We at The Grove are dedicated to serving your family by offering our best for your children. It is our honor to be a part of God's story for each and every child in our care and we hope that the trust you've shown is rewarded with Faith and Joy-filled Children that will thrive in every area of their precious lives... Spirit, Mind, and Body.


Our Kids Church gatherings are every Sunday, except the 1st Sunday of the month. We encourage our families to worship together on 1st Sundays for Family First Sundays in the main Auditorium.


Gathering Times: 

Franklin - 9am 

Nashville - 11am


Ministry Leader: Julia Swodeck 

Email: grove2children@thegrovenash.org


The Watson Grove Youth Ministry exists to connect middle and high school students to Jesus and to each other. We provide a comfortable and welcoming environment for students to feel safe and loved as they explore who Jesus is and the difference He makes in everyday life. We seek to come alongside families as we disciple the next generation.


Ministry Leader: Julia Swodeck

Email: grove2children@thegrovenash.org



The college ministry seeks to minister to the spiritual needs of college students. We provide a safe space where students can explore, deepen and live out their faith. College ministry meets for monthly gatherings and weekly small groups to help them connect and grow in their faith.


Ministry Leader: Darren Francis

Email: collegeministry@thegrovenash.org


We believe that iron sharpens iron and that we are at our best when we are in community with others. Our mission is to equip men to live out their faith, build up their homes and make an impact in their community. We seek to help men grow through intentional discipleship through our small groups and rich community through fellowship gatherings.


Ministry Leader: Josh Smith

Email: mensministry@thegrovenash.org



The Women’s Ministry of The Grove exists to worship God through intentional connections, discipleship, and empowerment for women in the local and global communities. We seek to serve multi-generations by strengthening families, fostering supportive relationships, and promoting growth in Christ.


Ministry Leader: Katrinna Collins

Email: womensministry@thegrovenash.org


The purpose of this ministry is to prepare and enrich engaged and married people such that their marriage will be a healthy one with both husbands and wives growing together as one. Increasing the rate of successful joy-filled marriages by providing couples with the necessary tools and skills to make it work. The Marriage Ministry is open to all Grove partner couples, couples of surrounding communities, and other couples through virtual connections.


Ministry Leaders: Cynthia & Calvin Coker

Email: marriage@thegrovenash.org

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At The Grove we are committed to encouraging and equipping young adults to follow Jesus and make a meaningful impact in the world. Our young adult community (ages 18-35) provides a place for the young adults in our church to grow alongside other believers and live out their faith. It’s a safe place for everyone – from the believer who grew up in church to the skeptic who comes with questions. There’s a place for you here!


Ministry Leaders: DaMario and Jamicha Patterson

Email: youngadults@thegrovenash.org


The Seniors Ministry is a group of caring and sharing mature partners, striving to fulfill God’s promise to mankind, by providing a hand-up instead of a hand out to those in need through service, and activity. The seniors meet every 3rd Saturday at 11:00 AM through the month of November.


Ministry Leader: Rev. Margreat Smithson and Deacon Gwen Hamer

Email: seniors@thegrovenash.org

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