Mission Statement

Taking. Jesus is the presence that we all seek and can be found in this place.


Jesus as He is. The humble Jesus that we know will not change. Our lives can be the epitome of humbleness if we follow His teachings.


To people as they are. Every human has an area of their lives that they would like to grow or change. If we open our hearts and minds to those possibilities there is no end to what we can become.

Taking Jesus as He is to people as they are

       David Posthuma


                 Made for Mission:



My passion has always been to mobilize as many people as possible into ministry service. To that end, I designed the Human Resource Assessment Program in 2006. now serves over 30,000 ministries and ministry leaders in ten different countries.


If you are not familiar with, you can try it for FREE. It is a phenominal tool to help you identify, position and mobilize the right people within your ministry.  

Love In the Name of Christ would like to be open 5 days a week.  They are currently only open Mondays and Thursdays.  In order to expand their hours, they need 20 more phone volunteers.  If you enjoy speaking with people on the phone please consider joining their team of volunteers.  If you are interested or need more information, please phone 782-9766.  They also have a website:

Mission News




Brookside’s CROP Walkers, Rick Denig, Ken Fillmore and Dennis Whitehead, with your help, raised $1060.  The Jackson Area CROP Walk total as of mid-October was $14,143.45.  The food pantries at Immanuel Lutheran and Christ Lutheran churches and the Jackson Personal Care Ministry will share 25% of the final total.  We extend an additional thank you to Sandy Allen, Dottie and Doug Lawson and Marilyn Moyer for their help with registration.

Sunday, November 19, will be our annual ingathering for the Salvation Army.  When we collect cash it can be used by the Salvation Army to purchase food from the South Central Michigan Food Bank.  This allows them to purchase a much larger quantity of food than would be available through purchases from your local grocery store.  Should you prefer to bring nonperishable food items we will deliver those items to the Salvation Army.

Your contributions to disaster relief were $880.  U.S. disasters received $515, international disaster $150 and cleaning buckets $215. These gifts have provided hope in very difficult situation though out the United States and elsewhere.

The news from Alaska and the campaign to purchase the Hospitality House used by Bob and Stephanie Caudle for the ministry of Cadence International to our military bases is encouraging.  The have raised all but $12,000 of the $140,000 required to begin the purchase process.  The sooner this happens the quicker they will not have to pay the $3,500 monthly rent and use it for equity in the building.  This will allow a permanent place for military personnel to meet for relaxation, Christian fellowship and study.  ***UPDATE*** - GOAL MET!!!


With gratitude,


Your Missions Committee


                                 Blanket the World with Love



..what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love                                                                        kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?  Micah 6:8


The cow can offering on Sunday, February 12, will be our annual Blanket Sunday for Church World Service.  Every $5 we collect will purchase one blanket.  Any amount is appreciated and will combine to support the Blankets + program.  After a disaster a blanket can become a tent, a coat, a bed or a suitcase.  In the United States, blankets have been distributed to homeless shelters, after national disasters and worldwide when needed after a crisis or disaster.  The plus portion provides food, water in an emergency as well as tools to rebuild from a disaster.  Your contribution becomes the gift of hope for the future.

Thurlow Reid has once again provided squares of fleece to represent the number of blankets we are able to purchase.  At the end of the month, she will sew the squares into a blanket to be donated locally.  


In other mission news, the Mission Committee has decided to maintain the same goals for Faith Promise Giving that we had for 2016.  A copy of these goals will be available in the literature rack in the hallway.

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Brookside United Methodist Church

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