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

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts | June 4, 2019

DAILY READING

Psalm 29
1 Corinthians 12:4-13
This week's sermon text: Acts 8:26-40 


FIELD NOTES

There’s a member of our church who owns his own business and for years was asked to serve on the administrative committees of our church — the ones that deal with finance and facilities and business-oriented tasks. He wanted to serve and he wanted to be helpful so he said “yes” to these opportunities, but he didn’t find much pleasure in the work. After each obligation ended he was relieved to step down.

One day he received a letter from one of our pastors inviting him to consider serving as a Stephen Minister. He had never thought of doing this, but something about it piqued his interest. He went to the information session and decided to go through the application process and training. Ten years later he is still joyfully serving in this ministry.

What’s the difference between being unhappy in serving and feeling effective and joyful in serving? Using your spiritual gifts.

Our reading today reminds us that all of us have gifts given by God’s spirit “for the common good” (v. 7). When you’re using your gifts, you will feel energized and joyful. If you’ve never discovered your spiritual gifts, there’s a handy assessment tool.

QUESTIONS FOR THE FIELD 

  • Have you discovered your spiritual gifts? If so, have you found a way to use them for “the common good”? 
  • If not, what are some ministries that seem to catch your attention and tug at your heart? Consider speaking with a ministry leader to find out more about how you might serve in that area, and take a few minutes to take the spiritual gifts assessment mentioned above.

FAMILY FIELD TALK

  • What are your favorite subjects at school? What do you like to do for fun?
  • What are some ways you could help people using these talents?

PRAYER GUIDE

Holy Spirit, you are the giver of spiritual gifts.  Help us to discover the gifts you have given us, and enable us to use them for the sake of others in your world. Amen.