Brookside Chruch
Pursuing Christ Together!


Catch Up and Crafts is a club for ladies who are looking for some time to work on those projects that seem to always get pushed aside. Whether it's scrap booking, stamping, sewing, quilting, coupon clipping or any other activity, gather your supplies and meet us at Brookside at 7:00 pm on the Monday nights listed below. There are always large work areas available along with snacks, and fun! It's an evening of fun and accomplishment! 

2019 Dates:

January 28, February 25, March 25, April 22, May 20, June 17,
August 26, September 23, October 28, November 25

No meeting in July and December

Contact Lisa

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The Brookside Christian Book Group meets bi-monthly (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct) on the fourth Thursday, and on the first Thursday of December, to discuss Christian books of various genres. You are welcome to read the book and join us for the discussion in various homes. For more information on the current book and discussion location call Joan Boyer at 482-7377.


All adults are invited to the next Thursday Night Out for fellowship and good food. Please make your reservation at the SAM desk at the Connections Center.

Next date -

March 28 - TBD

The Lord's Supper will be celebrated in the 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 services on:

March 10

April 19 (Good Friday)

The Discover Brookside class offers information about Brookside and provides answers to your questions about the church. The class is open to anyone but is required for membership. Please register at the Connections Center or call the church office at 485-9665. You must attend all sessions to complete the class. 

The next class dates:

April 28 & May 5, 11:00 am, room 2310

We will celebrate baptism during our Sunday morning worship services several times throughout the year. Complete an application available on the Forms page.

Next 2019 Baptism date:

April 21

If you are interested in dedicating your child at Brookside, complete an application from the Forms page of this website.

2019 Dedication Sundays:

February 17

May 12

Come find out what Financial Peace University is all about!

  • Do you need help paying off the credit card bill from vacation?
  • Do you want an emergency fund to use when the car breaks down?
  • Is it challenging to talk to your spouse about money?
  • Do you desire to give more to the church or local charities?  

FPU is offered at different times throughout the year. The cost for the entire class is $100 and scholarships are available. Please register at the Connections Center. Contact Aaron Makin (260-458-4455) for more details.

FPU will be offered at Brookside beginning January 16. This 9-week session costs only $70. Please register at the Connections Center at church or contact Aaron.


Women's Studies

Bible Studies for women are planned to strengthen, equip, and encourage everyone to dig deeper into God's Word. If you need further information, contact Margo Dubach via email or phone at 260-627-3018 or call the Brookside Church office at 260-485-9665.

Click on the study you are interested in for more detailed information.

2019 Winter

Monday, January 14 - February 25, 7-8:30 pm - Lysa TerKeurst study, Finding I Am

Tuesday, January 15 - February 26, 9-10:30 am - Lysa TerKeurst study, Finding I Am

Tuesday, January 8 - March 26, 7-8:30 pm - Marilyn Kunz and Catherine Schell study, Celebrate "Yes!" to Life in Christ

Wednesday, January 9 - March 20, 6:30-7:30 pm - Priscilla Shirer study, FerVent

Wednesday, January 9 - March 20, 6:30-7:30 pm - Wendy Pope's, Wait and See (Single Moms Study)

 Get connected to our Facebook page-Brookside Women's Ministry


Midweek resumes with new classes January 9, 2019.


What is Brookside Midweek?

On Wednesday nights we open our doors at 6:45pm for a community-wide event. Children (K-4th grade) and students (5th-12th) experience a fun, encouraging environment designed specially to help them move closer to God through Jesus — while parents and adults of any age can engage in teaching and round table discussions, workshops, or small groups. Everyone is welcome!

What Time does Brookside Midweek Start and End?

6:15 pm Doors open
6:30-7:30 pm All Classes
7:30-7:45 pm Children’s pickup
8:30 pm Youth (Grades 5-12) Released

Semester 1 September 12-November 14, 2018
Semester 2 January 9 - March 27, 2019

What Ministries does Brookside Midweek have?

Brookside Midweek has ministries for all ages!

There are early childhood classes (nursery to age 5) for children of parents attending any of the MIdweek programs.

Kindergarten–Grade 4
Kids experience a fun, encouraging environment designed specially to help them grow in their faith. Through large-group teaching, small group conversations with skilled leaders, and age-targeted tracks like art, drama, and team-building games, kids increase their Biblical knowledge and build confidence in their faith.

Middle School (5th-8th)
Wednesday Nights are designed to be a fun environment where students can connect with their peers, dive into the Word of God and be challenged by a caring adult to take next steps in their walk with Christ! These nights include fun, games, worship, Biblical teaching, small groups and so much more. 7-8:30pm

High School (9th-12th)
On Wednesday night, High school students from all over Fort Wayne gather for a time to rest, connect and grow in their relationship with Jesus. The night is geared to allow students to hang with friends, ask questions, hear relevant Biblical messages and be in a discussion group. 7-8:30pm

Classes and Groups for Adults

Single Mom's Group - Finding Peace in God's Pauses and Plans - Wendy Pope
When waiting on God stretches for months or years, we might begin to doubt His promises. This hands-on guidebook will show us how to transform a difficult season of waiting into a sweet season with God. No book fee, but please sign up. Facilitator: Susan Graf | Room 2313| no book fee  

Women's Group - FerVent:  A Woman's Battle Plan for Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer - Pricilla Shirer
With a weapon that really works, each chapter will guide you in crafting prayer strategies that hit the enemy where it hurts, letting him know you're on to him and that you won't back down. Facilitator: Jill Clay | Room 2305 | $5 book fee

Men's Small Group
Men are not meant to do life alone! We need each other to support, challenge and hold us accountable as we discover God's calling! Matt Harmon leads this group to consider what it looks like to live as a godly man.
Facilitator: Matt Harmon | Conference Room

Financial Peace University (FPU)
Do you need help paying off the credit card bill? Do you wish you could have an emergency fund to use when the car breaks down? Do you find it challenging to talk to your spouse about money? Do you desire to give more to the church or local charities in time of need? FPU will give you answers to these and more money questions.                                  Contact Aaron Makin (458-4455) for more details.

