Life Change University 2018

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17


Book by Book Through the Bible

BE DECISIVE - Jeremiah (Warren Wiersbe)
Led by Rich Wallace, Bldg B - Fellowship Hall, 5:15-6:15 pm
Ongoing, join at any time

Imagine living in a world with no moral absolutes. A place where truth is in the eye of the beholder. A society with eroding standards. Sound familiar? Yet this dilemma is not new. The prophet Jeremiah was called to take a public, and unpopular, stand for God's truth. His story can inspire us to make the powerful, decisive choice to stay firm in our faith and values.

Essentials Missions Basic Training

Led by Associate Pastor Craig Mintz, Bldg E - Room E-212, February 11, 3:00-6:00 pm, 1 session
Register for class and reserve childcare needs with Kristie Russell at (865) 453-9001

Interested in joining an FBC mission team in 2018 somewhere in the US or around the world? Get the basic training you’ll need to be an effective team member. Required for anyone participating in an FBC mission project in 2018 or later. 


Acts Part 2/Paul, Jesus' Witness to the Gentiles, Chapters 13-28 (Precept upon Precept)

Led by Jennifer Finchum, Bldg B - Fellowship Hall, 6:45-8:45 pm, 8 sessions

First discussion January 8th.  You must obtain a workbook prior to the first class by contacting Jennifer at 865-591-5990. This class is co-ed and multi-generational.  The class does not meet the first Monday of each month.  Part 1 is not required and there is a modified version available if your schedule doesn’t allow time for a lot of homework.

Jesus promised His disciples that they would take the gospel to the remotest parts of the earth. Observe Paul's transformation from persecutor of the church to preacher. Join him on his journeys across the Roman world to proclaim the saving message of Jesus to Jews and Gentiles. Learn how to witness and how to live an authentic Christian life in all circumstances in the power of the Holy Spirit. Learn to be like Paul, to be bold in proclaiming the name of Jesus and to trust our sovereign Lord who enables us to endure persecution and suffering at the hands of those who hate Jesus and therefore, hate us.

Galatians/Who Has Bewitched You? Why and How? (Precept upon Precept)

Led by Jennifer Finchum and Jonathan Snapp, Bldg B - Fellowship Hall, 6:45-8:45 pm, 7 sessions

An interest meeting will be held February 26th
.  The first discussion will be held March 19.  You must obtain a workbook prior to the first class by contacting Jennifer Finchum at 865-591-5990. This class is co-ed and multi-generational.  The class does not meet the first Monday of each month.  A modified version is available that has less homework.

As the gospel spread across the Roman world in the first decades after Jesus’ earthly ministry, conflict arose. Jews and Gentiles were believing the gospel, and a struggle over what it meant to be a Christian began. What does it mean to live under grace? Do you have to keep the Law to be a Christian? All of it or just part of it? Who is right? How will we know?  God used an apostle to write a letter to some churches that were struggling with this issue, a letter that still speaks today. Its message clearly defines the relationship between Law and grace, and how Christians live under grace, led by the Spirit, free from bondage.


Led by Associate Pastor Jerry Hyder and Gail Thomas, Good News Bldg - Room GN-117, 5:30, 13 weeks
Classes begin January 8 and end April 2.  Join at any time. 

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.  Call Dawn in the Church Office if you would like more information.


3 Circles: Life Conversation Guide

Led by Associate Pastor Craig Mintz, Bldg E - Room E-212, 5:30-6:30 pm, 6 sessions 
Begins January 10

Life Change. It all begins with a conversation. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the most profound reality of life. But sharing it with someone can be as simple as three circles. Discover how you can share the gospel with anyone using three circles.

In the Beginning

Led by Clarke Beasley, Bldg E - Room E-209, 6:00-7:15 pm, 7 sessions 
Begins January 10

This Bible study is a survey of the Old Testament discussing the critical importance and relevance of the Old Testament to New Testament Christians.  It has been said that the New Testament is in the Old Testament concealed while the Old Testament is in the New Testament revealed.  This survey will provide a broad-based knowledge of the Old Testament with a view towards how it relates to the New Testament and how it is essential in establishing sound Biblical doctrine and a Biblical world view.

Emotionally Healthy Relationships Course by Peter Scazzero

Led by Tiffany Atchley (a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), Bldg A - Room A-103, 5:45-7:15 pm, 8 sessions
Begins January 10

This course is about discipleship that will deeply change your relationship with others - In this eight-session video Bible study, Pete and Geri Scazzero provide you with the necessary practical skills for your spiritual formation journey so that you can grow into an emotionally and spiritually mature follower of Jesus.

Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey

Led by Tresa Spencer, Bldg B - Fellowship Hall, 5:30-7:30 pm, 9 sessions
Begins January 10

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching and class discussions FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! Join us for 9 weeks that could change your life. 

Sunday School Matters by Allan Taylor

Led by Steve Brewer, Bldg A - Room A-105, 5:30 pm, 10 sessions
Begins January 10

Please join us as we explore issues that matter to our life groups. Such topics as “Vison Matters,” “New Groups Matter” and “Teaching Matters” are 3 among 12 subjects we will discuss. This DVD/workbook study is for all life group teachers, assistant teachers and potential teachers.

Essentials of Inductive Bible Study (Precept Upon Precept)

Led by Jennifer Finchum, Bldg E - Room E-219, 5:45-7:15 pm, 1 session
The same workshop will be held on January 10 and January 17

This is a one-time 90 minute workshop that introduces you to the most essential skills for Inductive Bible Study so you can personally interact with God’s Word, understand its meaning and apply it to your life.  You will learn and practice the skills of observation, interpretation and application as we study Chapter 1 of 1 Thessalonians.  

The Power of Knowing God (Precept Upon Precept)

Led by Jennifer Finchum and Debbie Hansard, Bldg E - Room E-219, 6:30-7:30 pm, 6 sessions
Begins January 24

There is no homework involved in this easy introduction to inductive study but you won’t go away without discovering truth for yourself.  You may know about God, but do you truly know what He says about Himself—and what He wants from you?  This eye-opening study will help you gain a true understanding of God’s character and His ways. As you discover for yourself who He is, you’ll be drawn into a deeper, more personal relationship with the God of the universe—a relationship that will enable you to confidently display His strength in life’s most challenging circumstances.  

Celebrate Recovery

Led by Barbara McWhorter & Jerry Hyder (GN - Commons Area), 5:30-7:30 pm
Ongoing, join at any time

Do you struggle with a past hurt, habit or hang-up? This balanced, Biblical program can help you overcome!  This program includes the reading of the 12 steps with their Biblical comparisons, testimonies, and the sharing of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Celebrate Recover is a safe place, a place with no judgment or condemnation, a place to "get your life back" and to heal.