equip

Bellevue offers Equip classes for all ages…

Bellevue offers people of all ages resources they need to be part of the Mission God has given us. Take a look at each of the opportunities featured below, and be part of our Equip Strategy to reach Memphis and beyond with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

KIDS EQUIP

CHILDCARE

Wednesdays beginning January 8 | 5:45 p.m. | East Lobby

Childcare is provided each Wednesday for birth–3 years old. Additional programming is available for children ages 4 and up. No Registration Required.  Learn more.

k-wow(Kids worship on Wednesday)

Cindy Kenney | (901)347-5577 | bellevue.org/kwow
Led by Children’s Music Ministry Staff and Volunteers

(Pre-K 4–3rd grade)

January 8—March 11 I See Time Details Below
Two different tracks are offered for your children on Wednesday night – K-WOW and M&M! 

K-WOW kids focus on “Walking with God” as they dig into God’s Word with fun object lessons, games, art projects, and prayer. Worship songs and musical training encourage intimate worship and equip the kids to share Jesus as they lead others to worship. Kids enrolled in K-WOW in the fall will remain in the same classes. Those new to K-WOW can register online or upon arrival.

Drop-Off Locations
5:45 p.m.  Prayer Time with Parents and Children | 2nd Floor East Lobby
6:00 p.m.  Pre-Kindergarten (4s) and Kindergarten (5s) drop off in assigned classrooms.
6:00 p.m.  1st–3rd Graders drop off in Large Group Room (E226)
7:45 p.m.  Pick up in assigned classrooms.

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M&M (Kids Missions and More)

Ken Hindman | (901) 347-5510
Led by Preschool and Children’s Ministry Staff and Volunteers

Following the plan of Acts 1:8, children learn about missions from local, state, national, and international efforts. They do this as they Memorize, Move, learn about Money, love Memphis, discover God’s plan for “Me”, and experience Marketplace.

Drop-Off Locations
5:45 p.m.  Prayer Time with Parents and Children | 2nd Floor East Lobby
6:00 p.m.  Pre-Kindergarten (4s) through 3rd grade drop off in P106
7:45 p.m.  Pick up in P106.

M&M Registration

Next Gen Ministry

Shift | 4th+5th grade

Wednesdays, January 8—June 24 | 6:15 p.m.—7:45 p.m.
W211 | Michael Pritchard/Cindy Kenney

Coming this spring: Bellevue’s 4th+5th Grade Musical! Everyone in the musical will take part in staging scenes, singing contemporary Christian songs, and dancing in large-group choreography. Students will also have the opportunity to audition for solo dramatic roles or other small group parts. Mark your calendars now for the 4th+5th Grade Musical on May 3. When students attend Shift, they also hear about other great options that are offered on Wednesday nights for those interested in attending a different class. Shift offers various classes for preteens to have fun while also learning how to use their talents for God’s glory!

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The Mix (middle school)

Wednesdays, January 8—June 24 | 6:15–7:45 p.m.
Middle School Assembly W385 | Cory O’Hara

The Mix is a worship experience designed for middle school students. These students will have an incredible time at The Mix with games, worship, and Gospel-centered teaching. Throughout the semester, students will be equipped to live on mission both on their school campuses and among their friends.


No Registration Required

exit 15 (high school)

Wednesdays, January 8—June 24 | 6:15–7:30 p.m.
High School Room E368 | Steve Spence

Every Wednesday night, a worship experience is planned specifically for high school students. This service is created to equip students to be catalysts for spiritual awakening in their schools and spheres of influence. Creative activities, music, and teaching are combined to intentionally communicate biblical truth and the importance of a relationship with Jesus.


No Registration Required

The vue (college)

Mondays | 7:00 p.m.
3472 Plaza Ave, Suite 101, in Poplar Plaza
Daniel Harris | dharris@bellevue.org

College students are encouraged to be part of a worship experience dedicated to connecting with God and fellow believers. The Vue is made up of real and imperfect people serving the real and perfect God. Our goal is to be a Word-centric, authentic community that engages the world. You Belong Here!

 

No Registration Required

midweek (singles 20s-30s)

Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m.
F241/243 | Leaving Ordinary: A Study Through Acts


The book of Acts shares how ordinary people experienced the power of God in their lives which enabled them to live with Kingdom purpose. We believe God is raising up Young Adults to be a catalyst in spiritual awakening in Memphis and beyond. Join us for biblical teaching and discussion as we explore how God wants to use your life to have an eternal impact.

No Registration Required

home point

Building Faith at Home…

WE ARE FAMILY!

