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July 15, 2018

This Week's Teaching:
For the Church |  I Corinthians 14:26-40

Marriage Innovators: Foundations
Begins Sunday, August 12, 9:15-10:25am

This 7-week family life series 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 married couples maximize their marriage with the long-term in view. Registration for this session will open on Wednesday, July 18. Space is limited. For more information log on to strongrelationships.fellowshipknox.org or contact mprice@fellowshipknox.org with any questions.

Center Studio
One might think of Center Studio as a place. We intend for it to be a movement, creating opportunities for artists of all ages to learn, create, and record in a faith-based, communal, graceful environment which encourages innovation, positive expression, and exploration of visual and musical gifts which reflect the image of their Giver and Creator. Whether you are interested in exploring an art form through classes or individual lessons, exploring recording of original songs, or attending a showcase, concert, or masterclass, Center Studio will provide an invitation and a pathway for these and other ways of celebrating and embracing the arts. Learn more at thecenterstudio.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 19 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.

Worship Team (Instrumental and Vocal)
We invite those who are gifted musically to apply and interview to serve on the worship team for the school calendar year of 2018-2019. We welcome all vocals and rhythm section instruments (drums, bass, guitar, keys) as well as “ancillary” instruments such as strings, brass, and woodwinds. If you are interested, click here to apply!

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? 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)

$

135,397

towards the Fellowship Ministry Budget

$

2,488

for Short-Term Ministry Trips

$

200

for Habitat/Fellowship Makeover House

Giving for the year through July 8, 2018 (all locations)

$

3,180,321

Ministry Budget

‘18 YTD goal $3,210,699

$

97,056

Short-Term Ministry Trips

‘18 goal $200,000

$

11,736

Habitat/Fellowship Makeover House

‘18 goal $30,000

Summary of year-to-date giving by location

·  Middlebrook behind budget ($85,208)
·  North ahead of budget $17,741
·  Pellissippi ahead of budget $37,089

Giving: 5 weeks in July projected to average $123,730 

The Surge Initiative Giving Through June 24, 2018 (Middlebrook)

$

6,000,000

Initiative Goal

$

4,022,773

Pledged

$

1,604,043

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.

Welcome Team, Security and Administrative Serving Opportunities
What do these three opportunities have in common? They are VITAL supports to Children's Ministry. The Welcome Team is one of the first contacts families have with Children's Ministry. Welcome Team members help families get their children placed in their correct classrooms with proper security identification. Our Security Team keeps our hallways secure and keeps a watchful eye out. Admins support and assist Ministry Directors to keep Sunday mornings running smoothly. These are golden opportunities to serve the children and families of Fellowship outside of the classroom. For more information, please contact Dorry Floyd at dfloyd@fellowshipknox.org

Stage Managers
Are you looking for new ways to volunteer and get involved? 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.

Marriage Innovators: Foundations
Begins Sunday, August 12, 9:15-10:25am

This 7-week family life series 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 married couples maximize their marriage with the long-term in view. Registration for this session will open on Wednesday, July 18. Space is limited. For more information log on to strongrelationships.fellowshipknox.org or contact mprice@fellowshipknox.org with any questions.

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:
August 12: 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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Mexico Women's Salsa Sale, Sunday, August 5, Lobby
Support our partners in Mexico by visiting our lobby tables and picking up some delicious home made salsa in the Lobby on Sunday, August 5. If you have any jars to donate, please bring them to the main office. Questions? Contact Joan, jwhiteside@fellowshipknox.org

Camp Reach
Camp Reach is 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 2: Monday, July 23 - Thursday, July 26, 6-8pm

For more information, contact Debbie at dhill@fellowshipknox.org or 470-2820 x133.

Christmas Craft Fair
Vendor Applications

Craft Fair vendor applications are available online at craftfair.fellowshipknox.org. The Craft Fair is Saturday, December 1 from 9am-3pm. Proceeds from space rental go directly to our international ministry partners, as well as proceeds from the sale of breakfast and lunch. Crafters keep 100% of the proceeds from their sales. 

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

July 17: Godly Manhood

Marriage Innovators: Foundations
Begins Sunday, August 12, 9:15-10:25am

This 7-week family life series 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 married couples maximize their marriage with the long-term in view. Registration for this session will open on Wednesday, July 18. Space is limited. For more information log on to strongrelationships.fellowshipknox.org or contact mprice@fellowshipknox.org with any questions.

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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: Forgiveness – Kevin Huggins

Mosaic
Singles in their 40’s and up

Room 602, 8:00am

This Week: Our Piece of the Puzzle (I Corinthians 12) – DeAnna Maxwell

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: The Gospel Through Art – Frank Juan

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: Discussion – Brent Morrison

In Between
Parenting through Adolescence

Room 603, 11:00am

This Week: 

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

July 15: Godly Manhood

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SafeKids
July 15, 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.

Disciple The Next Generation
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. Join us in discipling children, sharing a prepared lesson, and playing games, please contact Dorry Floyd at dfloyd@fellowshipknox.org 

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

High School
· Sunday, 11:00am in The Foundry

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CollegeLIFE Summer Nights, July 16 at 7pm
We will meet each week during July for fun evenings of meeting other students, diving into the book of Daniel and a few social outings. Join us in the High School room. 

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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:
August 12: 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. 

Fall classes begin Tuesday, August 20. Online registration for fall classes begins July 26 or register at Fellowship Church on Sunday, August 12 in the lobby.

For group descriptions, please visit 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 care@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
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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Receptionist/Contributions Assistant
Fellowship is searching to fill the part-time position of Receptionist/Contributions Assistant. The vacancy is for approximately 12 hours per week (Mondays 9-2 and Tuesdays 8:30-5). On Mondays, the individual will enter contributions, provide fund code reports, assist with bank reconciliations and make needed corrections in the contributions records. On Tuesdays, the individual will be at the front desk as the primary receptionist, assisting the pastors in matters of benevolence and reporting on attendance. This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer. Please submit cover letter and resume 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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