Education for Liberation
We believe God is still speaking. Come and learn, in our culturally diverse and inclusive community lessons on God and life. Classes and small groups help us find ways to heal our souls and the world around us.
At Middle, we know that antiracism is at the very heart of the gospel. Our Senior Minister, Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, is an internationally acclaimed racial justice educator, and for more than fifteen years has offered in-person trainings at Middle. In past years, we’ve expanded this gift by offering classes virtually online and thousands of people have attended to deepen their understanding of racism in the U.S. and what they can do to fight against it. You can purchase recordings of these classes in our store, and join our mailing list to learn about new classes as they’re announced.
Young Adult Education
Special young adult leadership trainings are offered by our senior minister, Jacqui Lewis, and her spouse, John Janka. You’ll learn more about yourself, and how to influence others in a movement for love and justice.
Email email@example.com if you’d like to be contacted about a future training.Learn More
Bible in the Middle
Explore scripture through the lens of Love. Period. Clergy and lay teachers create a safe space for asking the questions in our hearts, and seeking answers for a life of faith today.Learn More
Love & Justice
Inspired by the prophets and Jesus, who taught us to love God with everything we have, and to love our neighbor as ourselves, we live our faith out loud as we work for justice. At Black Lives Matter protests, LGBQTIA+ rallies, the Women’s March, Climate Change events, and activism around gun violence, prison reform, the rights of immigrants, and a living wage, we are there. We affirm the transformative power of moral imagination to create a more just society.Learn More
Deepen Your Education
Join us for these exciting virtual programs, or use the button below to see a full event calendar.
Monday | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Bible in the Middle
Sunday | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Do you yearn to not just belong, but be celebrated for exactly who you are? Do you want a community of folks committed to radical love and justice? Wherever you live, you can call Middle Church home.
This movement needs you! We need your time and talent, but we also need your resources. Make a contribution today and help us be midwives to love and justice.
December 5, 2020
A six-alarm fire spread from the building next door and destroyed our beautiful sanctuary. And yet, no fire can stop revolutionary love! Learn how we’re rising from the ashes and what you can do to help.
Find Your People!
Middle hosts small groups for everything from beginning ukulele lessons, Queer Black Men in the Middle or our Voting Reform team. And all of them have options to gather virtually! Join the groups that best fit your passion and the love you want to offer the world.
How do you change the world? First, you change yourself. Part of how we fulfill our commitment to God’s gospel of liberation is by training leaders with the skills you’ll need to bring freedom wherever you go. Thousands have participated in our digital courses. Will join them?
What We Believe
Middle is on a mission to reclaim and reframe Christianity—to realign our faith with Jesus’ teaching and take it back from the folks who have stolen it. We do this work joyfully, fueled by the Spirit, and strengthened by the community we create with one another.
Celebrate LOVE with Us!
Middle’s worship is a joyful, diverse celebration that gives a taste of what heaven feels like—an experience to soothe your soul and fill you with God’s liberatory fire! Every week is different, but what remains constant is how we tell the story of love through transformative art.
Faith comes alive when our love radiates outwards. At Middle, we’re committed to building an intersectional movement that both addresses the particular needs of different communities and unites us in common solidarity. This is God’s work, and we hope you’ll join us in it.