A Faith Held in Common
Christ Church Nashville is a spirit-filled Evangelical Christian community. It is committed to teaching and practicing what the followers of Christ have believed and practiced since the days of the apostles. C. S.Lewis called this body of beliefs and practices “mere Christianity.” Another writer called it, “that which has at all times and in all places been believed by the whole people of God.”
The Apostle’s Creed is the best known summary of those beliefs. For that reason, Christ Church Nashville often recites the creed in public worship and uses it as the core of its own theology.
The Apostle’s Creed
- I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Christian church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
What Makes Us Unique
In addition to the common beliefs and practices of our faith, every local church has unique distinctions and callings. That is what creates the congregation’s culture and personality and colors the ways in which it expresses Christianity’s core doctrines and practices. Christ Church Nashville derives its culture from our geographical location, our roots in the Pentecostal/Charismatic renewal and in the contemporary vision we seek to accomplish. For more information, please read the .PDF document below entitled What Christ Church Believes and Teaches.