Advancing The MissionCurrent Sunday Morning Series From Pastor Jeff Crook
Advance. Growth. Progress. These words spill off the pages of Scripture in the Book of Acts. Once a small group huddle in an upper room, the church quickly and mysteriously explodes throughout every facet of the Roman Empire and beyond. How did this happen? What caused this exponential expansion? How did the mission of the church advance? Come and explore these early beginnings as Pastor Jeff teaches Sunday mornings through Acts.
As we advance through the Book of Acts, we will look at ways we can put what we are learning into practice. Special emphasis throughout the year will focus us on how we can advance the mission. These emphasis will include:
Advancing the Mission Through Giving
Giving back a portion of what God has given us is a great way we can all advance the mission.
Advancing the Mission Through Reaching
Looking for ways we can introduce others to the Good News is what we are all called to do.
Advancing the Mission Through Serving
We can all serve others and be salt and light in our communities and all around the world.
FuelMen’s Bible Study
Study: Men at Work
Join other men as we kick off a new study in FUEL. We will be focusing on challenges men face at work in a new series called “Men at Work”. This men’s Bible study will give you spiritual fuel for the rest of your week.
6:15 am in the Kidz Theater
September 10 – November 19
Free Chick fil-A biscuits & coffee from The Bridge on September 10
Ladies Bible StudiesBeginning September 15
The BPBC Women’s Ministry invites and encourages all ladies to be involved in one of these enriching Bible studies. Free Childcare is available. Call for more information.
MONDAYS :: 6:30 PM
The Amazing Collection
Led by Paula Moore
September 15 – December 15, Cost: $10, Location: Kidz Theater
In this study, you will see the Bible come to life as never before as it is studied in sequential order. Better understand the purpose of every book in God’s Word and clearly see the incredible story of God’s redemption.
TUESDAYS :: 9:30 AM
Triumphant Attitudes for Victorious Christian Living
(A study using select verses from Pslams)
Led by Earlene Richardson
September 16 – November 18, Cost: $5, Location: Kidz Theater
In this study, we will consider several topics for the Christian woman, touching on nearly every area of her life.
Children of the Day*
(A DVD Lecture Series on 1 Thessalonians By Beth Moore)
Led by Jennifer Stanphill
September 16 – November 11, Cost: $20, Location: B104/106
Join Beth Moore on the Thessalonians shores as she walks you through the truth of each verse of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. In this study, you’ll face crises, afflictions, relationships, doubts, concerns, and fears. Find encouragement for living the Christian life now and hope for when Christ returns.
Led by Danielle Lynn
September 16 – November 18, Cost: $10, Location: B102/104
This small group study “Boundaries Revised,” by Dr.’s Henry Cloud and John Townsend uncovers the secrets to cultivating the habit of setting and maintaining healthy boundaries that provide the framework for rich, productive relationships.
WEDNESDAYS :: 6:30 PM (Life Group)
Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy
(DVD Series by Beth Moore)
Led by Linda Touchton, Lisa Fraser, and Renee Kelly
August 13 – December 17, Cost: $15, Location: FH 104/106
Join Beth in a faith-building study of prophecy through the book of Daniel and learn how to live with integrity in today’s self-absorbed society.
*ONLINE LADIES BIBLE STUDY
Led by Danielle Lynn
September 15 – November 16
This online study “Boundaries Revised,” by Dr.’s Henry Cloud and John Townsend uncovers the secrets to cultivating the habit of setting and maintaining healthy boundaries that provide the framework for rich, productive relationships. REGISTER HERE.
Life GroupsActivity-Centered Community Gatherings Each Wednesday at 6:30 pm
Backpack Love /// Meet at 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.
Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy Beth Moore /// FH 104/106
Hosted by Linda Touchton and Lisa Fraser
This is an in-depth women’s Bible study on the life and ministry of Daniel.
Running /// Meet at Fellowship Hall Entrance
Hosted by LeeAnn Pittman & Julie Pritchard
Runners of all skill levels are welcome to join this group to go on runs.
Women at the Well /// Room B103
Hosted by Debi Carter and Jennifer Cobbs
This is a group for women who enjoy time together, encouraging one another, mentoring & studying God’s Word. This semester the study topic is “Why I Believe” including DVD lessons from Chip Ingram.
Outdoorsman’s Pursuit /// Fellowship Hall 108/110
Hosted by Matt McElveen
This is a group for men who enjoy outdoor activities, such as golf, fishing, hunting, and shooting, to learn more about our common interests and about the Creator of the great outdoors.
