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.
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.
Part of Something Bigger
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.
Why are We Lutheran?
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 Triune God with the universal Christian Church: 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. These teachings are expressed in the Lutheran Confessions, collected in the Book of Concord. 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?
The Bible provides us with eyewitness accounts of Jesus, giving us a record of his birth, life, teachings, death on the cross, and resurrection. These accounts make it clear Jesus is not just a human being but is also completely God and the only Savior of the world. We invite you to study the Bible, God’s Word, with us and learn more about Jesus and His love for you.
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.
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.