Who we are

Our call, the reason we exist, is to be a place for real people to gather; to explore how life and faith inform each other; and to actively pursue self-care alongside the basic needs of others. Vine Street Christian Church aims to be a community of faith both inside our walls and out in the community. This is who we are.


Our ORIGINS

We are one of Nashville's oldest religious communities, dating back to the summer of 1820. And just like the city we call home, we've experienced a lot of change over the years. Each step, though, affirms our faith in Christ.

We are, too, a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregation, formally founded that way in 1828. We were located downtown, predictably found on Vine Street, which is now 7th Ave. North.

Read more about our local history here.

As a Disciples of Christ congregation, we're often asked, "What's with that red chalice?" It's a symbol of our tradition, pointing to the centrality of communion (a.k.a. the Lord's Supper or Eucharist) in worship and daily life, and born out of the Stone-Campbell Movement, a fascinating American frontier religious tradition.

Read the story behind the chalice here.

Read more about our denominational affiliation here.