The core of the Brookside Institute is a series of classes that will build and reinforce strong foundations of the Christian faith.
Posts on Bible, theology, and the value (and practice) of equipping in the local church. And lots of other stuff too.
A growing collection of content in areas broadly related to biblical engagement and theological formation.
What Others Are Saying
Others are talking about the Institute and its value. Take a few minutes and hear what they've got to say.
I love what Tim Wiebe is doing with the Brookside Institute! The locus of theological training is to be the local church. There is a wave of local churches reclaiming this stewardship - it is a movement of change. The Brookside Institute is helping set a pace and I strongly commend it to you."
Teaching Pastor, Veritas Church (Iowa City, IA)
Director of the Veritas School of Theology
Equipping believers for service and facilitating unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God (Ephesians 4:12-13) is a lost emphasis in much of evangelicalism today. I can think of no better opportunity to restore that emphasis than the Brookside Institute."
James P. Eckman, PhD
President Emeritus, Grace University
Church Advisor and Teaching Pastor, Steadfast Bible Fellowship
The Brookside Institute is an example of a community of believers becoming like the Bereans of Acts 17. “Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.” (Acts 17:11, NAU). Led by Director Tim Wiebe and capable teachers, the Brookside Institute encompasses the bedrock to establish a believer in the faith; the structure to motivate toward growth and service; and the vision of preparing disciples to be disciple-makers.
Few churches have the capacity to guide their people in substantial Christian education, staffing to rightly divide the Word of Truth, the idea of equipping for service and growth. I’ve admired the energy and expertise of Director Wiebe in pursuing this dream. I’m excited to see how the Brookside Institute will be a force for discipleship.
Dr. Greg Carlson is Professor of Christian Ministries at Trinity International University. He is an author, youth and family ministry consultant, pastor, and seminar leader living in the Chicago area.
The domain of theology and training is the local church. For too long the local church has been satisfied with with allowing other organizations to be the primary vehicle for training and equipping our congregations. I love that the Brookside Institute is serious about theological education in the local church.
JT English, PhD
Lead Pastor, Storyline Church (Arvada, CO)
Author of Deep Discipleship and co-host of the Knowing Faith podcast
What we think about God, about our identity, about our future, about our purpose—all of these shape who we are and how we choose to live. And at root, these are all distinctly theological issues. As such, I commend the Brookside Institute to you as an important resource in helping Christians think carefully and accurately about the most important facets of the human experience.
Pastor Gerald Hiestand
The Center for Pastor Theologians (www.pastortheologians.com)
Interested in hearing what others who have taken particular classes have to say about them? Check out the "what others are saying" link for any of our classes on our Classes Overview page!