Brooklyn Fellows exists so that members of Resurrection Brooklyn can grow in their understanding of the full scope of the Good News of Jesus Christ: Jesus has come to renew his people and his world through his death and resurrection. We want our members to see how their individual faith stories are part of the larger story of God’s redemption. From this understanding, we want our members to find new freedom and boldness to serve the Church and to engage every aspect of culture through their vocations.
To that end, Brooklyn Fellows is designed around the following theological and philosophical pillars:
- The biblical narrative of redemption is the most beautiful, compelling, and powerful story. Its scope is both individual and cosmic. Knowing the biblical narrative shapes and changes our perspective on everything.
- God is at work to make the Church the most beautiful, compelling, and powerful community as it lives out the biblical narrative of redemption. The mission of the Church must reflect the scope of the biblical narrative.
- We are created to be fully integrated human beings and we are called to live fully integrated lives. Our Sunday worship and private spiritual devotion are not in opposition to the rest of the week. Our worship and work reflect the same reality of God’s renewing work through Jesus Christ.
- The incarnation of Jesus means the effects and implications of his Good News are to be felt in the here and now. What we do in the here and now matters.
In short, Brooklyn Fellows is committed to helping members of Brooklyn Resurrection develop a comprehensive biblical worldview, engage the spiritual disciplines, integrate faith and work, and foster community. This will be done through readings, group conversations, and individual and communal spiritual exercises.
Our task as image-bearing, God-loving, Christ-shaped, Spirit-filled Christians, following Christ and shaping our world, is to announce redemption to a world that has discovered its fallenness, to announce healing to a world that has discovered its brokenness, to proclaim love and trust to a world that knows only exploitation, fear and suspicion…The gospel of Jesus points us and indeed urges us to be at the leading edge of the whole culture, articulating…a worldview that will mount the historically-rooted Christian challenge to both modernity and postmodernity, leading the way…with joy and humor and gentleness and good judgment and true wisdom.
—N.T. Wright, The Challenge of Jesus