The Napier Kitchen Table

Love Transforms Around the Table

Ministry through Authentic Relationships

The video series to the right is designed to give you a glimpse into what is happening in the Napier community through the work of Jonathan Nash and so many others.  The videos will help to answer the following questions:

  • Who are we?
  • Why the Kitchen Table?
  • What are we doing?
  • Where are we going?
  • What can you do?

Who are we?

  • We are a cross-cultural ministry in the Napier area of South Nashville.
  • We are a diverse team of men and women from around Nashville with historic ties to Napier and Midtown.
  • We are led by one of our Midtown pastors, Jonathan Nash, who moved with his wife Susie and 4 kids into the community in 2017.

Why the Kitchen Table?

  • The Kitchen Table is a physical metaphor of the Church – the people of God.
  • It is a place for people to gather to be nourished and fed by one another, spiritually and physically, so they can “grow to become in every respect the mature body of Christ…” (Eph 4:15)

What are we doing?

  • We are “setting the table” for people to come to experience the transforming power of the love of Jesus. We believe that power is worked out when people love one another in authentic relationships.
  • We are doing this in two ways:
  1. Food: Providing access to fresh and affordable food through community gardens, produce distributions, and farmers markets.
  2. Discipleship: Building authentic discipleship relationships where people are known and experience the transforming love of Jesus.

Where are we going?

We believe the Lord is calling together a body of believers in South Nashville that is regularly gathering for worship under the Word and partaking in the Lord’s Supper together…around the Table. Our desire is to partner in the work the Lord is already doing to bring this to fruition.

What can YOU do?

  • Pray: sign up for our prayer team to get regularly updated on what is going on and how you can pray for us. “You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.” (2 Cor 1:11)
  • Produce: We’re building a produce partnership between local farmers and Midtown members to get fresh fruits and vegetables into the Napier food desert. Sign up if you are interested to get more info as we roll that program out. If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. (Isa. 58:10)

What can I do?

Join the Prayer Team

Sign up for our prayer team to get regularly updated on what is going on and how you can pray for us. “You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.” (2 Cor 1:11)

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Get More Information about the Produce Partnership

We’re building a produce partnership between local farmers and Midtown members to get fresh fruits and vegetables into the Napier food desert. Sign up if you are interested to get more info as we roll that program out. If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. (Isa. 58:10)

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A Look Inside The Napier Kitchen Table

What does the Gospel say about social injustice?

A Gospel Response

So many heavy things are happening in our world right now.  The COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting our everyday life and now there are protests and violence happening in our beloved city and many other cities across the US.
The Gospel has much to say about social injustice and caring for the poor and marginalized.  Jonathan Nash and I began a conversation today with the hope that you’ll find it helpful as you wrestle with these issues.

 

More Teaching on Social Maturity
Jonathan Nash taught multiple Discipleship Development Workshops on social maturity.  Watch two sessions here.