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July 23, 2017

This Sunday's Teaching: Essentials: "The Resurrection & Church"
This summer we are exploring the doctrines that are essential to the Christian faith. Have you missed some of the series? Visit media.fellowshipknox.org to catch up.

Preteen Parent Meeting, July 30 at 9:30am, Room 605
Parents of rising 4th and 5th graders, please join Preteen Director Mindy McKechnie for an overview of what is in store for your preteens this year. Sunday, July 30 at 9:30am in room 605

Children's Ministry Move Up Sunday, August 6
Our children will move up to their new classes on Sunday, August 6. How will you know which class your child is enrolled in on August 6? Check your child’s name tag for new room assignments.

Young Adults: First Thursday Gathering, August 3 at 7pm
Worship + Teaching in The Foundry at Fellowship Middlebrook. For more information on our Young Adult Ministry, please visit youngadults.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
August 13 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 designed to give an orientation to our culture, core values, membership process, and our ministry philosophies held one Sunday a month. Find additional details and registration at discover.fellowshipknox.org.

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Summer Teaching Series: The Essentials

Have you missed a few weeks of the series? Click here to catch up. 

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

 

Last week you gave (all campuses)

$

103,609

towards the Fellowship Ministry Budget

$

3,881

towards Short-term Ministry trips

$

978

towards Habitat/Fellowship Makeover House

Giving for the year through July 16, 2017 (all campuses)

$

3,287,538

Ministry Budget

‘17 YTD goal $3,319,503

$

143,277

Ministry Trips

‘17 goal $200,000

$

21,663

Habitat/Makeover

‘17 goal $30,000

Summary of year-to-date giving by campus

·  Middlebrook behind budget ($991)
·  North behind budget ($4,781)
·  Pellissippi behind budget ($26,194)

Giving: 4 Sundays in July projected average $124,144

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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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We want to give you access to a huge library of biblical content that will help you develop and strengthen your faith whenever you need it most. Think Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime, but with content to equip families, resource groups and develop leaders.

We believe that RightNow Media can help equip and unleash followers of Christ to disciple others and live like Jesus in their homes, neighborhoods, workplaces and around the world.

It is not a replacement for Sunday or community. It is a guide, a supplement, a starting point. It is meant to stimulate conversation, to invite a common learning environment and strengthen existing or new groups.

Simply put: 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

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 on our groups, 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.

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.

ESL/ELL Volunteers
The ESL/ELL ministry needs volunteers who want the opportunity to develop relationships with people from other cultures and help them improve their English. Join us for our orientation meeting August 8 at 7:00pm in room 201. For more information contact Patti at  865-776-5747 or pms3cr@gmail.com

Volunteer Drivers Needed
Knoxville-Knox County CAC’s (Community Action Committee) Volunteer Assisted Transportation program is seeking volunteer drivers to assist seniors and people with disabilities to medical appointments, shopping trips, beauty appointments, and other fun activities! Training and vehicles are provided. Drivers must be 21 years old and have 3 years of driving experience.  Contact Nancy Welch at 865-673-5001 or nancy.welch@cactrans.org

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Volunteer Drivers Needed
Knoxville-Knox County CAC’s (Community Action Committee) Volunteer Assisted Transportation program is seeking volunteer drivers to assist seniors and people with disabilities to medical appointments, shopping trips, beauty appointments, and other fun activities! Training and vehicles are provided. Drivers must be 21 years old and have 3 years of driving experience.  Contact Nancy Welch at 865-673-5001 or nancy.welch@cactrans.org

ESL/ELL Volunteers
The ESL/ELL ministry needs volunteers who want the opportunity to develop relationships with people from other cultures and help them improve their English. Join us for our orientation meeting August 8th at 7:00 pm in room 201. For more information contact Patti at  865-776-5747 or  pms3cr@gmail.com

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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 400, 9:30am

This Week: I Peter

Cheers
Intergenerational Married and Single

Room 601, 9:30am

This Week: Elijah…What Happens When the Brook Dries Up? – Toni Broyles

Mosaic
Singles in their 40’s and up

Room 602, 9:30am

This Week: The Essentials

Image Bearers
Intergenerational Married and Single

Room 603, 9:30am

This Week: Entering His Presence

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

Room 604, 9:30am

This Week: Not Meeting During the Summer

Seasoned Purpose
Married and Single

Room 400, 11:00am

This Week: Sermon Discussion

FAMILY COMMUNITIES

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

Room 601, 11:00am

This Week: Will Meet Again on July 30

1st & 3rd Sundays

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

Room 602, 11:00am

 

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

Room 603, 11:00am

 

2nd & 4th Sundays

In Between
Parenting through Adolescence

Room 603, 11:00am

This Week: The Essentials – Byron Davis

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Preteen Parent Meeting, July 30 at 9:30am, Room 605
Parents of rising 4th and 5th graders, please join Preteen Director Mindy McKechnie for an overview of what is in store for your preteens this year. Sunday, July 30 at 9:30am in room 605.

BabyConnect, Saturday, July 29 at 10am
BabyConnect Song and Story Time is an event to connect Fellowship families who have very young children. Children ages 2 years old or younger attend with their parent or caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Babies and toddlers have an opportunity to play and make new friends while parents make connections and build community.  For more details, visit babyconnect.fellowshipknox.org  

Children's Ministry Move Up Sunday, August 6
Our children will move up to their new classes on Sunday, August 6. How will you know which class your child is enrolled in on August 6? Check your child’s name tag for new room assignments.

Childcare Workers
Middlebrook Campus

Childcare Ministry is looking for employees to work mostly on Tuesday mornings, 9:15am-12:15pm, serving our Women's Ministry classes (starting in mid-August). Other opportunities are also available. For more information or to apply, please contact Nicole Burgess 470-9800 x 111 or nburgess@fellowshipknox.org.

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Middle School

· Sunday, 11am - Fuel in The Garage

· Wednesday, 7-8:30pm - Smash Night at Fellowship Church

High School

· Sunday, 11am - Foundry

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Young Adults: First Thursday Gathering, August 3 at 7pm
Worship + Teaching in The Foundry @ Fellowship Middlebrook. For more information on our Young Adult Ministry, please visit youngadults.fellowshipknox.org

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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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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: 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
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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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.

Childcare Workers
Middlebrook Campus

Childcare Ministry is looking for employees to work mostly on Tuesday mornings, 9:15am-12:15pm, serving our Women's Ministry classes (starting in mid-August). Other opportunities are also available. For more information or to apply, please contact Nicole Burgess 470-9800 x 111 or nburgess@fellowshipknox.org.

8000 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909

865-470-9800 fellowshipknox.org

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

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