We here at Brentwood believe that God’s heart is to see people reconciled to Him. This is confirmed in the below passage.
The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed but wants everyone to repent. – 2 Peter 3:9 (NLT)
Therefore, we at Brentwood want to align our hearts with God’s heart. People are our top priority, especially their salvation from their sins so they may escape God’s future judgment and receive a full life now as they await Jesus’ return.
We at Brentwood also will not compromise God’s message on how to be made right with Him. He tells us simply that:
God wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. For there is only one God and one mediator who can reconcile God and humanity… the man Christ Jesus. he gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time. – 1 Timothy 2:4-6
We at Brentwood believe that the best and only hope for humanity is to live for God. This is reflected in our mission statement which says that we want to reach and teach people how to live for Jesus Christ in their everyday lives. the way we hope to achieve our mission is described in the graph below containing different colors.
Our intent is to reach people through our CROWN events such as our celebration services and outreach events. Then once a person decided to give their lives to Christ, then we take them through some short classes teaching them the basics of the Christian faith, making them part of our CONGREGATION.
Once people finish those short classes, we introduce them to small group FELLOWSHIP where they can build strong and trusting relationships. After gaining maturity and confidence from time spent in small groups, the next step is for people to get involved in a current MINISTRY at the church. Finally, people who spend time and money involved in a current ministry will eventually become part of the CORE of the church, leading the church into the future.