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Local Missions

Local Missions

We believe God has called us to be a church in the city and for the city.

We seek the peace and flourishing of Birmingham and our surrounding neighborhoods by working with and supporting ministry partners throughout the community.

We encourage you to prayerfully consider how God is calling you to use your time, resources, and skills to serve others.

Below is a list of some of our ministry partners. More information coming soon.

Feed My Sheep

Twice a month we provide bags of groceries to persons in need of food. To learn how you can help, contact Kelly Troiano.

South Highland Outreach Project (SHOP)

A high-quality, faith-based program to improve quality of life, social connections, health and job readiness for people living with mental illness. To learn more or volunteer, contact Rob Staffen.

STAIR Tutoring

Seventy-five percent of Birmingham students are currently unable to reach reading benchmarks. The single greatest predictor of high school graduation and career success is third grade reading proficiency. South Highland STAIR (Start The Adventure In Reading) volunteers are paired with one student whom they tutor twice a week at Glen Iris Elementary, a school located in our church’s neighborhood. To learn more, contact Lu Mahon.

Other local partners and ministry opportunities

Good Sam Provides assistance with utilities, rent, medical and dental care, medications and food for church members and community members. To volunteer, contact Jeannie Burton.

Family Promise of Birmingham – Provides shelter and meals at South Highland for homeless families for one week each quarter. This shelter, an ongoing partnership between multiple area congregations, is the only one in Birmingham serving entire families, not just individuals. To volunteer, contact Joey Miller.

Habitat for Humanity – Habitat for Humanity provides volunteers and funding each year to help build an affordable house for a low-income family. SHPC has helped with builds for more than 25 years. To volunteer, contact Steve Ashworth.

Kairos Prison Ministry – A interdenominational team of volunteers enters Donaldson Correctional Facility twice a year to bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to prisoners. Each Inside Weekend leads participants on a journey of self-examination and gives them an opportunity to experience God’s agape love in very real ways. To learn more, contact John Heiser.