Brookside Church

Weekly Guide

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Brookside 

First Impressions  

We're dedicated to making sure that everyone who comes through our doors has the best possible experience, and that starts with having a fantastic first impressions team. We're looking for friendly, outgoing people who are passionate about providing the best possible first impression on our community. If you have a heart for helping others and want to be a part of a successful team that makes a difference every Sunday, Join the team today by clicking learn more.

Other Opportunities

  • Care Check ❤️

    Our heart is to care for our church family no matter the circumstance. Would you please take a minute to answer a few questions to let us know how you're doing in this season?

  • Connect to Brookside

    Brookside is a place where people of all backgrounds can experience the life of Jesus; we aspire to be a community that lives out Jesus-Centered Everything in our communities. Let’s connect! 

    Text "welcome" to 260-250-4700

  • Serving Simply

    Join Brookside downtown as we make meals, gather clothes & supplies, and go into downtown Fort Wayne every Saturday night to serve the needs of those who can't make it on their own.

  • Neighborlink ❤️

    Join the Brookside family as we take on Neighborlink projects in 2022! Sign up today by texting "NEIGHBOR" to 260-250-4700 or click lean more! 

  • Youth Ministry

    If you have a student or know a student, we would love to have them join us for Brookside Youth! 

    Middle School Sunday’s at 9:30a and Wednesday’s at 6:30p

    High School Sunday at 11a and Wednesday at 6:30p

Announcements 

  • PARENTS OF YOUTH

    Are you the parent of your middle schooler or high schooler; that is looking to stay up to date about all things youth? 

  • Bible 101 Class | September 11th, November 27th. 

    Our Bible 101 course provides an overview of the Bible and will demonstrate how the Old and New Testament books fit together. Whether new to the Bible or an experienced Bible reader, this seven-week course led by Matt Harmon will help you gain new insights and understanding of the cohesiveness of the Word of God. We are starting Sunday, September 11th, in room 1306. 

  • IF:Gathering | October 1st

    Get together with other Brookside Women for our IF:Gathering event on October 1st.

    WHAT IS IF:GATHING?

    It’s a gathering of women to watch the Livestream of a prior IF:Gathering event. In 2021, there were 6,648 IF:Local events in 66 countries. Last year Brookside hosted an IF:Local event and had over 60 ladies, daughters, and moms gather for fantastic teaching, deep conversations, and powerful worship.

    Join the Women's Ministry on Saturday, October 1, from 9:00a - 3:00p at Brookside. Lunch and snacks are included | Register today!

  • Do you want to become a Marriage Mentor?👩‍❤️‍👨

    MARRIAGE MENTOR TRAINING | OCTOBER 9TH - OCTOBER 23RD.
Do you and your spouse have a healthy marriage that you know is a result of having a foundation in Jesus? Do your hearts ache about the increase in marriage and family breakdown? Would you like to see Jesus use your marriage to help a struggling marriage thrive? We would love to walk alongside you with some training and get you and your spouse connected to a couple here at Brookside that is looking to be mentored. Let us know if you and your spouse are looking to be mentored.

    Sign up to become a mentor here.  

    Looking to be mentored, let us know here.     

  • Baptism | November 2022

    Baptism is the outward expression of an inward decision. If you have accepted Christ, we would love to baptize you and share this special decision with you to go public with your faith!

    To let us know of your interest to be baptized, complete the form below. We will get in contact with you to schedule you for our next water baptism. 

  • Navigating Your Finances God's Way

    Do you want to take control of your finances?

    Join our Navigating Your Finances God's Way class and learn what the Bible says about money and possessions. With over 2,350 verses dealing with finances, the Bible has a lot to say on the subject. Fifteen percent of everything Jesus ever talked about in the scriptures had to do with finances. So if you want to take control of your money, join this class. Join Kirk and Marsha Bennett as they facilitate this video series; Sunday morning at 11 in room 2311, Starting October 9th. Click learn more to sign up and to see the schedule. 

