Life Change University Fall 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 HEROIC - Minor Prophets (Warren Wiersbe)
Led by Rich Wallace, Bldg B - Fellowship Hall, 5:15-6:15 pm
Ongoing, join at any time

Fifty thousand Jewish exiles, led by Zerubbabel and Joshua, returned to Jerusalem in 537 BC to rebuild their temple and their lives. Their story is told in the Old Testament books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Haggai, and Zechariah. Ezra was a priest and Haggai and Zechariah were prophets, but together with Zerubbabel the governor of Judah, they encouraged the Jewish remnant, overcame obstacles, and worked together to finish the work God gave them to do. That's what makes heroes. 

Essential Missions Basic Training

Led by Craig Mintz, Building E Room 209
Sunday, September 23, at 3:00 – 6:00 pm

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 U.S. 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.



Ephesians / The Church: Root in Love, Walking in Power (Precept upon Precept)

Led by Jennifer Finchum, Building B Fellowship Hall (Room B-101), 6:45-8:45 pm, 10 weeks. Co-ed and multi-generational.

An interest meeting for this study will be held August 27 in Building A Room A-103. The first discussion will be held September 10 in the Fellowship Hall. You must obtain a workbook prior to the first class by contacting Jennifer Finchum at (865) 591-5990.The class does not meet the first Monday of each month.  A modified version is available that has less homework.

Chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world, targeted by grace, sons of God united in a single family, inheritors, holy, redeemed, forgiven, raised from the dead and seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenlies! How can you not study Ephesians!? Before Paul even hints at how believers should live, he lays a rock-solid foundation: who we are in Christ! If you think you're just a cog in a machine, if you don't know your true identity, then this study is for you.


Led by Associate Pastor Jerry Hyder and Gail Thomas, Good News Building - Commons Area, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, 13 weeks. Classes begin August 6.  Join at any time.  A special "Holiday GriefShare" will be held November 12.

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.


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 then the sharing of the Good News of Jesus Christ. THIS IS A SAFE PLACE - A place with no judgment or condemnation. A place to get your life back.

3 Circles: Life Conversation Guide

Led by Craig Mintz.  Building B Room 211, 5:30-6:30 pm.  6 sessions beginning September 26.

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.

The Big Picture

Led by Jeff Douglas.  Building E Room E-212, 6:00-7:15 pm. 6 sessions beginning September 12.

"The Bible is God’s revelation of His message to man, not just a series of moral stories. The Big Picture stretches from Adam to Christ as God reveals His plan to save man through His Word. We will study the Bible from the perspective of the immediate meaning to those of the author’s day, relate this message to what God has done and revealed up to that point (historical meaning) and see how the passage relates to God’s ultimate purpose, pointing us to His Son as our Redeemer, Lord, and Savior (the prophetic/redemptive meaning). All of these together are the Big Picture of God’s plan for mankind.

Promised Land (Ray Vander Laan)

Led by Liz Gibson.  Building E Room 216, 6:00-7:15 pm. 5 sessions beginning September 12.

Filmed on location in Israel, Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God's Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible's fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals unique insights into the Scriptures' significance for modern believers.

The Book of Daniel - World History Written in Advance

Led by Clarke Beasley.  Building E Room 209, 6:00-7:15 pm. 6 sessions beginning September 12.

One of the most unique characters in Scripture is Daniel, and he authored one of the Bible’s most unique and fascinating books.  In the Olivet Discourse, Jesus referenced the book of Daniel as a key to understanding the prophetic framework of Scripture.  Part historical narrative, part prophecy, part apocalyptic, written partly in Hebrew and partly in Aramaic, partly co-authored by a pagan King, this study will explore the varied uniqueness of the book of Daniel focusing on the aspects of the book that can only be explained by God’s direct intervention and revelation.

Typical Problems with Biblical Solutions

Led by Ray and Patty Heck.  Building A Room 103, 6:00-7:15 pm. 8 sessions beginning September 12.

This class is designed to help believers with everyday struggles in life to deal Biblically with many typical problems, such as fear, anxiety, depression and moving from bitterness to forgiveness. Become empowered to live the life that Christ has called us to in His Word.  (This class is not part of counseling training.) This class is foundational so it is important to come for the first 3 classes for the others to be understood. Bring your Bible!

Financial Peace University (Dave Ramsey)

Led by Tresa Spencer.  Building B Room 101 (Fellowship Hall), 5:30-7:30 pm. 9 sessions beginning September 12.

We all need a plan for our money. 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.

Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You (John Ortberg)

Led by Tiffany Atchley, a licensed marriage and family therapist.  Building A Room 105, 6:00-7:15 pm. 6 sessions beginning September 19.

Anxiety. Depression. Fear. Loneliness. These are all symptoms of a soul that has lost touch with its source of life. Like a flower snipped from the vine, the soul that is not turned toward God can only wither away. This study sheds light on the most overlooked, underrated, and least-understood part of your being. With a workable and relevant approach, see how living the "with God" life isn't just a good idea--it's the only way to find lasting peace and satisfaction.

Biblical Prophecy

Led by Gary Stowell.  Building C Room 304, 6:30-7:30 pm. Beginning October 17.

This class is an in-depth Bible Study on prophecy. It will cover Biblical prophecy vs. false prophecy and will involve covering the first three chapters of Genesis and the books of Daniel and Revelation chapter by chapter and verse by verse. The study will be reinforced by a comparison study of two books on prophecy authored by Dr. David Jeremiah. Please join us on our first day of class for a meet and greet and to discuss the goals, objectives and the anticipated timelines for our study.


James:  A Faith that's Real (Precept upon Precept)

Led by Jonathan Snapp.  Building A Room 103, 6:45-8:45 pm. 10 sessions. Co-ed and multi-generational.

An interest meeting for this study will be held August 30. The first discussion will be held September 6. You must obtain a workbook prior to the first class by contacting Jonathan Snapp at (865) 300-5837.

What is true faith? How should you live the Christian life? Each verse of this practical study is alive with instructions, admonition, and encouragement. Learn God's principles for dealing with trials, temptations, the tongue, and the pull of the world.