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The Grace in an Unlikely Encounter

Cassie Moore
The first unlikely encounter with the gospel occurred when John Tice was racing his motorcycle from Amsterdam, New York to the Marine Corps Base in Camp Pendleton, California.
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Gospel
Family Life
Adoption

True Sacrifice

Brook Hills Contributor
Ten years ago, I experienced what I thought was the greatest joy in bringing a little life into the world. Five months later, I experienced what I thought was the greatest sorrow in burying the man...
Writing

Jesus Is Worth It

Brook Hills Contributor
If you asked me four years ago if I would be spending the summer after my senior year of college in the Middle East, my answer would have been a very strong, “no.” However, the Lord took me on a...

Mother's Day Without Mom

Brook Hills Contributor
"I’ve always loved children. As a young girl, I couldn’t wait to reach the acceptable age that would allow me the privilege of babysitting. When that coveted age finally arrived, I hit the ground...

Help In Grief

BH Women Contributor
For those grieving and those walking with the grieving, remember Colossians 3, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility,...
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Gospel
Mission
Discipleship

Making a Difference in the Life of a Child

Brook Hills Contributor
My favorite day of the week is definitely Friday – not because it is the start of the weekend, but because it’s the day I volunteer at Oliver Elementary. It’s a wonderful thing to know that, by...
Writing

The Value of Trusted Volunteers

Brook Hills Contributor
"So, there I was, almost dragging John Miller to his classroom, and when we arrive, lo and behold, Jaime James was his teacher. We were both so relieved. I was like, ‘thank you, God!’ John Miller...
Writing
Mission

Reaching the Nations

Brook Hills
The kitchen and a small dining table were in the basement. It was getting late and we were all sat around the table together talking: two Christian women and five Muslim women. We shared a love of...
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Surprised While Serving

Brook Hills
When I first began serving in Preschool Ministry, I did so in partnership with my wife, Liza. I’m not sure I would have thought I was a “good” candidate to work with preschoolers. It wasn’t...
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Biblical Generosity

Jim Warren
I lived most of my life as a cultural Christian, which meant I strived to be a good person, a good citizen, but had yet to truly follow Christ. During that time I understood generosity to mean that I...
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We Connect Meaningfully - Miri's Story

Brook Hills
My name is Miri. I'm from Germany. I got married in 2014 to an American and that's why I'm here. Derrick and I met when I was here on vacation in the United States and we were dating for two years...
Writing

Gathered Worship

Matt Powell
The new year for our family has been one marked by struggle. Our lives have been flipped completely upside down and every day we have to dig deep mentally and tell ourselves that everything will be...
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Foundation on the Word

Becca Davis
When this room was being built in 1999 and before the carpet was laid there was an intentional decision by our leadership to cover the floors with Scripture. So the entire faith family was invited to...

When Darkness Left and Light Came In

Brook Hills
When I was younger, my dad was in ministry. He was a pastor on and off, so I grew up in Christian home. I thought I was saved at a very young age. It was one of those things where I would repeatedly...

The Gospel and Prayer

Sean Gould
If Bible intake is the food for our soul (Matt. 4:4), then prayer no doubt, is the air we breathe. The Westminster Shorter Catechism defines prayer as, “an offering up of our desires unto God (Ps....
Writing

Knowing God Through His Word

Nate Farrow
One of the significant milestones in my faith came during my senior year in college. I was at the bottom of an eighteen-month spiral that began with a career-ending football injury. As I sat across...

Gratitude for the Global Offering

Brook Hills
The Global Offering is used each year to support our overall global disciple-making efforts. These resources are used to support members of The Church at Brook Hills sent out of this faith family to...

Connected to Khalil

Nathan G.
Grown-ups, did you know you’re not the only ones giving to the Global Offering this December at Brook Hills? It’s true! Some of our children have been working the Christmas system so that they can...
Writing

In Their Homes

Brook Hills
Two weeks before we got to East Asia, one of our long-term partners was riding the bus on her regular schedule, and this gentleman came up to her and began to speak English. He was a director of a...
Writing

Because of Your Giving

Brook Hills
Have you ever found yourself in an unplanned, unforeseen circumstance? A circumstance that left you in need of Godly counsel or financial help? There is no doubt that many of us have or know of people...
Writing

Abner Aguilar

Brook Hills
My name is Abner Aguilar. I am from Honduras and was born into a Christian family. When I was a kid, my grandpa would say, “You are my pastor, my little pastor.” I always admired him because he...
Writing

Seed Planters at The Birmingham City Jail

Brook Hills
One Sunday four years ago, we were sitting in Small Group and a lady walks in and says, “Hey, we need some people to volunteer or to consider being a part of this ministry up at the Birmingham City...
Writing

The Fullness of Biblical Community

Brook Hills
My name is Abby, and I am a senior at Samford University majoring in elementary education. I am from right outside of Memphis, Tennessee. When I moved to Birmingham, I didn’t know anybody here. So,...

A Church to Call Home

Sophie Hudson
It may sound strange, but every single Sunday when our family pulls into the Brook Hills parking lot, I’m reminded that this place – this church – is somewhere we never expected to be. ...
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