The Baptist community is alive and well in Nashville. Well-known Baptist speaker and author Tom Rainer identified several area churches on his list of self-reported largest attendance in the Southern Baptist Convention in 2014, including Forest Hills Baptist Church Nashville, and several just outside the city including Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova and Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood. Each of the congregations reported over 1,000 weekly worshipers, and they are just a few of the hundreds in the area to choose from.
Churches aren’t the only Baptist organizations in the area, Baptist Memorial Health Care is a Tennessee-based healthcare network with locations throughout the state, including four medical centers in Nashville. Their mission is to provide the highest quality of health care available in the area while keeping the threefold ministry of Christ, healing, preaching and teaching, at the forefront of everything they do. Spiritual seniors who are passionate about a Baptist lifestyle can retire in Nashville and have access to many providers in the area who infuse ministry with their services.
There are many senior communities throughout Nashville, and Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Village Manor is an excellent option for spiritual seniors. The senior apartment community offers one, two, and three bedroom floor plans and features a variety of senior-friendly amenities. Residents enjoy superior service from on-site staff, as well as a large clubhouse, resort-style swimming pool, spacious floor plans in neutral colors and exterior storage in an independent living environment.
Seniors looking to live in a home can seek out Tennessee Baptist Adult Homes managed Deer Lake Retirement Community. Located just west of Nashville in Bellevue the former golf course community features 135 properties specifically for seniors and include maintenance and management in the monthly fee.
Seniors who are unable to leave their home but have a need for medical care can contact Baptist Health Care to utilize their home healthcare services. This can include on-site visits from a home health aide or a registered nurse, visits from physical, occupational or speech therapists, medical social workers, nutritional consultations, and more.
Specialized services are available on an as-needed basis and can include medical observation, IV treatments, post surgical care, and the HomeMed Health Monitoring System.
Seniors looking for a church that is the right fit for them have dozens of options in Nashville. There are Baptist congregations of every size, some that hold services for over 1,000 people and some with a smaller but equally as passionate following. Many churches in the area will offer services in languages other than English, like Spanish, Japanese, or Korean, to allow people of many cultures to enjoy a sermon.
Many of the churches in the area have classes, bible studies, choirs, and programs specific for their senior population. For example, First Baptist Nashville has the Senior Adults Abundantly Living Today (SAALT) program that includes bible study, small group sessions, travel, luncheons, and mission trips.
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