5 p.m. Casual
8:30 a.m. Blended
11 a.m. Traditional
We are currently streaming our 3 weekend worship services. We have a casual service on Saturday at 5 p.m., a band-led contemporary service on Sunday at 8:30 a.m., and a traditional service on Sunday at 11 a.m.
What are your office hours?
Who can I contact in case of an emergency?
In the event of an emergency, contact the pastor-on-call at 615.969.3086. Please leave a message, and a pastor will call you back.
What do you offer for my children?
Can I worship online?
We worship online each Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m and 11 a.m.
Get a snapshot of who we are and what we value here at BUMC, plus learn the next step in becoming more connected to the congregational life of the church. Starting Point is perfect for visitors or for those who are considering church membership! Starting Point meets virtually on the second Sunday of each month at 9:45 a.m.
We are glad you are here!
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.
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, Dr. Laura Brantley, Rev. Allison Gossett, Susan Graham, and Lucille Nabors.
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. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our lay leaders have been asked to extend their time of service to January 2021.