Randy Draughon - February 28, 2021
Paul's Suggestions for Social Distancing
From Series: "A Heart of Joy"
Sermon series through the book of 1 Thessalonians
1 Thessalonians 3: 6-13
Sermon series through the book of 1 Thessalonians
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Each Sunday we are hosting one service at 4:30pm at Granny White. Each service is limited to 115 people. Anyone kindergarten and older is welcome to attend and must be registered. Registration for each Sunday opens at 9am on Tuesday. If a service is full, please sign up on the waitlist in the event there are cancellations for that service. We will be live streaming the service so you should expect some extra movement and minor distractions.
Kidtown is now open to children 3 years old and older! We have capacity for 16 kids in Kidtown each Sunday, and you must register your kids.
This fall Midtown West Nashville is launching by meeting in backyards, driveways, porches, and living rooms across the city. We are incredibly excited about the ways the Lord is using this experience of gathering together in home churches to transform our lives and shape our community.
Interested in hosting a Midtown West Nashville home church? Each week, we provide the resources, programming, support, and Kidtown materials — it’s as simple as opening your space turning on your tv or computer and inviting a few others to join you to participate with our online service.
Midtown West is a community of people committed to following Jesus on his mission of gospel transformation in West Nashville and in our own lives.
The gospel (or “good news”) is that God loves you! He has made a way through Jesus to free you from slavery to sin and give you a beautiful life with God…life to the fullest! Jesus extends this invitation to everyone; He came for sinners like us! (Mark 2:17; Luke 19:10)
Jesus transforms us as we believe this good news. Jesus says, “Whoever believes in me, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:38) God tells us that this good news is “the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.” (Rom 1:16) As we come to know more of God and his great love for us, we experience more abundant life with him and desire to invite others to share in his abundant life.
Jesus’s mission of gospel transformation happens in community, in the church. He has given each of us gifts to build one another up to full maturity in him. Amazing! That means we need one another to experience the abundant life Jesus is giving us. Come and be a part of our community: people loved by God who are learning to love God, one another, and the people of West Nashville.
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.
Scripture from the current sermon series
“Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.” – Psalm 81:10
Praying in community is one of the beautiful ways God ministers to us, grows us, shapes us, heals us, and gives us the abundant life Jesus promises. Jesus promises that even when only two or three people gather to pray in his name that he is there with them in a special way! (Matt 18:20)
Fasting is going without something (usually food, but can be anything) for a time in order to clarify our hunger for God and allow God to satisfy that hunger. We are so hungry for God, but our hunger for God is not always easy to recognize. We often mistake that hunger for lesser hungers, so we try to satisfy this hunger with food, work, sex, entertainment, etc. Fasting is another beautiful way God gives us more of the abundant life Jesus promises.
Prayer and fasting go hand-in-hand: as our hunger for God grows, our desire for God grows, we seek him with our whole hearts, and we learn to hear his voice as he answers us.
Join us Thursdays at 6AM for an hour of prayer together. You are welcome to pray whatever is on your heart or just listen to other people pray. (Please do not feel like fasting is a prerequisite to joining us in prayer on Thursdays. You’re welcome to pray with us whether you choose to fast or not!) We are currently meeting each Thursday morning on Zoom. Fill out the form below to be added to the email list that receives the link each week.Sign Up
We deeply value the students of Midtown and desire to minister to them in creative ways during this season. Currently, we are dreaming about what the spring of 2021 will look like. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
Please reach out Taylor Kelly with any questions about our Youth 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.Learn More
We are now offering Kidtown for children ages three and older at our Midtown West service each Sunday. There is a capacity of 16 kids per service, and they must be registered.
Midtown Home Church is also 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.
Get in contact with Emily Seibert, our Kidtown Director, to find out how to get your kids connected to Kidtown.
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.
We invite you to start living missionally.