New Here? Welcome!

We would love to connect with you and to hear your story. We exist to be an intergenerational community of faith for people at all stages of their spiritual walk – doubts and questions welcome! If you’re seeking meaningful friendships, deeper awareness of God’s presence in your life, and a way to use your gifts to make a difference in the world, we hope you’ll spend some time with us.

 

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Sunday Worship

We know it can be scary to try out a new church, so we want to take some of the guess-work out. You are welcome, just as you are.

 

8:30 AM – SIP AND DIP

We gather for coffee, snacks, and conversation in the Fellowship Hall (upper parking lot, Building C, Second Floor) before we go to Sunday School classes for children and adults.

 

​8:45 AM – SUNDAY SCHOOL

We offer classes for everyone, ages infant through adults. Each class chooses its own studies and are places for small group study and reflection. Check out the Grow page for a full listing of our adult classes and non-Sunday small groups or talk to a pastor to find one that is right for you.

 

10:00 AM – WORSHIP

Our worship service is relaxed and intimate. We will sing some familiar hymns, greet one another, hear a message of hope and healing from Rev. Kristen, and enjoy selections from our music ministry. Our services normally last an hour.

1250 Old Hickory Blvd.

Brentwood, TN 37027

 

SUNDAY MORNINGS

8:30 am Coffee + Snacks

8:45 am Sunday School

10:00 am Worship

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

Here are some common questions that are often asked

that might be helpful to know before you arrive.

 

 

If you are joining us for Sunday worship, you’ll find visitor and handicapped parking spaces in our lower lot – the one you enter immediately as you turn in. Greeters will be standing by the door near the crosswalk to welcome you in!

 

If you are looking to access Fellowship Hall, the youth area, or the staff offices, follow the road to the upper parking and we will help you get where you need to go! Office hours are 9-2 M-Th and 9-12 F.

During the 8:45 Sunday School hour, children are invited to join a class on Bible Basics, which is just what it sounds like! You will find the classroom in the lower level of the Fellowship Hall/staff offices building. 

 

We love for children to be a part of our worshipping community at 10:00. Most children sit with their parents for the beginning of worship in the sanctuary, come forward to hear a short Children’s Message during the service, and then head to Wonder Worship together, where they will experience imaginative Bible storytelling and work on a creative response to that day’s story. Following the service, parents pick up their children in the Wonder Worship classroom. 

 

Our nursery is also available during worship for children under 3. You will find the nursery in the Day School hallway. 

 

If this is your first time and you’d like some direction, just arrive a little early (9:50 is fine!) and ask one of the greeters to help show you around.

Of course, whatever you’d like! You’ll see quite a variety. Some jeans, some khakis, some dresses. We hope your focus is on preparing your heart for worship – and we’ll commit to the same.

First, that we are grateful for your presence in worship. 

We won’t ask you to stand up and introduce yourself – although we do hope that others come and introduce themselves to you! 

Partway through the service, you will hear a worship leader invite everyone to pass the peace of Christ with their neighbors. Feel free to say “Good morning” or “Peace of Christ” and you’ll fit right in! The bulletin will guide you through the rest of the service. 

We hope that you’ll visit our Wayfinder desk for more information on the church, will share your contact info on the attendance pad, or will connect with a pastor so that we can get to know you more!

Worship is a community practice! On a given Sunday, you may hear a church member leading prayers and reading scripture, Biff and Donna leading the congregational choir, Rev. Kristin or Sarah preaching, and the entire congregation worshipping through liturgy/written prayers and songs.

FOLLOW THE WAY THROUGH

The Discipleship Pathway

Where can I find meaningful friendships? What am I meant to do in this world? How can I grow in my faith, beyond trying to read the Bible more? Where do I start if I want to get connected to a church? We’ve been there. We’re asking these questions, too. We don’t promise to have all the answers, but do we commit to walking with you on your spiritual journey. The Discipleship Pathway is designed to guide you in taking a Next Step in your faith, wherever where you’re starting. Join us as we follow Jesus towards God’s vision.

Take your first step on The Discipleship Pathway by attending this introductory session, where a pastor will give you a snapshot of what The Pathway entails and the vision Jesus’ disciples are headed towards. Exploration and questions are welcome!

 

Schedule a Starting Point Conversation

Get in touch with your God-given gifts and passions through the SHAPE workshop. Connecting with your true self – the God within – will empower you to live into God’s call to love and serve.

 

Register for a SHAPE workshop

Once you’ve identified your gifts and passions, gather with a small group of committed disciples who share your same passion for community outreach. Live your faith together through spiritual practices: reading scripture, prayer, group discernment, community service, and theological reflection.

 

Commit to a Small Group

Learn from disciples across time and place through classes aimed at developing you as a disciple. These short-term classes are designed to resource, reinforce, and challenge your life as a disciple and to be taken alongside your small group experience. Use the Disciple Growth Guide to identify an area of discipleship in which you’d like to grow, and see when the next course is being offered on that topic.

 

Choose a Short-Term Class

OUR CORE VALUES

We are a community of faith committed to worshipping God, joining in the Spirit’s work of making all things new, and modeling our relationships after Jesus’ example of love, forgiveness, and peace.

 

GOD WITH US

God is always with us. We commit to reminding you of God’s presence – in the joys and sufferings of life – and to increasing our awareness of God’s presence within and around us.

CREATED WITH PURPOSE

You were created in God’s image. We commit to helping you discover your gifts and passions so that you can fully become the person God has created you to be.

PRACTICING OUR FAITH TOGETHER

We each experience the Good News in unique ways, yet we need each other for support, accountability, prayer, and to challenge our assumptions about God. We commit to practicing our faith individually and collectively, trusting that diversity strengthens and reflects the body of Christ. 

PEOPLE ON A PATHWAY

Growth as a disciple of Jesus is lifelong and involves more questions than answers. We commit to walking with you, wherever you are in your faith.

TRANSFORMATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships with God, ourselves, and one another are the foundation of our life together. We commit to forming meaningful relationships within our church and communities, believing that God’s transforming love often comes to us through friendship.

DISCERNING GOD’S STORY

The Story of scripture forms our understanding of how God works in our world. We commit to continually asking the questions, “What is God doing in the world today?” and “Where is God calling us next?” so that we can join in God’s mission of bringing about a new creation.

Have a Question?
Just let us know!

 

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can! You are welcome to visit our Wayfinder desks in the back of the sanctuary, the Fellowship Hall, and the Day School for some additional information, as well.