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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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A Man Who Changed My Life

Charlie Haines
In October 2013, my wife, Nancy, and I were on our first mission trip ever when I met Mahmood, a man who changed my life while I was trying to change his. The Lord turned this trip upside down from...
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Why Go Mid-term

Brook Hills
My name is Andrew. I currently serve as the Mid-Term Director here at Brook Hills and have been doing that for about a year and a half now. There are several aspects of my job that I’d like to see...
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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...

The Body at Brook Hills

Brook Hills
Several years ago we started talking with a missions organization, SEND International, about becoming church planting missionaries. We were leading a singles small group at the time, and members of...
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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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