Dave Burden - October 4, 2020

Curtain Torn

Priesthood of the Believer

Join us for the next sermon in our series called The Priesthood of Believers. This week's sermon is titled Curtain Torn from Hebrews 9:11-14.

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Would you considering inviting some friends, neighbors, other families or those you are quarantining with to worship with you on your back porch, in your driveway or even your living room?


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Thanks for checking out Midtown Crieve Hall! We are one of four Midtown congregations, and we meet in the south part of Nashville. A visitor said recently, “I like that you put out some chairs, string up some lights, and meet in a school cafeteria”. There may be a little more to it that that, but to tell the truth we like that too. We believe that church is not a building, but the people of God. And you are welcome anytime.

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Why Join a Discipleship Group?

Yes, now. Even in a global pandemic. We believe that consistent, intimate gatherings proclaiming the truth of the Gospel as it relates to our lives are the best environment to help us mature emotionally, spiritually, relationally and socially. We believe we need each other.  Discipleship Groups are gatherings of 4-16 people, virtually or in-person, who are committed as a community to building relationships that support maturing in Christ together.  Discipleship Groups use intentionally-designed discussion that is centered on God’s word and facilitated by a trained leader. The resulting community develops believers who are following Jesus and being changed by him, while equipping them to bring his message of Good News into their homes, workplaces, schools and neighborhoods.

The Members
  • 4-16 people
  • Various ages and stages of life
  • Congregation-specific
  • Visitors welcome!
The Time & Place
  • Meet weekly
  • Group members’ homes or on-line platform
  • Break for summer/winter season
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We deeply value the students of Midtown and desire to minister to them in creative ways during this season. As we enter into the fall, we believe the next step for the Youth Ministry is for our small groups to gather in person on Sunday evenings. These gatherings will be outdoor, socially distanced small groups hosted by Youth families. We are excited to offer a space for weekly fellowship, worship, and time in God’s Word together! Stay tuned for more information.


Fall Small Group Nights: 

September 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18
November 1, 8, 15, 22


We also want to create spaces for students and their family members to gather together this fall! We will be hosting three socially distanced Family Fellowship Nights this semester (8/30, 10/25, 12/6). These gatherings will be a great opportunity for families to engage with each other while also getting to safely interact with other Youth families! The theme for each Family Fellowship Night will be announced as we get closer to the date.

Any Questions? 

Please reach out to Shelby Walker for middle school or Taylor Kelly for high school with any questions about our fall program. If you would like to learn more about Midtown’s Youth ministry and/or sign up for our monthly Youth Update, please click HERE. If you would like to learn more about Midtown’s Youth ministry and/or sign up for our monthly Youth Update, please click HERE.

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We love your children and want to continue to minister to them this fall. Because of the difficulty of regulating social distancing among children, we WILL NOT be offering Kidtown at any live service.

Midtown Home Church is a great option for families.  You can host a Midtown Home Church by inviting friends, other families, neighbors or people you’ve been quarantining with to join you in watching the worship service. We will provide with a host kit and a Kidtown kit that include a Bible story book and activities for the kids in your Home Church. Get more details about Midtown Home Church.

Jen Jackson, our Kidtown Director, has been hosting Zoom calls and doing video lessons and worship.  Shoot her an email if you want to get your kids connected.

At Midtown Fellowship, we recognize that as we are transformed by the work of Jesus on our behalf we are compelled to become agents of this work in the lives of the people around us. We understand that loved people love people. The more we experience our own transformation, we cannot help but seek to encourage, support, and champion this process in the lives of the people around us. In this way, we seek to go on mission with Jesus for the sake of the world around us. We are compelled to act.

As we act, we are guided by our mission statement “To create a movement of gospel transformation through multiple congregations”. This statement guides our efforts in two specific ways as we seek to live missionally in the world around us.

  1. Gospel Transformation: We believe it is a primary responsibility of the church to “equip the saints for works of ministry” (Ephesians 4). That means we focus much of our energy on training our people to understand who they are, what they have, and how to leverage all of that in order to impact the places where God has specifically called them.
  2. Multiple Congregations: We believe God has called us as congregations to the neighborhoods and communities, where we meet. We desire to step into these areas not only to serve as a place for spiritual growth but for emotional and physical growth as well. It’s a tangible place for us to be the physical representation of our God to individuals in these communities.

We invite you to start living missionally. If you have questions about how to get involved please email



These are opportunities where we invite all of our people to live missionally – as youth, families and groups.

  • Kidtown – Kidtown volunteers serve the youngest in our community by sharing the gospel and loving them each week during the service. We have a hope that 100% of our congregation would serve in Kidtown each year. Email Jen Jackson to learn how to serve in Kidtown.
  • Giving – Read more about why we give and how giving is an act of mission.
  • Blessing Bags – We will assemble bags of food for 190 children in need at Granbery, Crieve Hall and Binkley Elementary Schools. Each bag contains enough food to help our young friends thrive during fall, Christmas and spring break.



We commit to contribute financially to the organizations represented in our community reaching places we cannot reach without them.

  • Young Life Capernaum – Suzanne Williams, a Crieve Haller, helps lead Young Life Capernaum, an outreach ministry for teenagers and young adults with disabilities. Please email Suzanne if you would like to hear more.
  • Servant Group International – To help serve immigrants in Nashville from the Middle East, especially Iraq and Syria, Servant Group International runs several volunteer programs to help them adjust, make friends and learn of the hope and love of Christ. If you would like to know more or to serve with us, visit the Servant Group Nashville website or email Colleen McGarry.