Refugee & Migrant Ministry

Who We Are

In 2019,  a committee of Christians at Brentwood United Methodist Church became concerned about the needs of immigrants and refugees in the U.S. This group came together with a desire to respond to the plight of migrants in order to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our mission is to develop a structure and process for BUMC members to promote compassionate care for immigrants.

Our Baptismal Vow

When we are baptized into Christian community, we promise to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves​. As the body of Christ, ​we are called to stand with those who are victims of such injustice and work for peace and reconciliation. This includes recognizing, embracing, and affirming all persons, regardless of their country of origin or immigration status. To read the full vow, click the button below.

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Subscribe to receive information about upcoming events with the Refugee & Migrant Ministry. Past events have included public forums, lunch & learns, and educational events hosted by local organizations.

Get Connected

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Organizations and Churches that have Volunteer Opportunities

  • Conexion Americas - Their mission is to build a welcoming community and create opportunities where Latino families can belong, contribute and succeed.
  • Iglesia Metodista Ebenezer
  • Legacy Mission Village - Founded by refugees for refugees, Legacy's mission is to provide hope and healing to refugees in the Middle Tennessee area by empowering refugees with education and skills to achieve stability and thereby facilitating successful integration into American society.
  • Nashville International Center for Empowerment - Their mission is to ensure refugees and immigrants achieve their full potential now and for generations to come.
  • Siloam Health Clinic - Siloam Health’s mission is to share the love of Christ by serving those in need through health care.
  • Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition - A statewide, immigrant and refugee-led collaboration whose mission is to empower immigrants and refugees throughout Tennessee to develop a unified voice, defend their rights, and create an atmosphere in which they are recognized as positive contributors to the state.
  • Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors - provides compassionate immigration legal services to our neighbors seeking humanitarian relief.

Partner With Us

Interested in learning more about Refugee & Migrant Ministry? Use the button below to connect with us.

Watch Past Zoom + Learns

Miss a conversation? You can go back and watch any past Zoom + Learn below.

Each video is categorized by the topic of conversation: Policy, Christian Perspective, and conversations with Local Partners.




Articles and Methodist Publications 

The General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church


Frontline Series on Immigration and Children


Opinion Pieces

Movie Recommendations



"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in."

Matthew 25:35