Thanks for checking out Midtown Crieve Hall!! We are one of four Midtown congregations, and we meet in the south part of Nashville. Someone said recently, “I like that you put out some chairs, string up some lights, and meet in a school cafeteria.” There may be a little more to it that that, but to tell the truth we like that too. We’ve never owned a building, believing that church is not a building but the people of God. And you are welcome anytime.
We’d love to see you on a Sunday morning or at one of our other events. Check out the calendar and links on this page, or sign up for the eBulletin to see what’s going on!!
Contrary to popular belief, men thrive in relationships with other men. Whether it’s a men’s retreat, big cookout, or focused small group discussion – men are spiritually helped by being with brothers in Christ. We believe that men need to be known and they need to know others. That’s relational pattern that they bible calls us to. Take a look at some of the things that our men are doing this fall!
Our women will gather together at regular times throughout the year to learn, grow and share their lives with each other. Sometimes it’s a women’s retreat, or big event, other times it may be a focused small group discussion. In every instance, it’s about growing in faith and connecting with other Midtown women.
Midtown Moms is a ministry of Midtown Fellowship. We gather together for encouragement, fellowship, worship, and stillness. Moms from every Midtown congregation are invited to join us as we seek to learn God's promises for us as mothers.
Kidtown classes are available for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade. Classes are divided based on age and give children the ability to build their community while learning about the Lord. All of the classes learn the same story, but at a level of detail they are able to understand.
Red Stars (born 2013-2015):
Located at the very end of the Kidtown hallway. Infants are given a snack of Pu s while the toddlers will receive Rice Chex. If your child has their own snack and you would prefer they not have the provided snack, let one of the nursery volunteers know!
Blue Stars (born in 2011 or 2012):
The Blue Star class is a fun and exciting place. They begin their time on Sunday with free play in the gym, then move to the library for a time of singing, Bible lesson, crafts and games.
Orange Stars (born in 2009 or 2010) & Purple Stars (born 2005-2008:
Both Orange Stars and Purple Stars begin the day in the service with their parents and will head to class at the break. One of the teachers will be in the back of the sanctuary to take your child to class while allowing you to interact with others in the service. Once in class, they will begin to memorize scripture while learning to apply Biblical stories to their lives. After the service, you can pick up your orange star in the first room on the left and purple star in the second room on the left when you head down the Kidtown hallway. Note – Purple stars do not have class on Communion Sunday.
The Youth Ministry at Midtown is all about seeing Gospel transformation happen in the lives of our students. We believe that God’s transforming work comes through Jesus Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, and our participation in community.
The Midtown Youth team is focused on helping students mature in their faith through understanding and living out of their identity as disciples of Jesus. As Matt. 4:19 explains, a disciple is someone who…
There are many philosophies of mission in the body of Christ, and God works mightily in many ways to make His name known in the world. At Midtown Fellowship, we seek to follow Christ on mission in the world through the working out of our mission statement: “To create a movement of gospel transformation through multiple congregations.”
This statement guides our efforts in specific ways as we seek to serve the world around us:
Gospel Transformation: We believe in the priesthood of the believer (1 Peter 2:9-10), and to encourage and deepen the growth of the priesthood, we believe in the call of Ephesians 4, “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” What this means is that a large percentage of our budget is intentionally dedicated to equipping our people as ambassadors of Christ (2 Corinthians 5) in order to impact the places where God has specifically called them.
Multiple Congregations (Community): We believe that God has specifically called us to the neighborhoods and communities where we meet. What this means for us as a local, community congregation, is that we want to step into the world around us, not only with finances, but also with our hands and feet as the body of Christ.
Listed below are some of the ways our congregation is serving the world around us, either corporately as the entire body or as individuals.
CONGREGATION (places where our entire body, young and old, serve together)…
Giving Tree – Each Christmas season we support single moms in Nashville by buying trees and wreaths from Nashville Giving Tree. We also provide much-needed volunteers to this ministry during pick-up weekend – prepping trees, loading, etc. Go to the website to read more!
Christmas Blessing Bags – This year, our community raised money and assembled bags of food for 60 children in need at Granbery and Binkley Elementary Schools. Each bag contained enough food to help our young friends thrive during the extended Christmas break. If you’d like to know more about how to participate next year, please EMAIL us.
Giving – Read more about why we give and how giving is an act of mission.
Kidtown – Kidtown volunteers serve the youngest in our community by sharing the gospel and loving them each week during the service.
Bailey Meal Train: Help provide meals for Margaret & Thomas after the arrival of Mary Harper.
FINANCIAL (places where we support those in our congregation that are reaching places we can’t)…
Young Life Capernaum – One of our own folks, Suzanne Williams, helps lead this ministry. Young Life Capernaum is an outreach ministry with teenagers and young adults with disabilities. Ultimately, we let forgotten kids know that they are remembered by God. We remind them that they are masterpieces, not accidents. We give excluded kids a place of belonging in the body of Christ. We create a stage where they can surprise the world with all they have to offer and where they can give glory to the God in whose image they have been created. Please e-mail Suzanne if you’d like to hear more.
Kelsey Vaughn – RUF International – Kelsey serves at an intern with Reformed University Fellowship at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Support Kelsey’s ministry to international students.
INDIVIDUALS (places where individuals or smaller groups are sharing the love of Christ)…
Homeless – There are a great number of homeless people living in the shadows of our local area that are ignored by thousands of commuters every day. You’ll discover that the needs are vast. This may be anything from a bus pass, prepaid cellphone minutes, a new coat, tent or sleeping bag, to car maintenance as many homeless folks are living in their vehicle and depend on it for survival. Ask David Swan about his story.
World Relief – Nashville is one of the major refugee resettlement cities in the US and has become home for tens of thousands of Burmese, Somali, Kurdish, and Syrian families, among others. Many in our Midtown congregations have worked with World Relief in the past as they serve to support and place these refugee families. Check out worldreliefnashville.org for ways you can help – everything from clothing and furniture donations to partnering with a specific refugee family. Ask Jonathan Nash about his story.
Servant Group International – As they flee war and difficulty, refugees and immigrants arrive in Nashville from all over the world. A large number are from the Middle East, especially Iraq and Syria. To help serve this particularly vulnerable people group Servant Group International runs several volunteer programs to help them adjust, to make friends, and to learn of the hope and love of Christ. There are options for you to serve in after-school tutoring, women’s and men’s English programs, and other various personal needs. If you’d like to know more or to serve with us, visit www.ServantGroup.org/Nashville or email Colleen McGarry