First Baptist Church Joelton

DiscipleLIFE

 Right Now Media

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Church family,

We are excited to share that our church now has access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.

As a church staff, we’re always looking for ways to help you develop and strengthen your faith. We believe that RightNow Media will be a tool to serve you as you live out your faith at home, at work and in your neighborhood. RightNow Media has videos for everyone—kids, youth, parents, married couples, college students, single adults, working professionals—all aimed at helping you grow.

You should have already received an official invitation email to give you FREE access to RightNow Media. Once you find the email, simply click the link, sign up for an account, and you’re all set to explore more than 12,000 videos. We pray that RightNow Media will be a blessing for you and your family!

Check out the video below for a look at what this opportunity has to offer.

If you haven’t received an invitation, please email ddavidson@fbcjoelton.org and we’ll send one out right away.

DiscipleLife Ministry

“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation…” 1 Peter 2:2

Matthew 28:19-20 states, “Therefore go and make disciples…” We are a church that takes this verse seriously. Not only do we desire to see individuals come into a saving relationship with Christ, we encourage everyone to steadily grow in their relationship with Him. That is why we offer opportunities of discipleship.

Webster defines a disciple as one who is a pupil or follower of a particular teacher. As Christians we are disciples of Jesus Christ. However, regularly attending a worship service and/or Sunday school class does not make one a disciple. A disciple is one who individually and continually seeks to grow in their faith and relationship with Christ through the study of God’s Word and responds to the direction or change that God produces in their life. To promote the discipleship process, we offer these classes. This semester we are offering a variety of classes that will hopefully encourage you in your relationship as a follower of Christ.

Sunday Evenings for All

Experiencing God
Knowing and Doing the Will of God
13 week/ Workbook/ Discussion
Facilitator: Chuck & Sherry Culwell
Room 1103
Suggested Donation: $15

Over time God has used the truths of Experiencing God to awaken believers to a radically God-centered way of life. As a result, millions have come to know God intimately, to recognize His voice, and to understand His will for their lives. God is always at work around you. He pursues an intimate, loving relationship with you that is real and personal. Through the biblical principles of this course, God can teach you to know when He is speaking to you; recognize His activity around you; adjust your life to Him and His ways; identify what He wants to do through you, and respond to His activity in your life. God invites you to become involved with Him in His work. When you recognize where God is working, you can join Him in what He is doing. Then you will experience God doing through you only what He can do.

GriefShare
Your Journey From Mourning to Joy
13 week/ Video Driven/ Workbook
Facilitators: Dorthy Johnston
Room 1101
Suggested Donation: $15
Promotional Video

If you have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. That’s the reason for Grief Share, a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. Through video you will be introduced to leading authors, counselors, speakers, pastors, and top experts on grief recovery, dramatic reenactments about living with grief, and real-life stories of people who have experienced losses like yours. During the small group experience you will have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences and share your own. Discover exercises that will help you grow and heal!

Two Studies in One

A Clash of Kingdoms
Paul Proclaims Jesus as Lord
10 week/ Video Driven/Workbook
Facilitator: Ken Hutchison
Room 1105
Suggested Donation: $20 for both

Like the Roman Empire, today’s governments or organizations can become centered on power and believe their messages are the “good news.” As     Christians, we are called to proclaim God’s name to all the earth, but how do we do that in the midst of false gospels? Through this study you will discover how Paul communicated the Good News of Christ to Philippi, a Roman colony that worshiped false gods. Follow him on his second teaching journey, which took him to the Roman province of Macedonia. There, the gospel of Jesus confronted Hellenism, the worldview of Greek culture. Immerse yourselves in the history and culture of the Roman world in Greece and discover how first-century believers became living witnesses of the kingdom of heaven who put God on display in a very pagan, broken culture.

Early Church
Becoming a Light in the Darkness
(class will begin approximately September 24)

For Christians today, faith in God can sometimes seem to be a cerebral choice. For the early church, it was the difference between life and death. Shortly after Jesus ascended to heaven, his disciples started to proclaim his message to the world. The effectiveness of the early believers is amazing and raises a host of questions with great implications for our world today. How did Jesus prepare his followers for such a mission? What empowered them? What kind of commitment did they have to make to their mission? What did they do that had such an impact on the people of Asia? Discover the passion and   commitment early believers displayed as they claimed Jesus in the face of fierce consequences and powerful adversaries.

Sunday Evenings-Women

Mighty Things
A Study of Psalm 60
Facilitators: Abby Rockenbaugh; Sherrie Wilkerson
Room: 123, Church Library

Are you in a season of struggle? Do you wonder where God is in your pain?

Join us for an in-depth study of Psalm 60. These twelve verses illuminate the character of God and our own flawed heart. And, in the end, with God’s help, we will do mighty things.

**In addition to the Bible study, there is an optional “health” component.
Join us to discover more.

Your Devine Design
8 week/ Video Driven/ Workbook
Facilitator: Leslie Jenkins
Room 1104
Suggested Donation: $10

Do You Know How God Has Uniquely Wired You?

Do you know that you, your friends, and the members of your church are God’s “masterpiece?” God has a dream for your life. He didn’t save you just so He could take you to heaven. He has an assignment for you here on earth.

He created you in His image, He filled you with His Spirit, and He blessed you with spiritual gifts so you could live a life of impact. But until you know how to recognize and use your gifts, you will never experience all that God wants you to experience. You were meant to discover how He has uniquely wired you, and the roles in the body of Christ that He created you to fulfill.

In this fascinating study, Chip Ingram explores passages from Romans, Ephesians, and 1 Corinthians to understand the role of spiritual gifts. In the process, you’ll be invited to pinpoint your own primary spiritual gift and then learn a Biblical process to develop, and deploy your gift for greater ministry and significant impact.

Promotional Video

Wednesday Night Women’s Study

Seamless
Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story
7 week/ Video Driven/Workbook
Facilitator: Renna Walters
Room 209
Suggested Donation: $15

The entire Bible is a vast library, written by 40 authors over 1,600 years. You can explore the nooks and crannies for a lifetime. But the amazing thing is those 66 books tell one seamless story about the God who made us, loves us, redeems us, and has a future for us. Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Whether you’ve grown up hearing Bible stories or you’re exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming.

Experience the Bible as a whole as you gain clarity and confidence in your understanding of Scripture. Discover a biblical context that reshapes and brings to life stories from the Old and New Testaments.

RightNow Media
Grow in your faith from the comfort of your home, or anywhere you can take a mobile device. Check out RightNow Media at www.RightNowMedia.org. Access to Bible Studies of all kinds, including videos for children. RightNow Media is the Netflix of Christian videos. Email Danny Davidson for FREE access at
ddavidson@fbcjoelton.org.
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NOTE: We at FBCJ encourage participation in DiscipleLife to promote spiritual growth, and we never want cost to be a determining factor. The cost for most classes covers the cost of the book and materials. If cost is a factor for you, scholarships are available and confidential. Contact Minister of Education and Administration Danny Davidson at 876-0527.