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.
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.
5:45 p.m. I East Lobby
Childcare is provided each Wednesday for birth–3 years old.
Wednesdays, Year Round | 6:15 p.m. | Chapel
In this continuing study on Genesis, you will learn the foundation for every major teaching of the Bible, as well as the essential tools for understanding our Christian worldview.
What a Wonderful Name!
Wednesdays, January 10–May 23 | 6:30 p.m. | Guest Central
Dr. Ernest Easley
Intimacy with Jesus grows as we learn who He truly is, according to the Scriptures. This semester we will see Jesus Christ through the names by which He is called. Each session will offer fresh insights to draw you closer to the Savior and inspire you to Share Jesus with others.
Walking it Out
Wednesdays, January 10–April 4 | 6:30 p.m. | W247
What does it mean to be a follower of Christ? Whether you’ve recently placed your faith in Jesus or still have questions about the Christian faith, you may be wondering, “What’s next?” Discover where to begin a daily, life-changing walk with Christ!
Questions of the Faith
Wednesdays, January 10–February 14 | 6:30 p.m. | W256
What about creation, angels, Eden, the fall, Cain’s wife, the flood, dinosaurs, and fossils? Are miracles real? What’s the proof of the Resurrection? Why is there suffering and evil? What are you afraid to be asked by an unbeliever? What do you wonder about yourself? Find out the answers to these questions and more as we explore the Christian faith.
Prized: Adult Singles (40–59) Bible Study
Wednesdays, January 10–May 23 | 6:30 p.m. | W270
Kent Mathis/Mike Crouch
Many talk about finding your “Why” in life, yet just as crucial is realizing “Who” you are in Christ. Join other Christians in learning who we are in Christ and how that truth set the direction for our lives.
Pray Like This
Wednesdays, January 10–February 14 | 6:30 p.m. | W268
Troy Simmons | Cost of book: $10
How can I pray like it matters? How can I pray more fervently? How can I grow in my intimacy with Jesus? Jesus gave the answer, “Pray like this…” This nine-week prayer adventure journeys through Bro. Steve’s new book Pray Like This, with several special guests walking us through the Lord’s Prayer and how it applies to daily prayer and daily life.
The Circle Maker
Wednesdays, March 21–April 11 | 6:30 p.m. | W268
Phillip Hardee | Cost of book: $10
What does it take to pray like it matters for your life and your needs? Mark Batterson shows us how. Learn how to pray circles around your biggest dreams and greatest fears. Discover how prayer really does make a difference that matters now and forever.
God's Secret Path
Wednesdays, April 25–May 23 | 6:30 p.m. | W268
Walk through the ancient Tabernacle of the Old Testament in a 21st century way. Discover God’s “Secret Path” into His presence, into greater intimacy with Him, and into His daily will. Vivid pictures and hands-on Scripture adventures will lead us to treasure biblical truth and see His clear will for every day.
The Home Builders
Tuesdays, January 9–April 3 | 9:30 a.m. | Fellowship Hall
Wednesdays, January 10–April 4 | 6:30 p.m. | Fellowship Hall
Donna Gaines/Jean Stockdale | Cost: $10 for Workbook
The moral fabric of the home is under siege. Contrary to secular distortion, our homes are to be faith shapers that extend love and encouragement, uphold truth, value holiness, and teach righteousness. They are to be sacred dwellings, equipping stations, and evangelistic outposts. In this study based upon the wisdom and insight of Proverbs 24:3–4, women in every season of life will be challenged to embrace the ministry of the home through scriptural principles and practical tips. Join us as we learn to boldly build an influence that will outlast our lifetime.
Tuesdays, January 9–April 3 | 9:30 a.m. | W141
“Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God Speaks” DVD Series with Priscilla Shirer
Teachers: Dee Weddle/Vicki Wilson/Jamae Zarshenas
No blessing surpasses a relationship with God in which you know that He is specifically calling to you. The more intimate your relationship with Him, the clearer God’s voice becomes. This study will help you sort through the noises of the world and learn to hear from God.
Precept Bible Study
Tuesdays, January 16–April 3 | 6:00 p.m. | W224
How well do you know the Son of God? Are you convinced that what He said about Himself is true? From beginning to end, John reveals Jesus as the Son of God.
Men of Memphis Conference
Friday–Saturday, February 2–3 | $25
Bellevue’s Men of Memphis Conference returns in February! Men, don’t miss James MacDonald of Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago; Jonathan Evans, Chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys; Tommy Bowden, Fox Sports South Analyst and former Head Coach of Clemson and Tulane; Donnie Smith, CEO of Tyson Foods; and our Pastor, Steve Gaines.
