Beginning January 9 | Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.*
*unless otherwise stated
Bellevue offers people of all ages the resources they need to be part of the Mission God has given us. Take a look at each of the opportunities available to you, and be part of our Equip Strategy to reach Memphis and beyond with the gospel.
Fellowship Supper will resume in January.
Wednesdays, January 9–May 22 I 6:15–7:45 p.m.
Cindy Kenney I (901) 347-5577
K-WOW is a weekly program designed to teach children in pre–K–3rd grade to worship God in spirit and in truth. This spring K-WOW will send out an “SOS,” calling our kids to Seek Our Savior, Serve Our Savior, and Share Our Savior through song, prayer, and biblical truth. Games, crafts, and hands-on activities make learning fun! Other Serve In and Serve Out opportunities will also be included to encourage the children to impact their world for Jesus.
Volunteers will assist you with check-in at the following locations:
• East Lobby
• 2nd Floor Preschool Entrance
• 2nd Floor Children’s Entrance
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. Join us as we combine our voices in singing praises to our Lord! No audition is required for membership. Childcare is provided.
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, Bellevue’s 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 year-round
(901) 347-5711 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Bellevue’s School of Performing Arts (SPA) equips adults, youth, and children to serve the Lord through music by taking lessons with Christian music educators. For more information, click here.
Exodus is a pivotal narrative in God’s unfolding story of redemption, authentic worship, and faithful leadership. Learn how the experience of God’s people in Israel informs our own understanding of salvation by grace through faith.
Wednesdays, Year Round | 6:30 p.m. | Guest Central
The Bible Challenge is a method of reading the entire Bible one chapter a day. Each Wednesday evening, Steve Wiggins will teach further from that day’s chapter. By registering for this Equip class, you will also receive daily Bible Challenge emails.
Understand the Times: A Survey of Competing Worldviews
Wednesdays, January 9–May 22 | 6:30 p.m. | W260
The biblical worldview best explains the world around us, but we also need to understand competing worldviews (secularism, postmodernism, Islam, Marxism, New Age) to gain insight into major global events and learn how to best respond with biblical truth through intentional, gospel conversations.
You and Me Forever
Wednesdays, January 9–March 6 | 6:30 p.m. | E342
Take in biblical truth on how your marriage can be a tool for spiritual awakening in your home and in your city. Discover the bene ts for you and your spouse as you worship, pray, read the Bible, and join in God’s Kingdom work together.
Parents of Teens Unite!
Wednesdays, March 20–May 22 | 6:30 p.m. | E342
Join other parents of teens as you hear from school faculty, church staff, and seasoned parents. You will come together to seek the supernatural power of the Lord to fight the enemies’ attacks on our families, protect our teens from evil, and battle our own sense of insufficiency as parents.
PATH—Parents As Tender Healers
Wednesdays, January 9–March 6 | 6:00–9:00 p.m. | E338
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. This particular PATH class also reinforces the biblical mandate to care for children in crisis. PATH is required for anyone considering foster parenting in Tennessee.
Empowered to Connect
Wednesdays, March 20–April 24 | 6:30 p.m. | E338
Cullen and Pat Beard
Empowered to Connect (ETC) training is taught from a Christian perspective and focuses on issues relevant to adoptive and foster parents, including understanding the impact of a child’s history; the fundamentals of attachment; the impact of fear; and the importance of meeting sensory processing, nutritional, and other physiological needs.
Shift (4th+5th Grade)
Wednesdays, January 9–May 22 | 6:15–7:45 p.m.
W209/211 | Michael Pritchard/Cindy Kenney
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 small groups. Mark your calendar now for the 4th+5th grade musical on May 5. Other great options are offered on Wednesday nights for those interested in taking a different class.
The Mix (Middle School)
Wednesdays, January 9–May 22 | 6:15–7:45 p.m.
Middle School Assembly (W385) | Cory O’Hara | Learn More
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)
High School Assembly (E368) | Steve Spence | Learn More
Each Wednesday night a worship experience is planned especially for high school students. This service is created to equip students to be catalysts for spiritual awakening in their schools and spheres of in uence. Creative activities, music, and teaching are combined to intentionally communicate biblical truth and the importance of a relationship with Jesus.
The Vue (College)
Mondays, Beginning January 14 | 7:00 p.m.
3472 Plaza Ave, Suite 101, in Poplar Plaza
Adam French | email@example.com
College students are encouraged to come be part of our worship experience as we seek to connect with God and each other. Our goal is to be a Word-centric, authentic community that engages the world.
Midweek (Young Adult Singles)
Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m.
