West Campus

Sundays at 10:30am
Childcare Available

Downtown Campus

Launching Summer 2018

Our Team

We are a fun and passionate group working together, with you, to connect people with God and each other.

Stephen Feith

Lead Pastor

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 our church helps people discover their purpose and mobilizes them to join the community’s mission.

Erica Marten

Campus Pastor

Erica grew up around the church, but not in it – attending occasionally with friends in high school. She first heard of us through a Facebook Ad. Erica loves the authentic community and atmosphere here.

Mike & Benita Glassford

Elders

Growing up, Benita regularly attended a Lutheran Church with her family while Mike came up in the Catholic Church. They found our church online. Both Benita and Mike love the messages and people who make them feel like family.

Jake Burkett

Trustees

Jake was baptized as an infant, but his family didn’t find a permanent home church until much later in his life. He found out about Madison Church through Stephen’s family in Northern Wisconsin. Jake loves the welcoming atmosphere, people, and sermons.

Daniel Dougherty

Trustees

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.

Our Mission

Connecting People with God and Each Other.

Grow Spiritually

Connecting People with God.

We connect with God when we grow spiritually. Growing spiritually occurs through baptism, studying the Bible, prayer, and participating in weekend services.

Gather Together

Connecting People with the Church.

We connect with the Church when we gather together. Gathering together means being involved in a small group, developing apprentice leaders, caring for family, resolving conflict, and learning from other leaders.

Give Back

Connecting People with the World.

We connect with the world when we give back. Giving back includes volunteering, giving, and sharing our story.

Baptism

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.

Small Groups

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.

Generosity

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.

Our Values

Jesus is Lord

The claim of the one God over every aspect of every life, and the response of his people to that claim.

Disciple-Making

The irreplaceable and lifelong task of becoming like Jesus by embodying his message.

Missional-Incarnational Impulse

The dynamic outward thrust and related deepening impulse, which together seed and embed the gospel into different cultures and people groups.

Liminality & Communitas

The most vigorous forms of community are those that come together in the context of a shared ordeal or those that define themselves as a group with a mission that lies beyond themselves.

Organic Systems

The idea of appropriate structures for growth and movement.

A.P.E.S.T. Culture

The active presence of the apostolic, prophetic, evangelistic, shepherding, and teaching (APEST) functions-ministries.

Get Connected

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.

Project Rescue

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.

Newcomer's Lunch

On the first Sunday of every month we host a Newcomer’s Lunch immediately after the service. One of our pastors will be there with some of the other leaders. It would be great if you could stop by (nothing formal – just a time to build new relationships and have fun).

Madison Church

“The first interest meeting took place at a coffee shop with a guy I had just met. From that first meeting and more meetings like it, we began hosting barbecues over the summer at our apartment. Everyone brought food and drinks to share while we discussed God, the Bible, Jesus and spirituality. There was a lot of energy around what we were doing, and I decided that it was time to have monthly preview services during our first fall in Madison…

“Most of the people I have encountered in Madison are isolated and lonely. They are young adults who relocated here for a job or college; many of them not knowing how to develop healthy relationships. It became apparent that the most missional thing we could do in Madison was start a community-centric church, a place to know and be known. Our mission at Madison Church is connecting people with God and each other because we are determined to help people grow spiritually and build relationships. This has guided all of our methods and models.” – Stephen Feith

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Madison Church or how you can get connected, feel free to let us know.