Bible
Studies

We believe in growing disciples of Jesus. A big part of growing in Christ comes from learning more about God’s word, the Bible. Madison is a place where you can ask questions and reason together with other Christians to learn more about the life Christ calls us to live. 

Join us for Bible Study on Sundays at 5:00PM and Wednesdays at 7:00PM. Our Sunday studies are divided into general age and life stage groups while our Wednesday night studies are multigenerational. We encourage you to join any study that you are interested in.

Schedule A Bible Study

We would love the opportunity to study the Bible with you! We believe the Bible is God’s word. It is inspired by Him and given to us to better understand who He is and better understand the life He calls us to live.

Suggest A Bible Topic

We are always looking to make sure our lineup of Bible studies is Biblical and relevant. If you have an idea for a study, we’d love to hear about it. Click below to submit feedback to the Adult Education Committee.

SUNDAY STUDIES

A Study of Colossians & Philemon

Colossians and Philemon are books that boldly remind us that no part of our lives is exempt from the liberating presence of Jesus. The ways we learn to endure hardship, refine our moral character, and even develop familial and professional relationships are to be transformed by the love of Jesus. As Colossians 3:9-11 teaches, we are “new” creatures in Christ, and as such, bonds are broken through the liberty of becoming brothers and sisters in Him. A combined study of these two epistles reveals Paul’s appeal to the early Church, as well as to us individually in order that we may live transformed lives in Christ that shape our responses to how we engage our families, friends, and even our society.

College (North Balcony) – Multiple Teachers

Young Pros (201A) – Jacob Davis, Jeff Gaddes

Young Marrieds (201) – Stan Sherrod

Preschool Parents (Fellowship Rm) – Kam Walker, Mike Baker

Faith Builders (206A) – Michael Manasco, Andrew Noles

Teen Parents (Madison RM) – Hunter Hughes, Andrew Itson

Empty Nesters (Echo Rm) – Joe Harless, Vince Huegele

Young at Heart (Auditorium) – Bill Mitchell

Mature Singles (202A) – Mark Hester

Iglesia (201A) – Beto Huamani

WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY

WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY

Our mid-week Bible studies are inter-generational studies that cover a variety of textual and topical studies. Join us each Wednesday night for Bible study at 7PM.

Genesis

Ron Thomas | Auditorium

The book of Genesis, meaning “creation” or “generation,” is the first book of the Bible. Genesis is foundational to our core beliefs. Genesis explains how we got here, where stars, oceans, animals, and all things came from. It tells us what there is sin and death in the world, why there are different languages, and the are groups of people with different characteristics. Genesis defines God’s plan for gender, as well as His plan for marriage. The Gospel itself is founded in Genesis. We need a Savior because Adam sinned and brought separation between man and God. Genesis contains the first prophesy of Jesus, who would overcome death and provide reconciliation. Join us as we look at this important and fascinating book.

Ladies Class

Echo Room

In Psalm 139:14 David states, “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” David recognized the care and attention God gave as he handcrafted his unique and wonderful creation. During the quarter, Karen Entrekin, Sandra Daneri, Becky Kelly, and Julie Mobley will focus on one aspect of God’s creation: our mental health, which determines how we feel about ourselves and how we cope with the pressures we face daily. We will also look at ways to improve our mental health to live healthier and happier lives serving God and others.

The Man of God

Moderated by: Mike Baker & Jason Helton | Fellowship Room

Our culture has lost its definition of manhood. This had led to confusion about men’s roles, responsibilities, and relationships! Paul said to Timothy, “But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness” (1 Timothy 6:11). What does it take to be a “man of God”? What does it take to become one? The man of God is a man of honor, integrity and commitment. He’s a man who centers his life on the ways of his Creator. Join us as we look at the Biblical definition of masculinity and study how we can become the men that God wants us to be.

