Sunday School

ABCCM Requests Donations of Food

And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” (Luke 3:11)

ABCCM (Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry) is requesting donations of cooking oil, sugar, canned meat such as chicken and tuna, salt, jelly, and jam in support of its assistance program for the poor.

ABCCM helps our neighbors in need, combining public funds and with local contributions to meet critical needs. You can learn more about ABCCM here.

The BCBC Young at Heart Sunday School Class will have a collection area in its classroom and will deliver all the items collected. If you are able to donate any of these items, or other things that could be used to help provide food for the homeless or those in need, please bring them to the BCBC Worship Center.  This is a continuing project sponsored by the class.

Disciples Path: A Life on Life Program at BCBC

And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ. (Acts 5:42)

In 2013, an evangelist, Philip, was teaching on the topic, small group ministry at the Kiev Theological Seminary in Ukraine.

Using an interpreter, he taught a group of church planters about the need and the process of small groups in their new churches. At one point, Philip says, he was convinced that they were just not getting it—not surprising given the cultural and language hurdles he needed to overcome.

While there, Philip learned something that is true everywhere.

  • Just because you speak does not mean that they heard you.
  • Just because they nodded their heads in affirmation does not mean that they understood.
  • Just because they said they understand does not mean that they agree.
  • Just because they agree does not mean that they will do it.

Using a lot of words should never be equated with people actually understanding and following through on what you’ve said. Plenty of explanation is always needed.

Whenever we lead, it’s critical to define our terms. We are regularly in churches across the country and speaking at conferences in which no one in the room has taken the time to define what they mean by the word “disciple.” We build a collection of buzzwords and everyone we lead just nods in support of our teaching. When it comes to identifying the meaning of the word disciple, We must do better.

Starting Sunday, January 29th and continuing through 2017

BCBC will begin a Life on Life discipleship series. Starting 9:30 am each Sunday in the Worship Center Library, Pastor Tommy, along with Elders Aaron, Brian, and Brent will teaching the class and share their stories.

All, church members and visitors, are invited to attend and participate in this important series.

Cost for the class is $10.00 for your student guide. A sign up sheet will be at the Welcome Desk.

Wake up to the Importance of the Lord’s Message in Sunday School

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. (Romans 15:4)

Some people might think that church membership alone is sufficient to save their souls. But realize this fact. Salvation requires knowledge of God, as well as obedience to him.

And Sunday School is the place to gain that knowledge. It’s the tool that guides a systematic study of the Gospel and ushers knowledge and joyful obedience to God by every father, mother, and child.

We have started new Sunday School lessons. Select the one that interest you. Each will be insightful and fulfilling.

  • The Meaning of Marriage based on the best selling book by Timothy and Kathy Keller and Spence Shelton.
  • Romans based on the Max Lucado Life Lessons.
  • Fundamentals of the Faith: 13 lessons by John MacArthur to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
  • Bible Studies for Life: targeted to senior adults and based on Unvarnished Truth by Blake Gideon and Unstoppable Gospel by Gregg Matte.

It all happens in BCBC Sunday School… Bent Creek Baptist Church Sunday School.

After Sunday School? Please linger a while for coffee, cake, fellowship, and the BCBC worship service at 11 am.

Important Message for Parents from BCBC Family Ministries

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul firm and secure. (Hebrews 6:19)

Starting Sunday, September 6th…

Special pick up times from Sunday School for your child (Pre-K through 5th grade/3-10 yrs) on the following dates and times.

  • Sept. 6th: Pick up at 10:45 am
  • Sept. 13th: Homecoming Sunday
    • No Sunday School
    • All children will join us in the Sanctuary starting at 10:30 am
  • Sept. 20th and subsequent Sundays: Pick up at 10:30 am

Sunday School Nursery (birth to Pre-K through 5th grade/0-3 yrs) will stay at The Dock ( located in the brick building next to the church) for the entire service.

  • Drop off your children and sign them in at The Dock whether they are participating in Sunday School and/or the Worship Service.

If you do not participate in Sunday School…

  • Please bring your children (Pre-K through 5th grade/3-10 yrs) into the sanctuary for the worship service.
  • Nursery age children (birth to Pre-K/0-3 yrs) must be dropped off and checked in at The Dock.

Welcome bags

  • Please pick up a children’s welcome bag from The Dock information desk on your way in to the Sanctuary.
  • Read the instructions in the folder, and fill out an identity sticker for each child participating in children’s church prior to dismissal to The Dock.


