Why Community?

We believe that we are all created for relationship with God and with each other. Brookside's mission for community is to lead people into healthy relationships with each other. Community life groups play a crucial role in helping relationships thrive in the life of the church. In groups, we are known, loved, cared for, pursued, encouraged, and challenged to be more like Jesus. As we grow together in groups, we ultimately want to see the overflow as Gospel-saturated communities across Fort Wayne.

  • The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door

    This unique and inspiring book asks the question: What is the most loving thing I can do for the people who live on my street or in my apartment building? Through compelling true stories of lives impacted, the authors show readers how to create genuine friendships with the people who live in closest proximity to them. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter make this book perfect for small groups or individual study.

  • Love Like Jesus: Reaching Others with Passion and Purpose

    Love Like Jesus provides relevant and practical tips for those who want to spread their passion for Jesus to their neighbors and the world. Judah Smith emphasizes that telling others about Jesus comes with challenges, and he provides effective solutions designed to overcome fear and uncertainty.

  • Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community

    In Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, renowned Christian minister, professor, and author of The Cost of Discipleship recounts his unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years in Germany. Giving practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups, Life Together is bread for all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship