"Building Faithful Disciples, Serving Jesus Christ"

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. GO therefore and MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20 ESV)


     A member of MMC is someone who has entered a grace-based relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord, Savior, Teacher, and Friend (which is marked by ongoing repentance from sin and evil and wholehearted trust in Jesus Christ and his saving work in his life, death on the cross, and resurrection from the dead) and who is prepared to covenant with other members of the body of Christ at Madison MC to live out 5 basic commitments of discipleship: Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service, and Witness. We are each called to be servant-witnesses of Jesus Christ, faithfully exercising the spiritual gift(s) the Holy Spirit has given us as we witness to Jesus' saving love in word and deed. While our service and witness cannot be reduced to the ways we serve within MMC and beyond it in organized missions efforts, these avenues are crucial to us growing in and expressing our discipleship.

     Please visit the links below to do two things: 1) ASSESS & SHARE the Spiritual Gifts the Holy Spirit has graciously given to you to minister to the Body of Christ and the world that God so loves; and, 2) EXPLORE & SUBMIT your callings and interests for living as a servant-witness of Jesus INSIDE the church (through Kids Ministries, Student Ministries, Connection Ministries, Congregational Care Ministries, Music Ministries, Prayer Ministries, &/or Ministry Teams) as well as OUTSIDE the church (through Missions).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Potter (steve@madisonmc.org).

Step #1: Assess & Share Your Spiritual Gifts

Step #2: Explore Service/Witness Opportunities & Submit Interests

  • Serving/Witnessing INSIDE the Church

  • KIDS SUNDAY SCHOOL (Teach, Help)
  • KIDS WEDNESDAY NIGHTS (Art, Bible Drill, Games, Praise Time)
  • NURSERY VOLUNTEER (Infant, Crawler, Toddler)
  • VBS (June Each Year)

**To SUBMIT Kids Ministries Service/Witness Interests to Reneé Scales (Kids Ministry Director), CLICK HERE, and she will follow-up with you soon.

  • MEAL PROVIDERS (provide meals for Sunday night Student Worship)
  • SMALL GROUP LEADERS (lead a small group of students during small group time during Sunday night Worship)
  • SUNDAY MORNING CLASS TEACHERS (teach a grade level class on Sunday mornings)
  • RETREAT/TRIP CHAPERONES (spend an afternoon, weekend, or week with middle and/or high school students in a variety of retreat and mission/service opportunities)

**To SUBMIT Student Ministries Service/Witness Interests to Cory Phillips (Student Ministry Director), CLICK HERE, and he will follow-up with you soon.

  • CONNECTION MINISTRY TEAM (Team members meet once a month for 1 1/2 hours for Bible study and hands-on ministry planning to strengthen and expand church ministries including door greeters, ushers, lay guest contact/follow-up, Connection Center, New Door class, etc.) 
  • FELLOWSHIP PARTNER (Members of MMC are paired with new members and guests to serve as hosts who Pray for, are Available to, Contact, and are an Example of discipleship to new people to MMC to help them feel at home and connected to the opportunities for discipleship through MMC)
  • DOOR GREETER (Serve once a month for 30 minutes at your assigned station, smile, warmly greet, open doors, offer assistance if needed or direct worshippers/guests to the Connection Center; those serving as "captains" for each shift will go to each station and make sure a greeter is in place, serving until they arrive for duty if necessary)
  • CONNECTION CENTER GREETER (Serve once a month for 30 minutes; greet people entering through the Atrium, answer questions, provide ministry information, escort visitors to areas of the church)
  • USHER (Serve once a month for 1 1/2 hours, arriving 20-25 minutes before service time, usher as required during service, and participate in clean-up duties following the service)
  • GUEST CONTACT VOLUNTEER (Pastor sends you a name and contact information via email; you would be responsible to contact the assigned guest via card, email, or phone; you would then log a brief summary into our church database via a hyperlink in the interaction email) 
  • NEW DOOR/NEW MEMBER CLASS TEAM (Serve 3-4 times a year, working with others to invite guests & members to the New Door Class and/or New Member Class; organize and set-up supplies, greet those attending the class, helping with sign-in/attendance, and attend the class (9:30-10:45 am); help with follow-up with class attendees)

**To SUBMIT Connection Ministries Service/Witness Interests to Rev. Robert McCormick (Associate Pastor) at robert@madisonmc.org.

