Late Night Pancakes Tonight @ 9

It’s one of our favorite Monday Nights of the year – Late Night Pancakefullsizerender-1s!!  Regular Bible study is canceled so you can head over to Convocation at Lee.  But come on over to the BCM afterwards and we’ll have you HOT pancakes, sausage and some OJ.  I’m sure there will be some competitive games of spoons, pingpong, catch phrase, spikeball just to name a few.  It all starts right after Convocation or around 9pm…whichever comes first!

See you tonight!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Back Home!

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Welcome back home everybody!!  We hope you had an incredible break with your families and friends.  It’s always good to have some down time to rest and recover from a busy semester…but we’re ready to get back together again!

Here’s just a few opportunities coming up at BCM for you.

Monday Night Bible Study starts back next week, Jan 16!  Join us for an intimate time of worship, teaching and family group discussion.  If you haven’t tried it out, you should definitely make it next week.  It’s on Monday nights at 7:30 here at the BCM building.

FREE Lunch Thursday returns next week too.  Seriously.  All you do is show up to the BCM between 11:30-1:00 and you get a free hot lunch.  It’s that simple.  So, put it on your calendar – Jan 19th.

Family Groups meet at host homes around Cleveland on Feb 13th.  This is one of our favorites.  A home-cooked meal in someone’s home followed by great conversation and Bible study.

Family Promise Week is coming up Feb 12-19.  This is an incredible opportunity to minister to a homeless family in our city.  We cook meals, help with homework, hang out and share the love of Jesus.

As always, the BCM is open for students throughout the week.  There’s stuff going on pretty much all the time.  Study groups, impromptu game nights, ping pong, spikeball or just sitting around enjoying a cup of hot coffee and conversation.

So, welcome back and we’ll see you soon!

Thinking About Summer Missions?

Today is the day.  The day we all look back over the past year and see all the incredible stuff that happened…and maybe a few not-so-incredible moments here and there too.  It’s also a day to start looking ahead…imagining what God is going to do this next year in our lives.  We all do it.  We love to reflect.  And we all want to intentionally forge ahead.  What are you looking forward to??

For college students, right now is a great time to begin thinking/planning about how you’re going to use this next summer.  Whether it’s working hard and saving a lot of money, attending summer classes to get ahead or a hundred other options, why not consider spending your summer on mission?  There are so many opportunities, and you may never have this kind of time again!  Time that you can actually leave the country (or just your comfort zone) for an extended period and just see what God does.

sendtnmissionsTake a second, head on over to SendTN missions and check out some of the opportunities we have put together for you.  While you’re there go ahead and start your application.  It won’t hurt a thing to just throw it out there.  And the deadline to apply is closing in soon.

Our local BCM is also heading to Nicaragua May 16-23 too….let us know if you’re interested.  sjohnston@tnbaptist.org

You might also want to check out our friends over at Ocoee Outreach for a local opportunity to serve

So.  Think and pray.  And just see what God may be up to.

BCM Christmas Party and Send Off!

Another semester if finally wrapping up.  Which basically means students everywhere are scrambling to get papers done, projects finished and possibly pulling off a few Christmas miracles in some classes. It also means that it’s time for our annual BCM Christmas Party and Send Off!

Here’s the timeline for Monday Night Dec 5:

6:00ish – Family Groups eat dinner in host homes (exact time determined by each group)   7:30ish  – BCM Christmas Party begins!

Here’s what you need to know:

Wear your ugliest Christmas stuff – simple as a sweater, complex as a Christmas ball gown Bring a White Elephant Gift – Something great or something not-so-great (max $10)

We’ll read the Christmas story together, eat dessert, drink some egg nog and send off some of our favorites in style.  Stay late for a movie (Elf or Christmas Vacation…we’ll find out)

Lots Of Incredible Stuff

School has officially kicked off.  BCM life is in full swing.  And there is a ton of stuff coming up!  Take a few minutes to browse our page and get an idea of what’s going on.

Follow Jesus  

Monday Nights – An intimate night of worship, teaching and small group time.  We’re in  a series right now called “Embracing Obscurity.”  Our friend Anthony Minutolo will be teaching this coming Monday night.  Don’t miss it.

Fall Discipleship Retreat – An unforgettable weekend in Gatlinburg.  Immaculate cabins, gorgeous views, life-long friends, intense discipleship.  This year, Bill Chastain (brother of Jennie Davis) will be challenging us to deepen our walk with Jesus.

Build Community – We’ve got some great events coming up to help you build life-long relationships.  The Great Corn Maze Race takes place on Friday, Oct 7.  You do not want to miss this super fun event.

Change the World

Family Promise – We’re all about making a difference here at the BCM.  On Sept 25, we begin our host week for Family Promise.  You’ll have the opportunity to work with 2 families as they work to transition out of homelessness.

Send Me: Missions Preview – A gathering that will inspire us to consider some sort of missions: short term, summer, long term.

Monday Night Bible Study Returns Tonight!

It’s Monday.  And that’s a pretty big day around here.  Every Monday night, college students meet at the BCM for an evening of worship, Bible study and discussion with family groups.  It all starts at 7:30, but feel free to show up early for some fresh coffee.1

Tonight, we’re kicking off a series called “Embracing Obscurity.”  It will be sure to spark a lot of great discussion.  We’ll also talk about BCM life, several important dates for the semester and get to know our family groups.

Next Monday, family groups will meet in host homes.  That means you’ll get to eat some home cooked food, hang out with an incredible family and study together.  Family groups are our favorite around here!

So, hope to see you tonight at 7:30!

Welcome Week 2016 – Begins Aug 28th!!

It’s our favorite week of the year.  And BCM Welcome Week 2016 is gonna be a ton of fun. You’ll have great opportunities to meet new people, build community and get the semester started off on the right foot.  Feel free to show up at any (or all!) of our events…you’ll be sure to make friends fast.  It all starts on Monday, August 29th.

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Sunday (28th) – Pre-Welcome Week Pool Party/Cookout at the Lowry’s home.  For directions, text us (423-645-4027).  Festivities start at 6:30pm.  Bring your suit and a towel.  We’ve got the rest.

Monday (29th) – Cookout and Game Night at the BCM (across from Cleveland State).  6:30pm.  We’ll have some food for you and tons of games going on around the building.  Cornhole, Spikeball, Ultimate Spoons and more.

Tuesday – Happy Hour at the BCM (12-2).  Free drinks and snacks at the BCM.  Come check out the place and meet some of our leadership team!

Wednesday – It’s bowlingwithstrangers!!!  We’ve reserved a bunch of lanes at Leisure Time Bowling on Keith Street.  We’ll meet up at 9pm and bowl with old (and new) friends.  Bring someone with you and we’ll introduce you to others for a fun night of bowling.  It’s only $5 and that includes your shoes and 2 games!  There’s a rumor that we may have bowlingwithstrangers t-shirts too!!

Thursday – It’s our first FREE Lunch Thursday of the semester.  Every Thursday we serve a home-cooked meal to college students in Cleveland.  Show up to the BCM between 11:30-1:00pm and get some fresh made deliciousness.

Coffee on Campus – We’ll be handing out FREE coffee at Lee on Wednesday morning and Cleveland State on Thursday.  Come by and get some coffee and conversation!

The BCM building is located at 1475 Norman Chapel Road, Cleveland, TN 37312.  If you need a ride to any event, text us at 423-645-4027 or email bcmcleveland@gmail.com