Our governance structure is based on the biblical principle that the local church is an autonomous, self-governing body of baptized believers and is accountable to God for its decisions and actions. The ultimate authority for governance is vested in the membership in a congregational form of church governance. The Scriptures provide latitude in how a church makes leadership and administrative decisions.
Church governance at Brentwood Baptist takes the form of a few key teams with specific roles as outlined in the Brentwood Baptist Church Bylaws.
Browse important documents regarding our church governance, including church budgets, bylaws, and more.
The Trustees of Brentwood Baptist Church serve as a lay leadership team elected by and accountable to the members. The Trustees are empowered by the members to ensure alignment of ministries with the church’s mission and vision, give oversight to the ongoing operations of the church, and provide counsel and support to the Senior Pastor.
The Finance Ministry Team is responsible to the Trustees for the financial functions of the church, such as accounting operations, fiscal policies, and oversight of the church budget. For a list of current team members, click below.
The Staff Resource Team is responsible to the Trustees for the personnel functions of the church, such as oversight and organization of the church staff. For a list of current team members, click below.
The mission of our church compels us to actively minister to others and engage the whole person with the whole gospel of Jesus Christ. Our Deacons, a pastoral care ministry of our church, are the hands and feet of Brentwood Baptist as they serve our members and reach out to our community.