Next Steps

We’re glad you’re here.

Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, we want to help you be able to take a next step in your relationship with Jesus Christ. Whether you’ve been attending our services for a while, or if you’re still considering your options, here’s everything that you need to know about getting plugged in at the Branch.

Visit a Service

Naturally, the first step in getting involved at the Branch is to attend one of our services! We gather for two services every Sunday morning at 9:15 and 10:45. Come in, grab a cup of coffee, and join us in our service. The environment is casual and there really is no expectation of what to wear. Our band will lead songs, some of which can be heard on K-LOVE. Every week, we’re committed to teaching about God in practical and helpful ways.


Are you new to the Branch Community Church and wondering what’s next? If so, then join us on the third Sunday of every month for Next, where we will provide a brief 20-minute overview of our mission, strategy, and environments and help you to determine your best next step. Refreshments and childcare are provided.

Starting Point

Starting Point is an 8-week small group environment where you can explore faith and experience community with others who are interested in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Starting Point groups begin on a regular rotation and meet at the church.
Contact to sign up for our next one or for more details.


At the Branch Community Church we believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Christ as his/her Savior. We consider it a privilege to walk with you as you take this next step on your spiritual journey. If you are interested in being baptized, or if you would like more information, click here.

Child Dedication

Child dedication is a special opportunity for us as a church to celebrate you as a parent and to partner with you to raise your child to love Jesus from the youngest age possible. We have services 2-3 times per year to celebrate this occasion. If you’d like more information on our upcoming services, please contact us.


We want you to know that as soon as you walk in the doors of the Branch Community Church, you’re welcome, you belong, and you can consider us your church home. There’s no “joining” needed. We want every person to become fully engaged in the life of our church, and those who are fully engaged – through The 4 Things – are considered our members.

The 4 Things are:

  1. Strategic Service
  2. Percentage Giving
  3. Community Groups
  4. Invest and Invite

Become a Partner

Strategic Service

The Branch is committed to volunteer leadership as we pursue our mission of leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Volunteers are vital to the success of this mission and we want each volunteer to be well trained and well prepared. Also, a great way to connect with others at the Branch is by joining one of our Strategic Service teams. Strategic Service teams make Sunday services happen.

Community Groups

One of the best ways to grow closer to Jesus is to join a group where you can meet with others from the Branch to study the Bible, pray for each other, and help each other through life. A Community Group is a small group of people who meet once a week to connect with other attendees of the Branch to learn more about God, serve in the community together, and attend social events. The average size of each group is 8-12 people.

For more information, or to sign up, click here.

Invest and Invite

Surveys consistently show that around 90% of people who visit a church do so because a friend invited them. Relationships are a powerful thing. It is our goal for every one of us to invest relationally in people and then invite them to take their appropriate next step toward a relationship with Jesus.

Percentage Giving

The Branch Community Church relies on prayers and financial support in order to accomplish our mission of leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ in the city of Chicago. If you would like to support us by giving, click here.