Steve Rieske talks on Faith, Hope, Love, and how to ACTUALLY enjoy mother's day in this week's sermon. Yeah. You're gonna wanna listen in.Read More
What do the Great Commission and the Brookside Summer 3BBQ Challenge have in common? Tune into this week's sermon with Steve Rieske to find out!
Also, we commission Lizzie Edwards on to her new role with Cru Bridges!Read More
DON'T GIVE UP.
DON'T BURN OUT.
Steve Rieske tells you how to discover your gift and how to use it for the glory of God (and how to avoid dying while doing so) in this week's sermon.
Also, Brookside commissions Erin Kessler and Tyler Griffin Bock as new Brookside Kids Directors!Read More
"Your life cannot be changed just by hearing sermons. Nor can it be changed just by hearing the Word."
Steve Rieske spoke some important truths about the Christian life and encourages us not just to consume information, but to TRAIN.Read More
THE KING HAS RISEN. HE IS ALIVE!
Journey with Steve Rieske as he walks us through the first EasterRead More
JESUS LOVES SHORT PEOPLE. Steve Rieske talks Zacchaeus, the coming Kingdom, and more in this week's sermon.Read More
Was Jesus more a of a left-wing hippie? Or straight-laced conservative? Or both? Or something entirely different? Find out more in this week’s sermon.Read More
Similar to most epic tales of adventure and sacrifice, there came a point in Jesus’ ministry where he had to set his face toward the most epic trials and battle of his earthly life. We take a closer look at this moment in scripture in this series.Read More
Did you know you can baptize a donut? Steve Rieske talks about the history and implications of baptism in this week's sermon.Read More
WHAT EVEN IS COMMUNION?! And why are Christians drinking Jesus's blood?!
Find out in this week's sermon with Steve Rieske!
Did you know that Jesus invented the 5 paragraph essay? Well...not really. But Steve Rieske illustrates how Jesus formulates his thoughts according to the well-known model from our middle school years in his Sermon on the Plain in this week's sermon.Read More
All goodness is gift-giving. So often as Christians, we shy away from gifts because they feel too material or "worldly", but Steve Rieske unpacks how everything good is a gift in Brookside's last advent sermon.Read More
New Year, New You? Steve Rieske challenges us to make a new resolution to train spiritually in this week's sermon.Read More
"The manger and the cross are bookends of the same thing." These and other deep truths were examined in this week's sermon with Steve Rieske.Read More
"He sees and knows. He opens the way for the oppressed. He pushes aside the rich to provide for the poor."
Does this sound like the God you know? Join Mary in finding out more about the God of the Bible in this week's message.Read More
We know that there’s something wrong with the world. And we know that we feel an individual and collective responsibility to fix it. But how? Steve Rieske unpacks how the coming of Jesus was the beginning of a kingship meant to reign and right the wrongs of our reality.Read More
Sometimes life feels like a battle. What armor are you putting on? Steve Rieske wraps up our Ephesians series by explaining the battle we're in and how to put on the armor of God.Read More
“WIVES, SUBMIT TO YOUR HUSBANDS.” This simple verse has caused more frustration, abuse, and heartache than we’d care to admit. But in this week’s message, Steve Rieske unpacks the context of the apostle Paul’s words to show that what is implied here is that this is a method and a mandate for ALL Christians to get life: by giving it. By submitting in love to one another. By bearing each other’s burdens. By giving up our lives for His sake, to find them again.Read More
In week 4 of our Ephesians series, the Apostle Paul and Steve Rieske urge us to—in light of what we have learned about Jesus and what he has done for us—walk as Children of the Light. If you’ve ever wondered how to actually live a life of light and love, this message is for you.Read More
When it comes to trying to be better people, we typically fall into one of two camps: the religious rule-followers who try really hard to get it right and judge everyone else for not doing so…or the “do-whatever-you-want-if-it’s-not-hurting-anyone” laissez-faire-ers. But there is a Third Way—the way of Jesus. Steve Rieske discusses the third way in this week’s sermon.Read More