part of our disciple-making movement and desire to see your continued spiritual growth, this is a free gift to you. Register for your free account at rightnow.fellowshipknox.org and instantly stream content from your TV, desktop, laptop, Roku, iPhone and iPad app. There are 10,000+ Bible study videos and resources from over 150 leading Christian publishers and ministries at your fingertips. 

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Life Groups are contexts for building disciple-making relationships with others and living out the Gospel together.

Discover Life Groups is a 60-minute exploratory session to learn more about our vision for groups. It also serves as a regular on-ramp to enter our connection and group formation process. This gathering is held on the 2nd Sunday of most months at 9:15am in our Resource Center in the north lobby. Registration is required (no walk-ins, please).

Register for an upcoming session:
June 10: Register here

Life Group Leadership
Want to explore partnering with us to lead or co-lead a new Life Group? Already in a small group, but want to join our Life Group movement? If so, please contact Steven Latham at slatham@fellowshipknox.org

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Camp Reach
Sign up to serve at Camp Reach (A kids and youth outreach focused event to the Lonsdale community). You can have a significant role in the lives of these Lonsdale kids by simply making yourself available to serve and have fun this summer.

Summer Schedule:
Camp Reach Week 1: Monday, June 11 - Thursday, June 14, 6-8pm (Register Here)
Camp Reach Week 2: Monday, July 23 - Thursday, July 26, 6-8pm (Register Here)

Volunteer for the entire week or as many nights as possible. For more information, visit our table in the lobby on May 20 or contact Debbie at dhill@fellowshipknox.org or 470-2820 x133.

Our Local Partner: KICKO in Lobby, Sunday, May 20
KICKO aims to reach every kid for Christ in our urban communities. Volunteers are needed for weekly visitation and Sidewalk Sonday School at 9 different locations or weekly working with middle and high schoolers (Junior Staff). KICKO will be at the Partnerships kiosk in the south end of the lobby on Sunday, May 20 during both services. If you want to learn more or are interested in volunteering, please consider visiting their table to learn more. For more information, email Debbie at dhill@fellowshipknox.org.

The Disciple-Making Parent
Sundays, 11:00am, Room 601
As a parent, God has entrusted you with a tremendous privilege and responsibility. The Bible speaks frequently to parents offering encouragement, wisdom, and instruction. We want to encourage you! This ongoing series and learning community will focus on your role of making disciples of your children and preparing them to become disciple-makers. We are with you in the pursuit of providing children with the fundamental example of living a life transformed by the Gospel. Visit parents.fellowshipknox.org for upcoming series.

Registration not required

May 20: Coffee, Bagels, and Community Conversation: Encouraging one another's growth as Disciple-Making Parents

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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.

LEGACY COMMUNITIES

Kingdom Builders
Intergenerational Married and Single

Room 603, 8:00am

This Week: Hebrews

Cheers
Intergenerational Married and Single

Room 601, 8:00am

This Week: What Shall We Do? (Acts 2:37) – Toni Broyles

Mosaic
Singles in their 40’s and up

Room 602, 8:00am

This Week: Anxious For Nothing

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

Room 604, 8:00am

This Week: On Summer Break – Will Resume August 12

Image Bearers
Intergenerational Married and Single

Room 400, 9:15am

This Week: God Is Good

Seasoned Purpose
Married and Single

Room 400, 11:00am

This Week: Sermon Discussion

FAMILY COMMUNITIES

1st & 3rd Sundays

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

Room 603, 9:15am

This Week: 

In Between
Parenting through Adolescence

Room 603, 11:00am

This Week: Scriptural Discernment

2nd & 4th Sundays

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

Room 603, 9:15am

This Week: 

GROWTH SERIES

The Disciple-Making Parent
Growth Series

Room 601, 11:00am

As a parent, God has entrusted you with a tremendous privilege and responsibility. The Bible speaks frequently to parents offering encouragement, wisdom, and instruction. We want to encourage you! This ongoing series and learning community will focus on your role of making disciples of your children and preparing them to become disciple-makers. We are with you in the pursuit of providing children with the fundamental example of living a life transformed by the Gospel. 

Registration not required

May 20: Coffee, Bagels, and Community Conversation: Encouraging one another's growth as Disciple-Making Parents

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Summer Teachers & Volunteers Needed in Children’s Ministry
Children’s Ministry has a need for Lead Teachers in the Elementary Ministry, Volunteers in the Preschool Ministry, and both Lead Teachers and Volunteers in the Nursery Ministry, 2-4 times per month. If you are ready to join us in discipling children, sharing a prepared lesson, and playing games, please contact Dorry Floyd at dfloyd@fellowshipknox.org 

SafeKids
May 20, 9:30am, Conference Room

SafeKids training is required for all volunteers and leaders of children from birth to age 18. Volunteers who trained in SafeKids over three years ago need to renew their training.

