What We Believe
Our mission is to make disciples who WELCOME, GROW, SERVE and GO with the Gospel of Jesus.
We believe the Bible is the divinely inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God. It is the final authority on all matters of Christian faith and practice.
2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1: 20-21
We believe there is one God, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1: 1-2, Genesis 1:26, Matthew 3: 15-17, John 10:30
We believe Jesus Christ is fully God and, in His incarnation was also fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, voluntarily died on the cross for our sins, and rose from the grave to demonstrate His defeat of sin and death. He ascended to heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father and to act as our intercessor and will return to earth to set up His Kingdom and judge the world in righteousness.
Matthew 1: 18-24, John 1: 1-5, John 3: 16-18, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Colossians 1: 15-20, Romans 3: 25-26, Acts 1:9, John 14:3, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, Hebrews 9:28, 2 Peter 3:10, Revelation 22:20
Those who are baptized and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior will receive the Holy Spirit to dwell inside them. The Holy Spirit serves as their guide to Godly living and Biblical understanding in order to be conformed to a Christ-like character and bear fruit for the Father’s glory. It is the source of power to live a transformed life and the assurance of their eternal life in heaven.
Mark 1:8, John 16: 5-15, Acts 1: 4-8, Acts 2: 38-39, Acts 11: 15-18, Romans 8: 1-17, Galatians 5: 13-26, Ephesians 1: 13-14
Sin & Salvation
Man was originally created in the image of God for worship and relationship with Him. Man rebelled and fell into sin through Adam and Eve, causing separation from God, corruption of the world, suffering, and death. Salvation restores our relationship with God through the forgiveness of sin. He provides this through His love and merciful grace by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. People receive salvation through belief in Jesus Christ and His work on the cross, repentance from sin, trusting in Him, and surrendering to His Lordship. Baptism by immersion is a covenant ceremony seen as a normal part of accepting Christ by re-enacting His death, burial, and resurrection. It is a public expression of faith and trust in Christ, thus becoming a part of the Body of Christ on earth, the Church. If an inner commitment to trust Christ alone for salvation has been made, then the symbol of that commitment—baptism—should follow as modeled throughout the New Testament. Believers are restored to an intimate relationship with God and will dwell with Him eternally in the heavenly Kingdom. Unbelievers will suffer condemnation and eternal separation from God in hell.
While Christ had parents bring their children to Him, He held them and prayed for them and told His disciples to welcome them. But He did not baptize them. Baptism is for those who have made a personal decision themselves to trust in Christ alone for their salvation.
Ephesians 2: 8-9, Titus 3: 4-8, Romans 5: 1-2, Romans 3:23, Hebrews 11:6, Acts 16: 29-34, 2 Corinthians 7:10, Acts 2: 36-39, 1 Corinthians 15: 1-4, Matthew 28: 18-20, Acts 22:16, Galatians 3: 26-27, 1 Peter 3:21
Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is a sacrament intended for Jesus’ (OR sacred time for the) followers as we worship God and remember Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and His resurrection from the grave. This was the ultimate sacrifice made on our behalf for the forgiveness of our sins. The bread and cup are symbols of Jesus’ body and blood and we celebrate this sacrament every Sunday. Nashville Christian Church extends an invitation to those who are a follower of Christ, regardless of membership at NCC, denomination, or spiritual tradition. Those who have not yet made a commitment of faith through Jesus Christ are encouraged to take that time within the service to pray and invite God into their investigation of faith.
Acts 20:7, Luke 22: 7-30, Mark 14: 22-25, 1 Corinthians 11: 17-26, Hebrews 9:11-10:31
Simply stated, the people of God are the church. It is not a place, rather it is who we are. Jesus is the founder of and authority over the church. We gather as a congregation to worship, pray, learn, fellowship, and encourage one another, to offer service to the body through development and use of our gifts in order to reach out to the world around us. In all things we will work together in love and unity to glorify God.
Acts 2: 42-47, Ephesians 2: 19-22, Ephesians 4: 11-16, Hebrews 10: 24-25, 1 Peter 2: 9-10, 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31
Discipleship and Christian Living
Believers are called to live in this world but be separate from it. We bring God’s Kingdom to earth by living a Christ-centered life, distinct from the sinful world surrounding us. We surrender our own lives, our agendas, and our goals to be fully committed to follow Jesus. God has a plan for each of us. We fulfill His plan when we allow Him to direct our lives, including our beliefs, priorities, attitudes, relationships, and daily decisions. It involves so much more than Sunday church attendance and right beliefs. Worship extends well beyond Sunday. Our mission at Nashville Christian Church is to make disciples who welcome, grow, serve, and go with the Gospel of Jesus. Therefore, we endeavor to transform hearts and minds through worship, prayer, study of His Word, spiritual growth, service to others, and taking the Gospel message to the lost.
Matthew 5-7, Matthew 16: 24-27, Luke 9: 57-62, Luke 14: 26-35, Ephesians 4:17-6:18, Ephesians 3: 7-20, 1 Peter 1: 13-16