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Blackshear Place Baptist Church

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October Events

BPBC Essentials

Construction Updates and Notices

Throughout the exciting construction of our new worship center and children’s area, we want to help everyone be aware of location changes, parking notices, and safety updates. We will communicate all of these items through the “BPBC Essentials” campaign. So be sure to read all of our BPBC Essentials closely!

+ The Preschool Moms parking lot and Violet Street have been closed.
+ The entrance road coming from Curt’s is closed and the large parking lot in front of Building D and the roads connecting the front preschool area to our D Building are also closed.
+ The Wallis Road entrance is open via the new roundabout. It will remain our main construction entrance during the week, but it is usable on Sundays & Wednesdays even though it will remain gravel until completion of the project.
+ We are currently working with GDOT on the timing to open the new entrance road along Atlanta Hwy.
+ Please use caution in the parking lots and do not park in any areas marked as construction areas. Also, if you are physically able, Please use off-campus parking such as Kauffman Tire, Slack Auto Parts, Chick-fil-A, and Ace Hardware.

Mid-Week at Blackshear Place

Join us at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays

Discipleship Groups

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

Kidz Praise
Kidz 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.

Preschool/Children’s Areas + Building A
This high-energy, scripture-rich ministry offers children from preschool through fifth grade an opportunity to learn God’s Word in an interactive environment. During construction, all K-5th Grade AWANA Clubs will meet in the Smalltown & Venture Zone areas of Building A.

Student Worship
The Venue & The Annex
A weekly experience for students to engage in worship, to be equipped through relevant messages, and to be encouraged through relational small groups. Due to construction, we will be starting a new Wednesday night schedule for the months of August & September (we will go back to regular Wednesday night schedule starting in October, construction permitting).

High School /// 6:00 – 7:30
Starts in the Venue. Pick up in the Annex

Middle School /// 6:30 – 8:00
Starts in the Annex. Pick up in the Venue

Hispanic Ministry /// FH109/111
Our Spanish-speaking congregation meets for prayer and outreach.

Verse by Verse Study of the Bible /// _Choir Room
Hosted by Brian Johnson
Bring your Bible and experience an in-depth study of the book of Revelation.

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.

Apologetics /// B209/211
Hosted by Chris Eppling and Matt Vann
Want to learn how to defend your faith? This class will help you learn how to give answers for the hope of Jesus within you.

Worship Choir and Orchestra /// _Worship Center
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.

Ladies Bible Study /// FH 104/106
Hosted by Linda Touchton
“Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed” by Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore & Kay Arthur
Taped at the 2007 Deeper Still women’s event, the messages presented by these beloved authors are divided into three segments, two lessons from each author. Each segment focuses on the life of David at a different stage of his life: as a young man (sessions one and two by Priscilla Shirer), as a middle-aged man (sessions three and four by Beth Moore), and as a man facing the final third of his life (sessions five and six by Kay Arthur). You’ll laugh with them, cry with them, and learn to love God with them.


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.

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 /// FH110
Hosted by LeeAnn Pittman and Julie Pritchard
Runners of all skill levels are welcome to join this group to go on runs.

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.

Intercede /// B106
Hosted by Dave Channell
This study on prayer will strengthen your prayer life and teach you new ways to pray big prayers that will impact your life and eternity.

Portland Connect /// B102
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.

Financial Peace University /// B204/206
Hosted by Francis and Kelley Casey
We all need a plan for our money. This class will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

Women at the Well /// B105
Hosted by Debi Carter, Jennifer Cobbs, and Jessica Wade
A group for women who enjoy time together, encouraging one another, mentoring, and studying God’s Word.

Women of Hope /// B104
Hosted by Tammi Ford
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. Women of Hope will be studying, “Breathe” by Priscilla Shirer.


Wednesdays at 6:15 am

Meet in the Guest Reception Room

Join our Men’s Ministry Pastor, Bro. Sterling Lynn, as we get spiritual fuel to take back to your home and the workplace for the rest of your week.

The Jesus Followers

New Teaching Series

Our current Sunday AM series with Pastor Jeff on the way, truth, and life of following Christ.

Sunday Mornings
8am | 9:30a | 11am

Discipleship is a buzz word in Christian culture, but what does it really mean to follow Jesus? For the biblical men and women who followed Jesus, discipleship wasn’t about an event they attended, it was about their daily actions and attitudes. Like them, we can learn how to have a disciple’s heart by following the Master.

