About Us

At the Awakening, we are trying to live out the conviction that love, not doctrine, holds us together, and that it’s possible to embody a community that welcomes those who believe in God some of the time, or none of the time, or all of the time. We hope that our faithfulness is expressed in transformed lives that embody incarnational love much more than in cognitive belief systems that remain locked in our minds (“knowledge puffs up, love builds up”).

Brentwood Christian Church is part of the Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in our fragmented world. While Disciples do not embrace a formal creed, we point to Jesus Christ as our foundational window to the Sacred. Contemporary writer Marcus Borg offers a phrase that describes this well: “Jesus shows us what God is like and what being full of God is like.” Many Disciples like to say their faith is “defined by Jesus, but not confined to Jesus.”

As part of Springfield’s Bible Belt alternative, we are committed to social justice, peace and the welcoming of all people; and these commitments are at the heart of our worship and our community of faith.