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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...
Writing

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...
Writing

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...
Writing

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...
Writing

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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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...
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...
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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...
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...
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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, ...
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