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October Events

Sufficient: Relying on God's Word

Sunday Evening Series

A Series from Psalm 119

Sunday Evenings at 6pm with Pastor Jeff
God’s Word is true. You can rely on it. You can build your life on it. Psalm 119 is a treasure chest of truth on the sufficiency of Scripture in every aspect of life’s journey. Join Pastor Jeff on Sunday evenings this fall, as we walk verse-by-verse through the longest chapter in the Bible.


Ladies Bible Studies


Study: The Amazing Collection
Led by:* Paula Moore and Ermadine Flowers
Dates: September 14- December 14
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Pastors Guest Reception
Description: In this study, you will see the Bible come to life as never before as it is studied in sequential order. You will better understand the purpose of every book in God’s Word and clearly see the incredible story of God’s redemption. This study will focus on 1 Timothy through Revelation.
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Study: “David Seeking a Heart like His” by Beth Moore
Led by: Marie Robinson
Dates: September 14- November 30
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Kidz Theater
Description: In this video-driven study, you will study how God never gives up on you! In this examination of the “man after God’s own heart,” David will delight and disappoint you. You’ll want to be just like him at times and nothing like him at others. If you’ve ever experienced doubts, temptations, losses, family problems, or personal inconsistencies, this study is for you!
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Study: “What You Believe Determines How You Live” by Earlene Richardson
Led by: Earlene Richardson
Time: 9:30am
Location: Kidz Theater
Dates: September 15- November 10
Description: In this study, Ms. Earlene will lead you through the Book of Romans to answer the essential questions that we ask in life. You will discover what you believe will determine how you live your life.
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Study: “Me, Myself, and Lies” by Jennifer Rosthchild
Led by: Jennifer Stanphill
Time: 9:30am
Location: FH 104/106
Dates: September 15- October 20
Description: This is a video-driven women’s Bible study that encourages women to clean out the junk in their minds and replace hidden negative thoughts with positive truths from God’s Word.
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Study: Bible Study Fellowship
Contact Person: Tammy Perry
Time: 9:30am
Location: D202
Dates: September 18- Spring 2016
Description: BSF is an in depth, interdenominational Bible Study that helps people know God and equip them to effectively serve the church throughout the world. BPBC Women’s Ministry is hosting a Women’s satellite class. The study for this year’s 30-week class is the Book of Revelation. Space is limited. Check out the website for additional information .


Study: “Esther” by Danielle Lynn
Led by: Danielle Lynn
Dates: September 14- November 16
Description: In a culture that has lost the significance of a monarchy, Esther brings the monarchy to life as we study what it means to come before the King of Kings. You’ll learn to see, through the eyes of Esther, what it means to live in the kingdom, how we should act in the kingdom, how to approach the throne of grace, how to stand firm in the midst of intense persecution and how to be ready for the second-coming of Christ. If you want to be found faithful when it matters the most, then this study is for you!
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Free childcare available by reservation.

Backpack Love

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm Meet at the main Welcome Desk

Help through one of the ways listed below or find out more at the Missions Connection Center or by calling the Church Office at 770.534.7058.

You probably already knew that there are children all around the world that go hungry every day? But did you know that child hunger is an issue in our own community? The only meals some children receive are the ones provided to them at school. They leave school for the weekend and go to a home without food. Blackshear Place is partnering with Oakwood Elementary to provide food for children in need in our own community. This program will run throughout the school year.

How Can I Get Involved?
- Prepare backpacks on Wednesday nights
- Deliver backpacks on Thursday or Friday to local schools
- Sponsor a child for $150 per semester
- Purchase a pallet of food through the Backpack Love Ministry $250

Help us provide 3 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and snacks for a family (approximately 4 people/servings)
*Items to include in backpack:
- Rice – 1lb. pre-sealed plastic bags (no zip lock)
- Beans – 1lb pre-sealed plastic bags of any type (no zip lock)
- Ramen Noodles – square type (not the round single serving cups)
- Tuna – 5 oz. or 12 oz. cans (we prefer the 12 oz.)
- Chicken – 5 oz. or 12 oz. cans (we prefer the 12 oz.)
- Tuna Helper – Box Type
- Chicken Helper – Box Type
- Canned Fruit – 15-20 oz. cans of any type
- Mac & Cheese – Box Type 7.25 oz.
- Spaghetti Sauce – Large Cans 26.5 oz. (Please no glass jars)
- Spaghetti Noodles – Box Type 12-14 oz.
- Canned Veggies – 14-15 oz. cans of green beans,corn, or carrots
- Oatmeal – box type with individual servings or 42 oz. containers, any flavor.
- New or Used Backpacks are always needed! Brand new or used and medium to large sized bags are all welcomed!

Financial contributions can be given through BPBC in a church envelope & write BACKPACK LOVE on the outside of the envelope.

Foster Care

Ministry Shower

Drop in from 4:30-5:30 on Sunday, November 8 in the Guest Reception Room. Refreshments provided.

