Find regular updates as we temporarily move our services online and suspend all on-campus church activities at the link below. You can hear from Pastor Danny, join us in praying for our community, country, and world, and find additional information.
For the next few weeks, we won't be meeting on-campus, and our gatherings are moving online. You can watch us by visiting shades.org/live or on YouTube Live or Facebook Live.
If you're a regular giver, please continue to be faithful with your generosity at Shades. Your financial support allows to continue critical ministries here in Birmingham, in North America, and around the world.
We've put together resources to help you stay connected with others at Shades and invest in those around you during this unique time.
Check back regularly as this page will be updated often.
Let your kids see Topher and hear the Bible story for today. Click the links below to read the story as well as print off the activity page.
This is a fun hide and seek activity for your child to begin to learn the truths of what God has done for us through His Son, Jesus.
Being at home with a different schedule can cause anxiety and fear. Here are good resources to help you combat those feelings.
We know keeping everyone entertained is a large job, so we're coming up with some fun activities for you. Take a look!
Each week we'll have worship bulletins you can print off for your child to use while you watch the livestream of the service. There are two different ones: younger (ages 3-6) and older (ages 7+).
The days before Easter, known as Holy Week, can be a wonderful time to encourage children to understand the importance of what happened leading up to Christ's death and resurrection.
The Bible teaches us as parents, to teach our kids about God as we sit at home, walk along the way, when we lie down and when we get up (Deuteronomy 6:7). The Bible is not silent when it comes to fear. Here are a few verses you and your children may want to memorize to help overcome fear and anxiety:
+ Psalm 103:2-4; Isaiah 41:10; Philippians 4:6
We have a variety of resources for your child, student, or adult. You can find links to view and download our weekly lesson, in addition to additional resources to help you bring the truth of the Gospel into your circumstance.
We'll keep updating this area with ways to help you keep the Good News of Jesus in the life of your child, student, or adult. Take a look at a few of our current resources!
Take a look below for ways to stay connected and engaged as we navigate this unique time.
We have new resources for parents as you disciple your students during these unique days. You can download or view the following resources to help navigate dealing with fear and things to help you connect with your teenager during quarantine.
We're offering a 10 day Easter devotional for you and your students. We encourage you to take advantage of this great study as we anticipate the story of God unfolding in our lives throughout this next week.
We're doing a daily devotional you can find here and on our Instagram account. Take a look at today's devotional.
Over the next several weeks, college students will have the opportunity to meet in community with other students in spite of being separated by COVID-19. To sign-up for one of these studies, click below! Once you sign up for a study, our college ministry staff will reach out to you with information on how to join our video chat platform at the time specified.
Keep us updated on any prayer requests that you have, so we can stay connected and can continue going to the Lord on your behalf. If you have requests you would like to keep confidential, please make a note of that and we assure you, your request will be honored.
You can find leader and participant Sunday School resources below, password-free. We encourage you to download these resources and engage in our study of Romans before or following the conclusion of our livestreamed gatherings each weekend.
We want you to stay together as we navigate this season as a church family. Below you'll find ways we're encouraging you to still meet with one another and how you can follow Shades and all of our ministries across social media!
We're encouraging all groups, classes, teams, councils, and studies to find creative ways to meet during the coming days and weeks. Creating a Zoom account is a great resource for having virtual meetings. A leader from your group can schedule a meeting and invite members to join (up to 100 people). Members can join the meeting from their phone, desktop, or mobile/tablet device.
Here are some tips & instructions:
We're going to stay connected with you across social media as we remain together through technology. Below, you'll find a complete rundown of our social media accounts. Follow us, and be sure to follow your ministry area to stay connected!