Resources by Mike Brooks

Mike serves as Associate Editor at For The Church.  He is currently a PhD student at MBTS and a member at Emmaus Church. He enjoys writing, watching most sports, and loves all things theology, church history, and church planting. Mike and his wife, Paige, reside in Kansas City. You can follow him on Twitter via @mikebrooks.

Aug 22

Worship Already in Progress by Mike Brooks

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

Jul 25

What to Do If Your 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.

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, 2018

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.

Apr 25

The Doctrine of God and the Content of Our Prayers by Mike Brooks

Who is God? What is he like? How do we come to know him? To whom are we speaking when we go to God in prayer?​

 

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.

Oct 30, 2018

Stewards of Our Stories by Mike Brooks

I don’t know of a person on Earth who doesn’t need to know what it feels like to be loved by God. Consequently, each week, with the Spirit’s help, we’re going to take our best shot at it.

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.

Jun 26

Not So with the Onlookers

A Word in Praise of Ordinary Discipleship

At the height of my foray into theological worlds unknown, I met a traveler. Her name was Mrs. Billie Jo.

Apr 24, 2018

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.

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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.

Mar 28

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Seminary by Mike Brooks

Here are five areas to take a long, hard look at before making a committment to pursue seminary training for the next three to four years of your life.

Aug 30, 2018

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.