Men of Memphis
Thursdays, February 8–March 22 | 6:00–7:00 a.m.
Fellowship Hall | $5 for Breakfast
Gather with other men to enjoy a hearty breakfast and study God’s Word. Use this opportunity to encourage one another to be godly men of Memphis.
Wednesdays, Year Round I 6:30 p.m. I Choir Room
Ages 18 and up I Learn More I (901) 347-5700
Winter and Spring will be an exciting time for the Bellevue Choir. We will continue to lead worship in our 9:20 a.m. Worship Services and prepare for a wonderful Easter weekend. We also have the privilege of singing at the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas, Texas in June. Join us as we combine our voices in singing praises to our Lord! No audition is required for membership. Childcare is provided.
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 January 8–May 4
(901) 347-5711 | Learn More
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.
Wednesdays, January 10–May 23 I 6:15–7:45 p.m.
Paula Greene I (901) 347-5577
K-WOW (Kids Worship on Wednesday) is a ministry filled with opportunity to deepen a child’s intimacy with Jesus, whether a 4-year-old or a 3rd grader preparing for preteen years. In addition to building biblical literacy in partnership with the Children’s Ministry, worship music is added to teach a child to come into God’s presence with singing, both personally and corporately.
This spring K-WOW will also focus on praying fervently with families as they move into their community and show that Kids Love Memphis with their Drive-By Prayer Journey.
Preschoolers will prepare to sing and lead out in worship with their families at the Circle P Rodeo as they round up to praise Jesus!
Grades 1–3 will continue to Serve In as they praise His name in Sunday services and open the 4th+5th Grade Musical with worship on May 6.
A selected group will have the opportunity to Serve Out with children from other Memphis churches as they share the gospel in song.
Shift (4th+5th Grade)
Wednesdays, January 10–May 23 | 6:15–7:45 p.m.
W209/211 | Michael Pritchard/Cindy Kenney | Learn More
Coming this spring—our 4th+5th Grade Musical! Rehearsals will take place during Shift each Wednesday. Everyone in the musical will take part in staging scenes, singing contemporary Christian songs, and participating in large-group choreography. Students will also have the opportunity to audition for dramatic roles or other small groups. Mark your calendar now for the 4th+5th Grade Musical on Sunday, May 6.
The Mix (Middle School)
Wednesdays, January 10–May 23 | 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, January 10–May 23 | 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.
Mondays, January 15–May 7 | 7:00 p.m.
3472 Plaza Aue, Suite 101, in Poplar Plaza
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
Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. | F241/243
Connect with new friends and old ones as we meet to discuss topics related to life and our faith in Christ. Singles in their 20s and 30s will walk through the Word together, discussing a variety of topics and developing life habits to know what you believe and why you believe it.
Commit: Realigning Our Priorities to God’s
January 10–February 14
Counterpoint: Engaging Arguments Against Christianity
February 21–April 4
Christianese: Common Christian Jargon Explained
April 11–May 23
Parenting Today for Their Tomorrow
Wednesdays, January 10–February 7 | 6:30 p.m. | E342
How can you raise children you’ll enjoy as adults? How can you parent with a long-range vision that sees beyond homework, sports, and chores? Parenting is hard and it’s even more difficult without a plan. Join other parents to discover practical ways to raise children you’ll like as adults (and they’ll like you, too). It’s never too late to be a good parent.
PATH—Parents As Tender Healers
Training for Families Considering Foster Care | E338
Wednesdays, February 7–April 11 | 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.
Celebrate Marriage Conference
Cherish: Marriage for a Lifetime
Friday, February 9 | 6:30–9:30 p.m. | $10 per person
“Cherish”—it’s one word that has the power to change everything in your marriage. Don’t miss this conference, led by best-selling author Gary Thomas, that will help you and your spouse learn to cherish the Lord and each other.
Cherish: Marriage Study
Wednesdays, February 14–March 28 | 6:30 p.m. | E342
Following Gary Thomas’ Cherish Celebrate Marriage event on February 9, join other couples taking the next step investing in their marriage. Discover the value of cherishing your spouse by noticing, appreciating, honoring, encouraging, and holding them close to your heart. Bring hope, light, and life into your marriage by learning to cherish each other in practical ways.
Sacred Search: Singles Conference
Wednesdays, January 10–April 4 | 6:30 p.m.
Each Care Group is designed to help hurting, struggling people pursue a passionate relationship with Christ. Register online or in the classroom the first night you attend. Childcare available on Wednesday nights.
Share Jesus... Make Disciples
Wednesdays, January 10–March 28 | 6:30 p.m.
