Missions

 
 
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“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you: and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria and to the Ends of the Earth”
Acts 1:8

God tells us to declare his glory to all nations and spread the message of salvation to all people.

Christ commissions us with the power of the Holy Spirit and sends us out to witness to all, from across the street to around the world. At Brookwood we base our missions on Acts 1:8, reaching people in the following places:

Jerusalem Ministries (local)

Alabama Baptist Children's Homes

Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries seeks to protect, nurture, and restore children and families by providing group homes, campuses, foster homes, family care for homeless moms with children, and counseling services. Contact Kay Taylor for more information.

 

Backpack Buddies

Backpack Buddies is a nationwide children’s feeding program during the school year which provides nutritious snacks and simple meals for children over the weekend. Targeting children ages 5-12, this mission provides those children who receive free or reduced-cost lunches and breakfasts at their schools with food for the weekend. Most “buddies” are experiencing homelessness, foster care, shelter care, food insecurity, or other adverse family situations. This is a new ministry to Brookwood, which began in August 2016. Contact Lynn Lloyd for more information.

 

Discovery Clubs

Discovery Clubs are free, after-school Bible clubs for children in grades 2-5 on public school campuses-a modern-day mission field. This fun-filled hour consists of a snack, Bible lesson, memory verses, praise and worship through singing, dancing, crafts, small group prayer, and mentoring time. Local churches sponsor these clubs with prayer, financial contributions, and volunteer support. Discovery Clubs meet for one hour per week, 23 weeks a year. Many Brookwood members lead Discover Clubs, but volunteers are needed. Volunteers are needed for this outreach mission. If you would like to become involved, email  

Early Childhood Center of Brookwood Baptist Church

The “ECC” is the childcare center located at Brookwood Baptist Church and is a mission of the church. The church supports their continuing efforts to provide a safe, Christian environment for children, in which they may learn, grow, and build relationships. The ECC represents and introduces Brookwood Baptist to its families. Contact Diane Duke, ECC Director, for more information, .

Firehouse Shelter

The Firehouse Shelter is one of Brookwood’s oldest long-term mission opportunities. Volunteers work from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm on the 2nd Monday and 5th Thursday of each month. Contact Angie Sanders, the Brookwood Coordinator, for more information.

Hands of Hur

Hands of Hur exists to provide Bible teaching so as to “Revitalize and Strengthen existing ministries.” Fran Sciacca is the lead teacher. Contact Merritt Rogers for more information.

 Jobs for Life

Jobs for Life mission is to provide Bible based work preparation, instruction, and mentoring through sixteen classes over an eight week period with continued mentoring and discipleship following graduation.  At present, Jobs for Life is serving with True Vine.

Lifelink Career Resource Center

Lifelink is a ministry, which helps to build the bridge of hope and resources for men returning home from Prison. Executive Director, Gil Franks, conducts classes inside Bibb Country Correctional Facility, helping inmates develop exit strategies and home plans for their eventual return to society. Contact Gil Franks for more information.

M-Power Ministries

Partnering with Dawson, Vestavia Hills, and New Hope churches, Brookwood provides funding and volunteers to work with literacy missions, after-school tutoring, a medical clinic, tax assistance, benevolence, holiday aid, family programs, and more. For more information, contact the Executive Director, Dalton Smith, for more information.

 Reformed University Fellowship (FUF) at Samford

RUF at Samford is a community of students learning together how God's grace transforms us to love God and love our neighbors.  We are committed to reaching out to Samford with the Good News of the risen Jesus and equipping Samford to love and serve Him, our neighbors, and our world.

Rooted

Rooted Ministry exists to transform student ministry by fostering grace-driven and cross-centered leaders through rich theological and contextual engagement.

S.A.F.E

S.A.F.E. exists for the purpose of proclaiming God’s plan for sexual purity. The mission of S.A.F.E., Inc., is to make abstinence a desirable, achievable, and sustainable lifestyle for all unmarried people while promoting sexual integrity within marriage. Contact the Executive Director, Renee Williams for more information, 205.290.0333.