F241/243 | Joe Bayless
Midweek is an opportunity to grow in your understanding of God’s Word and to connect with others. Join young adults from the Memphis area every Wednesday for an enriching study and time of community. This semester’s topics include:
Growing Spiritually in 2019 | January 9–30
February 6–20 God Has Spoken:
A Study Through Amos
February 27–April 17
How Jesus Changes People’s Lives | April 24–May 22
The Final Word: Standing Firm in the Last Days
Tuesdays, January 8–March 26 | 9:30 a.m.
Wednesdays, January 9–March 27 | 6:30 p.m.
Fellowship Hall | Donna Gaines/Jean Stockdale
$10 for Workbook
Make no mistake. We are at war. Our enemy is real and is relentlessly engaged in schemes to neutralize us spiritually, rob us of joy, and take away our testimony. With each passing day, the battle grows more intense. As believers, we must stand rm on the authority God has given to us through Christ. Join us for The Final Word: Standing Firm in the Last Days, as we study spiritual warfare based upon Peter’s teaching in 2 Peter and Paul’s instruction in Ephesians 6.
Tuesdays, January 8–March 26 | 9:30 a.m.
W147 | Dee Weddle/Vicki Wilson/Jamae Zarshenas
“It’s Never Too Late” video series with Tony Evans
$10 for Workbook
Have you ever asked, “Is it too late for me? Is It too late for God to do something with me?” And the answer is, “It’s never too late with God.” In this study, Tony Evans provides encouraging proof from the Bible about the way God turns lives around and gets them back on track to experience God’s best!
Tuesdays, January 8–March 26 | 9:30 a.m.
F245/247 | Linda Johnson
Childcare available with registration.
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. Enjoy an opportunity to Serve Out in the community by also participating in the hospital preemie gown ministry. Each session will begin with a devotional highlighting Scripture passages. Gather with other women to share warm fellowship and a shared sense of accomplishment as you develop your God-given creativity.
Classes held in individual homes. | $25
Childcare available with registration.
Are you looking for an older, godly woman to encourage you in your walk through life? Secrets 1 and 2 could be the perfect choice! Grab a friend and join one of the classes in an inviting home setting for some fun and encouragement.
Hum of the Home
Wednesdays, April 3–24 | 6:30 p.m.
F245 | Leah Simpson
Discover the rhythms and routines that make a house a home. This practical instruction grounded in biblical truth will equip you to make your home a place of life and grace where your family loves to be.
Precept Bible Study: 1 Peter
Tuesdays, January 8–April 9 | 6:00 p.m.
W249 | Amy Wakefield
Are you prepared for suffering? Will trials and persecutions reveal your faith and bring glory to God? Listen to what Peter says to believers enduring tribulations.
Men of Memphis
Thursdays, February 7–March 28 | 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.
Merge (For Seriously Dating or Engaged Couples)
Wednesdays and Sundays, February 6–March 31 | Free
This course will help prepare couples for marriage by covering topics such as communication, conflict, and marriage expectations. By completing the Merge course, not only will you be prepared for marriage, you will also receive $60 off your Tennessee marriage license. If you are unable to attend the free Workshop, register for the Merge Conference April 5–6 for $20 per couple.
Choose one date to attend. Each session is identical.
Wednesday, January 23 | 6:30 p.m. | W256
Sunday, January 27 | 4:30 p.m. | W256
Wednesday, January 30 | 6:30 p.m. | W256
Drew Tucker/Jason Pyron
What does it mean to be a leader at Bellevue? What are the qualities needed to be effective in leading and serving others? When we speak of Serving In
or Serving Out at Bellevue, how do we do that most effectively? Whether you have led or served at Bellevue for years or you desire to lead for the rst time, consider joining us as we discuss the makeup of a leader at Bellevue—a leader that leads like Jesus.
Financial Peace University
Wednesdays, March 20–May 15 | 6:15 p.m. $80/household | W125 | Register
Through this DVD and small group study, Dave Ramsey teaches a nine-week series on winning with money and living a life of nancial freedom. Topics include budgeting, saving for emergencies, getting out of debt, and investing for your future. With the purchase of this valuable FPU course, you will also receive free online access to Dave’s series Legacy Journey and Smart Money Smart Kids, as well as a one-year membership to EveryDollar Plus (a $99-valued budgeting tool). For the rst time in years, the FPU videos have been updated along with a new manual. If you have already been through FPU, as alumni you can attend the class for free.
Share Jesus Like It Matters
Wednesdays, January 9–February 6 | 6:30 p.m. | W258 | Register
Wednesdays, March 20-April 17 | 6:30 p.m. | W258 | Register
Using Bro. Steve’s book, Share Jesus Like It Matters, you will learn how to clearly and con dently engage in gospel conversations with those who don’t yet know Christ. You’ll learn that Sharing Jesus is a simple step of faith that you can do! After the class sessions, participants will practice what they have learned by making visits on the following two Sunday afternoons (February 10 and 17 or April 7 and 14).
