SERVICE MINISTRY TEAMS
Service ministry teams at NorthPark are those ministries that reach outside our church walls into the community. Service ministry teams may, in some cases, meet needs in our own members, but they are primarily in place to meet needs of non-members and of our community. Becoming a part of a service ministry is a great way to get involved in community missions.
Abiding Hearts Home Care
Abiding Hearts Home Care is a Christ-centered non-profit in home care ministry that cares for the widowed, sick and elderly people in our community. Their goal is to connect the people they serve with the Body of Christ and available community resources while meeting as many of their home and health care needs as possible.
Big Oak Ranch
Big Oak Ranch exists to meet the needs of abused, neglected, and abandoned children by giving them a solid, Christian home and a chance to realize and fulfill God’s plan for their lives. Join our Women’s Ministry as they host events for the girls residing at Big Oak Ranch.
The Disaster Relief Ministry Team responds as needed to devastating events in our immediate community. Some members of this team have been trained for response through the Birmingham Baptist Association. Training for new members is available as well.
Discovery Clubs are Bible clubs that meet in public elementary schools during after-school hours. These clubs are freely offered and teach the Gospel while also building foundations for life, developing character and changing our communities.
Foster Care Ministry Team
God is using His church to care for kids and families in crisis. This team is for anyone who would like to become a foster parent or would like to support foster parents.
Independence Place is a faith based non-profit organization developed to meet the social and recreational needs of adult individuals with exceptional needs in a way that allows them to experience a life full of purpose and celebration. Independence Place helps participants achieve a higher level of confidence through their involvement and success in community life.
Jimmie Hale Mission
Jimmie Hale Mission is a Christian-based, nonprofit organization which includes a homeless shelter for men, a shelter for women and children, after-school Bible clubs, recovery programs, learning centers, and thrift stores.
Oak Tree Ministries
Oak Tree Ministries labors with the people of Marks Village in fulfillment of God’s promise to raise up for himself trees of righteousness for the display of his splendor.
Positive Choices (formerly Sav-A-Life East)
Positive Choices is a locally organized and funded Christian Outreach that provides free services. Their desire is to make the truth about unborn life and abortion known in our community and particularly to those facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Restoration Academy believes that every child in the Birmingham area deserves an excellent, Christ-centered education. Their mission is to provide this opportunity through advancing the two greatest commandments in the life of every student.
Senior Adult Transportation
The Senior Adult Transportation Ministry Team provides rides to church to senior adults who can no longer drive but still are mobile enough to attend church. This team honors the heritage of our senior members by not overlooking their desire to worship with other believers.
Serving You Ministries
Serving You Ministries (SYM) is a non-profit benevolent ministry that was founded by NorthPark members. SYM provides for families in need and helps our church complete local missions projects.
Serving You – Relief
Hospitality, Intake, Interview, Chaplain, Food Pantry Host – Sunday-Thursday hours vary
Family Serve Sundays
Serving Others – Development
Mentor/disciple a WorkFaith graduate
Provide lunch for a WorkFaith class
Be a WorkFaith business partner
Provide dinner and break bread with the men at Changed Lives
Serving Kids – Relationship
Be a Love Oliver mentor – weekly breakfast or lunch buddy
Serve dinner for Love Oliver PTAs – quarterly
Serve with Oak Tree Ministries at Bible Club – Sundays 2:30-5:30pm
Be a reading buddy with Oak Tree Ministries reading club – Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 2:30-5:00 pm
The Lovelady Center is a 9 to 12 month faith-based program designed to restore hope and rebuild lives. Women and their children enter this program for various reasons and needing help in their lives. You can serve through Sunday evening worship programs.
Sports Reach / Prison Ministry
Sports Reach attempts to go where traditional evangelism has not been effective in reaching the unsaved. Prison Ministry is one area that Sports Reach is reaching and teaching the world through sports. Opportunities to participate in this ministry locally on Saturday mornings (April-November) and through an Orlando prison mission trip in the Fall.
Weekend Backpack Program
The Weekend Backpack Program provides hungry children with nutritious, easy-to-prepare food at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations. Backpacks are distributed to children every Friday and on the last day before a holiday.
Sozo Children exists to glorify God through saving the children in need, building community, and connecting individuals to experience the love of Jesus Christ.
Changed Lives Christian Center