A Church Without Walls

What are we all about at The Church at Southside? In a word: Jesus. More specifically, we believe God has purposely placed us near the heart of the city of Birmingham to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those close by.

Every Story Matters

The Church isn’t somewhere we go; it’s something we are. And we are not your typical church. We meet outdoors every Sunday, rain or shine, and share a meal and the Gospel in a parking lot in downtown Birmingham. That may sound strange to you. We get it; it was foreign to us too when we began this part of the journey of our church. But God put a group of people on our hearts that wouldn’t come to us. So we went to them.

Some of our people have grown up in a typical church setting. Others have never set foot in a church building. On any given Sunday, you’ll find a diverse mix of folks in many aspects. But we have found that no matter our differences, our great hope is that in Christ, there is unity. Because of Him, we can worship together. Everyone is welcome. Everyone’s story matters. And everyone has a seat at the table.

Since March 2017

Since early 2017, we have partnered with the Community Food Bank of Alabama. Through this relationship, we are able to provide weekly meals, bags of groceries, and toiletry items to those we meet in need as we strive to be a welcoming community where everyone is welcome at the table.

How You Can Help

We get a lot of questions from folks wanting to know how they can help. Here are a few ways you can get involved.


We covet your prayers as we continue our journey. Pray for our leadership, for workers to be sent, and for restoration in our city—spiritually, racially, denominationally, generationally.

More Ways to Help


Many we meet Sunday after Sunday are in need of blankets, outdoor gear, clothing items, and more. Often, we are able to meet these physical needs through the donations of people like you.

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Join us for special events and mission opportunities. You can sign up for reminders about these opportunities here. Or consider a continual monthly gift for a season of His leading.

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Have a family group, Sunday School class, or small group looking for an opportunity to serve? Or maybe God is leading you to join the mission daily with us.

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