What should I expect the first time I visit?
When you enter the front door of the church, there will be a greeter there to meet you with a worship bulletin (this will guide you through the service). The services (8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.) typically lasts an hour and fifteen minutes. We will not ask you to stand and shake anyone’s hand or spotlight visitors in any shape, form, or fashion. Dress is casual.
Does the church have a Children’s Ministry?
The spiritual growth of our children is something that is very important to us. We have worked hard to establish a fun and meaningful and loving environment for our kids, which is faithful to God’s Word. Truly, it is one of the top priorities of Madison Heights. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email our Children’s Director. Furthermore, please visit the Children’s Ministry section of the website!
Is there a nursery?
Yes, we offer a nursery for children up to three years of age. Children three and older attend worship with their families. During the service, there is a special message for them led by the pastor of the church. Afterward, three and four year olds are dismissed to Children’s Church.
What is the worship service like?
The one thing that we hear over and over at Madison Heights from visitors is how much we use the Bible in worship. This is important to us because this is how God’s people are reminded of their acceptance and forgiveness. Practically speaking, there are a few things you can say about our service. First, the sermon will be focused on a passage of Scripture. Each week, the goal of the pastors is to help you understand God’s message of grace and how it applies to your life. Second, you will be active. We want the congregation to read the Bible, pray the Bible, and sing the Bible because it is life. Third, the music will engage the heart and the mind. We believe that older church hymns, which are so rich theologically, have a place alongside newer songs. We want to embrace the future without neglecting the past.
Does the church belong to a denomination?
We belong to the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), which is one of the fastest growing denominations in the country. Our denomination has a strong commitment to the Bible and the historic beliefs of the Christian faith. We are represented by many churches in the Jackson metropolitan area including Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church, Highlands Presbyterian Church, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Lakeland Presbyterian Church and Trinity Presbyterian Church. Please click here to learn more about our denomination.
How did the church get started?
In 2004, three churches located around metropolitan Jackson (Pear Orchard, Lakeland, and Highlands) came together with a desire to establish a new church. After careful consideration, it was determined that the Madison-Gluckstadt area would be a perfect location because of the tremendous population growth, economic outlook, and lack of established churches. In 2005, Hunter Brewer left his position as assistant minister at Lakeland in order to start Madison Heights. Understanding the importance of planting new churches, several families from Pear Orchard, Highlands, and Lakeland volunteered to be a part of this new work. On September10th, 2006 we had our first worship service at St. Joseph School. Since then, others have joined the initial core group. On September 16th, 2012, we held our first worship service in our new church home! Currently, we have almost 500 members (men, women, and children). Our vision is to build a church that will have a lasting impact for Christ.
Our children are a vital part of the church and our desire, as we partner with you, is to guide each child into a deeper understanding of salvation that is through Christ alone. Our ministry is for children from birth through 6th grade.
The goal of the Youth Ministry at Madison Heights is to foster a love for Jesus and an understanding of His love for us. With tons of activities available, our youth gatherings are welcoming, centered on God’s word, and full of fellowship.
Madison Heights Church offers several opportunities for adults grow in their faith through Sunday School, bible studies, small groups, retreats and social events. Whatever your stage in life, Madison Heights has a place for you.
The Music Team leads the congregation in song as part of worship on Sunday mornings and evenings. The sole purpose is to bring glory to our Lord and Savior by singing and playing to direct all attention to Christ and His work on the cross.
The mercy that we show to others is simply a reflection of the mercy that God has shown to us. At Madison Heights, we extend the grace and love of God to the various ministries, missionaries and non-profit organizations in our community.