Birmingham-area students invited to gather for night of prayer, worship

December 15, 2017

If your vision is contained to your ministry and your ministry alone, then your vision is too small.”

Those words, spoken to a group of metro Birmingham student ministers about a year ago, stuck with Tyler Core.

“In that moment, God began to birth in my heart a vision for churches to partner together for a night of prayer and worship, to pray for our city and for God to move,” said Core, minister to students at First Baptist Church, Trussville.

That very thing will take place Jan. 26 at “One City, BHM: One Vision. One Hope. One Church.” All metro-area students in grades six through 12 are invited to gather that night at 7:30 at the Alabama Theater in downtown Birmingham. Student leaders and volunteers also are encouraged to attend.

“We want our students to know that they are part of something much larger than what’s happening at their school and their church,” Core said. “Our prayer is that 10 years from now, we will see that it was that night in that place that God began to stir something up.”

Iron City Worship will lead the music and Jason Cook, associate pastor of Fellowship Memphis in Tennessee, will speak. City officials also have been invited to attend.

“It’s going to be a special night,” Core said. The theater seats 2,100, and he said they are hoping to pack it out.

Admission is covered by the financial sponsorship of First, Trussville. To sign up, visit or email (Grace Thornton)