Small Groups are a big deal.
Small Groups are where life happens at Brook Hills. It's where we really get to know people and invest in one another's lives. It's where we intentionally give and receive spiritual encouragement. It's where we connect with other believers for Bible study, prayer, and friendship.

If you are not connected to a Small Group, the church may feel like a mall as you come and go. But once you are connected and part of a group, and once you have served side-by-side in ministry and mission with a small group of people, the church becomes a place in the center of your life. Don't miss out on the opportunity to be connected with other believers in life-changing ways.

Begin your search.
Listed groups are located on our searchable Small Group Directory (find a small group below). You may also pick up a printed copy at the Small Groups Kiosk in the church lobby. Some of our Small Groups are not listed — that may happen for a period of time due to rapid growth or the logistics of space and parking.

Connect with a group.
We would love to partner with you in finding a Small Group that best fits you. Drop-ins are welcome at on-campus groups. The best way to visit an off-campus group is to contact the leader in advance to confirm the time and place. If you need any help finding a Small Group, please contact our team below.

Due to our construction project, only a few groups are currently meeting on campus. Many on-campus groups will return once we occupy our new space and age-group ministries return. Please contact the group leader for more information. 

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Staff

Jay Gordon

Jay Gordon

Adult & Small Groups Minister
JJ

JJ

Local Disciple-Making Administrative Assistant
John Butterfield

John Butterfield

Local Disciple-Making Pastor
Sarah Blackmon

Sarah Blackmon

Small Groups Ministry Assistant
Teresa Shaw

Teresa Shaw

Small Groups Ministry Assistant
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	<strong>Ministry Role & Responsibility:</strong> As the Adult and Small Groups Minister, my responsibility is to create a healthy small group culture that will draw people into groups, disciple them, and then send them out in various ways to impact their community and the world.
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	<strong>About Me: </strong>My wife, Liz, and I have been married since 1985. She has a heart for the nations and her outlet for that is working with E3 Partners. Their goal is to establish a church within walking distance of everyone on the planet. She also has a green thumb and enjoys spending time outside. We have two children children – Andy, a mechanical engineer in Philadelphia, and Emily, a college student at Troy University. I grew up in Northwest Alabama and later graduated from Jacksonville State University and Southwestern Seminary. Most of my ministry has been in Shelby County, spending 17 years at Westwood Baptist Church in Alabaster, but we actually moved to Brook Hills from Arkansas.
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	<strong>On Staff & Member Of Brook Hills Since:</strong> 2014
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		"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil." – Ephesians 5:15-16
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	<strong>Interesting Fact:</strong> Our favorite vacation spot is Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine. I love college football, Atlanta Braves baseball, and wings from Bob Baumhower's.
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	<strong>About Me:</strong> I grew up in a large family in a small town in south Georgia. I love music and studied Broadcast Production in school. I met my husband while preparing to move to Africa after college, and we were married two years later. We served overseas for 10 years, where our family grew to include two handsome little boys and two precious little girls. We have served at Brook Hills as small group leaders, preschool workers, interns, and leaders in church planting. I enjoy reading, running, travel, and anything that involves being in nature.  
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	<strong>Favorite Scripture: </strong>Psalm 67
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	<strong>Interesting Fact: </strong>I have 5 older brothers and 31 nieces and nephews.
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	Ryan and I previously served in Marks Village for a few years and also in the Preschool Ministry at the church. When I’m not working, you can find me homeschooling our kids and finding any excuse to get outside and play. We love taking our family on short trips to explore national parks and museums.
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		For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. - 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
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		“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; in all your ways know him, and he will make your paths straight.” - Proverbs 3:5-6 (CSB)
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