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Whatever May Come

Brook Hills Contributor
I met Anna on our first day of college at UAB. We quickly became close friends, bonding over many things, including our similar upbringings. We both grew up in middle class households with loving...
Leader Tips

Are Your Sheep Healthy?

Jay Gordon
The problem is that our (human) sheep may look healthy on the outside, but be anemic on the inside. As small group leaders, we have to make sure that our sheep are living spiritually healthy lives,...
Stories

In the Shadow of His Wings

Brook Hills Contributor
Have you ever thought to yourself, I have no idea how to help my husband? Have you cried to God, "Please, tell me what to do!"?
Stories

God and His Word Changes Us

Cassie Moore
The Gospel not only has the power to change hearts, it has the power to set life on a beautiful and gracious course – despite challenges and struggles – that ultimately leads to God’s glory. One...
Stories

Faith-Motivated Citizenship

Brook Hills Contributor
Two summers ago, I found myself standing in front of twenty high school students from The Church at Brook Hills. It was their high school camp called Apex, and the topic of conversation was how best...
Leader Tips

6 Ways to Lead by Living it Out

Jay Gordon
Nothing speaks more loudly than your example. ...
Women

Meet the Generations at Brook Hills: Grace Wood

BH Women Contributor
Today's post was written by Aubrey Johnston, Brook Hills' Small Groups Ministry Assistant, and is part of "Meet the Generations at Brook Hills", BH Women's summer blog series.  ...
Women,  Stories

Sudden Motherhood

Brook Hills Contributor
"On Friday, September 21, 2007, I received a phone call from a DHR caseworker asking if I had room in my home to place a 12-month old, mixed race baby girl..."
Leader Tips

Awkward: That's How First Time Guests Feel

Jay Gordon
We've all been there-- visiting a group for the first time. Opportunities for awkwardness abound. You think about sitting near the door as an easy escape incase the leaders are crazy. You make sure to...
Leader Tips

After the Meeting

Jay Gordon
Follow-up is vital to great group ministry. After the weekly group meeting is over, doing these things will make your group a great group!
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Family on Mission

Cassie Moore
“I think there’s an element of fearlessness, a quiet confidence, that comes from the feeling of, ‘I don’t know what I’m doing, but my dad’s here, so I know we’ll figure this out.’”
Leader Tips

Introducing: Leader Tips

Jay Gordon
43 Reasons To Read Our New Blog ...
Women

Ruth, Naomi, & the Generations at Brook Hills

BH Women Contributor
Read along each week as we highlight a woman at Brook Hills and hear about her heart for the Lord.
Stories

The Grace in an Unlikely Encounter

Cassie Moore
The first unlikely encounter with the gospel occurred when John Tice was racing his motorcycle from Amsterdam, New York to the Marine Corps Base in Camp Pendleton, California.
Women

Book Review: Just Lead!

Dawn Stephens
guide us through concepts such as “making up our minds" (decision–making), “the monster you are avoiding” (self-doubt and insecurities), and “growing pains” (taking criticism well),
Women

Book Review: Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

Dawn Stephens
I started back to seminary in the fall of 2015 to complete a degree in Christian Education, and the first book we read was, you guessed it, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald...
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True Sacrifice

Brook Hills Contributor
Ten years ago, I experienced what I thought was the greatest joy in bringing a little life into the world. Five months later, I experienced what I thought was the greatest sorrow in burying the man...
Women

A Prayer for Moms

BH Women Contributor
Women's Minister, Dawn Stephens, shared this beautiful prayer on Mother's Day blessing each woman in the worship center. We hope each woman reading this can feel that same encouragement today and...
Global,  Stories

Jesus Is Worth It

Brook Hills Contributor
If you asked me four years ago if I would be spending the summer after my senior year of college in the Middle East, my answer would have been a very strong, “no.” However, the Lord took me on a...
Women,  Stories

Mother's Day Without Mom

Brook Hills Contributor
"I’ve always loved children. As a young girl, I couldn’t wait to reach the acceptable age that would allow me the privilege of babysitting. When that coveted age finally arrived, I hit the ground...
Women,  Stories

Help In Grief

BH Women Contributor
For those grieving and those walking with the grieving, remember Colossians 3, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility,...
Stories

Making a Difference in the Life of a Child

Brook Hills Contributor
My favorite day of the week is definitely Friday – not because it is the start of the weekend, but because it’s the day I volunteer at Oliver Elementary. It’s a wonderful thing to know that, by...
Stories

Helping Children Meet Jesus

Brook Hills Contributor
She was a first-time visitor to our class sitting beside me in the “big room” upstairs on the third floor. We were listening to Pastor John speak when suddenly I felt her nudge my side. I turned...
Stories

The Value of Trusted Volunteers

Brook Hills Contributor
"So, there I was, almost dragging John Miller to his classroom, and when we arrive, lo and behold, Jaime James was his teacher. We were both so relieved. I was like, ‘thank you, God!’ John Miller...
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