Summer @ BPBC Schedule
Blackshear Place is a busy church, and we have exciting summer activities planned for everyone in your family! Take note of these important schedule changes coming up.
» Sunday morning services and Bible Fellowship continue as normal.
» We will have Sunday evening services May 19, June 2, and June 9. No Sunday evening activities from June 16 through July 28.
» There will not be any Wednesday activities May 22 or May 29.
» Special Wednesday Summer Gatherings begin Wednesday, June 5, and run through July 24 at a new time, 6:15-7:30 pm.
ChangelessBeginning June 5 @ 6:15 pm
Summer Gatherings Adult Teaching Series
His Truth for My Fast-Paced Life
Beginning at 6:15pm, June 5 in the Worship Center
· I have kids at home; is it OK to miss church to go to my kids’ baseball or soccer games?
· I’m a college student; is it OK to hold back my giving in these difficult economic times?
· Our marriage isn’t working out; is it OK to explore my options through divorce?
These are just a few of the modern questions that dominate Christian culture. Many today see only the thinnest connection between how we live in our hectic world and our relationship with God. The Prophet Malachi closed the Old Testament fighting a similar lukewarm attitude among the Israelites. He cried for the people to return to the Lord of Hosts who does not change (Mal. 3:6). Join us Wednesdays this summer to hear God’s warnings thru Malachi for this fast-paced life.
“Amazing” Sermon SeriesCurrent Sunday Morning Series
Exploring the life of Elisha from 2 Kings
Lepers made whole. An ax head floats. The dead come back to life. These are just a few of the ways we see God’s power on display in the life of real people. Leaping off the pages of 2 Kings, the works of God through the life of the prophet Elisha touch ordinary men and women in extraordinary ways. Join Pastor Jeff Crook on Sunday mornings as we experience the power of God—it can only be described as AMAZING!
May 12 – Be AMAZED at What God Can Do! 2 Kings 2-4
May 19 – The AMAZING Result of Obedience. 2 Kings 5:1-19
May 26 – The AMAZING Consequence of Disobedience. 2 Kings 5:20-27
June 2 – No Longer AMAZED? 2 Kings 6:1-7
June 16 – Amazing Sight 2 Kings 6:8-23
June 23 – It’s AMAZING What Others DO and DON’T Do! 2 Kings 7
Veritas In ConcertSunday, June 2
BPBC Worship Center
Join us on this exciting day, as Veritas will be our featured guests in all of our morning services and perform a full concert at 6:00pm. The concert is free and open to everyone.
About The Group
The unmistakable sound of Veritas brings a fresh approach to the contemporary classical genre. Their style is fashioned from a fusion of artistic excellence, creative pursuit, and a performance that promises to inspire an audience of any distinction. Under the direction of Roger Breland, Veritas was formed under the name, Shofar. Most recently, Shofar joined the Truth 40th Anniversary Tour as the male vocal line. The group has performed on stages around the world, including a performance for the former President of the United States, George W. Bush. In the Fall of 2012, Jeff Anderson, James Berrian, Andrew Goodwin, Jordan Johnson, and Lucas Scott Lawrence began a concert tour of their own as Veritas. Each member contributes an array of training, accomplishments, and credentials, in both classical and pop music, which yields an exceptional artistic experience. This experience is the powerful sound of five male vocals, singing both new and old songs, delivering the sound of love, hope, and excellence.
Visit them at veritasfive.com.
Summer GatheringsBeginning Wednesday, June 5
Summer can be a busy time. Let us help you and your family keep your passion for God and His Word. Gather with us on Wednesdays this summer for a refreshing time to recharge for the week.
Beginning Wednesday, June 5, we launch our Summer Gatherings at Blackshear Place. Each Wednesday, we will offer activities for the entire family from 6:15 – 7:30 pm. Don’t miss a special family meal in the Fellowship Hall from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Check your worship folder each week for more details.
