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!

Blacklist: A Study of John 9
New 7-week Series
Worship Center
5:30 pm

The popular television show Blacklist presents the “bad guys” vs the “good guys”. Not very original, except the “bad guy” has become a “good guy” and the “good guys” don’t believe the “bad guy” can be a “good guy”. So the drama unfolds. It is hard at times to know which is which! A similar story of found in John 9. The characters and names have been changed, but unlike to TV show, the “bad guys”, who are now the “good guys”, seem to win.

John 9 is dramatically pivotal in helping Christ’s disciples, the first century church, and the 21st century church grasp God’s intent for His kingdom. What appears as a win for the “bad guys” (who are seen as the good guys), is actually God’s divine plan of unleashing His rule in a new way!

Be a part of this 7-week drama on Sundays at 5:30 in the Worship Center.

Two Studies in One

Israel’s Mission
Becoming a Kingdom of Priests in a Prodigal World
10 week/ Video Driven/Workbook
Facilitator: Ken Hutchison
Room 1105
Suggested Donation: $20 for both Israel’s Mission and The Mission of Jesus (below)
Promotional Video 

In the opening chapters of the Bible, God entrusted Adam and Eve with a mission to fill the earth, use it wisely, and rule it well. This mission for caring for God’s creation was disrupted when Adam and Eve sinned, but God did not give up on using the humans he created as partners. Beginning with Abraham and continuing through his descendants, God chose a people to be his partners in blessing and restoring his creation. He gave Israel the mission of being a kingdom of priests for the nations. God entrusted to his people the mission of making himself known. Just as God called Israel to be the light of the world and to make God’s name known, Jesus did the same. Jesus then entrusted it to his disciples before ascending to heaven. God gave an assignment to His people long ago: bring “lost sheep” back into the love and safety of his kingdom. It is still our task today. Through this study you will glimpse the urgency and rewards of welcoming the strangers and prodigals the Lord longs to embrace.

The Mission of Jesus
Triumph of God’s Kingdom in a World of Chaos
Promotional Video

In John 17:26 Jesus says, “I have made your name known to them and I will continue to make it known…”. In the region of Galilee, Jesus revealed the power of God’s Kingdom and His role as King. The “good news” of His shalom sent ripples through Israel – stirring the hearts of new followers and challenging the rule of an empire.

Through this study you will deepen your understanding of this passionate revelation to a broken world God longs to redeem. Discover how Jesus triumphantly made God’s presence known on Earth, and how he asks you to do the same, bringing God’s shalom to the chaos of others.

Sunday Evenings-Women

His Word Alone
A call to put down your Bible Studies and pick up your Bible
12
Week Bible Study Application
Facilitators: Abby Rockenbaugh & Sherrie Wilkerson
Room: Church Library, 123
Suggested Donation: $15

Convinced of the ability of God’s Word to meet each of us right where we are, no matter where that may be, Summer Lacy has a passion for sharing the beauty of Scripture with women in all stages and phases of life. In His Word Alone Summer chronicles her journey of growth from being a self-proclaimed “sold-out-to-Bible-Study-Girl” to a girl actually studying Scripture for herself. In doing so, she assures us that we are each capable, able, and even more than that, called, to do the very same thing. His Word Alone issues a call to Bible Study Girls everywhere to put away their Bible Studies and pick up their Bibles. Whether you’re a seasoned Bible Study Girl yourself, or just beginning to explore the Bible, His Word Alone equips, guides, and encourages you to dig into the grit, grime, and unending beauty of Scripture with your very own hands.

Sunday Evenings-Parenting

From Chaos to Self-Control:
An Effective Approach to Parenting
Facilitator: John & Cynthiadawn Geotsch
Room 1102

Life can be chaotic, especially if you have children. We can all relate. But, does it have to be? Our culture is flooded with questionable and outright ineffective approaches to child-rearing. When our kids are left entirely to themselves, they will pursue a course of selfishness. And, left entirely to themselves, there is no behavior of which they are incapable of choosing. What Can We Do?                                          

Understand what children need and how they function.

-Learn parenting skills that will increase the likelihood that our kids will choose to allow us to influence them.

-Choose to perceive behavior problems as inevitable as well as a learning opportunities for our children.

In this class you will learn how to successfully intervene with your child when he/she misbehaves and help them to learn responsible, self-directed behavior. It is a skill-based program that contains everything you will need to help your child learn responsible behavior, based on Biblical principles.

In this training you will learn how to use three important ideas that will help insure that your parenting skills will be successful and encourage you to confidently turn defiant and difficult behaviors into responsible choices from your children.

**John has 35 years working with students, parents, and educators in public schools as a behavior intervention specialist. (Elementary; Middle School; High School)

He has 6 years working with families providing behavior intervention services for Crisis Family Intervention and Family Preservation Services. His holds a Masters Degree in Counseling from Montana State University -Billings, MT and a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Counseling from American Christian College and Seminary, Oklahoma City, OK

Wednesday Night Women’s Study

Finding I Am
How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of Your Heart
6 week/ Video Driven/Workbook
Facilitator: Abbey Land
Room 209
Suggested Donation: $15
Promotional Video

What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before. Find freedom in difficult circumstances by learning how to shift from “slave mentality” to “set free mentality”. Discover how Jesus is the key to satisfaction by learning the crucial significance behind each of His I AMstatements. Trade feelings of emptiness for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is, and grow in biblical literacy with this exploration of the Gospel of John.

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.