Missional Partners

We want to be a church marked by the radical love and generosity of Jesus. We desire to be Christians at work in the world, to engage in the world as salt and light and to seek the restoration of God’s shalom.

Vision

Vision

We imagine and work toward renewal in the world – spiritual, social, and cultural – as part of our essential calling as Christians.

Mission

Mission

To support and strengthen non-profit organizations working toward spiritual, social, and/or cultural renewal.

Core Values

Core Values

  • Relational: restoring relationships with God, with self, with others and creation.
  • Word and Deed: extending the hope of Jesus through Gospel word and loving deed.
  • Generosity: resisting greed and encouraging generous living.
  • Humility: recognizing we are all image bearers of the Creator and are all poor and needy.

Renewal

To cultivate, create or promote tangible goods, services, and systems that fix injustice, restore God’s intention and advance good, truth and beauty in community life.

Seeking the renewal of the city is a response to the justice and mercy of our God through the finished work of Jesus so that no man can boast. We do justice and show mercy out of our love and gratitude of the Almighty rather than a need to earn favor with God. We extend generous justice and loving mercy because of His great generous mercy and grace given to us.

What is a Partner?

A COTC Missional Partner is a non-profit organization that is on the ground, involved in the community, engaged in the renewal of people and communities, and having life-giving impact. We support partners who are engaged locally, nationally and internationally. Our partners are involved with one or more of the following:

  • Serving and loving the poor, marginalized, vulnerable.
  • Educating, inspiring, or equipping Christians to integrate faith, while working to renew culture.
  • Contending for justice.
  • Equipping people to encounter and grow in relationship with Jesus.

Adziwa Christian School seeks the improved welfare of orphans and their families in the peri-urban  community of Kauma in Lilongwe, Malawi through education, healthcare, and discipleship.

Begin Anew empowers individuals to overcome the obstacles caused by poverty by providing education, mentoring, and resources in the Middle Tennessee area.

Brightstone provides a comprehensive work, social support, and future residential community for adults with special needs.

Corner to Corner believes Nashville should be a place where all neighbors flourish, and they work towards this goal through initiatives in Education, Economic Development, and Spiritual Growth.

Food for the Hungry seeks to follow God’s call through responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty.

Freedom’s Promise exists to bring freedom to the oppressed by demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ, preventing human trafficking, and restoring communities.

GraceWorks is a faith-based community resource center in Williamson County that provides relevant and sustainable services to community members in crisis.

Hard Bargain Association is a non-profit organization seeking to preserve Hard Bargain, a historic African-American neighborhood, which was founded over 130 years ago.

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Lifeway Mission International empowers indigenous Disciple Making Movements to multiply among the unreached people groups in Eastern Africa and beyond.

Mercy Community Healthcare exists to reflect the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by providing excellent healthcare for ALL and support to their families.

Missions Development International believes in impacting the Kingdom by mentoring, equipping, and consulting with Christian leaders and their ministries.

My Friend’s House is a comprehensive residential treatment program and group home serving boys 12-18 from Williamson County and Middle TN.

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myLIFEspeaks mission is to develop a Christ-Centered culture in Neply, Haiti one life at a time through family empowerment, educational excellence, and public health impact.

New Hope Academy is a Christ-centered school educating children of diverse racial and socio-economic backgrounds while establishing a Biblical worldview.

OneGenAway works to bring fresh, healthy food directly to people in need through monthly mobile food pantries all around Middle Tennessee.

People Loving Nashville seeks to bring hope to the needy in Nashville by meeting physical needs and building relationships based on the love of Jesus Christ.

Preston Taylor Ministries empowers youth to discover and live their God-inspired dreams, develop a love for learning, and build joy-filled friendships that glorify Christ Jesus.

Q is a proven vehicle for building and sustaining a vision for restoring the credibility of the Christian faith in Western culture for new generations.

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Siloam Health’s mission is to share the love of Christ by serving those in need through their Primary Care Clinic serving Nashville’s uninsured and underserved.

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The Refuge Center offers affordable professional counseling services to empower, educate, and support individuals, couples, children, and families in need.

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The TN Faith & Justice Alliance is an alliance of faith-based groups in Tennessee who commit to providing legal resources to their communities.

Tennessee Kids Belong empowers and equips leaders in the government, business, faith based, and creative sectors to end the crisis for kids in foster care.

The West Nashville Dream Center exists to improve the safety and quality of life in underserved neighborhoods of West Nashville.

