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We are a growing, untraditional multisite in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded in 2014 by Stephen Feith, we exist to connect people with God and each other both locally and globally by means of growing spiritually, gathering together, and giving back.

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We are a growing, untraditional multisite in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded in 2014 by Stephen Feith, we exist to connect people with God and each other both locally and globally by means of growing spiritually, gathering together, and giving back.

    Behind the Foundation of Madison Church

    Behind the Foundation of Madison Church

    Have you ever pondered what makes your church unique and essential in your spiritual journey? Well, we did just that at Madison Church. In part two of this series, we delve into the distinctive elements of Madison Church that make us who we are. On this exciting journey of discovery, we unpack the six core values that form our community's backbone: Jesus is Lord, Disciple Making, Missional-Incarnational Impulse, Community, Organic Systems, and an APEST culture. Each value acts as a compass, guiding our actions, molding our decisions, and strengthening our bond with God and each other.

    Continuing on this path of revelation, we share our ambitious vision of establishing ten micro-locations within Madison. By doing so, we aim to meet the diverse needs of the community and create a platform for spiritual growth. We shed light on the checks and balances in our leadership structure and the importance of membership within our congregation. So, are you ready to uncover the essence of Madison Church and how these guiding principles help us in our continuous mission? Let's get started!
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    Mission of Transformation | Disruptive Church (Part 2) | Stephen Feith

    Mission of Transformation | Disruptive Church (Part 2) | Stephen Feith

    Are you ready to challenge the norms and take a deep dive into the transformative power of a disruptive church community? This episode is a bold, honest exploration of our journey at Madison Church, as we set our sights on a mission to connect people with God and each other in truly meaningful ways. It's not always easy - we've had to make tough decisions, let go of things we love, and even end projects. But through it all, we've stood firm in our mission, examining the costs and rewards of being a disruptive force for good in our community.

    Picture, for a moment, the traditional understanding of faith. Now, imagine setting that aside, and instead emphasizing the role of community and mission over physical church buildings. We discuss this in depth, through the lens of Jesus' resurrection and the Gospel's mission. We look at John 20, breaking away from the conventional to stress on every believer as a missionary, and being sent as the very essence of the church. Can you see it? A vision of an ecclesia, an assembly of people gathered for a purpose, rooted in the teachings of Jesus.

    But what does this mean for you? How can you become a part of this mission? We believe in stepping up and serving the community, using our gifts, talents, and passions for the collective good. We acknowledge the dedication and hard work of those already serving, and encourage more people to join this mission. We also discuss the path of salvation and reconciliation as a collective effort, requiring unity and understanding. The journey might be tough, the road filled with hardships, but the rewards are immense - a life of fullness and thriving. So, tune in, get inspired, and take action!
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    Madison Church's Unique Approach

    Madison Church's Unique Approach

    Ready to deepen your spiritual journey and embrace a vibrant community? Join us as we embark on a compelling exploration of Madison Church's unique mission and practices. We'll dive into the heart of spiritual growth, uncovering the power of Bible reading, consistent prayer, and the sacred tradition of baptism. Discover how these practices serve as spiritual anchors, drawing us closer to God and enhancing our spiritual depth. 

    Then, let's journey together into the heart of community building, from sharing meals to resolving conflicts biblically. We'll unravel the three pillars of giving back - volunteering, financial contributions, and using our influence for Christ and his Kingdom.

    So, whether you're a seeker or a long-time believer, this episode is your invitation to connect more deeply with God and others. We believe in the power of diversity, welcoming individuals from all faith backgrounds. We look forward to welcoming you into our Sunday gatherings, where we aim to grow together in faith, love and service.
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    The Power of Disruptive Faith | Disruptive Church (Part 1) | Stephen Feith

    The Power of Disruptive Faith | Disruptive Church (Part 1) | Stephen Feith

    Are you ready to redefine your understanding of the church and explore the concept of disruptive faith? Dive headfirst with us into an enlightening conversation that pushes boundaries and challenges traditional norms. We, at Madison Church, believe in turning these disruptions into catalysts for self-improvement and spiritual growth. From daily inconveniences to more significant setbacks, we'll share how these challenges can be opportunities for change.