Two groups are available:
Sewing Basics: Hosted by Margaret Peace /// Room B215
Intermediate-Advanced Sewing: Hosted by Ruby Wiley /// Room B204/206
Keeping the Boom in Baby Boomers /// Annex 106
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 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.
Women of Hope /// Room B105
Hosted by Sara Hall, Joanna Griffin & Francis Thomas
This is 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. We will be studying “Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman” by Beth Moore.
Photography /// Annex Room 105
Hosted by Brian Hursey
Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to come and learn more about taking great photos.
Backpack LoveCommunity Missions
Do you want to make a difference in our community?
You probably already knew that there are children all around the world who 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. Blackshear Place is partnering with area elementary schools to provide food for children in need in our own community. Come by the Backpack Love display in the lobby for more information.
How Can I Get Involved?
> Prepare backpacks on Wednesday nights
> Deliver backpacks on Thursday or Friday to local schools
> Donate a backpack or purchase one through the Backpack Love Ministry for $10
> Sponsor a child for $150 per semester
> Purchase a pallet of food through the Backpack Love Ministry $250
Discover Blackshear PlaceGuest & New Member Evening Sunday, Sept 28
You are cordially invited to Discover Blackshear Place!
We are so glad God has brought you to Blackshear Place Baptist Church, and we would love to give you an opportunity to get to know us a little better. Discover Blackshear Place is a special evening designed just for our honored guests and new members. This is a great opportunity to connect with our staff and ask any questions you may have. Pastor Jeff looks forward to meeting with you and sharing about the mission and vision of our church. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by registering online or by contacting Andrea Bennett at 770-538-5281 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, September 28 at 5:00 pm
5:00 – 5:30 /// Registration & Refreshments in the main lobby
5:30 – 6:00 /// Welcome & Worship with Pastor Jeff
6:00 – 7:00 /// Discover Blackshear Place
Complimentary childcare will be provided for children 5th grade and younger (older kids can attend with adults). Please let us know how many children and adults will be attending.
Sufficient: Relying on God's WordSunday 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.
Missions Emphasis DaySunday, October 12
“Who should I send? Who will go for Us? I said: Here I am. Send Me. And He replied: GO!” Isaiah 6:8
The Lord is looking for people who will carry the gospel to our community, our nation, and to the far-reaching points of the globe. All it takes is a willing heart. Will you respond to His call by making yourself available to be sent out?
Guest speaker for AM services Al Gilbert
4:30 Heavy hors d’oeuvres
5:00 Missions Meetings
Wednesdays @ Blackshear PlaceEach Wednesday at 6:30 pm
Wednesdays @ Blackshear Place
Classes And Activities For All Ages!
Blackshear Place comes alive with activities for the entire family each Wednesday. Preschool and children will learn God’s Word in AWANA. Middle school and high school students will be under the teaching ministry of Aaron Bennett and Trent Peacock. Our new classes and Life Groups are a great way for adults to connect through activities. We also have many opportunities to serve and grow in our faith. There’s no better place to bring your family and friends on Wednesdays!
Kidz Praise /// Begins August 20
Your children are invited to join us from 5:30 – 6:20 pm in the Kidz Theater for a great time of music, praise, drama, and activities.
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 exciting 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.
Bring your friends and neighbors to these exciting, activity-centered gatherings. A complete list of Life Groups is on the reverse side.
Worship Choir and Orchestra
If you want to make a joyful noise, join the choir for rehearsal in the Worship Center. If you play an instrument, then come be a part of our orchestra for rehearsal in the Choir Room.
Holy ‘Til He Comes Bible Study /// Guest Reception Room
Led by Brian Johnson
Begins August 20
Bring your Bible and experience an in-depth study through 1 & 2 Thessalonians.
The Book of Romans /// The Annex 102
Hosted by Grady Sutton
Begins August 27
This is a verse-by-verse study through the book of Romans taught via video by Dr. Paige Patterson, President of Southwestern Seminary.
Outreach /// Room B205/207
Bible Fellowship members meet to contact prospects for their classes.
Hispanic Ministry /// Room B112/114
Our Spanish-speaking congregation meets for prayer, and Bible study each Wednesday.
iBelieve /// B102
Led by Wade Ash
In this study, new Christians will learn how to grow in their faith, read the Bible, and share Jesus with others.
Intercede /// Room B106
Led by Dave Channell
This group is designed to help you grow in your prayer life.