The YMCA Community Action Programs (Y-CAP) provide evidence-based academic, social, and spiritual support for young people from 64 public schools in Metropolitan Nashville.

Begin Anew

Tutor Adult Learners

Provide additional assistance for students enrolled in High School Equivalency Program. Subjects include reading, writing, social studies, and math.

Location:
Woodbine area, Nashville, TN

Serving:
Adult Learners

Opportunity:
Individuals

Begin Anew

Bilingual Bible Study

This is an opportunity for bilingual (Spanish/English) volunteers to teach a Bible Study to Begin Anew participants.

Location:
Franklin, TN

Serving:
Adult Learners

Opportunity:
Individuals

Begin Anew

Volunteer for Childcare

Begin Anew offers childcare for children of adult learners at their multiple locations in Middle Tennessee. Volunteers are needed to oversee arts and crafts projects, play, and homework time.

Locations:
Franklin, TN
Madison, TN
Nashville, TN

Serving:
Children of Adult Learners

Opportunity:
Individuals, Groups

Corner to Corner

Reading Corner Volunteer

Volunteer each week to assist kids (Grades K-8) with their literacy skills and spark a love for reading in a fun environment.

Location:
East Nashville

Serving:
Students

Opportunity:
Individuals

Lifeway Missions International

Medical Serve Trip to Kenya

Learn more about how God is reaching the lost in Africa through Disciple Making Movements on the ground in Kenya. Currently, nurses are needed to assist with medical training from March 8 – 14, 2020. 

Location:
Nairobi, Kenya

Serving:
Church Planters, Leaders,
and Unreached People Groups

Opportunity:
Individuals

Mercy Community Healthcare

Clinic Office Volunteer

Information Coming Soon! 

Location:
Franklin, TN

Serving:
Local Health Clinic

Opportunity:
Individuals

One Generation Away

Volunteer for Mobile Food Distribution

Volunteers needed to assist with food distribution at Antioch Middle School in partnership with COTC Antioch on December 7th from 8AM – 12PM.

Location:
Antioch, TN

Serving:
Families and Individuals

Opportunity:
Individuals, Families, Groups

New Hope Academy

Serve Local Elementary Students

Multiple opportunities including serving lunch daily to students, grounds maintenance, sharing your talents with classrooms, and mentorship through Brother to Brother.

Location:
Franklin, TN

Serving:
Elementary Students

Opportunity:
Individuals, Groups

People Loving Nashville

Monday Night Meal Distribution

Every Monday night, volunteers of varying ages and backgrounds gather at PLN’s kitchen in East Nashville to assemble up to 200+ meals in to-go cartons for transport to War Memorial Plaza downtown for distribution. 

Location:
East Nashville/Nashville, TN

Serving:
Food Insecure Individuals and Families

Opportunity:
Individuals, Families, Groups

Graceworks

Holiday Serving Opportunities

Volunteer for the upcoming Turkey Trot or Christmas Manger. Multiple ways to serve. 

Location:
Franklin, TN

Serving:
Families and Individuals

Opportunity:
Individuals, Groups

Corner to Corner

Script to Screen – Creative Skills Needed

Use your video/photography and design skills to help kids fall in love with reading! The Script to Screen program uses films to help kids fall in love with reading as they read and write scripts, and then go on to make their own movie with your help! 

Location:
Nashville, TN

Serving:
Students

Opportunity for:
Individuals

Preston Taylor Ministries

Mentors and After-school Volunteers Needed

Details coming soon! 

Location:
West Nashville, TN

Serving:
Students

Opportunity for:
Individuals, Groups

YCAP

Serve Local Students

Multiple ongoing volunteer opportunities including: One-to-One Literacy Tutors, Homework Helpers, Group Mentors, Subject Matter Experts (to teach/share with students), and consistent Positive Role Models for Middle School Programs. 

Location:
West Nashville, TN

Serving:
Students

Opportunity for:
Individuals, Groups

West Nashville Dream Center

Food Rescue Drivers

Assist with collecting food from West Nashville Dream Center Partners for distribution through their mobile food pantries. 

Location:
West Nashville, TN

Serving:
Families

Opportunity for:
Individuals

West Nashville Dream Center

Food Distribution Volunteers

Volunteer to support at food distribution sites. 

Location:
West Nashville, TN

Serving:
Families

Opportunity for:
Individuals, Groups, Families

For more information or questions about Missional Partners, please email missionalpartners@churchofthecity.com.

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