WHO WE ARE

 
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Our Vision and Mission

Our mission answers the question: “what ultimately are we to be doing, why do we exist?” Our mission communicates the great commission in language that fits our context and inspires our people. It is the flag that we fly, the common rallying point for our whole church, and what everything we do must ultimately be accomplishing.

Doxa Church exists to share the gospel and our lives for the glory of God and the good of Madison.

Gather, Give and Go describes how we will accomplish our mission and what commitment looks like at its broadest level in Doxa Church. We believe that committing to these three core rhythms for the long haul will yield gospel fruit in Madison. Everything we do as a church must fit within this simple strategy and we will equip and people and train leaders within our rhythms.

 

Gather, Give, and Go

Gather, Give and Go describes how we will accomplish our mission and what commitment looks like at its broadest level in Doxa Church. We believe that committing to these three core rhythms for the long haul will yield gospel fruit in Madison. Everything we do as a church must fit within this simple strategy and we will equip and people and train leaders within our rhythms.

Gather
The church is a gathering, a people that God has reconciled to himself. God is glorified when we share his gospel with one another corporately and share our lives in connection groups throughout the week. We engage Madison with our mission as we invite them to gather with us. God is at the center of our gatherings and we pursue him through hearing, sharing, singing and praying his word.

Give
Sharing the gospel and our lives will require us to give generously of our time, talent and treasure. As family we will pursue a life of sacrifice and generosity with all that God has given us. We will love one another by giving of our time in service, our gifts in building up the church and our finances in supporting Gods work through us. Our generosity will not stop with us, but will spill out as a blessing into our community. Through our family, the families of Madison will be blessed.

Go
We are a family that doesn’t exist just for ourselves, but for the good of Madison. We will go with the gospel into our neighborhoods and workplaces and campus, to other college towns through church planting, and to the ends of the earth through overseas trips. Going is the regular rhythm of our life as a family and we will suffer many gospel goodbyes as we raise up men and women who are capable of extending the family to new places.

 
 

Our History

Having first been dreamt up in 2016, Doxa Church is a church plant several years in the making. By God's grace alone, the staff and community launch team has slowly grown to an incredible size and health. After two years of being trained up at Cornerstone Church in Ames, Iowa, Doxa Church will be sent out by the Salt Network and the North American mission board to Madison, Wisconsin. Though the church will launch Fall 2018, the church family is already alive and active. The first community connection group began meeting Fall 2017 and has been meeting almost every week since. We praise God for all the He has done and will do next!

Our dream is that we would plant a church for the city of Madison, that will love college students and multiply throughout Wisconsin and to the ends of the earth. Through church planting, we want to see people awakened to the gospel and redeemed for the purposes of God. Every 36 months, Doxa will plant churches and Salt Companies in other college towns within the UW System, the Midwest and the world as part of the Salt Network. This movement of the gospel will ride on the backs of college students who meet Jesus through The Salt Company and catch a vision of leveraging their lives for Christ and his church.

 
 

The Salt Network

Doxa Church is a part of the Salt Network, a church network actively working toward planting new churches to impact communities across the Midwest and beyond. We believe that the church is God's means to make an impact on a community, and that the most powerful impact on a person's life is through a relationship with Jesus Christ in the context of a local church community. Partnering with The Salt Network and the North American Mission Board, we hope to see this happen in the state of Wisconsin. To learn more about The Salt Network and the North American Mission Board, go to: saltcompany.com/the-salt-network