Upcoming Events

Renewal & Revival Services

Event Date: May 18th - 21st, 2014

May 18th – 21st

Sunday, May 18th – Oakdale Baptist, Townville
Monday, May 19th – Truth Tabernacle, Starr
Tuesday, May 20th – Graceview, Anderson
Wednesday, May 21st – Chiquola Baptist, Honea Path

Bus transportation provided each night. More information in the next Branches. Put these dates on your calendar and make plans to be with us! This is for anyone who wants to attend!

Children’s Choir Spring Program

Event Date: May 4th, 2014

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Sunday, May 4th – 5:30pm in the sanctuary

Junior/Senior Outing

Event Date: April 26th, 2014

Saturday, April 26
Adults ages nearly 55 through 65 are invited to join us on a day trip to visit the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, NC and have dinner out. There is no charge to tour the library and dinner is dutch. Sign up by calling the church office.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt – RAIN PLANS

Event Date: April 19th, 2014

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Saturday, April 19th – 3:00 to 5:00pm

Due to the unfortunate weather, we are MOVING the Easter Egg Hunt and as many activities as possible to the GYM and FELLOWSHIP HALL at the church. Same time… 3-5. Spread the word as we spread the eggs!!! 24,000 of them!!

Secret Church Simulcast

Event Date: April 18th, 2014

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Simulcast with David Platt

Friday, April 18th, Concord Baptist Church – 7pm to 1am

What is Secret Church?

When we think of “church” in America, we think of going to meet at a building, singing, praying and hearing a message from a pastor or teacher. But in many places around the world, “church” meets in a home, an apartment, and sometimes even in secret. Many times there are just a few believers who know and follow Christ. These small groups of Christ-followers often meet for many hours in study, prayer, and fellowship. Sometimes they face great difficulties to meet together. In some places it may even be dangerous to gather as a church to worship, pray, and study the Word. So when they come together, they want to make the most of their time together.

Secret Church is our “house church” where we meet periodically for an intense time of Bible study—lasting 6+ hours—including a time of prayer for our brothers and sisters across the globe who are facing persecution and for those who have still not heard the gospel. This is not for the uncommitted or faint at heart. But if you desire to know God more deeply through His Word and know His church more fully around the world, then please join us for Secret Church.

Our prayer is that God will use this focused time of study and prayer to enrich our knowledge of His Word. We pray that we would also gain understanding of the state of His church and our brothers and sisters around the world who face many difficulties—and even persecution—as they follow Christ.

The objective of Secret Church is not just to come and learn for one night but to take what we’ve learned and pass it along to others. We also want to recognize the great need to pray and come alongside our brothers and sisters who live in places around the world where there is little to no gospel witness or where the gospel is met with resistance. We want to use what we’ve learned during this gathering to make disciples of Christ—both locally and globally. Space is Limited to 50 people, so please sign up in the Welcome Center.

Young Women’s Mission Group

Event Date: April 8th, 2014

Save the Date! New Young Women’s Mission Group to begin monthly meetings on Tuesday, April 8 at 7pm at the home of Jerijo Cox.

Senior Adult Trip

Event Date: March 18th, 2014

Senior Adults to Blue Willow Inn – Tuesday, March 18th | Leaving at 9:30 | Cost: $18

Parent/Child Dedication

Event Date: March 16th, 2014

Sunday Morning, March 16th: If your child has never been dedicated and you would like to participate in this special service, please e-mail vanessa@concordbaptist.com or call 225-4621. We need parent’s name, the full name of your child, the name he/she goes by and the date of birth of your child. Also, we need to know if your child will be going to the nursery or not following the dedication service. Please let Vanessa know this information by March 6.

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Oil Change Ministry

Event Date: March 15th, 2014

Our Oil change ministry event for single moms and widows will be on Saturday, March 15th at the Reed House from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Please sign up on the volunteer sheet in the Welcome Center. For questions contact Tim Borsum.

