New Growth Groups
Jul
2
Sep 17

New Growth Groups

  • Concord Baptist Church

Our summer Growth Group cycle will begin on Sunday, July 2 at 9:15 am. Please register by calling the church office at (423) 892-9313 or online at www.concord-baptist.org/register.  

12 week class | Jul 2-Sep 17 | Missions | Jason Blair | Concord Hall C

12 week class | Jul 2-Sep 17 | Resolving Everyday Conflict | Galen Hubner | Room 208

12 week class | Jul 2-Sep 17 | New Testament Survey | Mark Mims | Concord Hall A/B

6 week class | Jul 2-Aug 6 | 1 Timothy-Women's Bible Study | Angela Parsley | Room 206

6 week class | Aug 13-Sep 17 | Biblical Worship | Drew Scott | Room 206

Sweet Fellowship
Jul
6
7:00 pm19:00

Sweet Fellowship

  • Concord Baptist Church

Ladies, let's celebrate the summer with sweet conversations. The summer book study groups will not meet the week of July 2, so mark your calendar to join us in Concord Hall on Thursday, July 6 from 7-9 pm, to encourage your sisters in Christ. 


Adventure Camp
Jun
5
Jun 8

Adventure Camp

  • Concord Baptist Church

Adventure Camp 2017 has a mission for you, should you choose to accept it! Something is wrong with the world around us and people are acting strange. In order to get to the source of the problem, we are training new agents for our top-secret assignments. These “Agents in Training” will scale new heights, search new depths, overcome their limitations and go further than they have gone before. Each fun-filled day will bring a new set of challenges and tasks as children explore a world of intrigue and adventure. While there will be plenty of fun on these assignments, the goal of every mission is to model these “Agents in Training” into the Ultimate Agent, Jesus Christ.

Adventure Camp is scheduled for June 5-8. Children ages 7-12 years old are welcome! Every camper will be part of an agent squad, a small group around their own age. Each morning’s adventure will begin at 9:00 am on Concord’s campus. Early drop-off is available after 8:00 am. Please note that campers will need to bring a sack lunch. Each day will be spent on campus at Concord Baptist Church. However, on select days campers will be bused off campus for several exciting missions. Your child will be ready for pick-up on Concord’s campus at 3:00 pm each afternoon.

Camp will cost $45 per child, which will cover camp t-shirts, snacks, and all the food and perks of Family Fun Night. Your entire family is invited to Family Fun Night on Concord’s campus, Thursday, June 8! You will not want to miss this enjoyable evening of fun, fellowship, food, and fantastic games.

You can pick up additional registration forms in Concord’s church office, or download the form online at www.concord-baptist.org/register. In an effort to safeguard your child’s well-being while in our care, we require you to completely fill out and have notarized the registration and medical release forms. Your local bank will have a notary available, and we also have a notary on Concord’s campus during office hours.

Feel free to call us at (423) 892-9313 with any questions you may have. Please drop off your completed registration form and fee at the Concord church office by Monday, May 22. Space is limited—register early! Adventure Camp might fill up before the cut-off date.

Women's Service Project
Apr
29
8:30 am08:30

Women's Service Project

..let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works...

Ladies of Concord, let's stir one another up to love and good works as we step out and serve our community and the body of Christ. April 29, we'll gather at the church and head out in small groups to serve our widows and shut ins. We also have an opportunity to serve our community by helping with a painting project at Tennessee Baptist Children's home.

We will meet at Concord and head out to serve in small groups. We'll join back together as a large group for lunch at the church. Lunch is provided. 

Please register by going to concord-baptist.org/register

Sola Fide Mini-Conference with Dr. Tom Schreiner
Mar
26
9:30 am09:30

Sola Fide Mini-Conference with Dr. Tom Schreiner

  • Concord Baptist Church

Justification by faith alone is a central part of our faith and a cornerstone of the Reformation. Why is it so important, and how should this truth affect the daily life of a believer? As part of our celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, it is our pleasure to welcome Tom Schreiner to Concord on Sunday, March 26, to teach on this critical doctrine. Dr. Schreiner is an outstanding combination of scholarly excellence and pastoral care. He is a leading evangelical scholar in the fields of biblical theology and exegesis, and he has served the local church as a pastor during most of his academic career. Make plans to attend this day long celebration of truth. 

