About

Who We Are

Building a Community to Reach a Community

We are a multicultural, multigenerational community of people desiring to be transformed by God. Together, we want to work for the good of our city and reach the world with the love of Jesus. Whether you’re just starting to ask questions about God, a committed follower of Christ, or somewhere in between, we are so glad you’re here.

It all starts with Jesus

We want to be a community that is transformed by the love of Jesus. This starts with learning more of who Jesus is each Sunday through worship and teaching, with the Bible as the basis for everything we do.

Building a community starts with you finding yours

One of the best ways to grow and be encouraged is in community with others. Connecting through groups is how we do life better together and equip people to take next steps in their faith.

Building a community starts with you finding yours

One of the best ways to grow and be encouraged is in community with others. Connecting through groups is how we do life better together and equip people to take next steps in their faith.

Pursuing God’s multicultural vision

We believe the Kingdom of God is a multicultural kingdom. Through intentional multicultural and culture-specific communities, our different cultures and experiences are not just accepted, they are celebrated.

Working together for the good of our city and beyond

We love Madison, the university, and its surrounding communities. We desire live for others, responding to and partnering with what God is doing in our neighborhoods, schools, cities, and across the globe.

Working together for the good of our city and beyond

We love Madison, the university, and its surrounding communities. We desire live for others, responding to and partnering with what God is doing in our neighborhoods, schools, cities, and across the globe.

You matter to us and you matter to God

Whatever your story or wherever you are in your faith journey, you are welcome at Blackhawk. We hope this is a place you can ask questions, find authentic community, and experience the love of Jesus. We can’t wait to meet you.

Matt & Rachel Metzger

Matt Metzger has been Blackhawk’s Senior Pastor since July 2021. Matt originally joined the Blackhawk staff team in September 2000 as the College and Young Adult Pastor and began his role as Lead Pastor of Blackhawk Downtown in 2010. Rachel Metzger grew up in Madison, attending Blackhawk from a very young age, and now serves on staff part time with the Weddings Ministry and Marriage Ministry.

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