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

GriefShare
Your Journey From Mourning to Joy
13 week/ Video Driven/ Workbook
Facilitators: Karl & Dorthy Johnston
Room 1101
Suggested Donation: $15
***Begins January 27
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 5 Love Languages
The Secret to Love That Lasts
Facilitators: John and Cindy Goetch
Seven-Week Study
Room 1102
Suggested Donation: $15

You love each other, right? So why does it feel like you’re not on the same page? The most common issue in any relationship is the communication barrier. Everyone experiences love differently, and it’s easy to miss the mark when it comes to showing that you care. With a little help from The 5 Love Languages®, you can learn to identify the root of your conflicts, give and receive love in more meaningful ways, and grow closer than ever.

Change Your Life Through Prayer
Facilitators: Andre & Sarah Dugger
Nine-Week Study
Room: 1103

Prayer is essential to our relationship with Christ. Since prayer is talking with God, why don’t people pray more? Why don’t the people of God enjoy prayer more? It has been suggested that people—truly born-again, genuine Christian people–often do not pray simply because they don’t feel like it. And the reason they don’t feel like praying is that when they do pray, they tend to say the same old thing about the same old things.

Most Christians want to pray but don’t know how to carry on a simple, sustained, satisfying conversation with God. Just as infants must be taught to talk, Christians must be taught to pray. Once you know how to pray, prayer will be fulfilling, refreshing, and even fun.

Through this study you will be taught how to pray like Jesus and his early followers and will be encouraged to follow the example they set so that you will experience a more fulfilling relationship with Christ.

The Rock, The Road, and Rabbi
Facilitators: Ken and Babette Hutchison
Seven-Week Study
Room 1104
Suggested Donation: $15

Explore the land of Jesus and bring Scripture to life. Begin a journey to deeper faith. Join Kathy Lee Gifford and Messianic Rabbi,

Jason Sobel as they visit sites in Israel and examine the true texts of the Bible to provide fascinating background details that make the story of the New Testament come alive. Explore Bethlehem, where it all began; Nazareth, where Jesus spent his early years; Capernaum, Jesus’ ministry headquarters;

Galilee, His ministry grounds; The Mount of Olive; and Jerusalem, the site of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

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.

Jeffrey Frame
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm
Room 1103

Roger Melton
Sundays, 5:30 pm
Room 1105

CONTINUING GROUPS

Kevin Bracey
Sundays, 5:30 pm
Room 211

Darrin Allen
Wednesdays, 5:30 pm
Room 211

Jason Suiter
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm
Room 212

Kevin Carroll
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm
Room 214

Roger Melton
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm
Room 1105

Wednesdays

On the Go For Jesus

How to Share Your Faith
Facilitator: Keith Cook
Eight-Week Study
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 (Making friends for Jesus); Praying for those who need to know Christ; 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.

 

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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.