FBC Jonesboro
Saturday, September 20, 2014

News & Events

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.

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.

ROC Basketball Registration & ROC Volleyball Registration
Begins Monday, September 22
Registration for the 2015 season begins Monday, September 22.
For details and registration, click here.

CPR Certification classes will be held at the ROC on Tuesday, September 23 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm and on Saturday, September 27 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Cost is $20. To register contact Leigh Sullivan at lsullivan@fbcjonesboro.com. Class size is limited.

Marriage Matters Date Night
Friday, September 26
You and your spouse are invited to Date Nights on Friday, September 26 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. Free childcare is offered through 8th grade. (Registration required by Wednesday, September 14. $5 holds your spot.) For more information, call 770.478.6710; ask for Cress Welch.

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.

Refresh: A Time of Prayer
Friday, October 3, starts at 7 pm
You and your family are invited to a unique prayer experience on Friday, October 3, at 7 pm in the Chapel. Refresh is an evening of praise, prayer, testimonies and worship. From 7-8 pm Children’s Pastor Jason Hand will lead parents in prayer for their children with a special treat to follow. From 8-9 pm FBJ students will share and lead in prayer and praise. From 10-11 pm our college students and young adults will be highlighted as they lead. Stay for an hour or for the evening.

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. Click here for on-line registration.

RA/GA Trip to Global Village
Saturday, October 25
A field trip to Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village and Discovery Center will be held on Saturday, October 25. The bus will leave from church at 8 am and return at 4 pm. Cost is $4 per person. Tickets are on sale in RAs and GAs rooms on Wednesday nights and by calling the church office at 770.478.6710.
Each person who will attend needs to bring a sack lunch. The group will be eating at the Global Village Pavilion. Space is limited. For questions and information, see the RA and GA leaders or talk to Pastor Jason. Parents are welcome to come, but seats on the bus will be limited to children.

Quest for Respect
Wednesday, November 19
On Wednesday, November 19, Camfel will return to The ROC with 90 feet of screen, three projectors, awesome music as well as movie and sports clips to present “Quest for Respect.” This production examines the need to be accepted, loved and respected. Unfortunately, the self worth of many is based on the number of likes on Facebook or how many positive comments are received after posting the latest “selfie.” Somehow it is perceived that the more exposed people are, the more admired they are. But, in reality they are just more exposed. Quest for Respect will also examine the willingness of many to compromise values in an attempt to find a place to fit in. It will also explore the rationale for getting involved in the wrong things and aligning with bullies in order to find acceptance. In addition, this production will demonstrate that true respect is a by-product of how lives are lived each day, and will teach how to react in crisis and how to treat others.

College & Young Adult Winter Retreat
Friday-Saturday, December 19-20

The 5th Annual Winter Retreat will be held at Camp Carter on December 19-20. The event begins on Friday at 6 pm and ends at 3 pm on Saturday. Speaker will be Wes Patterson from Phoenix Community Church, Atlanta. Music will be provided by Brad Cleveland from Brentwood Baptist Church, Nashville. Cost is $25. See Mike Blackaby or Cress Welch for payment. On-line registration and payment available soon. Space is limited!

Snowball 2014 

December 29 - January 1


The National Snowball Conference will be held at The Woodlands in Cleveland, Georgia from December 29 to January 1. This year’s theme is “Application” based on James 1:22 and II Timothy 2:15. Cost is $109 which includes transportation, three nights of lodging, eight meals and a shirt. Multi-student prices are available. Additional items are available for purchase. The climbing tower, low ropes and zip line are $25 each, paintball is $20 and a hoodie is $16. Contact Cress Welch in the student office at cwelch@fbcjonesboro.com or 770.471.1573. On-line payments available starting September 28.

Marriage Matters Cruise
January 10-17, 2015

Invest in your marriage with a relaxing and fun get-away cruise. This 7-day cruise (January 10-17) on the Holland America Westerdam will sail from Ft. Lauderdale and visit Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Maarten and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. Cost for stateroom including gratuities, port charges and taxes begin at inside: $775.87pp, ocean view: $895.87pp, balcony: $1075.87pp. Call Becky Kincaid at 770.957.5954.

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.