About Midtown East

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, the journey 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 in his love and acceptance of us in spite of who we are.

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, build Christ-centered community and grow in maturity. 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 join us and to let us know how we can serve and come alongside you in your spiritual journey.

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



Registration for the worship service and Kidtown is not required.


In accordance with the new guidelines from the CDC and the city of Nashville, we will no longer require masks in our worship services. If you are unvaccinated, we strongly recommend wearing a mask for your safety and for the safety of those in our community who are not yet eligible or who are unable to receive the vaccine. Those who would like to continue wearing masks are free to do so as well. There are many reasons you may choose to continue wearing a mask, and we want everyone to feel comfortable doing so – masks are welcome.

We will continue to require masks for the adult volunteers serving in Kidtown as well as kids ages 3 and up. Thank you for your understanding.


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1211 Riverside Dr.

Nashville, TN 37206




Brant Bonetti - October 31, 2021

Rebuilding with God's vision frees us to be a community of confession

Nehemiah: Come, Let Us Rebuild

Nehemiah 9:1-37

From Series: "Nehemiah: Come, Let Us Rebuild"

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Why Join a Discipleship Group?

Yes, now. Even in a global pandemic. We believe that consistent, intimate gatherings proclaiming the truth of the Gospel as it relates to our lives are the best environment to help us mature emotionally, spiritually, relationally and socially. We believe we need each other.  Discipleship Groups are gatherings of 4-16 people, virtually or in-person, who are committed as a community to building relationships that support maturing in Christ together.  Discipleship Groups use intentionally-designed discussion that is centered on God’s word and facilitated by a trained leader. 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
  • Various ages and stages of life
  • Congregation-specific
  • Visitors welcome!
The Time & Place
  • Meet weekly
  • Group members’ homes or on-line platform
  • Break for summer/winter season
The Study

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We deeply value the students of Midtown and desire to minister to them in creative ways during this season. As we enter into the fall, we believe the next step for the Youth Ministry is for our small groups to gather in person on Sunday evenings. These gatherings will be outdoor, socially distanced small groups hosted by Youth families. We are excited to offer a space for weekly fellowship, worship, and time in God’s Word together! Stay tuned for more information.


Fall Small Group Nights: 

September 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18
November 1, 8, 15, 22


We also want to create spaces for students and their family members to gather together this fall! We will be hosting three socially distanced Family Fellowship Nights this semester (8/30, 10/25, 12/6). These gatherings will be a great opportunity for families to engage with each other while also getting to safely interact with other Youth families! The theme for each Family Fellowship Night will be announced as we get closer to the date.

Any Questions? 

Please reach out to Shelby Walker for middle school or Taylor Kelly for high school with any questions about our fall program. If you would like to learn more about Midtown’s Youth ministry and/or sign up for our monthly Youth Update, please click HERE. If you would like to learn more about Midtown’s Youth ministry and/or sign up for our monthly Youth Update, please click HERE.

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We are offering Kidtown for ages 0-Kindergarten at this time. Please register for Kidtown each week.

Our hope is to begin offering Kidtown for all ages later this summer. In order to do that, we need people to join our Kidtown team and be a part of what the Lord is doing in our little ones. You would serve about every 4-6 weeks.  If you would like to join the team, please contact April Davies.

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.



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 East Nashville. The ministry cares for children ages 6 weeks to 7 years old. April Davies, East Nashville Kidtown Director, would love to help get you connected in serving in Kidtown.
  • Giving – Read more about why we give and how giving is an act of mission.