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April 30, 2017

This Sunday in the Resource Center
Disciple-Making Resources, Sunday, April 30, 11:30am

Want to learn more about our Disciple-Making Resources? Join Stacie Johnson for an in-depth overview and an opportunity to ask questions.

Zimbabwe Taco Chili Fundraiser, Sunday April 30
Help the Zimbabwe team fund their June mission trip to lead and train church worship leaders in Africa. The team will lead a worship training retreat and conference, and serve in Lasting Impressions Leadership Camp. Sunday, April 30 after the 10am and 11:30am services in the South Lobby. Cash and credit accepted, no minimum donation. Also available as take out.

Mexico Women Trip Salsa Fundraiser
Sunday, May 7 in the Lobby
Support our Women’s Trip by visiting our tables and picking up some delicious homemade salsa in the Lobby on Sunday, May 7. Your contributions will fund a Women’s Conference for our ministry partners in Mexico this summer.

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. We are thankful you are here. 

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This Sunday in the Resource Center
Disciple-Making Resources, Sunday, April 30, 11:30am

Want to learn more about our Disciple-Making Resources? Join Stacie Johnson for an in-depth overview and an opportunity to ask questions.

Discover Fellowship
Next Dates: May 21 & 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.

Discover Fellowship is 60 minutes and is held one Sunday a month in the Resource Center. Find additional details and registration at discover.fellowshipknox.org.

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Zimbabwe Taco Chili Fundraiser, Sunday April 30

Help the Zimbabwe team fund their June mission trip to lead and train church worship leaders in Africa. The team will lead a worship training retreat and conference, and serve in Lasting Impressions Leadership Camp. Sunday, April 30 after the 10am and 11:30am services in the South Lobby. Cash and credit accepted, no minimum donation. Also available as take out.

Draw Near
Sunday, May 7, 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 the Zimbabwe and Mexico mission trips. Prayer teams will be available for personal prayer throughout the evening – simply sign up for a time as you arrive. Childcare is available by reservation only. Please contact Grace by Monday, May 1 at gmcneilly@fellowshipknox.org to sign up.

Summer Teaching Series: The Essentials 
Beginning Sunday, May 14

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 Sunday you gave (all campuses)

$

114,638

towards the Fellowship Ministry Budget

$

14,537

towards Short-term Ministry trips

$

1,320

towards Habitat/Fellowship Makeover House

Giving for the year through April 23, 2017 (all campuses)

$

1,875,665

Ministry Budget

‘17 YTD goal $1,866,910

$

89,186

Ministry Trips

‘17 goal $200,000

$

9,144

Habitat/Makeover

‘17 goal $30,000

Summary of year-to-date giving by campus

• Middlebrook ahead of budget $11,690
• North ahead of budget $525
• Pellissippi behind budget ($3,460)

Giving: 5 Sundays in April projected average $129,528

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Foundations for Pre-Married and Married Couples
May 2: Registration is OPEN

This 4-week course is designed to prepare engaged couples for a lifelong, strong marriage; inspire vision and hope in married couples wanting to repair their marriage; and, help other couples maximize their marriage with the long-term in view. Space is limited. Registration is required. Visit to strongrelationships.fellowshipknox.org to register. Click on the “we want to work on our marriage” tab. Questions, contact mprice@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.

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Zimbabwe Taco Chili Fundraiser, Sunday, April 30

Help the Zimbabwe team fund their June mission trip to lead and train church worship leaders in Africa. The team will lead a worship training retreat and conference, and serve in Lasting Impressions Leadership Camp. Sunday, April 30 after the 10am and 11:30am services in the South Lobby. Cash and credit accepted, no minimum donation. Also available as take out.

Mexico Women Trip Salsa Fundraiser, Sunday, May 7
Support our Women’s Trip by visiting our tables and picking up some delicious homemade salsa in the Lobby on Sunday, May 7. Your contributions will fund a Women’s Conference for our ministry partners in Mexico this summer.

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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

Fireside Room, 8:30am

This Week: I Peter

Cheers
Intergenerational Married and Single

Room 601, 8:30am

This Week: Testimonies – Carl & Ruth Perry

Mosaic
Singles in their 40’s and up

Room 602, 8:30am

This Week: Forgiveness – Karen Moore

Image Bearers
Intergenerational Married and Single

Room 603, 8:30am

This Week: Class Discussion

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

Room 604, 8:30am

This Week: Culture Shock – Chip Ingram Series

Seasoned Purpose
Married and Single

Fireside Room, 11:30pm

This Week: Sermon Discussion

FAMILY COMMUNITIES

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

Room 601, 10:00am

This Week: Helping Your Teen Develop Emotional Intelligence & Wisdom

1st & 3rd Sundays

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

Room 602, 10:00am

 

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

Room 603, 10:00am

 

2nd & 4th Sundays

In Between
Parenting through Adolescence

Room 603, 10:00am

 

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Middle School

· Sunday, Fuel 10am in The Garage

High School

· Sunday, Foundry at 10am

· Wednesday, LifeGroups

The Green Envelope: Through April 30 online

This is an opportunity for you to partner with Student Ministries to raise money to fund our scholarship account. This account aids those in our student ministry that may not be able to attend spiritual-formation retreats and camps without assistance. The great thing is everyone can take part in this fundraiser.

If someone can give $143, they would take envelope #143. If they could give $5, they would take envelope #5. The goal is to have every envelope taken and returned with the corresponding dollar amount inside. If all envelopes are taken and returned, we will raise over $11,000 for the scholarship fund. Please consider partnering with us: visit our table in the lobby on April 2 or 9 or thegreenenvelope.fellowshipknox.org for a online giving option through April 30.

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End of Year Party, Cinco de Mayo
Friday, May 5, 5pm, The Pavilion

We will have dinner, dessert, games, worship and a time to celebrate our CollegeLIFE leaders! We will meet at The Pavilion (4450 Wrights Ferry Road, Louisville TN 37777). 5-6pm games and refreshment; 6-7pm Dinner; 7-8pm End of the Year Celebration. Sign up your friends for a fun fiesta. $5 for the whole evening. Register at collegelife.fellowshipknox.org.

CollegeLIFE Groups

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

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Young Adult Food Truck Friday
Friday, May 12, 6:30-9pm, High School Room

Join us for an all young adults gathering for worship & teaching from our Young Adults Pastor, RD McClenagan, followed by food trucks and games at Fellowship Middlebrook. Childcare provided ONLY if you register your children by May 2 (ages: 6 weeks - 5th grade only). Click here to register for childcare.

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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

care.fellowshipknox.org

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.

Wonder Weekday Enrichment Program Teachers
Needed for summer and next school year.  We will have several openings coming up for summer and next fall with WWEP.  We have openings for year round and school year teachers and for subs current/next year or summer only. Please contact Nicole Burgess for more information at nburgess@fellowshipknox.org or 470-9800 x111

Facilities Position
Middlebrook Campus

Up to 20 hours per week. For more information, please contact Doug Tolson at dtolson@Fellowshipknox.org

8000 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909

865-470-9800 fellowshipknox.org

Service Times: 8:30am // 10:00am // 11:30am

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