  • VISITATION (homebound, nursing home, assisted living)
  • MEAL DELIVERY (meals to the homebound - weekdays; newborns and hospitalization families on Wednesday evenings, freezer meals for the sick)
  • CARD MINISTRY (meets midday monthly to send cards to persons who are homebound, in a nursing home or assisted living)
  • CONGREGATIONAL CARE MINISTRY TEAM (help plan & coordinate the CC ministry; meets approximately quarterly)
**To SUBMIT Congregational Care Ministries Service/Witness Interests to Rev. Linda Rickman (Pastor of Congregational Care & Prayer), CLICK HERE, and she will follow-up with you soon.
  • ADULT CHANCEL CHOIR (rehearses Wednesday 7:10-8:30 pm, sings in both Sunday morning services)
  • INSTRUMENTALISTS (piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussion,  trumpet, trombone, flute, strings, etc.)
  • CELEBRATE RECOVERY WORSHIP TEAM (Celebrate Recovery Worship Team -- instrumentalists and singers…Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 pm)
  • KIDS CHOIR (1st-5th graders, rehearses Wednesday 5:45-6:10 pm)
  • SONBEAMS (2 1/2 years thru K-5, rehearses during Wednesday night class @ 6:15 pm)

**To SUBMIT Music & Worship Ministries Service/Witness Interests to Lori Blount (Music Ministries Director) & Rev. Barry Male (Senior Pastor), CLICK HERE, and one of them will follow-up with you soon.

  • PRAY IN PRAYER ROOM ("Two or More" Prayer Ministry: 2 or more persons to pray in the prayer room on Sunday mornings)
  • PRAY IN PRAYER ROOM (Weekday Prayer Room Warriors: pray in the prayer room 1 day a week for atleast 15 minutes, Monday-Friday)
  • PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY (knit or crochet prayer shawls for ill members, family, or friends)
  • PRAYER MINISTRY E-MAIL TEAM (receive prayer request emails; may also send prayer cards or "prayer grams" to those persons)
  • PRAYER MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM (to plan and carryout prayer ministries and events)

**To SUBMIT Prayer Ministries Service/Witness Interests to Rev. Linda Rickman (Pastor of Congregational Care & Prayer), CLICK HERE, and she will follow-up with you soon.

  • CHRISTIAN FORMATION TEAM (provides leadership that helps our MMC faith family grow in discipleship through Sunday School, small groups, and other Christian formation experiences)
  • CONGREGATIONAL CARE MINISTRY TEAM (help plan & coordinate the CC ministry; meets approximately quarterly)
  • CONNECTION TEAM (provides leadership that helps people "connect" to Christ & the MMC faith family)
  • KIDS MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM (provides leadership to plan & carryout kids ministries)
  • MARRIAGE MINISTRY TEAM (exploring the implementation of a premarital, newly married, and re-engagement ministry based on Biblical teaching)
  • MEN'S MINISTRY TEAM (provides leadership for Fight Club & related ministry initiatives)
  • OUTREACH TEAM (provides leadership to help the MMC faith family serve others outside the church)
  • PRAYER MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM (to plan and carryout prayer ministries and events)
  • STUDENT MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM (provides leadership to plan & carryout student ministries)
  • WOMEN'S MINISTRY TEAM (to plan and carryout ministries and special events for women)

**To SUBMIT Ministry Team Service/Witness Interests to Rev. Robert McCormick (Senior Pastor), CLICK HERE, and he will coordinate follow-up with the appropriate staff person.

  • Serving/Witnessing OUTSIDE the Church

**To SUBMIT Service/Witness Interests for Missions, CLICK HERE, and a point person from respective missions areas will follow-up with you soon.



MADCAAP - Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty

  • There are opportunities to provide non-perishable food items throughout the year & serve on Mondays & Wednesdays to distribute food to clients & prepare for the following week's distribution
  • Contact Kathy Long (601-466-0135) for more information
  • Provide or serve meals to mission teams that we host a tour church who are working in the inner-city
  • Contact Julie Tipton (julie@madisonmc.org) for more information



  • Since 1986, HFHMCA has built over 630 houses in partnership with low-income families in need. Our homeowners complete 250 hours of sweat equity building their homes and the homes of others and completing financial and homeowner training.  HFHMCA homeowners buy their homes through zero-interest mortgage payments over 30 years. Volunteers help us keep construction costs down.  Without volunteers, HFHMCA could not partner with low income families to build and invest in affordable homes with a no-interest mortgage.  Work has included new home construction, rehabilitation of existing homes, and such things as landscaping.
  • MMC recently teamed up with other Methodist churches to build a home in June 3, 2023
  • ​​​Contact David Coon (601-946-4951) for more info


  • We will be exploring how we can increase service opportunities, including skilled/manual labor as well as relational ministry
  • We recently supported the Methodist Children’s Home “Little Light of Mine” project last winter and had a painting project in June of 2023.
  • Contact Kristen Harwell (601-383-6128) for more info


  • We will be supporting outreach ministry with our Hispanic friends in Canton (which may include a Spring health fair & annual Christmas party/ministry)
  • Contact Frank Riley (601-573-6188) for more info
  • Join a group that makes "plarn" (plastic yarn from cut strips of plastic shopping bags) sleeping mats for homeless friends 
  • Meets on Sundays at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm in the Chapel Basement
  • Contact Jenny Hale at jennymae22@gmail.com.


