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Our Mission

We seek to be a multicultural, multigenerational congregation with growing influence for Jesus Christ in the Town of Brunswick, Rensselaer County, across the Capital Region, and around the world. The mission field is all around us.

At Brunswick Church, we strive to recognize and react to the needs of our own community. We are also a sending church that seeks to reflect the example set by Jesus Christ. We must all look outside of ourselves and share our resources, our gifts and our very lives with others.

The Brunswick Church Mission Team follows a prayerfully created and regularly evaluated mission policy as we select mission partners to support. We currently support mission partners in over 14 countries. We encourage relationships with our partners and are blessed by numerous visits throughout the year. We also strive to be a local congregation with a heart for our own community. We believe we reflect God’s own that heart for mission when we reach outside ourselves and share not only our resources, but our very lives with others.

Having a heart for mission means that Brunswick is both a sending and receiving church —willing to send leadership and receive leadership from our mission partners. We recognize that mission is a two-way street —acknowledging we often receive and learn much more than we give and teach.

The main focus of our mission is relationship.
Crucial to our focus are our mission partners both local and global.
In addition to our many dear partners and friends, we’ve been led in the last several years to a deeper emphasis in the following areas:

  • Kenya
  • Bangladesh
  • Downtown Troy
  • Rural Rensselaer Country

If you would like to know more, email missions@brunswickchurch.org.

 

Prayer Ministries

 “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him” (1 John 5:14-15).

At Brunswick Church, we strive to be an intentional praying community, believing that prayer is foundational to our life together as the body of Christ. For that reason, prayer is powerful in and vital to our care of one another and our ministry in the region, nation, and world.

Here are just a few ways in which we join together in prayer…

Community Prayer (worship joys and concerns)
Each worship weekend, we lift up the joys we have experienced in God’s blessings, as well as the concerns that have been heavy on our hearts. Come join us on Thursday at 7:00 PM or Sunday at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM and experience God’s presence in gathered worship and community prayer.

Prayer Cards & Kiosk
Another way to request prayer is to fill our a prayer card, located in the seat pockets or at the prayer kiosk in our Worship Center. These cards give you the option to have your request prayed for by our pastors and staff confidentially, by our prayer chain (a dedicated group of people called to a ministry of prayer), or by the whole church community (with permission).

Ministry Teams

Music In Worship

Music plays an integral role in our three weekly worship services. It is a gift from God, capable of stirring the heart and emotions, and allows us to worship Him with an ever-varying palette. From the ancient hymns of our faith, accompanied by a soaring organ, to the driven sounds of a contemporary worship band, lifting our praises to our Creator and seeking His face in worship through music act as anchors in our services.

Many individuals and groups are involved in this ministry–adult and children’s choirs, men’s and women’s ensembles, instrumental players and band members commit themselves to a high level of engagement with one another and musical leaders to ensure a constant pursuit of excellence in this area. They are supported in worship by a team of Audio-Visual Techs, who lend sound system support and video technology to enhance the congregation’s worship. There are many opportunities for involvement at all levels of musical experience. Contact us at info@brunswickchurch.org if you are interested.

Youth

Brunswick Church Youth
Our mission is to be a part of the Brunswick Church family, helping teens discover Jesus Christ, grow in a relationship with Him and others, and help them to find a place to use their gifts in the Church.

Want the latest information?

Sign up for our Youth E-Bulletin. The YEB gives you all the updated info on Surrender happenings like trips, events and groups. Just send your email information to the Director of Nurture Ministries, Niki Campbell at niki@brunswickchurch.org

Youth Group Large Group Meetings

Youth Group is the place for middle and high school students to gather for games, discussion, and service. Join in as we discuss issues relating to youth and see what God’s Word has to say about them. We also look to do some small service projects that help us make a difference. Join us on Wednesday nights from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Old Sanctuary.

Surrender Worship

The youth of Brunswick Church come together once a month to worship our Lord Jesus Christ in a unique, youth-led worship experience called Surrender Worship. Young musicians and vocalists lead in sung praise, young preachers lead their friends in enthusiastic praise, and others offer their artistic and technical gifts to enhance the worship with visual arts. This service is held once a month.  Worship Team planning sessions happen weekly seasonally for all interested high school students at a time and day of the week to be determined.

Youth Small Groups

Each week at 10 AM, between our two Sunday Worship services, we offer small groups. If you feel God is calling you to serve those at such a critical time in their lives and in their faith journey, please contact Niki Campbell at niki@brunswickchurch.org

Game Night

Periodically through out the year there are game nights for certain ages – often at the Kiehls’ home. It is a fun time to bring out the board games with a new twist. Watch the youth emails and texts for the next game night.

