God’s Backyard Bible Camp Virtual VBS
How do you hold VBS during a pandemic?
How do you hold VBS during a pandemic?
Are we supposed to obey our parents as adults?—A short analysis of the Bible and culture.
A lesson from a flower, a friend, and a frequent struggle.
Fishing teaches us a valuable lesson about our spiritual lives.
A call, one day to prepare, and a team to pivot into a new way of doing church.
Reflections on visiting George Floyd's memorial, and the unspoken and written messages found there.
Westbrook Community Church is going to be hosting a virtual VBS, with supplies available at the office for those who register. Sign up for free today!
How you can practically add to the change. Converge's responds with words of wisdom and a step-by-step call to action.
Now, more than ever, may the church come together to build racial harmony.
May 31st at 10 am we are planning an outdoor service at the Outpost.
Stuck with your family in quarantine? Here's a brief guide to making things work.
The world has changed so much during the Covid-19 outbreak, and because of that, the lives of our Westbrook kids have been turned upside down.
There is so much bad news and people are just barely scraping by and really hurting. Has the thought occurred to you, what can one person do to make any difference in a global crisis like this?
Your story is still being written. The needs of the community increase, but the restrictions require creative solutions to help.
What do you do when you have 30 pounds of candy and a case of popcorn?
Our church staff was asked this question and several of them have responded to share with you
Is there a cure? When will all of this end? And other coronavirus questions answered by William Beierwaltes.
Here's a little bit about a member of our church family. Go talk to him and ask him about something learned about him. It's such a blessing to get to know someone.
Stacy Valdez is a vital member in Westbrook Community Church, and she shares some of the most exciting...
Although you may not know many of the details regarding the building project, there have been...
Delivering bags of laundry soap, praying with those who would like prayer, and encouraging those down on their luck with a smile is how...
So you’ve heard her singing and playing various instruments leading worship in the past month or so but have you had an opportunity to get to know Carey Keavy?
2020 is going to be a year of transition for me. After nine years of serving older adults at Presbyterian Homes & Services, I took a step of faith and accepted the administrator position at Westbrook. Though it was hard to say goodbye
When I first moved out here to Carver, I looked at different health clubs to join. I talked to Life Time Fitness and they had a complicated membership process. They had different clubs rated good, better and best. You had to choose a level of
Happy New Year! This is going to be an exciting year for Westbrook Church. As God leads us, we are planning to start the building process this spring and move into our new permanent facility this fall. That, of course, is on top of us continuing to reach out to our community,
There is a passion in my husband that I admire.Crisp autumn air. Crunchy leaves underfoot. Field corn in my clothes washer. Dusty dirt tracked into every corner of the house. These are a few signs that it’s harvest time. Typically we clear our calendars starting
I frequently go on and off diets. But when I’m on one and losing weight, it is a great feeling. I’m being disciplined and focused, I’m feeling good about myself. But I also notice something else when
The smells that drift from the kitchen make your mouth water. The table is set with fine linens and china as the hosts had brought out their best for this meal. In the kitchen the cook clanks a
Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to camp we go (er, went). Mid-July, our middle and high school students ventured off to
When I think of South Africa, “Invictus,” Nelson Mandela, diamonds, the Boer War and the Zulus are what come to my mind. Another more recent addition to those South
Suvin Moon was born in South Korea, and she has been living in Minnesota with the Kaaup family. She graduated this May from Southwest Christian High School. She plans to attend
In my personal bible study I read Psalm 27:13-14, and it struck a cord with me. It says,“I remain confident of this:I will see the goodness of the Lordin the land of the living.14 Wait for the Lord;be strong and take heartand wait for the Lord.David is the author, and it is all about how the Lord is his light and protection and how David is so committed to seeking Him wholeheartedly. But I was struck by David’s confidence that he would see God come through for him in this life, and David’s job was to
As the sun peaks through, we don our farm boots and walk to the barn. Beneath my black boots the grass is wet from the rains that fell during the night. A chorus of birds breaks the silence and awakens me. The air smells of spring – the mix of freshly dampened dirt, compost and grass – inviting me to treasure the renewed
Many American Christians today do not understand spiritual warfare. The American culture often sees spiritual warfare as an unseen world, a fantasy that is beyond our sense. Much of our western secularized society is unwilling
My oldest brother died two weeks ago on a Tuesday. He had terminal lung cancer that was discovered in September and he lived with it until
I’m sitting in wonder on this Maundy Thursday. How God could become man, live a perfect life and then willingly suffer and be put to death in order that He could rise again and defeat death. I don’t understand it.
The smell of coffee wafted through the air, chairs were set up in an organized fashion, and outside there was a flood of refugees waiting – not so patiently – to get in. In these last quiet moments before Clothing Room began, we prayed. At 10:00 a.m. on the nose, the doors were unlocked...
When my son was in 2nd grade and my daughter was in kindergarten, we began sponsoring two kids in Nairobi, Kenya with World Vision. One is a boy that was the same age as my son and one was a girl that is the same age as my daughter. We sponsored them all the way through school up to their high school graduation. Our kids grew
Many struggle with the idea that only people who have the Bible can know that God exists. I believe you can agree with me that man is finite, and God is infinite. If man is to know God, then it must come about by
In a voice full of disdain, my child said “Get off of my bed!”“Wait... Your bed?” I said. I recalled searching for the right bed for my child, reading reviews and finally driving to the Cities to pay for it and pick it up.
It seemed like it had been many years since the day Sarai’s husband had heard the voice of God and looked up to count the stars. Each day that passed meant that the couple was another day older. Another day beyond child-bearing years. Another day further from the possibility of having their own family.
In 2018 we structured our Student Ministry for the better and saw God's handiwork in numerous ways.
Westbrook Students have the audacious belief that God will do something special in Chaska.
We have just completed a church survey. We asked 45 of our committed members to fill out a survey that measured eight key areas of the church’s life.
Do you ever have doubts that God will come through? Or doubts that He will come through on time? A number of years ago we had put together a team to look at buying land and start the building process...
According to Lifeway Research, 70% of high school church goers quit attending church by the age of 23. Of those, 34% said they had not returned to church by age 30. With statistics like this...
Our family is happy to announce the arrival of our newest member (and Westbrook’s youngest church attendee), baby Eden Everly Petersen. Eden made her (overdue) appearance on Friday, May 11 2018...