April Update from Pastor Chris

Way to go Promisors!

God is definitely doing something new in the life of Faith Promise. As March ended and April began, we experienced one of the best Easter weekends in our history with with over 17,000 people across all our campuses, leading to 163 baptisms (and still counting), and untold more lives affected in ways we will see for years to come.

We continue to see more and more people Get In Groups, with over five hundred Promisors connecting (some for the first time) in groups throughout the first quarter of 2018. Thank you for your courage and obedience to experience God’s new rivers of provision and new roads of vision in following Jesus and leading others to do the same.

Last weekend we began Like a Boss – accepting God’s promotion to move to the corner office of contentment in our finances and every other area of our lives together. Because at Faith Promise, We put God first and give generously.

And because of our commitments in January to Get In on Generosity, we will encourage everyone in two weekends to take their next step in generosity by trusting God in whole new way. So, make sure to Get In the Weekend and be here for the final weekend of Like a Boss.

Finally, thanks to your faithfulness and generosity, Faith Promise finalized the purchase of our North Knox Campus facilities and property and now are positioned to help real people with real problems find real love in one of the most densely populated areas in all of Knoxville.

No matter what’s your next step – you can do it! I pray for and believe in every Promisor. Let’s keep getting in and getting on His new rivers of provision and roads of vision this year!

Love you, and see you this weekend!

Pastor

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Our New Series, 500 Reasons, Begins This Weekend!

Wow Promisors,

What an incredible month February was in the life of Faith Promise! We kicked it off with another incredible Sunday Showdown! Then, we launched into This Is Group and started 83 new groups and connected 712 new people into community. We grow together and are getting in and getting on God’s New Rivers and New Roads.

Don’t miss out on something new God is doing in our disciple-making communities.

The world is not getting darker, believers are getting dimmer. But we refuse to dim! And fpStudents led the way in flipping the switch in Fusion 2018 – with over 1,000 students and leaders becoming brighter lights, resulting in 40 baptisms already.

And somehow, March is looking even brighter, as we move into an entire month of preparation for Easter at Faith Promise. Throughout this month, we will challenge Promisors with 500 Reasons to Get Others In and invite everyone they know or meet to join them for Easter weekend. I am praying for 20,000 people, 500 baptisms THAT weekend, and for God to continue doing something new in the lives of every Promisor.

Remember that whatever we face as a church, our first and only response is to love and serve and help real people with real problems find the real love of Jesus Christ.

Finally, let me challenge you to take your next step this month:

Get In the Water and acknowledge God publicly in baptism,

Get In the Word and begin a devotional time with the Lord in the Bible,

Get In the Weekend and begin making Faith Promise weekends a priority,

Get In A Group and join the disciple-making community,

Get In a Ministry and begin using your gifts to serve others,

Get In on Generosity and begin giving, tithing, or preparing for Heart for the

Harvest this fall,

or Get Others In by bringing people to Easter at Faith Promise.

No matter what’s your next step – you can do it! I pray for and believe in every Promisor. Let’s keep getting in and getting on His new rivers of provision and roads of vision this year!

Love you and see you this weekend!

Pastor

Real Love Starts Here!

Dear Promisors,

What an amazing H4H weekend! I am so thankful for each and every one of you and your continued sacrifice and commitment to building God’s Kingdom. Over the next month, we will do just that through some unique and exciting opportunities in our new series, Love Starts Here.

This series will challenge and encourage us to take one step closer to being and bringing real love to the real people and problems all around us. Throughout November, we will offer opportunities through Compassion International, Family to Family, and All is Bright, as well as release the first edition of the Faith Promise Mission Magazine, an fpOriginal publication.

We will kick off the series with an opportunity at each campus to sponsor a child through Compassion International. Beginning Friday, November 10th through Monday, November 13th there will be an interactive experience at our Pellissippi and Blount campuses. These experiences are open to the public and give a tour of childrens’ lives in the developing world. Come with your family, your fpGroup, or your friends. To check available times or to register for a specific time click here.

I believe God is calling the people of Faith Promise to adopt 1,000 Compassion Children from all over the world. Let’s show real love to these children and adopt every single one of them this weekend across all our campuses.

Promisors can also take part in All is Bright, our annual Christmas shopping event, where we celebrate the holidays and the joy of giving as we help those in need around the Knoxville area. Click here for more information.

The final opportunity is Family to Family, where Promisors can take a bag from their lobby and fill it will easy-prep food items for kids at our partner schools to take home during the two-week winter break. We will provide a list of items attached to the bag and challenge everyone participating to grab an extra bag and invite a neighbor to join them in filling one, as well. For more information, click here.

On Thanksgiving weekend, we will bring Hallerin Hilton Hill for a visit. You may remember him as our pregame host during the SuperBowl of Preaching back in February, but most everyone else will know him as the talk show host of Anything is Possible on Newstalk here in Knoxville. Not only is he a dear friend, but he is also an incredible man of God. So, if you’re not traveling, be here! If you are traveling, bring your whole family to church and watch online. Promisors love a HHH weekend!

Love you and looking forward to seeing you this weekend!

Pastor

Heart for the Harvest Offering Weekend

From the Pen and Heart of the Pastor,

Promisors, it’s finally here – Heart for the Harvest Offering Weekend! I hope you are as excited as I am for a weekend that will impact real people and real problems in communities here in Tennessee and around the world.

To those who have been fasting and praying, thank you for your heart of commitment and expectation. Please continue to pray for an incredible move of God in the lives and hearts of all the people of every Faith Promise campus as we give together.

This weekend will be a unique experience in three parts:

First, we will give our Heart for the Harvest offerings in worship, then we have set aside some special time to pray for problems and pain and for any one in need of deliverance or freedom. Finally, we will gather around the Lord’s Table and take Communion together as we remember what Jesus did for us and recognize what He is calling us to do in response to His incredible demonstration of sacrifice and love.

If are unable to attend this weekend or would like to give your H4H offering online, please do so here.

This weekend will be another off-the-charts moment for Faith Promise Church. Looking forward to seeing you and what God will do this weekend at all our campuses!

Love ya,

Pastor

P.S. Remember that this weekend Daylight saving time ends, so please set your clocks back an hour on Saturday night.