Explore Brookfield Lutheran Church
Brookfield Lutheran Church has been connecting people to life in Jesus since the day it started in 1950. We welcome people of all ages, races and backgrounds, recognizing that Christianity is about a relationship with Jesus, not a religion of rules. We are not a perfect church, because our congregation is a gathering of sinners on a journey following Jesus. While our salvation is complete through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, our journey as disciples is also a lifelong process. No matter where you are on your faith journey, we invite you to walk alongside us.
Meet the Pastor and Staff of Brookfield Lutehran Church.
The Board of Directors conducts the ongoing operation of the congregation. These lay leaders ensure that the congregation is fiscally responsible.
Elders at Brookfield Lutheran work with our Pastor and Staff to provide spiritual care for the members of our congregation.
Jesus Is Our Life
Brookfield Lutheran Church is a Christian congregation associated with the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Though diverse in ministry and practice, LCMS congregations hold to a shared confession of the one true God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit as taught in Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions. For more information about our beliefs, see https://www.lcms.org/about/beliefs.
We believe, teach and confess that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord, and that through faith in Him we receive forgiveness of sins, eternal life and salvation.
This is Life In Jesus.
Life in the Word
We believe the Bible is the Word of God and is the absolute truth, without error (2 Timothy 3:14-16; John 8:31-32; Psalm 18:30). It is the foundation for all that we believe and do. We are passionate about learning and living life in this Word, which means growing in that Word through worship, Bible study, home groups, personal devotions, and other spiritual disciplines.
Life in the Cross
We believe the life Jesus gives is greater than anything any other person, philosophy or religion can offer, but it runs in opposition to our natural desires or ideas of what life is. Life in the cross is the total surrender of ourselves (Galatians 2:20) and involves daily repentance and renewal (Luke 9:23-25; 2 Corinthians 5:17). Life in the Cross is a mindset that impacts every aspect (values, priorities, decisions) of our lives and our ministry of Brookfield Lutheran Church.
Life in Service
We believe the Christian life is a life of service. Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many (Matthew 20:26-28). We intentionally grow as Christ-like servants so that we use our lives (our time, our gifts, our skills, our material resources) to serve others in our homes, schools, communities and throughout the world (1 Peter 4:10-11).
Life in Mission
We believe Jesus has given His Church a clear mission: making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20). This means demonstrating and proclaiming the love of Jesus to all people. The mission of Jesus is the primary focus of our church and a vibrant part of our DNA. We live Life in Mission every day in our relationship with those around us and as we join Jesus on His mission for the whole world.
Our Mission and Vision
At Brookfield Lutheran Church, our mission is Connecting People to Life In Jesus.
Our vision: We are an imperfect family actively sharing the love, truth, and hope of Jesus with our community.
Why Are We Lutheran?
With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.
Being "Lutheran," our congregation accepts and teaches Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.
God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.
By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.
The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.
Who is Jesus?
For more than 2,000 years people have asked the question, "Who is Jesus?". We were not present when Jesus lived on this earth, but in the Bible we have the record of his birth, life, death on the cross, and resurrection. Study of the Bible, God's Word, will enable you to seek out the answer to this age-old question.
What does "Synod" mean?
The word "Synod" in The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod comes from Greek words that mean "walking together." The term has rich meaning in our church body, because congregations voluntarily choose to belong to the Synod. Though diverse in their service, these congregations hold to a shared confession of Jesus Christ as taught in Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions which they believe are a correct interpretation and presentation of Biblical doctrine. Contained in The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, these statements of belief were put into writing by church leaders during the 16th century. The simplest of these is Luther's Small Catechism. The Augsburg Confession gives more detail on what Lutherans believe.