Who We Are
David Kaufmann is the pastor of City Church of Woodbine. He is married to Rebekah, his high-school sweetheart, and has 4 amazing and wonderful children (William, Gracie, Belle, and Noah). His heart for church planting comes from over 10 years of prayer, experience, and study in the ministry. He first began as youth pastor in Huntsville, AL and then moved on to E3 Partners Ministry (www.e3partners.org), to become the International Director for Students. After traveling to 15 different countries spanning four years and training international leaders, David received a call to serve as a pastor with Lighthouse Christian Fellowship in Antioch, TN.
David has been graciously blessed by the eldership at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship to embark on this new kingdom vision. His heart is to see renewal and awakening come to Nashville. In fact, David has moved his family to the heart of Woodbine, a community in great need of the gospel. This place is known primarily as a hub for migrants, and refugees. David's hope is that someday, this place will be known as a light unto the nations (Isaiah 49:6).
Our aim is to serve as a catalyst for launching and multiplying indigenous and organic church planting movements from the heart of Nashville to the ends of the earth. By making disciples of persons of peace from all people groups in our community, we hope to develop gospel-movement-minded indigenous leaders who will plant missional churches in each of the unique contexts that they represent. Our greatest motivation is the glory of God being manifested among the unreached and unengaged people groups of our world wherever they may be found.
What is our strategy?
We currently have a five-part missional strategy:
- Community Focus
Our heart's desire is to penetrate lostness in our local communities. We are launching neighborhood groups for every community in our parish in order to strategically plant multiplying house churches in every neighborhood throughout Southeast Nashville.
- Relationship Bridges
We can only contextualize the truths of the gospel for lost people when we know who they are and what they believe. Our desire is to cultivate friendships with lost people throughout our community and to love, pray, and care for them.
- Gospel Saturation
We follow the church planting movement principles of M2E Evangelism (Mouth to Ear). The greatest needs in our community are for lost people to find Jesus Christ, and they cannot believe unless they hear about him from a Christian (Romans 10:14). Our strategy is abundant gospel-seed sowing as we search for persons of peace (1 Corinthians 3:6-9).
- Missions Sending
Our desire is to help everyone connected to our church 1) discover their spiritual gifts, 2) identify gift-based servant leadership roles, and 3) train them in four areas of multiplication: disciple, leader, church, and movement. We believe that all believers are able to "preach" because of Matthew 28:18-20; therefore, we want to "send" everyone equipped to and capable of making disciples of their social network (Romans 10:15).
- Exponential Multiplication
As our vision states, we want nothing less than a catalytic gospel movement beginning in the heart of Nashville and spreading to the ends of the earth. Our desire is healthy multiplication of disciples, leaders, churches, and movements. Our target is every unreached people group on the planet. We believe that the Holy Spirit wants to empower the whole church to share the whole gospel with the whole world.