Brentwood Baptist Foundation exists to support Brentwood Baptist Church's Acts 1:8 ministry goals and to help Christians achieve their ministry passions today and tomorrow.
The Brentwood Baptist Foundation (“the Foundation”), formerly known as the RockBridge Foundation, was established in response to the vision of Bill Wilson, the first pastor of Brentwood Baptist Church. Bill's plan was to perpetually fund the ministries of Brentwood Baptist Church through estate gifts and current giving to the Foundation. Bill believed that such a foundation would put Brentwood Baptist Church in a position to immediately respond to ministry opportunities such as natural disasters, beginning new congregations, financially supporting those going on mission trips, the financial needs of our seminary students, and other ministries that may not even exist today.
What does the foundation do?
We provide grants to advance the Acts 1:8 ministry goals of Brentwood Baptist Church. These grants:
- Assist members with seminary expenses.
- Assist members who are adopting children.
- Support Brentwood Baptist Church’s efforts to spread the gospel by assisting with special ministry opportunities.
- Assist with planting churches.
How can the foundation help you?
We disciple church members on the importance of their spiritual and financial legacy. This happens as we:
- Provide assistance with estate planning.
- Educate members in each stage of life regarding the changing needs of their estate.
- Offer educational seminars to encourage financial literacy and kingdom investment. For example, the What Every Parent Should Know seminar is geared to helping those with children under 18.
How can you support the work of the foundation?
- Participate in educational seminars
- Work with the foundation to complete or update your estate plan
- Make ongoing gifts to support the work of the foundation
- Make contributions in your estate plan to support the work of the foundation
Why do you need a financial plan/estate will?
Did you know very few people have appropriate estate documentation? The Brentwood Baptist Foundation can help you. Wills are not just for those with children or senior citizens. They are important for everyone. In addition, every person over 16 should have health care powers of attorney to allow parents, spouses, or friends to speak with doctors if they are sick or injured. Financial powers of attorney, wills, and medical issues run the gamut from simple to complicated. Everyone needs to understand what they personally need and put it in place. Then it can be adapted with every major change in your life, including marriage, divorce, children, grandchildren, moving from state to state, and financial growth. Our seminars and our experts help you understand what you need and point you in the right direction to create that documentation.