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Truths Learned from Parent Commissioning

Brittany Welsh
My family and I were blessed to be able to take part in the Brook Hills Parent Commissioning in 2015 after the birth of our daughter. Welcoming a new child into the family is such a joyful and...
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Alongside Our Foster Families: A WRAP Story

Kara Walters
Our small group had been talking about wanting to serve together in some way for a while. We just hadn’t figured out how that would work until one of our small group leaders brought us the idea of...
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Trey Greene

Brook Hills
I’m Christopher Thomas Greene III. You can call me Trey. Hence the name... the third... Trey. I’m 13 years old. Growing up from 1-year-old to 6-years-old with my whole family together, I’ve kind...
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A Story Like a Psalm

Brook Hills
"I moved here to Birmingham about four years ago. I had an aunt and uncle living here when I was growing up, so we always came to visit them over the summers. We were really close to them, but my...
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The Joy of Worship

Brook Hills
I can’t think of time when music was not something that I enjoyed. Most of my earliest memories pretty much revolve around music. My mom loves to tell people that when I would be sitting in my car...
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Be a Buddy

Scarlet Thompson
It’s been said you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. That was exactly the case for our family when it came to the chance to worship Christ with others. It was 2008, a few years after a...
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Armando Noé

Brook Hills
My name is Armando Noé. I’m from Guatemala. I have been in the U.S. since 2004, and I came to Alabama around 2006. I was raised in a Christian family, but I didn’t really know the Lord. I went to...
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Desire to Make Disciples

Jay Gordon
My name is Jay Gordon. My role at Brook Hills is as Adults and Small Groups Minister. The call on my life to work in adults and discipleship started 32 years ago. I was serving a small church in...
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Steve & Karen Dewhirst: Ministering through Apartment Life

Brook Hills
We were involved in ministry preaching and teaching for 38 years and recognized that the group we were associated with was not where we needed to be. So we just walked away from it and didn’t know...
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Nate Farrow

Brook Hills
I see my role in singles ministry as trying to bridge that gap between college students and young married adult. And I’m not interested in just seeing the Singles Ministry itself growing and...
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Living with Purpose

Ande Underwood
The call from a friend, followed by a voice mail, came in about 9:30 in the morning on June 10th. Since I was on vacation, I did not have my phone in the same room. I returned the call about an hour...
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As We Go...

Rocky Mayo
If you had told us three years ago that it would be difficult to leave Birmingham, it would have been pretty hard to believe you. As natives of southern California, the South seemed like a foreign...
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A Father's Day Reflection

Chris Kinsley
My wife, Liza, will tell you I wasn’t sure if I ever wanted to have kids, but that’s not precisely correct. I always wanted to be a father. I mean, it wasn’t something I passionately pursued for...
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Casey Boss

The Church at Brook Hills
I pray a lot, about all kinds of things. But I especially pray that the Lord would open my eyes to what girls and all our students are going through. I see them going to school, and it’s totally...
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Shepherd the Flock

Josh Dowis
“So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is...
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A Journey to Open Adoption

Brook Hills
It was about the time of our first wedding anniversary that we started seriously considering going to some classes just to learn more about adoption. It had always been on our hearts as individuals,...
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Halie Kawell

Brook Hills
I was a teacher and then I ended up quitting my job and going into full-time ministry as the Academic Director at Oak Tree Ministries. And so I work with most of these kids in Marks Village several...
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Alec Rogers

Brook Hills
I went to the Dominican Republic this year. I actually got to go there last year, so it was really cool being able to go back and build on those relationships. We were working with a church up in the...
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Water to My Thirsty Soul

Suzie Gonzalez
I had virtually stopped going to church for years because my husband had been deeply hurt by the church and all I could see every time I tried to get involved in one was hypocrisy. I didn't want...
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Kasey Mixon

Brook Hills
One of the things that’s important for me, directing the choir, is that we take time to really think about the words to what we’re singing. We do that because I want us to be mindful of what...
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Anna Kate

Brook Hills
February 20th was when I decided to follow Jesus. During Collide my sister Ella let the Lord into her heart and she said if I would like to, I could do it too, and I did.
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Rocky Mayo

Brook Hills
Well, I was in California, minding my own business in my comfortable Christianity. I was a youth pastor coming up on my 10th year in 2012 when my church sends myself and the worship pastor to a...
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Your Prayers Matter

Brook Hills
A few months ago I sat in a room with a believer in Turkey who told me the story of how Christ had saved him. He grew up as a very devout follower of Islam, yet when he was young he began to pray that...
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Navigating Mother's Day

Brook Hills
Mother’s Day has always been a tactical challenge to navigate. By my 40th birthday, I finally learned how to bless each of my 5 stepmothers and my birth mother on this special day set aside for...
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