“Local Outreach through the Lens of Luke 10”: MissionsFest week 2 with Dan Ryan

This past weekend at Eastbrook, Pastor Dan Ryan concluded our two-week MissionsFest. The visual theme for the MissionsFest is doorways that lead to faith. Dan spoke from Luke 10:1-9 where Jesus sends out the 72 on mission.

You can find Dan’s message outline and video below. You can also access more information about MissionsFest 2022 here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.

Three Key words:

Peace (verse 5)

Stay (verse 7)

Heal (verse 9)

Digging Deeper

  • Take time to read the whole book of Acts, and take time reflecting on each story of a person coming to faith, of a church planted, and what that may mean for how you reach out.
  • Read the Missions Serve Guide to see how Eastbrook is Reaching Out and where you can get involved. If you’re already involved, still take time to read it to be encouraged & learn how you can pray for your brothers and sisters in Christ who are Reaching Out in these ministries!
  • All Nations International has wonderful resources to help equip you in areas such as storytelling, and other creative ways to share your faith simply and clearly. Visit their website to see what materials and/or online trainings might be helpful to you.

“God Opening the Door of Faith”: MissionsFest week 1 with Dr. Mary Ho

This past weekend at Eastbrook, we began our two-week MissionsFest with guest speaker Dr. Mary Ho, International Executive Leader of All Nations. The visual theme for the MissionsFest is doorways. Dr. Ho addressed how God both literally opens the door of faith to the least reached and is Himself the very Door to faith! Jesus opened the “door of faith” (Acts 14.27) for the first sending church in history, Antioch Church, which commissioned Paul and Barnabus, the first cross-cultural missionaries in New Testament history! Let us learn from Antioch Church about being a dynamic sending church that sends out workers as “sheep among wolves” (Luke 10:1-3).

You can find her message outline and video below. You can also access more information about MissionsFest 2022 here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.

MissionsFest 2022 at Eastbrook

This coming weekend at Eastbrook Church we began our annual MissionsFest, which spans roughly ten days and covers two weekends of our services. You can access all the information here.

This year Dr. Mary Ho, International Executive Leader of All Nations, will kick off the first weekend of MissionsFest by speaking in our Sunday morning worship services. Pastor Dan Ryan will conclude the second weekend of MissionsFest

Other activities include:

2nd Tuesday Prayer and Worship (Tuesday, October 11, at 7 PM) – Join us for an evening of worship & prayer, in person or online, as we seek the Spirit’s leading in missions at Eastbrook

City Outreach Open House (Saturday, October 15, at 12 pm) – Stop by Holy Grounds to hear about our key city outreach efforts of the Bread of Healing and Food Pantry. From there we will take tours of both spaces and hear from key leaders and staff about the vision, heart, and hopes behind each of these important city ministries.

Dan Ryan: Seeking Transformation through Jesus [MissionsFest, week 2]

This past weekend at Eastbrook we continued our pause on our preaching series, “Who Do You Say I Am?”, in order to continue our annual MissionsFest. Last week Dr. Ed Stetzer was with us for a message entitled, “The Commissions of Jesus for a Post-COVID Church.” This week my colleague, Pastor Dan Ryan, spoke about where Eastbrook is headed with local and international mission through a message entitled “Seeking Transformation through Jesus.”

You can find the message video and outline below. You can also view the entire series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.

  1. Revisiting Dr. Stetzer’s sermon:
    a. We are Sent
    b. To All Kinds of People
    c. With a Message
    d. Empowered by the Holy Spirit
  2. Busyness vs Transformation
    a. Losing sight of the end goal
    b. What is the end goal?
  3. Transformation in Jesus
    a. Luke 4:16-21
  4. Integrated Transformation
    a. Our mission is to Proclaim & Embody
    b. It is a mission focused on the Spiritual and the Physical
    c. Mission lives in the tension of these two
    d. Jesus was fully man and fully God, a whole human and a whole spirit
    e. As Jesus is, so is our mission integrated
  5. Seeking Transformation
    a. What does it take to see transformation?
    b. Example: Milwaukee Rescue Mission
    c. Moving forward in Local Outreach
    i. Seek the Holy Spirit
    ii. Serve Together
    iii. Build Relationships
    iv. Seek Transformation
  6. Afghan Arrivals
    a. Opportunity to support
    b. Building teams around each arrival
    c. Your chance to join us
  7. Focusing on Transformation
    a. Stories from overseas
    b. How to join in – Perspectives & Short-term
    c. Prayer

Digging Deeper:

  1. Read Jesus’ Commissions again, particularly Acts 1:8 and Matthew 28:16-20 and spend time unpacking the different parts of each commission.
  2. Read Luke 4:16-21 and also Isaiah 61 and envision a city and a world where this takes hold.
  3. Spend time away with God this week reflecting on the connection between His Commissions and His Transformation, and what part He is calling you to play.
  4. To unpack the theological understanding of this transformation, read Surprised by Hope by NT Wright
  5. Reach out to a fellow brother or sister in Christ who is serving in the city or world and invite them to a shared meal or over coffee to hear how they have witnessed God’s work of transformation.

Eastbrook at Home – October 17, 2021


Join us for worship with Eastbrook Church through Eastbrook at Home at 8, 9:30, and 11 AM.

This week is the second and final weekend in our annual MissionsFest, so we are taking a break from our ongoing series, “Who Do You Say I Am?

Following on the message last weekend from Dr. Ed Stetzer of Wheaton College, this weekend Pastor Dan Ryan will preach.

We also continue in-person services at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 AM this weekend at the Eastbrook Campus, and you no longer need to RSVP ahead of time.

If you are new to Eastbrook, we want to welcome you to worship and would ask you to text EBCnew to 94000 as a first step into community here at Eastbrook.

Each Sunday at 8, 9:30, and 11 AM, you can participate with our weekly worship service at home with your small group, family, or friends. This service will then be available during the week until the next Sunday’s service starts. You can also access the service directly via Vimeo, the Eastbrook app, or Facebook.

If you are not signed up for our church emailing list, please sign up here. Also, please remember that during this time financial support for the church is critical as we continue minister within our congregation and reach out to our neighborhood, city, and the world at this challenging time. Please give online or send in your tithes and offerings to support the ministry of Eastbrook Church.