Core Classes


OUR MISSION: TO PROCLAIM + EMBODY
THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST IN THE CITY + THE WORLD

Our Core Classes, Eastbrook 101, 201, 301 (and forthcoming 401!) are designed to help you take some formal first steps into the life of Christ and the body of Eastbrook Church. Dig into the life of the church (101), what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ (201), life on mission (301), and the importance of leadership (401).



WHY SHOULD I TAKE THESE CLASSES?

We know there are many ways that people get involved at big church like Eastbrook. Some get involved through serving, some through attending our Sunday services, some through a specific ministry area or interest area.

Similarly, there is not just one way that people grow as disciples; God grows us all in unique ways as the unique individuals we are.

We know that growth as a disciple of Jesus Christ is a process, not an event or program. But to provide entry points into that process, our staff has put together these four (Eastbrook 401 is coming soon!) “Core Classes” as a way to give our members and attenders an introduction to these four pillars of faith: the church, discipleship, mission, and leadership.


Eastbrook 101 takes the place of a traditional membership class, offering attenders insights into who the church is and why it is, and offering the option to place membership at the end. Eastbrook 201 is a deep dive into discipleship and spiritual growth; something that is essential, not optional for followers of Christ. Eastbrook 301 opens up the doors of the church to the world of mission; both what it means to live a life that is on mission for God, but also the work that is happening around the world in the name of Jesus Christ. Eastbrook 401 is intended to prepare women and men for leadership, whether leading ministries here at Eastbrook or serving on the Church Council.

We do encourage people to take the classes in order, though it is not required! Reach out to us if you have any questions.





EASTBROOK 101: Intro to Life as the Church

Who We Are, Why We Exist, and How You Can Join Us! Take a look at the history, mission, vision and values of Eastbrook, as well as receive an introduction to key ministries and staff members.

WHO & WHY WE ARE

Our History, Vision & Values, and Leadership Structure. Take a look at the big picture on why being a part of a church (even a member) is an important part of our spiritual journey. We'll go over an introduction to Eastbrook—our basic “story” and present direction.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Our Statement of Faith, What It Means to Be a Christian, Basic Bible Study Tools & Approaches, Basic Prayer. A base of what kind of church we are—our essential beliefs, what it means to be a Christian and two key tools for personal spiritual growth.

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

Begin to discover your SHAPE for ministry, be introduced to some ``first serve`` opportunities, as well as opportunities for your children to get connected/involved. Together, we will share our stories to discover who each other is, and will discover ways to continue our journey together with God.

JOIN OUR NEXT SESSION:
May 22 Sunday

Eastbrook 101 (Intro to Life as the Church)


Contact:

Pastor Jim Caler
Sr. Director, Adult Discipleship
jcaler@eastbrook.org
414.228.5220 x213




EASTBROOK 201: Intro to Life as a Disciple

Life as a follower of Christ is not meant to be a static affair, but one of growth and movement. Join us as we look at four key tools every follower of Christ needs to experience growth. If you have not taken Eastbrook 101, we encourage you to take that before Eastbrook 201, though it is not required.

THE WHAT AND WHY OF DISCIPLESHIP

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus? What is discipleship and a discipleship pathway? What are the core values of discipleship and what does growth in this area look like?

ENGAGING WITH GOD'S WORD AND WILL

How do we know, understand, and discern God's will? What is the authority of the Bible in our lives? How does prayer connect to the will of God? Why is prayer important? How do/should we pray?

ENGAGING WITH GOD'S PEOPLE

What is fellowship, what does the Bible say about it, and why should I prioritize it? What is significant about Biblical community?

ENGAGING WITH GOD'S HEART

What is the heart of God for His people? What are the visible attributes of a disciple? How does generosity fit in? What is God's vision for generosity?

JOIN OUR NEXT SESSION:
March 07 Monday

Eastbrook 201 (Intro to Life as a Disciple)


Contact:

Pastor Jim Caler
Sr. Director, Adult Discipleship
jcaler@eastbrook.org
414.228.5220 x213




EASTBROOK 301: Intro to Life on Mission

Living a life on mission is a core aspect of being a disciple. We are all called to live a missional life right where God has placed us: whether that be in our neighborhood, city, or around the world. Learn more about what this means in Eastbrook 301. If you have not taken Eastbrook 101 or Eastbrook 201, we encourage you to take those courses before Eastbrook 301, though it is not required.

JOIN OUR NEXT SESSION:
May 22 Sunday

Eastbrook 301 (Intro to Life on Mission)


Contact:

Pastor Dan Ryan
Sr. Director, Mission
dryan@eastbrook.org
414.228.5220 x225



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OUR TEAM:

Pastor Matt Erickson
Senior Pastor
matterickson@eastbrook.org
414.228.5220


Pastor Jim Caler
Sr. Director, Adult Discipleship
jcaler@eastbrook.org
414.228.5220 x213


Pastor Dan Ryan
Sr. Director, Mission
dryan@eastbrook.org
414.228.5220 x225


Pastor Ruth Carver
Sr. Director, Congregational Care
rcarver@eastbrook.org
414.228.5220 x208




QUICKLINKS:

Other Classes & Studies

Discover communities at Eastbrook. We offer large group Bible Studies, Small Groups in homes or online, Sunday Adult Classes, and more!


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Serve

A great way to get engaged and involved in the community life of Eastbrook is to begin serving. Sign up for our monthly Top Serving Needs email list today!


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Lunch With the Staff

Lunch With the Staff is our newcomer month—a great place to meet our Pastors and staff, as well as to meet other newcomers at the church and find your place.


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