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MAKING DISCIPLES WHO LIVE BY GOD’S GRACE AND FOR HIS GLORY AT HOME AND ACROSS THE WORLD God Story

My CORE Group

This Month at Fellowship Missions Spotlight Passport to Success The Kannards: Italy


GOD STORY

WELCOME We would love for you to get connected at Fellowship. Here are some easy ways to get involved:

FELLOWSHIP NEXT

This class meets Sunday, February, 16, 11 am-1 pm, in the Station and is hosted by our teaching pastors. You’ll hear about: • our mission of discipleship • our strategy for growing as disciples of Jesus and making disciples • our ministries and how you can get more connected • the steps you can take to join Fellowship as a member We’ll gather for lunch and conversation as we get to know one another and answer any questions you may have. Childcare is provided.

MY CORE GROUP | BY BRUCE HENRY The Core group that I am a part of has been nothing short of amazing. It has been so encouraging to be with a group of guys who want to pursue Christ at a deep level.

Our group has caused me to press deeper into the all-sufficient Christ and to find that in His presence alone is fullness of joy. We were dead before Christ moved in us and made us alive. To really own that we did nothing to deserve, earn or move towards God is very freeing. He gets the glory; I get the joy. The only thing that I brought to the table was the sin that made my salvation necessary. God has been deconstructing religion in me - and our Core group has been a significant part of that ongoing process. I know that my performance is poor, but bask all the more in the perfect record of Christ. He is perfect so when I fail He says there is “no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” To embrace these things leads to the abundant life that Jesus promised. What has been the most impactful about our Core group is an ever-increasing vision of our God that is holy, sovereign and good. God has never once said, “I didn’t see that coming,” or “what am I going to do now?” This is so comforting as I live in a fallen and broken world that is full of pain and suffering. God has a purpose for everything– EVERYTHING. God does work ALL THINGS FOR GOOD and not just for people in the Bible, but for me and for you. These have become the great foundations of my faith– that God is sovereign over ALL THINGS and that He does good for His children. This has created an anchor in my soul that stays firm regardless of how rough life gets!

D GROUPS

The key strategy we use for being and making disciples is our small groups, which we call D Groups (short-hand for Discipleship Groups). We have three types of D Groups: Core Groups, Connect Groups, and Care Groups. Visit fellowshiponline.com/dgroups to get more information about the groups and to join one, or stop by the Connection Center.

BAPTISM

Baptisms are some of our favorite events at Fellowship because we get to acknowledge public decisions to follow Christ. If you’re interested in taking this important step, email baptism@ fellowshiponline. Our next scheduled Baptism Class is February 2 at 11 am in the Station.

STAY ENGAGED

In addition to our weekly bulletin and monthly calendar, you’ll find the latest information and registration at fellowshiponline.com or on our MyFellowship App available for Apple, Android and Windows phones. Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get regular updates on all the happenings here at Fellowship.

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THIS MONTH AT FELLOWSHIP FELLOWSHIP HIGHLIGHTS Jen Hatmaker Scandalous Grace Women’s Event

Jen is a wife, mother, speaker, writer/blogger and soon to be cable network star on HGTV. Her following statement describes her life passion best, “If my goal at one time was to be a Bible teacher making an impact through communication, now it is simply to be a Christfollower making an impact through radical obedience.” Friday, February 21st from 7-9 pm and February 22nd 9 am-12 pm. Tickets are $25 and available online and at the Connection Center. Buy your ticket early!

What Did You Expect? Paul Tripp Marriage Event

Plan to join us March 7-8 as Paul Tripp teaches us how a marriage of unity, understanding and love is rooted in worship and empowered by the Gospel. $10 per person and available online and at the Connection Center. Childcare available with pre-registration. Friday, March 7 from 7:00 to 9:15 pm Saturday, March 8 from 9:00 am to 12:15 pm

For more info and registration visit fellowshiponline.com/events today!

ADULT DISCIPLESHIP Fellowship Women Spring Classes Bloom Join us this spring as we recommit ourselves to our husbands and marriages. We will be using the following studies: What Did You Expect by Paul Tripp and Scouting the Divine by Margaret Feinberg. Bloom meets on Tuesday mornings from 9:00-11:30 am in the Warehouse. New Inductive Study By Kay Arthur Wednesday mornings from 9:00-11:30 am is a new inductive study by Kay Arthur focusing on the books of Joshua, Judges and Ruth. This class meets in Room 2160. Precept Upon Precept by Kay Arthur covers the books of Ezra, Haggai and Esther. This class meets on Wednesday mornings from 9:00-11:30 am in Room 4205 and on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Station.

Morning Edition & Evening Edition A ten-week study, Live Intimately by Lenya Heitzig and Penny Rose, teaches us the same lessons today that Christ taught his disciples in the Upper Room long ago. Morning Edition meets Thursday mornings from 9:00-11:30 am in the Warehouse; Evening Edition meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Station. For more info and registration, visit fellowshipwomenonline.com today!

