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Christmas is quickly approaching. For most, it’s a time of joy, celebration, and wonder. It is a time to come together with family and friends to celebrate the birth of our savior with a spirit of peace and love. Join us as we celebrate with families in need and show them the love and generosity of Jesus. You may never know how your gift has impacted the lives of children and their families. Share the love and hope that Jesus brought with those that need it most. Stop by the tree in the lobby beginning, Nov. 11th & 12th, and choose your tag. The simple act of giving a gift can change the world of a child.

We also have the need for many volunteers to sign up to serve to pass out the tags from the trees, collect gifts as they are returned, and serve at the shopping events that will take place during the month of December.

Volunteer Opportunities:

The first week in November: to help put up the trees

November 11th/12th: Before/After/and During Services at all campus locations (Pass out tags)

November 19th/20th: Before/After/and During Services at all campus locations (Pass out tags/Collect returned gifts)

November 26th/November 27th: Before/After/and During Services at all campus locations (Pass out tags/Collect returned gifts)

December 3rd: Serve at Blount County Campus/North Knox Campus Shopping Event

December 10th: Serve at Pellissippi Campus Shopping Event

December 17th: Serve at Anderson County Campus/ Campbell County Campus Shopping Event

Pellissippi Campus Sign Up: Click Here

All other campuses: Sign up at the Missions Spot or email missions@faithpromise.org

fpKIDS Summer Camp 2015

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Parents of Campers! Looking for last minute stuff?!? All the regular FAQ information is found below. But if you’re a parent who’s child is participating in fpKIDS Summer Camp 2015 and you’ve landed on this page… you just might be looking for something helpful.

We hope this does. Below are a series of links we think you might be searching for as you prepare OR as your child is away at camp. Check it out.

Camper Packing List

Current Medication Regimen 2014

Directions to Fort Bluff

Emergency Only Contact # – 865-236-0207

FaceBook Page for photos, videos and daily updates

If this does not meet your need, please call or text 865-236-0207 and we’ll take care of you.


 

Here are some details you need to know!

When:           June 22-25, 2015

Where:         Fort Bluff Camp, Dayton, TN

Who:             Rising 3rd to 6th grade (completed 2nd thru 5th grade)

Cost:              $249!

Frequently Asked Questions

What will my child do?  There are a ton of fun things to do at summer camp.  We’ve got swimming, a 250’ water slide, putt-putt, the iceberg, the blob, wacky games, wet games, crazy games, late night activities….and more!

How will my child get there?  We will transport kids to and from camp by bus.  We will depart from the Pellissippi Campus Monday morning, June 22nd and return to the Pellissippi Campus the evening of Thursday, June 25th.

Where will my child sleep?  In cabins with kids in your child’s small group and small group leader.  There will be as many as 5 small groups & their leaders bunking in a cabin together.

What will my child eat?  Yummy camp food…like chicken and potatoes, eggs and bacon and of course, snacks!  You can send your camper with additional money to spend at the General Store.

How many leaders are going?  Campers will be in small groups with other kids of their gender and grade with a group leader.  Ratio approx. 10 kids/1 leader.  Other support leaders will be attending as well to help with games, events, etc.

What if my child takes medication? All medications will be distributed by the camp nurse or child’s small group leader.

What if my child can’t swim?  All swim activities include licensed life guards who monitor the safety of the group.  Leaders will be present with kids at all times. If your child is not a proficient swimmer, swim vests are available. We highly recommend packing a personal, clearly labeled swim vest for your child to ensure the best fit.

What if I need a scholarship?  Partial scholarships may be available on a case by case basis.  Each child must be registered first, before a scholarship request can be completed.  Once the registration process is complete, please contact your fpKIDS Campus Director for more information on how to pursue additional assistance.

What will my child learn?  We will use a variety of group & individual activities to creatively teach your child these practical truths to deepen their faith and relationship with God.  As a parent, you will receive a tool that unpacks the daily scripture focus during camp week, how it can apply to your life and how you can apply it to your relationship with your child after camp week.

Registration is currently closed and the camp roster is full.
To be placed on the waiting list, please click here.

KidRave – a place for your child to serve

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KidRave is designed for kids grades 1st-3rd who like to move for God.  KidRave is vital to our belief that kids make great worshippers!  KidRave provides kids the opportunity to lead worship during weekend services at fpKIDS and various other special events during the year.  Rehearsals are filled with fun, laughs, movement, and a focus on an aspect of worship and devotion to our God.