True Vine Evangelical Church

True Vine ministers to the Inglenook community of Birmingham and runs the “Discipling Men for Christ” treatment program for substance abuse. For the past several years, BBC has partnered with and supported True Vine in discerning how best to reach the needy and unchurched in their community. Contact Pastor Ralph Garth for more information. Click here for more information on True Vine.

Judea Ministries (North America)

Appalachian Trail Mission

The Appalachian Trail missionaries join hikers in Damascus, VA,  for a long weekend festival called "Trail Days'. Our objective is to share the love of Jesus in every interaction with hikers, from sharing meals, providing foot care and first aid, to hosting a welcome tent. The 2019 trip is May 16-19.  Contact Charles Vianey to register or for more information.

Construction Mission (Builders for Christ)

 Since 1981, the Brookwood Builders for Christ have led an extensive effort to expand the Body of Believers by constructing new or improving existing churches all across the U.S. (Click here to see a complete list of these projects.)  Although we are builders, the focus is not just on construction, but in helping communities improve their facilities in order to reach out and minister to their communities and beyond.  The 2019 Project will be in Groton, Connecticut building a new Sanctuary for Groton Bible Chapel.  The new building will be about 17,000 sq.ft.  The Groton team has participated with Brookwood over the years on many other work sites.

Early team leaves May 14, and main team leaves May 18.  For more information, contact Greg Womack. 2019 registration & waiver. The cost is $650/person.

Youth Summer Mission 

Each year the BBC youth serve a community somewhere in the U.S.  They have been to the west and east coasts, as well as serving in the southeast many times.  This mission allows youth from 7th-12th grades, an opportunity to meet and work with people and in areas outside of their everyday experience. The 2019 Summer Mission will be in New Orleans, LA, June 2-7.  Registration is now open.  Contact Rosanna Tsivourakis for more information.

Samaria Ministries (Latin America & Western Europe)

Hands of Compassion (Manos de Compasion)

This mission is sponsored by Casey & Simeon Sandkuhl. Brookwood Baptist Church will support the construction of a school to provide education of abused, neglected, and orphaned children of Guatemala. Simeon & Casey are overseers of the construction of the school. Contact Casey Sandkuhl for more information.

Nicaragua Missions:  Light of the Morning Baptist Church and Monte Hermon School 

The object of this ministry is to support the children and adults of Cedro Galan and to transform the community through the church and Christian Education. Contact Frank Page for more information. 2020 Announcement and Application

Rio Medical Mission

Each year, a group travels to Rio de Janeiro, led by Lynne Owens, to operate a health, eye, and dental clinic in the poorest favelas of the city. The 2019 trip is September 6-14, 2019.  Contact Lynne Owens for more information.

Ends of the Earth (Africa & Asia)

10/40 Connections

Brookwood sponsors the mission of 10/40 Connections to cultivate global community by equipping believers and by engaging in innovative ministries that fight injustice, empower children, and plant multiplying churches among the least reached. Contact Skip Gilbert for more information.

East Africa Jesus Harvesters Mission

Kyle Hudgens invites you to join the team for a Medical/Church Planting Mission in East Africa in January 2020. For more information contact Kyle at 205.910.7788.

 

Mongolia Military Mission

Each year, Bill Dean and Larry Dennis lead a group to Mongolia to conduct leadership and psychology seminars for the uniformed services; to deepen connections with business leaders in Ulan Bataar; and encourage missionaries through Mongolia Campus Crusades for Christ. Contact Bill Dean for more information. Mongolia Mission Status Letter June 2019

 Youth South Africa Mission

Each summer the high school graduates travel to Cape Town to work with Living Hope Ministries. They spend their time working primarily with children who live in some of the poorest, most neglected regions of the world. The summer trip for 2019 is June 2-25.  Rosanna Tsivourakis for more information.

Come join us as we reach these and others for the sake of the Gospel!!!

Ann Watson
Chairperson, Missions Coordinating Team 2019-2020