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The simple answer is to become a Biblical Christian. “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45). Jesus’ ministry was fundamentally an act of service. In fact, the word ministry literally means to serve. The Greek noun diakonia is most often translated as either ministry or service. It follows that if serving others is the very definition of ministry, and specifically the ministry of Jesus, then we who take the name Christian should take on the life of service Jesus modeled.
The Brookfield Series is our primary way to help people get started in the process of serving. In the Series Class entitled "Serving," we discuss how God uniquely calls, gifts, and sends us in serving for his purposes. We talk through what the Bible says about spiritual gifts; what they are and how they can be used to serve and build up the church.
You don’t necessarily have to take the Brookfield Series in order to serve somewhere, but it is usually the most helpful way to go about the process.
Another way to get started in serving is to talk with a Small Group leader. They will be able to help you figure out what might be a good way for you to begin serving in the church and to help you find the right person to talk to about any given service area.
Team Brookfield is monthly church event for all those who serve. It’s a great opportunity for the core of the church to gather together to receive Vision, Direction, and Training for where we are going as a church.
At Team Brookfield there will be a time of Bible teaching and training, worship, and prayer. There is always a light snack for the adults and dinner for the kids. Free childcare is provided for nursery aged kids through 5th grade.
Team Brookfield starts at 5:30pm and is usually on the first Sunday of the month. Check our calendar for exact dates.