FBC Jonesboro
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

News & Events

Jonesboro Praise
Sunday, September 7, 6 pm
I Stand Amazed will be presented by the Jonesboro Choir & Orchestra with the Frontline High School Choir on Sunday, September 7 at 6 pm in the Worship Center. Join us for an incredible evening of praise.

Back to Church Sunday: September 7
You are invited to Back to Church Sunday—a special day where we will invite unchurched people in our community to come and give church a try! On Sunday, September 7, we will have a special service to welcome our guests and make them feel comfortable. Ask your Sunday school teacher how you can help with this outreach.

Fall Discipleship Classes

Registration Now Available On-Line - Click Here

11 new classes are offered for the Fall Semester. Most start in September and are held throughout the week. For a complete list  and description of classes and on-line registration for the Fall Semester classes, click here.


The Light - September-October 2014

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This issue is all about missions. Read Pastor Mel's article, "I Believe." Learn how First Baptist Jonesboro "Impacts the Nations." Get information about Back to Church Sunday, Jonesboro Praise, women's ministry, Marriage Matters, student activities, opportunities at The ROC and much more! Click here to download past issues.

Children's Music & Missions

Wednesdays at 6 pm

Music & Missions is offered for ages 3 (by September 1, 2014) through 5th grade. Music activities/choirs are held from 6 pm to 7 pm and missions are held from 7:05 to 8:05 pm. Contact Mary Barton at mbarton@fbcjonesboro.com or Jason Hand at jhand@fbcjonesboro.com.

Christmas in Romania

Collecting Items Each Sunday in August

Each August items are collected and shipped to Romania. Our members distribute these in December as an important part of the strategy to carry the Gospel to people who have never heard. Help provide for the very poor by donating Barbie dolls & baby dolls, cars/trucks, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, socks, gloves, scarves and handmade & knitted items (blankets & quilts).

One Day Student Pastors Conference
Thursday, August 28, 12 noon - 8:30 pm, FBJ Fellowship Hall

Spend the day with 3 youth professors at the One Day Student Pastors Conference hosted by First Baptist Jonesboro. Speakers are Allen Jackson, PhD, Professor of Youth Education and Collegiate Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Johnny L. Deruouen, PhD, Associate Professor of Student Ministry at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Alvin L. Reid, PhD, Professor of Evangelism and Student Ministry at Southeaster Baptist Theological Seminary. Total cost: $60 per person. For more information call 770.471.1573. Click here for registration and payment.

Real Talk at the Cafe
Tuesday, September 2, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
All women are invited to Real Talk on Tuesday, September 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Melody will interview a former prostitute and drug addict who has encountered a real God that radically changed her life. Come for the fellowship, testimonies and to be changed by our great God. Doors at the Café open at 5:45 pm.

Sons of Jubal in Concert
Thursday, September 11, 7 pm
The Sons of Jubal will be in concert at FBJ on Thursday, September 11 at 7 pm in the Worship Center. This male chorus is composed of ministers of music who serve in churches of the Georgia Baptist Convention. Sons of Jubal is a music and missions organization whose members are committed to worship enrichment and gospel proclamation. The group has traveled extensively on mission throughout its history in Georgia, the U.S. and to other countries.

Sweet Strokes: An Introduction to Painting
Saturday, September 13
An Introduction to Painting event led by Sarah Blackaby will be held on Saturday, September 13 from 10 am to 1 pm in Room 120. Cost is $15 which includes lunch. Click here to register.

Train for a Public Emergency
Saturday, September 20
Both new and returning volunteers are needed to train for a public emergency on Saturday, September 20, 8 am to 2 pm, in the Celebration Room of the ROC. No previous training is necessary and volunteers (returning and new) do not have to have a medical background. For more information, contact Barbie Benton at 770.367.0732 or bentonhome@netzero.net.

Widows/Widowers Special Luncheon
Sunday, September 21
The Deacon Fellowship would like to honor all our widows and widowers at a special luncheon on Sunday, September 21 at 12:15 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Reservations required. Call Pamela Kirkland at 770-478-6873 or email pkirkland@fbcjonesboro.com prior to Wednesday, September 17.

Pregnancy Care Center Benefit Banquet
Tuesday, September 30
A banquet to benefit the Pregnancy Care Center will be held on Tuesday, September 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Fellowship Hall. Hear the testimony of former abortion clinic operator Carol Everett. RSVP required by September 22 to 770.477.1501 or pregnancycare85@bellsouth.net. To sponsor or host a table, contact Don Hughes at pregnancycare85@bellsouth.net.

Women's Fall Retreat
Friday-Saturday, October 10-11
A women’s retreat will be held October 10-11 at Camp Carter. Julie Cook will be teaching on “Never in Need: Declaring Your Dependence on Jesus.” She will address questions such as: What do you believe about difficult times in your life? With uncertainty in the world swirling around you, can you trust God for everything? Cost is $20 per person. On-line registration begins September 1.

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 

Extension Now in Jonesboro

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has now launched a fully accredited extension center at First Baptist Jonesboro. Programs include Certificate Level, Bachelor Degree, Master Degree and Doctorate of Ministry (in the near future). To find out more, click here.

Get the FBJ Church App
for Android, i-Phone, Windows

First Baptist Jonesboro has launched a church app for your smart phone (Android, i-Phone, Windows). You will be able to listen to sermons, connect to FBJ’s social media (Facebook, Twitter and website) and follow a Bible reading/listening plan. Go to http://get.theapp.co/e596.