What We Believe

In the essentials, unity. In opinions, liberty. In all things, love.

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Nashville Christian Church based on the foundational truths revealed in the Bible, God's written revelation to humanity, and embodied by Jesus. All that we do is rooted in who Jesus is and is a response to His love for us.

God the Father

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. God the Father is the Creator of the universe and everything in it. God continues to sustain us and fulfill His promises.

Genesis 1:1-2; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:15-17; John 10:30

Jesus the Son

Jesus is the eternal Son of God, who 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

The Holy Spirit

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

The Bible

We believe the Bible is the divinely inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God. It is the final authority on Christian faith, beliefs, and practices as well as the foundation for relationships, moral absolutes, worship, and Godly living, as well as loving and caring for people.

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21


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. 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

The Church

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. Smaller group gatherings at church or in homes are strongly encouraged to build deeper connections with other believers, to learn, and to grow in our faith.

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


Communion, or the Lord's Supper, is a 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

To learn more about what we believe, check out our Discover Us seminar.

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