Share Jesus– Easter!
Sundays, April 7 and 14 | 5:00 p.m.
Join us on Sunday evenings, April 7 and 14 as we make Share Jesus visits
in the neighborhoods surrounding Bellevue. We will pass out bags containing the Jesus DVD, a bag of microwave popcorn, and information about Easter and upcoming events at Bellevue. We will also Share Jesus with those we meet! At a time of the year when multitudes are aware of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection—this is an awesome time to reach out!
English as a Second Language
Tuesdays, January 8–April 30 | 6:30 p.m. W256 | Co-ed | Shawn Fye
Wednesdays, January 9–April 24 | 9:30 a.m. W280 | Women Only | Dee Weddle
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.
American Sign Language
Wednesdays, September 5–November 14
Beginner | 6:30 p.m. | W264
Intermediate | 6:30 p.m. | W266
Whether you are a beginner in sign language or want to go beyond the basics, we have methods of helping you become involved in reaching the deaf and hard of hearing by Serving In at Bellevue and Serving Out in the community.
SHARE JESUS OPPORTUNITIES
Wednesdays, January 9–30 | 6:30 p.m. | W249
“Make Disciples” is the central imperative of the Lord’s Great Commission and key to Bellevue’s Mission. Discipleship is not for those who have arrived; it is for those who aspire! Discover how you can grow, mature, and become the disciple and disciple-maker that God calls every believer to be. Experience some of the most inspiring and encouraging fellowship you have ever known as you step into the journey!
Pray Like It Matters
Wednesdays, January 9–February 13 | 6:30 p.m. | W275
The early Church was marked by power and great advances, not because of better sermons or singing, but by the deep conviction that prayer was essential! Understanding that prayer is our priority, this class will offer practical, easy-to-understand, and relevant ways to help you Pray Like It Matters.
The Essentials: What We Believe and Why
Wednesdays, January 9–March 6 | 6:30 p.m. | W247
What does being a follower of Christ mean? How are our beliefs different from the others’ ideas? What difference does it make? What difference should it make? Discover the essential teachings of the Bible and how believing is more than simply knowledge. Learn how behavior follows belief and salvation touches every aspect of our lives.
Loving Memphis Like It Matters
Wednesdays, January 30–March 6 | 6:30 p.m. | W264
Join this class to become better equipped to Love Memphis Like It Matters. You will take an in-depth look at the challenges that face our city and how the church should respond to those challenges. The course will incorporate information from multiple sources that will challenge and equip you to become intentional neighbors that build relationships and Share Jesus.
Practicing the King’s Economy
Wednesdays, March 20–May 22 | 6:30 p.m. | W249
You go to church and attend a small group. You read the Bible and pray. You try to help your neighbors and serve others. You’re living the good life. But it feels like something’s missing. Jesus invites us to something greater—life as citizens in God’s Kingdom! Through “Practicing the King’s Economy,” you’ll discover new ways to live out the Kingdom in your daily life at home, work, and church.
Pioneer Evangelism Training
Wednesdays, January 9–March 6 | 6:30 p.m. | W238
Steve and Ellie Marcum
Learn how to teach Christians in other cultures to start house churches and make disciples. This class is open to anyone interested in teaching/ training at a global level. This class is also specifically designed to serve as a refresher course for those who have been trained in Pioneer Evangelism in the past. If you have any questions, contact the Missions office at 347-5540.
Alongside Mood Disorder
W152 | John and Alison Lee
Are you finding it difficult to assist someone facing illness, depression or unpredictable behavior? Group content will include information on what a mood disorder is, as well as support and encouragement as you travel alongside them on this challenging journey.
Grieving the Loss of a Loved One
W140 | Ron Jerkins/Carole Wayman/Treva Pedigo/Pam Chrestman
Has your loss left you feeling emotionally numb, detached, and lonely? Receive support, encouragement, and biblical answers as you begin the healing process.
Hope After Betrayal (women only)
W150 | Lainie Hale/Rose Tew
While it may take several forms in a relationship, betrayal, disappointment, confusion, shame, isolation, and deep emotional wounds are all indicative of the devastating consequences of domestic abuse. This group supports women as they find emotional and spiritual healing for their wounded hearts!
W144 | Darrell and Eleece Nephew
Has your dream of having a better marriage hit the pause button? It’s not beyond your reach! This group addresses pertinent issues all couples face. Learn how to apply godly principles and experience a relationship that is more than you have ever dreamed.
