About Us

“Being fairly new to Nashville, New City Church has given me a fresh sense of belonging and of Christ-centered purpose and meaning in the town I now call home. It’s a blessing to be spurred onto greater knowledge and trust of Christ each week!” - Laura

Vision

Our vision is who we strive to be - a community where people explore faith, find hope in Jesus, and make a difference.

EXPLORE FAITH

We believe questions are important, and we all have them. Whether you've been a Christian a long time or aren't sure what to think, we strive to be a safe place where people can explore their faith with all their doubts and questions.

FIND HOPE IN JESUS

We believe hope is not only found at the end of pain, but in the midst of it. We talk honestly and openly about pain, mental health, and the realities of being human. We think pain and hope can coexist. The good news and personhood of Jesus provides profound hope and immense comfort while things are hard.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We believe God has uniquely wired each person to make a difference in their sphere of influence. In all we do, we strive to help people become who they were made to be in order to impact the community around them.

Mission

Our mission is what we do. Our mission is found in the great commandments (Mark 12:29-31) and the great commission (Matt. 28:18-20). You'll see those passages listed below.

LOVE GOD

“The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. 30 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’" - Jesus in Mark 12:29-30 (NLT)

LOVE PEOPLE

"The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” - Jesus in Mark 12:31 (NLT)

MAKE DISCIPLE-MAKING DISCIPLES

Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” - Jesus in Matthew 28:18-20 (NLT)

VALUES

Our values are things we intentionally focus on as a community that we regularly talk about. They guide our decision making.

CONNECTION

Life is hard and can be incredibly lonely. We want to help people connect with God, with others, and with themselves. Join us for a Sunday gathering to get connected or check out a group or upcoming event.

Groups

FORMATION

We are all being formed into something. The question is - are we intentional about what is shaping us? As a community, we implement intentional practices to help us become who we were made to be - both corporately and individually. We believe God is interested in us being wholly transformed through Jesus for the sake of the world, and we strive to help each other do that. Check out our resources page to see more about what this looks like.

Resources

MISSION

God has given us all a purpose to play in His overarching mission for the world. We strive to actively participate in God's mission together and to help you do the same in your own unique sphere of influence.

Our Story

Several years ago, Trey and Anna Hayman began sensing the Lord calling them to start a new church in South Nashville. As they prayed and shared this dream with others, they knew this was what God had called them to do. In October 2019, Trey and Anna began meeting with a core group of leaders to envision what a new church in their neighborhood of South Nashville might look like, and God gave them the vision of a Jesus-centered, Spirit-led church called New City Church.

Nashville is growing. It’s becoming a new city. This new city is filled with people from all across the world. We believe that God is calling New City Church to be a church that is reflective of that new city and the new city that God is making, where people “from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages” (Revelation 7:9) come together to worship Jesus. No matter your background, you’re welcome.

New City launched on Easter of 2021 and actively strives to join God in what He is doing in Nashville. We’re a small community of people for you to walk with in life. If you want to be a part of our team or are interested in knowing more about who Jesus is and how He changes everything, join us.

Who We Are

We are Jesus-centered.
We want people to know Jesus and make Him known, so in everything, we point to Jesus.

We are Spirit-led.
We believe the Spirit of God is moving in the world, and we seek to join where the Spirit is working.

We are committed to community.
We believe life is best together. We love the community we are in and want to see it flourish.

We pursue holistic transformation.
We believe God cares about our whole beings, and we long to see people and communities wholly transformed by the gospel.

We welcome doubts and questions.
We think questions can propel you deeper, so we strive to be an environment where questions are not only okay, they’re encouraged.

We are mission-driven.
You’ll hear us talk regularly about God’s mission for the world, and we strive to join Him where He is working, and we want to help you do the same in your unique context.

Our Staff

Trey Hayman

Lead Pastor/ Elder

Karly Butler

Pastor of Worship and Mission

Networks & Partnerships

Here is a list of a few of the church networks we are a part of.

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