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Discipleship

Discipleship is the lifelong process of growing in our Life in Jesus - Word, Cross, Service and Mission. This process is the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives; teaching us through God's Word and leading us to connect others to Jesus.

At Brookfield Lutheran Church, there are several education and ministry opportunities to help you in that process.

Growing in Knowledge

We encourage you to read the Bible and be engaged in studying God's Word, which is critical to sustaining a healthy Christian life.

  • Sunday Morning
  • During the Week
  • Precommunion Training
  •  Membership Class
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Library

Our Sunday morning education hour starts at 9:15a.m. and includes Bible study opportunities for youth and adults.

Life in Jesus Kids

Kids age 3 through 4th grade are invited to come and grow as disciples in the Kingdom. All kids register at a kiosk in our building. Each week, you will check in as family and print off matching nametags for a secure pickup. The fun starts when they get to their rooms and meet with their wonderful shepherds and teachers.

Life in Jesus Youth

Students in 5th-12th grades join in faith community to be encouraged, challenged and connected to Life in Jesus. Each level of discipleship study is led by a Master Teacher who presents a key faith point based from Luther’s Small Catechism and the Bible. Then students are connected in small groups with an adult leader to engage in life application and prayer. A mission trip and service projects are also strong parts of the program.

Life in Jesus Adults

We also provides an open and nurturing environment for adults to experience life in Jesus. We hope to encourage and equip adults so that they mature in their faith and better live a life of worship.

There are multiple weekday small group Bible studies. New participants are always encouraged to join at any time. Some studies run for a specific length of time and others are on-going.

Tuesday

  • Men's Study at Maxim's, 7-9 a.m.
  • Women's Bible Study, 9-11 a.m., LL10

Wednesday

  • Men's Study at Maxim's, 7-9 a.m.
  • Mom's Connection, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Hall
  • Women's Bible Study at Dorothy Kunzler's, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m

Thursday

  • Spice Girls Bible Study, 9-11 a.m., LL15

At-home preparation just got easier with a new video resource* featuring Pastor Rob. Watch the video together as a family and then enjoy the conversation that happens to help enter into your family discipleship time in preparation for Holy Communion. Precommunion packets are available at the information desk in the fellowship hall to assist you.

Questions? Email or call Mary Stafford. We are here to help you!

*We recommend logging in with your Google account. The Class Code is ruvihes
 

Adult membership class is open to anyone interested in joining Brookfield Lutheran. The 11-session class meets on Sunday afternoons from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and covers:

  • Being a member of the Body of Christ
  • Lutheran history and theology
  • Being a disciple of Jesus at Brookfield Lutheran

This class also provides an introduction to the home group experience.

Upon completing the class, the reception of new disciples takes place during a Sunday morning worship service at which time participants are recieved into the BLC family.

Every summer, a week-long Vacation Bible School is held at Brookfield Lutheran. This is a fun opportuity for kids ages 3 to 4th grade to learn about God's Love.

Information on the theme and dates for the 2019 VBS will be coming soon.

The library supports the mission of Brookfield Lutheran Church in its teaching, preaching and evangelistic efforts through the use of books, magazines, DVDs, videos and other media. The library helps individuals develop a better understanding of their faith and their full potential as children of God and workers in His Kingdom.

Library Hours

Sundays 8:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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What is Life in Jesus?

Life in Jesus is a gift from God. It's also a phrase we use a lot at Brookfield Lutheran. Learn more about what we mean when we talk about "Life in Jesus"

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Words We Use

This is a list of common Brookfield Lutheran terms with how the leadership of Brookfield Lutheran uses them.

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Growing in Community

God gives each of us unique life experiences so we can play a unique role in the Body of Christ - the church. We encourage you to be involved in ministries that match those God-given life experiences. Through shared interests, beliefs, values, and backgrounds, God works to form a genuine community of individuals and families that have a heart for relationships that last.

  • Youth
  • Home Groups
  • Sports Ministry
  • Mom's Connection
  • Men's Ministry
  • Chalo!
  • Faithful Friends in Fellowship

We encourage our kids and families to partner with all of the various youth group  programs and activities as a fun, dynamic, engaging way of bringing others to begin or deepen a relationship with Jesus. Our Youth Programs also strive to connect youth to Christian adults who care for them and are invested to mentor and guide the growth in their faith walk.

Leaders and youth gather to build relationships with Christ and each other. Lessons focus on realistic applications of Scripture to everyday life.

5th and 6th Grade

Students in 5th and 6th grade meet for JAM on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month from 12:00pm - 1:30pm at the Activity Center. JAM includes a light lunch, crazy games, and a devotion.

7th and 8th Grade

Students in 7th and 8th grade meet for Jr. Youth on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month from 12:00pm - 1:30pm at the Activity Center. Jr. Youth includes a light lunch, crazy games, and a devotion.  

High School

For students in 9th - 12th grade

  • Sunday Night- Students meet every Sunday from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Activity Center. Students spend time in Bible study, playing games, and building relationships in small groups.
  • Pause - Study, hang out and eat free food. Bring a friend. Thursdays, 2-6 p.m., during the school year, at the Activity Center.
  • Student Life Groups - Small groups of students meet weekly for Bible study and discussion.

Home groups contribute to our disciple-making process through:

  • Community Building and Care
    Home groups are where love and care for one another happens. It’s a place where we get to know others and are known by others - a basic need.
  • Biblical Equipping
    Through reading and discussing the Bible, the group grows in discipleship - growing as Jesus’ disciples in everyday life.
  • Prayer and Worship
    Prayer is a key ingredient for groups to connect with God and to express care for one another. Many groups enjoy a time of singing together to open or close their meeting.
  • Missional Service
    Home groups are encouraged to intentionally serve the physical, emotional, or spiritual needs of others. Service projects can be done by the group together or by individuals in their normal everyday life situations.