Men2Men Cancer Support Group
W156 | Richard Curry/Dana Brokmeier
Iron sharpens iron, and this is especially true when we are going through a diagnosis with an uncertain outcome. Men2Men provides an environment for discussion on many of the issues pertaining to those that have a cancer diagnosis. You don’t have to face this challenge alone.
More Than Conquerors (men only)
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays | 6:30 p.m. | W140
Mark Bowman/Mike O’Bryant/Dave Tatum/Jim Chambers
The battle you face with addictions has already been won through the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. Grow in your understanding and application of God’s Word as you break free.
Finding yourself in a parenting role when you thought your original parenting responsibilities were complete? This growing trend leaves many kind, loving people in over their heads and completely exhausted in raising someone else’s children in the internet age! Find support and encouragement as together we try to get our bearings while Parenting-AGAIN!
Meets the First Wednesday of Every Month
W244 | Wallace Lock
The heart-wrenching declaration that someone has chosen an “alternative lifestyle” is increasingly heard in homes across America. This group provides scriptural guidance, compassionate advice, encouragement, and practical counsel for the loved ones of those who are struggling.
Thriving With Cancer (women only)
W142 | Jenny Dyson/Wanda Morrow/Alex Micolta Sherry Tacker/Mary Ann Weaver
Have you been devastated by a cancer diagnosis? Don’t feel isolated; join other “thrivers” who will come beside you and pray for you as you celebrate life together.
While We’re Waiting
W242 | Sean and Heather Ellis
This support group is for those who have experienced the loss of a child at any age. From conception to adulthood there is very little difference in the pain that results. Join us to find hope and encouragement.
Women of Worth (women only)
W147 | Dee Weddle/Denese Shumaker/Denise Howard
Connecting genuine faith to everyday living can often be elusive. This is especially true when poor lifestyle choices, relationship struggles, and bad decisions are mixed with addictive behavior. This study will expose the vulnerable places in our thinking and behavior to begin the repair at the source of the problem—your heart! Learn to draw near to your Heavenly Father, who is with you in this struggle. Group interaction provides healthy connections with others on a similar path. God hears, He cares, and He is with us every step of our journey.
Young Warriors (boys ages 9-14)
W145 | Bobby Gorman/Dick Rodewald/Ken King/Matthew Whinghter/Willie Dotson
Many boys today lack any model of authentic, godly manhood. By learning character traits of biblical heroes, having lively conversations, and enjoying group activities, boys build life-changing relationships with faithful men as well as other boys. Our leaders also talk with moms to understand the battles each young warrior faces.
Every Man's Battle
Call (901) 347-5830 for information.
Wednesday Evenings and Saturday Mornings
Are you battling sexual temptation, lust, or pornography? Some battles aren’t meant to be fought alone! Receive structure, support, and encouragement to experience the victory God has for you.
*NEW* Lies People Believe
Wednesdays, April 10–May 22 | 6:30 p.m.
Women | W147 | REGISTER
Young Women | W151 | REGISTER
Men | W154 | REGISTER
Peggy Williams/Leslie Hollowell/Jamie Fish
Lies from the enemy can be very effective and may cripple a believer from ever experiencing the abundant life that Jesus promises. This timely series will expose the major lies that people believe and combat these with the truth of the gospel! This series will have three separate groups that follow a similar path. Lies Women Believe, Lies Young Women Believe, and Lies Men Believe (young men will be with the men’s group).
Next Steps on Sundays
January 13, February 3, March 3, April 7, and May 5.
Whether you have been regularly attending Bellevue, are ready to move forward with membership, or this is your first visit, you are invited to join us at Explore 101! Enjoy lunch with our Pastor, Bro. Steve Gaines, and other Bellevue staff as you learn about our Mission and Vision and hear about what it means to be a member of Bellevue. Explore 101 is required for church membership. A pizza lunch is provided for children 11 years old and under.
January 27, February 17, March 17, April 28, and May 19
At Fast Track you will learn how you can be a part of the Mission Bellevue is on to Love God, Love People, Share Jesus, and Make Disciples. During this class we take time to discover how God has designed your personality and spiritual gifts and how you can get involved at Bellevue. Breakfast begins at 9:00 a.m., and the class starts at 9:30 a.m. We would love to see you there!
Next Steps on Wednesdays
6:15 p.m. | Fireside D
Explore 101 | February 6, May 8
Fast Track | February 20, May 22
If you are unable to attend the Sunday Next Step Classes, we also offer Wednesday night options for both Explore 101 and Fast Track. Dinner is provided for the Wednesday night classes.
Next Steps for Students (6th–12th Grade)
Next Steps for 4th+5th Grade
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.