I've been following the news with great angst the last few days (last 2 years) leading into last night. My heart is ripped to shreds for families in Louisiana and Minnesota, for Officers and families in Dallas, and for our nation. It’s tempting to put our head in the sand and ignore it until gets closer to home. But if we’re honest with ourselves, we can’t ignore all...Keep Reading
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Let the Wonder of Christmas Move You We can't wait! Beginning December 2, we at The Brook will set our focus to the humble coming of Jesus 2,000 years ago. When Jesus was born, God made his home with us! If you're feeling far from God or disconnected from His church, reconnect this Christmas season. Wherever you're at, reach out to people in your life who are far from God, and invite them to join you at The Brook. ...
Today Ninja Turtles, Disney Princesses, Super Heroes, and Frankenstein will show up at your door asking for a sugar-filled treat. Sure, some of these outfitted candy-seekers will look weird, freaky, and downright creepy. But rather than shutting out this nationwide costume party, let's take a fresh look at Halloween. ...
"God You alone are worthy of every and all praise! You are worthy because you are the creator, sustainer, and redeemer of my life. Before I was formed and alive, you were. You desire honor and glory for your namesake. Lord I confess that there are times that I have cheated our covenant relationship, turning to idols and I’ve messed up. My eyes and ears have been veiled by lies from different voices, teachings, and from the enemy himself, that I’ve drifted away from Jesus Christ. Help me to uproot those lies, coming back to the source of my life, that I may worship you by treasuring your truth, lifting my voice, and living in a way that honors and glorifies your name. That through my life, all may know that you are God. For you are El Kanna, a God whose name is Jealous because you are a jealous God." ...
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Many students in Chicago are searching for their purpose in life but often feel the pull from many distractions that surround them. There is a movement of students in our city that are committed to rising up and discovering their calling. As a reflection of this rising current, The Brook, in partnership with Steinmetz College Prep, want to announce “TIDE- A Showcase of R...Keep Reading
At the TIDE Showcase, we are on a mission to provide a well of water in a community that is marked by spiritual famine. Jesus said, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” This Friday, the students will display repairs they’ve done in our building, o...Keep Reading
Alright Ladies! We're just one week away from our The Secure Woman retreat. We're praying that God will use this weekend away in Lake Geneva to deepen our relationship with Him and with each other as sisters. Here are 6Important Details to be aware of as you prepare for our time away: Room Check: You can arrive as early as 4:00pm on Friday. If you're able, take a ha...Keep Reading
Hope is Rising! When Jesus rose, Hope rose from the dead to make hope rise in our hearts. Join us to celebrate Jesus' resurrection on Sunday, March 27 at our 9:15am and 11:00am services...and invite someone to join you!...Keep Reading
Since being in Haiti, there have been a myriad of experiences that have taught me much about who God is and the mission he has called us to. One that cannot escape my mind was when I, for the first time, saw local fishermen manually catching fish at the beach. Instantly, I was reminded about the calling of some of Jesus’ disciples-fishermen who did the hard work I was wi...Keep Reading
Follow me." With two simple words, Jesus exposes all of our self-dependent and me-centered hearts. And yet, when we raise our white flags and surrender our lives to him, we find forgiveness from our sins, hope for eternity and fullness of life now. On February 7, 2016 we begin a new series from the book of Mark titled, "Follow me." ...Keep Reading
Understanding “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” ...Keep Reading
With each Christmas season, many are reminded of classic Christmas movies such as Miracle on 34th Street, It's A Wonderful Life, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and A Christmas Story. This Christmas at The Brook, we'll take a look at the true story of Christmas beyond the films. It's this Christmas story that can change your life forever. Join us!...Keep Reading