Family Fellowship Meals Reservation
Menu for June 5
- hamburger/hot dogs
- baked beans
- potato salad
- watermelon slices
Meals will be served in the Fellowship Hall from 5:00-6:00 pm.
Reservations will end each Monday at 12:00 noon
Meals cost $5 for adults & $3 for children, payable on Wednesday evening.
Family Fellowship Meals (5-6 pm)
Each Wednesday join our church family for a time of fellowship and a great meal. You will need to register, and there will be a small charge.
Babies – Pre-Kindergarten
Little ones have a lot of energy. Bring them on Wednesdays to burn some of it playing games, singing songs, making crafts, and learning about Jesus.
Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Location: Bldg. D Gym
This summer adventure for our children will feature game time, snack time, and Bible time to challenge our kids to love Jesus. Why sit at home and miss all the fun?
Middle School & High School
Location: The Venue (Beginning June 12)
The passion of camp continues on Wednesdays for Middle School and High School students meeting in The Venue. Join Pastor Aaron and Pastor Trent for a worship experience to fuel your summer.
Location: Worship Center
Our world constantly changes, but our Lord never does. Join Pastor Grady Sutton each Wednesday for Changeless: His Truth for Our Fast-Paced Life, as we explore the life and ministry of the Old Testament Prophet Malachi.
Friend Day with Tony NolanSunday, June 9
8:08, 9:30, 11:00 am & 9:30 am Worship @ The Venue
Refuse To Come Alone!
The Lone Ranger has Tonto. Lucy Ricardo has Ethel Mertz. Larry has Moe and Curly. Mickey Mouse has Donald Duck. And even Phineas has Ferb. Friends are those people who you do life with. They are the ones you care about and who care about you. On June 9, let’s do whatever it takes to have our friends with us at Blackshear Place to hear evangelist Tony Nolan during the morning services. Pick up an invite card next Sunday and refuse to come alone!
Tony’s passion is “helping people get it about God’s great love and salvation!” Tony recently served as Tour Pastor and Gospel Communicator for the Casting Crowns Lifesong Tour and Winter Jam, the largest Christian Concert Tour in America. The tours crossed the U.S., visiting more than 119 cities and experiencing over 87,000 public professions of faith in Christ. Tony’s love for Jesus and people is evident every time he speaks. An innovative Gospel communicator, Tony uses his wacky humor and passion for Christ to help people connect with God in a life-changing way. Recognized among the country’s most inﬂuential Christian communicators, Tony speaks to more than 800,000 students each year though radio, TV, conferences, festivals, concerts, and church events. An outspoken advocate of Contemporary Christian Music, Tony partners regularly in concerts and conferences with artists such as Casting Crowns, Third Day, Jeremy Camp, Mercy Me, Rebecca St. James, Joy Williams, Barlow Girl, Lincoln Brewster, Stephen Curtis Chapman, Relient K, SuperTones, Skillet, Pillar, Delirious, Toby Mac, and Building 429. Tony is an author and producer of several popular teaching resources. He wrote the cutting-edge devotional book, “Faith Fuel – A Refueling Journey.” He has also produced several popular DVD and CD resources, including LIFELIFT (featured on the Grammy award winning LifeSong DVD); LOST – Seeing and Seizing the Love of God; Spiritual 911 – Getting God’s Help to Deal with Stress, Tests and All of Life’s Mess!; and Steps – How to Walk and Not Stumble in a World that Tries to Trip You Up. Before becoming an itinerant evangelist, Tony served on staff as college and singles’ pastor at First Baptist Church, Woodstock, Ga. Tony is a graduate of The Criswell College for Biblical Studies in Dallas, Texas. He lives in Woodstock, Georgia with his wife Tammy and their three children, Christy, Wil and Bradly.
Find out more at tonynolan.org.
Deeper Student CampJune 3-7
Are you ready to have the best summer of your life? Then get ready for Deeper Student Camp! Camp is going to be June 3-7 at the beautiful Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa, GA. We are going to have an amazing week full of challenging messages from our very own Pastor Jeff and BPBC favorite, Tony Nolan! Get ready for awesome lake time, games, and great food! Get ready to go deeper in your walk with Jesus.
