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Currently our worship service is held on Sundays at 10:30am.
If you’re a parent of a child thru 4th grade we offer a children’s ministry geared to not only provide safely but quality Biblical instruction. The children’s facility is located in our auxiliary building attached to and directly south of our main auditorium. Drop your children off with our quality, dependable staff and they will be well cared for, prayed for and instructed. All the staff in our children’s department are well trained, equipped and screened. Please let us know how we might enhance your child experience and safety.
While the structure of our service will change from time to time, three things will remain vital. We will always spend time worshiping God through collective singing. We will also spend time in the Scriptures desiring to hear from God. Finally, there will be opportunities for reflection, repentance and communion where we honor the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Our Desire to Serve
Our hope and prayer is that your time with us will be honoring to God, exalting of Jesus Christ, obedient to the Holy Spirit and edifying to you. Our desire is to love Jesus and those he created, with that in mind our passion is to serve you and your family. Please let us know how we can assist your spiritual or physical needs.
At Brier we are all about Jesus, He is our passion, focus and hearts affection. Jesus is not just a great moral teacher or movement leader but God become flesh. (Colossians 1:15-20) As the God/Man, Jesus lived a perfect life and was unjustly murdered on a cross. He is the only perfect sacrifice capable of forgiving sin, evil and injustice while at the same time providing the righteousness need by all. His loving sacrifice brings a relationship with God, forgiveness of sin, redemption, justification, adoption, healing, cleansing, salvation, life, and joy to those who trust in Him. We desire to intimately know and deeply love Jesus. Our desire is to image Jesus by reflecting and modeling his character and conforming into his image. Brier Community Church belongs to Jesus since it was purchased by his blood and therefore he is primary in all we are and do as a church.
All truth belongs to God as the author and creator of everything. We grow to understand truth as we study what God reveals to us, from creation to Scripture. God’s primary source of revelation is found in the incarnate Christ and his written word, the Bible. The Scriptures are man’s highest authority, our ultimate source of truth and life transformation. Jesus claimed that the Bible is ultimately about Him as the one true God. (John 5:39). God the Holy Spirit inspired the Bible’s human authors to write God’s words. That being the case, the Bible is what we preach, teach and learn from as we follow Jesus Christ.
We as a church desire to be honest and authentic people. Therefore, we understand our church will look and feel very raw and messy. It’s our desire to have the heart of the tax collector in Luke 18, “Standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ ” We have learned that it’s never beneficial to pretend everything perfect when things are difficult and heavy. Therefore, we will individually and as a church strive for real, honest and passionate relationships with Jesus Christ. As a result, honest personal assessment, scripture reading and meditation, prayer and repentance of sin are essential parts of our church. We understand that these disciplines gain us no extra acceptance or love from God, that is given completely and freely through the cross of Christ. We do these things from hearts of gratitude desiring to know our Savior more fully and deeply.
God never intended His children to live in isolation. His desire is for Christians to belong to a church, a local group of Christians intimately living life together, a place where we can know and be known by others. Christian community is where we can be loved, challenged, instructed, disciplined and encouraged towards a more passionate relationship with God through Christ. One of our desires is for people to understand their unique relationship inside Christ’s church, local and universal, as well as to join a community group.
Jesus expects us, His church, to be His missionaries and ambassadors (2 Cor. 5:20). To preach, teach and live His good news and make disciples (Matt. 28:19-20). Our desire is to build intentional relationships, where the gospel of Jesus is spoken and modeled. We also desire to teach the church what it means to be on mission, sharing the good news of Christ in the relationships God grants us. We will do this by following the example of Paul (1 Cor. 9:19-23), who was willing to give up his personal preferences and use cultural similarities as an avenue to build relationships for gospel change. We view it a privilege to be used by God to see lives changes by the gospel of Jesus.
We desire that God’s Word would not only be something we study but something we live (James 1:22). Christ tells us in the Scripture and through example to care for those in need, those hurting spiritually and physically. A strong focus of Brier Community Church is to help hurting people, doing what we can physically and pointing them to Christ who can heal spiritually.
God Is Triune
There is one God: infinite, eternal, almighty and perfect in holiness, truth and love. In the unity of the godhead, there are three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, co-existent, co-equal, and co-eternal. The Father is not the Son and the Son is not the Holy Spirit, yet each is truly Deity. One God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit — is the foundation of Christian faith and life.
