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Blackshear Place Baptist Church

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September 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 a campaign called “BPBC Essentials”. So be sure to read all of our BPBC Essentials closely!

+ 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.
- The Wallis Road access near the recreation fields is closed
- The lower parking near building D (Gym) lot has been closed

+ Currently, we are moving utilities like power, water, gas and sewer lines. We are also grading and prepping for new parking lots and access roads to be paved so that when we close the preschool moms parking lot and Violet Street (road going between Fellowship Hall and the D Building), we can continue to have services and activities without any disruption.
- The retention pond has been relocated to allow for future growth and parking expansion.
- The Operations Center is under construction. We are repurposing former business buildings that were located at the corner of our property closest to Interstate 985. This new facility will be the command center for our Facilities Ministry and have storage areas for our ministries.


Ladies Bible Study, Fall

BPBC Women’s Ministry

Abide Women’s Ministry at BPBC invites and encourages all ladies to be involved in one of these enriching Bible studies.

Fall 2016
Free childcare available


Study: “He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear from God” by Priscilla Shirer
Led by: Jennifer Stanphill
Dates: September 12th – October 24th
Time: 9:30am
Location: Kidz Theater
Cost: $15
Description: A common question of many Christians is, “How can I know when God is speaking to me?” Priscilla uses the account of God speaking to Samuel in 1 Samuel 3 to show how God speaks to Christians, how we can discern His voice, and how we can position ourselves to respond. In this exciting adventure, women will discover how God spoke to Samuel, Samuel’s response, and how He speaks to believers today. By listening to God’s voice and obeying Him, women will experience spiritual growth, Christian discipline, and the desire to serve.

Study: “Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy” by Beth Moore
Led by: Marie Robinson
Dates: September 12th – October 24th
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Kidz Theater
Cost: $15
Description: Learn to guard what God has entrusted To You. We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the Gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves. In this six-session Bible study, Beth will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His Kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live lives of faithfulness.


Study: True Woman 101 “Divine Design”
Led by: Renee England
Dates: September 12th – November 15th
Time: 9:30am
Location: Kidz Theater
Cost: $15
Description: Did you know that God has a divine design for womanhood? And His plan is spectacular—far more attractive than the cheap, fake imitations the world promotes! Dig into the heart of true womanhood and discover the beauty, joy, and fulfillment of being exactly who He created you to be. If you’re tired of clichéd advice, shallow caricatures, and cookie-cutter solutions—then this eight-week Bible study with foundational teaching and insight from God’s Word is for you! 


Study: Bible Study Fellowship
Contact Person: Tammy Perry
Time: 9:30am
Location: Choir Room
Dates: September 16, 2016- May 5, 2017
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 John. Space is limited. To register for this study, please attend the BSF Welcome Meeting on Friday, September 9 at 9:30am in the Choir Room. For more information call 770-361-2349.


Study: “One in a Million” by Priscilla Shirer
Led by: Danielle Lynn
Dates: September 12th – October 29th
Description: One in a Million is an opportunity for women to experience their deliverance from strongholds, to conquer their wilderness living, and to claim their God-given inheritance. Join Danielle Lynn as she facilitates seven-weeks of lessons from Priscilla Shirer as she encourages women to fully engage in the abundant life God has waiting for those who will allow Him to take the lead in daily living

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 Beginning October 2

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

Beginning October 2
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

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