KidRave members are expected to attend rehearsals and one hour of fpKIDS each week. This makes KidRave a two-hour commitment each weekend.  This works great for parents who serve one service and worship another.  KidRave rehearsals are at 5:00 pm on Saturday & 10:40am on Sunday.

KidRave members need to be ready to go with lots of energy and wearing their KidRave t-shirt.

To register to participate, click here!

The cost for your child to participate in KidRave is $10 per year.  Your child will receive a KidRave t-shirt (yearly), access to all of the worship songs / motions, weekly rehearsals and a party at the end of the school year to celebrate all that God has done. 

fpKIDS – Behind the Scenes

Few people realize just how much goes on ‘Behind the Scenes’ to prep for fpKIDS every weekend.  We’ve got a team of workers that serve throughout the week turning knobs and pulling levers to make sure the stage is set for every child to have a great fpKIDS experience!

We’re on the lookout for some more outstanding volunteers to join our ‘Behind the Scenes’ team.  Is that you?  Check out all the opportunities below:

BLN Campus

Supply Center Guru – This person invests up to 4 hours per month organizing and maintaining the Campus Supply Center.  Put your OCD skills to work for a great cause!

Laundry Extraordinaire – This person invests 2 hours per week laundering blankets, towels, crib sheets and other various items in preparation for the weekend.  This task is completed at home and the items returned to the campus by Thursday morning of each week.

Room Prep Technician – This person works alongside a gaggle of team members buzzing around the campus getting all curriculum elements, stage props and other various pieces in place and ready for the weekend.  This team serves every Thursday morning from 9-11am.

To jump on board and serve in any of these roles, contact Gina at ginam@faithpromise.org 

PEL Campus

Shipping & Receiving Team – This team of workers compiles and packages curriculum supplies for all campuses.  This role requires a focused, organized person that believes everything should have a label.  Volunteers in this role serve 2-3 hours per week.

Cart Cleaner-Uper – This team member clears all supplies from the curriculum carts and restocks them.  Volunteers in this role invest 1-2 hours per week on Mondays or Tuesdays.

Room Prep Technician – This person works alongside a gaggle of team members buzzing around the campus getting all curriculum & stage elements set up in preparation for the weekend.  This team serves every Thursday from 9-11am.

Home!

The following ‘Behind the Scenes’ tasks can be done from home at your convenience.  As noted, some of the tasks will benefit all campuses while others will be campus specific.

Birthday Cards – This is a campus-specific task accomplished by that artistic volunteer that loves to doodle.  This volunteer invests 2-3 hours per month writing personalized Birthday cards to the fpKIDS at their campus.

Curriculum Prep – This is a global task that benefits all campuses.  If you love to cut, staple, glue or label, this is a great job for you.  This volunteer invests 2-6 hours per month completing simple prep work to ensure our activities are easy to implement on the weekends.

To jump on board and serve in any of these roles, contact Jamie at jamied@faithpromise.org 

Parent Connection – fpKIDS

Preschool (2yrs-PreK)

This month we focus on John 15:12 and encourage your preschooler to love their friends the way Jesus loves them!  That seems so simple right?  Typical church lingo that we all throw around.  Jesus loves EVERYONE!  So should we if we really believe what He tells us.

So who was Jesus sure to show his love to?  Not just the people who did good things.  Your preschooler will learn about Zacchaeus this week.  Luke 19:1-8 tells us that he was a tax collector and he was rich.  Now, neither one of those things are sins, but he was hated by society and called a “sinner” by the religious.  Zacchaeus did need salvation, but not because of his job.  Jesus sees the heart.  Society called Zacchaeus “unloveable”.  Jesus loved Zacchaeus because he recognized him as one of His children.  In that blameless love, Zacchaeus made the decision to follow Jesus!

What kinds of people do you encounter that society calls “unloveable”?  Create a Rhythm this week by taking time to pray with your child for some of those people.  And when you see them out, show them love.  Teach your child to love everyone, just like Jesus does!

Elementary (K-3rd Grade)

Conviction – standing for what is right even when others don’t

 This month we will focus on making sure your children are ROOTED in God’s Word.  When we know what God says, we can stand for what is right no matter who is around or what circumstances we are facing.

 

We have a great example of this virtue in Daniel (Daniel 3).  Daniel and his 3 friends were told to conform.  They were supposed to be taught to be just like the Babylonians.  But they knew they were Israelites!  Daniel knew his God and he wasn’t going to worship anyone else.  You may have heard the rest of the story.  They were thrown into the fiery furnace and they were not alone!  King Neb realized Daniel and his friends had been rescued.  Not only did he release them from the furnace, but he declared that all would worship the one true God!

