Missional Vision and Ministries

of Briensburg United Methodist Church

“Our mission is helping each other serve to our full potential.”

See also: The Ministry of All Christians
Section 2, ¶ 126-132 of UM Book of Discipline, 2016.

Worship and Praise Service

Worship in our small congregation is very personal and inclusive. Everyone present is incorporated into the warm feeling of love and acceptance of each other as equal members the family of God, inclusive of age, race, nationality, gender, LGBTQ, theology, politics, and legal status. 

Each Sunday worship celebration is a blend of contemporary and traditional spirituality, including praise, testimonies, prayers, creed, Bible readings, sermon, hymns, and invitation to Christian discipleship. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday each month and on other holy days.

Faith Book Club

Faith Book Club meets weekly on Thursdays at 11:30 am for lunch together, followed by mission projects and discussion of the current book study.  They have volunteered with the school district as reading partners for students.

Church Leadership Bible Study

Our Lay Leader conducts a weekly Bible Study on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, studying the Bible through the lens of church leadership issues. The study features lively and open discussion.

LGBTQ+ Services

We are cultivating supportive, missional relationships to be in ministry with our LGBTQ community. Our church is a Western Kentucky Pride Festival sponsor and had a very active booth presence this year at the first event. We met over 300 people, prayed with several, distributed information, and enjoyed great fellowship. We intend to be actively involved with the newly forming LGBTQ Regional Welcome Center.  We are exploring the possibilities of developing an HIV/AIDS Awareness program in cooperation with Heartland Cares Clinic. Options include free and confidential HIV testing, hosting lectures, support groups, transportation for clinic appointments, food bank assistance and fundraisers. We are intentionally seeking more ways to expand our LGBTQ services.

Scouting Ministries

Our current Scouting ministries include Venturing Crew (Coed high school youth) and Girl Scouts.

Parish Nursing

Our member Becky Blanchard is a certified Parish Nurse and she offers consultation, referral and assistance to people in the church and community as needed.

Third Place Ministries

Together with all the other United Methodist churches of Marshall County, we participate in the Third Place Ministries, Inc., a
cooperative ministry serving a variety of needs in the community.  Our church hosts the Thanksgiving Basket distribution each
November, when the Marshall County UM Youth Group gathers and distributes everything for a Thanksgiving dinner to over 100 families.  Other Third Place ministries include the New to You Shop, Day One Radio Program, Crisis Ministry, and other
cooperative programs.

Oakview Center Worship

Worship services are held at Oakview Rehabilitation Center each Sunday at 9:30 am.

Community Event Hosting

We offer the use of our facilities at no charge for selected
community events including St. Jude Benefit Dinner, Marshall County Humane Society Trivia Benefit, other non-profit community
organizations, and family celebrations.

Join us in making this vision a reality in our community!