Posted by Tommy DeRamus

Earlier this month, we started a new ministry opportunity called PowerBreakfast. PowerBreakfast is a spinoff from PowerLunch, designed to help us reach business people who work in the downtown Birmingham area.

Through PowerLunch, God brings men and women in the business community to our campus who have little or no connection to Shades. But as we've continued to ask ourselves how God is calling us to Live Sent, PowerBreakfast seemed like a natural next step in this ministry. The generosity of the team at the Harbert Center provides space for us to bring gospel-centered leadership to those who work downtown.

A number of companies were well represented at PowerBreakfast, including The Southern Company, Samford University, the Burr-Forman law firm, The Alabama Baptist, Milo’s Tea and BBVA Compass. God has given our faith family a unique sphere of influence through a number of different companies, so we'd encourage you to invite a colleague for breakfast and a talk on leadership.

We also would love for you to serve by checking our guests in or greeting them and showing them to the ballroom in which we meet.

Two of our core values are every person on mission and every relationship meaningful. If there's someone in your life with whom you've been praying about building relationship, PowerBreakfast is a low-key space for you to do that. Part of being on mission is being a faithful follower of Jesus in the everyday-ness of life, and so PowerBreakfast is not another thing you have to add to your schedule in order to live sent. Rather, it's an opportunity within your routine for you to introduce a coworker to biblical leadership principles.

Power Breakfast was a great way to start the new year, and we are excited about the next event on February 12. You can register today at, or by contacting Tommy DeRamus.