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Planting, Campusing, and Repurposing Churches

Community Outreach Initiatives (including education, poverty, and people groups)

Chinese Outreach

Medical Dental Unit

Siloam Health Center

Other Missions-Specific Emphases

Nashville Campus

Station Hill Campus

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    As the Middle Tennessee Initiative is launched and implemented, pray that God will order each step and we’ll be faithful to seek Him each day for our NEXT.
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    The Prayer Room – Since we began in 1968, Brentwood Baptist has been grounded in prayer. The Prayer Room was established in 1983 to support our belief that in “kneeling we conquer.”

    PRAY – Pray that we’d continue to make prayer an integral part of each decision and every member will commit to pray each day for God’s will to be accomplished through our church.

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    Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home (TBCH) – Our church’s first home was in the basement of TBCH.

    PRAY – Praise God for our beginning and the generosity of TBCH in allowing us to use their facility. Pray that we’d be inspired to bless others as we’ve been blessed.

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    Brentwood Baptist / 409 Franklin Road – In 1972, the first phase of building construction was complete and we moved to 409 Franklin Road.

    PRAY – Praise God for visionary leaders who took risks and made personal sacrifices to launch and establish Brentwood Baptist. Pray for visionary leaders who will take risks and make personal sacrifices to pioneer and launch new ministry initiatives. Ask God to show you His vision for your life and your PLACE in His ministry.

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    Brentwood Baptist / 7777 Concord Road – By the 1990s, we’d outgrown our facility and were land-locked. Church leaders courageously recommended relocation and God provided acreage on Concord Road.

    PRAY – Praise God for visionary leaders who made difficult decisions that affected our future. Pray our leadership will have the mind of Christ in all things and we’ll always be a church known for innovative, creative, impactful, and effective ministries.

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    Senior Pastor Mike Glenn – In 1991, Brentwood called Mike Glenn as Senior Pastor. Since his arrival, he’s challenged us to pursue excellence in ministry, strive to achieve God’s best and highest calling as a church, and think creatively in ministry. As a church, we’ve experienced unprecedented growth, yet we believe the best is yet to come.

    PRAY – Thank God for Pastor Mike Glenn. Pray for wisdom and discernment for Mike as he leads this church to what’s NEXT. Pray for his physical strength and excellent health, and ask God to empower and equip Mike to clearly communicate His message to us.

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    Middle Tennessee Initiative – Be visionary in addressing poverty, education, and healthcare in our state, and raise up church planters, lay leaders, and ministers to revitalize churches in the middle Tennessee corridor.

    The Church at Station Hill – New Building Construction

    The Church at Avenue South – Build-Out and Start-Up

    PRAY – Praise God, the Supreme Gift Giver. Pray we’d follow His example and give sacrificially without restraint. Pray for generosity in giving that wouldn’t only meet our goals for the NEXT campaign but exceed it. Ask God what resources (time, talent, finances) He wants you to give. Pray NEXT will be guided by visionary leadership and undergirded by our obedience, generosity, and encouraging partnership. Pray God’s Spirit would open your heart to the needs of His world and those where you live, work, and play.

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    The Cross in My Hand – The cross symbolizes the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for each of us. It reminds us of the sacrifices we’re called to make as His followers.

    PRAY – Thank God for saving you. Pray the cross would serve as a tangible reminder to pray for NEXT, our church’s leadership, and your Oikos. Pray for the thousands of people who live in Middle Tennessee. Pray for others to partner with us so people will be impacted by the gospel.

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    Current Station Hill Campus – For the past three years this leased facility at Thompson’s Ridge Road has been their home.

    PRAY – Thank God for the use of this facility. Praise Him for the perfect location, creative renovation, and utilization of the Academy of Heritage Commons Day Care facility, which has enabled Station Hill to get off to such a great beginning. Pray for more leaders and laborers.

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    The Church at Station Hill Staff – Jay Strother, Brian Coates, Jeremy Busler, Brother Yancey, Zack Van Gieson, Amy Hill, and Tracy Ketring.