Help us to bless our local foster families with the necessities for caring for children who are placed in their homes. You can meet and speak with our Blackshear Place foster families, representatives from the United Methodist Children Home, and our Mosaic Foster Care Ministry team to learn how you can be involved.

Suggested Donation Items

- lap blankets
- diapers & baby wipes
- pajamas
- coloring books and crayons
- children’s Bible / teen Bible
- toiletries for children and teens
- backpacks & school supplies

For a more detailed list, please email

Ladies & Girls Night

Sunday, October 11

5:00 pm in the Worship Center

Conversations is a special night for our ladies and girls to have real life talk about womanhood. Featuring a panel discussion with our pastors’ wives and special worship time with Shelly Johnson, this will be a time of challenge and encouragement for living out biblical womanhood. Refreshments will be served in the lobby of the main building at 5 pm. Free childcare is available.

College & Young Pros

Night of Worship

Tuesday, October 13

All college students and young professionals are invited to an exciting night of worship as we sing, pray and read Scripture together. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect together on October 13. Join us in The Venue at 7:30 pm.

God Established

October 4 - November 1

5-week Family Emphasis & Teaching Series

The lines are blurred. The truth is distorted. The way is no longer clear. That’s our world. That’s where men and women, boys, and girls live today. We live in a murky, confused culture that is blinded to the truth. We can no longer discern good from bad, right from wrong, or the truth from a lie. To recapture the truth, we must return to the One who is Faithful and True. We must establish His Word as our guide. Join Pastor Jeff in this 5-week series as we rediscover what God Established… “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female He created them.” (Gen. 1:27)

Bible Fellowship Emphasis
For these five weeks, our adult Bible Fellowship classes are studying how God designed the family. If you are not in a BF class, we can help you find one; just visit the Welcome Desk.

Special Evening Events
October 4, 5pm
Man Church
Building up men with a strong message from God’s Word

October 11, 5pm
A night to encourage women of all ages with real-life talk about following Jesus

October 18, 5pm
Pastor Jeff unveils our plan to partner with parents to strategically disciple children and students to love and serve Jesus. *Special children’s festival for Birth -5th grade, including blow-up games, arts and pumpkin carving.

October 25, 5pm
Leaving a Legacy
An evening to challenge grandparents about ways to leave a godly legacy

November 1, 6pm
Night of Worship
Celebrating all that God is doing and praising His great Name


Blueprints for Life

Blueprints for Life
October 18 in the Worship Center
Refreshments start at 5 pm

At Blackshear Place, we are passionate about partnering with parents to disciple our children and students to develop in them a biblical worldview. This fall, we are taking a huge step in pursuit of this goal. We have developed a dynamic strategy to come alongside you as parents, the primary disciple-makers in the lives of your children!

Because you are a parent or guardian of a child from newborn to college student, Pastor Jeff wants you in the room when he introduces this strategy! He’s inviting you to Foundations, a time for us to re-frame how we partner with parents to ensure each child receives a strong, gospel-centered foundation for life.

Children’s Fun Night
For all children fifth grade and younger
Pumpkin Devotion + Inflatables + Food & Crafts
• children 3 and younger check in at preschool desk on main floor
• Pre-K and up check in at the Children’s Desk on third floor

Student Ministry Highlights
Don’t miss early registration for Deeper Student Camp at a discounted rate of $300 per person. Also, we will have information booths set up with details and registration for our Inside Out Girls Event & Father Son Weekend.

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading

Register today for *Upward Basketball and Cheerleading* for boys and girls in _Kindergarten through 8th grade_! Upward Sports at Blackshear Place is a first-class sports experience that emphasizes healthy competition, sportsmanship, skills building, and fun. Everyone must attend the basketball evaluation on *Saturday, October 24*.

Worship Ministry

Night of Worship

Sunday, November 1

Join the BPBC family on Sunday, November 1 at 6p for a time of worship and encouragement from the Lord. On this special night we will also behonoring our Pastor for 12 years of faithful service and ministry at BPBC!

Wednesdays @ Blackshear Place

6:30 pm

Blackshear Place offers activities for every age and stage of life on Wednesdays. Our classes and life groups are a great way for adults to connect through activities. We also have many opportunities for you to serve and grow in your faith.

Discipleship Based Classes

These groups are designed to help you go deeper in your faith. Attending one of these groups will give you the opportunity to be encouraged by sound Biblical teaching that will help you live your faith in practical ways.

Kidz Praise /// Kids Theater

Your children are invited to join us from 5:30 – 6:20 pm (before AWANA) in the Kidz Theater for a great time of music, praise, drama, and activities.

AWANA /// Children’s Area and Building D

This high-energy, scripture-rich ministry offers children from preschool through fifth grade an opportunity to learn God’s Word in an interactive environment.

Middle School Worship /// Building D Basement

This service includes music, a message, and a time for students to break into small groups where they and their leaders talk about how to apply God’s word to their lives.

High School Worship /// The Venue

After powerful music and a relevant message, students meet in small groups with leaders for encouragement and accountability.

Hispanic Ministry /// B112/114

Our Spanish-speaking congregation meets for prayer and outreach.

