Posted in From the Pastor | By Danny Wood | Posted on Thu May 13, 2021
We have a lot going on at Shades, and Pastor Danny covers a few of the highlights in this week's update. Take a look!
Posted in Bible Reading Forecasts | By Bradley Patton | Posted on Sun May 9, 2021
Should be pretty good reading conditions this week. A few familiar passages and some beautiful Psalms. It’s especially nice when we can read about “the spring of the year” in the spring of the year.
Posted in From the Pastor | By Danny Wood | Posted on Wed May 5, 2021
In his weekly update to our church family, Pastor Danny highlights a jam-packed May. Check it out!
Posted in Bible Reading Forecasts | By Bradley Patton | Posted on Sat May 1, 2021
This week, we’re slowing down the pace a bit to focus in on the first events David does after he is established as king by the twelve tribes. Next week, we’ll see what happens once David is enthroned. There’s great anticipation building here because we’re finally about to see God’s people, in God’s place, under God’s rule.
Posted in Bible Reading Forecasts | By Bradley Patton | Posted on Sun Apr 25, 2021
To this point, our Bible reading has mainly moved right through the biblical order of books – but this week we’ll begin jumping around between Psalms and Chronicles (soon to include Samuel and Kings, too). Unlike Samuel (the prophetic account of Israel’s Kings) or Kings (the “royal account” of Israel’s Kings), Chronicles is the “historical account.” You’ll get a grittier picture of the Kings and an assessment of their actions based upon their faithfulness to the covenant. Pay attention to those differences as we read over the next few weeks.
Posted in Missions | By Tim Wheat | Posted on Wed Apr 21, 2021
It was a phenomenal week of GIC!
We welcomed 37 missionaries to Birmingham, ministry partners from local contexts, church planters from across North America, and missionaries from three continents. We embraced church members who have been called through GIC as they returned to help us celebrate 20 years of a global legacy at Shades.
Posted in From the Pastor | By Danny Wood | Posted on Wed Apr 21, 2021
Your investment is taking the mission of the Gospel around the streetcorners and across the world. In this week's update, Pastor Danny looks back at GIC 2021 and takes a look at this coming Sunday with a special guest speaker and ManChurch. Take a look!
Posted in Bible Reading Forecasts | By Bradley Patton | Posted on Sun Apr 18, 2021
The winds of renewal will blow in toward the end of this week, but the dark clouds of trouble will linger for the first half. Let’s not speed through the darkness because it’s there that the Lord so often meets us. It was true for David, and I suspect it remains true for many of us today. But on the other side – yes, even of this week - there’s beauty worth beholding.
Posted in Bible Reading Forecasts | By Bradley Patton | Posted on Sun Apr 11, 2021
Coming off the first three chapters of 1 Samuel last week, we’ll continue our journey into Samuel. We’ll usher in a new era in Israel: the era of the Kingdom. Spoiler alert: like all things in the Bible that get off to a good start, it comes crashing down pretty quickly. Let’s just call it a false start.
Posted in From the Pastor | By Danny Wood | Posted on Wed Apr 7, 2021
Easter at Shades was memorable, but we've got more excitement coming next week with Global Impact Celebration. Take a look at this week's update from Pastor Danny!