to Madison Avenue Baptist Church, a church that has been established since 1893 in the community of Paterson, NJ.
Madison Avenue Baptist Church is a Gospel-centered, missional, multiplying community committed to telling people the good news of Jesus Christ. We long to see the Church full of equipped missionaries, filled with vision and purpose in the North Jersey area.
We believe that the Bible tells the story of a just and loving God actively pursuing broken, sinful humanity in order to reconcile it to Himself. The simple deep truth found in 2 Corinthians 5 sums it up well:
18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christís behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
We believe that God calls the local church to join Him in His mission. His mission is our mission - the glory of God through the Gospel - and everything we do is for that purpose.
And that is why at Madison Avenue Baptist Church we long to see a community of people Loving Jesus and Loving Others as our self.