Please read all that is here and find out more about who we are, how we are aiming to share the love of Jesus, and how you might get involved with us. We continue to look for significant ways to be a part of Christ's mission to the world, going out beyond the gathered life of the church to present Him in deeds of love and words that tell others about God's love and kingdom. As we do, there are numerous opportunities through our church to participate in Christ's mission through prayers, gifts, presence, service, and witness both locally, regionally/nationally, and internationally. 

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

 

MADISON

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
PRAYING PELICAN MISSION TEAM HOSTING
  • 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.

SINGLE FRIENDS

  • We are a group of Christian Singles following Christ, growing our faith, building community, and supporting local churches and outreach. Ages 50 to 70+.
  • We have weekly dinners at local restaurants, movie nights, potluck dinners, and more. We’d love for anyone interested to join us.
  • Contact Afton Pike at (720) 220-5171 or Alison Richardson at (601) 842-3300 with any questions about this ministry. 

 

METRO

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
  • 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.
  • Our most recent Faith Build Work day was June 8, 2024.
  • ​​​Contact David Coon (601-946-4951) for more info.

METHODIST CHILDREN'S HOME

  • We continue to have service opportunities, including skilled/manual labor as well as relational ministry, for the MCH.
  • Contact Kristen Harwell (601-383-6128) for more info.

HISPANIC MINISTRY

  • 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.
MAT WEAVERS
  • 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

  • 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.

CENTER FOR PREGNANCY CHOICES

  • 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

  • The Connection is a Ridgeland based-youth group with children 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 5:00-6:30 p.m. 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.

 

MISSISSIPPI

DELTA GRACE
  • 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 April 27. We will have more work days in the fall. 
  • Contact Matthew Thompson (wmatthewt@gmail.com) for more information.

CAMP WESLEY PINES/CAMP LAKE STEPHENS

WESLEY FOUNDATIONS

KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY

  • MMC supports Kairos Inside (women) & Kairos Outside, ministries for those who are incarcerated or affected by incarceration respectively.
  • Kairos weekends are usually held twice a year in the Spring and the Fall. Training sessions are held before the weekends for the volunteers to learn the policies and procedures for the events.
  • Contact Coralen Cain for Outside (601-842-0065) for more information.
  • Contact Terry Smith for Inside (601-594-6585) for more information.

 

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MOODY HONDURAS MISSION SUPPORT AND MISSION TRIP

  • 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 most recent mission trip was on June 22-29, 2024.
  • Contact Micah Anglin (manglin@gmail.com) for more information.
  • Here is a link to a recent Moody Mission Information video: https://youtu.be/AQUE7imso6Q?si=lDk5w8Hnc4OVy5ET

RISE AGAINST HUNGER

  • Our most recent RAH event was on February 11, 2024, and we packed over 21,000 meals! Our church participates in this mission annually.
  • Contact Kathy Long (601-466-0135) for more information .

SALT & LIGHT HONDURAS MISSION SUPORT AND MISSION TRIP

  • Ministries often include such things as medical, dental, VBS, teacher training, Women's Bible study, teen soccer ministry, construction, and evangelism.
  • Their most recent Salt and Light Mission trip was on June 6-13, 2024.
  • Contact Phil Hinton (601-940-9033) for more information.

SHADE & FRESH WATER PROJECT - BRAZIL

  • 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.

WORLD HOPE INTERNATIONAL

  • 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.
  • Contact Rev. Barry Male (601-856-6058) for more information.

Legacy Mission International

MMC supports the work of missionaries from our church, Todd and Katie Moody, through this organization.

Recovery Ministries

  • We have paused our Celebrate Recovery ministry and are considering how and when to launch new recovery groups. 
  • Contact Rodger Wasson (601-460-0071) for more information about these potential groups

Missionaries to eastern Europe/western Asia

  • 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: 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.
  • Contact Rev. Barry Male (601-856-6058) for more information about this ministry

Delta Grace

The Mississippi delta region is one of the poorest areas in the United States and has been described as a “Third World country in the heart of America” (Delta Revitalization Task Force Report 2007).

