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January 21, 2018

This Week: A Flood of Grace: "The Generosity of God in Us" | II Corinthians 9

Generosity Teaching Series: January 21 & 28
"A Flood Of Grace: His Movement, Our Moment"

Life in Jesus connects our hearts to an eternal, limitless well of spiritual life. Living with Jesus through His Spirit transforms our hearts into an overflow of eternal, limitless spiritual life. When our hearts are filled with gratitude and generosity, that overflow pours into the shriveled and dying hearts around us. When we do this together as one people in Christ, we offer the arid world a flood of grace... continued under worship, teaching & prayer tab

First Service Time Change (9:15 am) Begins Sunday, February 4
Beginning Sunday, February 4, our first service will start at 9:15 am. This small adjustment will allow extra time between services for our traffic and parking challenges as well as create space for connection center and disciple-making opportunities.

The Surge Initiative Mailing
Did you receive a guide booklet in the mail last week regarding the Surge Initiative? If not, please pick one up at either Connection Center on Sunday morning. This guide will provide an overview of the initiative, the physical investment of the project, a prayer guide and commitment card. Questions? Contact Kristi at kfisher@fellowshipknox.org

Adventure Camp, March 2-5, 2018
Adventure Camp is a 5th Grade weekend at Alpine Camp (Mentone, Alabama) to celebrate time in preteen ministry and prepare for a transition to Student Ministry. Register at preteen.fellowshipknox.org. Cost $135. Registration closes at midnight, Tuesday, February 14 (or when full). Financial Assistance Available. Donations are accepted for camp scholarships. Questions? Contact Wendy at wbranch@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
February 18 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 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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Generosity Teaching Series: January 21 & 28
"A Flood Of Grace: His Movement Our Moment"

Water. Life. The two words are inseparable in the physical world—as they are in the spiritual realm. Encountering a deeply wounded, despised and despairing woman at a well, Jesus spoke to her heart using the metaphors of water and life. Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.  The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13, 14

At the Feast of Tabernacles—which celebrated God’s provision for His people, including providing water in the wilderness—Jesus engaged legalistic, hard-hearted religious leaders with the metaphors of water and life. On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” John 7:37, 38

Life in Jesus connects our hearts to an eternal, limitless well of spiritual life. Living with Jesus through His Spirit transforms our hearts into an overflow of eternal, limitless spiritual life. When our hearts are filled with gratitude and generosity, that overflow pours into the shriveled and dying hearts around us. When we do this together as one people in Christ, we offer the arid world a flood of grace.

In the fall of 2017, our Elder Board called us into a five-year vision highlighted by five objectives. We call these objectives the “Surge Initiative.” The vision of Surge is to flood the younger generations of our church, community, and world with the Gospel of Grace. During the weeks of January 14-28, we will move as one people toward committing our hearts and our resources to invest in one of the five Surge objectives. With great gratitude for His great grace, we will ask Him to swell our hearts into waves of generosity. Waves that fulfill our commitment to build a new disciple-making space for our children, students, and families.

This is His disciple-making movement. This is our disciple-making moment. May we become a faithful flood of grace to our thirsty world.

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

Tech Team Media Volunteers Needed 
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 

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Ten years ago, our leadership launched the “Engage” initiative. Throughout that season, we were repeatedly reminded that “to reach a world not yet seen, we must become a church not yet imagined.” How prophetic those words have proven to be! Our world has shifted more dramatically and more swiftly than we could ever have predicted.

Jesus, however, knew. He knew where the world was going. He knew how to best prepare us under the wise shepherding leadership of our Elders. We have faithfully followed Jesus’ vision for our church by becoming a growing disciple-making movement. Who we are today, both physically and relationally, far exceeds what we could have imagined a few short years ago.

Our spiritual and relational growth as Christians has been met with strong cultural opposition in our country, cities, workplaces and schools. News stories, statistics, divorce rates and the effect of digital media all point to an assault on the youngest in our midst. It is a daily battleground where we ght for the hearts of our most impressionable and vulnerable.

With the urgency of God’s compassionate heart, it is time to press back against the darkness. It is time to invest our lives in a battle that we cannot afford to lose. Now is our time to surge forward, to rise up, to not back down. We choose to utilize the full arsenal of God’s Kingdom: prayer, grace, truth, love, and service.

