Following the Christmas holiday, there has been a significant spike in coronavirus cases in Jefferson County and the Mountain Brook Baptist Church family.
Our commitment from the earliest days of this pandemic has been to proceed responsibly, incrementally, and flexibly.
In keeping with that commitment, we have transitioned to online ministry offerings & temporarily suspended in-person gatherings, both large and small, through the end of January.
At the end of January we will look at the case rate over a fourteen-day period and make a decision for February. We will continue to monitor the situation going forward on a month by month basis.
The church office will continue to be open normal operating hours.
We will honor scheduled weddings and funerals, with appropriate safety protocols.
Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as together we take these steps to both love our neighbors and protect our strong witness in our community.
Below is a quick reminder of some of the ways you can stay connected from home.
Worship Livestream & Archive
Home Church SMBS & Archive
Project 119 Bible Reading Plan & Podcast
Our Bible reading plan offers a daily passage from the Old Testament, New Testament, and Psalms. You may read yourself, following the current plan, or listen to the passages read aloud each day on the Project 119 webpage or on Apple Podcasts.
Sermon & Home Church SMBS Podcast
You can listen to each week's sermon as well as a large archive of previous sermons anytime on our sermons page. Or subscribe on Apple Podcast to listen to each week's sermon and home church SMBS lesson.
Growth Groups are intergenerational men's and women's discipleship groups joined together for Scripture reading & memorization, prayer, fellowship, and accountability. Spring Growth Groups begin next week, with some groups meeting online via Zoom. You can sign up to join a group here.
Dr. Dortch offers a weekly midweek Bible Study and time of prayer each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live. You do not need a Facebook account to watch, and you can view live or on-demand.
Have a Minute Daily Devotionals
Dr. Dortch offers a brief, daily devotional each weekday at 7 a.m. on Facebook Live. You do not need a Facebook account to watch, and you can view live or on-demand.
Student Ministry Daily Devos
Our student ministry staff offers a brief, daily devotional on our Student Ministry Instagram each weekday at 7 a.m. You will need to login to view.
Right Now Media
Right Now Media is streaming video library of Bible studies and biblically-based videos a variety of topics for all ages, and wholesome, educational, and entertaining content for kids. Mountain Brook Baptist provides this tremendous resource for our church family at no cost to you. If you do not have an account, email Wayne Splawn to get set up quickly and easily.
Our blog features a weekly "Pastor's Blog" from Dr. Dortch each Thursday morning, a manuscript of the "Sunday Sermon" each week, other occasional ministry highlights, and other updates from the life of the church.