WHAT TO EXPECT

Planning Your Visit To Brown Street

MORNING WORSHIP- 9 & 11 AM

Our primary gathering of the week features congregational singing, prayer, prepared music, and expositional preaching of the Scriptures. Pastor Linscott typically preaches from the English Standard Version. Our friendly congregation is made up of a variety of people from different ages, stages, and walks of life. Clothing styles are as varied as the people, and you will see casual clothing as well as people in dresses and suits. We encourage you not to be overly concerned about “dressing up”- no one here will give your appearance a second thought!

9 AM- Masks Required

11 AM- Masks Encouraged

 

BIBLE FELLOWSHIP HOUR- 10 AM

There are plenty of times for you to learn, grow, and develop relationships with other followers of Christ at Brown Street. Classes for children and teens are divided by age groups to maximize teaching that will help the truths of the Bible be readily grasped and comprehended. Adult classes provide opportunities for continued spiritual development through Bible instruction and discussion, and offer Christian fellowship organized into categories of age, sex, and topics of special interest.

Masks Encouraged

 
 

PRAYER & PRAISE- 6:30 PM

Sunday evenings are dedicated to a time of corporate prayer. This time together typically includes singing, a shorter Bible message, and a dedicated time for people to pray for one another. 

 

Masks Encouraged

 

MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY- 7 PM

This gathering on Wednesday evenings is a time for us to spend together exploring a passage of Scripture in more detail, understanding better how we can follow the path God has laid out for us in His Word. Steppin' Up Teens, our ministry to students grades 7 -12,
also meets at this time.

 

Masks Encouraged

 

STEPPIN' UP TEENS- 7 PM

Our Wednesday evening Student Ministry for teens in grades 7-12 utilizes resources from Word of Life Student Ministry.

At Brown Street, we recognize that the teenage years are a crucial time of development and decision. We want to help young people know and follow Jesus in the context of our church community, and seek to accomplish that by…

 

  • Exposing them to the Bible through regular teaching, practical application and encouraging memorization.

  • Providing frequent opportunities for fun activities to encourage fellowship and mentoring relationships.

  • Developing a mindset of service to God through direction into regular committed service opportunities as well as occasional projects.

A class for teens also meets on Sundays mornings during the Bible Fellowship Hour.

 

Masks Encouraged

 

BROWN STREET KIDS

Brown Street Kids provides a video lesson on Tuesdays at
6:30 PM that includes a Bible lesson, Scripture memorization, and activity. Using material from Kids 4 Truth, our students gain principles and habits that will help them
learn to walk with Christ for life.

Students up through 6th grade have classes for their age group that meet Sundays during the Bible Fellowship Hour. We are committed to providing an environment that will be energetic, engaging and enjoyable for your child, ensuring all can learn about Jesus in an age-appropriate way.


We also want to assist parents in establishing an understanding of the gospel message. Our Brown Street Kids should be excited about Jesus, and eager to talk about Him with their families through the week. To assist with this, we utilize material from The Gospel Project, that helps connects our kids across age groups in a united weekly theme and shared focus on the same section of the Bible.

 

SAFETY & SECURITY

Brown Street is committed to the safety and security of your child.

  • Our volunteers each must go through a background check.

  • Children must go through a check-in and check-out process to ensure they are always in the care of an appropriate, responsible caregiver.

  • Volunteers must attend regular training sessions to keep sharp on both content they teach and procedures for the welfare of their students.

  • Medical professionals are generally present or available on call.

  • A dedicated security team that includes current and former law enforcement officers is active for all scheduled events in our building.

  • Lead teachers are verified members of our church and have been attending for at least 6 months before taking on that role.

REGARDING FACE MASKS

During the current health crisis, we want to be mindful above everything else the priorities of Romans 15:5-6"...to live in... harmony with one another... that together (we) may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." We understand that there are a variety of opinions on face masks in society, and if we are not careful conversations can quickly become controversial and divisive. 

Our approach seeks to balance out the different approaches with deference and humility to each other. It may not be perfect, but it is what we believe best helps us maintain unity within our fellowship. If a service is "Masks Required,"  we ask that those attending wear a mask for the duration of the service. If a service is "Masks Encouraged," we ask that masks be worn when entering, exiting, and moving about, but you are welcome to remove them when seated and participating in worship. We see these as guidelines, and generally do not take active measures to enforce them, asking you instead to take personal responsibility to exercise care for others and put their interests over your own.

Thank you for your consideration!

LET'S CONNECT!

ADDRESS

3135 Brown Street

Alton, Illinois 62002

CONTACT US

618.465.8588

office@bsbca.org

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

SUNDAY

Morning Worship

9 AM- Masks Required

11 AM- Masks Encouraged

Bible Fellowship Hour

(Classes for All Ages)

10 AM- Masks Encouraged

Prayer & Praise

6:30 PM- Masks Encouraged

WEDNESDAY

Midweek Bible Study

7 PM- Masks Encouraged

© 2021 by Brown Street Baptist Church, Alton , IL.

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