Brookside & Trinity UMC 

Next Steps

Check us out on Facebook

 

First of all we want to say thanks for checking us out.  We are pretty excited about what God is doing in our church and we are really glad to be able to share it with you.  Follow us on Facebook and you will be able to discover more about who we are and find out why we think being a Christ follower is the most exciting and fulfilling part of anyone's life.  Join us!

THE JOURNEY: Your Path to Spiritual Maturity

We believe we are all on a journey to becoming all that God created us to be and we hope you will join us on The Journey.

 

We use the metaphor of a hiking trip to talk about the different stages of our spiritual journey.  We offer BASECAMPS (one day events) quarterly to help people discover their gifts, passion, personal devotional style, and unlock their potential as a follower of Christ.

 

We encourage people to take our Annual Spiritual Life Assessment as a great place to begin.

THE ASSESSMENT MEASURES CHANGES IN OUR LIVES THAT GROWING PEOPLE IN CHRIST EXPERIENCE SUCH AS:

 

Me to You: A shift in orientation from focusing on ourselves to focusing on others

Slave to Child: A shift in identity from serving God out of duty to loving him

Seen to Unseen: A shift in values from embracing things that are temporary to embracing things that are eternal

Consumer to Steward: A shift in ownership from acquiring things for ourselves to offering what we have to God and others

Ask to Listen: A shift in our prayer posture from asking to listening to God

Sheep to Shepherd: A shift in influence from following the crowd to leading others like Christ

Me to We: A shift in priority from individualism to community

Small Groups: Connect and Grow Together

 

You should never travel alone.  It makes the journey more difficult and a lot less fun so another part of our Disciple’s Path is our small group ministry.  You can click the small group Icon to the right to find out more and connect with one of our small groups or contact the office and we can help you start your own small group.  Each small group has three critical elements:

 

Head: Each group connects with practical information and discussion around a topic applying God’s word to everyday life.

Heart: Each group takes on the role of helping each other, encouraging one another, and bearing one another’s burdens through prayer and practical assistance.  The group travels together.

Hands: Each group chooses to get involved in larger transformation of the community and world around us.  Each group picks the way they live this out but we are committed to making disciples for the transformation of the world.

Got a Smart Phone?

 

Then join Pastor Ron in an online devotional group using the Bible Project's reading scripture App.  Click the Contact Us Button and ask to join Pastor Ron's Online Facebook Group.  He will send you an invite and directions to get involved.

 

Interested in Getting Baptized or Maybe Becoming a Partner With Us?

 

We practice both Infant and Adult Baptism.  Hit the "Contact Us" button and setup a meeting with Pastor Ron or call the office for more information.


Partnership is another step in commiting to a local church.  If you have attended Brookside and believe you can support it's ministries with your Time, Talents, Gifts, and Witness than you should contact us about becoming a Partner. 


We have included (to the right) some pictures from a recent child baptism.


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Discover Your Spiritual Gifts & Serve

 

Looking for a place to dig in?  Wondering what God has created and gifted you to do?  We offer a Spiritual Gifts Survey for folks who want to discover how God has uniquely shaped them for ministry.

 

PICK A PLACE TO SERVE

 

We offer a number of places to start serving both inside and outside the church.  Click the picture below and let us know where you want to serve and we will contact you with more information.

Have You Ever Thought About Serving as a Lay Servant?