December 24 | 5 p.m.
Join us on Christmas Eve for a special night of carols and celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It's a memorable night that you can enjoy with your entire family as you think on the gift that God gave through His son, Jesus. Childcare is not provided for this service as we hope it's an experience everyone can enjoy together.
IT IS MORE THAN A CONFERENCE...
PASSION EXISTS TO SEE A GENERATION LEVERAGE THEIR LIVES FOR WHAT MATTERS MOST
To live in such a way that their journey on earth counts for what is most important in the end. For us at Passion, that’s the fame of the One who rescues and restores, and the privilege we have to amplify His name in everything we do.
While we host large gatherings, Passion is more than a conference. More than an event. More than a feeling. Passion is you and me saying goodbye to lesser things and saying yes to Jesus, the One whose name is above every name.
We would love for you to join us January 1st — 3rd as we travel to Atlanta Georgia to worship and study scripture with 70,000 other 18-25 year olds and their leaders. The conference costs $200 for people that travel with GBC for this event. That price includes your event ticket, travel, and lodging. There will be a mandatory pre-trip meeting that will take place two weeks prior to the trip where we will share more information about times and rooming lists. Can't wait to see you there.
We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to host and serve at the 2017 Vesta Home Show. An unprecedented number of people will come across our campus over the 4 weeks of the show.
Will you join with us in serving our Midsouth community and show the love of Jesus at the same time? Visit our Vesta Homepage for more information about getting involved!
With autumn in the air, our thoughts are full of family gatherings and good times. So, come and "Sit a Spell..." and spend an evening with Sophie Hudson, a renowned blogger, author, mama, sister, teacher, wife and friend. Sophie loves Jesus, the DVR, Mississippi State sports, unsweet ice tea, pedicures and laughter. Tickets are $17 until October 23rd and $20 after. Register with the link below, or in the lobby beginning October 8. For more information, call 901.260.5763.
Registration is now closed!
Come on a journey into the future aboard the Starship J316! All crew members are on a mission to boldly spread God's love in the greater Omega Galaxy. Featuring drama, dance, instrumental & vocal worship, Hosanna Children's Choir will present the musical STAR QUEST on Nov. 5th at 5:30.
On October 31st, we are hitting the streets to light up the night! The GBC family will engage people in our neighborhoods and foster relationships in order to share the love and light of Jesus Christ. After all, it is the one night of the year when the world comes to your door!
“For you were formerly darkness,
but now you are light in the Lord;
Walk as children of light.”
Will your family light up the night? Will you let your light shine in your neighborhood on October 31st?
Friday, October 27 | 7 p.m.–7 a.m. | The CORE
Students, stay up till the sun’s up at our adrenaline-packed All-Nighter. You and your friends get to hang out at the church all night long and enjoy fun, food and some furious games. Everything is FREE. Reserve your spot today
This Fall Break, get ready for some Nerf action! Bring your favorite blaster, bow, slingshot or other implement for a night of sharpshooting fun! We'll have teams and contests to see who has the best aim, trickiest shot, and best blaster. (sorry, we won't be shooting at each other!) We will have various ammo and extra blasters for those who don’t have one. Be there for ElevateFX: Nerf Night Edition, Wednesday, October 11, at 6:00pm in Joy 217.
AQS Fall Quilt Show
Saturday, September 16
$45 per person until August 07
$50 per person after August 07
Join us on our FALL trip to the American Quilting Society Quilting Week on Saturday, September 16. We will depart from GBC Faith Building at 6:00 AM, with a pick up at Lakeland Mall at 6:15 AM, then be on our way to Paducah, Kentucky. Cost of trip includes transportation and AQS entrance fees. Snacks and water will be provided on the bus for breakfast; lunch will be at your own cost. We will also make a stop at Hancocks of Paducah, then head on the way back to GBC, arriving around 8:45 PM. Register for this trip by clicking the button below.
For more information on this ministry contact Cynthia Steele at email@example.com.
Fall is almost here and excitement is in the air. Many great things are planned for the Women's Ministry in the upcoming year. Please join us Thursday evening, September 7 at 6:30 PM in the Faith Building for dessert & coffee. Sandra Longworth is the featured speaker along with singing, door prizes, lots of laughter and friendships. Click below to register for free or call 901.260.5763. Free childcare is available with registration. See you there!
Registration Deadline: September 5
Childcare Registration Deadline: September 1
Join our GBC family at the Memphis Redbirds on Friday, August 18 as one of our ensembles sings the national anthem. Tickets are $16 per person and include admission, a hotdog/drink, and a Memphis Redbirds cap.
