What to Expect

Welcome to Church of the City Downtown.

We’d love to have you join us!

Every COTC location uniquely reflects the community it serves and has its own lead pastor, worship team, staff, and volunteer teams. While each church is distinct, we remain in sync as a citywide family through the study of God’s Word, connecting to serve our city, and engagement with our missional partners.

When you arrive, you can expect a welcoming environment, passionate worship, strong contextual biblical teaching, and a community of people committed to living in the way of Jesus. We have ministries designed for preschool and elementary age children on Sunday mornings and middle and high school students every Wednesday evening. We look forward to serving your family!

Lead Pastor

Meet Matt Smallbone

Like many, Matt Smallbone migrated to live in Nashville. Unlike many, he moved here all the way from Australia. Matt met his wife, Mary, in the 11th grade, and they are the proud parents of four energetic kids: Isaac, Caleb, Jack & Eliana.

Matt is passionate about helping people reconnect with sincere, simple, and orthodox faith through spiritual apprenticeship and uncomplicate the way to fully engage the head, heart, and emotions in following Christ.

As an Enneagram 7, Matt is enthusiastic about many things, including (but not limited to) Thai food, good coffee, Fender Precision basses, basketball, and 90’s rock.

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December 5, 2021 | Matt Smallbone

News & Announcements

We believe community groups are vital to our church. If you have not joined a community group, we encourage you to check out one in your area. We believe that community groups are important for formation and spiritual growth in the lives of those in our church. Learn more about community groups at the link below!

Join us as we walk through our formation journal together! If you have not been able to pick up a journal in-person, you may easily download it online. Visit the link below to get yours today!

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