God The Father
God the Father is the Creator of heaven and earth. By His word and for His glory, He freely and supernaturally created the world out of nothing. Through the same word He daily sustains all His creatures. He rules over all and, together with the Son and the Spirit, is the only Sovereign. His plans and purposes cannot be thwarted. He is faithful to every promise, works all things together for good to those who love Him and in His unfathomable grace gave His Son Jesus Christ for mankind’s redemption. He made all things for the praise of His glory and intends for man, in particular, to live in fellowship with Himself.
Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is the eternal Word made flesh, supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. He is perfect in nature, teaching and obedience. He is fully God and is fully man. He was always with God and is God. Through Him all things came into being and were created. He was before all things and in Him all things hold together by the word of His power. He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born over all creation and in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily. He is the only Savior for the sins of the world having shed His blood and died a vicarious death on Calvary’s cross. By His death in our place, He revealed the divine love and upheld divine justice, removing our guilt and reconciling us to God. Having redeemed us from sin, the third day He rose bodily from the grave, victorious over death and the powers of darkness and for a period of 40 days appeared to over 500 witnesses performing many convincing proofs of His resurrection. He ascended into heaven where, at God’s right hand, He intercedes for His people and rules as Lord over all, awaiting His return. He is the Head of His body, the church, and should be adored, loved, served and obeyed by all.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. Through the proclamation of the gospel, He persuades men to repent of their sins and confess Jesus as Lord. By the same Spirit a person is led to trust in divine mercy. The Holy Spirit unites believers to Jesus Christ in faith, brings about the new birth and dwells within the regenerate. The Holy Spirit has come to glorify the Son who in turn came to glorify the Father. He will lead the church into a right understanding and rich application of the truth of God’s Word. He is to be respected, honored and worshipped as God the Third Person of the Trinity.
We accept the Bible, including the 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament, as the written Word of God. The Bible is an essential and infallible record of God’s self-disclosure to mankind. It leads us to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Being given by God, the Scriptures are both fully and verbally inspired by God. Therefore, as originally given, the Bible is free of error in all it teaches. Each book is to be interpreted according to its context and purpose and in reverent obedience to the Lord who speaks through it in living power. All believers are exhorted to study the Scriptures and diligently apply them to their lives. The Scriptures are the authoritative and normative rule and guide of all Christian life, practice and doctrine. They are totally sufficient and must not be added to, superseded or changed by later tradition, extra-biblical revelation or worldly wisdom. Every doctrinal formulation, whether of creed, confession or theology, must be put to the test of the full counsel of God in Holy Scripture.
God made man — male and female — in His own image, as the crown of creation, that man might glorify Him through enjoying fellowship with Him. Tempted by Satan, man rebelled against God. Being estranged from his Maker, yet responsible to Him, he became subject to divine wrath, inwardly depraved and apart from a special work of grace, utterly incapable of returning to God. This depravity is radical and pervasive. It extends to his mind, will and affections. Unregenerate man lives under the dominion of sin and Satan. He is at enmity with God, hostile toward God, and hateful of God. Fallen, sinful people, whatever their character or attainments, are lost and without hope apart from salvation in Christ alone.
Jesus Christ is the gospel. The good news is revealed in His birth, life, death, resurrection and ascension. Christ’s crucifixion is the heart of the gospel; His resurrection is the power of the gospel and His ascension is the glory of the gospel. Christ’s death is a substitutionary and propitiatory sacrifice to God for our sins. It satisfies the demands of God’s holy justice and appeases His holy wrath. It also demonstrates His mysterious love and reveals His amazing grace. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man. There is no other name by which men must be saved. At the heart of all sound doctrine is the cross of Jesus Christ and the infinite privilege that redeemed sinners have of glorifying God because of what He has accomplished. Therefore, we want all that takes place in our hearts, churches and ministries to proceed from and be related to the gospel.
Man’s Response To The Gospel
The proper response to the gospel is faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ, a faith that is naturally accompanied by repentance from sin. Biblical repentance is characterized by a changed life, and saving faith is evidenced by kingdom service or works. While neither repentance nor works save, unless a person is willing to deny himself, pick up his cross and follow Christ, he cannot become His disciple.
This response to the gospel is rooted and grounded in the free and unconditional election of God for His own pleasure and glory. This gospel of grace is to be sincerely preached to all men in all nations.
