WHO WE ARE

Imagine: What if everyone was welcome to wonder...

We have questions, maybe like you, too, about finding greater purpose in life; about pain, loss and sorrow—all while we’re daring to believe a local group of people can still make a difference in each others lives, in neighborhoods, across the country and throughout the world.

We welcome the wondering.

Together, Vine Street Christian Church participants seek answers—or at least a conversation that reminds us we’re not alone in our questions—by sharing faith in God and by being grounded by life-giving Christian traditions that are dynamically informed by daily experiences.

And our wondering gets us involved. It takes us places.

By faith, and because we have a rich, deeply-rooted taproot in Nashville’s notable history, we are a church with a progressive commitment to social justice. That's why we're involved in our Nashville community.

We know a one-size-fits-all faith is a thing of the past, so we won’t ask you to conform to a particular creed. We are a Disciples of Christ congregation, however, so we will point you to our belief “in essentials, unity; in nonessentials, freedom; in all things, love,” a long-held tradition seeking unity in diversity.

What can that mean?

Let's wonder together.

Can you imagine?

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

You can expect a friendly, welcoming environment. Our mission is simple: love God and love people.

Children's EDUCATION

We provide Christian education in a positive environment at every service. In addition to Sunday School classes at 9 a.m. each Sunday, our children enjoy Bible stories, music, fellowship and fun as part of the 10 a.m. worship service. Please ask a greeter if you have any questions.

Youth Education

Vine Street Youth meet weekly on Sunday for a variety of fellowship, study and worship opportunities. Click here to learn more.

ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Growing in faith by engaging the heart and mind, the adult Christian education program at Vine Street Christian Church is open to all post-high school-aged persons. Guided by church leaders and featuring occasional guest speakers from the Nashville community, adult Christian education meets most Sundays at 9 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

WHAT TO WEAR

You’ll find all styles of dress—from shorts and flip flops to coat and tie. Wear whatever is comfortable for you.

WORSHIP Services

Communion in the Chapel gathers on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. in the worship space adjacent to the Sanctuary. It’s a brief service for anyone who wants to begin Sunday morning at Vine Street with prayer and communion. After an opening prayer we listen for God’s word. In a process sometimes called lectio divina, a reading is repeated several times in turn with moments of silence. We also share prayer concerns, intercessory prayers, and, of course, communion.

Our mostly-traditional worship service begins at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Prayers, readings and music (including our Chancel Choir, on most Sundays) guide us alongside a relevant sermon and the celebration of communion weekly.

Children are invited to worship with their parents or to participate in a separate children's worship, geared especially with them in mind. That service is led by Rev. Hope Hodnett.


GETTING HERE

We're conveniently located in West Nashville at 4101 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205. Click here for bus routes from Nashville to Vine Street.

PARKING

Handicap spaces with access to the Sanctuary at located along Harding Pike, in front of the columned entry way. A handicap-accessible ramp is located there, too. The main parking area is located off Harding Pike and Montgomery Bell Avenue.

QUESTIONS?

If you have a question, please fill out the form on our contact page or call us directly at (615) 269-5614.