Serve Opportunities


  • Outreach Ministry

    This summer, we’re offering ways for you to love our school-age neighbors – local students!

    Harvest Hands Summer Camp:  June 10 – August 2

    Harvest Hands is looking for volunteers to share special skills with the kids, including dance, art, music, cooking, coding, acting, etc. 

    Contact Chartrice Crowley at to sign up

    Build A Backpack:  June 22 – July 21

    Help us fill 825 backpacks for students to show what being a neighbor means! School supplies collected during this event will be distributed to students in our communities of Williamson and Davidson Counties as they return to school for the fall semester. Packing lists will be available below and at the tables in the Narthex beginning June 22. We will also be collecting donations to buy backpacks and supplementary supplies for students and local schools. You can text BUMCCOM and a dollar amount (BUMCCOM 50) to 28950 to donate to this summer outreach initiative! 

    Contact Rev. Toi King at to learn more

    Project Transformation Reading Week:   July 22-25, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Antioch UMC

    Sign up to read with children on one or multiple days during our Reading Week with Project Transformation Tennessee. This is a great project for people ages 12 and up to participate. Help PT in their pursuit to increase literacy for children in our community.


  • Caring Ministry

    Share Christian love, extend fellowship, and offer encouragement with our home-centered members. All volunteers must go through a screening process before being paired with a home-centered member.

    Contact Rev. Casey Orr at 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 to learn more.

  • Prayer Ministry

    Join our email prayer team to receive prayer requests each week via email. 

    Contact Julie Donley at to join the prayer team.

  • 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 to learn more.

  • Children's Ministry

    Rosebud Volunteers

    Volunteer to deliver rosebuds and gifts to families who have just given birth or adopted a child. 

    Contact Gwen Sass at to volunteer

    BUMC Kids Connection Point Desk Volunteers

    Help BUMC Kids greet our new families and help them find their child’s Sunday School classroom. 

    Contact Ellen Garrett at to volunteer.

    Sunday School Volunteers

    Sunday School leaders are a formative part of our kids’ faith journeys. Leaders of all ages and faith stages are welcome to volunteer. Weekly curriculum is provided. All volunteers go through a background check and Safe Sanctuary training before being paired with children.

    Contact Ellen Garrett at to volunteer.

  • South Africa

    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.

    Get Involved

    You can sponsor a child or teacher through our sponsorship program, make a general donation to support needed resources for our three schools, or travel on one of our annual mission trips. 

    Contact Leslie Hotzfeld at to learn more


    Brentwood Methodist Church (South Africa) Preschool

    Brentwood UMC funded the construction of a church building for the  Tumbleweed community in South Africa in 2007. Named the Brentwood Methodist Church, South Africa, this facility provides a place to worship God, houses a preschool, and fosters economic opportunities for a community which struggles with extreme poverty, illness, and lack of educational opportunities. 

    Angels' Care Centre

    Angels' Care was established by concerned residents in the Umngeni Municipal area to address the needs of desperately poor children from the local informal settlements who have experienced emotional and physical trauma.  The aim of the organization is to assist children through the provision of preschool education, aftercare facilities, and feeding and health care programs. Through support, Angels' Care has been able to obtain their own facilities consisting of a caretakers cottage, medical and diagnostic equipment, and three new classrooms.

    Thembelihle Pre-Primary and Primary School

    Thembelihle is a private school that was started by Howick Methodist Church in Howick, South Africa. In 2008, a building was purchased to expand the preschool into a full pre-primary and primary school servicing students through seventh grade. Currently, the school is thriving with an expansion project to increase the number of children in the community they are able to educate.