    PRAY – Pray for the staff and leadership at Station Hill. Ask God to give them wisdom and discernment as strategic decisions are made. Pray they would be equipped and empowered to meet the challenges awaiting them as they minister and lead their congregation.

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    Heritage Middle School – This Williamson County Middle School has allowed us to use their facility for our Station Hill Children and Student Ministries.

    PRAY – Thank God for the use of this facility. Praise Him for the perfect location that has enabled our ministries to get off to such a great start.

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    Future Home of The Church at Station Hill – Thirty acres of land has been purchased.

    PRAY – Pray the building planning and construction would go smoothly. Pray for the Master Planning Property and Use Team and the safety of construction workers as they do site preparation and begin the build-out by the fall of 2014.

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    Pray The Church at Station Hill would be united and connect the residents of this community who are unconnected. Ask God to give them opportunities to minister in Thompson’s Station, Spring Hill, and the surrounding communities. Pray Station Hill would be the voice of hope and encouragement in troubling times.
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    Commissioning Service for The Church at Avenue South

    PRAY – Pray for these individuals who have already committed themselves to partner with Brentwood Baptist to launch this new church. Pray they would be equipped and empowered to meet the challenges awaiting them and enabled to give skillful leadership to this fledging campus.

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    The Staff of The Church at Avenue South: Aaron Bryant and Matthew Page
    PRAY – Lift up the staff and leadership of the Nashville Campus. Ask God to give them wisdom and discernment as strategic decisions are made. Pray they would be equipped and empowered to meet the challenges awaiting them as they minister and lead this congregation.
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    Prayer Walking the South Nashville Community

    PRAY – Pray for those who live, work, and play in this community. Pray the neighbors, residents, business owners, and those passing through would see this new church as a place of hope and healing.

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    The Acuff-Rose Building, 2510 Franklin Road, Nashville – This is the future home of The Church at Avenue South.

    PRAY – Pray this building would be transformed into a house of worship, a center of ministry, and a lighthouse in the Melrose, Berry Hill, 12 South, Belmont, and South Nashville community. Pray for a smooth launch in late March.

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    Map of the South Nashville – Area targeted for ministry by our Nashville Campus.

    PRAY – Pray The Church at Avenue South would be united and connect the residents of this community who are unconnected.

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    Carter Lawrence Elementary – Strategically located in this South Nashville community.

    PRAY – Pray for unique and creative opportunities to partner with this elementary school and to effectively minister to the teachers, school staff, students, and families.

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    Belmont University – A private, coeducational, liberal arts university located on Belmont Boulevard in the heart of our ministry area.

    PRAY – Thank God for this educational institution. Pray our Nashville Campus would impact the lives of Belmont students and that they would see this new church as a place of connection and service, hope, and healing.

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    Siloam Family Health Center – This non-profit healthcare clinic is just a few blocks from The Church at Avenue South.

    PRAY – Praise God, our Provider, thanking Him for providing for our needs. Ask God how you can meet the needs of others through ministries like Siloam Center. Pray for a healthy, supportive, and beneficial neighborhood partnership between Siloam and Avenue South. Pray the physical, social, and spiritual needs of others would be met through our partnership.

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    Medical Dental Unit (MDU) – This 40-foot evangelism tool also doubles as a medical clinic on wheels. It’s been strategically designed to take medical and dental care to people in need, those who can’t afford treatment or get to a healthcare facility.

    PRAY – Pray that wherever the MDU parks and sets up, it would be a magnet for people. Pray both their medical and spiritual needs would be met.

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    Medical Dental Volunteers – Staffed solely by volunteer medical professionals, the MDU’s sole purpose is to share the gospel through medical and dental care.

    PRAY – Pray that each volunteer would reflect Christ-likeness and be known for love, compassion, and serve. Pray for more and more opportunities to share Christ.

