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.

We value

The Bible
We teach the whole story of Scripture in a way that is both in-depth and accessible, leading to life transformation.
Whoever you are, wherever you are at – you are welcome here!  At the same time, we are a community who is being transformed by the love of Jesus. Following Jesus means that there will always be a next step of growth and formation.
Multigenerational Community
We value people in all stages of life, knowing that everyone has something to contribute. In every season of life, we want people to find their place for community and growth – not only among their peers, but across generations as well.
We embrace God’s vision of a multicultural kingdom – celebrating our distinct ethnic cultures, while worshipping together in loving community. As a multicultural community we benefit from one another, and we image God to the world.
The University
We love the University of Wisconsin and our local colleges. We care about engaging the campus in thoughtful and loving ways. We believe reaching the university campus is reaching the world.
Our City
We love Madison and its surrounding communities. We engage in good work for the flourishing of our city, leading to goodwill and an opportunity to live out and share the Good News.  
Meet the Metzgers //

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 serves on staff part time with the Spiritual Formation team.