New and Potential Members Luncheon

Event Date: March 9th, 2014

Dr. Cox is hosting a luncheon following morning worship on Sunday, March 9th in the Fellowship Hall. This luncheon is for anyone that has recently joined or is interested in joining our church. Please sign up in the Welcome Center or by calling the church office by Monday, March 3rd.

Family Worship in the Brick House

Event Date: March 9th, 2014

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Do your kids normally worship in the Brick House on Sunday mornings? If they do then we would love to have you come and join us on Sunday, March 9th. This will be an awesome time to worship together as a family and see what goes on in the Brick House. Remember, that is daylight savings time so be sure to adjust your clock!

UPWARD Awards Night

Event Date: March 7th, 2014

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We would love to have you all come join us at Upward Awards Night. We will celebrate the season with an evening of entertainment by Glenn Strange. He is an illusionist and comedian. If you have a friend who is not a Christian this would be a great opportunity for them to hear the Gospel in a non-threatening environment. The awards night will be Friday, March 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Haven of Rest Benefit Concert – Greater Vision

Event Date: February 28th, 2014

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Greater Vision will be in concert on Friday, February 28th at Concord Baptist Church. Please come and support the Haven of Rest and enjoy a great concert. Tickets are $15.00 each and can be preordered by calling Heather Mabe at 864-226-6193 ext. 102 or email at heather.mabe@havenofrest.cc

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event please let Heather know! You may also get tickets from our church office.

Spring Vineyard Discipleship Classes

Event Date: February 26th, 2014

The Vineyard – Wednesday Night Studies – Spring 2014

Vineyard Classes begin on Wednesday, February 26th at 6:00 p.m.
Course Descriptions, Room Assignments, Leaders, Material Costs





The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People

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Leader: Bill Caldwell — Room SE105 — 12 week study
Materials Cost: $12.00

The “Greatest Story Ever Told” is more than just a cliché. God goes to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people. That is what The Story is all about—the story of the Bible, God’s great love affair with humanity. The Story sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation. Using the clear, accessible text of the NIV Bible, it allows the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel. And like any good story, The Story is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption—and this story’s true!


Growing in Christ’s Image

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Leader: Rev. Charles Fant – Room: SE202 – 12 week study
No Materials Needed

This Discipleship Program is designed to cover a series of topical lessons laying a foundation of Basic Christian Belief over a period of 12 weeks. A disciple is one who is growing into Christ’s image. He tells others of Christ, and he teaches others how to grow and witness.


Knowing the Bible 101

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Leader: Rev. Jim Motes — Room SE203 – 12 week study
Materials Cost: $10.00

Are you new to the Bible? Are you and your Bible old friends? Are you searching for a new way to look at and understand your Bible? Yes, in Bible 101 we will survey the entire Bible. We will work to discover what the 40+ writers, who wrote over a period of 1,500 years that resulted in the 66 documents that make up our Bible, were trying to tell us. Here’s a clue… it’s Jesus. It’s a good refresher course or a great course for those new to the Bible. See you on Wednesday evenings this spring!


It Starts at Home – DVD Study

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Leader: Pastor Evan Dickson – Room SE105 – 6 week study
Materials Cost: $

Who is shaping what your kids believe?
In these busy, hectic days we take our kids to sports practices, games, music lessons, school tutoring and other activities to give our children the best opportunities for success. But what if we’re missing the chance to teach them what matters most? Our children can grow up smart, athletic, popular and polite but lack a vibrant relationship with Christ. The few hours they spend in church each week can be helpful, but it cannot nurture a faith in our kids that will withstand the trials that are on the horizon. Church alone cannot teach them, we must start at home. But many parents feel ill equipped to develop the faith of their children.

In these six sessions, we will explore biblical and tangible ways that parents—couples, single parents, blended families and grandparents—can build a legacy of faith for their children.

Each session includes interviews with everyday parents talking about their own doubts, fears and desires. Gary Thomas, Matt Chandler, and Kurt and Olivia Bruner provide powerful teaching that will help you give your kids what they need to build a solid framework for lifelong faith.

