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Brainerd Baptist Men’s Ministry helps men develop a compelling vision of Biblical masculinity that will bless both his life and the lives of those around him. Brainerd Baptist is a place where men can connect with other men to study God’s Word, to hold each other accountable, and grow spiritually. We want to create opportunities for fellowship and service throughout the year. From men’s conferences to weekly bible studies to family enrichment – you will find a place to connect and grow in the Lord.

Disciple-making Groups

Disciple-making groups are groups of 3 to 4 men that meet on a weekly basis for up to a year. These groups provide accountability, transparency, and bible study truths to live by. These groups are an essential part part of the growth process for the believer. The curriculum, essentially a book of the Bible, is normally chosen by the leader of the group. The H.E.A.R. method is typically used to respond and record what God is doing in the believer’s life.

Authentic Manhood

More than just a rally or a Bible study, Authentic Manhood provides men with an encouraging process that teaches them how to live lives of authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus Christ and directed by the Word of God. It will help a man develop a compelling vision of Biblical masculinity that will bless both his life and the lives of those around him as he seeks to reject passivity, accept responsibility, and lead courageously.

The Format

The format is simple. We will meet at 6:30 PM on Wednesday evenings in the BX. There will be a teaching time followed by 30 minutes of small group interaction in an environment where men are free to talk openly and confidentially about what they hear, and express mutual support for one another.

The Power

The true power of Authentic Manhood lies in bringing men together on common ground to learn together and listen to each other. Bonds of true God-centered friendships are formed as men encourage each other week-by-week to more fully embrace a godly view of manhood. Our prayer is that the Men of Brainerd Baptist Church would rise up and take responsibility for their families and Church as they commit to pursue Biblical masculinity through participating in Men’s Fraternity.

Current Mid-Week Activities


Fruit That Won't Spoil | Leaders: Tom Kitsmiller & Jonathan Hill | Wednesdays, 6–7:30 p.m. | BX venue, Crosspointe A | $8

Men! Have you been praying about being more intentional about making disciples? Has God put someone on your mind or heart that needs to be discipled?

“Fruit That Won’t Spoil” is the place to start if you are thinking about [or ready for] an intentional one-on-one long-term relationship with a man who needs to be discipled. Learn about the intangible aspects of making disciples. Consider what it means to adopt a disciple-making lifestyle!

Mid-Week Worship Service | Wednesdays, 6–7:30 p.m. | Room 115

This service is for all ages. This time of worship will consist of prayer, praise, and proclamation of the word. 


Divorce Care & Divorce Care for Kids | Leaders: Chris and Lynette Foster | Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. | BX Venue, Loft | $15

We welcome you to our DivorceCare & DC4K classes beginning Tuesday, August 7th at our Chattanooga Campus in the BX Venue Loft from 6:30p - 8:30p. The BX Venue address is 4011 Austin St, Chattanooga, TN 37411. Please feel free to park on the soccer field side of the building. Chris and Lynette Foster, our facilitators, are so excited that you have decided to join the class here at Brainerd Baptist Church. 

If you have any further questions please contact Chris at

Celebrate Recovery | Leaders Dan & Cathy Creed | Thursdays, 5:45 - 7:30 p.m. | East Ridge Campus 

Celebrate Recovery is a 12 step, Christ-centered recovery ministry that focuses on hurts, habits, and addictions. Celebrate Recovery small groups can provide you a safe place to share your experiences, strengths, and hopes with others that are also going through a Christ-centered recovery. It will provide you with a leader who has gone through a similar hurt, hang-up, or habit and will facilitate a group as it focuses on a particular step each week. The leader will also follow Celebrate Recovery’s Small Group Guidelines.

* Childcare provided

* No registration required