What to Expect

 

We would be delighted to have you join us in-person. We also welcome you to watch our services live on Facebook.

What time are the services?
How do I get to Marquette?
Are transportation services available?
Where do I go for Sunday services?
Where are the various Sunday School classes held?
What about infants and toddlers?
What children's programs are available on Sunday mornings?
What small group classes are available for adults?
What happens when I get to Marquette?
What are the services like?
How will I know when to stand?
What is the pastor's message like?
Will I be asked to donate money when I visit?

What time are the services?
Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service/Adult Small Group Bible Studies 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study 7:15 p.m.

How do I get to Marquette?
MMBC is located on the southeast corner of 75th Street and Fairview Avenue on the south edge of Downers Grove.  We’re about 2 miles east of I-355 and 2.4 miles west of Kingery Highway (IL-83). See Map & Directions

Are transportation services available? 
Please contact our church office if you would like to request a ride. We will arrange with one of our deacons or church members to pick you up.

Where do I go for Sunday services? 
Services are held in our main auditorium—the lobby entrance faces 75th Street.  Guests are encouraged to park in the upper parking lot just outside the main entrance.    

Where are the various Sunday school classes held? 
Marquette has Sunday school classes for all ages. Most of our adult small group Bible studies are offered in different rooms around our building. The Young Adult class is held near to our church in the home of our pastor. Ushers are available to direct you to the class of your choice.

What about infants and toddlers? 
We have a well-stocked nursery available for all regular services. 

What children's programs are available on Sunday mornings? 
Kindergarten-age children through fourth graders have a special "Junior Church" class during the morning service. During the school year, Children's Choir Club is held at 5:15pm on Sunday evenings. On selected Sunday evenings, there are Sunday school classes for children that divide based on age.

What small group classes are available for adults?  

  • A General Bible study is available in the auditorium for any adult. This class is also livestreamed on Facebook.
  • Ladies' Bible study - Room 209
  • Young Adult Bible study - Schlagel home
  • Homebuilders' Bible study - Multi-purpose room

What happens when I get to Marquette? 

We encourage the use of masks as each person enters the building. You can remove your mask when you reach your seat in the auditorium or class room.

What are the services like? 

The Sunday morning services generally last about an hour and a half.  Our services include several opportunities for the congregation to join in a time of joyful singing in praise to God.  There is a time of public prayer by one of our pastors, Scripture is read, and other musical selections may be presented involving instrumentalists, or singers.  The focal point of our services is the preaching of the Word of God.

How will I know when to stand? 
The pastor or the song leader will ask the congregation to stand or sit.  Generally we stand during some of the congregational singing and during times of public prayer.

What is the pastor's message like? 
The preaching at Marquette is Bible-based, timely, and relevant.  The messages help us come to know God better, and to understand what He desires for our lives.  Sunday morning messages typically last about 45 minutes.  Recent sermons are available for online listening.   

Will I be asked to donate money when I visit? 
At MMBC, we believe that God desires that His people would give financially for the work of the ministry.  However, the intention is that those offerings come principally from those who have committed themselves to the ministry of Marquette—not from our guests.  Although offering plates will be available near the enterances, guests should not feel under any obligation to participate.  Instead, we would ask that you fill out a “Connection Card” and drop it in the offering plate.