Urban Ministry Teams (UMT's) will experience missions like they have never experienced before. Brookside Community Church is located on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. The Brookside neighborhood has historically been plagued with massive generational poverty, low performing schools,  inadequate housing opportunities, and food insecurity. As of 2014, over 70% of Brookside residents live in poverty. But God has not left this community. Brookside Community Church is a multi-ethnic family being formed by Christ out of our brokenness and into unity and new life. God has called us to be a light in this community, to see a gospel shaped community of believers formed that love God completely, ourselves correctly, and our neighbors compassionately. 

Urban Ministry Teams are recruited from all over the country to come share in this vision. To see the brokenness of our neighborhood reconciled and restored through serving. But in the midst of serving, each group is transformed by the beauty of Christ in a unique and transformative way. Each UMT will experience and be challenged to re-think the way they view poverty. 


2018 Team Weeks

Week 1: June 2/3-8
Week 2: June 9/10-15
Week 3: June 16/17-22
Week 4: June 23/24-29
Week 5: July 7/8-13
Week 6: July 14/15-20
Week 7: July 21/22-27

Registration & Cost

Team Booking Fee: Groups of 10 or less  is $250 per team to book, groups of 11 to 24 is $350 per team to book, and groups of 24 or more is $500.00 to book your mission week. This will reserve your spot. Early booking is strongly recommended.

Cost for each individual: $375 per person (nonrefundable). This includes all meals (except Wednesday night), housing, camp supplies, t-shirt, field trip with camp participants. Spending money recommended for Friday dinner and possible group activity.

To register go here

Schedule Details

Summer Camp-is a one week sports-based or STEM related program that will further the mission and vision of Brookside Community Play. Each group will prepare schedule, activities, and gospel lessons for each program. 

Group Devotions-groups of 2-4 will meet each morning to discuss the devotional that will complement our Urban Ministry Training teaching. 

Urban Ministry Training-are discussion based teaching on God's heart for the poor and why we are called to serve with compassion and love with the poor. 

Field Trip on Friday-Our neighborhood kids joining us for Summer Camp don't get the opportunity to see our city. These trips will be organized as simple, but fun trips to encourage our Summer Camp students. Your UMT will lead these trips planned by our staff.

Housing Projects-Your team must have construction minded leaders to assist in projects that will help bring stability and hope to families Brookside Community Church serves. Projects will be organized based on your UMT's experience and ability. It is important that your team recruit leaders from your church to lead these projects.

Debrief and Discussions-are times of worship and discussion around what God is doing in each UMT's heart. It will allow for vulnerability and intimacy with your group and to enhance what God will do beyond your mission week. 

Sample Schedule

6pm-9pm - Optional Arrival - Check-in and Orientation

9am - Arrival/Breakfast
10am - Brookside Community Church Worship Service
12pm - Lunch/Unpack
2pm - Training and Preparation for the week
6pm - Dinner
7pm - Urban Ministry Training and Prayer Walk
10:30pm - Lights Out

7am - Wake Up/Breakfast
8am - Group Devotional
8:30am - Urban Ministry Training
9:30am - Camp Preparation
10am - Summer Camp
12:30pm - Lunch
1:30pm - Housing Projects
5pm - Showers/Free Time
6pm - Dinner (except Wednesday night)
7pm - Debrief and Discussions
10:30pm - Lights Out

7am - Wake Up/Breakfast
8am - Group Devotional
8:30am - Urban Ministry Training
9:30am - Field Trip with Camp Participants
10am - Leave on Field Trip
12:30pm - Lunch
1pm - Clean Up/Pack-Up
Team Departs back Home