20 years of ARC: The Dream Blog Post

Greg Surratt, Founding Pastor of Seacoast Church in Charleston, South Carolina, believed every community deserves a life-giving church and that God was asking him to...

Wisdom from Above Blog Post

I had this thought. There's not one person I have talked to that has not needed this one thing-wisdom. Especially with all the unique and...

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Vision. It can be a very slippery thing. As leaders, we can have a crystal-clear sense of purpose and direction at some points, but they...

Be a Praying Church Blog Post

As an ARC church planter, I’ve given up on a few things. I’ve given up on hair like Shaun Nepstad’s, lists like Chris Hodges’s, and...

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ARC’s First Church Plants Celebrate 20 Years of Ministry | Church of the Highlands Blog Post

In May of 2000, Chris and Tammy Hodges, along with their five children, made their way through eight cities, visiting each as a potential home for their new church. Birmingham was their last stop. On his way to an early game at the SEC baseball tournament, Chris grabbed coffee at a local Barnes & Noble. With a view that overlooked the Cahaba Valley ahead and the busy highway down below, Chris heard the Lord say, “You’re going to pastor some of the people down in that traffic jam.” He began to feel a supernatural love for the city and its people, and that’s when he knew. He skipped the game and instead began to make his way throughout Birmingham, praying as he drove down the streets of the city he would soon call home.