Correction: New Service Times

Yesterday, we sent out a note about new service times at our Pellissippi Campus beginning this weekend. The correct times are Saturdays at 5:00 & 6:30 pm, and Sundays at 8:45, 10:00, and 11:30 am.

You can always check service times for your campus by going here or through the home page of the Faith Promise app.

See you this weekend!

Happy New Year Promisors,

Thank you for inviting and serving at The Christmas Spectacular! Over 9,000 people, many of whom visited our campuses for the first time, viewed the experience across all our campuses. Nearly 300 people prayed to receive Christ and many are already planning and preparing for their next step in baptism. I can’t think of a better way to begin 2018 than watching the waters of baptism rippling from new believers.

In this next year we will see a new and miraculous move of Heaven as Faith Promise takes one step closer to 10,000 Promisors by 2020. And although God has already delivered so many from the shackles of sin and captivity to circumstances, even more Promisors will be released and made ready for the ministry of helping real people with real problems find real love.

Our theme verses for 2018 come from Isaiah 43:18-19, 

Do not call to mind the former things,
Or ponder things of the past.
“Behold, I will do something new,
Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it?
I will even make a roadway in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert.’

Grace and greater purpose are awaiting you in 2018 through His new rivers and new roads. I challenge you to join every Promisor and take part in reading our 2018 Devotional New Rivers, New Roads together throughout January! Pick up a copy at your campus or grab a digital copy here.

I also challenge every Promisor to choose a Word for the year, make a Personal Growth Plan, or take part in the Bible Reading Plan. All of these are included in the devotional, so pick up your copy this weekend and get in on the new thing God is doing!

Also, beginning Monday, January 8th, I invite you to join us in a 21-Day Fast to pray for the new things God will do in Faith Promise and the lives of every Promisor this next year. If you’ve never fasted before, check out www.faithpromise.org/fasting for more information.

Finally, if you are a part of our Pellissippi Campus, don’t forget we will return to 5 weekend experiences beginning January 6th and 7th – two on Saturdays (5:00 and 6:30 p.m.) and three on Sundays (8:45, 10:00, and 11:30 a.m.)

So get in God’s new rivers of provision, get on His new roads of vision, and come see the new thing God has planned for you this year!

This will be your best year yet. Love you and see you this weekend!

Pastor

Merry Christmas Promisors,

Thank you for being and bringing the real love of Jesus to the people and problems all around us over the last month in Love Starts Here. Still, even as we celebrate all God is doing, we are already looking ahead to what God will do next!

In two weeks, Faith Promise will give every community around each of our campuses the gift of The Christmas Spectacular. This experience will feature cookie and ornament decorating, photos with Santa, flight training, and an original Christmas show and story of two elves desperately trying to save one child’s Christmas.

I am praying and believing for 15,000 people to visit our campuses, something that won’t happen without every Promisor seeing and seeking the opportunities to bring anyone and everyone they know or meet in the next couple of weeks.

Grab handfuls of invite cards, and make it your holiday mission to spread the news about The Christmas Spectacular. For specific dates and times at your campus go here.

Also, I am excited to share that we will be releasing the 2018 Faith Promise Devotional book – New Rivers, New Roads, starting December 16th-17th. This collaborative effort is our best yet and will absolutely set you up to take new land in your walk next year.

Finally, we are improving online giving to create a better experience for everyone who supports the ministry of Faith Promise. So, next time you login to give online, you’ll need to create a new account. Once you do, you’ll be able to login to give one time or setup recurring giving. It may take a couple of days, but your past giving history will also automatically transfer to the new account. If you have any questions, please contact us at giving@faithpromise.org.

Love you and looking forward to seeing 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.

Heart for the Harvest 2017 Begins This Weekend!

Dear Promisors,

On October 21-22 we begin our annual Heart for the Harvest series – a season in the life of our church family that I have been praying for and looking forward to all year long. As many of you know, the heart of Faith Promise Church is to help real people with real problems find real love. To accomplish this vision from our Heavenly Father we need His help and the help of all Promisors as well.

People are desperately searching for something authentic, something true, something real; and Faith Promise exists to help them discover the real Truth of our Lord Jesus Christ. We need to be real people of faith, acknowledge and engage the real problems all around us, and display real love that is permanent, powerful, sacrificial, selfless, forgiving, and accepting of those we encounter. Please don’t miss this three-week series, Real People, Real Problems, Real Love.

The series will conclude with our H4H offering weekend on November 4-5. This is a time of sacrificial giving over and above our regular tithes to further God’s command that calls us to make an eternal difference in our area and around the world. Some of this year’s initiatives will include: planting a church in Cape Town, South Africa, expanding a church in Ludhiana, India, aiding the homeless of Knoxville, renovating our Blount Campus, purchasing our North Knox Campus, upgrading lighting at all campuses, and launching at least one new multisite location. Remember, Scripture tells us no gift is too small in God’s eyes, and He loves a cheerful giver!

As we prepare for the offering weekend I ask you to join me in a time of corporate prayer and fasting for our offering and the future of our church from October 23rd through November 5th. For more information on biblical fasting, you may click here.

Also, on October 28-29 fpKids will be celebrating in a special way at all our campuses with Hoedown Showdown.  Children are invited to wear their costumes and bring their friends along for candy and lots of fun. Many times through the years we have heard stories of new families planting their lives here with us at FPC because of our awesome fpKids ministry. Pray with your kids about whom God wants you to invite and let’s see what HE will do!

Finally, please mark your calendars for our heart stirring Compassion Experience coming up on November 10th – 13th. In it you will experience other cultures, the realities of global poverty, and learn how you can change the life of a child living half a world away. Sign up here to tour one of Compassion International’s mobile units at our Blount and Pellissippi Campus locations.

Love you and looking forward to seeing you this weekend!

Pastor