Man’s Inheritance Through The Gospel
Salvation, the free gift of God, is provided by grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone, for the glory of God alone. Anyone turning from sin in repentance and looking to Christ and His substitutionary death receives the gift of eternal life and is declared righteous by God as a free gift. The righteousness of Christ is imputed to him. He is justified and fully accepted by God. Through Christ’s atonement for sin an individual is reconciled to God as Father and becomes His child. The believer is forgiven the debt of his sin and, via the miracle of regeneration, liberated from the law of sin and death into the freedom of God’s Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is the active agent in our sanctification and seeks to produce His fruit in us as our minds are renewed and we are conformed to the image of Christ. Though indwelling sin remains a reality, as we are led by the Spirit, we grow in the knowledge of the Lord, freely keeping His commandments and endeavoring to so live in the world that all people may see our good works and glorify our Father who is in heaven. All believers are exhorted to persevere in the faith and therefore will need to practice the spiritual disciplines, especially Bible study, prayer, worship and confession. Nevertheless, the believer’s ultimate confidence to persevere is based in the sure promise of God to preserve His people until the end, which is most certain.
Empowered By The Spirit
The Holy Spirit empowers believers for Christian witness and service. The promise of the Father is freely available to all who believe in Jesus Christ, thereby enabling them to exercise the powers of the age to come in ministry and mission. The Holy Spirit desires to continually fill each believer with power to witness, and imparts His supernatural gifts for the edification of the Body and the work of ministry in the world. All the gifts of the Holy Spirit at work in the church of the first century are available today and are to be earnestly desired and practiced in an orderly manner. The gifts are essential in the mission of the Church in the world today.
God by His Word and Spirit creates the Church, calling sinful men out of the whole human race into the fellowship of Christ’s Body. By the same Word and Spirit, He guides and preserves that new redeemed humanity. The church is not a religious institution or denomination. Rather, the Church universal is made up of those who have become genuine followers of Jesus Christ and have personally appropriated the gospel. The Church exists to worship and glorify God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It also exists to serve Him by faithfully doing His will in the earth. This involves a commitment to see the gospel preached and churches planted in the entire world for a testimony. The ultimate mission of the Church is worship and the means by which this is accomplished is the making of disciples through the preaching and embracing of the gospel. When God transforms human nature, this then becomes the chief means of society’s transformation. Upon conversion, newly redeemed men and women are added to a local church in which they devote themselves to teaching, fellowship, the Lord’s Supper and prayer.
All members of the Church universal are to be a vital and committed part of a local church. In this context, they are called to walk out the New Covenant as the people of God and demonstrate the reality of the kingdom of God. The ascended Christ has given gift ministries to the church (including prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers) for the equipping of Christ’s body that it might mature and grow. Through the gift ministries, all members of the church are to be nurtured and equipped for the work of the ministry. In the context of the local church, God’s people receive pastoral care and leadership and the opportunity to employ their God-given gifts in His service in relation to one another and to the world.
Ordinances Of The Church
Water baptism is only intended for the individual who has received the saving benefits of Christ’s atoning work and become His disciple. Therefore, in obedience to Christ’s command and as a testimony to God, the church, oneself and the world, a believer should be immersed in water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Water baptism is a visual and symbolic demonstration of a person’s union with Christ in the likeness of His death and resurrection. It signifies that his former way of life has been put to death and vividly depicts a person’s release from the mastery of sin.
As with water baptism, the Lord’s Supper is to be observed only by those who have become genuine followers of Christ. This ordinance symbolizes the breaking of Christ’s body and the shedding of His blood on our behalf, and is to be observed repeatedly throughout the Christian life as a sign of continued participation in the atoning benefits of Christ’s death. As we partake of the Lord’s Supper with an attitude of faith and self-examination, we remember and proclaim the death of Christ, receive spiritual nourishment for our souls, and signify our unity with other members of Christ’s body.
The consummation of all things includes the future, physical, visible, personal and glorious return of Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the dead and the translation of those alive in Christ, the judgment of the just and the unjust, and the fulfillment of Christ’s kingdom in the new heavens and the new earth. In the consummation, Satan with his hosts and all those outside Christ are finally separated from the benevolent presence of God, enduring eternal punishment, but the righteous, in glorious bodies, shall live and reign with Him forever, serving Him and giving Him unending praise and glory. Then shall the eager expectation of creation be fulfilled, and the whole earth shall proclaim the glory of God Who makes all things new.
At Brier Community Church we desire to answer any question you have. Let us know your thoughts and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
- Address: 22730 Brier Rd. Brier, WA 98036
- Phone: (425)775-2808
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
From the north
Head south on I-5. Get off on exit 181/196th st. Head east on 196th. Take the first right on Poplar Way, heading south. Continue on this road it will turn into Brier Rd. The church is located on the corner of 228th & Brier Rd.
From the south
Head north on I-5. Get off on exit 178/236th st. Head east on 236th. Take a left on Cedar Way, heading north. Continue on this road it will turn into 44th Ave. Take a right on 228th. The church is located on the corner of 228th and Brier Rd.