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Church of the Highlands
Birmingham, AL
Senior PastorChris Hodges
Growth by #7,539
Growth By %24%
Fastest Growing#5

We minister to more than 30,000 people in weekly attendance with campuses across the state of Alabama. Our story begins with the dream of planting a church with a simple goal: help people connect with God in a church without letting structures and programs get in the way.

We focus on relevant teaching, heartfelt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer and compassionate care for others. Our purpose is to reach people with the life-giving message of Jesus that they might become fully devoted followers of Christ. We filter every idea, program, and budget request through this vision. We want to see people become fully-devoted followers of Christ.

Chris Hodges: 'Not Everything That Is Doable Is Sustainable'

By Meredee Berg

“I’m learning that ministry is really an overflow of my relationship with Jesus.”

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Alabama's Dream Team: Church of the Highlands

By Christy Scannell

Plenty of volunteer opportunities, and a system that matches members to the best ministries for them, have contributed to Church of the Highlands ranking as the nation's #6 Fastest-Growing Church.

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Escaping the Performance Trap

By Chris Hodges

Chris Hodges: “You can fulfill the commands of the Bible better by falling in love with God than by trying to obey him.”

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Chris Hodges: Great Commission Leadership

By Chris Hodges

“[God] is not trying to build a large institution on earth; He’s trying to rescue people for eternity’s sake.”

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