Our Beliefs


Our Beliefs

Our services are built around scripture, preaching, sacrament, and the faith community–the ways Jesus Christ is present among us when we gather for worship.

Notice how central scripture is to this service, including lessons from both testaments, a sung psalm, and other portions of biblical texts that give shape and form to the service. Often, the hymns and anthems are also interpretations of biblical texts.

We believe that children bring gifts that are important in this worship service and they are encouraged to participate.

Fellowship at MAPC allows us to build relationships that enrich and support one another as we live and minister in this wonderful yet challenging city.

MAPC is committed to ministries that serve the vulnerable in our community and around the world.  Currently, our programs focus on engaging at-risk children, empowering immigrants, supporting the imprisoned, and providing shelter, food, and clothing to the vulnerable.  We are honored to work directly and in partnership with other organizations in New York City that share our commitments.

Music has long played an important role in the life of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church (MAPC).  Our services typically begin and end with organ masterworks offered on our magnificent Casavant pipe organ. 

The mission of Christian Education at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church is to inspire and equip people to live as disciples of Christ, as we grow in faith, service and leadership, through the study and teaching of the Bible and our Christian tradition.  Because of this, ongoing education for all ages is an important aspect of MAPC’s congregational life. No matter where you are in your walk with Christ, we are happy to have you join us! 

The Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Day School is an integral part of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. The Day School was founded in 1949 as an extension of the Church's educational mission and community outreach. It continues to serve families within and beyond the congregation; providing a developmentally appropriate nursery-kindergarten program. The curriculum is intentionally non-religious, but is designed to enhance children's spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. The Day School seeks to provide its educational opportunities to an ethnically, economically, and religiously diverse community.