Christianity in the Classroom

Elizabeth Park
Almost fourteen years ago, God called Michael Mickens away from the world of insurance and...
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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...
Writing

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...
Writing

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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Mission
Global

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...
Writing

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...
Writing

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...
Writing

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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Let's Dig Deep

Elizabeth Park
Ten minutes after looking over her surprisingly, empty calendar for the month of June, Kewanna Mickens received a call from our Global Pastor, Chip Bugnar. He wanted to know if she would consider...
Writing

Stand for Orphans: Thinking Outside Ourselves

Brook Hills Contributor
“Mom, can we PLEASE do a lemonade stand today,” begged the kids. They had been wanting to do one for a long time, so I reluctantly agreed to do a stand that hot day in May 2015. We gathered a...
Writing

Entering Fatherhood Through Orphan Care

Brook Hills Contributor
While I might not have initially envisioned becoming a father by becoming a foster parent, the way God has had his hand in our story during this journey is amazing. I am constantly reminded of our...
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Extraordinary through the Ordinary

Brook Hills Contributor
God used the very ordinary means of discipleship in the past to do something very extraordinary in my life.
Writing

A Modular Farewell

Brook Hills Contributor
As we bid farewell to the oh so picturesque modular buildings that have graced our campus for more years than intended, my mind takes a walk down the wooden, memory lane that runs down the middle of...
Worship Stories

A Place to Belong

Elizabeth Park
“When we came to Brook Hills that first Sunday after I was a believer, that first Sunday after becoming a single mom, that was really the first step in a new direction in my relationship with the...
Writing

This Is Hard, but There Is Hope

Brook Hills Contributor
Seven years ago, The Church at Brook Hills sent a team of people who had been called by God to go and serve among an unreached people group in East Asia. The East Asia Church Planting Team is a...
Worship Stories
Family Life

A Prayer For Mother’s Day

Brook Hills Contributor
Dear God, ...
Single Women
Mission
Family Life
Discipleship
Church

Special Sisters and Brothers

Brook Hills Contributor
There is a group of men and women in our church who love and serve some a special group of people that are gifts to our faith family… your Special Needs Ministry Leadership team.
Mission
Church

The Love Oliver Story

Brook Hills Contributor
Our goal was long-term relational disciple-making, but how could suburban Christ-followers who were primarily Caucasian build long-term friendships and disciple-making relationships in the urban area...
Mission
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Leaving the 99

Brook Hills Contributor
As I recall hearing about Rock the Block (RTB) for the first time, I remember it was a very exciting time in our church. It was a new way to reach the children and their families in Birmingham for...
Worship Stories

From Money to Mission

Brook Hills Contributor
In 1998, three things happened at about the same time that led me to want to know about Jesus: I saw a fellow businessman pray about a serious business issue instead of figuring it out on his own, a...
Gospel
Family Life
Church

No Back-up Plan

Brook Hills Contributor
“Take one risk for the sake of the gospel, that if He [God] doesn’t show up, you’re left high and dry . . . give Him the opportunity to show Himself strong.” ...
Worship Stories
Small Group
Church

In Hardship, Hope Lives

Brook Hills Contributor
We have a living hope and an inheritance that does not perish with cancer, is not corrupted by the brokenness of this world, does not fade with the loss of a loved one, but rather is kept in heaven...
Small Group
Discipleship
Church

Off the Sidelines

Brook Hills Contributor
A faith family only functions as a family if we’re all willing to be known and to serve one another. For so long, we got this wrong and made the church about us—our needs, our wants. Thankfully,...
Worship Stories
Discipleship
Church

One Yellow Notebook

Brook Hills Contributor
As the daughter of a Christian family, I had never seen the need to take ownership of my fruit’s harvest because of my dependance on the family’s overall tree. However, a family’s tree is only...
Writing

Encouraging Family Worship

Brook Hills Contributor
When I was a new father, I had grand intentions of faithfully shepherding my family toward Jesus but no real plan for how to actually do it.
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