Free transportation will be available via the GBC bus and leaves at 5:45 p.m. Please contact Jhoni Copeland at 901.756.9450 to let us know you'd like to ride.
Registration is now closed. You may still purchase tickets at the game if you would like. Our seats are in Section 114.
We are going to kick off the year with a UA Retreat on August 11-12! This will be at Pinecrest Retreat Center in Moscow, TN. We’ll have an awesome time of worship, games, and drawing closer to God and each other. After this, we’ll start start back our regular weekly UA rehearsals on Sunday, August 13 at 5:00 PM.
Sign Up Deadline: August 7
6TH GRADE BOOTCAMP!
Monday, July 31 - 6:00 PM to Tuesday, Aug. 1 - 8:00 PM
Cost: $105 per person
Cost includes late-night activities at Incredible Pizza, breakfast, Wild River Water Park admission and lunch.
Bring extra $$ for a dinner stop on the way home.
Incoming 6th grade students and their parents will be introduced to the Student Ministry and get a preview of what the new school year holds. We will start our evening with a pizza dinner, Parent Orientation and Worship Time, then make our way over to Incredible Pizza for a few hours of fun activities. We will return to GBC to sleep overnight and wake up the next morning to head to Little Rock for a day at the waterpark!
We will travel back from Little Rock that afternoon and complete our Bootcamp with our last session at GBC.
Student drop off and pick up for this event will be in the CORE at GBC.
Register by clicking the button below.
WHAT TO BRING:
Sleeping bag and pillow
Swimsuit (modesty reigns - one piece or full coverage tankini front and back)
Beach towel for waterpark
Extra change of dry clothes for ride home
Backpack or small gym bag
$$ for fast food dinner on the road on Tuesday
All 6th Grade Parents (of students attending and not attending bootcamp) are invited to a Student Ministry Welcome Meeting! We will cover all of the "Need to Know" Student Ministry Info, including major event dates, opportunities to get to know the Student Staff, and some helpful tips for surviving student ministry! Annual Parental Consent waivers completed and submitted at this time will cover all student events for the entire school year. A notary will be present for your convenience. Dinner will be provided!
Please register below before July 26.
When: July 31 at 6:00 PM
Where: Student Center
Tentative Event Schedule:
July 31 (Monday)
6:00 PM Dinner & Parent Meeting in the CORE
7:30 PM Worship time
9:30 PM Depart for Incredible Pizza
10:00 PM Incredible Pizza
1:00 AM Depart for GBC
1:30 AM Lights out
August 1 (Tuesday)
7:30 AM - Wake up Call
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Devotion/Worship
10:00 AM Depart GBC for Little Rock
12:30 PM Arrive Wild River Country
1:00 PM Lunch at Wild River Country
5:00 PM Depart Wild River Country for GBC
Dinner on the road
7:30 PM Return arrival/Devotion
8:00 PM Parents pick up @ CORE at GBC
The end of Summer is almost here and we want to finish strong with our college and young adults. The End of Summer Retreat is taking place in East Tennessee on the Ocoee river. We'll spend a few days rafting and hanging out as we send off our students that will be away at school for the semester. One of hopes to help everyone to build relationships that will encourage spiritual stability throughout the semester. Cost is $100. To register, visit GermantownBaptist.org/events
Friday, July 21 | 6 p.m. | The Commons
Ready to play the best variation on “Hide-n-Seek” ever? While playing, we will learn how fellow believers throughout history have found a way to worship Jesus even under difficult circumstances. This is an exciting game for children who have completed 1st through 5th grade. It will begin with dinner and instructions at 6 p.m. on July 21 in The Commons.
This is an incredibly awesome camp for kids completing 3rd - 5th grade!
Our theme for 2017 is: Adventure Awaits: Follow the One, True Light! At Centrikid 2017, we will embark on an epic adventure as we learn why Jesus Christ is the One, True Light. In a world full of darkness, we will show campers how the one, true light of Jesus Christ can show us the way, bring us life, and shine through us. When we follow the One, True Light, we will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.
From Breakfast/Time Alone With God - till - Lights Out your child's day will be filled with solid biblical content woven throughout every element of camp, from interactive Bible studies and fun rec games to worship, activity tracks, and even hang time!
This year's camp is being held in Campbellsville, KY on the campus of Campbellsville University. The dates are July 2-6 and the cost of the camp is $335 until February 14th and $385 after that. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot. Spots are reserved for 50 but deposits must be made by February 12. All spots will be cancelled that do not have a deposit. Registrations after February 12, will only be accepted if space is still available.
