“I Need You Now” – Drama at Celebrate on Monday Night, May 14, 6:00pm at the Pellissippi Campus

fp Celebrate and the fp Creative Arts Ministries present “I Need You Now” A full length drama based on a true story of a soldier and her fight to live—Monday May 14 at 6:00pm in the Worship Center. The last time this drama was presented at Faith Promise Church we had almost 900 in attendance, so be sure to get here early to get your spot to watch this powerful drama.

Celebrate on Monday nights starts at 6:00pm with great food, then a time of awesome worship and a challenging message from a variety of engaging speakers, such as our very own Chad Funk the leader of our fp Celebrate Ministry. Following our corporate time together we have several Celebrate Recovery and Celebrate Growth Groups for you to plug into to be ministered to and help you navigate your next steps toward growth and in your walk with God.

Celebrate is a vital part of the Groups Ministry here at Faith Promise Church. As with all of our groups, we focus on creating environments for people to connect with God and others.

New Men’s Group on Monday Nights, 7:00pm at the Pellissippi Campus

“Doing the Right Thing”, a new Six Week DVD/Facilitated Men’s Group lead by Bob Poteat starts Monday 5/7 @ 7pm

How can we, as a society, do what’s right even in the face of powerful temptations and incentives to do what’s wrong?

Join hosts Brit Hume, Chuck Colson, Dr. Robert George and a distinguished panel as they undertake a six part exploration of Ethics before a live student audience in Princeton, NJ. The panel, students and interviewed guests will examine and discuss these questions over six thirty minute sessions:

• How did we get into this mess?
• Is there truth, a moral law we can all know?
• If we know what is right, can we do it?
• What does it mean to be human?
• Ethics in the Market Place
• Ethics in Public Life

“A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon the world” – Albert Camus

Doing the Right Thing explores the ethical and moral breakdown that is hitting culture from all sides. Through panel discussions, interviews, and live student questions it raises ethical issues in a non-condemning but challenging way, stimulating thought, discussion, and action. The DVD sessions and accompanying participant’s guide encourage viewers to examine themselves and how ethical and character issues relate to their lives at home, school, and the workplace. As a result of this discussion and self-examination, participants will exhort each other and promote an ethic of virtue in their spheres of influence and in the culture at large.

Not a day passes without another shocking news story that makes us wonder what kind of culture the next generation will inherit. The sheer greed involved in the sub-prime banking crisis and Bernie Madoff’s theft of billions of investor dollars are just two examples in our own country. How did we get here?

On the international scene, the more obvious indicators chill and dismay us: children being used in the international sex trade, reports of genocide and obvious repression in Africa, the ongoing regimens and routines of hatred in the Middle East, religious oppression, wars and rumors of wars.

At the family level the story is more familiar but no less tragic. Divorce, with all its attendant havoc, continues at high rates, including among religious families. Addictions of all kinds are flourishing, especially among the young. Violence and cheating have infected the schools on a surprising scale, and alarming reports of teachers preying sexually on their students are coming to the fore.

Individually and corporately, the evidence continues to mount of a serious crisis of character. What used to be a nagging suspicion is now revealed daily: something is terribly amiss in our society.
We must get on the playing field and winsomely retake the high moral ground–before it’s too late.
The time is right for a bold movement to help rediscover Natural Law and to apply it in their personal and professional lives. Time is of the essence if we are to help turn our culture around and you can be a vital part of it in your spheres of influence.

Check out this Video and Website.

New Coed Celebrate Growth Group on Monday Nights, 6:00pm at the Pellissippi Campus

New Coed Celebrate Growth Group“Changes That Heal: How to Understand Your Past to Ensure a Healthier Future” by Dr. Henry Cloud starting Monday, April 16, 2012.

Join us at Celebrate on Monday nights at 6:00pm for this new Coed Celebrate Growth Group study led by Mark Eason. Mark will use this groundbreaking book, to help walk you step-by-step through the four basic tasks of becoming mature image bearers of God: Bonding to others – Separating from others – Sorting out good and bad in ourselves and others – Becoming an adult — Dr. Cloud not only explains and describes each task, he also identifies the problems that result when we fail to accomplish that task, and he shows us what changes to make in our lives in order to bring about healing.

Celebrate on Monday nights starts at 6:00pm with great food, then a time of awesome worship and a challenging message from a variety of engaging speakers, such as our very own Chad Funk the leader of our FP Celebrate Ministry. Following our corporate time together we have several Celebrate Recovery and Celebrate Growth Groups for you to plug into to be ministered to and help you navigate your next steps toward growth and in your walk with God.