  • Shower Power is a local organization restoring dignity to the less fortunate, one shower at a time.
  • We continue to collect backpacks, towels, and wash cloths. Items must be new or gently used. There will be a collection box in the Fellowship Hall to gather donations.
  • Contact Diane Goolsby (601-214- 3726) for more information.
  • You can learn more about this ministry at www.showerpower.ms.


  • We have begun a relationship with the CPC to provide funding and volunteers for their different programs.
  • Contact Katie Williams (601-540-3617) for more information


  • The Connection is a Ridgeland based-youth group with childen ages 5-18 started by Chuck and Katie Meador over 17 years ago. We meet the children where they are, creating a safe place for them to just be themselves-some have a home church, most of them do not.  An average of 30-40 kids each Wednesday night have free time, eat a meal, have a Bible lesson and discuss the lesson in small groups. 
  • They meet from 5-6:30 at Holmes Community College in Ridgeland most Wednesdays.  Our volunteers are from different area churches (First Baptist Madison, Vertical Church, Christ United Methodist, Madison Methodist).
  • Contact Sarah Largen at sarah@largendesign.com or 601-506-5265 for more information.



  • Meeting small home repairs and relational needs of the people in the Mississippi Delta
  • Opportunities for intergenerational ministry (about ages 7 years old and up)
  • Madison MC will be planning more trips to travel to the Mississippi Delta to continue to work on the Madison House and other projects to benefit those in poverty.
  • Our most recent Delta Grace mission day was on December 2
  • Contact Matthew Thompson (wmatthewt@gmail.com) for more information.




  • MMC supports Kairos Inside (women) & Kairos Outside, ministries for women who are incarcerated or affected by incarceration respectively
  • The most recent Kairos weekend was Oct. 7-10, 2022 and people are signing up now for the fall 2023 event
  • Contact Coralen Cain for Outside (601-842-0065) for more information.



  • Be a part of supporting the Moody family (Todd, Katie, Andrew, Conner, & Wesley) personally & in the ministry to which the Lord has called them as they serve through Legacy Mission International
  • Serve in mission with the Moodys by being part of a MMC mission team that travels to Honduras
  • Our next mission trip is on June 22-29, 2024.
  • Contact Micah Anglin (manglin@gmail.com) for more information.


  • Our most recent Rise Against Hunger meal packing event was on May 21, 2023. We packed over 20,000 meals! Our church participates in this mission annually.
  • Our next RAH event will be on February 11, 2024.
  • Contact Kathy Long (601-466-0135) for more information 


  • Ministries often include such things as medical, dental, VBS, teacher training, Women's Bible study, teen soccer ministry, construction, and evangelism.
  • The first team meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 21st, at 2:00 pm at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, located at 400 Grants Ferry Road, Brandon.
  • Their next Salt and Light Mission trip will be on June 6-13, 2024.
  • Contact Phil Hinton (601-940-9033) for more information.


  • Shade and Fresh Water is a national network of after-school programs for at-risk children and teenagers across Brazil
  • We are currently sending funds to a church in Sao Paulo to support their local Shade and Fresh Water Project
  • Contact Rev. Barry Male (601-856-6058) for more information.


  • We support missionaries who have over a decade of experience in Eastern Europe/Western Asia. We cannot share their names with you because it would be dangerous for them but they joined the World Hope team in 2012 as volunteer teachers of English at the education center. They direct the programs and community development projects within the country they serve. They also serve in an underground church and are in a country that is over 95% Muslim.
  • House Church Update from spring 2023: Last month we had a wonderful celebration on Easter Sunday with 32 people in attendance. We worshiped in song, read Scripture, and took the Lord's Supper together. Two new believers celebrated the resurrection for the very first time! Then afterwards we enjoyed a meal together of stuffed grape leaves and rice cooked with beef, raisins, apricots, and onions, followed by cake and hot tea. It was a beautiful day to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord together!
  • These missionaries shared with us about their ministry at our worship services on Sunday, July 16, and you can go to our YouTube channel to hear their testimony
  • Contact Rev. Barry Male (601-856-6058) for more information.