Welcome to Madison Chinese Christian Church
Our church exalts the universality of Gospel evangelism (1 Cor 1:23-24), adheres to the Christ-centeredness of the message, recognizes the foolishness of this message to the world, but gives glory to GOD for his sovereignty in salvation (1 Cor 1:24) with the ultimate goal of worshiping Him as His possession (1 Peter 2:9).
25 Sept 2016
在特别会员大会中, 赞成麦城华人基督教会加入美国改革宗长老会 (Presbyterian Church in America, PCA)，成为其植堂教会 (church plant)
MCCC Statement of Faith
We believe that there is only one living and true God who exists in three persons, namely, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who are equal in their divine perfection.
God the Father
We believe in our heavenly Father, and infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, hears and answers prayer, and saves from sin and death all who come to him through Jesus Christ.
God the Son
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, who assumed man's nature to save us from sin by sacrificing Himself on the Cross. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death and bodily resurrection, ascending to Heaven and in His personal return in power and glory.
God the Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, empower and guide believers.
We believe that the Bible is the inspiration of God and is the Word of God. It is inerrant and consequently becomes the final authority in all matters pertaining to our faith and Christian conduct.
We believe that all men have sinned against God. Our redemption has been accomplished solely by the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that the salvation of believers comes only by repentance towards God and through faith in Jesus Christ. This act of salvation is totally an act of grace from God is witnessed by the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the church is the body of Christ in which all born again Christians are included. We believe that the church is organized by baptized believers in Christ and associated for worship, evangelism, edification and fellowship in love.
We believe that baptism by water is an outward symbol, to be administered, not as a mean of salvation, but as visible sign of the facts and realities of salvation. We also believe that the Lord's Supper is administered in remembrance of Christ.
Second Coming of Christ
We believe in the personal and visible return of Lord Jesus Christ to receive His own. This is the blessed hope set forth before all believers, and there will be judgment for the world.
About Madison Chinese Christan Church (MCCC)
Around 1960, a dedicated group of students and families from Hong Kong and Taiwan started a Bible Study Fellowship in Madison, Wisconsin. They met on campus in the Union South Student Center (now demolished). As the fellowship grew, Sunday worships were started in a basement rented from the Luther Memorial Church on University Avenue.
MCCC was formally established on January of 1986 while still worshipping in the Luther Memorial Church. This was followed by the calling of the first pastor, Stephen Ho to MCCC in July of 1986.
As MCCC expanded in attendance, GOD opened up an opportunity for us to purchase our own building and moved into our current location in November of 1987. Generous no-interest loans by several brothers and sisters contributed to making this possible. Our location in the midst of campus is perfect for student ministry, yet proximity to the suburban areas means easy access to working families as well. Pastor Ho served in our new church till 1990.
In 1995, Rev Rolando Gan was called to serve in MCCC. The number of fellowships (meeting different language and age needs) grew to nine in 1999, and two pastors were recruited to join MCCC. Rev Gan and the two pastors left MCCC between 2003 and 2004. In December of 2008, Pastor James Chang was called to serve in MCCC. His ministry lasted till January of 2010.
By 2010, God’s providence is again at work at MCCC.
- In May of 2010 we entered into a partnership with and has since opened our church to an English congregation (Providence Presbyterian Church, PPC) for English worships. This provides our second-generation children with solid gospel messages every Sunday as well as youth group nurturing.
- In July of 2010 we started a monthly student out-reach program at our church, providing free lunches and a variety of short gospel, cultural or apologetic presentations to Chinese students and scholars.
- In November of 2010 Rev Iho Tree was called to serve in MCCC part-time, to be converted to full-time in June of 2011. Rev Tree graduated from Denver Theological Seminary and recently Covenant Theological Seminary, with 9 years of intervening pastoral experience before coming to MCCC. Rev Tree is steeped in redemptive, Christ-centered theology, technically engaged to exploit internet technology for Kingdom work, and pastorally-minded to disciple future church leaders. His net is wide and deep.
