Missions Overview

Missional Living


Missional Living can mean different things to different people...and it can be seen in simple heartfelt conversations and in answering the call to be a missionary.  Ultimately, Missional Living at Shades is here to provide catalytic experiences that energize a missionary movement in Birmingham and beyond. 

"And Jesus came and said to them, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age" Matthew 28:18-20.

Missions Partners

At Shades, we aim to LIVE SENT in all that we do. Whether it's connecting with someone at the ballfield and sharing the gospel, volunteering with local ministry partners or traveling domestically and across the globe, there's so many things you can do to get involved. It's truly one of the most rewarding things you can do! Trips with our missions partners are being added to the calendar regularly. Check out the link below for a complete list.

Mission Projects

If you aren't quite ready to travel, we have local projects throughout the year where you and your family can serve. Click the links below to check out some of our local partners.

Special Missions Opportunities

June 23: 40th Annual I love America Night at Wald Park.
In support of Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce, this is a fun opportunity to engage with the community.

July 7-17: The World Games is an 11-day athletic event involving 100+ countries and 3600 athletes. This unique event provides an unparalleled opportunity for serving our city and the world in Jesus' name!

Request More Information

There are so many ways you can be involved in Global Ministries at Shades. Click the buttons below to learn more or to see what volunteer positions are available.

Mission Projects