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Spring Break Mission Trip | March 9-14

This Spring we are returning to New Jersey for our Spring Break mission trip. On March 9-14, our team will work with Pastor Yucan Chiu and Ethnos church, who our team visited last year. We are really excited at the chance to work with this great church again! To apply, fill out the attached application and email it to The application deadline is February 3. 

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Lead a community group. Or become a friendship partner with international students.


Urban Purpose serves the large homeless population in Birmingham, and we have partnered with this ministry based out of our church family to serve alongside them. Whether that's going downtown with them on Sundays to serve a meal and get to know some of the people they minister to or plugging in with them on a more intentional level. Check here for more information. 

We also partner with the Woodlawn chapter of Young Life that reaches area schools. These are urban schools that have a lot of kids in tough situations that just need someone in their life to love them and point them to Jesus. 


There are tons of ways to serve at Shades. In children's ministry, student ministry, dGroups, international ministry, worship ministry, and more.