Ladies, join us in Concord Hall on Thursday, August 30, 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!
Make sure to mark your calendars and plan to attend our second Camp Concord on August 2-4, 2018! Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon, we will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Maranantha Camp and Conference Center located on Guntersville Lake in Scottsboro, Alabama. Camp Concord is a fantastic opportunity to fellowship with fellow members of Concord of all ages, unwind and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation, and spend extra time in the Word. We will also enjoy a host of activity options including lake inflatables, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, rock wall climbing, zip lines, night/day hiking, archery, slingshots, pool time, fishing, camp fires and more.
Our first Discipleship Group leader training is in the books and over 30 members are equipped and praying about leading a group this fall! If you were unable to make it to this training, were are having another opportunity to be trained on Sunday, July 29, from 3-5:30 pm. Training is required for our leaders, but anyone interested in learning more is welcome and encouraged to come!
If you are considering becoming a member of Concord or want to learn more about our church family, our Membership Matters Class next Sunday, July 15 at 3 pm is for you. Childcare will be provided on request. If you plan to attend please contact Kim in the church office at 423-892-9313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This summer at Crossings, Camp Pastor Dan Dewitt will lead us as we dive into the Psalms and discover that we are wired for worship. In everything that we do, we are to worship God in our work, in our relationships, in our thinking, and in every area of our life. In a hyper-connected world, we all need to disconnect from our various distractions, idols, and sins so that we can reconnect to our Creator and Redeemer.
Dan (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of applied theology and apologetics and the director the Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity at Cedarville University. The total price of camp is $250 with a $50 nonrefundable deposit due by May 16. The remaining $200 will be due by June 3. Scholarships are available. Contact Kris Foster with any questions. To register please go to https://register.circuitree.com/crossings/Registration/RequestCode/20414
Deuteronomy 6 talks about loving the LORD our God and passing that love of the Lord on to the next generation. One way that we can do this is by knowing and talking about Gospel truths with our children. "Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up" (6:7). This is the theme of this year's Concord Kids Road Trips. As we head out on the "road", we will be teaching the kids to view all of life through God's Word - the Gospel.
Want to enjoy a delicious spaghetti lunch, fellowship with Concord friends, and support the youth all the same time? Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 20! Directly after the service, the youth will serve you and your family a full meal of salad, spaghetti, bread and dessert in the gym in hopes of raising support to cover the cost of summer camp. Price is donation based. While registration is not necessary, it is helpful in order to best prepare, so please take the time to do so at www.concord-baptist.org/register.
On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, we will have our annual Family Dedication. This is a time where parents commit to raise their children from a biblical worldview. It is also an opportunity for the church to commit to come alongside the parents as co-laborers of the gospel. If you are a Concord member and would like to be included on May 13, please sign up by going to www.concord-baptist.org/register or by calling the church office at (423) 892-9313.
For parents participating in this event, there will be a meeting in the sanctuary during our regular Wednesday night service hours on May 9. This will provide a quick opportunity to review the purpose and logistics of Family Dedication.
Join us for a day at the park! The Chattanooga Lookouts are playing the Jackson Generals on Friday, May 11 at 7:15 pm with fireworks to follow. This is a great opportunity for fellowship and outreach, Invite your neighbor or have your kids invite their friends. Tickets are $5 per person. Tickets include vouchers good for a drink and a hotdog. The deadline to sign up is Thursday, May 3. Take a minute to register at www.concord-baptist.org/register.
It's always good to spend an evening together, but 20 different varieties of chili sure does make it tastier. Join us on Sunday night, February 25, 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.
we are eager for you to join us on Sunday, January 28 for our missions mini-conference with Dr. David Sills. Dr. Sills is the founder and president of Reaching and Teaching International and a professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Sills and his ministry share likeminded doctrine and ecclesiology with Concord Baptist. Reaching and Teaching embodies a Word-centered approach to missions, and we will be entering into partnership with them to train and equip pastors of a largely unreached indigenous people group in northern Mexico. We invite you all to come expectantly to each session and hear from the Word how we can be faithfully proclaiming Christ to everyone.
Many have asked what response members of the congregation should take in the event of an active threat on campus. What should you do to increase your chances of surviving an active shooter? Chris McDonald, a 21 Year Active Duty Law Enforcement Officer, will present the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course to members of Concord on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 10 am. While this training will focus on civilian response to an active threat at Concord, the information provided will be useful in any public location including schools, malls, workplace, etc.
The CRASE course provides strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills. The course should last approximately two hours including a question and answer session. There is no charge for the class. It is recommended that all Children's Ministry and Safety Team Volunteers attend the training but the class is open to anyone in the church. Registration is open on the website.
Women, let's serve the church. We have opportunities to visit some women who have limited mobility to get out, and also help with organizing and cleaning for ministries hosted on campus. We will enjoy lunch together when the work is finished. Please register online.
Mark your holiday calendar! On Tuesday, November 21, the church family gathers in the gym for the biggest dinner of the year. Enjoy the fellowship and kick off the holiday season with this annual tradition. The cost is $7 for an adult meal and $3 for a kids meal with a $30 maximum per family.
This October marks the 500th anniversary of the spark the ignited the Protestant Reformation. Martin Lither's story is filled with poignant moments and remarkable plot twists. A fantastic documentary was produced this year to help us encounter Luther and his faith in a new way. On Sunday evening, October 29, we invite you to watch Luther: The Life and Legacy of a German Reformer with us. WE will provide sandwiches, chips, and drinks. You can bring anything else you'd like to share. The movie is 90 minutes long. Please sign up with a pew card or online so we can order enough food.
Good things happen when guys get together to seek God. It will be a relaxed and relational retreat for all guys who are out of high school. The cost is $50, which will cover three meals and lodging.
Date: Friday, October 6th at 6:00 pm -
Saturday, October 7th at 4:00 pm
Cost: $50 per person
Lodging: Camp Vesper Point in Soddy Daisy, TN
Walking out the Great Commission in everyday life and seeking to lead others to Christ, can raise many questions... how do I interact with someone and show a love that points to Christ? How do I share the Gospel with someone and not seem pushy or out of touch with their reality? How do I even start a conversation with someone that leads into something deeper?
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
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.
..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
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.
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.
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!
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!