Our purpose is to glorify God and maximize our joy by growing an extended family of fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
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. We are located in Stillman Valley, IL only 10 minutes from the Rockford airport, 4 miles from Byron. People attend our church from Rockford, Cherry Valley, Oregon, Byron, Davis Junction, Winnebago, and the Rochelle area.
Founded in 1858 we have a beautiful historical facility where both our young families and senior saints worship together. We are Word centered and relevant in our preaching and ministry philosophy. We are a close Christian family reaching out to help our community and spread the Good News of Jesus to the world.
Red Brick offers two identical services at 9:00am and 10:30am. 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, centers his preaching on the Bible. He specializes in making complex concepts accessible and relevant to the church family.
Our children's programs include nursery through high school. Each child checks in at the beginning of each service.
The nursery is on the main floor just outside the west doors of the auditorium. K5-5th grade meet on the lower level of the church. Junior high and high school students meet in our auxiliary "white house" office building just west of our church.
During the 10:30am service, children (4yrs-1st grade) sit in the main service with their families and are dismissed to Children's Church during the message. You can preregister your child here.
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. See all our adult ministries here.
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.
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 23 (Fall Festival)
- December 30
- See our calendar for all our events.