Wednesday Night Small Group Sign-Ups

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We’re excited to offer wonderful opportunities for learning and fellowship for the first of our two five-week sessions beginning the first Wednesday of September.  Take a look at our offerings and join us!  Sign up below!

Short-Term Disciple Study

Join us for Invitation to the Old Testament, a ten-week exploration of the ancient scriptures from the writers of the well-known Disciple Bible Study.  Gather for group discussions, prayer, and community.

Led by Larry Epps              Room B214

 6-7 p.m.

One in a MIllion

Priscilla Shirer invites us to change that pattern for good, living beyond our circumstances and expecting to see God move in miraculous ways day after day.
                                                Led by Kathy Duff            Room B206
6-7 p.m.

131 Christians Everyone Should Know

A succinct yet thorough introduction to 131 of the most intriguing, courageous, inspiring Christians who ever lived. Learn how they lived, what they believed, and how their faith affected the course of world history.

Led by Dr. Kevin Conrad        Christian Life Center

5:30 – 6 p.m.


Creation Care

How do we show our love for God and neighbor by being faithful caretakers of God’s glorious creation?  This class explores the concerns and practical actions we can take to do our part to express our faith through the proper care of God’s creation.

Led by Mark Green                Jeff Wall Hall

6-6:30 p.m.

Hands-On Service

Each week provides an opportunity to demonstrate our love of Christ through our hands and feet. Join us as we get our hands dirty, assisting those in need in our community and beyond!

Led by Tamika Parker  Freeman Building Garage

 6-6:30 p.m.

9-Square in the Air

A fun game for all ages! Come together for fellowship and a new volleyball experience with our church family.  No experience necessary – just come and play!

Led by Clinton Wheeler Freeman Building Gym

6-6:30 p.m.


Men's Pick-Up Basketball

Building fellowship through playing together! Join us for a (not so) intense game of pickup ball in our Freeman building gym!

6-7 p.m.

Take a Walk in the Park

Early Fall is a great time to be outside!  Join our walking group for few minutes to enjoy being together outside each week for a few quiet moments.

Led by Janet Coonce        Dogwood Park

6-6:30 p.m.


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Scripture Reading: Paul's Letter to Philemon


From Paul, who is a prisoner for the cause of Christ Jesus, and our brother Timothy.

To Philemon our dearly loved coworker, Apphia our sister, Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church that meets in your house.

May the grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Paul’s prayer for Philemon

Philemon, I thank my God every time I mention you in my prayers because I’ve heard of your love and faithfulness, which you have both for the Lord Jesus and for all God’s people. I pray that your partnership in the faith might become effective by an understanding of all that is good among us in Christ. I have great joy and encouragement because of your love, since the hearts of God’s people are refreshed by your actions, my brother.

Paul’s appeal for Onesimus

Therefore, though I have enough confidence in Christ to command you to do the right thing, I would rather appeal to you through love. I, Paul—an old man, and now also a prisoner for Christ Jesus—  appeal to you for my child Onesimus. I became his father in the faith during my time in prison. He was useless to you before, but now he is useful to both of us.  I’m sending him back to you, which is like sending you my own heart. I considered keeping him with me so that he might serve me in your place during my time in prison because of the gospel.  However, I didn’t want to do anything without your consent so that your act of kindness would occur willingly and not under pressure. Maybe this is the reason that Onesimus was separated from you for a while so that you might have him back forever— no longer as a slave but more than a slave—that is, as a dearly loved brother. He is especially a dearly loved brother to me. How much more can he become a brother to you, personally and spiritually in the Lord!

So, if you really consider me a partner, welcome Onesimus as if you were welcoming me. If he has harmed you in any way or owes you money, charge it to my account. I, Paul, will pay it back to you (I’m writing this with my own hand). Of course, I won’t mention that you owe me your life.

Yes, brother, I want this favor from you in the Lord! Refresh my heart in Christ.  I’m writing to you, confident of your obedience and knowing that you will do more than what I ask. Also, one more thing—prepare a guest room for me. I hope that I will be released from prison to be with you because of your prayers.

165 E. Broad St., Cookeville, TN 38501