Holy Yoga
Come connect spiritually, emotionally, and physically with the Lord while stretching and breathing the stress of the day away. Wear comfortable clothes that can stretch but do not bunch or move too much. Appropriate clothing is, but is not limited to, a t-shirt, yoga pants or capris, sweatpants. Bring a water bottle, a yoga mat, blocks, straps, blanket...if you do not have any supplies, please come anyway!
Facilitator: Anne-Therese Peterson | Room 2311

How do I Sign Up?

Contact the church office if you are interested in joining a small group or Financial Peace University. The Bible studies and youth groups require no sign up and you are welcome to join at any time.

Are you an adoptive parent, foster parent, or someone considering adoption or foster care? Are you interested in learning about child or family sponsorship? Mission 1:27 normally meets for our monthly foster and adoption care support group the third Sunday of each month at 10:30 am.


Meet new friends and enjoy a delicious lunch at the monthly SAM luncheon. Click here for details.

Intro is your first step toward finding real community here at Brookside. If you are new or have never connected, Intro is for you. Intro is a 60 minute event where you can hear our story, meet some of our staff, connect with other Brooksiders and have your questions answered. Oh, and did we mention that snacks are included... and it's free? 

Contact Pastor Jesse for details.

Next Intro-March 24

The next Mission Support Group meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 27 at 6:30pm in room 1305. Scott and Caitlin Andrews, missionaries in the Czech Republic, will share what is happening in that part of the world.


REAL Connection Circles for Women

Do want to get to know more Brookside women? Do you crave a time to just sit and relax and share with other gals? Do you want to make new friends in a Christ-centered environment? You need REAL Connection Circles for Women!

REAL - Relationship  Encouragement  Accountability  Laughter

This is not a replacement for a Bible Study - it is the opportunity to go deeper with a small group of women.

WHERE: In the home of one of your hostesses
WHEN: Once a month - each group has a different day/time (Ex. 2nd Tuesday at 7 pm)
WHO: You and 7 other women
WHAT: Gather to have snacks, talk and fellowship, one of the hostesses will share an encouraging devotion, and you will end with a time of prayer.
WHY: We need SIMPLE opportunities to CONNECT - to make friends - to build relationships.

NO homework, No special planning, just come and encourage each other!


All Brookside men are invited to join us for a prayer breakfast on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 8:00am at Joanna's Restaurant.

Upcoming dates: February 20

Become a tutor for Arlington Elementary School students! Study Connection will meet each Wednesday afternoon at Brookside from 3:15-4:15pm.  If you are interested in this opportunity, CONTACT MIKE CAYWOOD for additional information.

Saturday basketball is on break during the King's Court Children's League season. Basketball will resume in mid-March.

SATURDAYS from 11:00am-1:30pm for anyone post high school.

Fee-$1 per week, per player payable at the door.

Invite a friend and shoot some hoops with us here in Brookside’s gym!

It's time to register for the Fall season of Brookside Ultimate! Games are played on Sunday evenings in the Brookside Gym.

For further details email here.


Women's Ministry presents...


Join us on March 10 at 6:00pm in room 1305. Back by popular demand is Bunco Game Night! Bring a friend and your favorite snack to share!

This 4-week workshop is for parents who are getting ready, or are already navigating through the teen years. Join us Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm in room 2310 beginning February 6.

We are excited to kick off our new Young Adults of Brookside group gathering on Thursday, February 21! Whether you are a recent high school graduate, dedicated college student, young professional, or just starting a family, we want to provide a time for you to hang out and do life with similarly aged people in the church. So bring a friend and come join us February 21 from 6:30-8:00 pm in room 1306 for pizza, games, and fellowship.

What: Young Adult of Brookside

Who: Young Adults (ages 18+)

When: Thursday, February 21 from 6:30-8:00 pm

Where: Brookside Church- High School Room

Pizza: Most definitely

Why: Because We Love You

Childcare:  We will not be able to provide childcare at this time, so we ask those with little ones to please find a sitter for these gatherings.

Men's Ministry presents...RIVALS NIGHT!

Brookside Men's Ministry is hosting it's first Rivals event for the Indiana/Purdue Basketball game on Tuesday, February 19 at 6:45pm. The game will be on the big screen in the High School youth room with food and drinks on hand as well. A great time will be had by all (especially if your team wins).

Who: Men of all ages

What: Indiana/Purdue Baskeball Game; Food and Fun

When: Tuesday, Feb. 19 6:45- 9:45

Where: Brookside HS Youth Room (room 1306)

Brookside Church will host the FEC Spring Quiz Off on Saturday, March 2, from 8:30am-6:00pm.

We need volunteers for the day and host families for out-of-state quizzers on Friday, March 1.

Contact Matthew Demorest with questions or to volunteer.

 April 26-28, 2019

Miracle Camp and Retreat Center in Southwest Michigan is a fantastic place for a women's retreat! Grab some girlfriends and come to Retreat 1 (April 26-28). This premier women's conference of more than 250 women is full of activities, workshops, and meaningful worship sessions. Come and enjoy the weekend full of free time to relax, outdoor adventure activities to excite, passionate worship and Bible teaching to challenge, and opportunties for you to connect with other women from Brookside!

How to register (please do both):

  1. Sign up at the Connections Center in the Well.
  2. Visit to complete the registration.



Brookside Church | 6102 Evard Rd | Fort Wayne IN 46835 | PH 260-485-9665
Service Times: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 A.M.