ROOTED | GROUNDED | MATURE | FRUITFUL

FIRMLY PLANTED

 

Bellevue’s Equip Ministry provides classes throughout the year that will help you live out our Mission. As you LOVE GOD, He plants in you a desire to LOVE PEOPLE, growing you to SHARE JESUS and bear fruit as you MAKE DISCIPLES. Use these equipping opportunities to gather the tools you need to join us on this journey.

Fellowship Supper

4:30–6:00 p.m. I Fellowship Hall I Menu Hotline (901) 347-5238
Fellowship Supper features traditional, variety, kids, salad, and sub sandwich options for a minimal cost.
Ticket Prices: Adults $6.50, Seniors $6.00, Kids 10 and under $4.00

View the menu online.

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Childcare

5:45 p.m. I East Lobby
Childcare is provided each Wednesday for birth–3 years old.

SCRIPTURE
INTAKE

Old Testament

Wednesdays, Year Round | 6:15 p.m. | Chapel
Joe Jernigan
Start at the beginning. In his new study on Genesis 1–11, you will learn the foundation for every major teaching of the Bible, as well as the essential tools for understanding our Christian worldview.

Standing on the Promises

Wednesdays, beginning September 6 | 6:30 p.m. | Guest Central
Ernest Easley

“Standing on the Promises” is more than an old favorite hymn, it is where faith offers hope to stand. Promises fill the Word of God, offering a bedrock foundation for every follower of Christ. Knowing and applying them builds a confident faith that strengthens believers and answers the world.

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The Case for Christ

Wednesdays, September 13–October 18 | 6:30 p.m. | W125
David Peel

Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen specialists in the areas of old manuscripts, textual criticism, and biblical studies. Each session offers discussion around the key questions that many are still asking
of Christianity, equipping you to Share Jesus with confidence.

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Lee Stroebel to Preach at Bellevue

Sunday, September 10 | 9:20 and 11:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. Viewing of “The Case for Christ”
Make plans to hear Lee Stroebel preach at Bellevue this fall! Invite a friend to hear his compelling search for the truth, and come back Sunday evening as we watch the film “The Case for Christ”.

PRAY
FERVENTLY

Pray Like It Matters: Discovering Your Battle Plan for Prayer

Wednesdays, September 6–November 15 | 6:30 p.m. | W260
September 13: 6:00–8:00 p.m. for viewing of the movie “War Room”
Rick Shepherd
Prayer is often a battle—but it’s a battle that matters. Discover your battle plan as you walk through Scripture to see how prayer can make a difference that matters forever. This course includes Bro. Steve’s book Pray Like It Matters (free to participants). The Battle Plan for Prayer Bible Study by Alex and Stephen Kendrick will be available for $10.

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MEN OF
MEMPHIS

Men of Memphis

Thursdays, September 14–November 2 | 6:00–7:00 a.m.
Fellowship Hall | $5 for Breakfast

John the Baptist, last of the Old Testament prophets and the forerunner of Jesus Christ, has much to teach today’s Christian man. His humility was coupled with courage. His devotion to God was steeled with uncompromising loyalty to the truth. With the spirit of Elijah, his words and way of life proclaimed, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” Recruit your sons, friends, or your discipleship group as we learn the value of a fearless faith!

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WOMEN’S
MINISTRY

Women’s Ministry Fall Kick-Off

“Leaving a Legacy of Righteousness”
Wednesday, September 6 | 6:30 p.m. | Fellowship Hall
Join with us as Marshelle Wilburn, speaker, author, and urban church-planting missionary, challenges us to leave a legacy of righteousness. She and her husband, Port, Executive Director of Missions and Church Planting Catalyst for the San Francisco Peninsula Baptist Association, have five children. Marshelle is also the Manager of Volunteer Services at the Bay Area Rescue Mission, one of the largest Christian homeless shelters in San Francisco.

Fresh Brewed Faith: A Study of Hebrews

Tuesdays, September 12–November 14 | 9:30 a.m.
Wednesdays, September 13–November 15 | 6:30 p.m.
Donna Gaines/Jean Stockdale | Fellowship Hall

$10 for Workbook
Change is difficult. No one knew that better than the early Christians who struggled with discouragement, fear, failure, and hopelessness. The old rule-following life looked so much easier in retrospect. Sound familiar? The writer of Hebrews brings a message of courage and hope as relevant today as it was two millennialls ago. Join us as we explore the biblical truths in this epistle and discover the difference a fresh-brewed faith can make!