PAYMENTS ON YOUR BALANCE DUE:
After you have registered and paid your deposit, you may pay your camp balances via credit card by clicking on the link below. Payments by check or cash will need to be paid in the Children's Ministry office. Remember to keep a record of your payments. All payments are due on or before the Parent Meeting on June 28.
For assistance please contact Sherry at 901-260-5708.
The time has come for one of our hottest events of the year. It’s the annual Men’s Ministry Cajun Fest, featuring all the crawfish, hotdogs and fixins you can handle. We’ll set up on the lawn between the Joy wing and the Faith Building with some zydeco music and tailgate games while we feast on those tasty mud bugs. But don’t come alone because this event is for the whole family!
Adult Tickets - $10 through June 18, $15 after June 18
Children 10 and under - $5
GBC Guests (non GBC Member) - $5
Online tickets will be available at Will-call at the event.
SHELBY FARMS/OVERTON SQUARE
BIG RIVER CROSSING
We sill start the day at Shelby Farms by participating in
an activity of your choice at your own cost. Estimated cost: $25/each activity
After working up an appetite, we will head to Overton Square to grab lunch.
Bring $$ for one of these lunch options:
Memphis Pizza Cafe $$
Bayou Bar and Grill $$
Golden India $$
Babalu Tacos and Tapas $$
LOCAL on the Square $$
Robata Ramen and Yakitori $$
Bogies Delicatessen - $
Lenny's Sub Shop - $
We will head downtown to the new walking bridge to expend some of the calories gained from lunch, then finish off our day back at GBC.
Bring $$ for Shelby Farms (optional)
Plus bring $$ for lunch at Overton Square.
We will meet in the CORE at 9:30 AM and depart at 10:00 AM
We will return around 4:00 PM.
There is no cost to register -- just to save your seat on the bus!
This year we are adding two extra activities for our 5th grade VBS attenders.
TOTAL COST FOR BOTH EVENTS: $15.00
(includes Tuesday lunch and Thursday admission fees)
Tuesday, June 13
Pool Party at Home of David and Angie Fish
Noon - 3:30 PM
- Pizza lunch will be provided
- Please have your student wear a one piece, full coverage swim suit.
- Students will depart from the CORE immediately after VBS and return to the CORE for parent pickup at 3:30 PM
Thursday, June 15
Pink Palace Planetarium and Museum
Noon - 5:00 PM
- Bring $$ money for lunch on the way
- Planetarium - "Stargazing"
- Pink Palace Museum Exhibits
- Students will depart from the CORE immediately after VBS and return to the CORE at GBC for parent pick up by 5:00 PM
Vacation Bible School 2017
June 12 - 16 | 9 a.m. to Noon
As Galactic Starveyors, your kids will search the skies and God's Word to uncover God's truth etched in His handiwork. They will discover that the God who created everything there is - the knowable and unknowable, the visible and invisible -- wants a relationship with them! God sent His Son, Jesus, to be our Savior and His Holy Spirit to be our Helper. From the very beginning, to the furthest reaches of space (and beyond), nothing is outside God's control or beyond His grasp. God loves us and will never leave us.
VBS is designed for children 4 yrs old (by June 12) through completed 5th grade. For more detailed information, contact Sherry Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 901.260.5708.
We also have a special experience for 5th graders only this year! Click here to find out more!
Each week students in grades 6-12 from all over Germantown, Collierville, and surrounding areas will gather together at a home in the community to swim and dig into scripture together!
Don't forget your towel!
Girls: One pieces or Tankinis(tops and bottoms must touch) only! No bikinis!
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
Middle School: (Completed grades 6-8)
Eads, TN 38028
High School: (Completed grades 9-12)
3175 Bedford Lane
Germantown, TN 38139
Students in grades 6-12 meet the GSM staff to hang out in the CORE at Germantown Baptist Church for an afternoon of basketball, video games, Ultimate Frisbee, Eno (hammock) Time, volleyball, etc.
Tuesdays at 2:00 PM
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 18, 25
The CORE at Germantown Baptist Church (Parking Lot F)
Students in grades 6-12 meet the GSM staff for Monday lunch at one of our favorite local restaurants, then hang out in the CORE at Germantown Baptist Church for an afternoon of
Bring $$ for lunch.