Family Night at Superfly
Mar
6
6:30 pm18:30

Family Night at Superfly

  • Superfly Chattanooga

Get your bounce on with Concord at Superfly on Monday, March 6, from 6:30-7:30 pm. The cost is $10 per person with a $20 maximum per family. In order to receive this discount you will need to RSVP and bring a printed waiver. If you don't RSVP, you can still come but you will have to pay full price and sill out waivers at Superfly on the night of the event. Please sign up by going to www.concord-baptist.org/register.

 

 

Women's Sweet Fellowship
Feb
16
7:00 pm19:00

Women's Sweet Fellowship

Ladies, join us in Concord Hall on Thursday, February 16, at 7 pm as we enjoy a time of sweet fellowship. This will be a low key event for women, ages college and up, to gather and be encouraged by connecting with one another. To keep things simple, dessert and coffee will be provided. We can't wait to see you there!

Feb
14
5:45 pm17:45

BSF - Serving the Church Seminar

  • Concord Baptist Church

BSF - Serving the Church Seminar

This seminar will help motivate you to contribute more effectively to the life and work of your church through prayer, stewardship and service. 

 

Chili and Soup Cook Off
Feb
12
5:00 pm17:00

Chili and Soup Cook Off

  • Concord Baptist Church

It is always good to spend an evening together, but 20 different varieties of chili sure does make it tasty. Join us on Sunday, February 12, for our annual Chili and Soup Fellowship. We invite you to bring your best crock of soup or chili, cornbread, or something sweet to share. We will meet at 5 pm to eat, laugh, and enjoy time around the tables. Prizes will be awarded for the best traditional chili, non-traditional chili, soup, and cornbread. Arrive hungry! 

Jan
17
6:00 pm18:00

BSF - Navigation Seminar

  • Concord Baptist Church

BSF - Navigation Seminar

This seminar will assist you in knowing how to use the Bible. Those with Bible experience are encouraged to attend as well, to help explain how to use the Bible to others. 

"Together" Marriage Banquet
Sep
24
6:30 pm18:30

"Together" Marriage Banquet

  • Concord Baptist Church Gym

Marriage is one of the most attacked institutions in our modern world. A good, godly marriage takes intentionality and hard work — this is why your pastors are hosting a date night for Concord couples this September. The "Together" Marriage Banquet will be an evening specifically planned to let you relax, enjoy the company of your spouse, eat a nice catered dinner, and be provided with some encouraging words and songs.

Concord will provide childcare for ages 10 and under! We had originally planned childcare for ages 6 and under, but have recently increased the age group so that more of our Concord couples can attend the banquet. We hope to make this an event that will serve marriages in all stages of life. No matter how long you have been married, this is an event for you. Our goal is to host 50 couples!

Please make Saturday, September 24 from 6:30-8:30 pm a commitment on your calendar now. Reservations will be necessary, and will cost $20 per couple. Everyone will pay at the gym doors on the night of the event; we will not be collecting money ahead of time. The registration deadline for our caterer is Monday, Sept 12.

Please RSVP one of these three ways:

  • By submitting the online form at concord-baptist.org/register.
     
  • By placing a tear-off card from the bulletin into the offering plate on Sunday. (Fill out the "Events" section of the card.)
     
  • By contacting the church office at 423-892-9313 or by emailing our Admin Assistant, Kim Casey at kim@concord-baptist.org.

Also, Pastor Bill Horton has requested that each couple attending the banquet give him a photograph of themselves in the weeks preceding the event. You can hand a printed photo to him or email a digital copy to thelohorton@hotmail.com, but it must be a photo that you do not expect to be returned to you.

Mini-Conference with Mack Stiles: "How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus"
Sep
18
10:30 am10:30

Mini-Conference with Mack Stiles: "How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus"

We are excited to welcome Mack Stiles to Concord on Sunday, September 18. Mack has worked in disciple-making ministries his whole career, most recently retiring from FOCUS, a dynamic collegiate outreach to the nations in Dubai, UAE. Mack has been successfully involved in church planting and church revitalization. He has authored numerous books. (Several dozen of our members have read his latest book - the little red one - entitled Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus.) Mack is a sought-after leader and speaker, speaking at national events such as Together for the Gospel and CrossCon, as well as in local churches. We look forward to hosting him here at Concord!

