As followers of Christ we are called to live beyond
ourselves for the sake of others, intentionally serving those around us, both
inside and outside the church. At The Brook, we partner with local, North
American, and global ministries, in order to provide opportunities to serve
others and advance God’s Kingdom in each of these areas.
Lunches of Love
In the land of plenty, it is hard to believe that there are children going hungry every day! The Brook partners with Mission Firefly and local schools to identify students who meet the criteria to receive a bag of food each Friday to take home for the weekend. Many of these children are “food insecure,” which means that they don’t know where their next meal is coming from. There are several ways you can partner with us in this ministry. Donating food is one way you can help - sign up to do that HERE. Volunteers are also needed to pack the food bags for children and deliver them to the school. If you are interested in serving with Lunches of Love, please contact Natalie Fahrmann or Sonia Brown.
King’s Table is a ministry of The Brook that is seeking not only to eradicate hunger, but also (and even more importantly), to share the Gospel with people in our community. Through the generosity of our church family, we are able to meet the emergency food needs of individuals and families. If you would like to know more about how you, your family, or your missional community can get involved with King’s Table, please contact Beth Cox.
Foster Family Support
One of the ways that The Brook is committed to serving people in our community is by coming alongside foster families, praying for them, and demonstrating Christ's love to them by helping to meet practical needs that come up as they care for the children in their homes. Click HERE to find out how you can help us in our efforts to support foster families.
Street Reach – Memphis, Tennessee
We have partnered with the Memphis-based ministry called Street Reach since 2014. This partnership allows us the opportunity to be salt and light in the spiritually dark area of inner-city Memphis, Tennessee. Through Backyard Bible Clubs in the mornings and community service projects in the afternoons, we seek to penetrate the darkness with the love and hope of Christ. In 2020, we will be serving with Street Reach July 12-17. Registration opens March 15, and closes June 10. Sign up HERE.
Global Gates - New York City
In 2020 we will taking a group to New York City to be partner with Global Gates in outreach the Sikh Community in New York City. More information coming soon.
Casas por Cristo - San Raymundo, Guatemala
We have been working in Guatemala with an organization called Casas por Cristo since 2011. Casas por Cristo exists to open the door for local pastors and churches to share the love of Jesus Christ by serving. Their mission is to build and serve. In 2020, we will be taking a team to work in San Raymundo, Guatemala June 20 -26. During that week, team members will work with CpC leaders to build homes for families who currently have no home. No building experience is necessary to go on this trip.
South East Asia
We have been working with a ministry partner, taking teams to share the Gospel in India since 2014. We cannot go into great detail about our trips or our ministry partner online. But we ask for you to pray about going to share the Good News with people in this country who so desperately need to hear it! In 2020, we will be sending teams in February (registration closed), and November. Our Missions Director, Sue Ann McCoy, can provide more information about opportunities to join a trip to India.
To see a list of our planned 2020 Mission Trips, click HERE. If you are interested in going with us on any of our upcoming trips, please print out a REGISTRATION FORM or pick up a hard copy in the church office.