Sundays

What to Expect

During this time, we gather Sundays at 10:30 A.M. outside on the practice field behind Alexander High School. At Brookfield, we know that going to a church for the first time can be an intimidating experience full of questions like, “What’s going to happen?” “Will I be dressed right?” “What will the music be like?” “Will there be people there like me?” Plus, things are looking particularly different these days due to COVID-19. We don’t want you to be unsure about what it’s like to visit Brookfield Church, so here is what you will want to know.

We gather Sundays at 9:00 and 11:00 A.M. uptown at 5 N. Court Street. At Brookfield, we know that going to a church for the first time can be an intimidating experience full of questions like, “What’s going to happen?” “Will I be dressed right?” “What will the music be like?” “Will there be people like me?” Plus, things are looking a little different these days due to COVID-19. We don’t want you to be unsure about what it’s like to visit Brookfield Church, so here is what you will want to know.

BEFORE THE SERVICE

There is no need to dress up, so feel free to come in casual clothes. Hats, sunscreen, and bug spray are all welcome! Since we'll be outside, make sure to come dressed for the weather. When you arrive, our Parking Team will direct you to the parking lot closest to our meeting space. Feel free to set up your lawn chair or blanket anywhere on the field that's at least 6 feet away from others. People will be friendly and greet you, but won't break the 6-foot social distancing recommendation. Everyone will be wearing masks to protect others; if you don't own a mask, that's okay! We have disposable masks available at the green Brookfield tent. It's okay if small children are unable to wear masks.

There is no need to dress up, so feel free to come in casual clothes. People will be friendly and greet you, but won't invade your space. Some people will be wearing masks; others may not be, but only if they are fully vaccinated. We ask that if you have not been fully vaccinated, you wear a mask during service. If you don't own a mask, that's okay! We have disposable masks available at the door. Free coffee, tea, and donuts are available, and you are welcome to bring your food and drinks into the service.

Because of the virus, we are seating people by the number of people in their "party," similar to a sit-down restaurant. When you get to the auditorium, our host will ask you how many people are with you, and then they will give you a section number ("B5," for example). The chairs in the auditorium are spaced out and labeled with these section numbers, just like at a sporting event or concert. You can find your seat and sit down until the service begins.

KIDS & YOUTH

Brookfield Kids has resumed for newborns through 5th graders. For safety, registration is required- find more information here. Brookfield Middle School has resumed during the 11 am service, and our high school small group has resumed meeting as well. Registration is not required to attend Brookfield Middle School or the high school small group.

We also have an excellent Kids Program with trusted and trained workers where your children can learn about Jesus in an age-appropriate way and in a safe and fun environment. You can begin checking in your kids 15 minutes prior to each service, and there will be a host outside of the Kids space to help direct you where to go.

Our Kids Program during each service is for infants through 5th grade, while middle school and high school students are encouraged to attend the service. Visit the Kids Church and Youth pages for more information.

DURING THE SERVICE

Worship

Worship & Offering

We start our services with worship by singing songs to God. The worship music is current, ranging from modern hymns to contemporary worship songs. Some people respond naturally to God’s presence by raising hands, kneeling, or clapping, but we just want you to worship in a manner that’s real. At Brookfield, this means low-key, non-hyped, heartfelt responses to the Living God.

We start our services with worship by singing songs to God. The worship music is current, ranging from modern hymns to contemporary worship songs. Some people respond naturally to God’s presence by raising hands, kneeling, or clapping but we just want you to worship in a manner that’s real. At Brookfield, this means low-key, non-hyped, heartfelt responses to the Living God. We also offer the opportunity during our Sunday services for those who would like to give financially to God’s Church, but if you are visiting, there is absolutely no obligation to give.

Teaching

After announcements, a pastor will teach from the English Standard Version of the Bible (if you don’t own a Bible, we would love to give you one when you visit). Because we believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, we teach it as it is, rather than teaching our own opinion. We aim to teach the Bible in a way that is clear and understandable to all, regardless of church experience, and that challenges us to put it into practice.

Prayer

As the last worship song plays at the conclusion of each service, those who would like to receive prayer will be invited forward, and someone from our prayer team will pray for them. We find it important to have an environment without the pressure to go forward to receive prayer, but with the opportunity for anyone who would like God’s help with specific things to have an opportunity to ask Him. Everyone on the prayer team is fully vaccinated, but you do not have to be fully vaccinated to receive prayer.

AFTER THE SERVICE

Each service lasts for about an hour. Once it ends, please feel free to hang out and meet people afterwards. We would definitely like to meet you! For parents, please pick up your kids within 15 minutes of the service ending.