Following God’s command to love our neighbor as ourselves, Nashville Rescue Mission seeks to help the hurting of Middle Tennessee by offering food, clothing, and shelter to the homeless and recovery programs to those enslaved in life degrading problems. Our goal is to help people know the saving grace of Jesus, and through Him, gain wisdom for living, find fulfillment in life, and become a positive part of the community.
In 1954, the Mission opened its doors to provide food, clothing and shelter to homeless men in the Nashville community. In 1968, the Mission expanded to meet the needs of the increasing numbers of homeless women and children in the community.
Nashville Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered community dedicated to providing hope for today, tomorrow and eternity to the hungry, homeless and hurting in Middle Tennessee.
Our work impacts the homeless community in Nashville on a daily basis. We serve over 2,000 meals each day and have over 1,000 beds available each night. We expect to serve over 660,000 meals and provide more than 300,000 nights of shelter throughout 2015. In 2014, we saw 23,269 volunteer engagements. The lasting, transformational impact that we see at Nashville Rescue Mission includes witnessing the chronically homeless transition into permanent housing, the single mother provide a safe haven for her children, broken families reunited, addictions overcome, and Biblical healing pursued.
There is always an opportunity to help someone in need. Donations, whether it is financial or through material goods (canned goods, other food items, clothing, toiletries, etc.), will go a long way in helping the men and women who are served by Nashville Rescue Mission. Additional opportunities to help would be in the areas of volunteering to serve a meal, teach a class, mentor a student, or speak at a chapel service. Nashville Rescue Mission is also always on the lookout for top talent to join our team. Almost any skill or passion can be utilized in a serving capacity at the Mission.
Nashville Rescue Mission exists to help others know the saving grace of Jesus, gain wisdom for living, find fulfillment in life, and become a positive part of the community. At Nashville Rescue Mission we focus on three distinct areas of ministry:
· Hope for Today
· Hope for Tomorrow
· Hope for Eternity
We offer those in need Hope for Today by meeting their emergency needs, such as food, clothing, and shelter. Hope for Tomorrow takes it to the next step. Once immediate needs are met, through case management we assess an individual’s situation and develop a plan just for them to take them out of the situation they are now in and help them make plans for tomorrow. “Hope for Eternity” is the umbrella under which we operate. We are always going to show radical hospitality and point those in need of hope to the one who is the source of hope--Jesus Christ.
It is a joy and privilege to serve with a Board of Directors genuinely concerned about the homeless and hurting in our community. The Mission is Christ’s hands extended to the hurting, homeless, and poor of Middle Tennessee. Only eternity will reveal the true impact on the men, women, and children who come through our doors each day. Lives have been transformed, families have been restored, jobs have been secured, housing has been found, relationships have been mended, and souls have been added to the Kingdom.
Hope Lives Here—is not just a tagline at Nashville Rescue Mission. We truly are in the business of giving the homeless, hurting, and hopeless—Hope for Today, Hope for Tomorrow, and Hope for Eternity.
Cranfield has served Nashville Rescue Mission since 2012. Before his arrival in Nashville, he was President/CEO of City Rescue Mission in Oklahoma City. Under his leadership, City Rescue Mission went from providing the basics of food, clothing, and shelter—to adding a dental clinic, medical services, job placement help, drug addiction, and mental health counseling services.
Cranfield led City Rescue Mission until 2006 before returning to the pulpit as Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Assembly. He is a graduate of East Central Oklahoma State University and has a degree in Pastoral Ministry from Global University’s Berean School of the Bible. He and his wife Shelly have been married for over 30 years and are proud parents of four sons.
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