Downtown Birmingham "614"
2410 8th Ave. N
Birmingham, AL 35203
Captains Bill & Jani Criss
All of our Worship Service Centers offer daily and weekly opportunities to worship with your neighbors who want to know the Lord. Our work is motivated by the love of God. It is our mission to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. We are always available for emergency welfare and help through difficult times in life.
What is "614"?
614 is a network of incarnational faith communities in urban centres in several countries, who are committed to a shared vision: Rebuild, Restore, Renew (Isaiah 61:4) and a shared mission: Plans, Hope, Future (Jeremiah 29:11). We encourage, support, and resource each other as much as possible believing that we are better together.
The following six “principles” comprise a framework to help define 614.
1) Vision: Rebuild, Restore, Renew: “They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.” (Isaiah 61:4)
Worship with commitment and integrity
4) Incarnational Ministry: 614 is predicated on relational ministry and therefore is incarnational in form and function. We “live our lives” alongside and among those whom God has called us to, following the example of Jesus: “The Word became flesh and moved into the neighbourhood.” (John 1:14)
5) Faith Communities amongst the Urban Marginalized: 614 are faith communities intentionally among, with and by the poor and marginalized – the last, the lost, the least – primarily in urban neighbourhoods.
6) Mutual Accountability: Each 614 is in relationship with other communities of the 614 network. This includes intentional cross-resourcing, open communication, sharing of information and plans and mutual accountability.