The Sanctity of Abortion with Rev. Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft on Crooked Media
Rev. Amanda explains the history of religion and abortion, and how the pro-life movement was created as a convenient political tool for white men seeking power.
Queering Borders with Rev. Benjamin Perry on A Story Most Queer
Rev. Benjamin explains how his bisexuality informs his immigration advocacy, and how physical and ideological borders are used to constrain freedom.
Revolutionary Love with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis on Prophetic Resistance
Rev. Jacqui talks about finding her space of belonging as a Black woman clergy person; her personal journey to the pulpit and about our universal and collective journey to love.
When You’re Down and Out with Rev. Natalie Renee Perkins on Be Still and Go
Rev. Natalie talks about resources for spiritual resilience, and the power of music to stoke resurrection.
Listen to “When You’re Down and Out (Rev. Natalie Renee Perkins, ft. Choir! Choir! Choir!)” on Spreaker.
Emotional Honesty with Rev. Benjamin Perry on How to Be Human
Rev. Benjamin talks about the grief of COVID-19 and the emotional honesty required to mourn well.
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.