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In Perfect Peace

Cassie Moore
“For the past 10 years or so my life has been an emotional rollercoaster,” Donna Coleman, long-time member of Brook Hills, begins. “If it were not for my faith in Christ and knowing that He was...
Women

Serving You Served Me

Dawn Stephens
Recently my son and I took an afternoon to serve together at one of our local mission partners, Serving You ministries in the Woodlawn area. ...
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What About Him?

Ande Underwood
If I were to be completely honest, I would say that I really did not begin to know what suffering felt like until I was almost forty years old. Yes, I had experienced times of loss, sadness, and...
Stories,  Worship

The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ

Cassie Moore
Andrew Peterson’s “Behold the Lamb of God” has been a part of our family’s Christmas tradition from the beginning. Jaime and I were already fans of Peterson’s work from our college days, but...
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Everyday Means of Grace

Brook Hills Contributor
The guys in my small group will never forget that night. The night that I am referring to was one of our many guys’ night out at the cabin by the lake. But this night was special. It wasn’t the...
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A Firm Foundation

Cassie Moore
We all have a story to tell. We learn about one another by sharing these stories. As deeper relationships develop, we want to learn all we can about the story of the one who means so much to us. God...
Small Group Leader Tips

New Year, Same Old Group, Starting Strong!

Jay Gordon
Believe it or not, summer is pretty much over. This means it’s time for a new school year and a new season of ministry at Brook Hills. Although we have lots of new groups starting this fall, most of...
Stories

Helping Children Meet Jesus

Brook Hills Contributor
She was a first-time visitor to our class sitting beside me in the “big room” upstairs on the third floor. We were listening to Pastor John speak when suddenly I felt her nudge my side. I turned...
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Praying the Psalms

Brook Hills Contributor
We all know studying God’s Word and praying are essential elements of the Christ-follower’s life. These two disciplines can also work together hand-in-hand when we not only practice them...
Stories

Life Verses

Chris Kinsley
You may have heard people talk before about having a life verse and wondered exactly what they meant. Was this something given to them? Was it something they picked? Did they have a life verse for...
Global,  Stories

Partners in Christ

Callie
Pastor Martin never imagined when the protests started back in April that his country and community would be caught in a wildfire of violence and that many in his church would be left to scrounge for...
Stories

Alongside Our Foster Families

Brook Hills Contributor
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...
Small Group Leader Tips

4 Ways to Grow With Your Small Group During Summer

Jay Gordon
Enjoy. Serve. Learn. Pray.
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A Perfect Father

Brook Hills
Being a parent is hard. Parenting a toddler is particularly hard. It’s not so much the work or being woken up in the night, or reading the same book over and over again that gets to me, though....
Global,  Stories

Shepherding God's Church to the Nations

Brook Hills
A shepherd’s primary responsibilities are to feed the sheep sound, biblical truth as the Bible reveals it to us and to equip the saints for the ministry. I think faithfully teaching the whole...
Global,  Stories

Answered Prayers for the Arundo

Chris Kinsley
As we drove through block after block of high rise apartments, each one looking the same as the next, we prayed, “Father save these people! Show us how to find the Arundo in this place. Please,...
Stories

Hope from Sacrifice

Chris Kinsley
Jess ...
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A Lesson in Lowliness

Chris Kinsley
Haughtiness and pride create an attitude that anyone who has hurt us should feel equally as bad as they made us feel. Haughtiness sneers, “How dare they hurt me,” as if we are superior to others....
Small Group Leader Tips

Why We Don't Do Closed Groups, Part 2

Jay Gordon
In the last blog post, I explained that having open groups allow us to be outwardly focused and help group members grow spiritually as they serve, share the good news and disciple others. If you...
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A Life Turned Upside Down

Chris Kinsley
Three years ago, God made me a mom and changed my life forever. In 2015, I was 34 and single and trying to figure out what I was supposed to be doing with my life. I had no idea the plans He had.
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Outside the Comfort Zone

Cassie Moore
There are times when you land in a foreign country, heart aflame with the gospel and ready to go forth spreading the good news, and things don’t go quite as planned.
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The Urgency of Prayer

Cassie Moore
“Prayer is such an important part of my walk with Christ,” says Donna Kendrick, a member of our faith family. “Praying for my family, friends, church, and nation is a privilege that I do not...
Stories

Oaks of Righteousness

Brook Hills Contributor
So here I was – God had me pinned to the mat. I could do nothing but obey and submit.
Stories

Because He First Loved Us

Dawn Stephens
Special Needs Ministry is as varied and yet similar as the people who make up our church and community. A special need can be any physical, developmental, or mental challenge that affects anyone –...
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