Choices Pregnancy Care Center
Description: The foundational belief of this organization is that every life is created by God and, therefore, is precious. The center ministers to people through free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, educational and spiritual counseling regarding pregnancy options, a My Baby Counts program assisting moms with needed baby items, a support group for those who are grieving over an abortion, and abstinence-based sexual education. For more information about volunteering, call 770.535.1413.
Good News At Noon
Date: Fourth Tuesday of every month
Team Leader: Tim Halstead
Description: Good News at Noon provides meals and shelter for the less fortunate of our community, including a restaurant-grade meal every day for lunch. This faith-based partner always teaches the Word of God and shares the gospel. Blackshear Place members serve meals every month.
Feed the Need
Team Leader: Rico Bell
Description: Feed the Need ministers to the basic needs of the less fortunate of the Hall County area on a weekly basis. Ministry opportunities include serving meals, washing clothes, and
providing basic necessities.
One Hour Mission Projects
Date: Beginning April 10
Team Leader: Richi Boullon
Description: This group is about showing the love of Christ and sharing the gospel in Northeast Georgia through word and deed. Join this group and participate in servant evangelism projects located within 15 minutes of Blackshear Place Baptist Church. Some of the projects include ministry to the homeless, community evangelism, laundry love, and serving the elderly in our community.
Under the Bridges
Date: Saturday, June 8
Information Meeting: Sunday, June 2 at 5:00 pm in Room B205/207
Team Leader: Lee Phillips
Location: *Atlanta *
Description: Give a Saturday to serve the homeless under the bridges of downtown Atlanta through the ministry of 7 Bridges to Recovery. Please come prepared to serve our brothers and sisters in the streets. While we do bring food, clothing and other necessities to them, the most important thing we bring is Jesus Christ. The love of Christ, prayer, and the Word of God are what will have an eternal impact on their lives.
Date: Every Week
Team Leaders: Mike Mihalick and Jeff Wit
Location: Oakwood Elementary
Description: You already know that there are children all around the world who go hungry every day. But did you know that child hunger is an issue in our own community? The only meals some children receive are the ones provided to them at school. They leave school for the weekend and go to a home without food. Join us in helping those in our own community by providing a backpack of food to the families of these children.
Operation Christmas Child
Location: Blackshear Place Baptist Church
Description: Operation Christmas Child is a unique project of Samaritan’s Purse that brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes, it provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple hands-on project that has the power to transform children’s lives. Every year, generous people in our church and across the world lovingly pack shoe boxes with gifts – simple, yet powerful messages of God’s unconditional love.
Date: June 29 – July 7
Team Leader: Emory Dunahoo
Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Estimated Cost: $1,250
Description: This construction trip will serve on the campus of Jackson Hole Bible College at the base of Teton National Park. The project will include replacement of siding on buildings and general maintenance work around the grounds. It will also include daily Bible studies with the college president and founder Don Landis. Adults 18 and older who can participate in manual labor safely are candidates for this trip.
Strategic City Partnership
Portland, Oregon – Basketball Camps and Service Projects
Date: June 22-29
Team Leader: Rob Britton
Estimated Cost: $1,200
Description: People need Jesus in Portland. Portland is one of the places in North America with the highest concentration of lost people. Join Blackshear Place in this strategic mission partnership by being a part of one of the initial ministry teams in Portland. We will join with a new church start to reach families through a youth basketball camp and servant evangelism. This trip will provide a great mission opportunity for the entire family.
Portland, Oregon – Kids’ Adventure Camp
Date: July 20-27
Team Leader: Dan Young
Estimated Cost: $1,300
Description: Work alongside the members of Trinity Church at their annual Survivor Day Camp. This is their biggest outreach effort of the summer. Trinity has created this program completely to fit the Portland area. It is uniquely Oregon mainly because it is completely outside. It’s held at night from 6-8 pm. In Oregon, it stays light until 9 pm in the summer, providing ideal weather conditions. The BPBC team will assist in this venture and help Trinity Church do some things they cannot normally do during this time.
Portland, Oregon – Men’s Outdoors Adventure
Date: August 24-29
Team Leader: Sterling Lynn
Estimated Cost: $1,550
Description: This trip is designed for the men of Blackshear Place to partner with the men of Trinity Church in Portland. Our strategic partnership is about investing in the lives of those whom God has placed to live here and minister in His name. This exciting trip will include a three-day Deschutes River rafting trip.
Argentina Mission Trip
Date: March 28 – April 6
Team Leaders: Kevin Ross
Estimated Cost: $2,300
Description: This an exciting trip to share the Gospel with the beautiful country of Argentina in South America. Students and adults will be involved in sharing the gospel in plazas, sharing their stories in the school system, and working with churches doing various evangelistic and discipleship-based ministries. This is a great entry level trip to international missions.
Date: June 24-July 2
Team Leader: Aaron Bennett
Location: London, England
Estimated Cost: $2,400
Description: This will be a life-changing week in the lives of our team members and a seismic gospel impact in a post-Christian culture. For this eight-day endeavor, we are partnering with our London missionary, Tarl Reeves, to saturate a community with the true message of Jesus Christ. After a day and a half of intense gospel training, we will spend seven hours a day in the streets of London engaging people with the message of salvation. This work will inject energy into a brand new London church plant.
Spain and North Africa (UUPG Trip)
Date: June 22 – July 1
Team Leaders: Joel Ballejos and Kevin Ross
Location: Malaga, Spain
Estimated Cost: $2,200
Description: Everyone can be engaged with our work with our Unengaged and Unreached People Group. This trip is designed for young adults and students graduating from high school. The team will distribute Bibles and Christian literature to North Africans traveling back from Europe for the summer. There will also be a sightseeing day trip by ferry into North Africa.
Date: July 6-21
Team Leader: Dave Channell
Location: Black Forest region of Germany
Estimated Cost: $2,300
Description: While the postmodern culture in Germany has closed many minds to Christianity, we have an opportunity to share the gospel with young people simply because we are Americans. Many Germans are eager to improve their English, so they will come learn from our team of native English-speakers. There’s no language barrier!
Date: July 13-20
Team Leader: Susan Harvin
Location: Ghana, West Africa
Estimated Cost: $3,400
Description: In partnership with e3 Partners Ministry, we will spread God’s glory in the country of Ghana through evangelism, discipleship, and church planting. The team will participate in door-to-door evangelism, work in a medical clinic, show The Jesus Film in the evenings, and dedicate water wells in rural villages.
Date: October 3 – 12
Team Leader: Kevin Ross
Location: Neuquén, Argentina
Estimated Cost: $2,600
Description: This is an evangelistic mission trip to the Patagonia region to share the gospel in the community of Neuquén and to work among the indigenous people group known as the Mapuche.
Team Leaders: Scott Crook and Rob Britton
Description: Our pastors will lead the 11th Annual Pastors Conference and Celebration for pastors of Mexico.
Date: October 9-18
Team Leader: Joel Cobb
Location: Busia, Uganda
Estimated Cost: $2,500
Description: In partnership with Helping Hands Foreign Missions, this team will participate in hut-to-hut evangelism, children’s ministry, medical clinics, and be involved with the newly
constructed Village of Eden Orphanage.