Sports Ministries provide a great opportunity for developing relationships with a variety of individuals. We welcome guests from the community as well as members to participate.

Upward Sports

Currently BLC offers Flag Football and Cheerleading for boys and girls K5 to 5th grade.  An Upward Baseball League is offered in May & June.

Men’s Softball

April - August

Currently we have two softball teams. We are always seeking additional players and could create a 3rd team. Games are played on Monday evenings at Wirth Park.

Men's Golf

May - August

Meets every Tuesday afternoon.

Co-ed Sand Volleyball

June - August

Play Wednesday evenings from 6-8 PM. Teams play organized volleyball in a noncompetitive church league. Referees with knowledge of sand volleyball game rules are needed.

Men's Dartball

September - February

Meets weekly on Wednesday nights.

Fostering Growth in Parenting and Wholeness as Women

Mom's Connection is a Biblically-based parenting program designed around the Titus 2:4 concept of older women teaching and encouraging younger women in their relationships with their husbands and children.

If you are a mom with children from infancy through adolescence, please join us. Our mission is to:

“… educate, encourage and equip women for the most important job in all the world – parenting."

Through practical, teaching on parenting from our core curriculum and guest speakers, as well as through small group interaction guided by “Titus 2” women after the Titus 2:4 Biblical model, we foster growth not only in our parenting skills but in our wholeness as women - intellectuallyrelationally and spiritually.

Mom's Connection is “seeker friendly,” progressing from universally held “felt needs” of moms to gradually deepening spiritual foundations. The program is designed to allow entrance into it at any part of the series, so new members are always invited.

Schedule and Location

Date/Time: Wednesday mornings 9:15 - 11:15 a.m.

First semester:  Early-Mid September - Early December

Second semester:  Early-Mid January - Early May

Childcare

Childcare is available for infants through preschoolers

Registration

Online registration is finalized when the form is completed and payment is received. 

Printed registration forms are also available at the Information Center in the fellowship center

Make your payment: Please make a check payable to Brookfield Lutheran Church at:

Brookfield Lutheran Church
Attn: Sue Young
18500 W. Burleigh Rd.
Brookfield, WI  53045

When making a check, write "Mom to Mom" in the memo line.

Fees

$65/semester (includes childcare)

Payments may be made at the beginning of each semester in September and January

Participation may start any time during the year or series. 

For further information, contact the church office at 262-783-4270.

Register Online 

Fellowship Opportunities for Men

We have a Men's group that works to provide opportunities for fellowship, witnessing to others, studying God’s Word and supporting the church body. Men's Ministry activities include:

  • Two Men’s Breakfast events during the year with guest speakers.
  • Men's Cookout event for witnessing and fellowship.
  • Promise Keepers’ conferences--usually includes out of town overnight traveling.
  • Weekly Thursday evening Bible study.
  • Additional breakfast studies for men.

Volunteer Opportunities

Assist with planning and food preparation for events and reaching out to the congregation members and visitors that need to be connected into the church body. Meet as needed to plan Men’s Ministry events.

 

Fall 2018 Chalo! Programming

Advanced registration required for all classes. All Chalo! programming includes books, supplies, childcare and bus pick ups at LincolnCrest, Saddlebrook and Springdale Apartment complexes.

Tuesdays - Activities Classes 
  •    Baking offered once per month with bus pick up to LincolnCrest only - $25 Register now
  •    Driving – 5 sessions to prepare students to take learners permit test - $20 Register now
  •    Sewing – 7 sessions offered - $25 Register now
  •    Mercy Mat Craft Class – 7 session offered $15 Register now
Thursdays - English as Second Language (ESL)
  • Formal curriculum which includes student textbook, group presentations and conversational practice. $35 Register now
Sundays - Tamil and Telegu Classes

All classes held at Brookfield Lutheran Church
18500 W. Burleigh Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to get involved? There are a number of volunteers needed in a variety of activities for Chalo!

  • Craft Leader and helpers: Tuesday mornings, 2 hours
  • Conversational English practice: Once a month, 90 minutes
  • English as a Second Language Helpers: Thursday mornings, 2 hours
  • Sewing Helpers: Work with sewing teachers to help students with basic sewing projects
  • Home Group/Small Group Worship Leaders: Once a month, 2 hours
  • Women’s Bible Study Leaders: Once a month, 90 minutes
  • Men’s Bible Study Co-Leader: Once a month in the evening

For more information on the Chalo! Indian Friendship Ministry contact Lisa Janzen at 414-617-8774, Rinku Haldar at 262-271-2893 or Sushri Pattanaik at 414-469-3577.

Faithful Friends in Fellowship is a fellowship and service ministry for adults age 55 and older offering fellowship and service opportunities throughout the year. 

Mission: Reaching others...leading by example. “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.  Let us not give up meeting together as so many are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:23-25:

Fellowship Events

Duck Pin Bowling

Pontoon Boat Outing

“Meet and Greet”

Music Trivia Night

Chinooks Baseball Game

Picnic in Pewaukee

Riverboat Dinner Cruise

Sock Hop

Road Rally

Murder Mystery Party

Service Opportunities

Feed My Starving Children

Upward Sports Events

Donations and financial support to:

  • SonShine Seniors
  • Quilters
  • Upward Sports

Committee Members: (feel free to contact any one of these members with questions)

Jim (Chairman) and Linda Lavold

Sue Gaskell, Treasurer

Kathy and Bob Heinkel

Cindy and Neal Kellogg

Sherrill Marrs

Kathy and Bob Powers

Kathy Schwerin

Brookfield Lutheran Church
18500 W. Burleigh Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045
Office: (262) 783-4270
Fax: (262) 783-4616

 

 

 

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