Serve the Community
Our call to make growing disciples of Jesus begins at our own doorstep. We partner with several ministries in our community to reach our closest neighbors with the love of Jesus and His life-changing message. If you're interested in serving with one of our community partners, check out the list below to find out how or click HERE!
Through a variety of prevention and intervention programs, Family Connection is dedicated to building positive futures for the community's most vulnerable children, teens, and families. Each year, Family Connection reaches more than 5,000 children, teens and families through our group home for at-risk, runaway, and homeless youth, school-based counseling, family support groups, safe sites for youth in crisis, and homeless outreach. Our approach is to maintain a culture where the dignity of every youth is respected and all youth feel safe. It is through the generous support of community volunteers, business leaders, and donors that Family Connection has been able to continue its mission of strengthening communities by building strong youth and families. Contact us for more information on how you can join the Family Connection team.
Kevin Derryberry Ministry
The Kevin Derryberry Ministry seeks to minister to men, women, and children through sharing the gospel and providing clothes, shoes, toiletries, bible, devotionals, and just loving on people. For more information on Kevin Derryberry Ministries visit kevinderryberry.com.
Ponderosa Student Ministries
Ponderosa Student Ministries exists to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to students by giving them opportunities to experience God's power, presence, and peace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Westwood members Chris and Gina Dorough are currently raising support to serve at Ponderosa full time. Contact Ponderosa Bible Camp to learn how to support them financially or learn more about their ministry.
Project HOPE is the first street outreach program for youth in Alabama, and is currently the only program in the Birmingham area providing comprehensive services for runaway and homeless youth. To find out how you can get involved contact Cathy Dunagen at [email protected]
SafetyNet Academy is a long-term treatment facility designed to serve emotionally or behaviorally disturbed children ages 10-18. We have the opportunity to reflect God's love to kids who desperately need it. Each month, a group of men and women from Westwood and other churches spend a Saturday with the kids of SafetyNet and show them that God loves them, and that someone cares. To get the details of the next trip, contact Randy Watts [email protected]
Shelby Baptist Disaster Relief
To help with the Shelby Baptist Disaster Relief Team you can volunteer by clicking on the link "I want to Help"
What is Disaster Relief? -The Disaster Relief Ministry responds to local, state, national, and international disasters. The disaster relief team goes anywhere the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief has an open door.
Volunteer needs: Mud out, chainsaw, food preparation, childcare, and chaplaincy are all areas of the Southern Baptist convention's Disaster Relief Ministry. Men and women are needed to serve - certification is required for some positions. Training is offered in Shelby County and at Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center.
Shelby Baptist Association
The Shelby Baptist Association seeks to serve Christ by enabling and assisting its member churches to accomplish their mission, helping churches coordinate and promote mission and ministry opportunities, and patterning together to accomplish the Great Commission locally and globally. For more information, contact Keith Brown at [email protected]