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Seeking and Sharing
 the Love of Jesus!
Show me Your ways, 
teach me Your paths!
Lead me in Your truth, and teach me: 
for You are the God 
of my salvation;
On You I wait
all the day.
Psalms 25:4-5

Discipleship is not a class,
a degree you can earn, a quick process,
a seminar, a 12 week Bible Study,
reserved for super Christians, a program,
or a 40 day home group.
Discipleship is not hard, a quick fix,
or an option for blood bought born again 
followers of Christ.
Discipleship is not a lot of things
but it is intentionally equipping believers 
with the Word of God 
through accountable relationships 
empowered by the Holy Spirit
in order to replicate faithful
followers of Christ.
The result of biblical discipleship 
is bearing fruit for Christ.

 John 15:8
By this my Father is glorified,
that you bear much fruit and
so prove to be my disciples.

 Sunday Evenings:
 6:30pm - 7:30pm 

A time to be encouraged and uplifted
through Bible study.
Led by: Bro. Milton Knox
D-Groups !!!
We have several people who meet with small groups
 to specifically equip them with the Word through the power of
the Holy Spirit as a way of making disciples who make disciples.
If you would like to be discipled
as Peter, James, and John were discipled by Christ, 
please call the office (423-775-0255) and
speak with Anthony McCully, Minister of Education/Youth.
We would love for you to join in !!!
Wednesday Evenings:
   6:30pm - 7:30pm 
A time to be encouraged and uplifted
through Bible study.
Led by: Bro. Milton Knox

Food Group Ministry:

Our church has four food groups that prepare meals for families who have experienced a new birth, or

the death of a family member.

When an event occurs, we call on one of the groups, and

each person in the group prepares one or two food items and brings it to the church.

The food provided is a great way to minister to families

in their time of need.

"I Don't cook!", you say??

That's ok… 

Join a group, and when called upon, donate cash,

and someone in the group will prepare a dish for you.

There is always a way to serve!

If you are not currently on one of the food groups,

but would like to be, call the church office to volunteer.


Mission Spotlight:

Terry & Dianne Hill

International Sports Dynamic  

Terry and Dianne Hill serve in sports ministry in Israel and Palestine.  They left our congregation about 10 years ago to serve with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Pennsylvania. Their story is one of Divine appointments and God’s sovereign grace.  

In October 2013 Dr. Jonathan Hansen of World Missions International interviewed Coach Terry Hill at Kraft Field Jerusalem during the Feast of Tabernacles week. Terry had served as the Chaplain for Temple University while he was the Director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Philadelphia. He shared his testimony of how he came to move to Israel as a pro basketball and American-style football coach for Palestinian and Israeli teams. After suffering a stroke, Coach Hill lost his peripheral vision and was going to resign as the head coach of the men’s professional basketball team of Bethlehem.  The team did not want Terry to quit so they got the head of the Palestinian Basketball League to approve his daughter to serve as his assistant coach of their team. He shares and lives a life lesson of integrity with his players; a concept that only the most devout Muslim would ever attempt to portray. At a Palestinian Basketball League team owner's meeting, Coach Hill was asked what the difference was between a Muslim, a Baptist and a Christian! God is constantly opening doors for the Good News to be proclaimed.  As coach of that professional basketball team they have won three national championships in four years. Terry and Dianne’s living testimony of integrity is leading athletes to Christ in the Middle East. Through summer sports camps in Palestine more than 1,000 athletes have been led to Christ. Coach Hill is able to reach out to Arabs, Jews, and Gentiles with his sports ministry program. 

(First Baptist supports Terry & Dianne Hill  with $2,295 annually.)

Excerpts taken from the Dixon’s November 2015 newsletter.    

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