Faithful Women

Tuesdays, September 12–November 14 | 9:30 a.m. | W141
“When Life is Hard” DVD Series with James MacDonald

Dee Weddle/Vicki Wilson/Jamae Zarshenas | $10 for Workbook
Why does life have to be so hard? When you find yourself asking that question, you need to know that God hasn’t abandoned you. He is right there, wanting to help you, direct you, sustain you, and get this: He wants this trial to change you. Find God’s purpose in your pain and don’t let bitterness, unbelief, or discouragement rob you of the treasure God is refining in you.

Precept Bible Study

Tuesdays, September 5–November 14 | 6:00 p.m. | W224
Amy Wakefield | $17.50 per book
God appointed Ezekiel as a watchman to warn his people of coming judgment. Seeing visions and performing signs, he called individuals to turn from wickedness to righteousness because God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Are you grieved about the sin everywhere you look? Do you long for justice? Learn how the message of Ezekiel applies to you.

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MUSIC

Choir

Wednesdays, Year Round I 6:30 p.m. I Choir Room
Ages 18 and up I Website I (901) 347-5700
The Choir leads worship in our 9:20 a.m. Worship Services, AWAKE services, and will prepare for an exciting Christmas season. No audition is required for membership. Childcare is provided.

Orchestra

Wednesdays, Year Round | 6:30 p.m. | Orchestra Room
(901) 347-5726 | Contact Lindsey Alexander

For over 30 years Bellevue’s Orchestra has been an integral part of Bellevue’s DNA. Comprised of faithful volunteers who love music and love Jesus, the Orchestra plays for most major Bellevue events, including the 9:20 a.m. Worship Service on Sundays, the Singing Christmas Tree, Majesty of Christmas, and more. The repertoire includes traditional sacred pieces and hymns, classical, Broadway, jazz, and pops standards, as well as contemporary music.

School of Performing Arts

Weekly private/group lessons offered August 7–December 1
(901) 347-5711 | Website
Bellevue’s School of Performing Arts (SPA) helps people of all ages discover their God-given gifts and the joy of using those gifts in service and worship. This program leads students to Serve In through Worship Services and special events at Bellevue, Serve Out at nursing homes and schools, compete in festivals, and perform in various venues in Memphis and beyond. Lessons are offered year round in a variety of disciplines.

K-WOW

Wednesdays, September 6–November 29 I 6:15–7:45 p.m.
Paula Greene I (901) 347-5577

K-WOW is a weekly program for children in preschool–3rd grade that is based on God’s Word and designed to build intimacy with Jesus using praise and prayer. Opportunities will be provided to Serve In and Serve Out so they can impact their world as they mature in Christ Jesus. Register online.

Volunteers will assist you with Check-in at the following locations:

  • East Lobby
  • 2nd Floor Preschool Entrance
  • 2nd Floor Children’s Entrance

NEXT GEN

Shift (4th+5th Grade)

Wednesdays, September 6–November 29 | 6:15–7:45 p.m.
W209/211 | Michael Pritchard
Preteens will be equipped to use their talents to serve others. Every week, they will experience games, activities, and interactive classes to help them learn biblical truth. Register online to join one of our classes.

The Mix (Middle School)

Wednesdays, September 6–November 29 | 6:15–7:45 p.m.
Middle School Assembly (W385) | Jay Stephenson

The Mix is a worship experience designed for Middle School students. Creative activities, music, and teachings that communicate biblical truth are used to help students grow in their relationship with Jesus. Each week students will be equipped to be a catalyst for spiritual awakening in their schools and spheres of influence.

Exit 15 (High School)

Wednesdays, September 6–November 29 | 6:15–7:45 p.m.
High School Assembly (E368)
Exit 15 is the high school Worship Service designed to help students find a place where they will laugh, make friends, be encouraged through worship, and hear a challenging message from God’s Word. The ultimate goal is to help students grow in their faith.

The Vue

Mondays, August 28–December 11 | 7:00 p.m.
3472 Plaza Aue, Suite 101, in Poplar Plaza
Adam French
Whether you are in college or just starting in the working world, join Bellevue’s College Ministry and students from all over Memphis at The Vue for live music, free food, and authentic community.

Young Adult Singles Midweek Bible Study

No Regrets: Where God’s Word, the Holy Spirit, and Real Life Intersect
Wednesdays, September 6–November 15 | 6:30 p.m. | F241/243
Whether you are new to Memphis or have been around awhile, join other young adults in your stage of life for in-depth Bible discussion, interactive games, and meaningful community.

HOME POINT

Non-Negotiables of Parenting

Wednesdays, September 6–October 4 | 6:30 p.m. | E342
Develop a list of parenting must-dos for your family. Join other parents as you learn non-negotiables in Christian parenting and how you can implement them in your home.