Celebrate is a vital part of the Groups Ministry here at Faith Promise Church. As with all of our groups, we focus on creating environments for people to connect with God and others.

New Coed Celebrate Growth Group on Monday Nights, 6:00pm at the Pellissippi Campus

New Coed Celebrate Growth Group“Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit” by Francis Chan starting Monday, April 16, 2012.

Join us at Celebrate on Monday nights at 6:00pm for this new Coed Celebrate Growth Group study led by Davin Emerson. Davin will use this groundbreaking book to help us understand how today’s church admires the gift of the Holy Spirit, but asks have we neglected to open it? Chan tears away the wrapping paper and the ribbons to uncover the source of the believing community’s true power for witness and service. He issues a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Spirit of the living God.

More information available here.

Celebrate on Monday nights starts at 6:00pm with great food, then a time of awesome worship and a challenging message from a variety of engaging speakers, such as our very own Chad Funk the leader of our FP Celebrate Ministry. Following our corporate time together we have several Celebrate Recovery and Celebrate Growth Groups for you to plug into to be ministered to and help you navigate your next steps toward growth and in your walk with God.

Celebrate is a vital part of the Groups Ministry here at Faith Promise Church. As with all of our groups, we focus on creating environments for people to connect with God and others.

New Men’s Celebrate Recovery Group on Monday Nights, 6:00pm at the Pellissippi Campus

New Men’s 12 Step Celebrate Recovery Group starting Monday, April 9, 2012.

Join us at Celebrate on Monday nights at 6:00pm for this new Men’s 12 Step Celebrate Recovery Group study led by Jeremy Crouch. Celebrate Recovery Groups are Christ centered recovery/growth programs that take place in a safe environment where we fellowship, grow, and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives. There are only two things needed for someone to start recovery: a desire to stop living in the past and a desire to start living in the truth. In Celebrate Recovery Groups, our focus is on spiritual progress as opposed to perfection, and as we work through the Christ-based 12 steps, we become willing to accept God’s grace and forgiveness in solving our life problems. We learn that our identities are not based in our past behaviors. We are believers in Christ who struggle with past hurts, habits and hang-ups. We have come to the realization that we cannot keep what we have unless we give it away; therefore, the ultimate goal of recovery is to produce purpose-driven disciples who take the message of recovery in Christ to those who still suffer.

Here’s a video with more information.

Celebrate on Monday nights starts at 6:00pm with great food, then a time of awesome worship and a challenging message from a variety of engaging speakers, such as our very own Chad Funk the leader of our FP Celebrate Ministry. Following our corporate time together we have several Celebrate Recovery and Celebrate Growth Groups for you to plug into to be ministered to and help you navigate your next steps toward growth and in your walk with God.

Celebrate is a vital part of the Groups Ministry here at Faith Promise Church. As with all of our groups, we focus on creating environments for people to connect with God and others.

New Celebrate Growth Group on Monday Nights, 6:00pm at the Pellissippi Campus

New “Big Girls Don’t Whine” Study-by Jan Silvious starting Monday, April 16, 2012

No one wants to be labeled a whiner, but many of us go through life with a “poor me,” victim mentality that sounds a whole lot like whining. God never intended for us to act like “little girls,” says Jan Silvious. Join us at Celebrate on Monday nights at 6:00pm for this new Celebrate Growth Group study led by Susan Barrentine. Susan will use this groundbreaking book to help us as women to understand that God’s goal is for each of us to live as “big girls”-mature Christian women-who are capable of enjoying the richness of life He has planned.

In Big Girls Don’t Whine, Jan helps women:

*Move beyond the past and on to healthy relationships,
*Choose to be proactive rather than let life just “happen,”
*Discover their full potential,
*And become everything He made them to be.

So how can we tell if we’re living life as an immature ‘little girl” or a confident “big girl?”

A little girl…

*Is insecure
*Becomes the victim of circumstances
*Says “I can’t”
*Manipulates

A big girl…

*Is secure
*Rests in God’s sovereignty
*Says, “I can”
*Communicates

In Big Girls Don’t Whine, Jan Silvious calls us to be real women in a real world, free to experience a life of full of potential and vision. This book is the how-to manual for making it happen.

Celebrate on Monday nights starts at 6:00pm with great food, then a time of awesome worship and a challenging message from a variety of engaging speakers, such as our very own Chad Funk the leader of our FP Celebrate Ministry. Following our corporate time together we have several Celebrate Recovery and Celebrate Growth Groups for you to plug into to be ministered to and help you navigate your next steps on your road to recovery and in your walk with God.

Celebrate is a vital part of the Groups Ministry here at Faith Promise Church. As with all of our groups, we focus on creating environments for people to connect with God and others.