Serving Opportunities

South Africa Mission Trip

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Our next trip to South Africa is May 7-17. We're seeking medical professionals who can provide physical, dental, and vision exams for the students, as well as individuals who want to help lead Vacation Bible School and visit with our sister church and partner schools. The cost is $1000 + airfare. Contact Rev. Allison Gossett to learn more about the trip.

Room In The Inn

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Our current outreach is with Room In The Inn. During the winter months, we provide meals, clothing, a warm place to sleep, and hospitality for our brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness.

We've set aside two nights for individuals and families to serve with Room In The Inn (March 3, March 31).  For more information about serving please email Todd Waggoner.

You can also donate items from the Room In The Inn wish list and drop them off at the church.

  • Children's Ministry

    Are you interested in serving the children in our church? Opportunities range from leading Sunday School to greeting families at our Connection Point desk. All volunteers go through a background check and Safe Sanctuary training before being paired with students.

    Contact Ellen Garrett at egarrett@bumc.net to learn more.

  • Congregational Care

    Share Christian love with our friends and neighbors in need of care. Serving opportunities include:

  • Missional Discipleship

    We have a number of ways you can serve in the church, around Greater Nashville, and around the world through Missional Discipleship. Below you can learn more about our mission partners.

    Contact Lisa Edge at ledge@bumc.net to learn how you can get involved.

    Local Outreach

    Seasonal Outreach

    • Spring
      • OFAM Easter Baskets
      • Rise Against Hunger
    • Summer
      • Project Transformation
      • Build a Backpack
      • Harvest Hands Summer Camp
    • Fall
      • Housing Initiative
      • Room In The Inn
    • Winter
      • Room In The Inn
      • AIDS Angel Tree
      • Christmas food baskets
      • Alternative Gift Giving
      • The Manger of GraceWorks
      • Harvest Hands Christmas Store
      • Restock the Pantry

    International Outreach

    • South Africa Outreach
    • Middle East North Africa Initiative (MENA)
    • Give Ye Them To Eat (Mexico)
    • Hands of Christ (Honduras)

  • South Africa Outreach

    In 2007, Brentwood UMC funded the construction of a church building in the Tumbleweed community of South Africa. This initial relationship grew into a ministry that now connects sponsors to children and teachers in three different South African schools. At each of our partner schools, children receive a God-centered educational foundation, as well as emotional and spiritual intervention and care.

  • Student Ministry

    Are you interested in serving the young people in our church? Opportunities range from serving meals to serving our small groups. All volunteers go through a background check and Safe Sanctuary training before being paired with students.

    Contact Rev. Adam Jones at ajones@bumc.net to learn more.

  • Welcome Ministry

    Christ calls us to love God and to love our neighbor, and this means living and worshiping in community together. If you have a gift for hospitality or love meeting and welcoming new people, we encourage you to join our Welcome Team.

    Contact Rev. Shelby Slowey at sslowey@bumc.net to learn more.

  • Worship + Arts

    There are many ways you can use your spiritual gifts to serve God through Worship + Arts. We have opportunities to volunteer on Sundays, during the week, on a weekly basis, or as your schedule allows.

    Contact Haley Durham at hdurham@bumc.net to learn more.

    • Acolyte coordinators
    • Communion servers
    • Communion set-up and clean-up
    • Ushers
    • Pew replenishers
    • Scripture readers
    • Altar Guild