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PATH—Parents As Tender Healers

Training for Families Considering Foster Care | E338
Wednesdays, September 6–November 1 | 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Taught by Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home (TBCH) staff, PATH offers learning opportunities for individuals interested in becoming foster parents. This class equips families in their effort to provide a safe, nurturing, and loving environment for the children in their care. Thanks to TBCH and their partnership with Bellevue, this particular PATH class reinforces the biblical mandate to care for children in crisis.

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Non-Negotiables of Marriage

Wednesdays, October 18–November 15 | 6:30 p.m. | E342
Invest in your marriage by developing a list of marital “stakes in the ground” for you and your spouse. Learn about the non-negotiables in a Christian marriage and how to implement them in your home.

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MEN’S MINISTRY

Fight: Winning the Battles That Matter Most

Wednesdays, September 6–October 4 | 6:30 p.m.
W249 | Dana Leake
Some battles are worth fighting. This study helps men uncover who they really are—powerful men with warriors’ hearts. Through studying the life of Samson, a strong man with glaring weaknesses, men will find the strength to fight the battles they know they must win.

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Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are

Wednesdays, October 18–November 15 | 6:30 p.m.
W249 | Derek Ewalt
You are not who you think you are. Take your idea of your own identity, lay it down on the altar, and sacrifice it. Why? Because you are who God says you are. Until you’ve sacrificed the broken concept of your identity, you won’t become who you are meant to be.

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CARE GROUPS


Wednesdays, September 6–December 6 | 6:30 p.m.

Each Care Group is designed to help hurting, struggling people pursue a passionate relationship with Christ.

Groups are open to Bellevue members and non-members at no cost.

Childcare is provided on Wednesday evenings.

Register here or in the classroom on the first night you attend.

EVANGELISM

Share Jesus... Make Disciples

Wednesdays, September 6–November 15 | 6:30 p.m.
W258 | Baron Muga/Bill Street
In this 11-week course, the first six sessions combine learning with weekly opportunities to Share Jesus. You will learn to clearly and confidently engage in Gospel conversations with those who don’t yet know Christ. The final five sessions will examine what it means to be a disciple who multiplies disciple makers. Click here for more information on Bellevue’s ongoing Disciple Making Process.

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Pioneer Evangelism

Wednesdays, September 6–November 8 | 6:30 p.m.
W241 | Steve and Ellie Marcum
Pioneer Evangelism is a training tool used in countries around the world to teach lay people how to do discipleship and start churches. When utilized on the mission field, Pioneer Evangelism training is led by two people over three days with indigenous church leaders.

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ARISE2Read

Beth Patterson | (901) 347-5545 | Website
Team Read Coaches are needed to tutor students at elementary schools in Memphis for one hour each week. Click here for more information and the next training session.

Jesus Loves Memphis

Saturday, October 28 | 8:00 a.m. | Various Locations | Website
Serve Out with dozens of churches and hundreds of believers for the welfare of our city and a unified witness of the transforming power of the Gospel. Whether in Westwood or Woodstock, Frayser or Fayette County, serving our neighbors opens doors to Share Jesus.

Bellevue English Classes

Tuesdays
September 12–December 12 | 6:30 p.m. (co-ed) | W209

Wednesdays
September 13–December 13 | 9:30 a.m. (women only) | W228
Dee Weddle/Shawn Fye | Register in class.

English classes are available for internationals in the Memphis area who wish to improve their conversational English skills and learn about American culture. Teachers instruct using the Bible and English as a Second Language materials.

SHARE JESUS OPPORTUNITIES


One proven pathway toward accomplishing our Mission as a church is to Equip all believers for the work of ministry—and then help you find ways to use those tools. The following list contains some of the ways you can be involved in Sharing Jesus.

NEXT STEPS

Next Steps on Wednesday Nights

Wednesdays | 6:15 p.m. | Fireside D | Maribel Owen
Explore 101 | September 13 | Fast Track | September 20
Learn More
Take the Next Steps toward church membership and learn how you can help carry out the Mission and Vision God has given Bellevue to reach Memphis and beyond. Go online for more information on dates and times. Classes are also offered on Sunday mornings beginning September 3.

Next Steps for 6th–12th Grades

Sundays, September 24 and November 19
9:20 a.m. | Next Gen Conference Room
This class is designed specifically to help students learn more about Bellevue and their role in helping us accomplish our church Mission.

Next Steps for 4th+5th Grade

Sundays, August 27, September 24, October 22, and November 19
9:20 a.m. | E266
This class prepares pre-teens for their journey as a Christian and is also a requirement for baptism and completing church membership here at Bellevue. One parent must attend this class with their child.

Next Steps for Children

Children 3rd grade and under who have asked Jesus to come into their heart, made a public profession of faith, are seeking baptism, or responded during an invitation in one of the Worship Services at Bellevue are asked to make a reservation to attend an upcoming Next Steps for Children Class.

