Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church
3444 31st Way N, Birmingham, AL 35207
Pastor Michael S. Yarbrough
Events and Programs
In order to understand the importance of Christian fellowship, we must first understand what Christian fellowship is and what it isn’t. The Greek words translated “fellowship” in the New Testament mean essentially a partnership to the mutual benefit of those involved. Christian fellowship, then, is the mutually beneficial relationship between Christians, who can’t have the identical relationship with those outside the faith.
The mystery and privilege that is Christian fellowship is that it exists because God has enabled it by His grace. Those who believe the gospel are united in the Spirit through Christ to the Father, and that unity is the basis of fellowship. This relationship is described by Jesus in His high-priestly prayer for His followers: “I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me” (John 17:23). The “complete unity” He refers to is the oneness that Christians experience in true fellowship, oneness with one another, with Christ and with the Father. Just as the Father is in Jesus, so is Jesus in us, and we have unity with one another because of the uniqueness of that relationship (1 John 1:3).
Christian love is respect for others. It's mercy. It's charity. It's agape love, which is a selfless, giving love. God's Love is unselfish and unconditional. Now we know what to strive for. If you’re looking for a pure expression of agape
love, please consider visiting us for Sunday worship.
Black History Artwork
This section features artwork from our talented Deacon Bailey. He is a devout worker for Christ and SGMBC. This artwork is exclusive and published for the use of the SGMBC website only. Any other usage will require permission from Deacon Bailey and SGMBC..
Black History Program
We take pride in who we were. Black history is not a celebration for a month but a great part of our culture and our daily struggles. We invite you to view our youth gallery and watch the skits to understand the passion we have for our heritage. For more information about Black history and the Civil Rights Movement, please visit the link below.