Mini-Conference Schedule:

  • 10:30 am Preaching in our morning worship service
  • 4:00 pm Session 1 in the Sanctuary
  • 4:55 pm Session 2 in the Sanctuary
  • 5:40 pm Dinner and Q&A in the Gym

The conference will cost $3 per person, with a maximum of $15 per family. Plan to pay for the conference at the registration table in the Atrium before the first session begins at 4:00 pm. We will not be collecting money until then. Childcare will be provided for kids ages 8 and under. Deadline to register is Sept 12.

Please REGISTER one of these three ways:

  • By submitting the online form at concord-baptist.org/register.
     
  • By placing a tear-off card from the bulletin into the offering plate on Sunday. (Fill out the "Events" section of the card.)
     
  • By contacting the church office at 423-892-9313 or by emailing our Admin Assistant, Kim Casey at kim@concord-baptist.org.
Kids Choir Musical
Aug
28
5:00 pm17:00

Kids Choir Musical

The Kid's Choir will soon be presenting their Camp Heart & Soul musical on Sunday, August 28 at 5:00 pm. Until then, we are having a great time learning about teamwork and various gifts in the body of Christ. In the next few weeks, we will begin designing the set and costumes for the presentation. If you would like to help, please contact Pastor Drew or Becky Groves (423-313-3024, grovesabk@epbfi.com). 

Kids Promotion Sunday
Aug
28
9:15 am09:15

Kids Promotion Sunday

Our Concord children will be moving up into their new Sunday School classes on Sunday, August 28. Parents, please be on the lookout for a clipboard list at the Children’s Lobby Desk, and fill in your children’s rising grade level there. This will assist us in the placement process.

Concord continues to be fruitful and multiply, and with that increase in numbers comes the need for more volunteers. Please prayerfully consider how you can help, and then sign-up through our volunteer portal here. We provide a brief, easy-to-follow Bible lesson, with all visuals/materials included. These are not necessarily weekly commitments in the classroom. Signing up for even just one Sunday morning a month or one Sunday a quarter would be helpful! Thank you for your service to the Concord family and the Next Generation. 

“Coffee Connections” Women's Gathering
Aug
27
10:00 am10:00

“Coffee Connections” Women's Gathering

Ladies of Concord, you are invited to participate in our next women’s ministry event, Coffee Connections (or tea or whatever beverage you choose!). This gathering will be a time of fellowship, encouragement, and prayer. Join us on Saturday, Aug 27 from 10:00-11:30 am in Concord Hall.

Jeremiah Baby Shower
Aug
20
10:00 am10:00

Jeremiah Baby Shower

We are rejoicing with Josh and Jess Jeremiah upon their soon-to-be-born daughter, Joanna Noël, due Sept 11. Come celebrate with us on Saturday, August 20 from 10:00 am - Noon in Concord Hall. Their baby registry can be found at Target and Babies R Us as well as at babyli.st/jess-jeremiah.

 

NEW Growth Group: Living in Gospel Community
Aug
14
9:15 am09:15

NEW Growth Group: Living in Gospel Community

Starting Sunday, Aug 14, a new 6-week Growth Group will begin meeting in Concord Hall at 9:15 am during the Sunday School hour. Three of our elders - Pastor Mark, Pastor Bill, and Pastor Dave -  will teach us about why our Concord family is important, how God has uniquely gifted us to serve one another, and how we can grow in maturity in Christ together. 

If you have not yet registered for this class, you can do so online here or by calling the church office at 423-892-9313. 

ESL Workshop and Volunteer Opportunities
Aug
13
9:00 am09:00

ESL Workshop and Volunteer Opportunities

Want to become a part of our exciting ESL ministry? Consider signing-up for the training classes being offered at the Hamilton County Baptist Association office on Lee Highway, August 13 and August 20 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Call the HCBA office at 423-267-3794 to register. Space is limited!

