Missions

We Believe that God's Mission is Reconciliation

God is about restoring all creation to His original intent, wherever they are on the continuum. That has an impact on not yet followers of Christ, as well as followers of Christ.

  1. God's mission is reconciliation: the restoration of all creation to His original intent. This is summarized in relationship; union, unity with God in the communal context.
  2. God has entrusted the message of His mission to all believers. We are agents and ambassadors of His kingdom.
  3. All believers must carry the message.

How do we love people back to God? By being Jesus' representatives in our world.

The role of Missions is to equip people to:

  • Know the mission - God’s heart, His intent.
  • Know your call - Identifying gifts, skills, interests, & passions.
  • Know your context - See Opportunities where you are. 

Active participation with God in His Work of reconciling the world to Himself.

Authentic personal engagement with people God misses most in order to share His love with them.

Making disciples who make disciples.

We are compelled to Love People Back to God through relationship building and partnerships with local and international mission partners. Please join us in being the hands and feet of Christ to the hurting, the lost, and the marginalized. You can engage by following us on Facebook and visiting the Missions Corner in the church lobby.

Foster & Adoptive Care Communities

We believe the church should be involved in helping vulnerable children in our community. Care Communities is the first avenue of ministry within the Foster and Adoption Ministry at Madison Park Church. These teams of committed volunteers surround a foster or adoptive family with tangible support, care and prayer as this family steps into the lives of vulnerable children.

There are several ways to be a part of a Care Community. Email Casey Getzin to learn more.  

MP Hunger Initiative

The MP Missions Hunger Initiative seeks to meet the hunger needs in the community through relationships with those in need, as well as other area resources and agencies. The Hunger Initiative intentionally seeks avenues for the Madison Park congregation to provide for the needs in the community. Current Hunger Initiative projects are the Anderson High School food boxes, Pirate Pantry at Anderson Intermediate School, and food rescue efforts within the church and into the community.

Food Boxes for High School Students

Students who struggle with hunger rely on the meals provided at school. 2 week breaks for students is extremely challenging,  so we partner with the school social worker to provide boxes filled with meals for the students'  breaks. It is our goal to provide at least 100 full boxes for each break.

We encourage anyone to pick up a Yellow Bag from one of the stands around the church. This is a simple reminder to fill it up with items and return it to the collection crate in the Mission Corner. Each bag will have a packing list and the information for the next Packing Party.

Click Here to see the list of items.

Pirate Pantry

Second Harvest Food Bank partners with local schools to implement an initiative called The Big Idea. From the Second Harvest Website: "Our goal with The Big Idea Initiative is to help raise parent engagement by strengthening the relationships between the school and the families. We turn routine food distributions, filling a need week to week, into an opportunity to connect teachers, parents, and local organizations, helping students create plans and opportunities towards a successful future." Madison Park Church is partnering with Second Harvest by providing the volunteers for the Pirate Pantry distribution which takes place monthly at Anderson Intermediate School. 

The Pirate Pantry is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Volunteers are needed for set-up from 3:45-4:45pm as well as for the event from 4:45-6:30pm. If you would like to get involved, please email or call our Local Missions Coordinator, Casey Getzin, or visit the Missions Corner to learn more.  

Madison County Food Rescue Initiative

An initiative birthed out of the Madison County Local Food Network that is piloting food rescue efforts out of Madison Park Church. The mission of this initiative is to create awareness and avenues in the local community around eliminating excessive food waste. All events at Madison Park Church that involve catering, are required to work with us to create a Food Rescue Plan. The goal is that no food prepared for an event at the church will go to waste, but will be given to a local agency serving those who struggle with food insecurity. 

To learn more about the Food Rescue Initiative efforts or to get involved, email or call our Local Missions Coordinator, Casey Getzin. Or stop by the Missions Corner on Sundays. 

To learn more about the Madison County Local Food Network, visit their webiste at https://madcofood.org/

Other Local Partnerships

Our partnerships have allowed us to support organizations no the front-lines of fighting hunger every day. 

Whether providing fridge space for The Christian Center or packaging nutritional meals and spices for Operation Love, our team loves coming along side people who are in the community, keeping people fed! 

Local Missions

Dove Harbor

Dove Harbor is under the Madison Park umbrella and serves women and children in crisis situations through shelter, community, coaching, and aftercare for program graduates.

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Celebrate Recovery

Based on the words of Jesus rather than psychological theory, Celebrate Recovery helps us overcome hurt and addiction of all kinds. We meet every Friday at the Madison Park Church at 7pm.

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Operation Love

Operation Love provides help for today and hope for tomorrow through programs and services meeting critical and urgent everyday needs. They have many opportunities to donate or volunteer.

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The Christian Center

The Christian Center serves the hungry, hurting, and homeless in Madison County. They operate a men's shelter and host three hot meals a day for those in need in Anderson/Madison County.

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Stripped Love

Stripped Love serves women in sex trade in Central Indiana and equips and trains women in other communities. They help women reclaim their identity in Christ and advocate for themselves and others.

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Camp Challenge

A multipurpose facility that accommodates retreats for all types of Christian groups. Their main goal is to create summer camping experiences for grades 1-12.

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Madison County Sheriff's Chaplaincy Program

A ministry which communicates the saving power, hope, and love of Christ to imprisoned, ex-offenders, victims, Sheriff's department employees, and their families.

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Global Partners

Mission Haiti Medical

The clinic provides healthcare services to Haitians through a medical clinic, dentistry clinic, eye clinic, two operating rooms, pharmacy, lab and a prosthesis unit. They employ Haitian residents to run the clinic 5 days a week.

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Heart to Honduras

The mission of Heart to Honduras is to foster thriving Honduran communities by partnering to develop the gifts and capacities of visionary, engaged, local leaders. They help form disciples, develop communities, cross cultures, seek partners and reach the next generation. 

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Pink Door

Pink Door is a not-for-profit organization that provides a long-term recovery and integration program for women exiting prostitution or fleeing forced sexual exploitation. Pink Door’s long-term recovery program consists of residential services, individualized recovery and life skills courses, and psychosocial consultation. 

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MPC Missions supports two Global Strategy missionaries. Dr. Mark & Kathy Fulton serve in Haiti at Mission Haiti Medical and
Kelley & Rhonda Philips serve in Germany at Pink Door. To learn more about our missionaries, click on their links below.

Trip Opportunities

We work with global partners who are embedded in their communities and understand their culture and needs. This enables our teams to engage with those we serve in a way that does not alienate, but instead brings us closer as brothers and sisters in Christ.

In 2020, we have groups traveling to Honduras and Berlin. Contact Doug Linville for more information about these trips.