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Extending Our Homes for the Holidays

Brook Hills Contributor
Across the city, decorations are going up and Birmingham is coming alive because it is “the most wonderful time of the year.” We will soon celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas, two of our...
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Care for the UnAdopted

Brook Hills Contributor
There are approximately 153 million orphaned children in the world. That’s an unfathomable number. Yet even this number does not begin to cover the depth of the orphan crisis. This number excludes...
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Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Callie
It is often times easy to forget that we need the global church. We often think that the global church just needs us: our resources, our prayers, our missionaries. But God has designed the body of...
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The Mission Doesn't Change

Brook Hills Contributor
We aren’t to be any less intentional, driven, or excited about ministry because we are in our homeland.
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A Special Connection

Elizabeth Park
One lesson in life we all seem to face is that despite our greatest efforts at making plans, things are often out of our control. This is a lesson Shelby Armstrong has learned throughout her life,...
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Meet Brian Munnings

Elizabeth Park
Whether we know it or not, we are all counselors to some degree. “Counseling is really just doing relationship with people and sitting down and having good, intentional conversations,” says Brian...
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Gather Your People and Go!

Brook Hills Contributor
My husband, Rusty, and I often traveled together on mission, but once we started having babies, that had to change. We would take turns going on short-term trips while the other stayed behind and...
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Building Healthy Churches in East Asia

Chris Kinsley
Thank you, faith family. Because of your generosity last week on our Roots & Reach Giving Day and your faithful giving to the Roots & Reach Initiative in the months leading up, we now have a strong...
College

Daily Obedience

Brook Hills Contributor
I think in that moment, sitting in my first nursing class, I was hit in the face with the fact that I spend every day with these people and have never considered their eternity.
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Now It’s Our Time

Elizabeth Park
For Donnie Arrant, Roots & Reach has been on his heart for 20 years. He came on staff at Brook Hills in February 1994 as the Associate Pastor in Pastoral Care, and then later moved into his current...
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The Prayers of Children

Brook Hills Contributor
I have seen God move in some amazing ways through prayer, but when I began volunteering in children’s ministry on Wednesday nights, I saw God working in a fresh, exciting way through an emphasis...
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The Blessing of Biblical Community

Brook Hills Contributor
Even after a year, this constant encouragement has continued. When it feels like my world is falling apart, they remind me that God never changes. His grace is constant, His love is consistent, and...
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Meet Kayla Lohnes

Elizabeth Park
Corporate worship has been incredibly important in my walk with Christ. It is where I have had some of the sweetest moments with the Lord. But, I have come to realize that what I experience in...
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One Student at a Time

Stephanie Fain
Will you join us in this prayer and mission? Will you join us this year in our desire to reach the world one student at a time?
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Bringing Light to Darkness

Ashley Chesnut
I knew we needed to talk about it. ...
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Christianity in the Classroom

Elizabeth Park
Almost fourteen years ago, God called Michael Mickens away from the world of insurance and into the field of education. “Teaching runs in my family, but I never thought initially I would be a...
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What I've Learned About Being a Mom

Paula Mason
“If it were going to be easy to raise kids, it never would have started with something called labor.” - Anonymous ...
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Making a Church into a Home

Brook Hills Contributor
We moved to Birmingham in 2013 as we began a new phase of our lives and quickly landed at Brook Hills as our church home. Though the Lord provided biblical community through different avenues in...
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Embrace Change for Kingdom Glory

Brook Hills Contributor
Imagine with me, if you will, a person so shy as to be unwilling to order delivery pizza because it meant cold-calling a stranger. Pretty shy, right? Imagine that same person striking up...
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Partnering Together for the Gospel

Brook Hills Contributor
He was not your average missionary. He was highly motivated and sure of his calling. He was fully committed and willing to make any sacrifice to fulfill the mission. Both he and the church had high...
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Embracing Change

Rocky Mayo
Trusting in the God who never changes and always keeps His promises is essential to faithfully walking through the countless transitions that life throws at us.
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Bible for the Baloch

Chris Kinsley
When Pastor Matt first announced the Roots & Reach Initiative back in April, he asked us to consider what we might be able to accomplish if we connected our ministry investment in our campus...
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The Global Impact of Friendship

Brook Hills Contributor
The two of us (Haley and Paige) have served overseas in short-term and mid-term contexts and were fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of gracious hospitality from locals. The kindness of a...
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All We Need Is To Ask

Casey Boss
Wisdom belongs to and is given from God. The Bible doesn’t tell us that we just fall into wisdom. It is something we seek. We ask for it. And even in the midst of brokenness, God is kind and God is...
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