Upcoming Events, Trips and Conferences

We’ll keep you posted

Contact information:
Niki Campbell
Director Of Nurture Ministries
niki@brunswickchurch.org
Phone: 518-279-3792 ext. 11

 Children in worship

Children are a welcome and vital part of our worship at Brunswick Church. We offer classes and care for the youngest, Early Childhood, and a children’s worship, Xtreme Worship, for the older ones. We also provide children with a “worship bag” of activities to help enrich their worship experience should they choose to stay with family or friends in the Worship Center.

Xtreme worship (1st – 5th grades)
Sundays @ 8:30  AM and 11:00 AM (We often take a hiatus for part of the Summer)

In Xtreme Worship, kids experience the power and energy of God in a large group setting.

Each worship experience has…

1. Upbeat music
2. High drama Bible lessons (drama, video, or object lesson)
3. Experiential learning where kids make BIG discoveries, and multi-sensory lessons that WOW kids and keep them coming back, week after week.
4. BIG surprise…BIG excitement…and God’s Word presented in BIG-time cool ways that kids love!

Early Childhood (Birth – Kindergarten)
Sundays @ 8:30 & 11:00 AM

We welcome the privilege of ministering to your child with the love of Jesus. Our goal in the Early Childhood department is for each child to practically experience God’s love from the people caring for them. Our Early Childhood department provides a loving, nurturing and age-appropriate environment for each age group, with the addition of age-appropriate lessons for our older two classrooms.

The Early Childhood Classrooms are in the hall parallel to the Worship Center.

Infants & Toddlers
2 & 3 year olds
Pre-K & Kindergarten

If you have any questions about our Children’s Ministries, please email Niki Campbell, our Director of Nurture Ministries, at niki@brunswickchurch.org

Donate

Online Giving

Now Available at Brunswick Church: Electronic Giving

Access your contributions online – we’re making it easier for you to view your contributions, track your contributions, and even give online, all from one location. Sign up to get started! It’s easy!

Here’s how:

· Go to Online Giving to register. If you encounter an issue with your registration, it may be because we do not have your current email in our database. If this occurs, email office@brunswickchurch.org with your current email and we will update the system. You will receive an email that will let you know it is OK to register.

· Once you are registered, you may view your contributions, set up online giving, both recurring for your tithe and designated for your offerings (missions, ministry specific gifts, etc.) and you can even pay for events like retreats and trips.

· If you have questions, you may call the office at 518-279-3792.

Online giving is just the beginning. With AccessACS, we are going to be introducing some new ways to participate in the Brunswick Church community. Coming soon there will be an event calendar and some ways to sign up for a small group or volunteer to serve all from your own profile page. Read your weekly BEB for updates as they become available.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are multiple opportunities for us to be of service to our community, both local and global. Our Deacons help reach out to those in need in our congregation and local community. We operate a Day Care center 9 hours a day, 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Our Missions team helps organize opportunities both locally with a Food Pantry and globally with trips to support orphanages in Kenya and Bangladesh, as well as reaching out to help rebuild after domestic disasters. 

An important part of our walk with Christ involves a life of service.

Micah 6:8 says “He has shown all you people what is good.  And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Some of our ongoing ministries where you might serve:

Adult Ministry – Assist a small group leader or lead a small group yourself. Contact: niki@brunswickchurch.org

Buildings & Grounds – Help with clean-up, groundskeeping, gardening, painting, minor repair work. Contact facilities@brunswickchurch.org

Children’s Ministry – Become part of Awana  on Wednesday evenings and support the spiritual growth of our children. Work in childcare on Sunday mornings. Contact: niki@brunswickchurch.org

Guest Services – Join our usher team and make our guest comfortable as they arrive for worship. Become a greeter and offer that first introduction to all of our guests at worship services and events throughout the year. Contact: niki@brunswickchurch.org

Missions – Find out about mission opportunities and help to support our mission partners around the world by joining the Mission Team. Contact:  missions@brunswickchurch.org

Office Ministry – Answer phones in a lively office environment. Help with publication production and maintaining the supply inventory. Contact: office@brunswickchurch.org

Brunswick Cares Community Food Pantry – Assist this ministry by joining the Brunswick Cares team. Welcome guests, work the intake desk, or be part of the pantry team pulling together orders. The pantry  hours are Tuesday 5-7 PM and Saturday 9-11 AM. Contact: brunswickfoodpantry@gmail.com

Youth Ministry – Be part of our active youth group that meets every Wednesday evening. Teach a youth small group on Sunday mornings. Chaperone events and trips throughout the year. Contact: niki@brunswickchurch.org

 

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