God’s dream in the beginning was a community of love, beauty, and oneness.
When our identity is firmly rooted in Jesus, we become a new person. Finding this identity is a lifelong process, a constant stripping off the old and putting on the new. This series will be an invite and will challenge us to begin to see ourselves and others as God’s masterpiece.
Jesus extends an invitation to every person. He wants to make our lives better, and make us better at life. Jesus gives us hope and a future. And we want to be a community of people who are on mission together so that more and more people accept Jesus’ invitation.
Stephen didn’t get involved with church until he was a young adult. He led the team that came to Wisconsin to start Madison Church. Stephen loves the way MC helps people discover God and develop relationships.
Daniel was raised going to church, but became disillusioned and left it all behind until his son was born. He found our church through a Google search. Daniel loves the community and commitment he’s encountered since that first visit.
Alyssa grew up in a Southern Baptist church. Her family found our church online. Alyssa’s favorite part of the Madison Church community is the people who make it feel “like coming home.”
We connect with God when we grow spiritually. Growing spiritually occurs through baptism, reading The Bible daily, and praying regularly.
We connect with the Church when we gather together. Gathering together means being involved in a small group, eating together, and resolving conflict.
We connect with the world when we give back. Giving back includes volunteering, giving, and sharing our story.
Our relationship with Jesus begins by responding to God’s offer of salvation by believing in Jesus for forgiveness of sin, eternal life, and the gift of the Holy Spirit. The response includes repenting of our old way of life and accepting our new call to follow Jesus. It includes the public act of baptism where we follow Jesus’s example and demonstrate our commitment to him by being immersed as an act of our own will.
Jesus chose a group of twelve men to be in his inner circle of relationships. He spent lots of time with these men, shared important conversations and events with them, and just lived daily life with them. We are committed to the type of genuine biblical community the first Christians practiced. This is best lived out in the context of small groups. We actively participate in these groups and serve as catalysts to connect others into them.
Jesus endorsed the Old Testament practice of tithing – giving God the first 10% of everything we have. But he went much farther challenging us to live financially generous lives. He cautioned against storing up wealth, challenged us to be wise stewards of what we’ve been given, and commended radical generosity. We seek to align ourselves with these biblical principles by living financially generous lives, starting with a tithe and moving toward a life of radical generosity.
Madison Church exists to connect people with God and each other, which we do by growing spiritually, gathering together, and giving back. We believe that your time with us will be meaningful and engaging – and that you’ll have a good time, too! This is a church where you can be yourself with other people who are on a similar journey.
If you can make the time to join us on Sunday, we’ll make a donation to Project Rescue, a ministry for victims of human trafficking, on your behalf.