Human Trafficking Awareness

Brook Hills Contributor
Human Trafficking is a huge global, national, and local crisis. It’s the second largest...
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Human Trafficking Awareness

Brook Hills Contributor
Human Trafficking is a huge global, national, and local crisis. It’s the second largest criminal enterprise in the world with an estimated 25 million individuals trafficked worldwide. It’s even...
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Deepening Oak Tree's Roots

Chris Kinsley
Faith family, we are so encouraged by your faithfulness through the past year in so many ways, including in your generosity. As Pastor Matt shared last Sunday, when we combine what was given to the...
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How Pregnancy Resource Centers Offer Help And Hope In Jesus’ Name

Brook Hills Contributor
When Rosa* first visited the pregnancy center where I volunteer, she was accompanied by her husband. He spoke only a little English, she none at all. She stood somewhat behind him as he and I...
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New Year, New Plan?

Jay Gordon
A recent study by Lifeway Christian Resources revealed that the number one factor in spiritual growth is “Bible Engagement.” I was happy for Lifeway to confirm what I’ve thought and experienced...
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God’s Sovereignty Amidst Our Uncertainty

Brook Hills Contributor
“Things don’t always go the way we plan, but the risk is worth it, even with our physical lives,” Dave said. “We always want to be wise, but sometimes things don’t make sense. Knowing He’s...
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God Always Provides

Brook Hills Contributor
After traveling this past summer to a mountain village in Southeast Asia, Courtney Talley said one thing is crystal clear — God wants the people there to know Him. And He will send rain and disrupt...

Sending our Children No Matter the Cost

Brook Hills Contributor
What would it look like to not only free your kids to go to the other side of the globe but also encourage them to do so? And what could it cost?
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A New Family

Brook Hills Contributor
The dreams started when she was 12. ...
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Ways To Give Generously

Chris Kinsley
"Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." ...
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Extending Our Homes for the Holidays

Brook Hills Contributor
Across the city, decorations are going up and Birmingham is coming alive because it is “the most wonderful time of the year.” We will soon celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas, two of our...
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Care for the UnAdopted

Brook Hills Contributor
There are approximately 153 million orphaned children in the world. That’s an unfathomable number. Yet even this number does not begin to cover the depth of the orphan crisis. This number excludes...
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Global

Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Callie
It is often times easy to forget that we need the global church. We often think that the global church just needs us: our resources, our prayers, our missionaries. But God has designed the body of...
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The Mission Doesn't Change

Brook Hills Contributor
We aren’t to be any less intentional, driven, or excited about ministry because we are in our homeland.

A Special Connection

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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