    Let's start by debunking the idea of the church as a physical structure. We're venturing beyond the bricks and mortar to redefine 'church' as a vibrant, dynamic community with Jesus at its core. Unearth a new perspective on faith, as we discuss Jesus' radical vision of the church as a mobile movement, not confined to Sundays but a purpose-driven mission that goes beyond. We’ll delve into how this mission is enabled through the work of Christians, individually and collectively, marking this purpose deep in our hearts.

    But forging this path requires courage. We'll navigate the concept of a disruptive church and the bravery required to step out of one's comfort zone. We'll encourage you to muster the courage needed to create potential. It’s time to leave behind the safety of what is known, to disrupt the status quo and become the church in a world that needs disruption. Join us for this thrilling exploration of faith, disruption and transformation, and embark on this challenging yet rewarding journey with us.
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    Embodying Faith through Community Engagement | Created For Community (Part 3) | Stephen Feith

    Embodying Faith through Community Engagement | Created For Community (Part 3) | Stephen Feith

    Have you ever pondered on the story of the Prodigal Son, considered its profound message, and sought to connect its teachings of grace and forgiveness to real-life challenges? Well, join us on this journey as we draw deep lessons from this biblical parable while reflecting on the nine-year journey of Madison Church. We'll share stories of resilience, strength, and faith that led us through daunting trials, including the shut-down of our two locations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    In this challenging world where faith often wavers, we need more than the typical Sunday gathering. What if every believer took Paul's teachings to heart, grew more like Christ, and embedded themselves deeply in the church body? In this episode, we emphasize the indispensability of community involvement in the church, inspiring one and all to live out their faith not solitarily, but as part of an interconnected, supportive community. We call on everyone to come together as believers, learn from one another, and inspire each other to acts of love and good work.

    As we conclude our series on living out faith between Sundays, we reiterate the significance of gathering as believers. Over 2,000 years ago, the early church met to share meals and learn from the apostles. We encourage the same today and challenge ourselves to continue meeting, not just on Sunday mornings, but at gatherings and small groups throughout the week. Let's transform our faith into a daily journey, not just a Sunday gathering. Get ready for a deep dive into faith, community, and connection. Let's explore this journey together.
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    The Spiritually Transformative Power of Community | Created For Community (Part 2) | Jason Webb

    The Spiritually Transformative Power of Community | Created For Community (Part 2) | Jason Webb

    A profound conversation with my son sparked a fascinating exploration into the intrinsic value of relationships and community in our spiritual lives. He wisely reminded me that the company we keep is, undeniably, one of the most critical life decisions we make. Do you find yourself drawn to the comfort of solitude? Or perhaps you've been scarred by misplaced trust, leaving you hesitant to let anyone in? Regardless of your reasons, this episode compels you to reconsider the value of companionship on your spiritual journey, debunking the notion that spirituality is a solitary pursuit.

    Let's get real - genuine, authentic connections are a lifeline. They provide us with a sense of clarity, a support system, and a sense of belonging. Remember that time in college when you were overwhelmed with decisions and doubts? That's when your 'clearness committee' stepped in - your trusted group of friends who helped you navigate through the storm. We all need a clearness committee, a sanctuary where honesty, authenticity, and mutual respect thrive. 

    Lastly, we address the sacred power that communities possess. Picture those moments when you're drowning in life's trials, and a helping hand reaches out. That's the power of community. We are hard-wired for it. There's something divine about genuine connections – when two or three gather, magic happens. The potential for transformation, healing, direction, and freedom is boundless. So, let's ask ourselves, are we harnessing the sacred power of community? Are we experiencing the profound connections that can anchor our lives? Tune in to our insightful journey and discover the transformative power of community and relationships in your own life.
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