Brentwood United Methodist Church was founded in the early 1850’s.  It has been located on several different sites in the Brentwood, TN area over the years and was established at its current site in 1972 that now has 118 employees. This campus also includes an Early Learning Center and Day School. In addition, they have 2 affiliate partnerships with the Center for Youth Ministry Training located in the Buchanan House and the Counseling Center located behind the church building. The Brentwood United Methodist Church umbrella is comprised of several different locations and ministries:  the Brentwood UMC campus, Trinity Church campus located in Spring Hill, TN, and The Village Church in Nashville. 

Opportunity

Brentwood United Methodist has strong connections with the community not only through its membership, but as a longtime community organization.  Wanting to support local Brentwood businesses plus having several member connections at LBMC, they asked Employment Partners to be part of their bid process in 2015 when they were seeking outside HR and Payroll services. Shortly after, they signed a contract and have been a client ever since.

Solutions

In 2016, LBMC Employment Partners began providing HRO services which include timekeeping, payroll, and benefit broker services. Employment Partners also performed an HR audit of all HR & Payroll Policies and recently implemented UKG Ready to make their hiring and onboarding processes more efficient. LBMC Employment Partners’ differentiator of being a regional firm and not a national firm is a huge benefit for local businesses like Brentwood United Methodist.

“It has been great to partner with a team of people that have expertise in various fields of payroll, HR consulting, and benefits.  The staff is responsive to our questions and needs and assists us in strategic planning in these areas. Employment Partners has maintained a stable staffing structure so that we have been able to build long-lasting relationships. This not only builds trust but creates an environment of shared history and mutual respect that is so beneficial in any business relationship.”