Fellowship Men Spring Classes One Way Love Taught by Mike Marquez and Clay Adkisson, this class will read and discuss the book One Way Love by Tullian Tchividjian. This ‘manifesto’ calls the church back to the heart of Christian faith–grace. Begins January 29, Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 am in the FSK Worship Room. Fathers and Daughters Come and hear about how God’s grace and love to us can lead us to extend the same love and grace to our daughters as well as how grace impacts our daughters in practical ways in different life situations. Led by Tad Pruitt, beginning January 29 from 6:30-7:30 am in the Station. Five Great Questions with Robert Lewis Do you want to go deeper on subjects like Creation? Evolution? How the Bible came together? Or Is Hell really forever? Join Robert Lewis on this “deeper investigation” of the great questions surrounding our faith. Begins Wednesday, February 12 from 6:15-7:30 am in the Warehouse.

Renew

Join us every Tuesday night at Renew for intensive discipleship. Choose from four areas of growth: Marriage, Personal Life, Finances and Family Issues. Marriage Renewal, a replacement for Marriage 911, is focused on developing effective skills for couples. Financial discipleship occurs through Financial Peace University and Compass Ministry Family support groups address a variety of issues, and in Personal Renewal get support while battling personal life issues. Worship starts at 6:30 pm in the Warehouse and small groups begin at 7:30 pm.


THIS MONTH AT FELLOWSHIP ADULT DISCIPLESHIP Stephen Ministry Training Stephen Ministers are laypeople trained in the congregation by their Stephen Leaders to provide one-to-one Christcentered care to hurting people. These are people with compassionate hearts who’ve been equipped with the skills to listen, encourage, and offer support when someone is in need. If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, please email stephenministry@fellowshiponline.com. Training begins February 16, 3:00-5:30 pm in the Station and meets every Sunday for 14 weeks. Young Adult 501 Thursday Nights Thursday night gatherings are the front door to the 501 community of young adults ages 18-35. This is when we gather as a large group to worship God, study the Bible and connect people to our D Groups. Join us every Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Warehouse. 2 to 1 Premarital & Newly Married Discipleship Class If you are engaged, thinking about getting engaged or have recently been married, this program is designed for you. This eight-week class will explore why marriages fail and look at God’s plan, purpose and power for marriage, as well as help confirm the direction of your relationship and discuss roles and responsibilities. Cost is $25 per couple. February 20-April 10, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm in the Station. Sageworks Mid-Week Discipleship Group For the individual or couple who wants to be in a D Group but cannot attend in the evenings when most groups meet. Time together usually begins with worship and prayer, followed by Bible study and ends with a meal and fellowship. Dates for this month are February 12 and 26 from 11 am-1 pm. For more info and registration visit fellowshiponline.com/events today!

FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP Fellowship Kids (FSK) FSK invites all children (infants - 6th grade) to join us for either service, 9 & 11 am, to experience what it means to become a disciple who lives by God’s grace and for His Glory at home and across the world. “Go Local” Family Missions Opportunity Bring your family to join the fun of crafts, activities and music with the residents of Good Shepherd Retirement Center, Roberts Building located at 2701 Aldersgate Rd on February 15 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Please email Treva at tsawatski@fellowshiponline.com to sign up or get more info.

Fifty6 Our 5th and 6th grades will be starting a four week series February 2 called Count to Ten. Every preteen experiences moments of emotional outbursts in their relationships with friends and family. We want preteens to see how, by God’s grace, they can respond to anger and conflict with forgiveness and grace. Special Needs Our special needs ministry comes alongside each child and serves them according to their unique skills and abilities. If you would like to become a buddy to assist a child in FSK on Sunday mornings, please contact Lora at lmesker@ fellowshiponline.com. Upward Soccer Outreach Register for Upward Soccer and help reach families in our community. The league is for boys and girls in grades K-6th. Invite others to play, coach a team, referee or be a prayer partner. Sign-up to play before January 31 and save $15 per child! Visit fellowshiponline.com/upward to register online. For more information contact Paul Kroger at pkroger@fellowshiponline.com Fellowship Student Ministries (FSM) Thirsty? (7-8th grade) & Echo (9-12th grade) are our large group midweek services that take place every Wednesday night from 5:30-7:00 pm and 7:30-9:00 pm. Join us to enjoy some hang–out time, praise and worship, and a time to hear Biblical teaching from our pastors. FSM Summer Mission Trips It is our desire and aim for every student to serve in missions during their years in FSM. This year we are going to Florida, Guatemala and India. FSM United: Panama City, FL, June 28-July 4, cost $475, Application due in March 23 Guatemala City: June 14-21, cost $1200, Application due Feb 23 India: July 15-25, cost $2500, Application due Feb 23 FSM United Junior High Information Meeting On February 16 from 10:15-10:45 am in FSM, we will have an information meeting for all parents of junior high students interested in attending our summer mission trip to Florida. FSM Winter Chill Every January and February we host the largest event of the year -- close to 500 students and leaders come together, get away, get connected and seek the Lord. We ask for your prayers for God to work in our high school students February 7-9, and to continue the work he started in the junior high students!


