DOES BRENTWOOD CHURCH TRULY VALUE DEVELOPMENT?

At Brentwood, we develop others to impact generations because we believe wisdom, skill, and opportunity must be given away. Twice a year we hire interns to come along side us in order give them hands on experience and to develop them with the skills and knowledge necessary for ministry. We asked one of our summer […]

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CONFESSION: DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

I love snowboarding and recently went to ride at Wintergreen. When I ride, I like to do what I call “snowboard dancing” (trademark pending) where I crank the music up in my headphones and ride in a dance groove down the slopes. I was in the middle of nice rhythm when I caught edge and […]

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WHAT IS PURE RELIGION?

I will never forget the day a few words became more than just something you hear in church but a call to action in my life. Those life-changing words are:   “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows” (James 1:27, New International Version).   […]

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HOW DO WE TRUST GOD’S CALLING IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY?

There is nothing better than sitting in front of the Christmas tree with Christmas music or a Hallmark movie playing softly in the background. We cherish the presents under the tree and give thanks for a tiny baby sent from heaven, the Messiah, who would defeat sin and death and give us freedom and life […]

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WHY WE NEED TO BE MORE LIKE STARBUCKS

The local church can learn from Starbucks. That might come as a shock to you because these two “organizations” have foundationally different missions. However, the church can benefit from how Starbucks goes about making a cup of coffee.   The simple way to break this down is to talk about what we experience when we […]

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LOOKING FOR LOVE IN THE WRONG PLACES

Tis the season for Hallmark movies, sweet jewelry commercials, and the overindulgence of Ben & Jerry’s fueled by the deep, unfulfilled longings of single people. This may be an over-exaggeration, but the Holiday’s do tend to remind those of us with a deep longing for a Gospel-centered marriage of the lack of diamonds placed on […]

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