Mondays at 11:00 AM
June 5 - Buffalo Wild Wings
June 19 - BROWN BAG - The CORE at GBC
June 26 - Collierville Pizza/Pub
July 17 - Booyas
July 10 - BROWN BAT - The CORE at GBC
July 24 - Zaxby's
Can't join us for Lunch? Then join us to
Mondays at 2:00 PM
The CORE at Germantown Baptist Church (Parking Lot F)
In addition to five days of worship, teaching and Bible study, YM360 GENERATE Camp will move students to the mountains of East Tennessee, where they will experience a combination of God’s beautiful creation and unforgettable time in Christian community. Summer Camp is from May 29-June 2. Registration is now available. For more information click the link below.
What’s the best way to enjoy springtime and family? A picnic, of course! Get ready for a day filled with fun and games at the GBC Family Picnic. Join us Sunday, May 21, at 4:30 p.m. at the Outdoor Complex. We want to visit with your family, but we want to meet your friends, too. Please invite your friends to come and mingle with our family of families.
What to Bring:
- If your last name begins with A–Q please bring CHIPS.
- If your last name begin with R–Z please bring DESSERTS.
- EVERYONE please bring a 6-pack of soft drinks.
Entertainment and Activities Include:
- Enjoy dinner provided by the GBC BBQ and Grill Ministry Team
- Great Music!
- Deacon vs. Staff Athletic Competition
- Pie Eating Contest
- And much more!
And a good time will be had by all!
Each Mother's Day we take the opportunity to dedicate and bless the newborns and parents in our church family. If you would like to participate in this special service, please attend our preparation meeting on Wednesday night, May 3rd, at 6pm in JOY 200. Please register here or call Sherry Clark at 901-260-5708.
GRADUATE SUNDAY SERVICE AND RECEPTION
Each year on Graduate Sunday, GBC recognizes graduates from High School, College, Masters, and Doctorate programs during our 10:30 A.M. worship service.
During the service, we will call each graduate's name as he/she walks across the platform* to be greeted by our Pastor. After all graduates in each division have been recognized, a group photo will be taken. Pastor will then pray a blessing over the class of 2017.
After the morning worship service, the Student and College Ministries will host a Graduate Reception in the Commons for all graduates and their families. Graduate Reception is come-and-go as families desire and is provided at no cost to our graduates and their families.
Photos of all graduates will be included in the Worship Guide on Sunday, April 30. Please email a high resolution digital photo of your graduate to the appropriate person below by April 11.
High School - email@example.com
College, Masters, Doctorates -
*As the class of 2017 is presented to the church, please keep in mind that we will be on an elevated stage and the congregation will be looking up as each graduate walks across. When young ladies are planning their wardrobe for the morning, please aid your graduate in considering an appropriate length skirt or dress. If you have any questions regarding wardrobe, please contact Donna Howell or Corky White and we will be happy to assist you.
Registration for Graduate Sunday and Reception is due by April 11th. Click on the appropriate link below to register.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES:
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE PHOTO SHOOT - March 26
After worship on March 26 we will grab lunch as a senior class and have a photo shoot with Heather Cowell. Students will need to bring money for lunch and one outfit for their photo. We will use these photos for the Worship Guide on Graduate Sunday.
To ensure that your graduate is signed up for this photo shoot with Heather, click on the link below to register. Registration for the High School Graduate Photo Shoot is due by March 25. Register by clicking on the High School Graduate Registration below.
If you cannot participate in this photo shoot, please submit a high resolution digital photo of your graduate to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 11.
Get ready for family fun! Families who have 5th-grade kids and younger are invited to come play at the CORE on Friday, April 28 from 6:00-8:30 for skating, games, and pizza! Bring a dessert to share and $2 per person eating pizza to help offset the cost. Register online at>>>>
Mark Lowry in Concert
with Cana's Voice and Stan Whitmire
April 22, 2017 // 6 p.m. // Germantown Baptist Church
Gospel Music & Hilarious Comedy at it's Very Best!
Mark Lowry is known and loved around the world as a trusted voice in the realm of gospel music and beyond. He started making music at age 11 and now, more than four decades later, his legacy is forever sealed as an innately entertaining communicator who can, at once, make audiences laugh, cry, and think.
Mark is a singer, storyteller, humorist, author and songwriter, whose lyric to “Mary Did You Know?” resulted in one of the most loved modern Christmas songs of this century. This captivating song, which he co-wrote with Buddy Greene, has been recorded more than 400 times by artists from every genre including: Reba McEntire, Cee Lo Green, Clay Aiken, Michael English, Kenny Rogers, Wynonna Judd, The Gaither Vocal Band, and a long list of others.