For students 6th-12th grade.
Call the Church Office for more information.
Kingdom Rock VBSJune 17-21
Vacation Bible School
June 17-21, 9 am – 12:15 pm
Pre K – 5th Grade
What are your kids doing this summer? We’ve planned an epic week to rescue all knights and princesses from the dungeon of boredom. The days will be filled with worship, epic Bible adventures, imagination stations, Kings Kitchen snacks, and tournament games. Here, God’s victorious power isn’t a fairy tale—it changes kids forever. Join this royally-rockin’ realm—register today to be a part of this Kingdom Rock VBS!
VBS Volunteers Needed!
You are needed to make VBS happen! Contact the church office for more information.
2013 Summer Basketball CampsJuly 8-11/July 15-18
2013 Summer Basketball Camps
July 8-11 /// 4th-9th Grade
July 15-18 /// 1st-3rd Grade
Summer recreation camps at Blackshear Place Baptist Church are a first-class sports experience that emphasizes healthy competition, sportsmanship, skills building, and fun. This year we are offering camps for older children and younger children. For more information, contact the recreation ministry office.
4th – 9th grade camp
presented by Score International
July 8-11, 9am – 3pm
For boys and girls (entering) 4th grade thru (entering) 9th grade
Cost is $75 per participant ($60 for 2 or more siblings)
SCORE INTERNATIONAL is a ministry to expose people to short term missions. The purpose of SCORE International is to evangelize, encourage missionaries, and equip participants to do the work of foreign missions. Our goal is to produce career missionaries and/or create greater partnerships between local churches in the USA and foreign missionaries.
Special Guest Coach
National Basketball Director for SCORE International
As a former coach and Division I point guard, David knows first hand the importance of individual improvement. “I’m committed to helping young people learn the fundamentals needed for individual improvement on the court and in their lives,” said David.
“It is my goal to assist them in developing their unique gifts, talents, and abilities so they can honor God in every aspect of their daily lives.” He has helped develop more than 20 All Conference players, three player of the Year award winners, and several pro athletes.
1st-3rd grade camp
presented by BPBC
July 15-18, 9 am-noon
For boys and girls (entering) Kindergarten thru (entering) 3rd grade
Cost is $50 per participant
What to Bring
Gym bag for your personal items.
What to Wear
Shorts, T-Shirt, Socks
T-shirt, Snacks, Awards
If your child is on medication during camp week please inform camp personnel on the first day of camp. Please remember to bring inhalers for your child’s asthma.
Drop-off will begin at 8:30am and pick up will be at 4:30pm. There will be a $10 fee if you need to drop your child off earlier than 8:30am. There will be a $10 fee if you pick your child up later than 5pm.
Experience the Holy LandNovember 13-22
Words cannot express the excitement we feel preparing to spend these days “Walking Where Jesus Walked”. This will be our fifth trip to Israel and we assure you it 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. Do not miss this “trip of a lifetime”.
Pastor Jeff & Becky Crook
For more information, call the Office of the Pastor at 770.534.7058.
Walk Through the Word
One-Year New Testament
Being a part of Blackshear Place is about life change. One way we strive for God to change us is through the daily reading of His Word. In 2013, Pastor Jeff has challenged us to join him in reading through the New Testament. We will be providing a number of ways you can be involved in this life-changing challenge.
Ways you can be involved in the Walk Through The Word one-year New Testament reading challenge.
1. Get the Walk through the Word devotional. This New Testament devotional book will guide you through daily readings and give you life-application through the devotionals by some of America’s greatest preachers.
2. Pick-up the the free New Testament reading card available at all welcome desks. We’ve taken the daily readings from the Walk through the Word devotional and made a simple checklist card for you to use.
3. Follow the weekly reading plan listed in the worship folder. Each week, the worship folder will list the New Testament selection of reading for the week. You can simply use your worship folder to follow the reading plan.
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