2013 – A Year in Review

Mission Birmingham is grateful to see God’s incredible work of bringing leaders into relationship with one another, developing those relationships into effective, trusting partnerships – that make Birmingham a more livable city! 2013 was a great year in the history of Mission Birmingham!  Look a just a few of the many ways this has been […]


The Birth of a Vision for Foster Care

It was Labor Day weekend 2009. My wife and I had gone to The Church at Brook Hills to attend with our oldest two sons. David Platt preached that evening from James 1 about the responsibility of the Church to care for orphans. We ended up at an information meeting attended by hundreds of people […]


Amazing Accomplishments in 2012!

Henry Ford said: “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” Mission Birmingham is focused on coming together, keeping together and working together – something our city is longing for!   Enjoy celebrating with us the great things God has done in 2012 through our efforts:  Routinely met with leaders […]


Helping without Hurting Seminar – August 18

If you are a pastor, ministry leader, missionary, local volunteer, short-term missions volunteer  — by all means, please attend the Helping without Hurting Seminar sponsored by the Christian Service Mission and hosted by Covenant Presbyterian Church from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday, August 18, 2012. Dr. Brian Fikkert will be in Birmingham to help us […]


Redigging the Wells

Prayer is the most important thing we can do. When it comes to affecting the spiritual climate of a community, there is nothing better we can do but prayer. It IS the “first of all” priority of scripture. According to Paul Hughes on, Redigging the Wells is a movement for releasing justice in Jesus […]


The Best Father Ever

As I consider the plight of  the fatherless in our community – and knowing that Father’s Day is fast approaching, I would ask you to consider the following facts in scripture regarding God as “Father”:   Frequency of Scriptural References to God as “Father” There are 260 references to God as “Father” in the Bible: […]


Pray for Children in Crisis

“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous person avails much” – James When the church in a region gathers to effectively and fervently pray for the community- it is to the community’s advantage. When the church in a region gathers to pray specifically for a huge need in its community – it is to the community’s advantage.  […]


Unity Is Harder Than It Needs to Be

. . . Being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:3)  After spending 12 years in Birmingham encouraging unity among churches and pastors in our city, I can tell you without hesitation – unity is harder than it needs to be.  Often we fail to be “diligent” in this […]


Build Capacity in Ministry

“It’s harder to connect resources to needs than it ought to be!” People of goodwill and resources find it difficult for a variety of reasons to know how and where to invest. People who minister in areas of poverty and need find it hard to utilize that passion for good deeds for many appropriate reasons. It has […]


Helping Families Pray Scripture Together

Do you ever feel like you need help with a  creative, short, effective family devotional that utilizes the Word and prayer? is a great tool to direct you into a fun-filled five minutes with your family. Forty different prayer guides are available to download that offer you ideas for: Special family days and holidays […]