Six video-driven sessions:
Session 1 – Faith: It Starts At Home (38 min.)
Session 2 – Marriage: Your Children Are Watching (27 min.)
Session 3 – Relationships: Your First Priority (31 min.)
Session 4 – Truth: What Are Your Kids Learning? (26 min.)
Session 5 – Communication: Each Child is Unique (26 min.)
Session 6 – Character: Preparing Your Kids For the Real World (26 min.)


Hard Questions, Real Answers: Hot Topics for Today

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Leader: Larry Stone – Room: SE201 – 6 week study
No materials needed

This class offers a great opportunity to discuss some hot topics that many of us struggle with. Topics such as gambling (is it wrong to play the lottery)? Or the thought of “capital punishment” (An eye for an eye). Or what about abortion, predestination, the rapture. One topic that we all tend to struggle with is “what happens to people who have never heard the gospel”. Join me and I’ll let you choose the subject you are most interested in each week. We will discuss our views but more importantly we’ll see what the Bible has to say.


Survey of the Four Gospels and the Letters of Paul the Apostle

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Leader: Dr. Mark Hopkins – Room: SE101 – 12 week study
No Materials Needed

This twelve week course will serve as an overview of the four Gospels and the thirteen letters of Paul the Apostle. Early focus in the course will be on the Political and Geographical issues that influenced the scriptures. An effort will be made to show how each of the Gospel writers looked at the life of Jesus with a different perspective. During the study of the letters of Paul special emphasis will be given to the treatment of women as Paul communicated with his various churches and followers. The final focus during the course will be on Paul’s influence on the structure and organization of our Christian churches.


Mid-Week Prayer Meeting & Bible Study

Prayer Meeting

Leader: Dr. Don Cox – Worship Center – 6:00 p.m.
Study Materials: Your Bible

In addition to the classes listed on this information handout…we also have prayer meeting and Bible study in the Worship Center. A time of prayer for those on our prayer list and an opportunity to share prayer needs with those in attendance. After a time of prayer a Bible study follows.


Other Vineyard Classes Meeting During the Week:

(Note Day and Time Classes are Available)

Monday Evening 6:30 p.m. Ladies Study:
When Godly People do Ungodly things

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Leader: Bailey O’Brien & Whitney Cox – held at the home of Bailey O’Brien – 12 week study (begins on March 24th)
Materials Cost: $12.00

Christians are still subject to Satan’s attacks. He is determined to disrupt the lives of believers, destroy their ministry, and steal their joy. Sadly, those who have “fallen” may not recognize the devil’s schemes until they have already been caught in a snare of defeat. In this biblical guide to authentic repentance and restoration, Beth examines why devoted followers of Jesus Christ can fall into the traps of Satan and how to find their way back to God.


Tuesday Morning 9:30 a.m. Ladies Study:
S.A.L.T – Seven Areas of Life Training

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Leader: Brenda Guest – Room SE101 – 12 week study

SALT is an interactive evangelistic discipleship training series. Using powerful diagrams and visual aids to teach 28 lessons of Biblical truths, SALT equips people to live victoriously in all Seven Areas of Life: Spiritual, Psychological, Social, Physical, Financial, Marital, Parental. SALT is easy to use and simple to share with others in your small groups, Sunday Schools, discipleship, mentoring and outreach. SALT is an acronym for Seven Areas of Life Training.


Thursday Morning 6:00 a.m. Men’s Study
A Study of the Letter of James

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Leader: Dr. Don Cox – Room SE102
No Materials Needed

A thorough verse by verse study on the book of James.


Friday Morning 9:00 a.m. Ladies Study
A Woman’s Heart, God’s Dwelling Place

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Leader: Julia Davis – Room SE105 – 12 week study
Materials Cost: $16.00

Perhaps no Old Testament event so dramatically illustrates God’s persistent desire to relate to His children as the building of the tabernacle in the wilderness. Through the tabernacle God initiated a deeper relationship with His Chosen People by bringing reconciliation and revealing His glory. And certainly, no Old Testament event so richly prefigures the coming of the true Tabernacle, Jesus Christ. You will be challenged to prepare your heart, like the holy of holies, to become a home for His love and glory – a dwelling place for the Most High God.