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Blackshear Place Baptist Church

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April Events

Life Groups

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Blackshear Place wants to provide an opportunity for busy moms and dads to connect with friends and neighbors through Life Groups. While your children and teens are enjoying great God-centered programming, you can develop a new skill, share your life experiences, or serve people in the community. And, best of all, it’s free for your whole family. Check out our Life Groups list to find an activity or group that interests you.

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.


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.

Women at the Well /// ROOM B104

Hosted by Debi Carter and Jennifer Cobbs
This is a group for women who enjoy time together, encourage and mentor one another, and study God’s Word. This semester the study topic is “Biblically Correct – Engaging the Culture with Truth” by Donna Gaines.

Running /// ROOM B101

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

Reimagine Work /// B209/211

This group will focus on how to take our faith with us to work by removing the gap between our Sundays at church and our Mondays at work. This study requires a book purchase of $20.

Keeping the Boom in Baby Boomers /// ROOM 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 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.

Photography /// ANNEX ROOM 105

Hosted by Brian Hursey
Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to come and learn more about taking great photos.

Sewing Basics

Two groups are available:
Sewing Basics: Hosted by Margaret Peace /// ROOM B215
Intermediate-Advanced Sewing: Hosted by Ruby Wiley ROOM B204/206

Women of Hope /// ROOM B105

Hosted by Sara Hall & Joanna Griffin
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. The group will be studying the book “Jonah, Navigating a Life Interrupted” by Priscilla Shirer.

Gluten-Free Living /// FELLOWSHIP HALL 105/107

Hosted by Danielle Lynn
Do you know someone who has to eat gluten-free? Has a doctor told you it might be something you need to try? Learn what it takes to start with natural health tips, tricks, and recipes. Take back your health, learn more about this new fad, and learn how you can minister to others.

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. This group seeks to learn more about our common interests and about the Creator of the great outdoors.


Men’s Bible Study

Join other men each Wednesday at 6:15 am in the Kidz Theater. This men’s Bible study will give you spiritual fuel for the rest of your week.

Advancing The Mission

Current Sunday Morning Series 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 am

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? How did the mission of the church advance? Come and explore these early beginnings as Pastor Jeff teaches Sunday mornings through Acts.

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.

Wednesdays at Blackshear Place

Wednesdays at 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.

Kidz Praise

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.


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.

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.

Intercede ROOM B106 /// Led by Dave Channell

This group is designed to help you grow in your prayer life.


Bible Fellowship members meet to contact prospects for their classes.

iBelieve ROOM B102 /// Led by Wade Ash

This is an opportunity for new believers to better understand the basics of their new faith. Join this group to walk through what Blackshear Place believes as a church and learn more about how to grow in your faith.

Hispanic Ministry ROOM B112/114 AND B115

Our Spanish-speaking congregation meets for prayer and outreach.

Adult Bible Studies

Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing /// GUEST RECEPTION ROOM

Led by Brian Johnson
In this topical study we will learn from the Bible how to spot false teachers, how to protect ourselves, and how to counter the deceptions of false doctrine.

The Book of Romans /// ANNEX 102 ///

Hosted by Grady Sutton
This is an in-depth study through the book of Romans taught by Dr. Paige Patterson.

Living Beyond Yourself /// FELLOWSHIP HALL 104/106

Hosted by Linda Touchton and Lisa Fraser
This is an in-depth women’s Bible study of the fruit of the Holy Spirit. This is a 12-week study that requires a book purchase of $20.
*Begins Feb. 4

Experiencing God Bible Study /// ANNEX 101

Hosted by Jack & Marianne Allred
This study will show you how to know God intimately while encouraging you to step out in faith and join Him in His work.