Your student will be faced with persecution and have to make their own choice about God at some point.  Make It Personal this week by talking to your student about how to make that choice as they live with Conviction.  Encourage them to “Never tire of doing what is right” (2Thess. 3:13).  Be proactive.  Don’t wait for them to be faced with the choice before you talk about why you choose God.  Make sure they are equipped to love people, but love God more.

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This week your student will about God’s unfailing love for us.  They will learn the importance of confessing their sin and receiving God’s forgiveness.  We know this because of scriptures like Proverbs 28:13, 1 John 1:9 and Psalm 32:5.

Let’s take that a step or two further.  It is important to have an awareness of our inability to obtain righteousness on our own.  It is important to understand that we will make bad choices.  Jesus doesn’t want you to focus on all the things you can’t do though!  There are far more verses about confessing that Jesus is Lord than there are about confessing sin.

So what does Jesus being Lord mean for your student? 

It means that they should be more aware of the righteousness he gives them than any sin in their life.  Why?  Because He is.  Hebrews 8:12 tells us that we have a new covenant with the Lord, one in which He remembers our sin no more!  Jesus doesn’t want us to live defeated in our sin.  He wants us to walk free because of His blood!  In many of the recorded encounters that Jesus had with people, he told them to “go and sin no more”.  It was the encounter with Him that motivated these people to make the right choice and “sin no more”.

Make It Personal this week by helping your student understand what Jesus has done for them.  Pray that they would have a personal encounter with Jesus that drives them to “sin no more”.  Encourage them in the fact that even if they mess up, Jesus still loves them and they have been forgiven!  They don’t have to focus on their sin… just focus on Jesus!

Parent Connection – fpKIDS

Preschool (2yrs-PreK)

This week your preschooler is learning how to talk to God.  As silly as that sounds, in Matthew 6:5-13, Jesus taught us how to talk to God.  We aren’t supposed to babble about nothing just so we can “check that off our list”.  We aren’t supposed to pray just so people see us and think we are spiritual or religious.  Actually, Jesus hated religion.

In the verses this week, Jesus told us to pray in a very specific way.  He said to worship (v9), surrender (v10), trust (v11), forgive (v12), and declare His power and glory (v13)!  It’s that easy.  He already knows what we need before we ask (v8).  Our prayer time is supposed to be a time of fellowship with our Father.

Create a Rhythm this week with your preschooler by helping them to pray this way.  Together, surrender to Jesus, trust Him, forgive, and declare His power in your lives.  Establish a foundation for prayer in their life and listen to them talk to God.

Elementary (K-3rd Grade)

Honor is letting someone know you see how valuable they really are.

Have you ever been to a wedding?  Have you ever noticed that when the music starts, the kids are the first ones on the dance floor?  Twirling, jumping, shaking…completely undignified and unaware of anyone else’s opinion!  They have not yet been taught that they are supposed to be “cool” which translates into being self-absorbed.

In 2 Samuel 6:12-22, your child will see that King David was so excited about bringing the ark in to his city that he danced through the streets!  Pretty much naked!  He dropped all of his kingly robes and worshipped his God, undignified and oblivious about what anyone thought.  Do you know why he was so excited about the ark?  It was the presence of God.  David ushered in the presence of God with dancing and singing and trumpet blowing!  He cared more about the presence of God than anything else.

Create a rhythm this week by putting on some worship music and get undignified with your student!  Dance before the Lord, sing to Him, usher in His presence.  Teach your student that it’s more important to experience the Living God than to look cool in front of your friends.  They need to see you doing this too!

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Once Upon a Parable: Jesus and the Kingdom

Your student has been learning about all the ways Jesus explains and describes the Kingdom of God through stories.  He used real life scenarios to speak to the people He was ministering to.  If He was talking to fisherman, He used fishing.  If He was talking to Pharisees, He used the law and government.

Our stories can help teach the Kingdom of God to others.  These are also known as our testimonies.  Our testimonies are tangible evidence of the Kingdom of God.  It’s easy to forget how many personal stories we have!

Make It Personal this week by starting a Faith Journal or Story Book with your student.  Help your student realize times they have experienced God and write those down.  Start a habit of documenting the Kingdom of God in your lives so that you can always refer back to those stories.  They’ll come in handy when your student needs a story to share or just needs to be reminded of God’s faithfulness.