Local Missions & Ministries
Jesus said "You will be my witnesses – in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
Reaching Out with hope and help for all who need Christ’s love, is something every follower of Christ is called to do.
In Acts 1:8, Jesus charges us to be witnesses to his
love - in word and deed - locally ("in Jerusalem"), regionally ("in Judea and Samaria") and internationally ("to the ends of the earth").
We reach out not only as individuals and families, but together as a congregation.
Living Christ is known as a congregation Reaching Out - responding generously with support for individuals, missions and ministries locally, regionally and internationally, through prayer, financial support and
with volunteering. Some of our local support includes:
Living Christ Sewing & Crafting Ministry
Living Christ members work together to create hundreds of quilts and other items that are given to local, regional and international ministries. Locally quilts are provided to Middleton Outreach Ministries, CareNet Pregnancy Center and other local ministries.
Member & Friends Support
Living Christ members actively support members of our church family and friends in many ways, including providing meals for those who recently experienced the joy of childbirth or are recovering from a stay in the hospital and with transportation to medical appointments or to do shopping for those who would otherwise have difficulty making the trip.
A portion of our property is dedicated as a Madison Community Garden for lower income family garden plots.
Middleton Outreach Ministries
Living Christ is Member Church of Middleton Outreach Ministries, which provides assistance to our neighbors in the West Madison and Middleton area needing food, clothes, housing assistance and emergency funds and help for seniors.
Living Christ Preschool
Living Christ Preschool Ministry provides Christian preschool education for many children and families in our surrounding community who are not members of Living Christ. Living Christ also funds a scholarship assistance program to help children of lower income families in our neighborhood attend Living Christ Preschool.
Lussier Community Food Pantry
The Lussier Community Food Pantry provides support for people in our immediate neighborhood.
Living Christ is a Sponsoring Congregation for Oakwood Village, a faith-based, not-for-profit organization with two continuing care retirement communities in Madison, Wisconsin. Many Living Christ members are residents of the Oakwood community.
Dane County Jail Ministry
Madison Area Lutheran Council
The Madison Area Lutheran Council (MALC) provides chaplains for the Dane County Jail in Madison and other local ministry.
International Friendship Center (IFC)
The International Friend Center on the UW Madison Campus, part of Calvary Lutheran Campus Ministry reaches out to international students through English as
a Second Language classes, social events, Bible study.
Madison Deaf Ministry
Our Savior Lutheran Church For The Deaf in Madison Wisconin provides ministry for the deaf community in Madison and our surrounding area.
CareNet Pregnancy Center and The Elizabeth House
CareNet Pregnancy Center provides free counseling and support for women facing unplanned pregnancies and help develop positive solutions focused on the well-being of the client, client’s family, and the unborn child. The Elizabeth House provides a safe and nurturing living environment enabling women to carry their infant to term, learn parenting and life skills, facilitate healing and restore hope, and prepare for independent living.
Million Pound Challenge
The congregation is a big participant in the Million Pound Challenge, where sponsors donate 10 lbs of food to Southern Wisconsin food banks for each pound a team member loses or each hour they exercise. Team LivingChrist has been recognized as one of the top contributing teams the past couple of years, with well over 100 team members of all ages.