MCCC is now driven by systematic teaching at the fellowship level and gospel preaching at the pulpits. The kingdom of GOD is thus being built up as commanded, through the finished work of Christ, by the power of the Word, and in attendance by the Holy Spirit. May all glory be to GOD!
Iho Tree (崔誼厚) -- Pastor
Pastor Iho Tree (崔谊厚) was born in Tainan, Taiwan. He came to the US in 1969 when his family immigrated here. His father was a civil engineer and his mother was a nurse. Both of them went from mainland to Taiwan in 1949 as refugees when they were in their late teens.
Iho attended high school in Loudoun County, VA in a suburb of Washington DC. During his high school years, he developed a strong interest in airplanes. So, upon graduation in 1975, he entered into Virginia Tech and majored in Aerospace Engineering. His interest in aerodynamics led him to further study in computational fluid dynamics at Iowa State University where, in 1981, he received a MS in aerospace engineering. He went back to Virginia Tech in that summer and began his PhD study in experimental fluid dynamics in the mechanical engineering department. His PhD research was in the area of laser Doppler velocimetry in wind tunnel measurements.
During his PhD studies, he met his future wife, Adna (邝向红) who was studying nursing at the nearby Radford University. It was at that time that Iho began to go to church. After 3 years of sitting under the preaching of Pastor Nat Thompson at Calvary Baptist Church (in Radford, VA), God opened his heart and he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He was baptized in Feb 24, 1985. In May 1986, Pastor Thompson married Iho and Adna at Calvary Baptist Church.
Iho worked in the defense industry after graduation. During 1986-88, he worked on promoting technology transfer in President Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars) program. He and Adna moved to Ft. Worth, TX in 1988 where he worked on Infrared stealth technology on advanced tactical fighters at Lockheed-Martin. At the same time he also served as a deacon and coworker in the Chinese churches that he attended during that time. He was called into full time ministry in 1991 and he want to Denver Seminary. He received an MA in Bible Studies from Denver Seminary in 1994. After which he pastored various Chinese churches in Denver, CO, Phoenix, AZ, and Falls Church, VA.
After twelve years of full time pastoral ministry, Iho felt the need for additional training. So, he enrolled in Covenant Seminary in St Louis, MO. He got his master in practical theology (ThM) degree there in 2008. During this ThM studies, he also enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program where he specialized in church renewal and leadership. By 2011, he has completed all courses works in the DMin program.
Iho joined the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in 2000 and has been a teaching elder (TE) in the PCA since that time. He is reformed (改革宗, 归正) in his theology and subscribes to the Westminster Standards (韦斯敏斯德信仰信条) which includes: Westminster Confession of Faith, together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. He enjoys studying reformed theology books together with church coworkers and applies its teachings in our faith and practice.
Since he started to pastor at MCCC in Nov, 2010, he has used the following books in MCCC's various meetings: Essential Truths in the Christian Faith (RC Sproul), The Church (Ed Clowney), According to Plan (Graeme Goldsworthy), Gospel Christianity - I, II, III (Tim Keller), Redemption Accomplished and Applied (John Murray), The Christian Life (Sinclair Ferguson), Children of the Living God (Sinclair Ferguson), Justification (Guy Waters), Glorious Body of Christ (RB Kuiper), Christ-Centered Preaching (Bryan Chapell), Ephesians (Brian Chapell), Galatians (Philip Ryken), I Timothy (Philip Ryken) in the Reformed Expository Commentary series, and I, II Timothy, Titus (Bryan Chapell and Kent Hughes).
Iho is comfortable in preaching in both Mandarin and English. His wife, Adna, is a registered nurse (RN) and has been working in the intensive care units (ICU) in various hospitals since 1985. She has been working in the Veteran's Hospital after coming to Madison. Adna is fluent in Mandarin, English, Cantonese and Taishanese (台山). They have one daughter, Esther and one son, Philip. Esther is studying biology at UW Madison and Philip is in a Christian college in Minneapolis area.
