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Blackshear Place Baptist Church

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April 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!

March 12 Update
In this episode of BPBC Essentials we will show you around the inside of Building D and our newly remodeled children’s areas, and we’ll take you inside the construction zone and explain what you are seeing take place with the new worship center foundation.

Stories of Hope

Current Message Series

Bible stories are hope-filled stories. We see hope in Abraham’s sacrifice, in Gideon’s victory, in Esther’s bravery, and in Job’s sufferings. Hope is on display as the world watches the Suffering Servant, as the disciples become world-changers, and as Saul becomes the missionary Paul. In a darkening and discouraging world, we can still find stories of hope, as we proclaim, “…I will put my HOPE in God! I will praise Him again—My savior and My God.” (Psalm 42:11)

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.

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.

Galactic Starveyors

Vacation Bible School

Week One: June 12-15
PreK – 1st Grade

Week Two: June 19-22
2nd – 5th Grade

This summer your children will be going on a GALACTIC adventure! As kids focus on the marvels designed by the Creator of the universe, they will discover the wonder among all wonders – that the God who created everything wants a personal relationship with them! Bring your kids to VBS at BPBC so they will learn that Jesus is over the moon in love with them.

Kidz Under Construction

Children's Choir Presentation

Sunday, May 7 at 6:00pm

Join us for this Kidz Praise children’s choir musical featuring fun songs and drama that deliver the truth of God’s Word. We will follow a group of kids as they deliver breaking news and behind-the-scenes coverage of the New Site Community Church construction project and learn how to build their lives in a way that pleases God and how to trust in His plan. Bring a friend, and come early, because our Kidz Praise musicals are always packed!

Deeper Student Camp

May 29-June 2

Toccoa, Georgia

Are you ready for the most incredible week of your life? Then get ready for DEEPER Student Camp 2017! We will be returning to the beautiful Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa, GA, May 29-June 2, 2017. DEEPER Student Camp allows students the opportunity to break away from everyday noise to cultivate deep spiritual lives. The week will be packed full of amazing messages from our camp speaker and powerful worship from a special guest worship band. To sing up for this incredible week you can fill out a registration card on Sunday Morning or Wednesday Nights or online.

Celebrate Mother's Day

Sunday, May 14

We want everyone to know that we love and appreciate all of our mothers. So take the time this Mother’s Day to let Mom know how much you love her by joining her for worship on May 14. All moms will receive a special gift and we will have several photo areas in our lobby for your family!

No evening worship or afternoon activities on Mother’s Day.

Pray For America

National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 4

Join Pastor Jeff and the BPBC church family, along with other local churches, at the Gainesville Square on Thursday, May 4 from noon-1:00pm for the 66th Annual National Day of Prayer. This event will have profound significance for our country. It is an unprecedented opportunity to see the Lord’s healing and renewing power made manifest as we call on citizens to humbly come before His throne. Call the church office at 770.534.7058 for more information.

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