  • Are you ready to make a deeper connection at Brookside?❤️ Brookside 101

    Do you want to know more about Brookside Church? This six-session course is open to everyone! Brookside 101, led by Ron Dubach, will guide you through an exploration of the Hills of Brookside, which cover who we are, our vision, what it is we do, the lifestyle of our church, our ministry strategy, along with our statement of faith. This class is led in a conversation format and is truly something to look forward to! Click here to join the waiting list today!
 

  • A Heart of Generosity

    We are continually humbled and grateful for the work God is doing through the generosity of our Brookside family. Living a Jesus-centered life means living a life of generosity, giving our time, talents, testimony, and treasures. Your financial support means you are participating in God's work in the lives of His people and throughout the Fort Wayne community. You can give on the web at brookside.org\give, the Brookside App, the offering boxes located in the worship center or main lobby, mailed, or even through stocks and securities. For more information on financial gifts, see brookside.org\give.

    Mortgage to Ministry Update: Thank you to those who have financially participated in our Mortgage to Ministry initiative. The designated funds through this initiative, combined with our general operating budget, have us on target to pay off our mortgage in the Fall of 2023. Keep checking the Weekly Guide for updates and progress!

  • Senior Ministries Events

    1. Groups (Click here).  

    2. On the second Monday of each month for a delicious lunch (sign-up required click here) and an exciting program. Our program coordinator works to secure various inspirational, educational, informational, engaging, and fun topics! 

    3. Join other Brookside men at Joanna's Family Restaurant for a delicious breakfast and a time of prayer. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 8:00a.

    4. The Brookside Women's ministry has many different opportunities, including Bible Studies, Events, and Nights out.(Click here to check out the list of things)   

  • Brookside Women's Bible Studies

    The Brookside Women's ministry has a dedicated team of Bible Study facilitators; they work year-round to provide Bible Studies for the ladies that call Brookside Home. We are constantly rolling out new opportunities! If you are interested in joining one of our many studies, press more info to browse our many options. If you'd like to be updated whenever a new study rolls out, join the Women's ministry texting list! 

  • Get the Weekly Guide Delivered to Your Phone!

    Now you can get the weekly guide delivered right to your phone. All you have to do is sign up, and we'll send you a text message every Sunday with a direct link to the guide. No more searching or scrolling – just sit back and relax while we do all the work for you. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and never miss another issue of the weekly guide!

  • Community Life groups

    Our Community Life Groups meet during the week around our city to live out the way of Jesus together. A Community Life Group is a place where you can be known and loved by God, and by your brothers and sisters in Jesus. These communities are always open to newcomers. Sign up today.

  • Support Us Through Amazon Smile!

    Brookside Church is now officially activated to be able to receive donations through Amazon Smile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases if you use smile.amazon.com (rather than the normal URL of just amazon.com) and activate Brookside Church FW as your donation of choice.

    The link to most easily find Brookside Church is https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7373772 We are listed as Brookside Church FW

Church Life

  • JOIN A BROOKSIDE TEAM

    As followers of Jesus, we are called to serve others. At Brookside, we believe serving involves caring for those inside and outside the church. Join a Brookside Team today!

  • BROOKSIDE EVENTS

    We have a lot going on here at Brookside! We probably have something for you, from seasonal Women’s Bible Studies to Ultimate Frisbee!

  • Baptism

    Baptism is the outward expression of an inward decision. If you have accepted Christ, we would love to baptize you and share this special decision with you to go public with your faith!

    To let us know of your interest to be baptized, complete the form below. We will get in contact with you to schedule you for our next water baptism. 

  • Become a VIP today!

    The VIP Texting Group is a free service that allows you to receive text messages about upcoming events, church news, and more. To sign up for the VIP Texting Group by texting "VIP" to 260-250-4700.

    The VIP Texting Group is a great way for everyone to stay informed about what's going on at Brookside Church. It's also a great way to stay connected with the church community.

  • Ask for Prayer

    We care for our church family no matter the circumstance. Let us know how you are doing in this season.

Brookside Giving

September 25th

General Operating:

Weekly Budget: $30,600
Weekly Actual: $26,011

Year-To-Date Budgeted: $1,193,400
Year-To-Date Actual: $1,029,262

Mortgage Balance: $307,567

Mortgage to Ministry:
Pledged: $500,021
Received: $461,086