Verse by Verse Study of the Bible /// B311
Hosted by Brian Johnson

Bring your Bible and experience an in-depth study of the book of Revelation.

iBelieve /// B102
Hosted by Wade Ash

An opportunity to hear what BPBC believes and for new believers to better understand the basics of their new faith.

Experiencing God Bible Study /// B101
Hosted by Jack and Marianne Allred

Experiencing God shows believers how to know Him intimately while encouraging them to step out in faith and join Him in His work.

Membership Matters /// PGR
osted by Pastor Jeff and Grady Sutton

Join Pastor Jeff and Pastor Grady for a six-week journey to discover what it means to be a member of Blackshear Place Baptist Church. This course is designed to prepare new members to get the most out of their church experience. (Starts Sept 2)

Women at the Well /// B105
Hosted by Debi Carter and Jennifer Cobbs

A group for women who enjoy time together, encouraging one another, mentoring, and studying God’s Word.

Women of Hope /// B104
Hosted by Sara Hall and Joanna Griffin

A group of women who are focused on growing in God’s word as they live, learn, and grow through the journey of being a widow.

Marriage Enrichment /// B216
Hosted by Tim and Barbara Daugherty

In “Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti,” Bill and Pam Farrel take a refreshing, humorous look at relationships. They explain how the differences between husband and wife can work in your marriage.

Jesus the One and Only – Beth Moore Bible Study /// FH 104/106
Hosted by Linda Touchton and Lisa Fraser

This 12-week women’s Bible study will lead you through Galilee with the Teacher, across the lake with the Master, and to the cross with the Savior.

Answers in Genesis /// Annex 106
Hosted by Duane Lyon

Using resources from Answers in Genesis, this group will study God’s word to find answers to life’s questions.

Apologetics /// Annex 101
Hosted by Chris Eppling

Want to learn how to defend your faith? This class will help you know how to give answers for the hope of Jesus within you.

First Corinthians /// B209/211
Dr. Paige Patterson (via video simulcast)

If you want to understand First Corinthians, don’t miss this opportunity to study with Dr. Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. We will be viewing Dr. Patterson’s online course from Southwestern during this group. (Starts Sept 2)


These groups are designed to help you meet new people and connect around a shared interest. If you have never attended church this may be a great first connection point for you.

Financial Peace University /// Annex 102
Hosted by Christopher Martin

This program from Dave Ramsey is designed to help you get out of debt and build wealth so you can provide for your family and serve God.

Keeping the Boom in Baby Boomers /// B103
Hosted by Kevin Tharpe

This group will feature experts in the fields of healthcare, law, and finance to help Baby Boomers with the issues that are relevant to them, such as long-term financial planning for themselves and the legal and financial challenges involved with caring for aging parents as well as children and grandchildren.

Running /// B322 (Rain Plan)
Hosted by LeeAnn Pittman and Julie Pritchard

Runners of all skill levels are welcome to join this group to go on runs.

Photography /// Annex 105
Hosted by Brian Hursey

_Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to come and learn more about taking great photos.

Outdoorsman’s Pursuit /// B204/206
Hosted by Matt McElveen

This is a group for men who enjoy outdoor activities. This group seeks to learn more about our common interests and about the Creator of the great outdoors.

Sewing Basics /// FH 114/116
Hosted by Ruby Wiley

Learn the basics of sewing or come to work on intermediate to advanced sewing projects.

Ultimate Frisbee /// Soccer Fields
Hosted by B.K. Lanier

This is a group of young adults who gather on Monday nights for a great time of fellowship built around the activity of Ultimate Frisbee, combining speed, grace, and powerful hurling with a grueling pace. (Offered Monday nights at 5:30)

Mission & Ministry Based Classes

These groups are designed for those who desire to actively serve the Lord on Wednesday nights. These groups are action focused and will teach you and give you the opportunity to use your spiritual gifts for worship, missions, and personal evangelism.

Backpack Love /// Welcome Desk
Hosted by Mike Mihalick

Blackshear Place partners with local schools to provide food for hungry children whose only meals are those they get at school. This group prepares backpacks full of donated food to deliver to these children.

Worship Choir and Orchestra /// Choir Room
Hosted by Rob Britton

If you want to make a joyful noise, join the choir for rehearsal in the Choir Room. If you play an instrument, then come be a part of our orchestra for rehearsal in the Worship Center.

Intercede /// B106
Hosted by Dave Channell

Intercede is an intentional prayer ministry of BPBC where believers gather together to lift up the many needs that have been shared within our church as well as to pray as God directs.

Project Go /// B205/207
Hosted by Sterling Lynn

Each week this group will minister to apartment and town home complexes close to BPBC. They will also learn to share their faith by going through the book “Share Jesus Without Fear.”

Portland Connect /// B219
Hosted by Al Bennett

This group involves training on how to be fearless in sharing your faith and living on mission. You will meet face-to-face with Pastor Aaron and Andrea for Skype strategy sessions, helping them plant the church in real time, and you will also have the opportunity to take part in local mission experiences.

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