  • Children will participate in the entire music portion of worship and be dismissed afterwards.

At the conclusion of the service…

  • Please return bags to The Dock information desk.
  • You may pick up your child at The Dock.
  • You must present your child’s security number to their teacher prior to your child’s dismissal.

Thanks you for coming on board with us to make sure our children see Jesus as their anchor!

Baby Dedication: Families Within Families

And he took them in his arms and began blessing them, laying his hands on them. (Mark 10:16)

From left: Pastor Tommy, the Taylor, West, and Hyder families

This past Sunday, three families from our congregation dedicated their babies to God.

Baby dedication at BCBC is a public commitment by parents to raise their children in a Christ-centered home.

Parents and grandparents have the greatest spiritual influence in a child’s life. And home is the primary place where faith is nurtured. “Research shows that there is a connection between teens’ and parents’ religious beliefs and participation, and lower levels of risk-taking behaviors among adolescents,” says Dr. Kristin Moore, president and senior scholar at Child Trends. These lessons are learned early.

Pastor Tommy with Holly, dear Christiana (Chrissy), and Stephen Hyder

We are proud of our young families at BCBC. They are the energy of our growth and hope for the future. We are inspired as they lead and participate as elders, in worship, in early child education, during Sunday school, and in missions and outreach .

Pastor Tommy with treasured Brady, Phillip, and Jen Taylor.

If you’re looking for family-centered worship where young families take an active role leading our church, check out Bent Creek Baptist Church. Sunday school starts at 9:30 am every Sunday. Church services start at 11 am.

Amelia rec. Bible

Pastor Tommy with Erin, special Amelia, and Brandon West.

Call the office for more information. 828-667-9818







Thanks to Rick Shuford for the photos.

The Ragamuffin Gospel: A New Series for Students at BCBC

From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another… Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (John 1:16-17)

*The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out is a book about the essence of Christianity. It’s author, Brennan Manning argues that Jesus’ gospel is one of grace.

Sadly, the true meaning of God’s grace has been lost in our society. It has been substituted by a good works mind set that views God not as the Almighty, but as a “small minded book keeper” who tallies good deeds vs. sins for a future reckoning.

The truth is that that the Maker of all things loves and forgives us. In his book, Father Manning illustrates the simple need for humanity to accept the freedom of God’s grace, and its power to change lives.

And that’s what will be explored during the upcoming BCBC Student Sunday School Class. All Students in 6th to 12th grade are invited to join us and become part of the group discussion.

Join us this Sunday morning at 9:30 in the BCBC Worship Center. And invite a friend.


*Bent Creek Baptist Church is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. By clicking the link next to the asterisk, your purchase of this book on Amazon will earn BCBC a fee from Thank you for your support.


Young At Heart Sunday School Events

Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not;  until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come. (Psalms 71:18)

seniors_2Bent Creek Baptist Church offers an opportunity for continuing growth in the senior years. Yes, the body may break down, but the spirit is capable of growth, renewal, or even new birth in old age.

For those looking for spiritual growth, BCBC invites you to join us and find a new or renewed faith commitment in Christ. Believers and nonbelievers all have can grow in fellowship toward spiritual maturity. In fact, many of this world’s greatest prayer warriors are senior citizens. Despite change, loss, and chronic health conditions, elderly people can continue to cultivate their relationship with God.

Here is a list of activities taking place in March through June sponsored by our Young at Heart Sunday School members.

  • March 6th, 2015, Friday, 4:00 pm
    • Mark Lowery & The Martins get together
  • March 21st, 2015, 4:00 pm
    • Chili/Potato Bar and Desserts
  • March 29th, 2015, Sunday
    • 5th Sunday Night Gospel Singing
  • April 18th, 2015, Saturday, all day
    • Narroway Theater
  • June 1st, all day
    • Hymn Sing at The Cove

Please join us. Call the office for more information. 828-667-9818


Sunday School at BCBC

Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.  But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:8-9)

If you don’t participate in Sunday School here’s an opportunity to start.

BCBC will begin a new bible study this Sunday about the wonderful gift called Grace. It’s based on the Max Lucado DVD series of short video clips with equal discussion time.

We would love to have you attend this life changing bible study. Invite your friends to attend too.

We will begin with prayer requests at 9:45 am and the video will begin by 10:00 am.

Hope you can make it.

Pastor Sam

PS: Here are two videos that will introduce you to the program.