Marriage and Parenting for Young Families
For Parents of Birth—Elementary-Aged Kids
Wednesdays | January 8— March 11 | 6:30 p.m. | E342 | Led by Tim Shelton
Raising a young family is full of excitement and loaded with challenges! Join other parents to learn and discuss biblical ways to raise your child and strengthen your marriage. This class features a blend of teaching including guest speakers, videos, and group interaction.

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MERGE (For seriously dating and engaged couples)

Choose from one of the two options below.
Learn more at bellevue.org/merge

Merge is a ministry to seriously dating and engaged couples that offers a two-day conference or eight week pre-martial counseling workshop. This Equip class will help prepare couples for marriage by discussing topics such as communication, conflict, and marriage expectations. By completing the Merge course or conference, you will be more prepared for marriage and receive $60 off your Tennessee marriage license! Choose from the options listed below: 

Workshops:
Wednesdays, Beginning February 12 | 6:30 p.m.
Sundays, Beginning February 16 | 9:20 a.m.

Conference:
Friday, April 3 | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Saturday April 4 | 8:30-2:00 p.m.

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NOW THAT YOU'RE EXPECTING

A Class for First-Time Parents
Sundays, March 8—April 11 | 9:20 a.m. | W207
bellevue.org/expecting


Are you, or someone you know, expecting a child? We want to help you prepare for this exciting time! In this course, you will learn practical tips on preparing for your child, life with a newborn, and much more!

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PATH - PARENTS AS TENDER HEALERS (TN key)

For Anyone Considering Foster Parenting or Adoption
Wednesdays, January 8 – February 26 | 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. PATH is required for anyone considering foster parenting in Tennessee.


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music ministry

choir

Wednesdays, Year-Round Rehearsal | 6:15 p.m. | Choir Room
Ages 18 and up | (901) 347-5700

Need a mid-week pick-me-up? Love to sing and worship? Then the Bellevue Choir is for you. The group rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:45 p.m. and leads in our Sunday 9:20 a.m. service. The choir will work on lots of new music this winter and will prepare for our Easter weekend services.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

ORCHESTRA

Wednesdays, Year–Round | 6:15 p.m. | Orchestra Room
(901) 347-5726 | lalexander@bellevue.org

Comprised of faithful volunteers who love music and love Jesus, the Orchestra plays for most of the major events here at the church, including Night at the Pops and Singing Christmas Tree, as well as accompanying artists in concert. The repertoire includes traditional sacred pieces and hymns, classical, Cinematic, Broadway, Jazz, and Pops arrangements as well as contemporary Christian songs.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

 

SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS (SPA)

Weekly Private/Group Lessons Offered Year–Round
(901) 347-5711 | spa@bellevue.org | bellevue.org/spa

Bellevue’s School of Performing Arts (SPA) is a place where excellence in fine arts education and devotion to Christ are combined to provide families with a distinctly Christian artistic community of learning. Music lessons and classes are offered by qualified Christian teachers at affordable prices. SPA offers weekly private music lessons in all major instruments as well as special classes for homeschoolers.

men’s ministry

MEN OF MEMPHIS Conference

Friday–Saturday, January 31–February 1
Friday | 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Saturday | Breakfast 7:00 a.m. | Conference 8:30 a.m.–noon

bellevue.org/men
Join with other men to learn and grow in your walk of life. Now is the time to stand together and be godly leaders at home, at work, and in your spheres of influence. Be challenged and encouraged by guest speakers and other attendants on how we can become more godly men of Memphis. Learn more.

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MEN OF MEMPHIS Bible study

Thursdays | February 6 – 26 | 6:00 a.m.
Fellowship Hall | $5 for breakfast

Our Pastor, Bro. Steve Gaines, has a desire to see all men grow to be godly leaders at home, at work, and in each of their circles of influence. At Men of Memphis all men are encouraged to come together for fellowship, a hearty breakfast, and a message from Bro. Steve each Thursday morning.

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biblical manhood

Wednesdays | January 8–March11  | 6:30 p.m. | F245
Teachers: Drew Tucker/ Jason Pyron/ Derek Ewalt

Join other men as we seek to answer life’s common questions about what it means to be a Biblical Man. The world wants to tear you down, so you will walk a defeated life. However, God desires for you to walk victoriously in every area of your life. Ten weeks. Ten questions. Ten biblical answers. 

