FBC Jonesboro
Friday, July 25, 2014

News & Events

Experiencing God in Israel Tour

Join Dr. Mel and Gina Blackaby October 20-29 for a 10-day inspirational study tour to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and see the places you have read about in the Bible. For more information, contact Pamela Kirkland at 770-478-6873 or pkirkland@fbcjonesboro.com, or Regina Mauro at 1-800-336-2876 or regina@maurotravel.com.

Veritas in Concert August 10

Veritas, a group of five male vocalists, will return to FBJ on Sunday, August 10, at 6 pm in the Worship Center. They will share new and old songs, and will bring a message of hope to the hearts of God’s people.

Summer Discipleship Classes

On Campus: The Names of God in the Old Testament, Grace-Based Parenting, Great Characters of the Bible.
On-line: Secret Church: Exploring the Holy Spirit
For details, click here. For a sneak peak at upcoming Fall Semester classes, click here.

The Light - July-August 2014

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This issue is all about discipleship. Read Pastor Mel's article, "Making Disciples." Learn how to "Make a Difference" (with mentoring), a new seminary campus at FBJ, fall discipleship classes, the new connection ministry, women's ministry, student activities and much more!

Roger's & Larry's Most Excellent All-Nighter

July 25

Roger & Larry’s Most Excellent All-NIghter is scheduled for July 25-26 from 9 pm to 6 am. Cost is $25 per person. Enjoy miniature golf, go karts, bumper boats, etc. at the Malibu Grand Prix, a "raid" to Krispy Kreme, dodgeball at the ROC and more. Call student office for details.

F.A.I.T.H. Evangelism

All on the Altar Sunday: July 27

The fall session of F.A.I.T.H. Evangelism will begin Monday, August 11. "All on the Altar" Sunday is July 27. For more information, call the church at 770.478.6710.

Garden City Beach, South Carolina

For College & Young Adults, July 28 - August 1

The beach trip this year will be to Garden City Beach, South Caroline from Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 1. Cost is $120 ($20 non-refundable deposit is required). For details and payment, see Mike Blackaby or Cress Welch. On-line registration and payment available soon.

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. Please help provide for the very poor by donating:


Aug. 3 - Barbie dolls & baby dolls

Aug. 10 - cars/trucks

Aug. 17 - soap, shampoo, toothpaste

Aug. 24 - socks, gloves, scarves

Aug. 31 - handmade & knitted items (blankets & quilts)

Real Talk at the Café

Tuesday, August 5, 6:30 pm - 8 pm

If you have never attended a Real Talk consider coming August 5 at 6:30 pm to the Café on Main. Melody Allred will interview a woman whose life has been radically changed by Jesus while spending years in jail for drug abuse. Come for the fellowship, the testimonies and to be changed by our great God. All women are invited. Doors at the Café open at 5:45 pm.

Choirs & Orchestra Rehearsals Resume
  • JONESBORO WORSHIP CHOIR - Rehearsals resume Wednesday, August 6 at 6:45 pm in the Choir Room. New singers are always welcome and audition is not required. For information, contact Gini Muncus at ginimuncus@fbcjonesboro.com.
JONESBORO ORCHESTRA - Rehearsals resume August 6 at 6:45 pm. At least two years of experience on an instrument is needed. Contact Tom Lynn at tlynn@fbcjonesboro.com.

CROSSROADS & FRONTLINE CHOIRS - Rehearsals resume at 4:15 pm on August 17 for Crossroads Middle School Choir (Chapel Room 112) and Frontline High School Choir (Choir Room).

Music & Missions
Begins Wednesday, August 13

Music & Missions is offered for ages 3 (by September 1, 2014) through 5th grade. Programs begin Wednesday, August 13—music activities/choirs from 6 pm to 7 pm and missions from 7:05 to 8:05 pm. Contact Mary Barton (mbarton@fbcjonesboro.com) or Jason Hand (jhand@fbcjonesboro.com). Additional leaders are needed!

Pinterest Party
Friday, August 15, 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Women of all ages, you are in invited to join us for night of fun and laughter at a Pinterest Party to be held Friday, August 15, 7 pm - 8:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is only $5. Choose from several options. Registration required by August 10 on-line or in St. James Place. On-line information coming soon.

360 Reach Out Student Rallies
The ROC West Wing, August 23-24
Be part of amazing student rallies on Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24. Speaker will be Scott Dawson and music by our own Cafe on Main Band. On Saturday, the student ministry will hold a Tailgate Cookout from 5 - 6:05 pm. Special guests are area High School football teams, bands, cheerleaders and drum lines. 360REACHOUT Rally will be 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm. On Sunday, students are encouraged to bring 3 friends and pack the West Wing from 5 pm - 6:05 pm and consume large amounts of Italian pies. 360REACHOUT Rally will be 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm.

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.

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.