Join Us for The Men’s Breakfast, with Dr. Jody Goins, Saturday, November 5th

Join Dr. Jody Goins, Oak Ridge High School Principal for breakfast Saturday, November 5 at 8:30-10am in the FPC Satellite to hear his unique prospective on our youth and the opportunities and responsibility we all have to influence the next generation.

Jody Goins was named one of the region’s rising leaders by the Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s “40 under 40”. Dr. Goins holds an educational doctorate degree, a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision, as well as a bachelor’s degree in history education.

As Principal at one the areas leading High Schools, Jody has a passion for leading the next generation to their full potential as God intended.

Guys, we are continued to be blessed to have Childcare! If you need childcare, please register here

For past messages, go to past breakfast messages.

Let’s Get It On, Losing the Leaf, Week 4


In week 3, we explored the issue of purity. In week 4 we will be discussing Sex. We all have questions about Sex…many we don’t feel comfortable asking. In this lesson we will discuss why. From the beginning we have been told lies, not truth, and been led to believe that sex is something dirty or something of which we should feel shame. God intended something totally different – something beautiful, pure, and intimate. This is a discussion to help us uncover the truth and learn to drop the fig leaf to discuss our questions about sex and intimacy.

Uncovering the Truth about Sex and Intimacy

22 The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. 23 The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.”
24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; 3 but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’” 4 The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! 5 For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.
8 They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 He said, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.” 11 And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12 The man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate.” 13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” Genesis 2:22-3:13

So, as we prepare to begin our group study in Week 4 of Losing the Leaf, take a look at this video segment from Pastor Art and Doctor Ann as they unpack the issues we face in talking about sex to help us to learn to drop the fig leaf.

Honor Begins At Home, Courageous, The Movie & Men’s Group Study


Four men, one calling: to serve and protect.

As law enforcement officers they are confident and focused, standing up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.

When tragedy strikes home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes,their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God … and to their children?

Protecting the streets is second nature.

Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That takes courage.

Two opportunities to experience this movie:

If you have a son in the High School ministry at Faith Promise: Sunday October 9th, 12:45 pm. Get free tickets, go to lunch and the movie with your son, Check it out here.

If you don’t plan to attend with your son, you can attend opening night this Friday 8pm at Pinnacle Cinema Turkey Creek. TICKETS (free offer) at Fandango


More Movie Info Here

Keep It Zipped Up, Losing the Leaf, Week 3

[vimeo][/vimeo]In week 2, we explored the root cause of what hinders our intimacy and connection with others. In week 3 we will be discussing the issue of purity. I don’t think most of us would be surprised to find out the Bible says we should not engage in sexual immorality. Yet many people sacrifice life, reputation, respect and happiness even though they know the consequences. There must be some form of deception that gets to us. This is a discussion on how two perfectly normal guys traded away something valuable for something temporary… And one found their way back.

What would you trade for a bowl of stew?

19 Now these are the records of the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham became the father of Isaac; 20 and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Aramean, to be his wife. 21 Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD answered him and Rebekah his wife conceived. 22 But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If it is so, why then am I this way?” So she went to inquire of the LORD. 23 The LORD said to her,
“Two nations are in your womb; And two peoples will be separated from your body; And one people shall be stronger than the other; And the older shall serve the younger.”
24 When her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. 25 Now the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment; and they named him Esau. 26 Afterward his brother came forth with his hand holding on to Esau’s heel, so his name was called Jacob; and Isaac was sixty years old when she gave birth to them. 27 When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a peaceful man, living in tents. 28 Now Isaac loved Esau, because he had a taste for game, but Rebekah loved Jacob. 29 When Jacob had cooked stew, Esau came in from the field and he was famished; 30 and Esau said to Jacob, “Please let me have a swallow of that red stuff there, for I am famished.” Therefore his name was called Edom. 31 But Jacob said, “First sell me your birthright.” 32 Esau said, “Behold, I am about to die; so of what use then is the birthright to me?” 33 And Jacob said, “First swear to me”; so he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew; and he ate and drank, and rose and went on his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright. Genesis 25:19-34

So, as we prepare to begin our group study in Week 3 of Losing the Leaf, take a look at this video segment from Pastor Art and Doctor Ann as they unpack the issue of purity and how it relates to our pursuit of intimacy with God and others.

fp Women’s Group Gathering, Friday, October 7th, 6:30 pm at the Pellissippi Campus

“Finding Treasures in our Trials”

Join the women of Faith Promise to be encouraged in heart and united in love through worship, Bible teaching, electives (see below), and fellowship.

After an awesome time of worship, Patsy Williams will share her story/testimony and how God brought treasures out of her trials.

“My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:2-3

October 7th Electives*:

1) Treasure Hunt: Go on a literal treasure hunt for hidden treasure (jewelry, gift cards, and much more, including the most valuable treasure of all).

2) Finding Treasure in the Bible: How to find personal, applicable treasure in God’s Word.

3) Turning your Trial into a Treasure: A special time to speak and pray with other women who have also experienced the trials of life.

*Please plan to participate in one of the electives above after Patsy’s story.

Performance Issues; Losing the Leaf, Week 2

[vimeo][/vimeo]In week 1, we discussed God’s original plan for our relationship with Him and others. This week we’ll explore the root cause of what hinders our intimacy and connection with others. Using Paul’s letter to the Philippians as our primary text, we’ll identify how selfishness manifests itself in our lives and what practical steps we can take to follow Jesus’ example of considering others above ourselves.

3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; 4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4

So, as we prepare to begin our group study in Week 2 of Losing the Leaf, take a look at this video segment from Pastor Art and Doctor Ann as they unpack the hindrances we can face in our pursuit of intimacy with God and others.