Let us celebrate together all that God has done and is doing in our midst. Our annual network-wide celebration and vision gathering will take place on the evening of Wednesday, June 8th at St. Ann’s Church in Downtown Brooklyn. Dinner and drinks will be mingled with giving thanks as we look back at what God has done for us in the past year and anticipate what he will do for and through us in the coming year. Childcare for 0-5 will be will be available. Dinner is at 6:30pm, with a short program following. Come and celebrate with your church family!
“Our task as image-bearing, God-loving, Christ-shaped, Spirit-filled Christians, following Christ and shaping our world, is to announce redemption to a world that has discovered its fallenness, to announce healing to a world that has discovered its brokenness, to proclaim love and trust to a world that knows only exploitation, fear and suspicion…The gospel of Jesus points us and indeed urges us to be at the leading edge of the whole culture, articulating…a worldview that will mount the historically-rooted Christian challenge to both modernity and postmodernity, leading the way…with joy and humor and gentleness and good judgment and true wisdom.”
—N.T. Wright, The Challenge of Jesus
Brooklyn Fellows exists so that members of Resurrection Brooklyn can experience and grow in their understanding of the scope of the Good News of Jesus Christ: By his death and resurrection, he is renewing his people and the world. We want participants to see how their individual faith stories are part of the larger story of God’s redemption so that they find new freedom and boldness to serve the Church and to engage every aspect of culture.
To that end, Brooklyn Fellows is designed around the following theological and philosophical pillars:
• The biblical narrative of redemption is the most beautiful, compelling, and powerful story. Its scope is both personal and cosmic. Knowing the biblical narrative shapes and changes our experience of and perspective on everything.
• God is at work to redeem both our souls and bodies and calls us to live fully integrated lives. As such, our Sunday worship and private devotions are not in opposition or tangential to the rest of the week. Instead, they shape all we do. Furthermore, our worship and work equally reflect the reality of God’s renewing work through Jesus Christ.
• The incarnation and resurrection of Jesus Christ means the effects and implications of his Good News are to be felt and experienced in the here and now, even if in part. God is using all that we do for the sake of justice, peace, reconciliation and the flourishing for his eternal purposes. What we do matters and nothing is in vain.
• God does not call us as individuals, but as his sons and daughters into his family, the Church. As we live out our identity in the local congregation, God is at work to make his family the most the most beautiful, compelling, and powerful community. Furthermore, the mission of each congregation is to bear witness of God’s redemption in all things. As Lesslie Newbigin writes, the local congregation is to be “a sign, instrument and foretaste of God’s redeeming grace for the whole life of society.”
Participants in Brooklyn Fellows will explore all these pillars holistically: intellectually through readings, spiritually through Christian practices and disciplines, and relationally through intentional fellowship and community building.
Brooklyn Fellows requires a high level of commitment for 9-months starting in mid-September and ending early June:
• Participants are expected to attend the opening dinner (9/9) and day retreat (9/10).
• Participants are expected to miss no more than 2 meetings each Fall and Spring semesters. Brooklyn Fellows meet Monday nights (7:30-9PM at the 367 Jay Street office) beginning on 9/12. We meet on average three times a month. While traveling, Fellows should make every effort to participate via Skype/FaceTime or the equivalent.
• Participants are expected to complete all the assigned readings.
• Participants are expected to engage in the Christian practices and disciplines on a daily basis. This includes Morning and Evening prayer.
• Fellows are encouraged to participate in any planned outings as well as meet with alumni of the program when appropriate.
Brooklyn Fellows is virtually free! Participants are responsible for the cost of their own books (~$200) and the occasional group outing. Participants will also be asked to contribute to group meals, like the Christmas and Yearend Banquets.
Brooklyn Fellows Applicaiton for 2016-2017 Available Here. (Note: Download the PDF before filling it out. Edits made to the PDF in the web browser will not be saved.)
Thank you for your interest in Brooklyn Fellows! If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact Pastor Marc Choi. If you’d like to speak to a current Brooklyn Fellow or alum, ask Pastor Marc and he’ll be happy to connect you.
Celebrate the efforts of the 2016 Ethiopia ACT Mission Team!
Hosted by Red Hook Winery, and catered by Brooklyn Icehouse, we invite you to come and support the service of our current and future missions teams as they work to fight the AIDS epidemic in Addis Ababa.
RED HOOK WINERY
April 7th, 7:30PM
$50 per person | Space is limited
Automotive High School has a new partner for after-school programs, Counseling in Schools (www.counselinginschools.org). The group offers a variety of programs that help develop student both educationally and socially, ranging from chess to music production. We hope to continue our service to Automotive High School by working to assist in some of these programs. One immediate opportunity lies in creating an after-school “internship” program for distinguished students from the school. If you work in a situation where you would be willing to host one of these students one day per week through the Spring semester (they are particularly interested in careers involving light production or manufacturing work – “working with your hands”), please contact David Stancil at david@resurrectionbrooklyn.
org. As the potential program develops, we may also seek to help with resume writing workshops, interviewing skills classes, and more. Please stay tuned for more details!