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Middle School
· Sunday Fuel 11:00am in The Garage

High School
· Sunday, 11:00am in The Foundry
· LifeGroups off campus this week

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CollegeLIFE Summer Gatherings
Summer Gatherings begin Monday, June 4. Stay tuned for details.

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

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Braves in Atlanta
Saturday, June 2

We are kicking off summer with a day trip to see the Braves in Atlanta and you should come. We only have 30 seats on the bus and 30 tickets to the game so if you're interested you better sign up fast!

Here's the logistics you need to know:

- We'll be leaving from Fellowship Church at 11:30am and loading up the bus to head to Atlanta

- We will arrive for the 4:00pm game against the Washington Nationals and we all have seats together in section 420

- After the game we will load up the bus and head back home to Knoxville

The total cost is $15 and includes your ticket and bus ride to the game. Register here 

Life Groups 
Discover Life Groups is a 60-minute exploratory session to learn more about our vision for groups. It also serves as a regular on-ramp to enter our connection and group formation process. This gathering is held on the 2nd Sunday of most months at 9:15am in our Resource Center in the north lobby. Registration is required (no walk-ins, please).

Register for an upcoming session:
June 10: Register here

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Running Your Race God’s Way
8:00am, Saturdays, Room 400
Jim Hall - jhall@curleecommunication.com

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

Men Meeting God in the Psalms
Wednesdays, 6:15am-7:15am, Room 603
Not Meeting Summer of 2018
Will resume meeting August 15, 2018 - May 22, 2019

How can I develop a deeper walk with the Lord, acknowledge his Lordship in my life, be confident in his control over history and world events, pour out my complaints to him, give thanks for his faithfulness? This study of the Psalms will help you answer these questions and more. Join us as we learn to study the Psalms and apply their message to our lives. Contact Tom Moore at tom.didache@gmail.com.

It is our hope that you will connect with other women and find a community in which you can experience the transforming grace of the gospel. For group descriptions, please visit women.fellowshipknox.org

Summer Study: The Quest by Beth Moore
Monday Evenings, May 21 - July 30, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Room 601
Curiosity is hardwired in humanity. We have this innate need to question and seek after what we don’t know or understand. Delve into Scripture to explore how God created us to seek after Him—a God who desires to be found and known. In this lifelong quest of faith, learn to develop your intimacy with Him and embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God. For more information and to register, click here.

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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
Healing for Wives: care@fellowshipknox.org
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
Kevin Clarno kclarno@fellowshipknox.org
Kevin Denning kdenning@fellowshipknox.org
Bob Grove bgrove@fellowshipknox.org
Bill Park bpark@fellowshipknox.org
Jeff Townsend jtownsend@fellowshipknox.org
Gregor Smee gsmee@fellowshipknox.org
Steve Sword ssword@fellowshipknox.org
Danny Wilson dwilson@fellowshipknox.org
Tim Carty tcarty@fellowshipknox.org
Derek Morgan derek.morgan@fellowshipknox.org
Mark Granger mgranger@fellowshipknox.org
Steve Rysewyk srysewyk@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.

North Knoxville, 10:00am, Sundays
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Pellissippi, 10:00am, Sundays
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Northshore: Future Campus beginning August 19
Questions? Contact Ryan Elliott at relliott@fellowshipknox.org or visit northshore.fellowshipknox.org

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Ministry Technical Support Specialist
Middlebrook Campus

The Information Technology team is looking to hire someone full-time to assist with basic user and ministry support, deploying computers, and assist with day-to-day management of our computer systems. For a full job description, visit employment.fellowshipknox.org. Please forward your resume and cover letter to Carol Russell at crussell@fellowshipknox.org

Children's Area Director
North Campus

The Children’s Area Director serves alongside the Leadership Team of Fellowship North Church to assist with ministering to the Sunday morning volunteers and children in the Fellowship North Campus community and the North Knoxville community as a whole. The purpose of this position is to primarily build a team that provides spiritual care to the beginning of our “next generation” ministries (children’s ministry). For a full job description, visit employment.fellowshipknox.org. Please forward your resume and cover letter to Steve VanHorn at svanhorn@fellowshipknox.org.

Senior Accountant
Middlebrook Campus

Fellowship Church is looking for a Senior Accountant to join our staff. This is a full-time position that reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer. The person will oversee, administer and perform accounting processes for all staff on all campuses. Required skills include budgeting preparation and tracking, financial reporting, general ledger, federal and state regulatory filings, purchasing, leading audits and overseeing business insurances. Bachelor’s degree and proficiency in Office365 required. For a full job description, visit employment.fellowshipknox.org. Submit resume and cover letter to crussell@fellowshipknox.org

8000 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909

865-470-9800 fellowshipknox.org

Service Times: 9:15am // 11:00am

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