Christ Church Blog

The Impact of Children’s Ministry

Ministering to children this day and time is a challenge, competing with technology, sports, travel, and such a wide variety of entertainment, but the timeless truths of God's word still shine forth like a beacon, a safe place to land. We all need that anchor in this...

Journeying through Holy Week

If man had his way, the plan of redemption would be an endless and bloody conflict. In reality, salvation was bought not by Jesus’ fist, but by His nail-pierced hands; not by muscle but by love; not by vengeance but by forgiveness; not by force but by sacrifice. Jesus...

Oblivious: From Bethlehem to Beyond

By Paul Lawler   OBLIVIOUS From Bethlehem to Beyond   His name was Oblivious.   You may be well acquainted with him; or you may have never heard of him.  And yet, on a mysteriously subtle level, you may even be him. Oblivious has been around a long time....

Redeem Halloween

  Redeeming Halloween: Living on Mission By Sheri Hooven   What We Miss   It’s that time of year when whole neighborhoods empty out of their houses and flood our porches. Kids and teens sport bags and buckets in the hopes of filling them with our...

Welcome Our New Student Minister

It is my privilege to officially announce that after much laboring, Christ Church has hired a new Student Minister. Michael Bowman will be joining our staff, as Jody Hooven has moved into an Associate Pastor position at Christ Church.  You will have the opportunity of meeting Michael as he will be preaching in all three Christ Church worship gatherings on Sunday, July 22. We are delighted to welcome Michael and his wife, Sara, to Birmingham and into the Christ Church family!  In order for you to get to know Michael, here is a little more about Michael in his own words . . .

Strategy Shift: 7 Ways to Effectively Serve the Poor

All over the world, people are moving into cities.  As this trend continues to take on momentum, many American cities are experiencing a renaissance.  My hometown of Birmingham is not an exception. This city is experiencing an emergence of refurbished high-rise apartments, beautifully designed green spaces, trendy restaurants and a brand new sports stadium.[i]  As the city center buzzes with new life, more people continue to move into the city.

While urban renewal remains a robust trend throughout North America, the renewal does not translate into solving all the problems of our inner cities.  Vast areas with overwhelming, chronic needs remain.  Poverty, drugs, prostitution, addiction, and violent crime continue to thrive.  Behind it all stands a long line of broken lives. 

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