Our Story

Our Beginnings

TDF has been part of the Donelson community for 60+ years. Back in the early 1950s, a small group of ladies wanted to see a church in their neighborhood. They started a Bible study, began praying, and with the help of family and friends, The Donelson Fellowship was established. Our roots have continued to grow deeper here in the Donelson neighborhood, but the story God has continued to write is one that’s helping those in our community and all around the world find freedom, purpose, and fulfillment through a life-changing relationship with Jesus.

Our Mission

TDF exists to lead people to freedompurpose, and fulfillment in Jesus Christ.

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” -John 8:36

“I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to your commandments.” -Psalm 119:45

 “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” -Galatians 5:13
Our Vision

By 2020, we will be a church making intentional disciple-makers, reaching diverse communities with the gospel, and launching healthy churches to impact the world.

Our Values

We live with integrity.

We will do what’s right just because it’s right.

“For we are taking great care to do what is right, not only before the Lord, but also before men.”—2 Corinthians 8:21

We serve joyfully.

Our service is fueled by God’s active work in us.

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”—Mark 10:45

We embrace humility.

Pride is about us; humility is about God and others.

“He must become greater; I must become less.”—John 3:30

We choose unity.

By the power of the Holy Spirit, we work together toward common spiritual goals.

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”—Psalm 133:1

We minister with focus.

We will be laser-focused on what contributes to our mission and vision.

“But see first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”—Matthew 6:33

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