Discipleship Spotlight

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Once a month, we will begin highlighting discipleship relationships in our church. We want to celebrate how members of our church body are helping others to become more committed followers of Christ from the Scenic City to the world. This week, we are highlighting Liz Hathaway.

"The Lord has blessed me with godly women, including my beautiful, wiser sister, Misty Thomas, whom God has used to shape me into the still work-in-progress woman I am today. The Lord opened my eyes to precious Madison Bergren when she tripped on the UTC volleyball court and popped up laughing, Miss Congeniality style. 1stCorinthians 3:6 is a special verse for us as one of our favorite pastimes during her volleyball career was tag-teaming for Jesus, a little shake and bake for the Kingdom. We were not shy in trying to live as disciple-making disciples. Through prayer for her teammates and intentionally serving as a vessel for God’s light and love, Mads planted and watered seeds in her teammates; God in His great love, allowed me to join in His work and water those seeds as well. The Lord alone brought the growth in the hearts of sweet Bri Anderson and Dani Szczepanski and when Mads left the UTC volleyball team, Jesus did not, her primary prayer during her volleyball career. Our last meeting before Mads followed God’s call to China included Bri and Dani praying over their older sister - what a beautiful Kingdom moment. The Lord blessed me with sweet Mads, a sister to walk with, learn with, and challenge me to seek after God harder – I praise our Heavenly Father for allowing me to walk alongside His precious daughter."


- Liz Hathaway

If you are looking to explore what a discipleship relationship might look like or you’re willing to disciple someone else, please let us know by emailing lgallon@brainerdbaptist.org.

August Serve Spotlight

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Last month, we began to highlight Life Groups who are serving our church family, community, and the world as we seek to help those who are far from God become committed followers of Christ. This month, we would like to highlight the Burns Life Group as they have helped serve our set-up team on a bi-weekly basis. Our set-up team comes every Saturday from Noon - 1:30 to set out chairs and all of the audio, video, and lighting equipment in the BX Venue.


"The Burns' life group has consistently been willing to serve when needed. With their help, setup for the BX service is quick and structured. Thank you Burns' life group for always having joy in your service to Brainerd." - Matthew Kitsmiller, AVL Production Associate (Set-Up Leader) 


If you’re interested in opportunities to serve, here are some upcoming ways for you and your Life Group to get involved: Preschool Shepherds - These are adult Life Groups that serve together quarterly in the preschool area of Kids Ministry alongside the regular classroom volunteers.Contact Paul at pchristensen@brainerdbaptist.org for more info or text "bbserve" to 97000 for other serving opportunities.

July Serve Spotlight

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Beginning this month, we’d like to highlight Life Groups who are serving our church family, community, and the world as we seek to help those who are far from God become committed followers of Christ. This month we would like to highlight the Meade/Evans Life Group as they have served a ministry called World Changers. World Changers happens in Chattanooga annually. The students who come share Christ as they meet felt needs in the area. We’re thankful to the Meade/Evans Life Group for their example in service to our church and community!

If you’re interested in opportunities to serve, here are some upcoming ways for you and your Life Group to get involved!