The Red Brick Church is an independent, evangelical church that centers on Christ and his Word. We believe that following Christ is not only the right thing, it is the best thing. Our purpose is to glorify God and maximize our joy by growing an extended family of fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. We are located in Stillman Valley, IL only 10 minutes from the Rockford airport, 4 miles from Byron. People attend our church from Ogle, Winnebago, and Boone counties. Some of the communities represented in our church include Rockford, Cherry Valley, Oregon, Byron, Davis Junction, Winnebago, and the Rochelle area.
Red Brick offers two identical services at 9:00am and 10:30am. *Note: our 1 Service Sundays for 2017 are always updated in our calendar.* Our services normally last about 75 minutes. We employ various styles of music reflecting the cross-generational nature of our church. Our Lead Pastor, Chris Brauns, preaches biblical sermons that are relevant for life. He specializes in making complex concepts accessible and relevant to the church family.
Our children's programs run from Nursery through High-school. The nursery is on the main floor just outside the West doors of the auditorium. For Sunday School during our 9am service, the Junior High and High School meet in our auxiliary "white house" office building just West of our church. The rest of the children meet on the lower level of the church in various classrooms. During the 10:30am service, children (4yrs-1st grade) begin the worship service with their families and are dismissed to Children's Church during the message. Each child checks in at the beginning of each service. Our friendly volunteers will help print off a tag with a unique code for each child and parent. We will match the tags at pickup. You can preregister your child here.
We are right on Highway 72 with plenty of parking surrounding the church. See our campus map. Our greeters and parking attendants will help you find the right place for you and your children. Get directions.
1 Service Sundays
We meet at 9:00am but DO NOT have a 10:30am service on these days in 2018:
- May 27 (Memorial Day),
- July 1 through August 12
- September 2 (Labor Day)
- September 30 (Fall Festival)
- December 30
- See our calendar for all our events.
What to wear
We don't have a dress code here, and believe that God is more concerned about who you are as a person than what you wear. It is very common to see many adults in business casual.
Adult Small Groups
On Sundays our adult small groups meet during each service in the Adult Classroom right next to the nursery. There's time to get to know each other over a fresh pot of coffee and some treats before studying the Bible together. During the school year, weo have women's Bible Studies that meet Tuesday at 7:00pm and Friday morning at 9:00am. See our doctrinal statement.