God’s Plan for the Ages Part 1 /// ANNEX 103

Led by Sam Parsons
This class is a general overview of the Old Testament.
*Begins Feb. 4

Discover Blackshear Place

Sunday, May 3 at 5:00 pm

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 contacting Andrea Bennett at 770-538-5281 or

Sunday, May 3 at 5:00 pm

5:00 – 5:15 /// Check-in (main lobby)
5:15 – 6:00 /// Welcome & Worship with Pastor Jeff
6:00 – 6:20 /// Refreshment Break
6:20 – 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.

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Baby Dedication Dinner & Prayer Gathering

Sunday, May 9, 5:00 pm

Hosted by Pastor Jeff
Sunday, May 9, 5:00 pm

“Children are a heritage from the Lord” (Ps. 127:3). We want to give thanks for the blessing of new babies born into our church family. On Sunday evening, May 9, Pastor Jeff will host a Baby Dedication Dinner and Prayer Gathering. 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. Space is limited, and each family must register to attend and complete a Parent Dedication Class prior to the May 9 Dedication. Please come by the Preschool Welcome desk or email for more information or to register.

Two Parent Dedication Class Options: April 22 @ 7:00 PM or April 26 @ 10:00 AM.

Mother’s Day Celebration

Sunday, May 10, During All Morning Services

There is nothing like a mother’s love, and at Blackshear Place we want everyone to know that we love and appreciate all of our mothers. Take the time this Mother’s Day to let Mom know how much you love her by joining her for worship on Sunday, May 10. We will honor mom during all of our morning worship services.

Graduate Recognition Day

Sunday, May 17

On Sunday, May 17 we will be honoring the Class of 2015! We will begin by honoring the students in the 11am worship service. In the evening at 6:00 pm we will have our Senior Banquet at Lake Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge. Please contact our Student Ministry Office for more information about this day. RSVP by Wednesday, April 22.

Vacation Bible School

VBS Registration will begin Sunday, May 10

PreK through 1st Grade, June 15-18
2nd through 5th Grade, June 22-25

Embark on an icy expedition where kids overcome obstacles with God’s awesome power. Everest Vacation Bible School at Blackshear Place will anchor kids in rock-solid Bible truths that will guide them through life’s challenges.

VBS Registration will begin Sunday, May 10.

For more information contact the Children’s Ministry office at 770-534-7058 or email Robin Elliott at

Deeper Student Camp

6-12th Grade, June 1-5

Are you ready for the most incredible week of your life? Then get ready for Deeper Student Camp 2015! We will be returning to the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa, GA, June 1-5. Deeper Student Camp allows students the opportunity to break away from everyday noise to cultivate deep spiritual lives. This week will be packed full of amazing messages from Pastor Rick Hermann and powerful worship from a special guest worship leader. Of course, there will be awesome recreation, lake time, games and great food! Get ready to break away and go DEEPER!

Deadline to Register is Wednesday May 20
Cost? $350 (scholarship applications available upon request)

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Senior Adult Appreciation Day

Thursday, May 7

Honoring The Greatest Generation
10:30 AM in The Venue

Join Pastor Jeff and the staff for lunch and a fun time together. We will do some singing, some laughing, and hopefully some challenging each other in our walk together as the church. Free tickets are available through your BF class and through the church office. Please join us and allow us to honor you.

National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 7 Pray where you are at 12:00 noon

“Blessed is the nation whose god is the lord.”

Our nation is at a critical point in its history, and we need the hand of the Almighty God to intervene. Join us on the National Day of Prayer, as we set aside time to pray strategically for our nation. Simply use the prayer points below and pray with your church family at 12:00 noon on Thursday, May 7.

Pray For…
Our Nation: the President, his Cabinet, Congress, the Court System and Judges
National and World Affairs: US Military, conflicts in the US and around the world
Our State and Local Governments: Governor, state legislators, mayors, and city councils
Our Community: universities, schools, law enforcement, firefighters, rescue works, and businesses/workplaces
Our Church: leaders, missionaries, ministers, and our church body
Our Families: marriages, children, financial difficulties, and health issues

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