Brentwood Christian Church is a progressive, open and affirming congregation in the heart of the Ozarks that is seeking to build community, justice, and love.
We celebrate and affirm the full humanity, equality, and dignity of all people, including LGBTQ+ individuals.
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.
We stand in solidarity with and for those oppressed due to economic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, or any other reason and work for a world where all are treated with the dignity and respect that God’s love demands.
“If love is the only measure, then the only measure of love is love without measure.”
St. Augustine, Christian Theologian & Philosopher
By calling ourselves Progressive Christians, we mean we are Christians who:
Believe that following the path and teachings of Jesus can lead to an awareness and experience of the Sacred.
Affirm that the teachings of Jesus provide but one of many ways to experience the Sacredness of life, and that we can draw from diverse sources of wisdom in our spiritual journey.
Seek community that is inclusive of all people, including but not limited to: Conventional Christians and questioning skeptics, believers and agnostics, women and men, those of all sexual orientations and gender identities, those of all classes and abilities.
Know that the way we behave towards one another is the fullest expression of what we believe.
Find grace in the search for understanding and believe there is more value in questioning than in absolutes.
Strive for peace and justice among all people.
Strive to protect and restore the integrity of our Earth.
Commit to a path of lifelong learning, compassion, and selfless love.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
The commitments we make to each of the organizations we support — as well as the initiatives and advocacy opportunities we lead — are only possible because of your generous donations. 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. Thank you for helping us build community, justice and love in the Ozarks and beyond.