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June 25, 2017

This Sunday's Teaching
Essentials: "God The Trinity"

Discover Fellowship
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

The Breedens Are Coming Home
Our Global Partners, the Breedens, who have been serving in Southeast Asia for seven years, are coming home to stay. We are searching for transportation for the next couple of months until they are resettled in the Knoxville area. Would you have a vehicle for 2-3 months this summer? They are a family of 5 with 2 teenage sons and a middle-school daughter. The Breedens will be back in town on June 27. Contact: jwhiteside@fellowshipknox.org or 865-470-2820 x107 to assist.

Safe Families for Children (SFFC) Interest Meeting
Sunday, July 9, 9:30 or 11 am, Main Conference Room

SSFC is a national movement of compassion that gives hope to families in crisis. This network of volunteer host families help parents who need temporary care for their children as they work through unmanageable or critical circumstances. Come hear about being a host family, mentor, or volunteer in Knoxville. Click here to register.

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 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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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)

$

141,997

towards the Fellowship Ministry Budget

$

5,183

towards Short-term Ministry trips

$

250

towards Habitat/Fellowship Makeover House

Giving for the year through June 18, 2017 (all campuses)

$

2,826,235

Ministry Budget

‘17 YTD goal $2,815,620

$

125,842

Ministry Trips

‘17 goal $200,000

$

20,160

Habitat/Makeover

‘17 goal $30,000

Summary of year-to-date giving by campus

·  Middlebrook ahead of budget $38,935
·  North behind budget ($9,048)
·  Pellissippi behind budget ($19,272)

Giving: 4 Sundays in June projected average $110,827

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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.

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Safe Families for Children (SFFC) Interest Meeting
Sunday, July 9, 9:30 or 11 am, Main conference room

SSFC is a national movement of compassion that gives hope to families in crisis. This network of volunteer host families help parents who need temporary care for their children as they work through unmanageable or critical circumstances. Come hear about being a host family, mentor, or volunteer in Knoxville. Click here to register.

The Breedens Are Coming Home
Our Global Partners, the Breedens, who have been serving in Southeast Asia for seven years, are coming home to stay. We are searching for transportation for the next couple of months until they are resettled in the Knoxville area. Would you have a vehicle for 2-3 months this summer? They are a family of 5 with 2 teenage sons and a middle-school daughter. The Breedens will be back in town on June 27. Contact: jwhiteside@fellowshipknox.org or 865-470-2820 x107 to assist.

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 21. 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 865-544-5881.

Part-Time Positions Available With Emerald Youth
For the upcoming school year – Apply now! Impact the lives of young people by becoming an AmeriCorps member with Emerald Youth Foundation, a Christian urban youth ministry in Knoxville, TN. Serve approximately 20 hrs/week, August 1, 2017 – May 4, 2018. Positions available include, supporting a holistic elementary, middle, or high school after school program; or, assisting with a variety of sports programs. To learn more visit emeraldyouth.org.

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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, 9:30am

This Week: 1 Peter

Cheers
Intergenerational Married and Single

Room 601, 9:30am

This Week: Potluck Breakfast

On July 2, we will host a special event in room 601/602. Carolyn Hyde, a recording artist from Israel, will play and tell stories from Israel. Please feel free to invite anyone you like to join us. This is an “off” Sunday for community groups.

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 Rest

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

Room 604, 8:30am

This Week: Not Meeting During the Summer

Seasoned Purpose
Married and Single

Fireside Room, 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: Being An Agent of Redemption In Our Teens’ Lives

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: Discussion of the Essential Series – Byron Davis

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Middle School

· Sunday, 11am - Fuel in The Garage

High School

· Sunday, 11am - Foundry

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CollegeLIFE Summer Gatherings: June 26
Our next Summer Gatherings is June 26 at 7pm 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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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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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.

8000 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909

865-470-9800 fellowshipknox.org

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

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