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Bellevue Women

Glory revealed: meeting jesus in john 1-15

KICKOFF | January 8 | 6:30 p.m. | Fellowship Hall

Weekly Small Group and Large Group Bible Study:
Tuesdays, January 14 — March 31 | 9:30 a.m. | Fellowship Hall

Wednesdays, January 15–April 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Fellowship Hall
Teachers: Donna Gaines/Jean Stockdale
Book Cost: $10
Childcare is available

Decades after Jesus had returned to Heaven, long after all the other disciples had died or been martyred, and in the final years of his own life, John sat down to write about his closest friend and Savior, Jesus. A master storyteller, John’s eyewitness account of Jesus is an invitation to meet the God-man, to witness His power, to hear His teaching, and to know life in His presence. Join us for this life-transforming journey through John 1–15 and discover for yourself what the beloved disciple experienced—Glory Revealed.

TUESDAY REGISTRATION

WEDNESDAY REGISTRATION

Faithful Women

Tuesdays, January 14 — March 31 | 9:30 a.m. | W147
Teachers: Dee Weddle, Vicki Wilson, and Jamae Zarshenas
“The Shepherd with Me” by Jennifer Rothschild
Book Cost: $10.00

You may know Psalm 23 by heart, but have you experienced its power in your life? It is more than a psalm that comforts in death; it also gives confidence in life. Join this seven-week study of Psalm 23 and be encouraged!

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Secrets Savored

Wednesdays, January 22 — March 25 | 9:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.
Classes held in individual homes.
Dianne Dougharty | $25
Childcare available with registration.

Are you looking for an older, godly woman to encourage you in your walk of life? Secrets 1 and 2 could be the perfect class for you! Learn the secrets of home-keeping, cooking, hosting, and more while studying significant women of the Bible. Grab a friend and join one of the classes in an inviting home setting for some fun and encouragement.

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Sewing 101

Tuesdays, January 14—March 31  | 9:30 a.m. | F245/47
Teacher: 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 participating in the preemie gown ministry as well. Each session will begin with a devotional highlighting Scripture passages. Gather with other women to share warm fellowship and a sense of accomplishment as you develop your God-given creativity.

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Precept bible study: revelation, part 2

Tuesdays, January 7—March31 | 6:00 p.m. | W147
Sundays, January 5—March 29 | 3:00 p.m. | E338
Teacher:  Amy Wakefield

Even if you missed Part 1, you can still discover what God says will take place during the end times through careful observation of Revelation. Dig into God’s word in a group setting as we study Revelation 4–22.

TUESDAY REGISTRATION

SUNDAY REGISTRATION

stewardship

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

Choose from one of the class options below.
Wednesdays | January 8-March 4 | 6:15 p.m. | W125

Sundays | January 12– March 8 | 9:20 a.m. | W239
Sundays | January 12–March 8 | 4:30 p.m. | W239
Cost:  $99 per household
Free childcare on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Through this DVD and small group study, Dave Ramsey teaches a nine-week series on winning with money and living a life of financial freedom. Topics include budgeting, saving for emergencies, getting out of debt, and investing for your future. With the purchase of this course, you will also receive online access to Dave’s Legacy Journey and Smart Money Smart Kids as well as a one-year membership to EveryDollar Plus (a $99-valued budgeting tool). If you’ve already been through FPU, you can attend for free as an alumnus.

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Personal Finances 101

Wednesdays | January 8-March 4 | 6:30 p.m. | W247
Teacher: Tom Tunnell

This course is intended to improve knowledge and skills of personal finance. With a foundation of God’s principles of money, you’ll be given practical tips and fresh perspectives to improve your financial condition. Topics include understanding influences from our past, budgeting and analysis, reducing expenses, eliminating debt, evaluating career changes, renting versus buying, buying insurance, and saving and investing. No matter what stage of life you are in or the balance in your checkbook, this course is for you!

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LIFE solutions

When you face life’s problems…

When you face life’s problems, Bellevue wants to help you find Life Solutions. These groups are designed to help you discover hope, find support as others walk alongside you, and celebrate victory in Christ.  Groups are open to Bellevue Members and non-members at no cost. Childcare is provided on Wednesday evenings. 

Alongside bipolar and mental illness

Wednesdays, January 8—April 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Free
W152 | John and Allison Lee

This group will support those on the front line of helping bipolar/mental health patients.

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RECOVERING FROM DIVORCE

Wednesdays, January 8—April 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Free
W145 | Norlin and Ana Perry

Struggling with the aftermath of divorce? Learn direction and find hope for your life through this support group.

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GRIEFSHARE

Wednesdays, January 8—April 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Free
W141 | Ron Jerkins/Treva Pedigo/Pam Chrestman

The goal of this group is to encourage and support those who have lost a loved one.

