About Us

At 12 South, our Sunday worship services are specifically designed for you to hear the Gospel. The Gospel message is of first importance for us. Jesus is the hero of the story and the centerpiece of the entire Bible. This is what it means to be Gospel centered: focused on who Jesus is, what He said, and what He did. The Gospel is at the center of everything we do.

Our 12 South congregation has its own dedicated pastor who works in union with the other Midtown pastors and a single leadership team that serves all congregations. Our hope is that 12 South would serve to create intimate venues for people to hear the gospel, build Christ-centered community and grow in maturity. We hope to be part of the kingdom of God coming to the neighborhood of 12 South.

Join us for Sunday services at 9am, 11am and 5pm. Some helpful details for Sundays are:

  • Get there early. Our parking lot fills up fast but there is parking on the streets surrounding the church.
  • Coffee is available in the Upstairs Venue.
  • All Kidtown classes and check-in are in the downstairs hallway.

Learn more about What to Expect when you visit a Midtown congregation.

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Location and Times

Service Times:

9am, 11am and 5pm


2415 12th Ave South

Nashville, TN 37204





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Why Join a Discipleship Group?

Discipleship Groups are relational gatherings of 4-16 people who are committed as a community to maturing in Christ together.  Discipleship Groups use intentionally-designed discussion that is centered on God’s word and facilitated by a trained leader as a building block toward maturity. We believe that consistent, intimate gatherings proclaiming the truth of the Gospel as it relates to our lives are the best environment to help people mature emotionally, spiritually, relationally and socially. The resulting community develops believers who are following Jesus and being changed by him, while equipping them to bring his message of Good News into their homes, workplaces, schools and neighborhoods.

The Members
  • 4-16 people
  • Varied demographics
  • Congregation-specific
  • Visitors welcome
The Time & Place
  • Meet weekly
  • Group members’ homes
  • Break for summer/winter season
The Study

Scripture from the current sermon series


Find a 12 South Group

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…

  • Is following Jesus
  • Is being changed by Jesus
  • Is on mission with Jesus

Youth Group, for middle and high school students, meets on Sundays from 4:30-6:30pm at Midtown Granny White. During the first hour of the evening, students get to know each other as they hang out, play games, or worship together. The second half of the evening is spent in discipleship groups (i.e. small groups) split up by grade and gender. In these groups, volunteer leaders facilitate student engagement in a passage from the Bible and discussion with each other about how it plays out in their lives.

Learn More

Kidtown is for children who are in 5th grade or younger. All Kidtown classes are located in the downstairs hallways. A Kidtown Assistant can help you check-in your child(ren) and help them find the proper classroom.

For more information, download the Parent Handbook.


The nursery is for children from birth through 16 months.


The toddler room is for children 17 months through 2 years old. View sample lesson.

3-4 year olds:

3-4 year olds is for children who are 3 years old up to 4 years old. In this class, children will hear Bible stories, memorize Scripture, participate in fun activities and build friendships. View sample lesson.

5 year olds-Kindergarten:

This class is for children who are 5 years old up to attending Kindergarten. In this class, children will hear Bible stories, memorize Scripture, participate in fun activities and build friendships. View sample lesson.

1st-5th grade:

All children 1st grade through 5th grade will read from the Bible, memorize Scripture, learn about the books of the Bible and build friendships. View sample lesson.

More About Kidtown

Kidtown Staff

Kidtown Director: Shelly Walker

In addition to our staff, Kidtown is led by an amazing team of assistants, volunteer teachers and many other caring adults.

Current Volunteer Schedule

Interested in Serving in Kidtown?

Kidtown is an excellent way to serve the kids and families of our church. Are you interested in becoming part of the Kidtown team? Read more about volunteering in Kidtown or send your questions to Shelly Walker.

Sign up to Volunteer

At Midtown Fellowship, we recognize that as we are transformed by the work of Jesus on our behalf we are compelled to become agents of this work in the lives of the people around us. We understand that loved people love people. The more we experience our own transformation, we cannot help but seek to encourage, support, and champion this process in the lives of the people around us. In this way, we seek to go on mission with Jesus for the sake of the world around us. We are compelled to act.

As we act, we are guided by our mission statement “To create a movement of gospel transformation through multiple congregations”. This statement guides our efforts in two specific ways as we seek to live missionally in the world around us.

  1. Gospel Transformation: We believe it is a primary responsibility of the church to “equip the saints for works of ministry” (Ephesians 4). That means we focus much of our energy on training our people to understand who they are, what they have, and how to leverage all of that in order to impact the places where God has specifically called them.
  2. Multiple Congregations: We believe God has called us as congregations to the neighborhoods and communities, where we meet. We desire to step into these areas not only to serve as a place for spiritual growth but for emotional and physical growth as well. Its a tangible place for us to be the physical representation of our God to individuals in these communities.

We invite you to start living missionally. If you have questions about how to get involved please email Matt Ockerman.


These are opportunities where we invite all of our people to live missionally – as youth, families and groups.

  • Kidtown – Serving in our children’s ministry not only blesses the children but also the families of Midtown 12 South. Those volunteering in Kidtown serve typically once every 5-6 weeks (more often if you desire) during one of the Sunday services. The ministry cares for nursery-5th grade in one of several classes. Shelly Walker, 12 South Kidtown Director, would love to help get you connected in serving in Kidtown.
  • Welcome Team – The Welcome Team tends to be one of the first interactions someone attending service has as they arrive. Those serving on the Welcome Team help greet those arriving for service, assist visitors with any questions and also help find open seats as the sanctuary fills up. If you are interested in serving on the Welcome Team, reach out to Matt Ockerman.
  • Visuals Team – The Visuals Team runs the slides on the screen at all three services. No particular technology skills are required. If you have a heart for assisting the congregation as they enter to worship each Sunday.If you are interested in serving on the Visuals Team, reach out to Matt Ockerman.
  • Worship – If you are a musician or sound technician, Matt Ockerman would love to meet you to see if there is a place to serve on the Worship Team. Email Matt Ockerman to set up a meeting.
  • Giving – Read more about why we give and how giving is an act of mission.


As we equip, God leads members of our congregations into specific areas, people groups and intervention strategies. If you would like to connect with others who might share your passions: