OUR VISION

 

We are a progressive, open and affirming congregation in the heart of the Ozarks that is seeking to build community, justice, and love.

open & affirming

We celebrate and affirm the full humanity, equality, and dignity of all people, including LGBTQ+ individuals.

community

We seek to build meaningful relationships with one another in the spirit of Christ’s love. We journey beside one another through the ups and downs of life, laughing together, weeping together, and being there for one another in times of deepest need.

justice

We stand in solidarity with and for those oppressed due to economic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other reason and work for a world where all are treated with the dignity and respect that God’s love demands.

love
God is love. We are guided by the principle of love and all that we teach and do is with the intent of drawing nearer to the perfect and unconditional love made known to us in Jesus Christ.
New Wednesday series

AGAINST: WHAT DOES THE WHITE EVANGELICAL WANT?

Wednesdays beginning Jan. 8th

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6:30-7:30 P.M.

Brentwood Christian Church

1900 E. Barataria

Springfield, MO 65804

This series explores why conservatives and progressives interpret the Bible (and Christian traditions) so differently, and how such differences directly shape views related to climate change, sexuality, politics, race, abortion, facts/truth, economics, and much more.

Sessions are facilitated by Phil Snider and feature interviews with Tad DeLay, author of the landmark book Against: What Does the White Evangelical Want?

The purpose of this series is to help participants better understand white evangelicalism in order to build bridges with those who remain committed to it, as well as to reflect on how and why progressives approach the Bible (and Christian traditions) so differently. While it’s easy to demonize those who believe differently, we’ll discover that various beliefs (conservative & progressive) are often rooted in insecurities and anxieties, and when we can come together to help heal insecurities and anxieties, we have the opportunity to build a better world together.

 

Sermons to Feed Your Heart & Mind

“If love is the only measure, then the only measure of love is love without measure.”

St. Augustine, Christian Theologian & Philosopher
loving god
loving others
We believe we can love God only as much as we love others. Our church encourages people to engage in community to strengthen one another, the church, and the world around us. This is a team effort and we’d love for you to join us on this journey!
Amanda A.

“On our very first visit 5 years ago, both the Welcome message at the beginning of service and the Benediction at the end had me in tears and I knew we had found the church home we longed to raise our children in.”

Jeanie S.
“I knew I needed a church that followed Christ’s example of love and grace for all, intolerance of corruption and oppression, and ministry to poor and marginalized communities. Brentwood’s record of social justice and activism speaks volumes to me. I couldn’t imagine a better fit.”
Cory G.

“I’ve attended church all my life, but I’ve never been part of a church that extends the kind of welcome, hospitality, and grace that I’ve experienced at Brentwood. It truly is a place where all are welcome and all belong.”

Betsy B.

“Never have I felt more at home in a church… We always surround one another with love, so we have the support we need to grow.”

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The commitments we make to each of the organizations we support — as well as the initiatives and advocacy opportunities we are part of — are completely funded by your generous offerings. We believe that the important work that God calls us to demands of our time, talents, and resources and we ask you to thoughtfully consider how you can help serve.

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