Resurrection Brooklyn is a multi-site network of churches working together to celebrate Christ and serve our neighbors Brooklyn. We began worship in Park Slope in March 2004 with the hope of becoming the first of many new neighborhood congregations to reach the growing and ever-changing population of New York City’s largest borough. We started with a small group of “Brooklynites”, many of whom were attending Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, who wanted a local congregation to which they could invite their friends and neighbors.
As the Park Slope congregation grew, we began making plans for another worshipping community in Williamsburg, which took root in 2005 and also began to grow. Over time, these two congregations attracted many people from neighborhoods in between and we started our third congregation in Clinton Hill in 2012. Our congregation, Sheepshead Bay, came about after 3 years of working as a network to help our south Brooklyn neighbors rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. We began worship in November of 2015. In January 2016, our 5th Resurrection Brooklyn congregation in Brooklyn Heights began meeting. Together, and alongside many other churches and ministries in Brooklyn, we intend to be a faithful presence that displays God’s renewing work in Jesus Christ. And we hope God will continue to bless our efforts in starting many more new congregations in Brooklyn.
While our network and our congregations are still fairly new, our beliefs and practices are not. Resurrection Brooklyn wholeheartedly embraces the historic Christian faith expressed in all the ecumenical creeds of the universal church (e.g., the Apostles and Nicene Creeds). Secondarily, we are committed to the theological heritage of the Protestant Reformation seen in our commitment to the faith as it is expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith and our affiliation with the Evangelical Presbyterian denomination. Because we are rooted in these theological commitments, we are able to partner with churches across the theological spectrum and celebrate any work that is done in the name of Jesus.
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