We are a visible sign of God’s Kingdom coming near when we share what we were freely given by God. By giving to what Madison Park Church is doing in our communities and around the world, we are using what God has given us to share the transformative power of Jesus with others.
Ways to Give
A steward is someone who is entrusted to manage the affairs and estate of another. God has given us more than 2,350 verses in the Bible instructing us on how to be good stewards of what he has placed in our care. Two-thirds of the parables that Jesus taught are about money, possessions, and stewardship. Stewardship is the second most discussed topic in the Bible!
We aim to help you to better serve the Lord in the area of finances, We would love to meet with you and discuss ways that we can assist you with debt, budgeting, giving, and estate planning. To schedule a meeting, you can call us at 765-400-5227.
At Madison Park, we commit to maintaining the highest standards of financial integrity through internal controls and a yearly outside audit conducted by Lemler & Associates. Madison Park is also audited yearly by the ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) and is a member is good standing.
In the Bible a tithe is 10% of a person’s income. The idea behind the tithe is that we give our first and best to God recognizing that it all came from Him in the first place, so it is an act of gratitude and trust to give a portion of it back to Him.
Givers are people who take Paul’s challenge in 2 Corinthians seriously and have prayerfully considered what God is asking them to give; they regularly and sacrificially give a percentage of their income – whether that’s 10% or not. “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 CORINTHIANS 9:7 Our prayer is that everyone who calls Madison Park Church home would become a Giver in the sense that they pray about a plan and stick to it. We believe this is the best way to grow in your transformation journey with Jesus. The tithe (10%) is a helpful benchmark, but we believe that what God is really after is your heart. Do you trust Him to provide all that you need?
Madison Park’s General Fund is what fuels everything you’ve come to know and love about Madison Park from Sunday Gatherings to MP Kids & Students to Small Groups to our community partnerships. Also, this fund is what keeps the place running by covering our operational expenses and infrastructure. It’s how we pay the bills. A strong General Fund allows us to actively pursue our mission of leading more people into a transforming relationship with Jesus. When you give to the General Fund, you are actually giving to all of the ministries of Madison Park.
Yes, we have a budget! We strongly believe that having a plan is crucial to financial responsibility and the wise stewardship of resources. Our budget is created annually by the staff based on ministry goals and the costs of those goals. These goals and costs are submitted to the Executive Leadership Team where a first round of feedback is given. Once any adjustments have been made, the budget is submitted to the Treasurer and the Elder Board for further feedback and ultimately a final approval. it is then presented to the congregation and voted on during the annual meeting in November.
Do you have more questions?
Contact Mike Makalusky, our Executive Pastor at (765) 642-2000. Mike can provide information on giving through stocks, bonds, or other assets. You can also click the bar below to have access to more information regarding the financial reports of Madison Park.
As stewards of God’s resources, our elders and staff strive for financial integrity and transparency. Feel free to review the financial document below and contact us with questions.