Father Son Retreat

November 11-12 Strong Rock Camp

BPBC’s Father Son Weekend Retreat is almost here – November 11-12! This is a weekend designed for our Middle and High school guys to learn what manhood is all about. We will be heading to Strong Rock Camp in Cleveland, Georgia for an exciting weekend full of new experiences. Dads, how are you planning to launch your sons into manhood? You have one of the greatest influences on your son’s life and have the ability to make a huge impact on their walk with the Lord. We want to connect fathers with their sons in such a way that fosters an unbreakable bond that creates a relationship of discipleship! Each young man must have his dad or sponsor dad to attend (no sons are allowed to attend by themselves).

Father Son Weekend Schedule:
Check-in: Friday, November 11 at 6:00pm in the Main Building of BPBC
Ends: Saturday, November 12 at 3:30pm. We will be back by 4:30pm!


Inside Out Weekend November 11-12

Inside Out Weekend is an amazing event specifically designed for our Middle and High School girls to come together and deepen their walk with Jesus Christ! This year, our theme is “Unplugged”, and that is exactly what we will be doing. Our Middle and High School girls will be unplugging from the world and learning what Scripture means when it says, “Do not love the world, or the things in the world.”

Girls, get ready for an exciting weekend with your friends. We want our girls to come dressed in their favorite flannel for a relaxed and fun sleepover! Saturday will be a full day with various activities, girls-only breakout tracts, small groups and time in the Word!

Inside Out Weekend Schedule:
Begins: Friday, November 11 at 6:00pm
Ends: Saturday, November 12 3:00pm

Arrive in your favorite flannel outfit for a fun fall evening with your closest friends!

For more information, check out our BP Student Ministry Event Page

Ladies & Girls Night

Sunday, October 30

6 pm in the Worship Center

“Conversations” is a special night for ladies and girls to have real talk about life and womanhood.

Kathy Litton will be sharing her inspiring story and we will be led in worship by Shelley Johnson. This will be a time of challenge and encouragement to be true Jesus followers. Dessert and coffee will be served following the event.

Free childcare is available.

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading

Register Today!

Upward Basketball is designed to build athletic skills, character, confidence, and spirit. Upward Basketball programs are committed to developing the TOTAL athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. Games begin in January. Grade ranges from K4 – 8th grade.
Register before October 28 to save $10 per child.

Baby Dedication Dinner & Prayer Gathering

Hosted by Pastor Jeff

Saturday, November 20 at 5:00 pm

“Children are a heritage from the Lord” (Ps. 127:3). On November 20, we want to give thanks for the blessing of new babies born into our church family. This will be a special time for families to celebrate the birth of their little one and to commit to raising their child to love the Lord. The registration for this dedication is now closed, but we will soon have a new registration open for the next dedication that will take place early in this upcoming year. For more information, or to get on the list for early registration please come by the preschool welcome desk or contact

Young Families Hoedown

Friday, October 28

The Venue | 6pm

You’re invited to a special night for all young couples at Blackshear Place. The evening will include dinner and square dancing. Please sign up online at There’s no cost and free childcare for all who sign up by October 16. For more information call the church office at 770.534.7058.

Senior Adult Appreciation

Honoring Our Veterans Thursday, November 10

11:00 am in The Venue
All Senior Adults Invited
Free, catered lunch
Space is limited!

Please join us for a free, catered lunch, to show our appreciation for our senior adults and to honor our veterans. You don’t want to miss hearing from our special guest, Kennedy Smartt, who is a decorated WWII veteran and one of the founders of the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA). RSVP in your Bible Fellowship class or call the church office at 770-534-7058. Register soon as space is limited. For more information call the church office.

Operation Christmas Child

Collection Dates: October 30-November 20

Good News. Great Joy.

A Simple Gift! Really! It starts with you packing a shoebox. Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations worldwide through simple, gift-filled shoe boxes. The shoe box becomes a gift that is put in the hands of a child who hears the Gospel. And that starts a process of evangelism, discipleship and multiplication. Simple yes, but incredibly eternally significant!

We have a goal of giving 3000 shoeboxes this year. Imagine the possibilities!

OCC display booths are set up in the Missions Center, Main Lobby and The Venue Lobby, to provide more information and to collect your boxes. Remember to give $7 or more per box to cover shipping costs. If you have any questions, please call the Missions Office at 770-534-7058.

Communion Service

Sunday, November 6 @ 6:00 pm

Let’s take time to stop all the hustle and bustle and seek after the One who holds our very breath in the palm of His hand. This 1-hour family service will be a special time as we pray for our families, our church, and our country.

“But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.”— 1 Corinthians 11:28

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