Identifying Our Mission
The ultimate end or objective to all God is doing in His Church is expressed in the final words of Paul’s prayer for the Ephesian Christians.
To Him (God) be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. (Eph. 3:21)
According to this verse, the ultimate measure of success for Brookside is how well we bring glory to God through Christ. In other words, our mission is to glorify God by causing others to come to a right opinion of God.
Implementing Our Mission
The mission of the Church is to bring God glory by serving as a permanent, living display of both His redeeming grace and His sovereign wisdom. This mission happens practically when born again members of God’s Church live transformed lives that display this grace and wisdom in real-world obedience to God’s Word by walking worthy of this high calling. (Ephesians 4:1-3)
We are committed to the glory of God by expressing heartfelt worship in love and joyful obedience, instructed by His Word and empowered by His Spirit.
We are a unified body of all ages, ethnicities, and cultures. We imitate Christ by putting others before ourselves in ministry and service. Through preaching and teaching, we train and equip people to become faithful and committed followers of Christ. We invest in people through intergenerational discipleship, fellowship, and family worship, which provides encouragement and help for hurting people.
We follow the example of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as the Holy Spirit sends us into our community and world to share the Good News of forgiveness that brings reconciliation with God the Father and the promise of eternal life.
(I Corinthians 10:31; John 4:23-24; Revelation 14:7; Psalm 95:6; Hebrews 13:15; Luke 4:8; Psalm 95:1-6; Psalm 100:1-4; Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:14-17; Romans 12:1-2; John 13:34-35; Romans 12:10; I Thessalonians 5:11; Romans 15:5; I Corinthians 12:25; Ephesians 4:32; Philippians 2:5-8; Luke 8:39; Matthew 5:13-16; 28:19-20; Acts 1:8)
Our Core Values
- CHRIST-LIKENESS: Knowing that Christ-likeness is the will and call of God for every believer, and understanding that the source and supply of our Christ-likeness is the Word of God through the empowering of the Spirit of God; we commit to a growing expression of Christ-likeness through a Word-filled, yielded, sanctified life. (Romans 8:9, 29; I Corinthians 11:1-2; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 4:15; Philippians 2:12-13; Colossians 3:1; I Thessalonians 5:23; II Thessalonians 2:13; Titus 2:13-14; I Peter 1:2; II Peter 3:18)
- INTEGRITY: Striving to consistently live our lives based on biblical truth in a manner that leads to a conscience void of offense before God and men, we commit to conduct ourselves in a trustworthy and honest manner in all that we say and do; pure in motive, bringing honor and glory to God. (Acts 23:1; Acts 24:16; Romans 9:1; I Timothy 1:19; 3:9; II Timothy 1:3; Hebrews 10:22; II Corinthians 1:12; I Peter 3:16)
UNITY: Recognizing that God has made all believers one in the Spirit, and has called us to glorify Him by intentionally cultivating unity within the local church, we commit to exercise our individual, diverse spiritual gifts and to intentionally establish healthy, Spirit-led relationships in a way that is loving, authentic, and God-honoring. (Psalm 133:1; John 17:23; Romans 6:5, 12:3-13; Galatians 3:26-28; I Corinthians 1:10, 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:11-13; Colossians 3:13-14; I Peter 3:8)
We are motivated by the belief that God’s Word is sufficient and that following its life-changing message will bring glory to God. (II Timothy 3:16-17; Romans 15:6; Hebrews 4:12; II Peter 1:3)