Mission & Vision

The Mission

The mission of Church at the Water Brooks is the same mission Jesus gave His followers: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you." 
Matthew 28:19

We exist to know God and make Him known!

Water Brook's  Mission Acronym

Word of God, Worship & Win = It is our Bread & Butter. We love God's Word that teaches us about Jesus and how to live; we love to worship Jesus for all He has done for us, and we love to win others to Jesus!

Always Love. It is our mission to love people unconditionally like Jesus did. The command to love is the most repeated command in the New Testament, appearing at least 55 times. If we don’t love people , nothing else matters. Love draws people to Jesus like a powerful magnet.

Team work to make the dream work. We believe that God has gifted us all with various talents and abilities to use to reach others for Jesus.  As the pastor, God has gifted Ryan to serve, teach and train people up in the ways of the Lord, in order to equip them to go out and minister to others with their God given gifts.  We know that we are all different parts of the Body of Christ and that means we all have different gifts and talents that God will use to build up others. Ephesians 4:11, "And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ." Often times churches are like sporting events with just a few people in the game and the rest of the people are just bystanders watching. We want to break the 20/80 rule as we believe God wants us all to be in the game serving Him!

Evangelize. Encouraging preaching that calls people to repent & follow Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.

Restore broken lives. The church is like a hospital full of broken and hurt people seeing Jesus as our great physician. In all we do, we want to point people to the almighty counselor/physician who is Jesus! We  counsel people with God's Word.

Build disciples. We want to take Jesus' great commission seriously to build disciples by teaching them about following Jesus. We plan to do this with our 4 discipleship training classes that we will teach quarterly that are geared to bring people to spiritual maturity.

Rescue sinners. Jesus didn’t come for the healthy he came to seek and save lost people. Jesus was moved with compassion for people without a shepherd, that were lost and struggling in the world. We want to reach the unchurched, we want to see people come to Jesus.

Outreach events. We want to have special events for the community at Easter, Christmas, Harvest and other times of the year. We hope to be a light in the community to point people to Jesus!

Online Presence. We want to use our online platform to make Jesus famous, bring Him glory and honor, and share His good news with others!

Keep on learning. All leaders are learners and the moment you stop learning you stop leading. You are never wasting your time when your sharpening your ax by learning about Jesus. We want to be a community of learners and doers of Gods Word.

Small groups The first thing Jesus did when he started his public ministry was start a small group! We want to have fellowship with one another in small groups that meet in houses.

The Vision

It is the dream of a place where the hurting, the depressed, the frustrated, and the confused can find love, acceptance, help, hope, forgiveness, guidance, and encouragement in Jesus.

It is the dream of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with the hundreds of thousands of residents in Idaho.

It is the dream of one day welcoming  over 10,000 people into the fellowship of our church family – loving, learning, laughing, and living in harmony together.

It is the dream of developing people to spiritual maturity through: Bible studies that go through God's Word chapter by chapter, verse by verse,  discipleship classes, conferences, retreats, and learning through a Bible school.

It is the dream of one day having impactful youth ministries that equip the youth with the truth, love and grace of God's Word and an awesome children’s ministry! We can't wait to take the youth to winter/summer camps to learn about Jesus!

I dream of the day that we have separate buildings for the high school, jr. high and children’s ministry for them to learn about Jesus and have a fun, healthy, and safe environment for them to grow up encouraged in the ways of Jesus.

It is the dream of equipping every believer for a significant ministry by helping them discover the gifts,  talents, and purpose God has given them and to use them for His glory.

It is the dream of sending out hundreds of pastors, missionaries and church workers all around the world, and empowering every person for their own God-given mission in this world.

It is the dream of raising up pastors and sending them out to start new church plants all over the world.

It is the dream of having evangelical outreach concerts/events were we share the good news of Jesus and give people an opportunity to except Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. We hope to do these events at the Boise State University stadiums, ExtraMile Arena, Century Link Arena, Revolution Concert hall and event center, Boise Fairgrounds, J.M. Kleiner Memorial park Amphitheater Bandshell, Ford Idaho Center, at horse arenas, and parks.

It is the dream of one day owning around 40-100 acres of land, on which we will build a church facility  for Idahoans with beautiful, yet simple facilities including a worship center seating thousands, a counseling and prayer center, classrooms for Bible studies, and a recreation area with playgrounds, a lake, a wedding chapel, food pantry, coffee shop, food/bbq area, book store, 1 mile walking/jogging path, frizbee golf course, skate park, basketball courts, green belts, with flowing streams of water throughout the property, lots of flowers, plants and trees . All of this will be designed to minister to the total person – spiritually, emotionally, physically, and socially – set in a peaceful, inspiring water brooks garden landscape.