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
Facilitator: Bruce Williams
Thirteen-Week Study
Room 1102
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: Karl & 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!

The Truth Project
Facilitators: Jon and Cindy Goetch
Twelve Week Study
Room: 1103
Suggested Donation: $10

In a recent study, the Barna Research Group revealed a stunning statistic that continues to reverberate throughout the evangelical world. Only 9 percent of professing Christians have a biblical worldview. Because of this, today’s believers live very similarly to non-believers. A personal sense of significance is rarely experienced, we spend our money and time on things that fail to satisfy and we begin to wonder what life’s ultimate purpose   really is. We are, in short, losing our bearings as a people and a nation. To counter this slide within the body of Christ, Focus on the Family has launched one of the most ambitious and powerful projects in the history of our   ministry – The Truth Project. With lessons taught by Dr. Del Tackett, this study is the starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. Each lesson discusses in great detail the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life. Lessons Include:

Lesson 1 – Veritology: What is Truth?

Lesson 2 – Philosophy and Ethics: Says Who?

Lesson 3 – Anthropology: Who is Man?

Lesson 4 – Theology: Who is God?

Lesson 5 – Science: What is True?

Lesson 6 – History: Whose Story?

Lesson 7 – Sociology: The Divine Imprint

Lesson 8 – Unio Mystica: Am I Alone?

Lesson 9 – The State: Whose Law?

Lesson 10 – The American Experiment: Stepping Stones

Lesson 11 – Labor: Created to Create

Lesson 12 – Community and Involvement: God Cares, do I?

Cultures in Conflict
Paul Proclaims Jesus as Lord
Facilitators: Ken and Babette Hutchison
Six Week Study
Room: Worship Center
Suggested Donation: $10

How do you live in a culture where the worldview conflicts with Christianity? The culture in Corinth conflicted greatly with the lifestyle that the Apostle Paul proclaimed to those who chose to follow Jesus. Learn from Paul as he presents his beliefs to the most powerful court in Athens and settles among the Greco-Romans of Corinth, who valued wealth and class, worship of multiple gods, and decadent pleasure seeking above all else. The church today is called to proclaim the gospel in every environment, showing the world what it looks like when we give our lives to Jesus.
Discover how to live in your own Athens or Corinth—an increasingly secular Western world—in a way that glorifies God. Experience the Bible in historical context as you walk in the footsteps of the second missionary tour of the Apostle Paul in Greece.

Love & Respect
The Love She Most Desires
The Respect He Desperately Needs
Facilitators: Tatum and Jobeth Stewart
Room: 1104
Suggested Donation: $20

What do you want for your marriage? Want some peace? Want to feel close? Want to feel valued? Revitalize the love in your marriage! Researchers and counselors affirm it, and the Bible has been saying it for ages. Cracking the communication code between husband and wife involves understanding one thing: that unconditional respect is as powerful for him as unconditional love is for her. Based on Ephesians 5:33, “but every husband must love his wife as he loves himself, and wives should respect their husband (GW trans) this study holds the secret that every couple seeks. Today, you and your spouse can start fresh. No matter what stage of marriage you are in, whether you are in a marital crisis, victim of an affair, engaged, or simply wanting to stay happily married while improving your communication, this study will help change the way spouses speak to, think about, and treat one another.

Better
A Study of Hebrews
Twelve Week Bible Study
Facilitator: Brittany Curd
Room: 209
Bring Your Bibles!

During the early days of the church, believers of all backgrounds were subject to persecution and pressure to renounce their faith. Jewish believers were vulnerable to doubts about Christ and to thinking about turning back to their familiar rituals and old way of thinking. Hebrews was written to convince these Jewish Christians of the sufficiency and superiority of Christ over everything in Judaism, to warn them of the danger of drifting away from Christ, and to exhort them to faithfulness.
Though most modern Christians are not tempted to return to a former religion, they may feel the pull of an old lifestyle, materialism, or the cultural cult of self-worship. Hebrews speaks to this temptation with the clear message that only Christ brings salvation, only Christ brings forgiveness, only Christ satisfies. And He alone deserves our adoration, worship and praise.

Comfort
As Only Found in the Word of God
Facilitator: Sherrie Wilkerson
Room: Library
Bring Your Bibles!

“Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may comfort those who are in any kind of affliction through the comfort we ourselves received from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

From the time sin entered man’s heart there has been hurt and pain. None of us is exempt from it. However, we have a God that loves us, cares for us, and comforts us in our time of distress. God’s Word tell us about His desire to comfort us, his ability to comfort us, and the One he sent to comfort us. Join this group of ladies as they dive into God’s Word to discover more about our Father of Mercy and God of all comfort.

Men’s Ministry Studies:
We are a group of brothers who are Aggressively seeking Jesus Christ, Reaching out to Men and creating Opportunities to encourage and equip each other to take on the Realities of life while modeling Christ, Yahweh

Multiple Groups
Multiple Time Opportunities

33 The Series:
Suggested Donation: $15

This group study builds upon many of the timeless truths taught by Robert Lewis in the original Men’s Fraternity curriculum. The series is designed to inspire and equip men to pursue authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus Christ in His 33 years on earth. Groups will explore the basic foundations of authentic manhood, and meaningful insights into the current state of manhood, which will help navigate through some realities that have created cultural confusion.
The study unfolds God’s mandates for all men, offering a clear definition of authentic manhood that will help men on their journey.

JOIN ONE OF THESE NEW GROUPS:

Volume 1: A Man and His Design
Each man will learn the four “faces” of manhood and how to anticipate and transition through the specific seasons of life.

Kevin Bracey
Sundays, 5:30 pm
Room 1105

Roger Melton
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm
Room 1105

CONTINUING GROUPS
Volume 3: A Man and His Traps

Darrin Allen
Wednesdays, 5:30 pm
Room 212

Jason Suiter
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm
Room 1103

Kevin Carroll
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm
Room 1104

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.