Welcome to Midtown East Nashville! You’ll soon find out that the people of Midtown are a messy group of unfinished people that serve a God that is not messy and loves unfinished people. In fact, that love of transformation through Christ is what we are all about.
To us, the gospel is nether religion which says, “I obey so that I will be accepted,” or irreligion which says, “Obey? The only one I obey is me!” Rather, we have discovered God’s grace to be His love and acceptance of us in spite of who we are. The gospel says, “You are accepted because of the Person and Work of Christ, now you can obey out of that acceptance.” This results in a humble confidence as we approach God because “we are more flawed and lost than we could ever imagine and we are more loved and accepted by God than we could ever dare dream” (Tim Keller).
We believe that God has given us a vision to be one church with many different congregations within this city. The intention is to create more intimate venues for people to hear the gospel, connect in biblical community and serve Jesus together. At the East Nashville location, we enjoy being a church in this neighborhood, for this neighborhood, that loves this neighborhood.
Our desire is to be a safe place for both believers and unbelievers. We invite you to “peek over the fence” and please let us know how we can serve you and come along side you in your spiritual journey.
At Midtown, we believe that gathering people in small groups for the purpose of discipleship is the most important thing we can do as a church. Jesus doesn’t call us to be church-goers. He calls us to be the church. He calls us to be His disciples and then He calls us to disciple others. He calls us to grow, change, and mature in the context of intentional relationship with other disciples.
We look at how Jesus discipled to find a biblical model for small group ministry. He used Scripture, told stories, and shared his whole life with his disciples. Eventually releasing them into the world to make disciples thus beginning a ministry of multiplication.
Midtown Small Groups work in the same way. We focus on studying the Word, developing relationships with each other, and maturing in our faith until we are ready to make disciples ourselves. Group leaders are trained in a Biblical model of making disciples. As group participants experience spiritual growth, they become ready to make disciples and branch from their group to start a new one. Disciples become disciple-makers, and the ministry of Jesus continues to spread.
All Midtown small groups are currently on summer break. Check back in August to sign up for a group!
We currently offer Kidtown for children 6 weeks – age 7.
Located down the hallway on the left, the nursery is for children who are 24 months old and younger. Our nursery is always staffed with two volunteers who create a welcoming and safe environment for your children.
Located down the hallway on the left, this class will be a place where your kids will hear an interactive Bible story that engages their hearts and minds at an age appropriate level. This class is always staffed with two volunteers who create a welcoming and safe environment for your children.
Located down the hallway on the right, this class is for our older kids ages 4-7. In this class, children will begin to learn the meta-narrative of the Bible by seeing the Person and Work of Christ in the stories of the Old Testament. Like our other two classes, this class is always staffed by two volunteers who create a welcoming and safe environment for your children.
Kidtown Director: April Davies
In addition to our staff, Kidtown is led by an amazing team of assistants, volunteer teachers and many other caring adults.
Kidtown is an excellent way to serve the kids and families of our church. Are you interested in becoming part of the Kidtown team? Send your questions to April Davies.
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…
The East Nashville Congregation congregation meets at Stratford High School in East Nashville.
1800 Stratford Ave
Nashville, TN 37216