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English Second Language

English Second Language(ESL) offers classes two times each week to internationals who wish to learn conversational English. Thousands of internationals make their homes in Birmingham. We have students from Japan, Korea, Vietnam, India, Yemen and many other places. If you meet them in a store or restaurant, invite them to an ESL class. Classes are offered on Wednesday morning and evening. Volunteers do not need to speak another language besides English. Contact: Karla Luttrell.

Prayer Ministry

Our Prayer Ministry includes Mission Advocacy Prayer Partners (MAPP) and Women on Mission, ministries in which you can participate that have an emphasis on missions and prayer.  You may also pray for people or places that God has laid on your heart.  These might include:

  • A person (a family member, neighbor, friend or coworker)
  • A specific missionary with whom our church works
  • Missionaries from our church (teams and individuals)
  • An unreached people group (an ethnic group that has no significant presence of the gospel)
  • A specific place or region (research the 10/40 Window at joshuaproject.net/resources/articles/10_40_window)

The missions office can provide information regarding the prayer needs of missionaries. Information on people groups and places is available online at imb.org and namb.net.

Shepherd’s Staff volunteers have a heart for meeting the needs of missionaries, especially those who live near us during their stateside assignments (furloughs). Contact: Susan Hines

Women on Mission is an ongoing missions ministry that encourages and supports the work of missions teams and missionaries, and prays for the lost peoples of the world. Women learn about missions, pray for missions, and go on missions.

The WMU Day group meets once a month on Thursday at 10:00am.
The WMU Evening group meets once a month for one hour on Sunday at 4:30pm. 
Childcare is available for the Sunday group. For more information, contact Karla Luttrell.

Royal Ambassadors (RAs) and Girls in Action (GAs) • Each Wednesday evening children grades 1-4 learn about missions through fun hands-on activities.
  Contact: Amy Knight (GAs) or Andy Wilbanks

Mission Friends • Wednesday evenings Mission Friends is for ages 4-5.  Mission Friends activities lay the foundation for a lifetime of devotion to the Great Commission among these preschool children. Contact: Joanna Pyron.

Bessemer: Christ Our Hope

Bessemer: Christ Our Hope Baptist Church, a sister church of Hunter Street. Worship services are offered on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings and a thriving ESL ministry meets on Tuesday.

North American Mission Opportunities

  • Clarkston, Georgia 
    Serving quarterly alongside a missionary in Clarkston to reach refugees who are adapting to life in the United States.
  • Ledyard, Connecticut
    To support and serve Gallup Hill Baptist Church as we seek to engage the community with the hope of the gospel.  Activities include an Upward Basketball camp for children K-6, and participating in various community service projects, primarily light yard work in area homes, during the day.
  • Lincoln, Nebraska 
    We partner with Community Harvest Church by hosting a VBS in a local park.  Other activities include visits with the Yazidi people, hosting a boy’s event and  a picnic in the park which is an outreach tool to the Yazidi people. Also, our missions teams work with those who have a heart to see new churches planted in every county of the Cornhusker state.
  • New Orleans, Louisiana 
    A family oriented missions trip. Our team works with a New Orleans church to help reach the community with the gospel.
  • New York City
    Weekend missions teams bring the life-giving message of the Gospel. We focus on two distinct areas of the city. Our Yorkville teams serve alongside church planters in Yorkville. Our West Africans teams seek to reach West Africans living in the city.
  • Student Mission Teams
    Student choirs annually partner with local or North American churches to help reach communities with the gospel. Chi Alpha Choir, Higher Ground Choir and Route 56 Choir all participate in missions projects.

International Mission Opportunities

Our International Missions Partners are located throughout the world. These partnerships exist for the purpose of creating disciples among all nations. We offer prayer support, financial assistance and short-term mission team support to all of our partners.

  • Ecuador
    Our teams partner with a local church to bring the gospel to the people of Ecuador.
  • London
    London, home to nearly 15 million people (greater metropolitan area) is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. In fact, someone from over 95% of the world's many ethnic groups lives here. Many in this city have never heard the gospel.
  • Paris
    Paris is home to over 12 million people, most of whom have never had the opportunity to hear the gospel. Of this number, about 2 million are from various places in North Africa and West Africa. These people need Jesus.
  • Senegal
    Over 95% of the people of Senegal have never heard the Good News. Among those who have never heard are the Mandinka people.
  • Spain
    Our team supports local IMB missionaries, primarily in conducting an English Camp each summer. Speaking Spanish is NOT a requirement for this trip.
  • Uganda
    We partner with the African Children’s Mission (ACM) assist with projects at the mission and also to tutor, play and love on the children.

International Mission Board

Hunter Street is committed to supporting the work of the International Mission Board. Through our gifts to the Cooperative Program we support the work of 5,000 missionaries around the world. We have also developed strategic partnerships directly with IMB missionaries, churches, and pastors in some of the darkest unreached places in the world. The goal of these partnerships is to further the spread of the gospel and make disciples of all nations.

Learn more about the work of the IMB

 

2017 Mission Trips

           
DateLocation
June 23 - 28New York-Brooklyn/Bronx
June 24 - July 1Ledyard, CT
June 28 - July 11Uganda
July 5 - 9New York-Brooklyn/Bronx
July 17 - 21Lincoln, Nebraska
July 26 - 30New York-Brooklyn/Bronx
July 28 - August 5London
September 8 - 11New York/Yorkville
October 27 - 30New York/Yorkville
May 12 - 15New York/Yorkville
 
  • Anticipated trip dates are provided.  Dates and scope of mission are subject to change.
  • All participants must be Child Protection First Policy approved.
  • For more information, contact Frank Blackwell, Minister of Missions.

Requirements to Participate in Hunter Street Missions Team

  • A willing heart.
  • A completed Hunter Street Child Protection First Policy.
  • A valid passport (all destinations outside the United States).
  • Immunizations (where required).
  • Meet health requirements for a specific destination.
  • Willingness to attend orientation and training sessions.
  • Willingness to engage in ongoing prayer and enlist prayer partners to join you.

Contact Frank Blackwell Minister of Missions

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