Iho is a lifelong learner and has an interest in a variety of fields outside theology. These include nutrition/naturopathic medicine, leadership and administration, living system theory, worldview studies, temperament (MBTI) analysis, vegetable gardening, camping, photography, roller skating, airplanes, carpentry, electronics, and car repair. He is an avid sailor and has been sailing since 1974 when his father bought a small sailboat (an AMF Sunfish). His favorite sailboat is the Flying Scot. He is a handy person and likes to fix all sorts of things in the house and in the garage. He has pictures of his different interests in his Facebook page.
You can reach Iho at: WeiXin (WeChat): ihotree; 608-819-2936 or (M): 703-786- 3561; e-mail: email@example.com; Facebook: Iho Tree.
Qian, Ying(钱英) -- Secretary
Ying Qian (钱英) serves as the secretary of the church.
She grew up in Nanning, Guangxi, China. Ying met her husband when they were both working for a bank in Nanning after she graduated from the University of Guangxi. Before moving to Madison in 2000, they spent three years in Japan and another three years in Iowa when her husband was studying for his graduate degrees. When they were in Iowa, Ying also obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information System from Iowa State University. Ying and her husband are blessed with a daughter and two sons. MCCC has been their church home since 2000. They enjoy being part of the serving team in this church.
You can reach Ying at 608-729-4670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chiu, Bill (赵承恩) -- Chair, Worship & Secretary
You can reach Bill at Email: email@example.com.
Chang, Bey-Dih (章蓓蒂) -- Treasurer
You can reach Bey-Dih at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liu, Zhe (刘哲) -- Fellowship & Mission
You can reach Zhe at Email: email@example.com.
Formed primarily by professionals and their families, Berean is a fellowship group in MCCC, with many families attending regularly. We are from different parts of Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Our members span from infants to grandpas and grandmas. If you live in or are moving to the Madison area and are interested in the Christian faith, you are welcome to join this big family. All Berean’s programs are coordinated and supervised by the Pastor and Deacon Board of MCCC. We meet weekly as one big group with other fellowships at church on Friday from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. These big group gatherings typically start with a joined singspiration followed by group studies on various Bible books or topics and finish with a period of fellowship time accompanied by delicious home- made snacks. In the Book of Acts, the Bereans were known for not blindly following new teachings but to check the teaching they have heard with the Bible to verify them. This shows their seriousness in rooting their faith in the Bible.
(使徒行传 17:10弟兄们当夜立刻送保罗和西拉往比里亚去。二人到了，就进入犹太 人的会堂。11这里的人，比帖撒罗尼迦人开明，热切接受主的道，天天考查圣经 ，要知道所听的是否与圣经相符。
Our fellowship wants to model after the Bereans. For more information on Berean Fellowship, please contact Bill Chiu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The purpose of the Zion fellowship is to serve Mandarin speaking students in MCCC. Zion members currently contain undergraduate students, graduate students, and newly graduated young professionals. Zion is a family for all of us and we sincerely welcome you to become a member of this beloved family in Christ.
Routinely, we gather every Friday evening at 7:30 PM at church to study and discuss God’s words – Bible, and delicious home-made snacks will be provided after the study and discussion. We also have some special programs from time to time.
Zion also has fun activities throughout the year, including mountain hiking, picnic/BBQ, apple picking, bowling night, movie night, etc.
For more information, please contact Zhe (Jason) Liu at email@example.com, or Bey-Dih Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, we sincerely welcome you to join us.
Our youth group is called, "Jude 3," because that passage shapes our identity and goals. It is a gathering of young people seeking to grow in the knowledge of the faith once delivered. Our hope is for them to be so strengthened by the grace of Christ that they are able to contend for it with confidence and joy. Currently, we meet about every other Friday, 7:30 PM, at the church. For more information, contact Pastor Mark at 237-6265 or email@example.com.
Contact our pastor
Facebook: Iho Tree
1510 Madison Street, Madison, WI 53711