There are many ways to get involved in Concord’s ESL program – teach, assist teachers, help prepare refreshments, mentor, take pictures, or organize excel spreadsheets. We also need more nursery workers (which is a paid position!) You can help us in the nursery by rocking babies, teaching a craft, reading a story, or supervising playtime. Classes meet on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 am during the school year. For more information, please contact one of the following ESL leaders:

LIFT Open House and First Day of School
Aug
11
9:30 am09:30

LIFT Open House and First Day of School

On August 11 from 10:00 am-Noon, our Mother’s Day Out Program (LIFT) will be opening its doors for an Open House. Interested parents as well as LIFT returners are welcome to stop by and take a look around! Refreshments will be provided.

Fall registration filled up quickly! We have a few openings left in the older 3-year-old class at this time. LIFT's first day will be Tuesday, August 16. Brochures and registration forms can be found at concord-baptist.org/lift. The program is offered during the school year on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm for children ages 6 months to 5 years old.

Also, we are always on the lookout for good teachers, classroom helpers, and substitute teachers to join in serving the LIFT children! We're especially interested in finding a music teacher for this school year. If you would like to be paid to teach music for a few hours each week, please contact Jan Durham at 423-645-1559 or lift@concord-baptist.org.

 

LIFEgroups Launch
Aug
7
5:00 pm17:00

LIFEgroups Launch

LIFEgroups will begin meeting a little earlier this year! Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 7 and be on the lookout for an email or phone call from your small group leader.

Interested in joining a small group and getting to know our Concord family? Contact Pastor Bill at thelohorton@hotmail.com to express interest. You can read more about LIFEgroups here.

 

Rio Missions Trip
Aug
5
8:00 am08:00

Rio Missions Trip

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The biggest sporting event on the planet, the Summer Olympics, will be held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. 10,500 athletes will compete from 206 countries, and 7.5 million tickets will be sold for events held in a city of over 6 million people. What an opportunity to reach the nations!

During August 5-15, Concord will be sending Pastor Kris Foster and Richard Pershey to partner with a local evangelical Presbyterian church. They will be doing outreach work around the city, which will primarily involve literature distribution and street evangelism. They will be equipped with a variety of books and ebooks from 9Marks which will explain the gospel in multiple languages. 

The trip will cost $2,200 total to send both Kris and Richard to Brazil. They need believers to partner with them in prayer and with financial support. To send them on this missions trip, please consider giving a gift. You can designate your check "Brazil Missions Team" and mail it to the church office or place it in the offering plate on Sunday. Please pray for these Concord men as they interact with the international masses during this event! Ask the Lord to use the gospel literature and conversations to bring about salvation and lasting fruit. 

 

Family Camp
Jul
28
Jul 30

Family Camp

  • Cohutta Springs Conference Center

Come enjoy the beautiful outdoors with us at Cohutta Springs Conference Center in North Georgia during Concord’s first Family Camp. We will be leaving town after the workday on Thursday, July 28 around 5:30-6:00 pm, and returning to Chattanooga after dinner on Saturday, July 30. Set aside these dates to spend time with your Concord family. 

Availability is first-come, first-served.
Please contact Pastor Kris (kfoster@concord-baptist.org) if you have not yet secured your spot.

There are several accommodation options available. All slots have filled up for the chalets and lodge rooms, but there are still openings in the cabins and camping area! Pricing includes meals and events; details are as follows:

  • Cabins - $20/night per person
    Each cabin can hold up to 24 people, 12 on each side of the duplex. Men and women will be split into seperate cabins on either side. Please note that you will need to bring your own sleeping bag and towels, since these are large rooms of bunkbeds (think summer camp!).
     
  • Tent Camping - $10/night per person
    $5/night per person if preparing your own food
    For tent camping, Cohutta Springs offers an area called "The Ballfield." This site provides bathhouse facilities, and is adjacent to national forest property.
Meals for World Changers
Jul
19
12:00 pm12:00

Meals for World Changers

World Changers is once again coming to Chattanooga to minister to the needy and elderly, and to repair local homes. During July 19-22, Concord will be providing lunches to two youth work crews. In past years, we've been so blessed to visit the sites and interact with the workers and homeowners.