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    TRAIN Church Planting Residency – This church multiplication strategy is designed to train church planters and partner with them through the successful planting and launching of new churches.

    PRAY – Pray for these current TRAIN residents: the Drinkwines, the Coles, and the Chos. Ask God to give them wisdom and discernment as strategic decisions are made regarding new church plants. Pray they would be effectively trained, prepared, equipped, and empowered to meet the challenges ahead as they minister and launch new churches. Also, pray for our former TRAIN residents—the Finufs (Kansas City), the Fowlers (Denver), and the Lilys (San Marcos)—who have already launched churches.

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    Brentwood Baptist Deaf Church – The faithful obedience of Betty Stirsman, a Deaf interpreter, led to the eventual launching of the first Deaf Ministry in our state in 1984. The ministry has continued to grow and develop and is currently lead by Aric Randolph and Beryl Corey.

    PRAY – Pray for Aric Randolph, the staff, and leadership of our Deaf Church. Pray for their wisdom and discernment as strategic decisions are made to reach Deaf around the world. Pray leaders would be equipped and empowered to meet the challenges awaiting them as they minister and lead the Deaf community, develop a Training Center for the Deaf, and partner with the North American and International Mission Boards to minister to this unreached people group.

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    Chinese Ministry – Pastored by Dr. Yuohan Gwo, this ministry begun in 2004 and serves the Chinese in the Nashville area—expanding their ministry and mission to mainland China.

    PRAY – Pray for Dr. Gwo, pastor of our Chinese congregation. Pray for wisdom and discernment as strategic decisions are made to reach the Chinese in our community and in China. Pray leaders would be equipped and empowered to meet the challenges awaiting them as they minister and lead the Chinese community. Pray that language differences would not be barriers, but bridges for communicating the gospel message.

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    Utilizing mass media and new media to create and heighten awareness

    PRAY – Pray Brentwood Baptist Church would effectively use social media, TV, and technology as channels to proclaim the gospel. Pray each listener’s and viewer’s life would be transformed as they hear God’s Word. Pray we’ll use social media wisely and effectively to educate, inform, and communicate the gospel story.

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    Woodbine Baptist Church – Located on Nolensville Road in East Nashville, it was once a thriving congregation. They’re prayerfully considering partnering with us in the Middle Tennessee Initiative.

    PRAY – Pray we’d effectively partner with them and/or other struggling congregations to revitalize their ministry, address the changing needs of their community, and reach those who reside in their neighborhoods and communities.

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    West Franklin Baptist Church – Located on Highway 96 in Franklin, this congregation has experienced success as a relatively new congregation. Their location has fitted them for unique ministry opportunities to Senior Adults and neighboring communities. They’re prayerfully considering a partnership with us as a part of the Middle Tennessee Initiative.

    PRAY – Pray we’d effectively partner with West Franklin’s congregation to revitalize this church to address the changing needs of their community and reach those who reside in this area of Franklin.

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    Set Free Church – As an existing ministry partner that reaches out to the homeless men in Nashville, they offer an intensive life-in discipleship program.

    PRAY – Pray we’d assist this church to continue to build a ministry to reach those who are homeless, recovering from addictions, feel rejected by society, and are far from God. Pray Set Free Church would be a beacon of hope to each attender.

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    Hispanic Ministry – In addition to our Chinese Ministry, Brentwood Baptist also hosts a ministry to Hispanics, led by Oscar Fernadez.

    PRAY – Pray for Oscar Fernadez and our Hispanic Ministry leadership. Pray for wisdom and discernment for ministry leaders as strategic decisions are made to reach the Hispanic community. Pray leaders would be equipped and empowered to meet the needs and challenges of this ministry.

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    The Baptismal Pool in our Worship Center

    PRAY – Pray the result of our various ministries would be the spiritual conversion of many men, women, boys and girls. Pray that each worship service would result in numerous decisions for Christ, the waters in our baptistery would be continuously stirred, and the majority would be new converts. Ask God to assure that those baptized would experience true conversion and life transformation.


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