“Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful”
Decatur Highway Church of Christ is involved and supports the following programs.
The agency’s mission statement reads: As a ministry of Jesus Christ, Agape is devoted to providing, preserving and protecting families so every child will have a safe and nurturing environment in which to grow. This mission has led Christians through Agape to serve more than 2000 children through foster care, and more than 250 children through the permanency of a Christian adoptive family. Hundreds of pregnant women in crisis have been counseled by Agape staff to choose life for their unborn child, and to make the best choice for their future and the baby’s future. With counseling having been added during the late 1980’s, thousands of lives have been touched in His name through this service. For more information about this program, please see Jeff Wiley. Visit at: www.agapeforchildren.org
The Childhaven ministry is made up of the following programs for children in need: Residential Care, Foster Care, Transitional Living Program (Vocational/Technical Training), Independent Living, College Program, The Genesis Project & Family Care / Continuum of Care. Visit at: www.childhaven.com
The Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort Inc. immediately responds to any major natural disaster in the continental United States by sending truckloads of emergency food, water, cleaning and other supplies. The aid is distributed though local Church of Christ congregations to disaster victims in need.
Throughout this organization’s history, we have shipped approximately $135 million worth of food, cleaning supplies, clothing, beds, furniture, and appliances to disaster victims in need due to severe storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, earthquakes, and the attack of the twin towers on 9/11. In 2005, a record $16.3 million worth of goods were sent to victims of natural disasters, the year Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast. In 2012, more than $6.5 million worth of supplies were shipped. Visit at: www.disasterreliefeffort.org
Community Outreach Programs
We are very active in Community Outreach. Some of our Programs that are conducted regularly to meet the needs of our neighbors are: Bi-Annual Clothing Swap, Year-Round Food Pantry, Health Care Seminars, Financial Seminars, Fall Festival, Thanksgiving Meals, Annual Holiday Parade, Local School Related Projects, Monthly Community Related Projects and much, much more. Check our event calendar or weekly bulletin for upcoming and events.
Decatur Highway Disaster Relief Efforts
Decatur Highway is very active in Disaster Relief. In the past, we have participated in the relief efforts for Hurricane/Tornado Destruction, and many other relief needs. We have sent out work teams, prepared food, collected needed items and sent monetary donations. We also give regularly to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Fund.
Decatur Highway Men’s & Ladies’ Bible Classes
Each Wednesday (September-May) at 10:00 am, we offer a Men’s and Ladies’ Bible Class. The classes offer a time of Bible study, Discussion, Outreach & Fellowship. The Men’s class is lead by John McMath and the Ladies’ class is lead by Linda McMillan and Rebecca Shew.
Decatur Highway attends a week of camp each year. Camp is open to every one of every age (Campers: 18 years old & under — Staff: 19 years old & up). We attend camp at Maywood Christian Camp in Hamilton, AL during the Birmingham/Jerry Jenkins week (Week 6). During camp, we have Bible Classes, Nightly Worship Services, Unity Games, Crafts, Sports, Outdoor Games/Activities, Swimming, and much more. For more information about our camp week, see Jordan Ware. Visit at: www.maywoodchristiancamp.com
Lads to Leaders & Leaderettes is the oldest and largest leadership training program used by the churches of Christ. It is a tool churches of Christ can use to help prepare their youth and adults for service in the Kingdom of God and help develop their overall leadership potential. For more information about this program, please see Ronnie Vines, Matt Bridgman or Jordan Ware. Visit at: www.lads-to-leaders.org
Rainbow Omega is a faith-based, non-profit organization located in Eastaboga, Alabama that provides residential and vocational programs for adults with developmental disabilities. For more information about this program, please see Jeff Wiley. Visit at: www.rainbowomega.org