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help for the hurting (women only)

Wednesdays, January 8—April 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Free

W154 | Dee Weddle/Denise Shumaker/Jamae Zarshenas
“The Shepherd with Me” by Jennifer Rothschild

When hurting and confused by life, we need confidence in the One who can lead us and give us power in the present and hope for the future. This study will point us to The Good Shepherd.
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Hope After Betrayal (women only)

Wednesdays, January 8—April 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Free

W242 | Laine Hale/Vicki Lawson

This group supports women of domestic abuse, as well as those recovering from a marriage harmed by pornography and adultery. They find emotional and spiritual healing for their wounded hearts.

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marriage works

Wednesdays, January 8—April 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Free
W151 | Jamie Fish/Duncan and Hattie McKinney

This group will address the most prominent issues that married couples face.

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More Than Conquerors (men only)


Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays | 6:30 p.m. | W140

Teachers: 
Dave Tatum/Mark Bowman/Mike O’Bryant/Mark Wiggs/Jim Chambers

This supportive group will help men find victory over chemical and alcohol addiction.

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parenting again (WOMEN ONLY)

Wednesdays, January 8—April 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Free
W144 | Wanda Ruark/Bronta Parker

Finding yourself in a parenting role with children that are not biologically your own? Come find encouragement and support through this group.


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Restored Hope

Meets the First Wednesday of Every Month
W156 | Wallace Lock

This compassionate community gives encouragement, guidance, and insightful advice to those who have a loved one that has announced an “alternate lifestyle.”

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Thriving with Cancer (women only)

Wednesdays, January 8—April 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Free
W142 | Jenny Dyson/Wanda Morrow/Alex Micolta/Sherry Tacker/Mary Ann Weaver

This caring community celebrates life as they journey together through the unknowns of a cancer diagnosis.

 

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while we're waiting

First Wednesday of Each Month | January 8—April 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Free
W150 | Sean and Heather Ellis/Jason and Robin Hargrove

This group supports those who have lost a child at any age.


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young warriors (boys ages 9–14)

Wednesdays, January 8—April 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Free
W147 | Bobby Gorman/Dick Rodewald/Kent King/Matthew Whinghter/Willie Dotson

This group focuses on boys who do not have a male role model in the home. Godly principles and life experiences are shared.


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Classes on Alternate Days

career transition

Thursdays | 1:00 p.m. | W141
Teacher:  
Paul Van der Merwe

This group is designed to help those seeking employment by assisting with resume construction, interview training, as well as sharing current job listings.


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EVERY MAN'S BATTLE (MEN ONLY)

Call (901) 347-5830 for information.
Wednesday Evenings and Saturday Mornings
This group’s purpose is to equip men to fight the battle against lust and negative thought life and to help men get free from the grips of pornography.

Share Jesus & Make disciples

The road to somewhere

Wednesdays | January 8—February 12 | 6:30 p.m. | W249
Led by Bill Street

A “dead end” street is called a “dead end” for a reason—it doesn’t go anywhere! Learn five disciplines that are essential to living life on “The Road to Somewhere.” Participants will leave encouraged and equipped to progress forward in the Christian life!

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English as a second language

Tuesdays, January 14–April 28 | 6:30 p.m. | Co-ed | W256
Wednesdays, January 15–April 22 | 9:30 a.m. | Women only | W280
Administrators: Dee Weddle and Shawn Fye
Childcare Available

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

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American Sign Language

Wednesdays, January 8-May 20 | 6:30 p.m.
Beginner | W239
Intermediate  | W241

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.

BEGINNER REGISTRATION

INTERMEDIATE REGISTRATION

bible intake

TEACHING THROUGH THE ONE-YEAR BIBLE

Wednesdays, Year-Round | 6:15 | Chapel
Sam McElroy
Daily Bible intake draws us closer to God. Gather together each Wednesday for a time of worship and teaching on the past week of reading from the One Year Bible. Start reading and discussing together at the beginning of the year or jump in when you can—all are welcome to join.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

BIBLE CHALLENGE

Wednesday, Year-Round | 6:15 p.m. | Guest Central
Teacher:  Steve Wiggins

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.

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UNDERSTANDING THE FAITH:

A SURVEY OF CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS, PART 2
Wednesdays, January 8—March 11 | 6:30 | W260
Teacher:  Rick Jones

A survey of Christian Apologetics explores the nature of God, what the Bible is all about, and how to answer the common challenges people pose in attempting to refute Christianity. A thorough study of Christian apologetics will strengthen your faith, equip you to defend the Christian faith, and prepare you to lead others to faith in Jesus Christ.

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next steps

next steps at bellevue

Whether you are new to Bellevue or a longtime member, take the next step in your journey at Bellevue and join us for one of our Next Step Classes!

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