Why should I serve in the church? Simply put, the answer is: to become a Biblical Christian. Jesus Christ came to serve. “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). Serving is one of the fundamental ways to define the ministry of Jesus.
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 participate in the life of service that Jesus held.
Where do I start?
The Brookfield Series is our primary way to help people get started with serving. In the Brookfield Series session titled “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 get started. Another way to get started in serving is to talk with a small group leader. They can help you find areas of service that would be a good fit for you.
Team Brookfield is a monthly meeting for everyone who serves in any capacity at Brookfield Church, and is an important commitment that accompanies serving. At Team Brookfield we receive Bible teaching that’s relevant for what’s next and needed in the church. We also receive training for areas we serve in, worship together, share in the Lord's Supper, and receive prayer. There are light snacks for adults and dinner for the kids, and there is always free childcare available for nursery through 5th grade (registration is required- sign up here). Team Brookfield starts at 6:00 p.m. and is usually the second Sunday of the month. Check our Events Page for exact dates.