God can do amazing things through us!
Forty people started Brookwood Community Church in 2008. Wooddale Church and the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference helped, but this group prayed, planned, and did the work. God used them to do something wonderful! Starting Brookwood has had an incredible impact already.
This church helped some of us to start following Jesus. Others of us have raised our children to follow Jesus here. We all have grown, found a place to belong, and served God together.
Now it’s time to share these good things with more people. To do that, we need a home. We know it’s time and that God has called us to build a home for Brookwood, so we’re ready to step out in faith and begin. God can do amazing things through us!
Will you join us?
It’s time to FOCUS on our community.
People need to see us.
Brookwood has been tucked away in a corner of Shakopee since we started. We need to be in the center of our community where people will notice us and remember that we exist. That probably involves locating near Highway 169.
People need to recognize us.
Many people still think of buildings when they think of churches. Our future home will state reliably to our community that we care and are here to stay.
It’s time to CONNECT with God and each other.
Right-sized space matters.
Relationships drive Brookwood, and our future home will foster connections. A smaller, 300 seat auditorium will ensure that we never get lost in the crowd. At the same time, this space will provide a cost-effective yet excellent worship experience.
Good design matters.
We have squeezed our children and students into rooms designed for someone else. Now it’s time to provide them with excellent facilities designed for them.
It’s time to IMPACT more people for Jesus.
Let's help more people follow Jesus.
Our future home will provide a center for equipping people to follow Jesus. That has always been our passion. We also want to help more people follow Jesus. We see 1,000 people attending multiple worship services at Brookwood.
Let's start more churches.
Imagine glorifying God by starting more churches like us! Keeping our future home reasonably priced will put that dream within reach.
Would you like to learn more?
The best way is to sign up for a home visit. Someone from the leadership of Brookwood will contact you, set up a time to talk, share our vision, leave materials for you to study, and answer any questions you might have. There will be no pressure during these visits. This is a time to celebrate what God is doing through our church and what the future might be. To register for a home visit, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
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How can people allocate their online contributions to the campaign? Giving to the building fund is active at Brookwood.net right now. Anyone wishing to make an online contribution to the building fund can click on the “Give” button and select the “Building Fund” option on the drop down menu providing options for people to “give to.” Gifts here can be one-time or recurring.
How can people distinguish their campaign contributions from their general fund contributions via check? It’s best to write separate checks for the building fund and the general fund. If the entire check is going to the building fund, please write “It’s Time” or “Building Fund” on the memo line. If the gift is divided, please indicate the amount for general fund and building fund on the memo line.
Is it possible to make contributions via credit card? No. We use bank draft.
Will all of these campaign contributions be listed on our year-end tax statements? Yes.
Do we have to fill out all 3 years of the commitment card, or can we just put one total dollar amount at the bottom? If is to your benefit to think of what you want to give in 2017, 2018, and 2019. However, if you prefer to put only the total dollar amount, feel free to do that instead!
How will we use the $500,000 once it’s raised? $500,000 will provide us with opportunities. Since Brookwood started in 2008, we have had several options to provide the church with a more permanent home. However, we need funds to look or talk seriously. $500,000 may not enable us to purchase a future home, but it will be a good start!
What is the next step for Brookwood after this campaign is over? We will continue looking for our future home. Options discussed by the church include purchasing an existing facility, fitting into a larger project, and building on land we buy. Any solution will likely cost more than $500,000. Therefore, closing a deal will almost certainly require us to raise additional funds at a later date.
Who will pick our future home? The Board of Elders will continue to look for opportunities to provide Brookwood a future home. When they believe they have a good option, they will bring their recommendation to the church. Construction, land purchases, and borrowing of money all require written votes of the members in a congregational meeting.