The Surge Initiative” is how we will deepen our walk with Jesus and multiply, disciple, equip and deploy this next generation.

We believe this season will be unlike any we have shared together as a spiritual community, but this requires more than just strength or will power. In Mark 10:45 Jesus tells us that no one is greater than their master and that He, too, became a servant.

We are called to no less. In order to walk out Christianity, we must serve and disciple this next generation in the example of Jesus or we are fundamentally out of step. It is through serving and discipling, both physically and relationally that we are most like Jesus. We believe this spiritual framework can align our hearts and plans to the ways of Jesus.

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)

$

104,327

towards the Fellowship Ministry Budget

$

3,198

for Short-Term Ministry Trips

$

75

for Habitat/Fellowship Makeover House

Giving for the year through January 14, 2018 (all campuses)

$

239,914

Ministry Budget

‘18 YTD goal $183,282

$

6,979

Short-Term Ministry Trips

‘18 goal $200,000

$

625

Habitat/Fellowship Makeover House

‘18 goal $30,000

Summary of year-to-date giving by campus

·  Middlebrook ahead of budget $51,105
·  North ahead of budget $1,228
·  Pellissippi ahead of budget $4,299

Giving: 4 weeks in January projected average $92,310

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’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.

Lifestyle Photography Team
Would you like to be part of a volunteer lifestyle photography team? We want to share the faces, heart, and stories represented across our campus in print, digital and social media outlets. Those interested in serving on this volunteer team should have experience with photography, an eye for lifestyle photography and the availability to photograph on Sunday mornings and for specific events when requested. To learn more and apply, please contact Lauren at lmorgan@fellowshipknox.org.

Tech Team Media Volunteers Needed
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.

Middle School Volunteers
Middle School Ministry is looking for adult volunteers who would like to join us in serving Middle School Students. There are two ways in which you can serve: Sunday Morning Leader – join us weekly for Sunday Fuel, 11am in the Middle School Room, to hang out and worship with Middle School Students or become a C Group Leader – Along with another adult volunteer, disciple 8-10 middle school students 3 times a month in a C Group. If you would like to learn more, please contact Beth Utterback at butterback@fellowshipknox.org.

Meeting God In The Psalms
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Room 603

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.

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. 

Registration not required

Series: Engaging Kids in a Lifetime of Faith:  
10 things parents can do now that predict stronger spiritual health in young adults

January 21: Ten things parents can do to influence the long-term spiritual condition of their kids.

disciple.fellowshipknox.org

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 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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2018 Trip Applications Available
Our Partnership Trips (partners.fellowshipknox.org) are the primary means our church uses to equip, empower, and encourage our global ministry partners in reaching the lost, serving the orphan, and raising up the next generation of disciple-makers in their home countries. Trip Information, Application Packets, and Passport Applications are available at the Partnership kiosk at the south end of the lobby. Learn more at trips.fellowshipknox.org

Donate To Our Partners in Need of Vehicle
Mark and Michelle Heath Sharrow are in need of a “new” car for their ministry in Tijuana. We are collecting donations to help with this purchase. If you feel led to give to this, make a check to Fellowship Church with "Sharrow Car" in the memo line. Mail to Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37909  with Attn: Joan Whiteside. Questions? Contact jwhiteside@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

Series: Engaging Kids in a Lifetime of Faith:  Ten things parents can do now that predict stronger spiritual health in young adults

January 21: Ten things parents can do to influence the long-term spiritual condition of their kids.

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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: Discipling – Stacie Johnson

Mosaic
Singles in their 40’s and up

Room 602, 8:00am

This Week: Loving Well

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

Room 604, 8:00am

This Week: The Life You've Always Wanted - Kevin Huggins

Image Bearers
Intergenerational Married and Single

Room 400, 9:30am

This Week: Kingdom Now But Not Yet

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, 9:30am

This Week: 

In Between
Parenting through Adolescence

Room 603, 11:00am

This Week: Josh Moss Speaking

2nd & 4th Sundays

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

Room 603, 9:30am

This Week: Not Meeting - Off 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

Series: Engaging Kids in a Lifetime of Faith:  Ten things parents can do now that predict stronger spiritual health in young adults

January 21: Ten things parents can do to influence the long-term spiritual condition of their kids.

children.fellowshipknox.org

Adventure Camp, March 2-5, 2018
Adventure Camp is a 5th Grade weekend at Alpine Camp (Mentone, Alabama) to celebrate time in preteen ministry and prepare for a transition to Student Ministry. Register at preteen.fellowshipknox.org. Cost $135. Registration closes at midnight, Tuesday, February 14 (or when full). Financial Assistance Available. Donations are accepted for camp scholarships. Questions? Contact Wendy at wbranch@fellowshipknox.org

SafeKids, January 21, 9:45am, 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.