W258 | 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. Visit bellevue.org/disciple-making for more information on Bellevue’s ongoing Disciple Making Process.
Serving Out in Memphis and Beyond
Wednesdays, January 10–February 7 | 6:30 p.m.
W241 | Steve and Ellie Marcum
This class will equip you to Serve Out through Bellevue’s Missions efforts. The focus during the spring semester will be Disaster Relief Training as we train more volunteers to assist with relief efforts in Texas, the Caribbean, and in other areas as needed. When disasters happen, Bellevue’s volunteers will be equipped for service and for Sharing Jesus.
Using Gospel Tracts to Share Jesus
Wednesdays, April 4–May 23
W258 | Phil Weatherwax
Developing relationships with lost people can take time, but how can we keep the conversations going? Sharing gospel tracts punctuates our testimonies and provides biblical truth to the reader. Learn how you can use them effectively throughout your daily interactions.
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.
January 9–May 22 | 6:30 p.m. (co-ed) | W209/211
January 10–May 23 | 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.
Next Steps on Wednesday Nights
Wednesdays | 6:15 p.m. | Fireside D
Explore 101: February 7 and May 9
Fast Track: February 14 and May 16
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 January 7.
Next Steps for Students (6th–12th Grade)
Sundays, January 28, March 25, and May 20
9:20 a.m. | Next Gen Conference Room | Learn More
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, January 28, February 25, March 25, April 22, May 20
9:20 a.m. | E266 | Learn More
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.
Wednesday mornings and evenings
January 10–April 4 | Classes held in individual homes.
Childcare available with registration.
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.
Tuesdays, January 9–April 3 | 9:30 a.m. | F245/247
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.
Act Like Men
Wednesdays, January 10–May 23 | 6:30 p.m. | W260
Dana Leake/Oscar Hall
Looking over the last several decades, we can see the decline of the value of men in our society. Due to multiple factors, the statistics of men who do not know what it is to be a biblical man are staggering. God has placed man as the head of the household but that does not show as evident in our culture today. Using key resources from James MacDonald, Men’s Fraternity and others, participants will discover how to act like men.
The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership
Wednesdays, January 10–February 28 | 6:30 p.m. | W125
In moving from ordinary to extraordinary leadership, Jenni Catron reveals what it is to lead according to the Great Commandment: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Using real-life stories and practical applications, Catron unpacks four essential aspects of growing more influential: your heart for relational leadership, your soul for spiritual leadership, your mind for managerial leadership, and your strength for visionary leadership.
Teaching the Teacher
Wednesdays, January 10–March 28 | 6:30 p.m. | W275
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. Discover tested methods and tools that are valuable to a teacher leading a Life Group at Bellevue. Find camaraderie with others who are also presently or preparing to be catalysts for spiritual awakening.
How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge
Wednesdays, March 21–May 23 | 6:30 p.m. | W125
One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead. Great leaders don’t buy it. Great leaders lead with or without the authority and learn to unleash their influence wherever they are. With practical wisdom and humor, Clay Scroggins will help you nurture your vision and cultivate influence, even when you lack authority in your organization. He will free you to become the great leader you want to be so you can make a difference right where you are. Even when you’re not in charge.
Preschool/Children’s Leadership Connect Session
Wednesdays, Year Round | 6:30 p.m. | E134
Colby Corcoran/Sandy Savage/Christian Sprout
The Connect Session is a time of equipping and connecting for any volunteer in the Preschool or Children’s Ministries to help them better grasp and better teach the proceeding Sunday morning lesson.
The Truth Project
Wednesdays, February 21–May 23 | 6:30 p.m. | W256
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.
The Daniel Plan
Wednesdays, January 10–March 7 | 6:30 p.m. | W249
Webb and Peggy Williams | Cost of book: $10
The Daniel Plan: 40 Days for a Healthier Life is a ground-breaking, healthy lifestyle program founded on biblical principles and focused on The Essentials: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends. Get better together by optimizing your health in each of these life areas.
Financial Peace University
Tuesdays, January 9–March 6 | 6:30 p.m. | W249 | REGISTER
Wednesdays, January 10–March 7 | 6:15 p.m. | W264 | REGISTER
Sundays, January 14–March 11 | 4:30 p.m. | W224 | REGISTER
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University offers a life-changing opportunity to lead you and your family toward financial freedom. Choose your class time and register online.
Wednesdays, January 10–February 21 | 6:15 p.m. | W266 | REGISTER
$95 Per Household
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.
Financial Peace University
Wednesdays, January 10–March 7 I 6:15–8:00 p.m.
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University offers life-changing opportunity to lead you and your family toward financial freedom.