FSM Night With Drew Worsham, illusionist and mentalist, will be here for one night only on February 19 in FSM. He might possibly blow your mind! But even better, he will point towards Jesus and present the gospel. Join us for Thirsty (5:30-7:00 pm) and Echo (7:30-9:00 pm) on Wednesday, February 19 and don’t forget to bring a friend!

Hidden Creek Celebration Luncheon Sunday, February 19, 12:45-2:00 pm at 10905 West Markham St. Join us as we celebrate all God is doing in our community. Bring a dish to share; enough for your family and one extra person. For more information call Jennifer at 224-7171.

MISSIONS

Tyler Street Opportunity Center We will be starting Life Skill classes on Wednesday, February 9; every Wednesday from 5:30-8:00 pm at Tyler Street Opportunity Center, 2100 S. Tyler Street. For opportunities to serve or for more info, please contact Danita at 224-7171.

Hidden Creek Volunteer Training For current and future volunteers at Hidden Creek–bring a sack lunch and join us for hands-on discipleship training from noon to 1 pm on Wednesday, February 19, in room 5240 of the administration offices at Fellowship. This month we’ll discuss sharing the gospel in everyday conversations. Drinks provided.

Thrive Orphan Ministries Join Thrive on Friday, February 21 at Centers for Youth and Family from 6:15-8:00 pm! Spend time with children ages 6-11 in foster care providing a snack, games and fellowship. Contact thrive@fellowshiponline.com to reserve your spot.

For FSM info and registration, visit fellowshipstudents.com today!

Come Meet The Nations February 3 at 6:00 pm, MetroBCM, 5515 West 32nd St. on the UALR campus. International Friendship Outreach’s Conversation Club is starting for the spring semester! Enjoy a potluck dinner, meet students from over a dozen countries and have global impact without leaving home! Email jduncan@fellowshiponline.com for info. Missions Leadership Residency This nine-month experience is designed to strengthen a college graduate’s spiritual foundation and provide practical knowledge in areas of social justice, community development and gospel movements. For more information or to apply visit fellowshipmissions.com/ residency. Missions Summer Internships Fellowship Missions internships are intensive local discipleship experiences designed for future leaders to work alongside our Missions team in order to gain an understanding of what happens ‘behind the scenes’ of ministry. For more information or to apply visit: fellowshipmissions.com/internships. Short-Term Mission Trips Is your family interested in going on a short-term mission trip? Consider joining us on the Guatemala family trip March 22-29; we have 30 spots available. For more information on our upcoming trips or to apply online, visit fellowshipmissions.com/events

Thrive Orphan Ministries Join Thrive on Saturday, February 22 at the UALR game from 6-9 pm for oneon-one time with boys in foster care for a fun night out! Thrive will be providing all game tickets and dinner for the boys. All men interested please email thrive@fellowshiponline.com to reserve your spot. For more info on local and global opportunities visit fellowshipmissions.com today!

WORSHIP Worship Ministry Spring interviews for those interested in serving in the worship ministry, vocally or instrumentally, will be held in late February. Email Bethany at bhayes@fellowshiponline.com by February 17 for more information on requirements, times and dates. Night of Prayer Join us for a night of worship and prayer on Monday, February 3, 6:30 to 7:45 pm. Together, we’ll seek God’s direction for our church and our lives. Childcare available through preregistration; email childcare@fellowshiponline.com.


MISSIONS: AT HOME AND ACROSS THE WORLD

PASSPORT TO SUCCESS

THE KANNARDS: NAPLES, ITALY

God has very clearly led Fellowship to dive deeply into ministry in the South Midtown area of Little Rock. Tyler Street Opportunity Center is a place that allows families to come and be discipled as well as be ad  isciple to others through the awesome programs offered throughout the week.

Naples is home to approximately 2.4 million people and is considered to be one of the most densely populated cities in Western Europe. Clay and Lauren Kannard joined an established team of World Venture missionaries actively seeking the lost in a country that is only 1.1% evangelical,and where there is only one properly trained evangelical pastor for every 250,000 Italians.Italy has a population of 60.4 million people. It is 90-95% Roman Catholic but only 5-10% attend mass regularly. While it has been “Christianized,” Italy has not been evangelized.

While students are learning through the after school program Passport to Success, families are connecting with other families throughout the month at a fun dinner gathering called Family Connection. Since the program began in 2008, students’ reading scores have increased, behavior in the school and at home has become better and they have developed strong character traits that will take them far in their community and throughout their lives. Families are building genuine sustainable relationships with other families that would not have developed before meeting at a Family Connection dinner. These friendships have grown stronger over the years. We need you to volunteer! Call LaShanna today at 224-7171 to get signed up.

To learn more about Passport to Success visit fellowshipmissions.com/go–local.

The Kannards are serving at Il Faro International Baptist Church, and are the first missionary family to live in this community. The church is active in serving through community groups, evangelistic outreaches, a food-bank for the hungry, a women’s ministry that is actively pursuing victims of human trafficking, and a school of Theology. Please pray for the Kannards to have opportunities to share the Gospel. Pray for Italians to know God’s saving grace, not through an institution or ritual, but through Jesus and a relationship with Him.

To learn more visit kannardfamilyonline.com


This Month - February, 2014