Welcome to Madison Baptist!
We are Montrealers who love the Lord and are passionate about loving the community around us and studying the Book He gave us, the Bible. Our worship services feature a variety of music, blending instruments and vocals. We love children, and have programs designed for them. Our desire is to serve our Lord Jesus Christ, and to grow in knowledge of Him daily. Find out more about us HERE
To our neighbours in N.D.G. and the rest of Montreal, welcome to
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JESUS LOVES YOU. FOR REAL.
You don't have to be "Good enough". He knows all about you and still loves you! Don't be afraid to go to Him- just talk to Him and tell Him your fears and your joys. He's been there, done that. He takes away your sin and calls you friend.
Who We Are
New to the Faith and want to learn more? Or have you been a Christian for a while but are looking to go deeper? We have put together resources for you that will help meet your needs.
Are you looking for hope in a hopeless world? Maybe you don't know much about Christianity but you want to. We can help you get to know the Good News, or Gospel, of Jesus.
Why make Madison your home church?
There is only ONE church, the Lord's, and all Christians belong to it, but there are many "branches". If you're looking for a local church, let us make our case for why you should visit, and hopefully attend, Madison Baptist.
The Bible is not a disconnected series of stories. There is a clear theme throughout. Watch this!
Introductory bible study
What's Happening at Madison?
Updated 18th October 2020
"All Things For Good’ is in perfect alignment with my recent reading of Lewis’ ‘A Problem Of Pain’. I’ve been coming to understand that pain under God’s Sovereignty is to be respected and that the blessed life is also a painful life. The worldly aspirations of living, is a life where one is constantly trying to escape pain, but Paul for example, sees suffering as a privilege, in which it is.
The world has it’s 12 step programs for happiness, which often aims for a pain free existence. Happiness is the ultimate goal of the western world-Attaining and doing what makes one happy is a life worth living according to that ideal, but I feel mankind is too complicated and sinful to make such a simple and debase claim. Happiness for happiness sake can vary from something beautiful to something horrible. For one man’s happiness can be found in the love of his child, while for another man, happiness can be found in the assault of that same man’s child.
Now with God, true happiness comes with pain and passes through pain. To be happy is to be in the Lord and be in Lord is to be corrected and challenged. And though, there are many things on earth that undoubtedly please us, they’re best enjoyed when ascribed to the Lord.
This also reminds me of Genesis 47:9 where Jacob tells Pharaoh that his days were few and evil. Jacob went through many trials and endured much pain, but there’s no doubt that Jacob is a blessed man and there’s no doubt that his fundamental happiness was in the Lord."
Book Recommendation, with comments by Chris Thomas of Madison Baptist
We get together every second Thursday to look at one teaching of Jesus from the Gospels, which means "Good News"! This lively discussion group is made for people who might be new to the faith or have never opened a bible, but is challenging enough for a person who has been studying the Gospels their whole life.... there's a lot in there! A great place to find how life changing Jesus is. Also a good opportunity to meet people from the church. Everyone is welcome... bring a friend!
Community Art Classes
Free art classes with professional artists Billy (Pencil) & George Toufexis (Watercolours)
for beginners or those who have lifted a brush or pencil once or twice...
All materials are FREE. All welcome (children must be accompanied by a guardian).
Check the calendar for which week is Pencil or Watercolours
Bible Study on the book of Galatians
A verse-by-verse study of this Gospel in a friendly group setting! Do you want to go deep?
This is the place for you. Learn the whole life of Jesus, his teaching, death and resurrection,
what He means to humanity, and of course to you! Bring a notepad, and get ready for
some good teaching. Refreshments served!
Sunday Sermons (click on the image to get an introduction video)
The first letter of Peter the apostle was meant to encourage and instruct followers of Christ on how to live under stress in a hostile society-and this teaching is sorely needed today. As our culture drifts further away from its founding principles (biblical truth) there has been and there will continue to be animosity and persecution towards Christians. This letter reminds us of who we are as children of God and what it takes to meet the modern world head on with the grace and love of the Lord Jesus Christ. Listen or download them here!
Men's Dinner & Loud Talking
This is your big chance, Guys ... get together with a bunch of other Guys, eat, eat, talk,
eat, talk ... very informal. Discussions on 'Subjects from Left Field', things you might not get to talk about anywhere else .... speak freely, everything is on the table.
Refreshments & Fellowship Time
Get to know people at the church!
A fun time of fellowship right after the service
Mad Monk Cafe
The Mad Monk Cafe gets its name from our location (MADison and MONKland) and is a musical event staged approximately four times a year between April and November. Madison's own deacon George puts together a show with a story to tell: through songs, readings, slides and guest musicians, the life of a famous musician or a theme in the folk, gospel and blues traditions is explored. Concert and refreshments are free of charge.
Sunday School and Youth Group
Teachers in three classes ready to show your Children the Lord's love as found in the bible and through thoughtful discussions
The Kids, Ages 4-7,
Lighthouse, Ages 8-12
Youth Group, Ages 13-18
September 30 at 7:00pm
Get together for special monthly hangouts and to grow closer to Jesus. Come and be part of our community where your unique gifts can be shared, where you can build friends up and be built up by friends, and make your faith come alive.
Men's Talking Loudly & Having Dinner
The Gents get together for dinner and some interesting discussion
Zoom session Sunday
AS OF SEPT 21st, THE CHURCH BUILDING IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Did you know that the sign out in front of our church is a local celebrity?
The Sign out front
We also have a Portuguese service
that meets on Sundays! Check out their website for details
Message from the Elders of Madison Baptist Church:
As we’ve stated before, these are strange times. We found out this past weekend that the gov’t has increased restrictions in Montreal due to a feared “second wave” of Covid 19. When we opened the church again this past July, we had a limit of 50 people which was expanded to 250 a month ago. We were so pleased to see our brothers and sisters coming to church again and although limited in terms of fellowship and participation, there was a spirit of joy in being together.
Unfortunately, the new restrictions limit us to 25 people in the service. Considering the fact that 17 people have to be there to set up, clean up, and participate in the presentation of music and the sermon, we would only be permitted to have 8 more people attend. Because of this current situation, the elders consider it best to suspend our Sunday service “in the building” until the allowed number of attendees is increased again. We will continue to be present on line through our church website and Facebook with messages and music until circumstances improve. Always remember, we are still a church and God is still sovereign in all this.
As the Apostle Peter stated:
“Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.”
That would have been the text for next sermon in our series on first Peter. How timely.
Be strong and of good cheer, remember that we are all only a phone call or Zoom meeting away for the moment. Also remember that our prayer chain is very active and ready to pray for your needs and to rejoice in answered prayer. This time will pass into memory and by God’s grace we’ll be back fellowshipping and worshipping and praying together soon.
The elders of Madison Baptist Church
BUT WE PLAN TO BE BACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
Here is a video address from the elders: