The purpose of this page is to connect you to ongoing ministries that have moved to online platforms, to care for physical and spiritual needs, spiritual growth resources and more—all in one place. Click on the headings below to find full details.
If you or someone you love is struggling mentally or emotionally, you are not alone! We are here to help you find hope and support in whatever you’re going through. Below are some resources our pastoral team has gathered for you to watch or share.
Yes, it is. A good first step would be to watch these short introductory videos about anxiety, depression and suicide. They will help orient you to a Christ-centered approach to the most common mental health problems.
Recently, one of our pastors sat down with some local counselors and therapists. In their conversation, they talk about signs to look out for and helpful tips on how to grow toward greater mental and spiritual health.
Watch this panel discussion "NOT ALONE" here or below.
As we live out the justice and mercy of God, our hope is that this teaching series helps you to take a next step in your faith. In addition to these teachings, our growing library of Christ-centered resources below will help you take the next step.
Check out the resources below to dig deeper into justice and mercy, including:
Can't make it to your campus? We're happy to forward one to you. Contact Melanie.
We welcome you to join our Prayer Team during our 6:8 series. It meets via Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 6:30 pm. Contact Pastor David Smith.
Door Creek Church’s Micah 6:8 Task Force spent several months together, reading through the entire Bible to discover what it teaches about doing justice and loving mercy. Pick up a hard copy, or download the 6:8 devotional to retrace our steps and discover its teaching for yourself.
Tim Keller offers a concise summary of the Bible’s teaching about doing justice and mercy on behalf of the poor.
In this article, Dr. Mika Edmondson provides a biblical and wise framework for how followers of Christ can discern truth as we navigate a world filled with movements like Black Lives Matter.
In this helpful book, Tim Keller explores a “life of justice empowered by an experience of grace.” Read this to see how the gospel directly connects to doing justice and loving mercy.
Dr. Alvin Sanders’ short book helps us avoid the common pitfalls well-intentioned Christians make as they begin to practice justice and mercy among people in poverty.
In Uncommon Church, Dr. Sanders shows how community transformation is possible when churches like ours work with people in poor communities instead of treating them like goodwill projects.
Dr. Jemar Tisby reveals the subtle, but deep ways racism has wounded the American church. Reading this is both painful and inspirational and will provide wisdom for improved race relations within the church.
In this short video, discover the biblical story of God’s justice and mercy for all people.
In this four-part podcast series from the Bible Project, Dr. Tim Mackie unpacks where the idea of justice comes from in the Bible and how it culminates in Jesus’ saving work on the cross.
In this podcast, Dr. Tim Mackie interviews Dr. Easau McCauley on what it’s like to wrestle through issues of racism and slavery in the Bible from a black perspective.
Dr. Amy Black is a Christian and a professor of political science. In this podcast, she talks about how to think biblically about politics and navigate polarizing political issues as a follower of Christ.
In this podcast, Dr. Mika Edmondson provides a biblical and wise framework for how followers of Christ can discern truth as we navigate a world filled with movements like Black Lives Matter.
In this free online course, you will take a deep dive into what “Biblical justice” does and does not mean. This is a helpful course for individuals and groups seeking to understand and practice biblical justice and mercy.
Part of doing justice is caring for women who face unexpected pregnancies and defending the unborn. This free online class provides a biblical and scientific introduction to abortion for those wanting to practice justice and mercy in this way.
What does practicing justice and mercy look like when it comes to people with disabilities? This free online course serves as a helpful introduction on how the church can come alongside this beautiful but often overlooked community.
Panel discussion on race, hosted by Pastor David from the Northside Madison Campus.
As a predominantly white community, we want to share with our brothers and sisters of color our commitment to face our failings, embrace our learning and love as Jesus first loved us. Full version available on YouTube and Vimeo.
*Please Note: The recording software cut out in a couple of areas, and those sections were replaced with audio directly from the camera. The sound quality was impacted during those times.
WHAT NOW? BOOKLET - A Guide to First Steps as a Follower of Christ. Thanks to our friends at Blackhawk Church & Craig Gartland for allowing us to share this resource.
MESSAGE RESOURCES - DCC messages recommended by the teaching team.
COMMUNION - Walk through communion with a pastor.
PRAYING THROUGH SCRIPTURE - Watch Pastor Marc use Psalm 23 as a guide and model on how we can use Scripture to pray.
VIDEO DEVOTIONAL PLAN - Join us for our video devotional series.
Spiritual gifts are differing abilities given by the Holy Spirit to each believer to meet the needs and purposes of God's church. They are the equipment God gives us to benefit others, reflecting His love to the people around us. We don't choose our gift or earn them. Spiritual gifts are given to us. They reveal that God is here and working to fulfill His purpose in the church. We need each other! Needs are met when the church body is thriving and using our gifts in love.
Small groups are meeting online and in-person! If your group is meeting, send us a photo or tag us on social media.
MESSAGE OUTLINE & HOMEWORK - Related to the weekend message for small group use.
JOIN A GROUP - Get connected and join a new group.
ONLINE GROUP MEETING RESOURCES - Support for online tools and resources. We can help!
Now offered as a free eBook!
“When the storms of life come, we are most often caught by surprise—like lightning on a sunny day. This book comes out of a time like that, when my wife Lori was diagnosed with breast cancer—no family history, in perfect health, and then overnight her doctor tells us she’s not going to make it. Our five kids' ages spanned between 5 and 17. The fear was suffocating and at times overwhelming, yet day after day through His daily kindnesses, God held us up.
Lori and I trust that our story would encourage you and those you know going through a “storm.” God is with us and for us and able to use hard things for good in our lives. May this book draw you to Jesus and make you more like Him! Marc Maillefer, Author
For those that do not have any of the devices listed above, you can read it here.
JOIN A PRAYER TEAM - Help care for our church family through prayer.
COVID RESPONSE VOLUNTEER - Want to know how you can help? Start here.
GIVE ONLINE - Donate online to support the ongoing ministries of Door Creek Church that are committed to serving our church and our community.
#FILLTHEVAN | Tuesdays, 9 AM-2 PM
We will be collecting non-perishable food and toiletry items at Sprecher Road Campus to benefit families in need from Mendota, Westside and Sandburg Elementary Schools. Check the calendar for upcoming dates at DeForest Campus.
We love to partner with parents!
Student Ministry desires to provide a sacred place for students to grow in their relationship with Christ and give them the opportunity to understand and use their gifts to serve and give back to others.
See what the students are doing and learn more about Student Ministry here.