Investing In The Next Generation 
You are invited to invest in the next generation. Join Children's Ministry Team and share the Gospel with the many children we serve. For more information, email kstevens@fellowshipknox.org

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Middle School
· Sunday Fuel 11:00am in The Garage
· Wednesday C Groups off campus

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

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90's Skate Night at Skatetown (5713 N Broadway St)
Wednesday, January 24 - 6:30 to 8:30pm

Register for $5 on MyFellowship and that covers admission, skates, and dinner. You can wear your best 90's looks while we jam to your favorite 90's throwback hits, or just wear your 2018 clothes. Questions? Amanda McIntyre at amcintyre@fellowshipknox.org

Young Adult Connect
Sunday, January 28 at 11:00am in the Resource Center

If you're new to Fellowship and in your 20’s to early 30’s our Young Adult ministry staff and leaders would love to meet you. Stop by the Resource Center to meet the Young Adults pastor RD McClenagan and hear more about the ministry. Questions? Contact Amanda at amcintyre@fellowshipknox.org

First Thursday, Thursday, February 1, 7:00pm
Worship + Teaching Gathering in The Foundry at Fellowship Middlebrook

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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
6:15am, Wednesdays, Room 603
Aug 16, 2017 - May 30, 2018
Tom Moore - tom.didache@gmail.com

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. 

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

Spring Groups Beginning Soon
Spring Groups begin the week of January 22. For more information on our Women's Ministry or to register for a group, please visit women.fellowshipknox.org.

A Gathering for All Women
Come meet other women at Fellowship and find out more about opportunities to connect. Join us for a relaxing night of coffee and conversation at The Empty Cup on January 25 at 6:30pm. Visit women.fellowshipknox.org for more.

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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

Prevail: Group Begins January 
Pornography and sexual struggle is almost ubiquitous to our culture. Yet, many men fear change or are not desperate enough to take steps toward healing due to the shame and guilt that surround these struggles. A new men’s care-group is forming that addresses sexual and pornography struggles by starting with “what’s right with you” versus “what’s wrong with you”. If you or someone you love are ready to take a brave step toward healing, please email care@fellowshipknox.org. Simply include your name and contact info with the word PREVAIL. This is a confidential email and no other descriptions are needed. The group is assembling now for a January start.  

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

Intern Resident Program
We are committed to invest deeply in the next generation of the Church. Our Interns and Residents receive biblical leadership training, practical experience as team members & leaders, intentional mentoring by our pastoral staff and practical launch tools for their next phase of ministry. Exploring your calling or launching into vocational ministry? Consider inquiring about our Internship & Residency Program. If you are nearing the completion of college, seminary or have equivalent experience and want to find out more, visit intern.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

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 Lead Pastor
Northshore Campus

The Associate Lead Pastor works closely with the Lead Pastor and Elder Board of Northshore to determine, clarify and implement vision, values and strategic priorities that guide the planting and development of this church. Responsibilities include leadership development, disciple-making, pastoral care, and assimilation. The Associate Pastor position requires strong abilities in organization, goal-setting, and the ability to work alongside a wide variety of people. This person reports directly to the Lead Pastor of Northshore. This is a full-time position with benefits. Please forward your resume and cover letter to Ryan Elliott at relliot@fellowshipknox.org.

Childcare Workers
Middlebrook Campus
Looking for paid childcare workers for the spring 2018 Women's Ministry classes. Hours are 9:00am-12:30pm on Tuesday mornings January 23 - mid April. Please contact Nicole Burgess for more information nburgess@fellowshipknox.org.

Part-time Facilities Position
Middlebrook Campus

Part-time facilities position available for up to 25 hours per week. Duties include landscaping, mowing, building repairs, cleaning, maintenance, and more. Please email Doug Tolson at dtolson@fellowshipknox.org for more details.

8000 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909

865-470-9800 fellowshipknox.org

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

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