Core Beliefs

• The church family at Brooks Avenue seeks to be a fellowship of people bound together by mutual faith in Jesus Christ and genuine love for one another. We believe that the good news of the arrival of the kingdom of God in Jesus Christ and the death, burial and resurrection of Christ constitute the core of the Good News all people need to hear. Jesus, the Son of God, suffered the penalty of sin for all of us when He died on the cross. Though He died, He did not stay dead. He was resurrected, confirming what thoughtful people have always known – death is not the end!

• We believe that our salvation is by God’s grace through our faith in the Lord Jesus. As sinners, we deserve punishment because of our sins. However, by grace, we receive mercy from God as we look dependently and trustingly at the saving work of Jesus at the cross. Biblically, it is our understanding that authentic faith in Jesus expresses itself in repentance and baptism in Jesus’ name. Repentance is our sincere acknowledgment that God’s judgment against sin is just, and immersion in water (baptism) is the way for sinners to affirm our faith in the sufficiency of and become participants in Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection, accepting the forgiveness He offers.

• We believe that God’s destiny for His people and the measure of spiritual maturity is conformity to the image and likeness of Christ.

• We accept the Bible as God’s inspired revelation. We are committed to the goal of teaching the Bible and allowing its eternal principles to continually move us closer to the center of God’s will for our lives.

• Though we are not saved “by good works,” we believe that we are saved “for good works.” We strongly encourage every member to find fulfillment in love and service to others. We deeply believe that it is in loving that one becomes like God. At Brooks, every member is considered a minister of Christ and is encouraged to identify, develop and use his or her spiritual gifts and talents.

• We believe that every human being is created in the image of God and therefore possesses worth and dignity, no matter how that image has been marred.

• Our faith response to the grace of God expresses itself in repentance and baptism in Jesus’ name. Repentance is our decision to turn from our old way and life and turn toward God, and immersion in water (baptism) is the way for sinners to affirm our faith in the sufficiency of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection, and to accept the forgiveness He offers.

• We believe in and depend upon the empowering work of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s daily life, transforming us into the likeness of Christ as we embrace and evidence his heart, values and priorities.

• We believe that God has called us to be a distinctive people—the kingdom of God—so that we may be a light to the culture around us, declaring the good news that God rules in the world. As the kingdom people of God, we strive to represent to the world around us God’s alternate reality, demonstrating God’s vision for the world as we seek to do the will of God on earth as it is done in heaven.

• We believe that we are called to follow Jesus in authentic discipleship to him.

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Recent/Upcoming Events
  • Sun Oct 22, 2017 – Toy Drive
    10:30 am, Congregation
  • Mon Oct 23, 2017 – Zumba Classes
    6:15 pm, General Public
  • Tue Oct 24, 2017 – Ladies Bible Class
    10:00 am, Ladies
  • Thu Oct 26, 2017 – Zumba Classes
    6:15 pm, General Public
  • Sat Oct 28, 2017 – Food Pantry & Clothes Closet
    9:00 am, General Public