Annual Report

From our Pastors

2023  will forever be a year marked by life change. More people said yes to Jesus in 2023 than any year before. These decisions then developed into people being baptized, discovering their spiritual gifts and places to serve through Roots, relationships built, and life on purpose.

Thank you for loving Jesus, His church, and His people. Because of you, eternity has gotten bigger. As you read through this simple report, let it be a reminder of God's goodness and faithfulness.

Life on Purpose,

Brandon Doss & Brandon Matthews
Lead Team Pastors

about us

This is Our Story


The Doss and Matthews families move to Shelby County, AL to build a launch team for Cultivate Church. Weekly meetings were held on Sunday nights in their home. The launch team grew to around 50 people.


Cultivate Church launches January 8th, 2012 at Thompson High School. 199 people attended the launch on an incredibly stormy Sunday morning.


Cultivate transitioned from a portable church to our first facility. Volunteers worked 15 hour days from October – December to renovate the facility.
To accommodate growth, Cultivate expanded to two Sunday morning worship experiences meeting at 9:15 and 11:00 AM.


In 2016 Cultivate grew by 50%. To facilitate the growth, a third worship experience was added expanding worship times to 9:00, 10:15, and 11:30 AM.


As people began driving up to 45 minutes from across the county, Cultivate Church Columbiana launched Sunday, January 14th, 2018 to provide more room for more people.


The new Alabaster campus opened Sunday, August 22nd, 2021. The new facility triples the space of the old Alabaster campus once again providing more room for more people.

Our Vision

We see a place where Jesus is bigger than anything else.

“We are very intentional about everything we do. We are dedicated to accomplishing the vision God has given us.”
Brandon Doss, Lead Team Pastor

It is our vision to be a place where:
  • The unknowing become fully devoted followers of Christ.
  • People are equipped for purpose.
  • Life giving churches are planted.
  • Churches connect for resource and relationship.

The church isn’t about our street corner or our logo. We believe in the work that Christ is doing in every church. It is our vision to not only build the church that God has called us to, but to be a resource and benefit to others as well.

Our Mission

This is our commitment to carry out the vision.

It is our mission to cultivate:
  • A passion for God. 
  • A passion for people. 
  • A passion for purpose.

“What would happen if church was a place where the main thing was the main thing? Jesus and life change is our priority.”
Brandon Matthews, Lead Team Pastor

We believe when you fall in love with God you fall in love with His people. When those two things come together you become hungry for your purpose in order to make a difference in the lives of others. This is the process of a life on purpose.

a picture is worth
a thousand words

There are so many incredible people that make incredible moments at Cultivate. Church is a not a building, address, logo, or personality. We are a family working to make a difference today to impact the eternity of tomorrow. We are a family living #lifeonpurpose.

By the numbers

people said
YES to Jesus

    22% more people said yes to Jesus in 2023 than in 2022.
    It is our focus each week to introduce people to a brand new life in Jesus!



10% more people completed Roots in 2023 than 2022.
9% more people joined the team in 2023 than 2022.

63 People
Were baptized

26% more people were baptized in 2023 than 2022.

gathered across
63  small groups 

Fun Fact: Small groups happen 30 weeks per year and are broken into three semesters.
Groups can be based on any interest. There are hundreds who meet in small groups at Cultivate.
We believe this is where real life change happens.

Small Groups offered grew 57% in 2023.



general operations

Weekend experiences

Total Income


Missions budget includes any resource used to carry the Gospel to others.. This includes local, national, and world missions. In 2023 we were able to give 15% of our total income 100% no strings attached. 

General Operations

General operations is everything required to operate the church. From staffing, facilities, facility maintenance, administration fees, etc. This covers the operation of two physical locations in Alabaster and Columbiana.

Weekend Experiences

Sundays are a big day at Cultivate. More people say yes to Jesus on Sunday than any other day, so we do it BIG. Weekend Experiences include any cost associated with making Sunday the best day of the week and a safe place for everyone to belong.

giving back

Groups We Supported

Soles4Souls (387 New Shoes)
Watsi (31 Surgeries)
Build On (70,860 Hours of Education)
Books For Africa (11,207 Books)
Alabaster Police Department
Shelby County Jail
Association of Related Churches
The Vine Network
First Priority of Alabama
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Brother Bryan Mission
Kings Home
Shelby County Businesses
Hunger House Ministries
Missionaries Ethan & Lindsay Efferson
26 Shelby County Schools
Bright House Church
Missionary Trainer Savannah Clinkscales
Children's Cup
My Sisters Place

Check-In and Do Good

Fun Fact: By simply checking-in to Cultivate on Facebook or Instagram each week you are being generous. With every check-in, Cultivate gives financially to support a cause.

Church Planting

Various Serves AND EVENTS

Kids Fest

Journey to the Castle of Courage and discover how to be strong and courageous.

Baptism at the Creek

Nearly 30 people went public in their faith at our annual baptism at the creek and church picnic.

Strength to Stand

Cultivate Students attended the Strength to Stand Camp. The weekend was jam packed with worship, discipleship, activities, and engaging with each other in community.

Egg Drop

The Helicopter Egg Drop returned in 2023. We committed rain or shine and served through a torrential downpour. The helicopter couldn't make it due to rain but it didn't stop nearly 2,000 people from joining the fun.


It is better to give than to receive. This year we expanded our reach to partner all across Shelby County. Through this growth, you helped serve 603 families.

LOP Awards

We love to honor our cTeam, those who serve week in and week out to make Cultivate Church a place of life change. The Life on Purpose awards are always an incredible time together.

Juarez, Mexico 

Each December Cultivate helps to provide Christmas for hundreds of kids in Juarez, with our missionaries Ethan and Lindsay Efferson of Hunger House Ministries. 
Other serves include:
Monster Walk
Liberty Day
Columbiana Christmas Parade
Teacher Basket Serve
Alabaster Prayer Breakfast
Alabaster Police Dinner
Alabaster Fall Fest
End Addiction BHAM

exciting growth

CR Inside

she grows podcast

Cultivate Church serves the Shelby County Jail by facilitating Celebrate Recovery 12 Steps. CR 12 Steps is a weekly step-study session for 1½-2 hours to those incarcerated.

new wheels

In 2023 we purchased and paid in full for a new van to provide transportation for Brother Bryan Mission on Friday nights to Celebrate Recovery and to church on Sundays. Cultivate Students also uses it to provide transportation for students each Wednesday night, and for their many trips and travels. In addition to this new van, our previous van is also used as extra transportation as well.
The SHE Grows Podcast helps women to walk out their faith in real life. Join Jen and Danielle weekly for conversations that matter in your every day life. 

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Alabaster, AL 35007
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