Would you like to help? Here’s how: (1) Donate food or money and drop it off at church, or (2) go to the site and help serve. Here are the food items needed:

  • 8 desserts serving 20
  • 8 fruits serving 20
  • 4 chips serving 20
  • 8 healthy snacks serving 20
  • 200 bottles of water
  • 160 sodas or Gatorades
  • Money for pizzas, sub sandwiches, etc.

Please contact Ginger Greene (423-629-1908, ggreene50@comcast.net) or Lisa Simpkins (423-834-6639, lisa.simpkins945@gmail.com) if you can help. Thanks!

David King's 15 Year Anniversary at Concord
Jul
17
3:00 pm15:00

David King's 15 Year Anniversary at Concord

Have you considered how long the average pastor serves a local congregation? According to Bill Day of New Orleans Baptist Seminary, the average length of stay of a protestant pastor is about 5 years. Lifeway’s Tom Rainer suggests the average is more like three to four years. It’s no secret, but healthy vibrant churches require long term pastoral leadership. Have you thought about how long Pastor David King has been Concord’s senior pastor?

On Sunday, July 17, Pastor David will celebrate 15 years as Concord’s senior pastor.

I encourage you to mark your calendar for this very special day! During our morning worship service, we will give thanks to our Lord for this 15-year milestone anniversary. A guest pastor will preach the Word, and some of David’s close pastor friends will participate in the service. At the conclusion of the service, the Personnel Committee will present David and Natalie with a financial gift as well as two weeks additional time off for this calendar year. I hope you will plan to be present for this special worship service and celebration.
 
That same Sunday afternoon, July 17, we are planning a drop-by reception from 3:00-6:00 pm in the Concord Gym. I encourage you to begin thinking about writing a note or letter of encouragement to both David and Natalie about specific ways the LORD has used them to stir up faith, love, and hope in your lives. Giving them these notes of encouragement at the reception will be a special blessing for them. We are very excited about this opportunity to give thanks to our God for his exceptional blessing and gift to our Church body.

In Christ,

Pastor David Johnson
Personnel Committee

Farewell Reception for the Martin Family
Jul
10
3:00 pm15:00

Farewell Reception for the Martin Family

This past month, Community Bible Church in High Point, NC voted to affirm Pastor Aaron Martin as their senior pastor. We rejoice in God's goodness to the Martins and to CBC! Please continue to pray for the Martin family as they transition. Concord is planning a drop-by farewell reception in the gym for Aaron and Emily on Sunday, July 10 from 3:00-5:00 pm. Mark your calendars and plan to come show your love to the Martins!

A few things to bring to the reception:

  • Please bring a note of encouragement for Aaron, Emily, or the kids. If you feel led, you may also consider including a love gift with your card.
     
  • If you have pictures with the Martin family from over the years, please bring them. We will put the photos together in a scrapbook that they can take to NC with them.
     
  • Beginning around 4:00 pm, there will be a special time of prayer during the reception. If you would like to participate, plan to be present at that time.
Rhode Island Missions Trip
Jul
9
8:00 am08:00

Rhode Island Missions Trip

This month, Concord is sending a mission team to serve in partnership with Grace Harbor Church (where Pastor Travis Rymer serves) in Providence, Rhode Island from July 9-16. Please pray for the team as they engage in gospel conversations through a park ministry there. In recent years, the park ministry has had a lasting impact on the communities surrounding Grace Harbor. The ministry will involve bible stories, crafts, recreation, and evangelism. You can pray specifically for the following needs:

  • Pray each team member would be winsome and faithful in their witness to the supremacy and beauty of Jesus.
     
  • Pray the Spirit would soften the hearts of both children and adults who hear the gospel during the park ministry.
     
  • Pray the team would be strengthened each day with sufficient grace for the tasks that await them.
     
  • Pray the gospel seeds that are planted during the week would bloom into gospel fruit leading to salvation in Jesus.
LIFEgroup Registration Opens
Jul
7
2:00 pm14:00

LIFEgroup Registration Opens

On designated Sundays, our Concord family meets together in member’s homes to study the Word, pray, and encourage one another. These small group gatherings are what we call LIFEgroups, and provide a nurturing environment to build community and get to know others in our church family.

