City Church began with the hope not of building a better church but of building a better city. We desire to be a part of making Nashville a more just and joyful place. As we prayerfully consider both the resources and the needs in East Nashville, we continually ask ourselves, “What can we do in the next 6 to 12 months that will make East Nashville a more just and joyful place in 6 to 12 years?” The result is that we seek to primarily pour ourselves into educational opportunities, economic development, the arts and loving our neighbors in all of these things.
The welfare of a city begins with individuals and families. We believe that when Jesus said, “Love your neighbors as yourself,” he certainly meant those who live right around us. We encourage one another to seek the welfare of our neighbors and to treat all people with dignity, honor and respect.
There are a variety of opportunities to serve our neighbors, both on an ongoing and one-time basis. While this list is certainly not exhaustive, we’d like to encourage our church body to serve the larger community in some capacity.
Corner to Corner Ministry
Join the Corner to Corner ministry in McFerrin Park as they spend time with children, teens and young adults building friendships, hosting bible studies, tutoring and playing!
• Tutoring on Tuesdays from 4-5pm at McFerrin Park Community Center
• Looking for 2-3 men who want to learn our Bible Study material and help expand the studies we are currently leading.
East Magnet Middle School Tutoring
• Tutor a couple of 5th-6th graders at East Nashville Magnet on Wednesday afternoons, 3-4:15PM each week
Safe Families for Children
Safe Families helps parents experiencing a temporary crisis by providing a loving, Christian family with whom their children may stay until the crisis has passed.
Project Connect Nashville
Project Connect Nashville exists to help disconnected and vulnerable men, women, and their families build relationships with others who will encourage and guide them, providing assistance when needed, educating and equipping them for the challenges each day brings, and celebrating every victory along the way.
• Community service projects: work alongside the families we serve through community gardening, painting and clean-up
• Attend Poverty 101 to learn how to help without hurting (contact us for more details)
• Participate in special events (The Lighting of the Green, Graduation, Franksgiving, Talk Like a Pirate Day and more)
• Allies (mentors) to encourage individuals in poverty through our education classes
• Small group engagement through meal preparation and/or childcare for our classes
• Sit and Spin (laundry day) outreach: bring coffee, donuts and engage in meaningful conversation while you fold clothes together
Nashville Young Lives is Young Life's local ministry for teen moms. We bring pregnant and parenting teens and their babies together for support, encouragement, education, and fun!
• Provide a lunch for Stratford parenting group
• YoungLives Camp! July 29-August 3 Care for babies of teen moms who go to camp from Nashville.
• Mentors- Christian women who care meet regularly with a teen mom from Stratford High School for encouragement.