New Celebrate Growth Group on Monday Nights, 6:30pm at the Pellissippi Campus

New Safe People Study starting Monday, January 2, 2012

Do your “people connections” lift you up or drag you down? If you often make “wrong” choices in love, work, or friendships, you can learn to find people who are good for you! Join us at Celebrate on Monday nights 6:30pm for this new Celebrate Growth Group study as we identify traits of untrustworthy people, offer practical strategies for forming healthy associations, and reveal things about yourself that jeopardize relationships.

Celebrate on Monday nights starts at 6:30pm 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.

Join Us for The fp Men’s Group Breakfast, with Chad Funk, Saturday, December 3rd, 8:30am at the Pellissippi Campus

“What is Your NEXT STEP?”

We all want to grow, but where do you start and how do you make progress while juggling life’s demands. Join Chad Funk and over 100 men who are also looking for answers and practical advice in this area.

Chad leads over 200 men and women in this pursuit at Faith Promise’s Celebrate Recovery every week and has personal testimony and experience in leading others to discover God’s plan for their growth. Using Dr. Chris Stephens new book “The Plan of Your Life” as a springboard, Chad will lead us on a journey of discovery, motivation, and encouragement to determine our next step on the road to intentionally, consistency, and victoriously becoming more like Christ.

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.

Join Us for The fp Women’s Group Gathering, Friday, November 4th, 6:30 pm at the Pellissippi Campus

“Harvesting our Hearts”

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

Following Worship, Emily McPherson will share some of her testimony in How God Harvested Her Heart.

You will then get to choose and enjoy one of these three Elective Classes:

1. Enjoying the Harvest: A cooking class will meet in the kitchen to “sow” (prepare) a yummy new dessert and “reap” (eat) the “fruit of their labor.” (Phyllis Smith will show you how to make an old fashioned stack apple cake.)

2. Rooted in God’s Love: In this workshop, you will learn how to stay “rooted & built up in Him, strengthened in the faith, and overflowing with thankfulness.” (Led by Sherri Shafer)

3. Harvesting Treasure from Your Trial: Be encouraged through prayer, and a special time to speak with another woman to help you personally harvest the treasure from your trial. (Led by Isabelle Simecoe)

6:30 pm to 6:35 pm — Opening Prayer and Announcements
6:35 pm to 6:50 pm — Worship
6:50 pm to 6:55 pm — Dancers
6:55 pm to 7:15 pm — Speaker (Emily McPhearson Sharing Her Testimony)
7:15 pm to 7:20 pm — Transition to Elective Classes
7:20 pm to 8:00 pm — Elective Classes
8:00 pm to 8:30 pm — Fellowship over dessert & coffee

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.