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Blackshear Place Baptist Church

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February 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!

January 22 Update
It has been several weeks since we have shared a construction update, so we are excited to let you know that the Fellowship Hall awning drive and much of the Fellowship Hall parking will be opening up this week or next! We are also seeing great progress on the foundation of the new worship center and expect to see the structure begin to take shape in the next few months.

The Jesus Followers

Sunday AM Series With Pastor Jeff

Beginning Matthew Chapter 6 on the way, truth, and life of following Christ.
Join us at 8, 9:30, 11am in the main Worship Center or at 9:30 am in The Venue

Being a follower of Jesus is more than coming to church. It is more than wearing a cross around your neck. Being a Jesus Follower is surrendering all of ourselves to the Master. It is a daily dying to self, taking up our cross, and following His leadership in everyday life. Join us during this series as we sit at Jesus’ feet and hear His words about becoming a true disciple.

Man Church

Building Men. Building Church. Sunday, February 26

[ 5 PM ] FREE Burgers for everyone! Look for the grill.
[ 6 PM ] MAN CHURCH, Meet in the Worship Center.

Man Church is just that — a church service for men, led by men, about men! Man Church will teach men and boys how to love God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength in their personal life, family, work, and church.

Ladies Night of Encouragement

Sunday, March 5

5:00 PM, Worship Center

From overwhelmed to peaceful, from proud to humble, from empty to fulfilled. God’s Word has the power to change us when we wholeheartedly obey. This is the message that Donna Gaines shares with women across the country. Our guest speaker for this evening, Donna is married to Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. During our time together, we will receive practical wisdom for life’s issues. We will be led in worship by the BPBC worship team as we give thanks to God for his faithfulness and encouragement. Bring your friends and daughters for this fun time of encouragement, giveaways, dessert and coffee. Free childcare is available.

DNOW 2017: One

March 17-19

Attention all middle and high school students! Are you ready for a student revival to break out in our region? DNOW 2017 will be an incredible weekend as hundreds of students from multiple churches in South Hall county gather at BPBC to worship and be challenged in God’s Word. Students will stay in host homes both Friday and Saturday nights. These host homes will be formed by age and gender for impacting small group Bible studies focused on our theme: “ONE”. Find out more information about this incredible weekend at You can sign up in the Main Lobby or Venue Lobby each Sunday or Wednesday, or online right now to guarantee your spot!

Who? 6th-12th Grade
Where? Main Worship Center @ BPBC
When? March 17-19, 2017
Deadline to Register? March 12
Cost? $65

For more information contact BPBC office at 770.534.7058 or

Mid-Week at Blackshear Place

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. Join us Wednesdays at 6:30 pm!

Discipleship Groups

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 /// 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.

AWANA /// Preschool/Children’s Areas + 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
A weekly experience for students to engage in worship, to be equipped through relevant messages, and to be encouraged through relational small groups.

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

Verse by Verse Study of the Bible /// B300
Hosted by Brian Johnson
Bring your Bible and experience an in-depth study of the book of Daniel.

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 Pat Byrd, Lisa Fraser, Renee Kelley
Children of the Day by Beth Moore
Join Beth Moore and walk the shores of Thessalonica with this verse-by-verse Bible study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. During this nine week study, you’ll learn how to let go of past mistakes and discover your circumstances are not coincidental – God’s timing is impeccable! Whether you’re facing family crises, medical diagnoses, relationship troubles, doubts, or fears, you’ll come away encouraged that even though it may not feel that way, you are exactly where Christ wants you to be!


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 /// B205/207
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.

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 Frances Thomas
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.

Raising Kingdom Kids /// B204/206
Hosted by Rick Hermann
Featuring the inspiring teaching of Dr. Tony Evans, this study calls and instructs parents to raise God-following children who are also spiritually strong and prepared to take on the assignments God has for their lives.

With All Due Respect /// B102
Hosted by Jessica Wade_
Moms, begin your Journey to a more Fulfilling Relationship with your Teens and Tweens. We will work through the With All Due Respect parenting handbook by Nina Roesner & Debbie Hitchcock. During this class we will be seeking to connect more deeply with our teens and tweens and to grow more deeply in our faith through the process.

Discover Blackshear Place

Guest & New Member Evening at BPBC

Sunday, March 26, 5:00pm

You are cordially invited to Discover Blackshear Place!

If you are a guest or new member, Pastor Jeff is looking forward to connecting with you at Discover Blackshear Place. This is a special evening designed for you to learn more about the mission and vision of our church. It is also a great way for us to get to know you! For more information contact the church office at 770.534.7058, and if you are ready to sign up simply click on the link below.

Sunday, March 26 at 5:00 pm
5:00-5:15: Check in (Main Lobby)
5:15-6:00: Welcome and Worship with Pastor Jeff
6:00-6:30: Discover Blackshear Place
6:30-7:00: Refreshment break

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Complimentary refreshments and childcare are provided. Childcare will be available for children 5th grade and younger (older kids can attend with adults). Please let us know how many children and adults will be attending.

Night of Worship

Sunday, April 9


Begin Easter week with the BPBC Worship Ministry as we gather for a night of worship and remembrance as we look to the cross where Jesus’ blood was shed to cover our sins. Gluten-free communion wafers will be available at the Welcome Desk.

Experience The Holy Land

Oct 23 - Nov 1, 2017

Tour Israel with Pastor Jeff

You Will Get To Experience:
Sea of Galilee
Bet Shean
Mount of Olives
Wailing Wall
Garden Tomb
+ much more

Words cannot express the excitement we feel preparing to spend these days walking where Jesus walked. We assure you this trip will be educational, informational, but most of all spiritually transformational! Nothing will do more for your spiritual growth than this time in His Land! The hotels are beautiful, the food is bountiful, and the fellowship will be blessed.

If you would like more information about experiencing the Holy Land, contact the Office of the Pastor at 770.534.7058.

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