August 4, 2019

The Spread of the Gospel in the Book of Acts
The Split: Our Problem, God’s Solution
(Acts 15:36-41)

Sermon Slides – click here

The Plan
Making disciples is never finished.
(Acts 15:36)

The Problem
Good-hearted believers often have different opinions and plans.
(Acts 15:37-38)

The Parting
Good-hearted believers can have significant differences of opinion
and may not even be able to work together.
(Acts 15:39-40a)

The Priority 
The work of the Lord—strengthening churches—
cannot be stopped by internal dissension.
(Acts 15:40b-41)

Lessons for Witnesses:
When Christians cannot work together
the ministry must continue.  

Next Steps:
• Take a practical step to be a witness of the gospel and strengthening the church by _____________________________________.
• Sign up to be part of the 24/7 Prayer Room dedicating our new building at  
• Invite someone to the Fellowship Grand Opening. 

This Week’s Growth Guide

God’s Word is both central and critical to your spiritual growth. We invite you to utilize the Growth Guide during the week to further your application of the Truth from the message.
• Monday – Acts 13:1-14
• Tuesday – 1 Corinthians 9:1-7
• Wednesday – Colossians 4:7-18
• Thursday – 2 Timothy 4:9-22
• Friday – Acts 16:1-5

At Fellowship                                                                                    

Home Church Launch – Week of August 25 
Fellowship grows in relationship with God and one another through our small group ministry, Home Church. Starting the week of August 25, we will meet in homes weekly to study, pray, and serve together. 
For all the details and to see what new groups are launching go to Contact Michael at

Grand Opening August 18 | Both Services
Our Grand Opening will be a time to introduce our community to the story God is writing at Fellowship and how there is a place for everyone in His story. We will have our normal Sunday services so that our guests can see what happens as we gather weekly. 
After each service there will be free food, fun, and fellowship complete with inflatables for the kids and tours of our new facility. Fellowship ministries will be set up in the Atrium to showcase opportunities to connect and serve. We are asking our Fellowship Family to invite those around you to join us, involve yourself in the event to make it great, and be intentional the day of to welcome all who come through our doors. We are excited to share with people all that God is doing in and through Fellowship for His Kingdom.
See Shane for more information. 

24/7 Prayer
There are still spots remaining for Fellowship’s 24/7 prayer week – 
Aug 11-18. Sign-up online at

Fellowship Equipping 
Invest in one area of your spiritual life intentionally this year through Fellowship’s equipping ministry. Life skills, theology, and spiritual disciplines are the three big categories with multiple class offerings in each. For more information go to  Registration begins today online and at the Connection Center or contact Michael at  

Fellowship Kids Needs You
Say “yes” to investing in future generations by serving in our Fellowship Kids Ministry. We are looking for a few more people to complete our 90+ weekly volunteers who love kids and share God’s Word with them. Stop by the display in the atrium today.

High School Lunch
Calling all upcoming 8th-12th grade students! Like free food? Join Alan Putnam, FSM Student Pastor, in the newly updated Venue August 11th following the 10:45 AM service for a free catered lunch.  Hangout with other students, and stick around to hear about all the exciting things planned for the High School Ministry this fall! For more information contact Alan at

NEXT Launching
Hey Fellowship Family! Our college and young adult ministry (NEXT) is getting ready to kickoff on August 27th.  If you know someone between 18 and 25 looking for biblical community, then direct them to our college and young adult pastor, Zach Benton – 

OCC Packing Party
Mark your calendars now!  The 2019 Operation Christmas Child Special Packing party will be Tuesday, September 17th from 6-9. You don’t want to miss this fun and eternally significant night as we pack 2400 gospel opportunities. 

Girlfriends Events
Our women’s ministry has great opportunities coming up:
•  Book study – Jesus Lover of a Woman’s Soul (Tuesdays beginning Aug 27, 12-1)
•  Book study – Jesus the One and Only (Tuesdays beginning Aug 27, 6:30 pm)
•  Celebrating 10 years of Girlfriends – Chili, Chocolate, and Chihuahuas (Sept 7, 6:30 pm)

Weekly Budget      25,650
Giving For 7/21      33,306
Giving For 7/28      15,071

YTD Budget           128,250
YTD Giving             114,457
Over (under)    (13,793)

Generations Campaign
Total Pledge 1,577,227
Received-to-date 1,157,917