"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 Madison UMC 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 UMC 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 MUMC 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 Ben Butler (ben@madisonumc.org).

 

Step #1: Assess & Share Your Spiritual Gifts

  • To take a brief (approximately 5-7 minutes) online Spiritual Gifts Assessment, CLICK HERE
  • PLEASE EMAIL YOUR RESULTS to Ben Butler (ben@madisonumc.org).

 

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

  • Serving/Witnessing INSIDE the Church

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  • KIDS SUNDAY SCHOOL (Teach, Help)
  • KIDS WEDNESDAY NIGHTS (Art, Bible Drill, Games, Praise Time)
  • NURSERY VOLUNTEER (Infant, Crawler, Toddler)
  • CONFIRMATION MENTOR
  • CHRISTMAS/ADVENT ACTIVITIES
  • EASTER ACTIVITIES
  • VBS
  • SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

**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 twice 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.) 
  • 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) 
  • 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)
  • NEW DOOR CLASS TEAM (Serve 2-3 times a year, working with others to invite guests & members to the New Door 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. Ben Butler (Associate Pastor) & a member of the Connection Team, CLICK HERE, and one of them will follow-up with you soon.

 

  • VISITATION (homebound, nursing home, assisted living)
  • MEAL DELIVERY (Wednesday evening, freezer meals)
  • 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 7:15-8:30 pm, sings in both Sunday morning services)
  • INSTRUMENTAL ACCOMPANIMENT (Rhythm Band, Seasonal Orchestra, Seasonal Handbell Choir)
  • KIDS CHOIR: SONSHINE (1st-5th graders, rehearses Wednesday 5:45-6:10 pm)
  • KIDS CHOIR: SONBEAMS (2 1/2 years thru K-5, rehearses during Wednesday night class @ 6:15 pm)
  • STUDENT CHOIR (grades 7-12)
  • ALTAR GUILD
  • COMMUNION SERVER
  • READER/LITURGIST

**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.

 

  • LAY MINISTRY TEAM (provides leadership to promote lay ministry & the development of lay spiritual leaders)
  • CHRISTIAN FORMATION TEAM (provides leadership that helps our MUMC faith family grow in discipleship)
  • CONGREGATIONAL CARE MINISTRY TEAM (help plan & coordinate the CC ministry; meets approximately quarterly)
  • CONNECTION TEAM (provides leadership that helps people "connect" to Christ & the MUMC faith family)
  • DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS TEAM (provides leadership to grow & expand the ministry of Discipleship Groups)
  • KIDS MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM (provides leadership to plan & carryout kids ministries)
  • OUTREACH TEAM (provides leadership to help the MUMC 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. Ben Butler (Associate 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.

 

 

 


CELEBRATE RECOVERY

  • Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of ANY kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.
  • If God is speaking to you about this ministry, we have a need for people who are available on a weekly basis to:
    • Serve meals
    • Set up sound system and/or play music
    • Lead/assist small groups
  • Contact Diane Goolsby 601-214-3726 for more information

 

 

Moody Family Support
Missionaries to Honduras from Madison UMC

  • 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 BMDMI (Baptist Medical and Dental Mission International)
  • Serve in mission with the Moodys by being part of the Good Shepherd Children's Home team in summer 2019 (see GSCH below)
  • Contact Ben Butler (ben@madisonumc.org) for more info

 

          

  • Meeting small home repairs and relational needs of the people in the Mississippi Delta
  • Opportunities for integenerational ministry (about ages 7 years old and up)
  • Contact Carolyn Schussler 904-403-5748 for more info

 

         

  • We hope to develop a pool of MUMC members who are interested in Early Response as well as Long-Term Recovery in Mississippi and perhaps beyond
  • Contact Ben Butler 601-856-6058 for more info

 

  • Trip Dates for Good Shepherd Children's Home Mission Team to Honduras are TBD for 2019 (late May to early June)
  • Ministries may include VBS at Good Shepherd Children's Home and at a nearby village, construction and maintenance at GSCH, and construction in a nearby village
  • Contact Rick Campbell 662-347-6182 for more info

 

  • Work has included new home construction, rehabilitation of existing homes, and such things as landscaping
  • Contact David Coon 601-605-2455 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 Peter Giroux 601-454-6008 for more info

  • In 2019, MUMC will be supporting Kairos Inside (women) & Kairos Outside, ministries for women who are incarcerated or affected by incarceration respectively
  • Contact Dianna Boring 850-708-4109 (for Inside) or Patsy McCarty 601-316-0753 (for Outside) for more info 

 

  • 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 Bob Morgan 601-720-1772 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 Sundays at 3:00 pm in the Chapel Basement
  • Contact Donna Peyton 601-519-8002 for more information

 

  • We will be exploring how we can increase service opportunities, including skilled/manual labor as well as relational ministry
  • Dates/Opportunities To Be Determined
  • Contact Diane Goolsby 601-214-3726 for more info

 

  • We anticipate another annual shoe box packing drive in Fall of 2019
  • Contact Jackie Wilson 601-953-7455 for more info

 

  • We are budgeting for & will be planning an intergenerational food packaging event in 2019
  • Contact Kathy Long 601-466-0135 for more info 

           

  • Trip Dates for Salt & Light Mission Team to Honduras are TBD for 2019 (mid to late June)
  • Ministries often include such things as medical, dental, VBS, teacher training, Women's Bible study, teen soccer ministry, construction, and evangelism
  • Contact Phil Hinton 601-940-9033 or Lisa Anglin 601-594-8939 for more info

 

Why Not Now/Poindexter Park (Jackson, MS)

  • It is anticipated that a group from MUMC will be going once a month in 2019 as we did in 2018; occasionally, we pick up extra Sundays as well
  • There are opportunities to provide & serve food, help with set-up/other preparations, build relationships & share food with, and encourage our friends who are homeless or struggling economically
  • Contact Jay Atkinson 601-214-3726 for more info