Learn more about Brentwood United Methodist Church
Where are you located?
We are located at 309 Franklin Road in Brentwood, Tennessee, across from Chick-fil-A in the Brentwood Place Shopping Center. Take exit 74 on I-65 toward Old Hickory Blvd (West) and drive south for 1.5 miles.
What do you believe?
We believe that:
- All people are loved by God
- God is Trinity: God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit
- Jesus Christ is God’s Son and we trust him as our Lord and Savior
- The Holy Spirit is active and present in the world
- All are sinners in need of grace
- God’s grace exists in our lives before, during and after our acceptance of Christ as our Savior and that God’s grace works in us throughout our lives forming us into the image of Christ, individually and communally.
- Scripture is God-inspired and our primary source of authority, we also rely on Reason, Tradition, and Experience in our learning and discernment.
- Community and accountability are essential for spiritual formation.
- God’s kingdom is both a present and future reality
- The Church is the body of Christ at work in the world
- The sacraments of baptism and holy communion are primary means of Grace
What are your service times and what should I expect?
We worship online and in-person Sundays at 8:30, 9:45 & 11 a.m.
How can I view past sermons?
We have video and audio archives of all our sermons available in our Worship Archives. You can also subscribe to our BUMC sermons podcast to listen to past sermons anywhere you listen to podcasts.
Who is your senior pastor?
Our senior pastor is Dr. Davis Chappell. He has been at BUMC since 2013, spending 30 years before that in ministry in North Georgia. Davis completed his Doctor of Ministry degree at Perkins School of Theology (Southern Methodist University) in 2008. His doctoral work was in the area of evangelism and church renewal. Davis is married to Sherre, and they have two grown children, Andrew and Hailey.
How do I become a member of BUMC?
If you are considering joining BUMC, we invite you to contact Rev. Domenic Nigrelli for information about membership. He will be able to share more about the church and help you discover what it means to be an active member of BUMC.
A core value is something that is non-negotiable, an unchanging commitment that clarifies and determines key decisions. We have named five for our community at Brentwood United Methodist Church:
Christ-Centered – We passionately strive to stay focused on Christ alone. And following the example of Christ, we seek to live holy lives, sharing the love and grace of Christ with all persons.
Teachable – Recognizing that there is always more to learn, we humbly seek God’s guidance as we study scripture and pray for discernment at and across all life-stages and ages; striving to be both prophetic and pastoral.
Ministry of all believers – We are a hands-on congregation, where everyone has a role in ministry in the church, to the community and the world.
Risk-takers – Through spirit-led and team-based discernment, we are willing to take risks for the sake of the mission.
Wesleyan – As a community aligned with the teachings and practices of John Wesley, we believe in the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the centrality of grace; continued in personal and social holiness; and the primacy of Scripture, along with tradition, reason, and experience for practical and theological discernment.
To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
We are mindful that the world God loves is waiting for those of us in the church to live out our discipleship with grace, humility and courage. As a covenant community, we are convinced that our role is to provide ministries that connect, prepare, and send people for the mission of disciple making.
We live out our mission by creating environments where people are invited into a relationship with God, Christian community and one another; are becoming committed followers of Christ; and are discovering and responding to God’s call on their life to impact the world for Christ.
Shaping the heart of the community by creating a culture of love formed through relationships with Christ and others.
How We Lead
Led by the Senior Pastor, the Lead Team provides overall leadership for BUMC. This team is responsible for vision-casting; accountability, evaluation, and alignment of ministries; coordination of ongoing ministries; and serving as a catalyst for change within the greater body of Christ. The BUMC Lead Team is made up of Dr. Davis Chappell, Leslie Hotzfeld, Rev. Adam Jones, Rev. Casey, Dr. Gregg Bunn, and Susan Graham.
Led by staff and laity, ministry teams meet monthly for worship, visioning, and planning. They are responsible for developing and implementing the ministry action plan for the specific ministry area.
Made up of staff and laity, the Church Council is responsible for discerning and guiding major future initiatives and decisions; empowering the pastor and operational team to lead; and discerning the work of the Board of Trustees, Finance Committee, Staff-Parish Relations Committee, Committee on Nominations and the BUMC Foundation.
Elected Lay Leadership
Consisting of teams and roles that serve in an advisory capacity, our elected lay leaders help to ensure the fiscal and operational health of BUMC and its other campuses. Our elected lay leadership teams include the Church Council, Associate Church Treasurer, lay members to Annual Conference, Board of Trustees, BUMC Foundation, Finance Committee, Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development, and Staff-Parish Relations Committee.
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