Welcome to Brookstone Community Church. We’re a church that focuses on relationship – both with God and others – rather than religion!
Our church name is taken from the story of David and Goliath. Just like David chose those five smooth stones from the brook, we believe God has equipped each of us with the tools needed to slay the giants in our lives. Our purpose is to help you discover those tools and apply them to your life.
We are committed to reaching out to our community; training and equipping each member to live their faith in a real and relevant manner. Ministry to the entire family is one of our core values. No matter your age or station in life, you are valued and God has a destiny for you.
The Holy Scriptures
(2 Timothy 3:16,17) We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible, irrevocable and complete Word of God.
The Eternal Godhead
(1 John 5:7) We believe God is Triune: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, the three in one.
The Fall of Man
(Romans 5:12) We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection.
Basis of Salvation
(John 3:1; Romans 5:8, Romans 10:9-10) We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him and confess Jesus Christ as their Lord.
Salvation Through Grace
(Ephesians 2:8) We believe that before salvation we have no righteousness of our own and must come to God through the righteousness of Christ.
Repentance and Acceptance
(1 John 1:9) We believe that upon sincere repentance and a wholehearted acceptance of Christ as Lord, we are justified before God.
The New Birth
(2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20, John 3:5-7) We believe that the change which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a literal one and is the result of being born of the Spirit of God.
Daily Christian Life
(Hebrews 6:1) We believe that it is the will of God that we live a sanctified and holy life, growing constantly in the Faith.
(Matthew 28:19) We believe that baptism by immersion in water is an outward sign of the inward work of salvation.
The Lord’s Supper
(I Corinthians 11:28) We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the symbolical use of the bread and the juice of the vine.
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
(Acts 1:8; 2:4) We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is to endow the believer with power, and that His empowering is after the same manner as in Bible days.
The Spirit-Filled Life
(Ephesians 4:30-32) We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit continually.
The Gifts and the Fruit of the Spirit
(1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22-23 Romans 12:6-8; Ephesians 4:11-13) We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life.
Moderation and Balance
(Philemon 4:5) We believe that all truth must be balanced with other scriptural truth in order to avoid any extreme or fanaticism and we believe that moderation should show forth in our daily walk as a believer.
(1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:17; 18:18-19; James 5:14-16; 1 Corinthians 2:9; Mark 16:15-18; Matthew 24:35; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:33) We believe that divine healing is the provision of Christ to heal the sick in response to the exercise of faith, the prayer of faith, the prayer of agreement, anointing with oil, the gifts of healings or the laying on of hands. We believe that this provision of Christ is for everyone today.
The Second Coming
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17) We believe that the second coming of Christ is literal and inevitable.
(Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:25) We believe it is our sacred duty to identify and actively participate with the local and visible church of Christ.
The Final Judgment
(2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20: 11-13) We believe that all shall stand one day before God in final judgment, and there receive eternal reward or eternal judgment.
(John 14:2; Revelation 7:15-17) We believe that heaven is a literal place, eternally existent.
(Revelation 20:10,15) We believe that hell is a literal place of eternal torment for all who reject the Lord Jesus.
(James 5:20; Mark 16:15, 2 Corinthians 5:18-21) We believe that soul-winning is the Great Commission given to the Church.
Tithes and Offerings
(Malachi 3:10, 2 Corinthians 9:7; Hebrews 7:8) We believe that the method ordained of God for the support and spread of His cause is by the giving of tithes and free-will offerings.
(John 4:24; Psalm 150) We believe that “acceptable” and “true” worship is prescribed by God Himself in His Word. This embodies individual and corporate expressions of praise and thanksgiving and reverence in holiness.
Church Government (1 Peter 5:1-5; Romans 13) We believe in church government to ensure order, and we believe in loyalty to those acting in rightful authority as they lead us in the Lord.
Tolerance within the Body of Christ
(1 John 4:7; Romans 12:18) We believe in Christian tolerance to all who believe in the deity and redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Unity, Liberty, and Love
We believe that in essentials there must be unity, in non-essentials — liberty, and in all things — love.