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September 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 Starting September 14


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.

Spirit Night

Wednesday, September 9

It’s time to show your TEAM SPIRIT! Join us for this annual blockbuster event! We’re inviting children & students from all over North Georgia to join us for this incredible night. Wear your favorite team colors and bring your friends! Mark your calendars, get excited, and GO TEAM!

2 year old – Pre K
6:30 pm, Smalltown
Wear your favorite sports team colors and join your friends for a fun time on some inflatable games!

K-2nd Grade
6:30 pm, Venture Zone
Wear your favorite sports team colors!
Join your friends for a fun time with food and inflatables!

3rd-5th Grade
6:30 pm, Building D
Pastor Jeff will be speaking a powerful message from God’s Word!
We will have food, inflatables, prizes & fun!
Invite your friends, and don’t miss this incredible night!

Middle School
Tailgating begins at 5:30 pm in the Preschool Moms parking lot.
Worship at 6:30 pm in the Main Worship Center.
Don’t miss our special guest-a world renown “Master Illusionist”!
Wear your favorite team gear and invite your friends.
FREE Hot dogs, snow cones, and games!

High School
Tailgating begins at 5:30 pm in the front parking lot
Worship at 6:30 pm in the main worship center
Don’t miss our special guest-a world renown “Master Illusionist”!
Wear your favorite team gear and invite your friends.
Food from a Taco Truck (FREE to the first 100 students), tailgating games, and music from a local DJ!

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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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Make A Difference

That Will Last Forever! Sign Up Today

The Preschool & Children’s Ministries are in need of volunteers to serve on Sundays for the 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am services and on Wednesday nights in preschool, Awana, and Kidz Praise. Whether or not you have children in these ministries, please consider becoming a leader and helping our church family lead children to Christ! We will help you in every step of becoming a volunteer and mentor to our children, and you will be blessed by serving. For more information, visit our sign-up tables in the main lobby or call the church office at 770.534.7058.

My Blackshear Place logins are needed to sign up, they can request one if they do not have one. If they need assistance they can email me Stephen Odum at

ABIDE Ladies Night of Worship and Prayer

September 12, 2015

Venue Worship Center
6:00 pm

Ladies, are you in need of a break and a refreshing night with your sisters in Christ? On Saturday, September 12th, Abide Women’s Ministry is hosting a Night of Worship and Prayer just for you! Invite your girl friends for this free evening of worshipping Jesus with our special guest worship leader, Shelly Johnson. Email to request free childcare

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