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We Thought We Were Just Helping Others

BH Women Contributor
After three years of marriage, Charlie and I decided to move from my modest, 3-bedroom house in Adamsville to Homewood to be closer to Charlie’s business. We had a blended family of eight children,...
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In Our Sorrow

Brook Hills Contributor
In the spring of 2001, Tim and Linda Flowers decided to take their two kids, Melanie (15) and Daniel (11), to visit their families in their hometown of Demopolis, Alabama. They had no way of knowing...
Leader Tips

7 Good Reasons to Multiply Your Group

Jay Gordon
...It seems the first step in this process is the most difficult, but it's the most important! The first step is to believe that we should work toward multiplication. I’d love to give you seven...
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The Gift of Relationship

Brook Hills Contributor
It was the summer of 1999, and I had just finished my freshman year of college at Texas A&M. As part of a student exchange program, my job for the next three months landed me in North Carolina.
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Solo Por Gracia – By Grace Alone

Brook Hills Contributor
The first time I heard the gospel was in Mexico. I was visiting several apartment complexes looking for a new apartment for my family. While I was looking, I visited one complex where some people were...
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When Following Jesus Isn't Easy

Brook Hills Contributor
By God's grace, my career of following Jesus has been pretty simple up until this year. Sure, I was still occasionally tempted to sin and probably should have been working through things from my life...
Leader Tips

4 Ways to Equip Your Group for Generosity

Jay Gordon
There are two primary areas where that is important—evangelism and generosity. While those two items are critical for the spiritual maturity of every believer, they are doubly for the leader. Why?...
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The Love of a Church

Cassie Moore
God’s ways are mysterious and astonishing. And it’s impossible to predict the miraculous ways God prepares hearts long before they come to know Him.
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Carrying One Another’s Burdens

Brook Hills Contributor
Grief by definition is intense sorrow. I would describe becoming a widow as a deep pain throughout your mind, body, and soul. It felt like an amputation of half of my body. It took time and resting in...
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The Gospel in the Life of a Child

Cassie Moore
The first time Noah Chappell heard about Jesus, he was very young. But Jesus moves in the hearts of children and uses their lives for His glory every bit as much as He does with you and me. Noah’s...
Global,  Stories

For the Love of Jesus

Cassie Moore
Although originally from different states, God brought R and L together through their decision to attend Samford University. R moved to Birmingham from Florida, L from Georgia, and they met their...
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Perfect Timing

Cassie Moore
As a journeyman, Chris met a man from Central Asia. He had no idea at the time that God would use that meeting and the friendship that developed to teach Chris and his wife, Joanna, about His...
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A Noble Work

Cassie Moore
The role of an elder may look a little different than what you might think. To explore what it means to serve and lead as an elder, we spoke with a couple of elders who serve as part of our...
Leader Tips

11 Ways to Equip your Group for Evangelism

Jay Gordon
Spiritual Maturity. How do you measure it? ...
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Prayer Matters

Brook Hills Contributor
Sixteen years ago, I drove to an unfamiliar church and sat down among a dozen or so women. Looking back, I can say that was the start of a journey that has changed my life.
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Brook Hills Logo Update

Brook Hills Contributor
You may have noticed something on the cover of our worship guide this week looks a little different. Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. We’ve recently made some updates to our church logo.
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Making the Word Central

Brook Hills Contributor
I will never forget the moment I was humbled by a young middle-schooler. He had recognized to some degree that I was making a conscious effort as his youth pastor to entertain the students instead of...
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Making Much of Him

Brook Hills Contributor
The Great Commission. Weaving gospel threads. Making Disciples. Growing up at Brook Hills, you could say I’d heard about these things a time or two. But, for some reason, knowledge of these truths...
Leader Tips

13 Tips on Starting Strong

Jay Gordon
As the new year of Small Groups begins, here are some things to keep in mind or to do for a strong start for your small group.
Women

Meet the Generations at Brook Hills: Donna Kendrick

BH Women Contributor
it becomes so easy to share about the trials and the big victories, but we often leave out the mundane grace that truly transforms our heart.
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A Life Without Hope

Brook Hills Contributor
We all have a story, don't we? And everyone's story has a past, a present, and a future. I want to begin my story by telling you about my past, to give you some context for where I am today...
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He Calls My Name

Cassie Moore
Thirteen months. Thirteen long months of waiting, hoping, and praying. Michael and Katy Ferris knew that the Lord was calling them to share the gospel with unreached peoples. They were willing to go....
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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,...
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