Brentwood United Methodist Church

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Welcome to Brentwood UMC

We are glad you are here! We would love to have you join us in worship in one of our various services. We offer worship services on Saturday and Sunday. These services range from traditional to blended.

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Service Times

Saturday Evening
6:00 pm Casual/traditional

Sunday Mornings

8:15 am Traditional/blended
9:45 am Contemporary
11:05 am Traditional

Directions

We are located at 309 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN.  We are directly across from the Brentwood Place Shopping Center, 1.5 miles south of Old Hickory Blvd.

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For Adults

We have many opportunities each week to help connect you with others. Whether that’s in a Sunday morning class, a small group, a short-term class, or a Disciple Bible Study group. 

Sunday Morning Classes Short-term Classes

For Your Children

We have many opportunities each week to connect your preschoolers and elementary aged children with others and to grow their faith.

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For Your Teens

We have many ministry opportunities going on each week to help you connect with others, grow in your faith and use your gifts. If you are a new youth to BUMC in the 7th-12th grade, we hope you will join us on a Sunday night for worship, small groups, and youth choir.

Weekly ScheduleYouth Choirs

Field Guide

Criticism | May 30, 2019

DAILY READING

Psalm 31:1-5
Acts 6:8-15
This week's sermon text: Luke 10:25-37

FIELD NOTES

It hurts to be falsely accused. It hurts when others attribute false motives for actions we feel are justified and needed. It hurts because our intentions might be pure, but we just can’t control what others might say or think.
 
Even though we are blessed to live in a country where we are free to practice and proclaim our faith, the reality of the world is that if we practice and proclaim the gospel long enough, there will come a time when someone will not like it. The values of the gospel often cause friction with the values of the world.
 
This is one of the reasons that the Bible encourages us to take joy in our hardships. We should be discerning, and listen carefully to our critics, but if the criticism is that we are living too close to the gospel narrative, then we know we are doing something right.
 
While it is never fun to be criticized or accused, let us hope that we live the Gospel message so radically that it can’t help but raise eyebrows amongst those that don’t believe. And let us pray that God might use us to bring others into grace as well.

QUESTIONS FOR THE FIELD 

  • Have you been recently criticized unfairly? What is the most faithful way to respond?
  • Is there a hardship you are currently facing? How can the gospel help you to reframe that experience into a redemptive experience?

FAMILY FIELD TALK

  • How can we practice returning criticism with love?

PRAYER GUIDE

Almighty God, we cannot control the actions of others, but we can ask for your grace and healing to be present in the world. Use us as instruments of your peace today. Amen.