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August 18, 2019

This Week’s Teaching: Genesis
Potiphar’s Wife, Jesus and Me  |  Genesis 39

Young Adults and College Students
Sunday, August 18, Lobby

We desire to call college students and young adults (both single and married – in their 20’s and early 30’s) to take their next step of faith in Jesus Christ through two avenues: gatherings with a time of worship, celebration and teaching; and weekly groups that build community, encourage and challenge one another. If you would like to learn more about these two ministries, please visit us in the lobby Sunday, August 18.

Women's Fall Groups
It is our hope that through connections events, growth series, and groups, you will connect with other women and find a community in which you can experience the transforming grace of the gospel. Visit our representatives in the Lobby Today (Sunday, August 18) or view classes and register at women.fellowshipknox.org. Groups begin Monday, August 19.

The 4:30
Begins this Sunday, August 18

The 4:30 service, a duplicate of our Sunday morning services, exists to create more opportunities for people in our community to come and worship Jesus, hear the gospel and be invited into gospel formed community. Our 1st - 3rd graders will join us in worship during this service before they are dismissed to their classes. Please get all the details on check-in and structure at 430.fellowshipknox.org

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South Knox Campus: An Interest Gathering 
September 22, 11:00am, Middlebrook Resource Center

Discover more about being part of this new work in South Knoxville on Sunday, September 22 at 11:00am in the Resource Center at Middlebrook. Until then, take a few minutes to learn more about it at south.fellowshipknox.org.

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 sbradford@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.

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.

Consider the following “Discover” entry points offered monthly: 

Discover Life Groups — Second Sunday
If you want to meet others and grow in your relationship with God, we believe being a part of a group is the best place to begin. Register at discover.fellowshipknox.org  

Discover Fellowship — Third Sunday 
Learn about our vision for disciple-making, investing in the next generation, our culture, and how to be a part of our spiritual community. Register at discover.fellowshipknox.org

Our volunteers and staff are available to answer any questions you may have. Please stop by a Connection Center at either end of the main lobby or complete a connection card at cc.fellowshipknox.org.

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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.

Contributions for Middlebrook Church

Giving for Last Week

$

120,184

Ministry Operations Budget

$

2,315

General Global Partnerships

$

67

Habitat/Fellowship Makeover House

Giving for the year through August 13, 2019

$

3,499,020

Ministry Budget

$

134,390

Short-Term Ministry Trips

$

9,583

Habitat/Fellowship Makeover House

YTD Operations Giving

$3,499,020

YTD Operations Projected

$3,515,839

YTD Over/(Under) Budget

 ($16,819)

Giving: 4 weeks in August projected to average $112,354

The Surge Initiative Giving Through August 13, 2019

$

10,000,000

Initiative Goal

$

4,760,461

Pledged

$

2,973,817

Received (out of the $4,760,461 pledged)

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The Surge Initiative: Watch the video HERE.

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.

Questions? Contact Kristi at kfisher@fellowshipknox.org 

serve.fellowshipknox.org

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.

Community Action Committee Volunteers
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! Professional training and vehicles are provided, as well as First Aid and CPR certification. Volunteers are needed for weekdays, evenings and weekends. Drivers must be 21 years of age and have at least 3 years of driving experience.

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. 

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.

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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 second 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:
Sunday, September 8: 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 Matt Scheuneman at mscheuneman@fellowshipknox.org

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Conversational Spanish
Begins Thursday, August 15

Are you going to Mexico on a Partnerships Trip or serving in the local community and want to learn to converse in Spanish? Classes are offered on Thursdays from 7:00pm-9pm throughout the school year and start August 15. Contact Nery Rolon at neryrolon@ yahoo.com or 230-6205.

ESL/ELL Volunteers (English Language Learner)
Begins Tuesday, August 20

Volunteers are needed for the ESL/ELL ministry who want the opportunity to develop relationships with people from other cultures and help them improve their English. Classes begin Tuesday, August 20, at Middlebrook from 7:00pm-9:00pm and follow the school calendar. For more information contact Patti at 865-776-5747 or pms3cr@gmail.com.

Missionary from Fellowship in need of car
Melanie Brunell, Fellowship Missionary to Japan, is in Knoxville for a few months due to a knee problem that couldn't be dealt with in Japan. She is in need of a car to use while she is here. If you have one available for her to borrow, please contact Joan at jwhiteside@fellowshipknox.org.

