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: Mark Riley
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!

Prove It
Defend the Christian Faith
Facilitators: Jon and Cindy Goetch
Eight-Week Study
Room: 1103
Suggested Donation: $15

Are you interested in knowing more about defending the Christian faith? Too many people are turning away from Christianity, and God, because they have questions and challenges that go unanswered. Because of this, Christianity is viewed by many as an insanity that is only for the weak-minded and misguided.

The purpose of this small group study  is to introduce the basic concepts, contenders, and criticisms of Christianity and prepare the disciple of Christ to provide a defense for the hope that is in them (1 Pet. 3:15). Come, discover ways that you can defend your faith and share what you believe with others.

On the Go For Jesus
How to Share Your Faith
Facilitator: Keith Cook,
On the Go Ministries
Room: 1104

Sharing our faith in Jesus Christ is something many people struggle to do. But it doesn’t have to be frightening. Come experience how to share the love of Jesus, any place, any time, in many ways. No matter your temperament, age, or experience God has given you the ability and desire to share your faith. This special outreach training will show you many different ways to tell others about your love for Jesus without fear, in a culturally relevant way, and with everlasting results.

This training will cover:
* Talking with someone one on one about Jesus; Giving your testimony ; How to Pray with others to receive Christ; How to start a spiritual conversation; Learning what the “Good News” really is and tools to help you witness; Preparing to have an on the go for Jesus lifestyle; Sharing Jesus with Children; How to answer objections without; Arguing; Discovering your History (His Story In You)
Learning how to relax and let God use you (Defeating the 4 enemies of sharing your faith); Divine Appointments (How the Spirit guides you); Building Bridges to others (Making friends for Jesus); Praying for those who need to know Christ (prayer card); Spying Out the Land (personal share plan).

This training time will be fun and exciting as you interact with classmates to strengthen your sharing skills, receive many fun and creative witnessing tools for you to use to actually share with others about Jesus.

Anxious for Nothing
Finding Calm in a Chaotic World
Facilitator: Ken Hutchison
Five-Week Study
Room: 1105
Suggested Donation: $15

Do you feel weighed down with worry? Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night? Are irrational fears your constant companion? Could you use some calm?

In this five-session Bible study, by author Max Lucado, this small group will explore God’s treatment for anxiety found in Philippians 4:4-8. With His help you will learn to face the calamities of life. You’ll learn how to talk yourself off the ledge. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you will learn to view bad news through the lens of sovereignty; to discern the lies of Satan and tell yourself the truth. You will manifest a gentleness that is evident to others. Anxiety comes with life. But it doesn’t have to dominate your life. You can discover a life of calm and develop tools for combating the onslaught of anxiety.

Made to Crave
Satisfying Your Deepest Desire
With God, Not Food
Facilitator: Sheryll Latham
Six-Week Study
Room:121
Suggested Donation: $15

Has food become your source of comfort? After a hard day at work, or a long day with the kids, don’t you deserve that big piece of chocolate cake? Has food become more about frustration than fulfillment? Craving isn’t a bad thing. God created us to crave so that we would ultimately desire more of Him in our lives. Many of us have misplaced that craving, overindulging in food instead of spiritual satisfaction.

Using Lysa Terkeurst’s “Made to Crave” this small group will explore the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. In Made to Crave, she will help you:
* Break the cycle of “I’ll start again on Monday,” and feel good about yourself today.
* Stop agonizing over numbers on the scale and make peace with your body.
* Replace rationalization that leads to diet failure with wisdom that leads to victory.
* Reach your healthy goals and grow closer to God through the process.

She’ll help you discover what it is you’re really seeking, and how that need can only be met in our faithful Heavenly   Father. And when your cravings are satisfied with His love, a healthy body will follow.

The Armor of God
Facilitator: Leslie Jenkins
Room: 209
Suggested Donation: $15

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on   catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this small group study is for you.

The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. A woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory against the enemy. Learn to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Discover what to wear and ensure victory and employ the secret weapon to stop the devil in his tracks. Develop a personalized strategy to put the enemy in his place. And, take advantage of your position in Christ and experience long-term effects of victory in practical, everyday living.

Who is God?
Facilitators: Abby Rockenbaugh
Sherrie Wilkerson
Room: Library
Bring Your Bibles!
“I am the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and The End. Revelation 22:13 

God. Yahweh. Creator and Sustainer of Life. Father God. There are many names for God and attributes that describe Him. For many, the question remains, “Who is God?”. Using the S.A.L.T method of studying God’s Word, this small group will learn more about who God is and the names that are attributed to Him. Join this group of ladies as they dive into God’s Word to discover more about our Heavenly Father.

Anointed
Transformed
Redeemed
A Study of David
Facilitator: Renna Walters
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm
Room 209
Suggested Donation: $15

Taped at a Deeper Still women’s event, Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore, and Kay Author explore three phases of King David’s life. This small group will study how David, as a young man, was established and empowered as King over Israel. You’ll learn that as a middle-aged man, King David had to move past the devastation of his sin into brave obedience. And, as a man facing the final third of his life, David learned the live in the grace of God.

NEW Launch!NOW Forming Groups
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

This Series:

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

JOIN ONE OF THESE GROUPS:

Tatum Stewart
Sundays, 5:30 pm, Room 212

Darrin Allen **
Wednesdays, 6:00 pm, Room 212

Jason Suiter
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, Room 1103

Kevin Carroll
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, Room 1104

Roger Melton
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, Room 1105

Kevin Bracey **
Saturday Mornings, 6:30 am, Room 1102

 

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.