In the fall of 1979, a collection of small group leaders from Elmbrook Church who were living in Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, and Milwaukee started meeting weekly on the East Side of Milwaukee with the blessing of former Elmbrook Pastor Stuart Briscoe.
Over the past 40+ years, Eastbrook has grown to become a diverse church with an emphasis on local and international outreach. Since 1996, Eastbrook has inhabited our current campus on N. Green Bay Avenue, formerly the campus of St. Nicholas Catholic Church. We are grateful to be entrusted with a campus that has been a part of Milwaukee’s history, and to continue its legacy in our neighborhood.
There is a place for you at Eastbrook. You and your story matter.
Church: 5353 N. Green Bay Ave.
Office: 5385 N. Green Bay Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53209
Sundays at 8, 9:30 & 11 am
Second Tuesdays at 7 pm
We are aiming to become a more vibrant, diverse, multi-ethnic church with an impact on the city of Milwaukee and the world.“After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: ‘Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.’”(Revelation 7:9-10)
We are aiming to make new disciples and grow current disciples deeper as evidenced by increased conversions, baptisms, small group participation, and God stories.“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’” (Matthew 28:18-20)
We are aiming to reach beyond ourselves through missional engagement in our neighborhood, city, and world through evangelism, community outreach, and online ministry platforms. “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”(Acts 1:8)
We are aiming to make leadership growth a priority through intentional recruitment and training of staff, ministry volunteers, ministry residents, and interns. “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” (2 Timothy 2:2)
We are aiming to increase levels of engagement at Eastbrook Church as reflected in attendance, serving, and giving. “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christmay be built upuntil we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:11-13)
We believe in the Scriptures, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life. (2 Tim.3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21)
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 3:11-17)
We believe Jesus Christ is true God and true Man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate, and in the person of the Holy Spirit, He indwells the believer. (Lk 2:52; Jn. 4:6, Heb.5:8; Jn. 1:3, Jn.20:2)
We believe the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict, regenerate, seal, indwell, guide, instruct and empower for life and service. (Jn. 14:26; Rom.8:14, Jn.16:8; Jn.3:5-6)
We believe man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore spiritually dead. Only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. (Rom.5:12-21)
We believe the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation of believers and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God. (Jn.3:16; Rom.5:10-11; 2 Cor.5:18-20; Gal.4:4-6)
We believe water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during this age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation. Water baptism shall be a prerequisite for church membership. While other forms of water baptism are acceptable for church membership, this church shall practice believer’s baptism by immersion. (Acts 16:30-33; 1 Cor.11:23-26)
We believe the true Church is composed of all such persons who are regenerated by the Holy Spirit through saving faith in Jesus Christ, united together in the Body of Christ of which He is Lord and Head, and commissioned for the God-given task of proclaiming the Gospel to every person. Only thus members of the true Church are eligible for membership in the local church. Every local church has the right under Christ to decide and govern its own affairs. (1 Cor. 12:13)
We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that this has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer. (1Jn. 2:28; Acts 1:9-11)
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead: of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and eternal separation from God. (Jn. 5:28-29; Rev.20:11-15)
Church services are currently open with no limitations of capacity as determined by the City of Milwaukee. To access live online broadcast of the services please go to eastbrook.org/athome or download the Eastbrook App. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, isolation, loneliness, or other concerns, please let us know via this confidential form.