2019 Trip Applications DUE
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 Christian leaders in their home countries. Trip Information, Application Packets, and Passport Applications are available at the Partnerships Kiosk and online at trips.fellowshipknox.org

Groups for Adoptive and Foster Dads & Moms

DADS
Wednesday, 6:30am - 8:00am, Room 400
August 21-November 13
Led by: Chris Graves and Michael Clark
RSVP to chrisgraves13@gmail.com

MOMS
Thursday, 9:30am - 11:00am, Room 604
August 22- November 14
Led by: Kristin Miller
Register at women.fellowshipknox.org beginning July 25

We will read “Faith Hope and Connection" by Melissa Corkum and Lisa Qualls. Books will be provided.

"Are you a foster or adoptive parent needing hope for this complex and sometimes lonely journey? Do you love your kids but feel discouraged? Are you misunderstood by people around you?

In Faith, Hope, & Connection: A 30-Day Devotional for Adoptive and Foster Parents, you’ll find:

  • Real, often raw, stories from adoptive and foster parents in the trenches;
  • Scripture and faith-filled hope, pointing you to Jesus;
  • Honest reflections speaking courage to your soul and reminding you that you are not alone."

The Disciple-Making Parent
Sundays, 11:00am, High School Room 

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.

August 18 & 25: "Guiding Kids to a Faith that Lasts" - Kevin Huggins

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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 Sunday Morning Groups are mid-sized, on-campus gatherings, often for people in a particular stage of life. They are a great place to connect and grow spiritually, 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 602, 9:15am

Cheers
Intergenerational Married and Single

Room 604, 9:15am
 

MOSAIC
Singles in their 40’s and up

Room 602, 11:00am

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

Room 601, 9:15am
 

Image Bearers
Intergenerational Married and Single

Room 603, 9:15am

Seasoned Purpose
Married and Single

Room 603, 11:00am

FAMILY COMMUNITY

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

Room 601, 11:00am
1st and 3rd Sundays

GROWTH SERIES

The Disciple-Making Parent
Growth Series

High School Room, 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

August 18 & 25: "Guiding Kids to a Faith that Lasts" - Kevin Huggins

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SAFEKIDS
We take our responsibility to care for kids very seriously. Our SafeKIDS child protection guidelines are intended to create a safe and nurturing culture where children and students can come to a growing relationship with Jesus. No registration required.

Training Dates:
September 1, 11:00am, in the Resource Center
October 9, 9:15am, in the Resource Center

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

· Join the Middle School Team: We're looking for adults to join our middle school team in two areas

  • Sunday Morning Team: Connecting and spending time with students during our Sunday morning program at 11:00am.
  • C Group Leader: Caring for and spending time with a group of students through our small group ministry on Wednesday nights.
  • Fill out an online application here.

High School
· Foundry Connection
This Sunday, 10:20-10:50, join us at our new location, the South Lobby for Donuts & Connection.

High School Fall Retreat September 13-15
Registration is open!

Join us a for a weekend filled with teaching, worship, and LifeGroup time. Your student will not want to miss this weekend! Register HERE  

High School LifeGroup Registration
Register for High School LifeGroups HERE

Wednesday Nights @ The Foundry
August 21, 6:30-9:00pm

Please check out our website for more information about what Wednesday Nights look like at highschool.fellowshipknox.org

collegelife.fellowshipknox.org

We desire to call students to take their next step of faith in Jesus Christ through two avenues: gatherings with a time of worship, celebration and teaching; and weekly groups that build community, encourage and challenge one another. 

CollegeLIFE Fall Launch
August 19, 8:00pm, The Standard (
416 W Jackson Avenue)
Join us for CollegeLIFE this Fall starting on August 19

Groups
Are you interested in joining a group? We have groups that meet Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings. All of our groups are co-ed and led by adults in the church. C/L (CollegeLIFE) groups begin between 7:00-8:00pm and typically last an hour and a half to two hours. Our groups are committed to helping you connect with God and others. Sign up here.

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First Thursday
Thursday, September 5, 7pm at Awaken Coffeehouse 

First Thursday is back next month with a new location at Awaken Coffeehouse. First Thursday is our monthly worship & teaching gathering and our series for the Fall is RELATABLE on cultivating spiritually and emotionally healthy relationships as young adults. 

