Resources by Mike Brooks

Mike serves as an Editorial Assistant at For The Church.  He is currently an M.Div student at MBTS and a Pastoral Resident at Emmaus Church. He enjoys writing, watching most sports, and loves all things theology and church planting. Mike and his wife, Paige, reside in Kansas City. You can follow him on Twitter via @mikebrooks.

Oct 17, 2017

Worship Already in Progress by Mike Brooks

What’s it like to hear the whole world sing your praise? Only God knows. But be awed by the fact that He does.

Dec 21, 2017

What Scripture Can Do by Mike Brooks

Forty-two weeks? In one book of the Bible? For close to an entire year? Yes, yes, and yes. But why?

May 24

The Kind of Balance Only God Can Give by Mike Brooks

Our lives are meant to be utterly and unapologetically gospel-centered. This is true balance.

Aug 17, 2017

The Advantages of On-Campus Seminary by Mike Brooks

If left to make the decision again, you should know I’d be turning in my application and renting a moving truck before you finish reading this sentence.

Mar 21, 2017

Oddly Fashioned Heroes by Mike Brooks

More than likely, you and I are the products of the quiet faithfulness of a generation of men and women whose names the world will never know.

Apr 24

Man's Praise and the Divine Accolade by Mike Brooks

The good news in all this is that we are gloriously whole and are being made to feel that way also. But God is not content that we fill up on vainglory.

Apr 25, 2017

If the Church Won't Change by Mike Brooks

Often, in lieu of your local church becoming the best contextualized version of itself, God is fashioning its parts into a whole that looks more like Him.

May 25, 2017

Gluttons for Good News by Mike Brooks

It doesn’t get better than the gospel. There isn’t a higher up, further down, deeper, wider experience to be had in the Christian life.

Nov 30, 2017

Forget Not the Lord's Benefits by Mike Brooks

More often than not, the ability to rightly frame our suffering is a matter of our forgetfulness over against our ability to remember the Lord and His goodness.

Mar 29

Communion With Our Eyes Wide Open​ by Mike Brooks

In addition to giving us specific instructions, the biblical passages that mention the Lord's Supper are vivid reminders of the “togetherness” of it all.

Jan 23

Being Available for Gospel Ministry by Mike Brooks

The ones we stand in the midst of on a Sunday morning are the flesh and blood set around us as a perpetual help in remembering the flesh torn and the blood shed for us.

Mar 1

A Revolutionary Prayer Life by Mike Brooks

Where does the wayward mind truly go when it comes time to pray? It’s hard to say.

Jun 15, 2017

A Few Words to Aspiring Pastors by Mike Brooks

Oh, that ministers-to-be might give themselves to the time and to the process of becoming the man God will use to shepherd his people.

Aug 30

4 Rules for the Shepherd’s Staff

Relating Well as a Staff Member to Your Pastor

Oh the untold wonders of things that may be accomplished from a unified gospel-front within the local church. Ask your pastor how you can help the church get there.