Unity’s 5 Basic Principles

  1. God is all good and active in everything everywhere.
  2. I am naturally good because God’s Divinity is in me and in everyone.
  3. I create my experiences by what I choose to think and what I feel and believe.
  4. Through affirmative prayer and meditation, I connect with God and bring out the good in my life.
  5. I do and give my best by living the Truth I know. I make a difference!


Discover your Divine Potential

Our Vision: To remember the Universal Presence alive in each of us.

Our Mission: We create experiences for expanding consciousness and awakening infinite possibilities.

Spiritual Team:

The spiritual team recognizes the presence of God and believes that we all serve under our Master Teacher, Jesus Christ.
Within that belief, we desire to devote ourselves to his teachings and examples thereby allowing visibility of our ministry to the world. Our passion is to provide opportunities to realize the full divine potential of your life.


What is Unity?

Unity is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity based on the teachings of Jesus and the power of prayer. Unity honors the universal truths in all religions and respects each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path.


What We Believe



God is Spirit, the loving source of all that is. God is the one power, all good, everywhere present, all wisdom. God is divine energy, continually creating, expressing and sustaining all creation. In God, we live and move and have our being. In Unity, some other ways we speak of God are Life, Light, Love, Substance, Principle, Law and Universal Mind.


We believe that Jesus expressed his divine potential and sought to show humankind how to express ours as well. We see Jesus as a master teacher of universal truths and as our Way Shower. In Unity, we use the term Christ to mean the divinity in humankind. Jesus is the great example of the Christ in expression.

The Nature of Humankind

We are each individual, eternal expressions of God. Our essential nature is divine and therefore inherently good. Our purpose is to express our divine potential as realized and demonstrated by Jesus and other master teachers. The more we awaken to our divine nature, the more fully God expresses in and through our lives.

The Bible

Unity founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore studied the Bible as history and allegory and interpreted it as a metaphysical representation of humankind’s evolutionary journey toward spiritual awakening. In addition, Unity recognizes that the Bible is a complex collection of writings compiled over many centuries. We honor the writings as reflecting the understanding and inspiration of the writers at the time they were written. The Bible continues to be a valuable spiritual resource for us.

Our Teachings

Unity teaches that each person is a unique expression of God created with sacred worth. Living from that awareness transforms our lives and the world. Unity emphasizes the creative power of thought in our life experience. We refer to this as the Law of Mind Action. When we take personal responsibility to choose life-affirming thoughts, words and actions, we experience a more fulfilling and abundant life.

Unity emphasizes the importance of applying spiritual principles in our daily lives.

Unity teachings continue to evolve as we identify, embrace and apply spiritual insights and the spiritual implications of new discoveries.

Prayer and Meditation

Affirmative prayer is the highest form of creative thought. It includes the release of counterproductive, negative thoughts, as well as holding in mind statements of spiritual truth. Through meditation, we experience the presence of God. Prayer and meditation heighten our awareness and thereby transform our lives.

Youth and Family Ministry

Unity recognizes that there are many expressions of family life. All are welcome. Unity creates an affirming environment that fosters positive self-image, personal responsibility and unconditional love and acceptance.


  • Beholds all children as whole and perfect expressions of God.
  • Empowers children to fulfill their divine potential.
  • Teaches children to meditate and pray.
  • Invites children to experience a loving God.
  • Unity provides a strong spiritual foundation for children’s lives.

Spiritual Action

In Unity, we feel a sacred responsibility, individually and collectively, to make a positive difference through personal example and active service in our church, our community and our world.



Rev. Denise Yeargin, Senior Minister (read more)

A Native Nashvillian and Spiritual Leader at Unity of Music City in Old Hickory, TN and Co-Creator and President of High Vibration Zone; Denise is a sought after speaker, meeting facilitator, counselor and coach.  Denise has recently been recognized by Metro Nashville Public Schools as one of their Blue Ribbon Teachers in the area of Leadership.   Denise’s mentor and personal teacher Mary Morrissey states, “You can’t get to your dream, you must come from it.”   You might hear Denise adding:  Change You – Change Your life!

Dr. Judy Blackwelder, Music Director (read more)

Dr. Blackwelder, Minister of Music at Unity of Music City, serves as pianist, arranger, conductor, and songwriter, composing music of all styles that enhances and  thematically compliments weekly and special services. Dr. Blackwelder leads “Voices of Unity” our award winning choir, and “Unity Unleashed”, our team of Nashville’s best musicians.

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Stefanie Jakobs, Youth Director

Love, passion, and dedication have led Stefanie Jakobs to Unity of Music City’s Youth Ministry. From directing children’s musicals to planning weekly curriculum, Stefanie’s positive approach 
and creative energy offers endless possibilities through the teaching of meditations, affirmations, 
and fundamentals of truth.Stefanie loves working with children because they constantly remind her of the simple insightful
teachings one can learn from a child.  In addition, Stefanie is enriched by working with dedicated

adults who are passionate about sharing the Unity Principles with our youth. Stefanie is an inspiration.