LEADERSHIP

The Truth Project

Wednesdays, September 6–November 29
W256 | Marc Tingley
In a recent study, the Barna Research Group revealed a stunning statistic that continues to reverberate throughout the evangelical world. Only 9 percent of professing Christians have a biblical worldview. Because of this, today’s believers live very similarly to non-believers. We are, in short, losing our bearings as a people and a nation. Build a firm foundation for a biblical worldview by getting equipped with truth.

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Teaching the Teacher

Wednesdays, September 6–November 15 | 6:30 p.m.
W275 | Alex León
Learn a proven process of how to set up a Life Group teaching lesson, including how to connect with listeners, dive deeper into Scripture, and develop an outline for communicating His message. Gain tested methods for leading your Life Group and preparing teachers to be catalysts for spiritual awakening.

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Live2Lead Simulcast

Friday, October 6 | 8:00 a.m.–noon | Fellowship Hall
$65/person | $480/table of eight | (901) 347-5660
Live2Lead, a half-day leadership and personal growth event hosted LIVE in Atlanta, Georgia, is an annual leadership gathering developed by The John Maxwell Company. Attendees of the October 2017 simulcast will learn from renowned leadership experts John Maxwell, Dave Ramsey, Warrick Dunn, and Cheryl Bachelder.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY

Secrets Savored

Tuesday nights and Wednesday mornings
September 19–November 15 | Classes held in individual homes.
Childcare available with registration.
Dianne Dougharty
Looking for an older, godly woman to encourage you in your walk through life? Secrets 1 or 2 could be a perfect choice! Grab a friend and join one of the classes in an inviting home setting for some fun and encouragement.

Sewing 101

Tuesdays, September 12–November 14 | 9:30 a.m.
F245/247 | Linda Johnson
Are you looking for a class in the practical art of garment construction and smocking? Regardless of your skill level, this class will provide hands-on, individual instruction from an expert teacher. Gather with other women to fellowship as you develop your God-given creativity.

STEWARDSHIP

Financial Peace University

$80 Per Household
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University offers life-changing opportunity to lead you and your family toward financial freedom. Choose your class time and register here.

Wednesdays, September 6–November 1 | 6:15 p.m. | W247 | REGISTER
*Sundays, September 10–November 5 | 9:20 a.m. | W224 | REGISTER
Sundays, September 10–November 5 | 4:30 p.m. | W224 | REGISTER
Tuesdays, September 12–November 7 | 6:30 p.m. | W247 | REGISTER

*Flex Class (Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University offers a life-changing opportunity to lead you and your family toward financial freedom. Using the Flex approach to this study, participants watch each session’s DVD lesson prior to class
to maximize the learning that takes place through group discussion.)

Legacy Journey

$95 Per Household
Wednesdays, September 6–October 18 | 6:15 p.m. | W268 | REGISTER

Ramsey Solutions’ newest curriculum is designed for those who have already completed the first three baby steps of Financial Peace University (or a similar plan). In seven lessons you’ll gain a deeper understanding of what the Bible says about wealth and receive practical tools for living and leaving a legacy.

EQUIP ON
SUNDAY MORNINGS

I Wondered About That, Too!

Sundays, September 10–November 19 | 9:20 a.m. | W228
Mike Crouch
Ever think everyone else knew the answer to your faith questions? Have you hesitated to ask what you thought you should already know? Each week will offer a fun, practical, and biblical discussion of the topics many wonder about.

His Needs, Her Needs: Building and Protecting an Outstanding Marriage

Sundays | August 13–October 8 | 9:20 a.m. | E332
Mike and Amy Wages
How can couples experience a lifetime of passion and fulfillment in marriage? Join this eight-week Sunday Equip series and discover the 10 most vital needs of men and women, how to satisfy those needs in your spouse, and how to fall in love and stay in love with each other. You will discover that an outstanding marriage can be more than a dream—it can be your reality!

Financial Peace University (Flex)

Sundays, September 10–November 5 | 9:20 a.m. | W224
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University offers a life-changing opportunity to lead you and your family toward financial freedom. Using the Flex approach to this study, participants watch each session’s DVD lesson prior to class
to maximize the learning that takes place through group discussion.
Register here.

BELLEVUE ARLINGTON


Men
Wednesdays, September 13–27 I 6:30 p.m.

Men are invited to join us for this three-week series as our pastors share how to lead at home, work, and church. Learn how to grow in your faith and walk away with biblical truth about living your life on mission!

Women
Wednesdays, October 18–November 1 I 6:30 p.m.
Ladies are invited to join other Bellevue Arlington women as we study God’s Word about being a godly woman. This time of fellowship and Bible study will equip you to be the wife, mother, and servant of God He wants you to be!

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