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 Matthew 4:19 explains, a disciple is someone who is…

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


Our Students

The Youth Ministry at Midtown is comprised of middle and high school students, grades 6-12, from each Midtown congregation. It’s one of the ways we are united as one church body with multiple congregations. Students from many different schools in and around Nashville are a part of the group. We also welcome students who do not have a youth group at the church their family attends.

Our Leaders

The Youth Ministry is blessed with a phenomenal team of volunteer leaders from a mix of Midtown congregations. The team is committed to gospel transformation in their own lives and in the lives of students. God has placed a call on the hearts of these leaders to serve Him by being in relationship with and discipling students. The leaders consider it a joy and an honor to be a part of the lives of our students and their families.


Youth Group – On Sundays from 4:30-6:30pm both middle and high school students gather 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.

One-to-One Discipleship – Sunday night discipleship groups provide a springboard for small group leaders to disciple students in a one-to-one setting outside of group. Volunteers will build relationships with students and parents that allow them to speak into student’s lives for gospel transformation and spiritual maturity.

Leader Team Small Group – Youth staff and the volunteer team meet in leaders’ homes every Wednesday night for small group. This time allows leaders to build community amongst each other, see gospel transformation in their own lives, and receive training to disciple students in small group and one-to-one settings. This investment helps equip leaders to better serve and love their students.

Camps/Retreats/Mission Trips – Each year the Youth team puts on camps and retreats for both middle and high school students in partnership with our brothers and sisters from other churches in Nashville. These trips allow students and volunteers to build relationships, have fun and grow together. Each year the team also organizes a mission trip and other service opportunities.

Meet the Youth Staff

Taylor Kelly


Shelby Walker

Director of Youth