The mission statement of Northbrook is Serving Christ for God’s glory and other’s good. We do this by striving as a Body to savor (worship), strengthen (one another in the Body), and spread a vision of God (to all with whom we come in contact) in the gospel of Jesus Christ. To that end, Northbrook has developed several focused ministries to help develop followers of Christ to accomplish Great Commission living.
Northbrook is a place that is filled with energetic children. We are excited to partner with parents in the spiritual education and training of these young hearts as we point them to our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Nurseries are available for infants and young toddlers, but parents are welcome to have their children join them in our Sunday morning worship gathering. During our small group Immersion time, our children (ages 2-teens) meet in different age based groups to review and apply the teaching from the Worship time to their lives.
Encourage, our women’s ministry is a vehicle by which women can intentionally encourage one another to live out Northbrook’s vision and mission statements. The name is derived from Titus 2:3-5, where Paul expresses God’s design that “older” women should be involved in training (or encouraging) the “younger” women in specific areas.
How amazing that God designed women to express one of His attributes—a very present help (Psalm 46:1). This word, help, means strength or encouragement. What a beautiful picture: One who comes alongside to help and strengthen through encouragement!
Within the Body of the Church, this plays out in endless opportunities for women to be involved in ministering to not only women but the entire Body. Women, created to be helpers, have truly been given a great privilege and responsibility to image Christ to others.
The apostle Paul wrote a young spiritual shepherd named Timothy, instructing him to engage in intentional ministry to train and develop the next generation of male leadership in the Church.
At Northbrook, we take Paul’s instruction seriously. We not only desire to see men come to know Christ as Savior, but also to intentionally partner with them, and the Holy Spirit, to become faithful to Christ in the various leadership roles God has for them.
Entrust seeks to accomplish this goal through Bible studies, Men’s Retreats, Marriage Retreats, as well as focused Deacon and Elder development in the Body.
Legacy Builders is a fellowship group for those who have reached or surpassed the wonderful 50’s. Every Sunday the Legacy Builders gather as an Immersion group to pray, review and apply the teaching from the Worship time, and encourage each other in the gospel of Jesus Christ. As a group, the desire is not to simply “grow old together,” but to be active Great Commission partners here at Northbrook and in our community