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Our Story

Brookside started in the late 80s as a church plant in the west end of Ottawa. At first, we met in a public school and later broke ground at our Klondike Road location in Kanata. Our desire has always been to reach our community with the love of Christ. Over the years, we’ve seen God do great things in and through the lives of those connected to Brookside. God has been faithful, and we can’t wait to see all that he has in store for Brookside in the years to come.

Our Mission

We exist to help develop fully engaged followers of Jesus who seek God passionately, love one another sacrificially and share the gospel boldly.

Our Values

Our values are the things that guide us, shape us and inspire us as we pursue this mission together. They are part of what makes us unique:

Serve First
Am I putting Jesus and others ahead of myself?

Pull Together
Am I building alignment around our mission, vision and strategy?

Aim High
Am I going for extraordinary?

Make It Happen
Am I doing whatever it takes?

Laugh Hard
Is my joy in Jesus contagious?

Our Vision

Imagine being a part of a community where people come together to worship and help one another, where faith is an important part of everyday life and where you can make a difference in this world. This is what we see for the future of Brookside—a community of people who are passionate about Jesus and about coming together to serve and share their faith with others. They don’t just do this on Sundays; they live it out in their everyday lives. They help others find purpose and meaning in Christ, and they never stop until everyone in Ottawa West has been offered the good news of new life in Him.  

By 2035, and by the grace of God, we believe Brookside will be a growing family of fully engaging followers of Jesus from all cultures and walks of life. We will be marked as a PEOPLE who seek Jesus passionately, love one another sacrificially, and share the gospel boldly throughout Ottawa West and beyond.

We see a redeveloped home base where we meet to learn and grow and equip one another to serve both within and beyond the walls of our building. Our MAIN SITE will be large enough for 400 and designed to meet the growing needs of our church family both on-site and across our city, while strategically meeting needs in the immediate community.

We envision a NETWORK of five reproducing satellite sites across the west side of the National Capital Region by 2035, supported and resourced by our main site, allowing even greater transformation in each of the communities in which we live.

Our Beliefs

Brookside is a member of the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada (FEBCC). We have adopted the FEBCC Statement of Faith as our own.