Q & A

Q - What are the worship times?

A - Worship times are as follows:
Sunday's:
     Sunday School: 9:30 AM
     Morning Worship: 11:00 AM

Tuesday’s
     Prayer & Bible Study: 11:45 AM – 12:40 PM; 6:30 – 7:40 PM


 

Q - If I lose something, where do I go to retrieve it?

A - If you lose something during service, please check with a custodian to recover your item.


 

Q - Do I have to be a member to be active in a ministry?

A - If you want to attend any ministry event, in general, you do not have to be a member to participate. If you want to be in the leadership of the ministry where you help plan and execute different events, then yes, you need to be an active member or watch-care member to participate.


 

Q - What is the process of having my baby dedicated?

A- You may call the Pastor at 713-864-1560 or submit an email to churchadmin@stlukembchouston.org. Include your name, contact information, baby's name, and desired month. Baby Dedications are held at 11:00 A.M. on the 1st Sunday of every month. There is no charge for participation. Parents are not required to be active members of the church to participate.


 

Q - What do I do if my address changes?

A -If your address changes, you can have it updated by one of the following methods:

You may call the church at 713-864-3295 and leave a message with the new information.
You may email
churchadmin@stlukembchouston.org and include the updated information.


 

Q - If I am in need of a financial giving statement, who should I contact?

A - You can get the information by one of the following methods:
You may email the Finance Committee at financeministry@stlukembchouston.org.  Or you may call the church at 713-864-3295 and leave a message requesting a financial statement.


 

Q - What is the approximate response time to information submitted online?

A - Responses to most inquiries or submitted information are made within 24-48 hours.


 

Q - How long is the New Membership Orientation?

A – New Member Orientation consist of four (4), 1 hr sessions.  The sessions are usually held on Sundays from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.  The sessions' schedules are dependent on the number of new members attending.


 

Q - Are we allowed to rent space in the facilities?

A – St. Luke MBC will allow space to be rented for weddings or funerals (for non-members). Questions regarding the facilities should be directed to Pastor Davis at pastormcdavis@stlukembchouston.org or by leaving a message by calling 713-864-1560.


 

Q - If I am sick, who do I contact?

A - If you are sick during service, please let an usher know. They will contact the medical personnel who are on duty at each service.

A - If you are sick outside of service, please call the church at 713-864-3295 and leave the details or email the church at churchadmin@stlukembchouston.org.


 

Q - What ministries do you have for young children?

A St. Luke MBC has the following:

Sunday School: Sundays from 9:30 AM – 10:45AM

Drill Team: Practice on Tuesdays from 7:40 PM – 8:30 PM

Children and Youth Choir: Sings on 2nd Sundays during morning worship
 


 

Q - If I was baptized as a child, do I have to be baptized again if I choose to join St. Luke MBC

A - If you were baptized as a child and understood the significance and meaning of being baptized, you do not have to be baptized again to join St. Luke MBC. If you did not understand the meaning of baptism, then you can be baptized again.  Baptism is typically scheduled on the first Sunday of each month during Sunday morning worship hour.


 

Q - If I am only going to be in Houston for a few years (College, job relocation, etc.) should I join the church under Watch Care?

A - Yes, if you do not plan to make the Houston area your permanent home, then yes, we do recommend that you join under Watch Care; if you do plan to make the Houston area your home, then you should join as a regular member of the St. Luke MBC family.


 

Q - In the event that I am member of the church and I lose a loved one, are funerals only limited to my immediate family (spouse or children)?

A - No, you can invite whomever you wish to a family member's funeral including, but not limited to spouse, children, family, friends, co-workers, or affiliated groups.


 

Q - I am a member and I want to have my wedding at St. Luke MBC what is the process and the cost?

A - If a member wants to have a wedding at St. Luke MBC they should contact Pastor Davis at pastormcdavis@stlukembchouston.org  and an informational wedding package will be sent to you with details of costs and other information.


 

Q - At what point is membership considered inactive and how do I reactivate it?

A - An inactive member is one who does not attend services for an extended period of time, and/or does not financially support the St. Luke MBC ministry for an extended period of time, and/or when correspondence is returned for a member over an extended period of time. The membership can be updated by providing an up-to-date mailing address, regular attendance at services, and financial support.


 

Q - Whom should I contact if I have an idea or suggestion for the church website?

A - If you have an idea or suggestion for the website, contact the Technology Ministry at technologyministry@stlukembchouston.org and share your ideas. 


 

Q - l would like to join the church here but my child is autistic, do you have a ministry for special needs children?

A - No, we do not have a ministry for autistic children or children with special needs at this time; however, you are welcome to attend any of our services. We do have youth and children ministries.


 

Q - If there is a death in my family, what should I do?

A - Please call Pastor Davis at 713-864-1560.  Please include information about the deceased like member or relative of a member, date of the funeral, location, time, and other pertinent information.


 

Q - What age should a child be baptized?

A - The general guideline used by the church is that a child should be at age 7 or above once they profess their belief in Jesus Christ. Exceptions are made if a child is less than 7 and clearly articulates their belief and knowledge in Jesus Christ.


 

Q - Can I eat in the sanctuary?

A - Eating is only allowed in the Fellowship Hall.


 

Q - Can I make copies? Where do I need to go to make copies?

A – Please contact the church administrator to have copies made for you for your ministry activities. 


 

Q - Can we move equipment, stands, etc….around on our own to fit the needs of our event?

A - No, location of any specific equipment, stands, or boards, etc…. should be made at the time of the request for space. The maintenance staff will not be able to facilitate last minute changes. Rooms are also cleaned and prepared for based on the reservation request. 


 

Q - My ministry wanted to have a meeting and saw an empty room so we used it. We were scheduled to use a specific room but decided to move to a different room. Is that ok?

A - No, that room may be reserved for another group. All ministries are asked to use the room that is assigned to them.  Using the assigned room assists the maintenance staff with their schedules for cleaning rooms as well as preparing the rooms with the right equipment for requested meetings.


 

Q - My ministry decided to serve lunch in the Fellowship Hall after our meeting. Can we use the kitchen? It wasn't part of our request. We need tables, chairs, tablecloths, etc. Is that ok?

A - No, the maintenance staff will not be able to facilitate last minute changes. The maintenance staff sets their schedules and daily tasks based on events and meetings scheduled.


 

Q - My ministry was scheduled for and used the kitchen. We used pots, pans, dishes, etc. Who washes the dishes and cleans the kitchen?

A - The ministry who uses the kitchen is responsible for cleaning the kitchen. That includes washing any pots, pans, or utensils that were used and putting them in their proper places.