FAQ

What can I expect when I visit?
When you come you’ll enjoy upbeat, worshipful music and practical messages from the Bible that help you deal with real life issues. We'll even give you an outline with the Bible passages. What you learn on Sunday, you'll be able to use during the week. We welcome you to The Brook whether it’s been a long time since you've been to church, or if you’re looking for a new church home.

What kind of church is this?
The Brook Church is a Christian, inter-denominational church with people from diverse backgrounds. This means that we are inclusive of all people regardless of their religious upbringing. We teach directly from the Bible, applying the timeless principles of God’s Word to situations we face in everyday life.

Who started it all?
Our founding pastor Mike Ayers and his wife, Tammy.

What were they thinking?
They wanted to start a church with a vision to reach out to the many non-church-going people in NW Houston and provide a place to build authentic faith in Christ. No playing church, no status symbols, no fake smiles and fashion shows. Just real people, finding real hope, in the real world.

When did The Brook Church open it’s doors?
In 1995, without much fanfare, truth be told. There were no drums. No media presentations. Just a handful of people meeting in the living room of our pastor.

Why do we do what we do the way we do it?
It’s simple: every person matters to God and the Bible is a book worth knowing and living. Life through Christ provides the peace, power and perspective that we all need. It's the church's job to point people to the God of love and grace.

When I come what should I wear?
Almost everyone dresses casually in our church so you can leave the suit, ties and dresses at home. “Come as you are” is true at The Brook, but it means much more than the way you dress. It means being authentic and coming to a safe place that feels like home. It means that in the process of seeking God you can be yourself.

Do my children come with me or do you have something for them?
Although children may stay with you in the service, we recommend infants through grade 5 take part in Discovery Kingdom. Here loving volunteers interact with them through Bible lessons that include crafts, music, and skits. All are age-appropriate ways for them to learn about God’s love and the valuable moral and spiritual lessons of the Bible. Discovery Kingdom is broken down by age group. Youth (grade 6 – 12) may come with you in the service or attend InFusion on Sunday morning. Senior High meets for one hour at 9:30am; Junior High meets for one hour at 11:00am. Check out student ministry opportunities here.

What is the service time?
Sunday Worship Services & Discovery Kingdom Children’s Ministry lasts one hour.  We offer three worship services and three concurrent children’s ministry times at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am. All three services are identical in music and content. We also have group Bible study opportunities meeting at these times.

Is this a Christian Church or what?
This is a Christian church seeking to follow the teachings of Jesus. We simply want to experience authentic faith and love people wherever they are. See the section “What We Believe” under “About Us’ for details about our particular doctrine.

How do I get to the church?
Our church is located at Hwy 249 and Spring Cypress Road in NW Houston. Click here for a map.
 
When I come will I have to say anything, give anything, sign anything, sing anything or be singled out in any way?
NO... NO... NO... NO... NO... comfort, safety, and space are things we insure to those who come to our church. People can engage to the level they are comfortable. We never pressure people, put them on the spot, or single them out. You’ll feel warmly welcomed in our church without being overwhelmed. You’ll also be encouraged to grow in your relationship to God.

What kind of people come to your church?
People just like you (by the way... perfect people are not allowed!). Our vision is “real people, finding real hope in the real world.” This is more than a slogan. It is who we are and what we're becoming. If you’re looking for a place where you can seek God, grow in your faith, and connect to others — give us a try. We hope to see you soon.