Belonging Matters

Here at Brentwood, we strive to cultivate deep forms of community and belonging so people can experience the spirit of Christ’s strength and love through one another.

The types of groups vary. Some focus on service projects, others on religion, pop-culture or current events, and still others on Bible study, spiritual formation, and theological conversation.

Here are some descriptions of various ways you can connect at Brentwood. Feel free to contact us to let us know which groups you’re interested in, and we’ll get you the information you need. You can also fill out this form. (Please note that due to Covid safety protocols, not all of these groups are currently meeting.)

Care Groups

Care groups at Brentwood offer regular opportunities to fellowship and make deeper connections with those we worship with on Sundays, often through sharing meals together and gathering in homes on a weekly or monthly basis (Covid permitting).

Prayer & Meditation Groups

These groups provide an opportunity to practice Christian forms of prayer and meditation, including silent prayer, lectio divina, labyrinth walking, and numerous other options.

Pub Theology

Pub Theology follows in the traditions of people gathering in pubs and public spaces for ages, talking about life, philosophy, faith, and deep questions of meaning. We gather to explore and express our own doubts and questions, learn from others, and engage people from various walks of life. In our increasingly fractured society, these spaces are not only welcome, but needed. The format is simple: food, drinks and conversation. Bring your questions, your curiosity, and pull up a chair. Be ready to engage with people of varying religious traditions, philosophical perspectives and life experiences. You’ll be able to share your own wrestlings and thoughts while learning something new along the way.We gather at various locations (as announced) on the third Thursday of each month at 7pm.

Coffee & Conversation

The format of Coffee & Conversation is similar to Pub Theology; the main differences are that we meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 10am and gather in a coffee house instead of pub.

LGBTQ+ Support Groups

The name speaks for itself. Come be who you are, and find friends who will encourage you and support you on your journey of life. For teens, we offer Megan’s Rainbow twice a month.

Living the Questions

Living the Questions provides an introduction to progressive Christianity that invites participants to share in conversation about how best to approach Christianity in a way that values the mind and the heart.

The Academy for Faith & Life

The Academy for Faith & Life provides an opportunity for participants from both the congregation and the wider community to engage theological and ethical topics in an in-depth manner not usually found in conventional church study groups. Sessions are usually led by Rev. Snider.

Sunday Schools

Sunday Schools meet on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.