Madison Christian Community

Faith Practices

LabyrinthMadison Labyrinth Walks: Deepening Spiritual Paths
Labyrinth Walks open to the public are scheduled for the second Sunday of the month from 1:00-2:30 p.m. and the second Wednesday of the month from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. from November through April. Please enjoy our outdoor labyrinth from May through October. Click here to learn more about our indoor and outdoor Labyrinths and scheduled walks.

Respond as Stewards
"Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." (2 Corinthians 9:7)

The disciple trusts that the world and life belongs to God and is called to be a caretaker of the gifts God entrusts to him/her. In response to God's touch in our lives, we offer ourselves joyfully to others; our time, our talent and our financial treasures. We receive and discover spiritual gifts. The growing disciple finds ways to unpack and use those gifts for the sake of Jesus, the church and the world.

As a discipleship congregation, we encourage one another to support the mission of the community by generously giving financially and using our gifts to serve joyfully. We encourage one another to be stewards of our personal health and stewards of the environment.

Opportunities to Respond
Stewardship of the Environment
Madison Christian Community in an environmentally conscious community. The Energy Task Force strives to reduce the size of the footprint on the environment resulting from the emissions the building releases into the atmosphere. Kevin Little of Informing Ecological Design, LLC, graciously installed a prototype of a computer monitoring system to monitor the use of energy around the clock. This technology has motivated MCC to reduce energy consumption through behavior changes and employing measures to reduce energy consumption. Madison Christian Community was awarded a $15,000.00 demonstration grant in July 2002 which helped defray the costs of installing a solar unit in October 2002.

Members of Madison Christian Community are also encouraged to make lifestyle commitments that are environmentally responsible. Members are invited to make specific commitments as they relate to the use of energy, political advocacy, and responsible purchasing. More than thirty members have participated in the MCC EcoTeams.

Stewardship of Our Gifts
At Madison Christian Community stewardship is all response! Our response is rooted in the conviction that God creates and sustains life and offers new life through Jesus. God has blessed each of us with abundant gifts: personality, experiences, talents, failures, interests, dreams and financial resources. In gratitude for gifts we have received, we use our gifts to serve with joy. Members of Madison Christian Community make an annual financial commitment and generously support the mission of MCC and ministries beyond the congregations.

Prayer and Spirituality
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Prayer is the way a disciple enjoys an intimate relationship with God. Through prayer God's will is discerned and greater clarity is gained for our journey. Prayer is powerful. Indeed, God's creative, redeeming and healing power is often directed through prayer. As a discipleship congregation, we encourage one another to grow in our prayer and spiritual life. We teach about prayer and offer opportunities to grow in our spiritual lives. We help people identify their spiritual gifts and callings. We also provide guidance and resources for the development of a deep spiritual life. Click here for information about prayer opportunities.

Spiritual Friendship
"If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it." (I Corinthians 12:26)

Growth in faith is nurtured through spiritual friendships. Spiritual friends pray for and with each other, encourage each other and help one another reflect on the ways God is present and active in our lives and in our community.

As a discipleship congregation, we encourage one another to extend words of witness and acts of genuine hospitality directed toward our friends, relatives and neighbors to create the opportunity through which the Holy Spirit brings others into a relationship of friendship with Christ. As spiritual friends we seek to offer guidance and support to each other, as well as celebrate the diverse gifts we can offer.

Two Minute Bible
Two Minute BibleMCC member Don Falkos has been working on a new Bible storytelling project to offer Bible stories in two minute episodes. That’s why it’s called “Two Minute Bible” and is found at http://twominutebible.com. Two new stories are posted each week. As of the end of October, there are 35 episodes, from creation through the flood, to meeting Abraham and up to Joseph’s dreams (Genesis chapter 37)

Study
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." (Psalm 119:105)
The regular study of the Bible and books that help to enliven its message is a key way the disciple practices loving and knowing God. Study happens privately through personal Bible study and a regular devotional time. Study also happens publicly as families and friends learn together, in small groups, and through larger gatherings of formal study and worship.

Through reading, meditating and the study of Scripture, the lively word of God becomes active in the lives of believers. The Holy Spirit inspires us through Scripture to see ourselves as we are and as God would have us become.

As a discipleship congregation, we provide growth opportunities through Bible and topical studies and discussion groups. We offer devotional material to deepen our devotional lives. We encourage one another to engage in some form of study.

Opportunities for Study
Sunday Adult Education
We do offer a variety of learning opportunities in conjunction with our Sunday School for people of all ages. Sessions are held from 9:00-10:00 am. Our adult education offerings are planned by a team of lay members and clergy, sessions are also taught by lay and clergy.



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