Serving Opportunities

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Our strategic ministry partner Healing Housing is celebrating Recovery Month with a monthlong campaign, offering 30 days of ways to support local women healing from addiction.

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We have been in touch with our partners in Beirut after the devastating explosion on August 4, 2020. All of the team members are physically safe. The LSESD building has sustained much damage, including blown-out windows and structural damage. We will keep you updated on ways we can support our ministry partners.

  • 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:

  • Disaster Response

    Two of our international ministries, Middle East North Africa Initiative and South Africa Outreach, and their partners are in need of support following the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, last week and the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Middle East North Africa Initiative

    In partnership with Christian relief organizations on the ground, the Middle East North Africa Initiative's focus has been on empowering the local churches in the MENA region to respond in an ongoing emergency context. It is our goal to facilitate these churches who contribute to the spiritual and physical wellbeing of the displaced through pastoral training, resourcing ministries, interfaith dialogue, and missional outreach.

  • 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

    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