There’s a place for you! Don’t miss out on the beauty and benefits of following Jesus with other like-minded sojourners. Beginning on Thursday, July 7, we would love for you to join a LIFEgroup at concord-baptist.org/registration or through a tear-off card from the bulletin. Registration is both for first-timers AND for those who have been involved in LIFEgroups previously. On the online form, you will have the opportunity to include any preferences (childcare, location, meeting time, etc.) that you wish, and we will do our best to accommodate.

 

Summer Growth Groups Launch
Jul
3
9:15 am09:15

Summer Growth Groups Launch

Our summer cycle of Growth Group classes will begin Sunday, July 3 at 9:15 am during the normal Sunday school hour. Each class will run on either a 6-week or 12-week cycle. Click on the class titles below to view a brief one minute video overview of the class.

Please Note: The "Living in Gospel Community" class does not begin until mid-August. Ideally, if you would like to attend one 6-week class, then you will register for both 6-week classes being offered instead of dropping out of a 12-week class halfway through. Thanks!
 

Churchwide Fellowship Breakfast
Jun
26
9:15 am09:15

Churchwide Fellowship Breakfast

Churchwide Fellowship Breakfast

Our next fellowship breakfast to kick off the Growth Group cycle will be hosted on Sunday, June 26 at 9:15 am in the gym. Everyone college-age and up is invited, even those who aren’t attending a Growth Group. Please plan to bring something to share with others (breakfast casserole, muffins, fruit, etc).


New Growth Group classes will begin the following Sunday, July 3 at 9:15 am during the normal Sunday school hour. Each class will run on either a 6-week or 12-week cycle. Click on the class titles below to view a brief one minute video overview of the class.

Please Note: The "Living in Gospel Community" class does not begin until mid-August. Ideally, if you would like to attend one 6-week class, then you will register for both 6-week classes being offered instead of dropping out of a 12-week class halfway through. Thanks!
 

Adventure Camp 2016
Jun
21
Jun 24

Adventure Camp 2016

  • Concord Baptist Church

This summer, we want your child to experience the thrills and spills of full-throttle superhero training during our 2016 Adventure Camp! Each fun-filled day will bring a new set of challenges as your children explore a world of super-charged fantasy, ranging from our mad science lab to superhero training to costume and hero gadget designs.

Your child will experience unique adventures that will set their imagination in motion. Most importantly, the goal of every adventure is to point each of us to our need for the Ultimate Hero, Jesus Christ, as he has set himself on a single-minded course seeking our redemption.

Adventure Camp is scheduled for June 21-24, and will cost $44 per child. Children ages 7-12 years old are welcome! Camp days will run from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Space is limited!

Registration has closed for this event.

1 Peter: Women's Summer Study
Jun
2
9:30 am09:30

1 Peter: Women's Summer Study

1 Peter, A Living Hope in Christ
9-week Women's Summer Study

This summer, our Concord ladies will be studying I Peter together with the help of Jen Wilkin's video/homework study. Copies of Jen's study book are available in the Atrium, and cost $13 each. Please plan to pick up a copy and pay at the first study gathering.

Contact Jessica Rasnic (706-406-0173, jessrasnic@gmail.com) to let her know you're interested in attending! There will be two meeting times available during the week:

  • Evening Study: Starting May 31
    Tuesdays, 7:15-9:00 pm at Kathryn Placer's house
     
  • Morning Study: Starting June 2
    Thursdays, 9:30-11:15 am at Concord
    *If you require childcare, please inform Jessica Rasnic by May 25*
Summer Kid's Choir
Jun
1
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Kid's Choir

  • Concord Baptist Church

Kid's Choir kicks off Wednesday, June 1. We are looking forward to another exciting summer of music and fun. This year, we'll learn a lot about serving and encouraging one another in the body of Christ. Jesus hasn't called us to be a solo act - we've got to work together!

If you would like to help with our summer musical, please contact Pastor Drew at dscott@concord-baptist.org or Becky Groves at grovesabk@epbfi.com. We'll need some helpers each week, but there are a lot of occasional needs throughout the summer. If you can blow a whistle or paint a wall, we could use you on the team.