"Over the next few years, Brentwood Baptist could become known as one of the most creative, influential, and effective church multiplication centers in the country."
— Bob Carlton,
Church Multiplication Minister
An overarching, driving strategic vision for our church is something we've dubbed "church multiplication." It's a fancy term that simply means we want to obey and follow God's leading to fulfill our missional calling by starting new works that lead to transformed lives that transform communities.
Church multiplication consists of several models for kingdom growth, including regional campuses, church plants, and people group congregations. In addition to these, a leadership residency program is also part of our vision as the leadership "pipeline" to recruit, assess, train, send, and support these leaders.
TRAIN: A Church Multiplication Residency Program
Even more specifically, we're developing a strategy to equip and train potential leaders for these works through a 1-year residency program. For the church planting model, this residency will be followed by a staged support system that lasts up to five years. The estimated cost to support each 5-year church planter is $190,000, with a total 5-year investment for all church planting initiatives estimated at $3.27 million.
Learn more about TRAIN at dontmissthetrain.org.
One of the most frequent comments we get from new folks is, "This church feels like family."
— Jay Strother,
Campus & Teaching Pastor
The best example of the regional campus model is The Church at Station Hill. Looking ahead to the next five years, we see the need to fully resource Station Hill with land and facilities as they continue to grow—as well as conduct the proper demographic study then place other regional campuses in under-served areas of our region.
With the launch of Station Hill, we took the church to unconnected people instead of asking them to come and find us. Seventy-three percent of our attendance is people completely new to our church family who we wouldn't have reached any other way.
People Group Congregations
"There are at least 80 different people groups in the greater Nashville area."
— Mike Glenn
Brentwood Baptist has already shown its effectiveness in establishing churches within the church. These are congregations that exist as part of the greater body but have also identified themselves based on cultural, ethnic, or another type of affinity. These include the Deaf Church, Kairos, Chinese Congregation, and Hispanic Ministry. A greater emphasis on diversity over the next five years is represented in our objective to reach a growing diversity of people with the gospel.
How You Can Help
Church Multiplication is funded through the operational budget of Brentwood Baptist Church. Your contributions at any level, combined with your prayers help make our Church Multiplication objective a reality.