Our Core Values

BiblepageMadison Baptist Church Values: Our honored privilege of salvation; Our unique Baptist
identity; Our established heritage; Our faith-strengthening worship; Our caring service
in local missions; Our beloved Madison/Morgan County community; Our shared ecumenical
relationships; Our inclusive family atmosphere; Our active children and youth ministries;
Our dedicated service in the church.

Our Dedicated Service in the Church

Largely committed to serve when enlisted; High sense of duty—willing service in the church shows in committee participation; People participate when asked

Our Active Children and Youth Ministries

Weekly Children’s Sermon and worship bags which relate to worship theme; Regular programming on Wednesday nights for children and youth; Regular programing for youth on Sunday nights; Annual summer camps for children and youth; Retreats; Regular mission efforts

Our Inclusive Family Atmosphere

Continue to come because of friends; Find community in small groups on Sunday morning and Wednesday nights; Takes care of our own; Sense of belonging

Our Shared Ecumenical Relationships

Worship together at Community Thanksgiving Service, Palm Sunday Processional, MCHS Baccalaureate Service, National Day of Prayer Emphasis on Courthouse steps; One of ten churches which contribute regularly to The Caring Place

Our beloved Madison/Morgan County community

Members are active in community events and live all over the county; Many members are life-long Morgan County residents; In 2012, offered hospitality ministry called “To Madison with Love” and expressed appreciation to City of Madison workers; In 2014 offered hospitality ministry called “To Morgan County Firefighters with Love” and expressed appreciation to firefighters at all 11 MoCo Fire Stations

Our Caring Service in Local Missions

Active; Strong Presence; House Madison Meals on Main; Administer the Benevolent Offering with contributions from Methodists, Presbyterians, Catholics and Episcopalians; Morgan County Clothes Closet; Youth serve monthly at Boys/Girls Club and Orchard Grove

Our Faith-Strengthening Worship

Gain better understanding of God and how we are to be the Body of Christ in the world; Opportunity to make public profession of faith; Uplifting with corporate praise; Prepares us for what we experience outside of church walls; Inclusive of varied styles; Fuel for service beyond Sunday morning

Our established heritage

Long History; Continuous 180-year History; Families/Generational History; Churches who live 180 years have adapted to changing times and also persevered storms

Our Unique Baptist Identity

Individualistic compared to other local Baptist churches; priesthood of all believers;
local church autonomy; choose and ordain deacons and ministers without outside dictates or influence;
members allowed to choose one of two denominational missions options (CBF or SBC)

Our Honored Privilege of Salvation

Committed; sharing in worship and in other programming; meaningful baptismal services;
receiving as a child underscores necessity for strong children’s ministry;
annual class for children entitled, “What Does It Mean to Be a Christian?”

MBC also is known as the church who helps people; we house a community meal every Friday and serve as the ecumenical clearinghouse for community benevolence needs.