Delta Grace is a non-for-profit, multi-denominational, faith-based organization that matches mission teams with those in need of minor home repairs. A project manager is assigned to oversee the work at the homes and assist the teams as needed.

Delta Grace is a year-round mission hub that provides mission opportunities, beds, showers, kitchen facilities and a meeting room for mission teams that stay within the hub facility. Mission teams will work on homes of many who have lost hope and do not know what tomorrow brings. As participants in Delta Grace, volunteers will become that hope as they spend time with those in need and walk with them on their journey to experience God’s Grace. These mission teams come from all over the United States. The mission teams pay a fee to stay at our mission hub and these funds are used to purchase material needed for the repairs. Mission teams are made up of children, youth, and adults. The work is done at little or no financial cost to the homeowner. Each homeowner is asked to fill out a brief form explaining the need of work to be done. A committee will review the application and the homeowners will be notified if their home is chosen as a mission project. Homes must be located within an hour radius of Sunflower, MS.

Contact Carolyn Schussler at Cschuss093@gmail.com or (904)-403-5748  for more info.

Sign up for the next trip here.

Habitat for Humanity

A nonprofit, ecumenical builds through out the year. Christian housing organization building simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need. Our church partnmers with other area churches to participate in Habitat builds throughout the year.

Contact David Coon at coondw@bellsouth.net for more information.

Hispanic Ministry

  • We will be supporting outreach ministry with our Hispanic friends in Canton (which may include a Spring health fair & annual Christmas party/ministry)
  • Contact Felipe Zuluaga (601-813-7974) for more info

Kairos Inside Prison Ministries

The purpose of the Kairos Inside program is to establish the Kairos Christian community inside prisons through the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ.  During a Kairos Weekend, a Christian community will start to form in prison when the participants attend a weekend. Kairos Weekends are held twice a year and Prayer and Share accountability groups and Reunion Meetings are held regularly. As the Kairos Christian community inside a prison grows and begins to gain influence, especially among the formerly negative prison leaders, the incidence of violence decreases. Incarcerated participants who are released, re-enter the outside world with a God-centered perspective and a new desire to become productive citizens.

Contact Terry Smith johnterry_s@bellsouth.net  601-594-6585 for more information.

Kairos Outside Prison Ministries

Kairos Outside is a ministry giving support to women who have incarcerated loved ones.  A weekend of sharing challenges, witnessing, fun, and unconditional love is provided free of cost to guests. Teams who serve on the weekends come from churches across the state. 

Contact Patsy McCarty at pmccarty1@hotmail.com or 601-316-0753 for more information.

MadCAAP

  • 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 info 

Mat Weavers

This ministry makes mats out of recycled plastic grocery bags for the homeless in the Jackson area. We meet in the Chapel basement on Sundays at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm.

Contact Jenny Hale at jennymae22@gmail.com.

Methodist Children's Home

  • 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

Center for Pregnancy Choices

  • 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

Salt & Light Ministry Foundation

 

To communicate the love of God in the Lake Yojoa area of Honduras through annual mission trips, monetary support for operations throughout the year and collection of much needed clothing and medical, sewing and supply items. 

 

Shade & Fresh Water

  • 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 about this ministry

Methodist Men

Our Methodist Men's Group seeks to invest in ministries of service and outreach as an essential emphasis in its larger plan of ministry. This group assists men to know Jesus Christ, to serve him, to grow spiritually and seek daily to do his will, so others can know Christ. Meetings are on the third Sunday of the month at 7:00 a.m. in the CLC (includes breakfast and program). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naomi-Ruth Circle

This group is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative supportive fellowship, and expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. The Naomi-Ruth Circle meets monthly and their missions are program specific.