Short-Term Ministry Trip to Tijuana, Mexico
November 9-15, Applications due Friday, September 27

This trip is led by our young adult leadership team, and is for young adults in their 20s and early 30s. Ministry and service projects are determined based on the needs of our ministry partners in Tijuana, Mexico. However, we will be serving in both the old and new city dumps, along the Mexico/US border, and at an orphanage, where we will be staying and where we will have intentional time to minister to the teenagers there who need young people to pour into their lives. Application and information available here.

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Running Your Race God’s Way
8:00am, Saturdays, Room 400
Jim Hall - jhall@curleecommunication.com

Adoptive & Foster Dads
Wednesday, 6:30am - 8:00am, Room 400
Dates: August 21-November 13
Led by: Chris Graves and Michael Clark
Chris Graves - chrisgraves13@gmail.com

The Good Fight
Tuesdays, 6:30am-7:45am, Room 400
Begins August 20, 2019
Note: We do not meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month
Steve Rysewyk - sandsrysewyk@gmail.com

Ephesians: Pursing Christian Maturity (Men Only)
Wednesdays, 6:15am-7:15am, Room 603 
Begins September 4, 2019
Tom Moore - tom.didache@gmail.com

Ephesians: Pursing Christian Maturity (Co-Ed)
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Room 603 
Begins September 4, 2019
Tom Moore - tom.didache@gmail.com

women.fellowshipknox.org

It is our hope that through connections events, growth series, and groups, you will connect with other women and find a community in which you can experience the transforming grace of the gospel. 

Women's Fall Groups
Online registration for our fall groups is open at women.fellowshipknox.org. Representatives will be in the Lobby Today (Sunday, August 18) and groups begin Monday, August 19. Visit women.fellowshipknox.org for updates.

To Know and Be Known
Podcast Now Available

Miss our To Know and Be Known event or want to listen to it again? You can listen to the podcast here.

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

DivorceCare
New Class Begins Thursday, September 5 at 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.

Boundaries
New Class Begins Thursday, September 5 at 6:30pm
"When to say yes... and how to say no, to take control of your Life."

Our Boundaries group works together on how to set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, co-workers, and even yourself. We will draw on God's wisdom and discover the boundaries needed and how to set them accordingly.

This is a 13-week class that will meet from 6:30-8:30pm. Email care@fellowshipknox.org with questions or Register here. Space is limited.

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 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.

employment.fellowshipknox.org

IT Systems Administrator
Middlebrook Campus

This position serves on the Support Services Team which provides operational support to all Fellowship Church locations. The responsibilities of this position involve day-to-day maintenance of Information Systems by resolving service requests as well as deploying desktop workstations and laptops. This position also will provide day-to-day support of Windows and Apple computing resources and software applications. Candidates should have a Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent experience as well as two years experience working on a Microsoft Windows domain and/or Apple Enterprise Environment. For a full job description, visit employment.fellowshipknox.org. To apply please send resume and cover letter to Brandy McCulley at bmcculley@fellowshipknox.org.

Pastor for Community and Mission
Pellissippi Campus

In cooperation with the Lead Pastor of Fellowship Pellissippi, this position will oversee Life Group Ministry, Ministry Systems Development, disciple-making initiatives, local and global mission engagement, as well as shepherd new comers to our community. 
There is also an opportunity for Sunday morning teaching for the right candidate. For a full job description, visit employment.fellowshipknox.org. To apply please send resume and cover letter to Brandy McCulley at bmcculley@fellowshipknox.org.

Northshore Kids Director
Northshore Campus

The Northshore Kids Director has the opportunity to help create an environment where children can experience and learn about the love of God on Sunday mornings while also helping parents disciple their kids throughout the week. This role works most closely with our team of volunteers to help them create such an environment. This is a part time, hourly position that will be expected to work between 15-20 hours/week. This is part of the Northshore staff team and reports to the Northshore Pastor of Family and Adult Ministries. For a full job description, visit employment.fellowshipknox.org. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Brandy McCulley at bmcculley@fellowshipknox.org

8000 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909

865-470-9800 fellowshipknox.org

Service Times: 9:15am // 11:00am // 4:30pm

inquiry@fellowshipknox.org

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