Who we are
Vine Street Christian Church is a fellowship of believers and seekers living in communion with God and each other, pursuing justice, and meeting the needs of those around us. One of Nashville’s oldest religious communities, our welcoming family is made up of people from all walks of life at all stages of their faith journeys. In our weekly teachings, we present the Scriptures clearly and embrace questions lovingly, believing that God is discovered through experience as much as theology, through conversation as much as doctrine. As we grow in faith, we seek to be living pictures of Christ, bringing unity where there is division, peace where there is conflict, refuge where there is pain and hope where there is none.
Vine Street Christian Church is here for the people who are searching for something more, the people who don’t have all the answers, and the people who don’t have it all together. Here, you can truly be known and truly accepted. Here, everyone has a seat at God’s table.
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.
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.