The Gospel of Matthew

Robert Bobo & David Dycus | 206A

Matthew has been described as the most important book of the Christian faith. Historians tell us this was the most widely read and quoted book of the early church. Matthew bridges the gap between the testaments. Matthew wrote from the perspective of Old Testament prophecies to demonstrate New Testament fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Matthew is the first to mention the church by name. Matthew presents Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah and King.

Plugged-In Class

David Wade | Room 201A

 

prison minister

siegfried bill

I began working as the full-time prison minister at Madison in 2017. I am an assistant chaplain at the Limestone Correctional Facility and spend my time working with the inmates of the honor dorm. He also spends much of his time working with Project Rescue in Priceville, AL. Project Rescue is an addiction recovery program for men. I am married to Patti, and they have worshipped with Madison for over twenty years.

iglesia minister

beto huamani

I joined the Madison family in January of 2016. I started my career serving the Lord in 2000 in Lima, Peru, at the Lucyana Iglesia de Cristo, where I preached until 2007. On a medical mission trip, I met my wife, Emily, in Lima. We were married in Nashville, TN, in 2007. Since then, I have been working to help reach out to the Hispanic population as an ESL coordinator and Hispanic minister in Nashville, TN, Franklin, TN, and Peoria, IL.

I have a degree in Arts Education and am working on a Masters in Ministry. I have gained a great deal of experience with his field work in ministry and receive a lot of support and help from my wife. Emily and I are Alabama football fans (Roll Tide!), Kentucky basketball fans (Go Big Blue!), and Peru soccer/futbol (Arriba, Perú!). I like to travel, play music, and read. Emily and I are very blessed to be a part of the Iglesia and church family at Madison.

youth minister

jordan abrams

I joined our ministry team in March of 2020. I am a native of Mobile, AL but have spent much of my life in the Shoals area of Alabama, as well. I have a Bible and Ministry degree from Harding University. While at Harding, I met and married my incredible wife Lindsey, from Snellville, GA. I have been in full-time ministry since 2012.  In August of 2018, we were blessed with a precious little girl named Mallory. My favorite team is Alabama. I love the outdoors, watching college football, and hanging out with Mallory and Lindsey.

youth minister

richard turner

I began serving as a youth minister for Madison in January 2018. In June of that year, I married my wife, Sarah. I grew up in Oak Ridge, TN, and Sarah grew up in New Hope, AL. We both have a deep passion for working with young people. In 2017, I graduated from Freed-Hardeman University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies. My favorite hobbies include cheering for the Florida Gators, reading, hiking, traveling, and participating in athletics. I love being part of a church family where I can be one small part of a diverse family working towards growing the Kingdom numerically and spiritually.

preaching minister

andrew itson

Andrew is married to Lauri Ann and they have three children, two boys, Crews and Cameron, and one girl, Dawson. he began working with the Madison family in June of 2021. Before Andrew came to Madison he was the preaching minister at the Robertsdale Church of Christ in Robertsdale, AL and the Campus Minister at the University Church of Christ in Montgomery, AL. Andrew graduated with a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Faulkner University and a PhD in Leadership in Ministry and Religion from the University of the Cumberlands. Andrew loves hiking with his family, playing sports, coaching his kids, watching FSU football, reading, and eating at “hole in the wall”restaurants.

preaching minister

brandon pressnell

Brandon married his high school sweetheart, Cindy in May of 1996. They have three children, Kenzie, Gage, and Nick.  He has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Biblical Studies from Faulkner University and has been in full-time ministry since 1995. He has served at Madison as Youth Minister, Family Minister, and most recently as Preaching Minister since his arrival in January of 2000. In addition to preaching alongside Andrew, Brandon enjoys planning and coordinating our worship assemblies as well as spending time with our families, encouraging them with biblical and practical guidance.  For relaxation, Brandon enjoys almost every sport, singing, art, and hanging out with his family and friends.  

media outreach minister

jason helton

I joined the Madison ministry team in 2007 as youth minister alongside Brandon Pressnell. In August 2017, I transitioned into my current role as Media Outreach Minister. The purpose of my role is to create content that communicates the Gospel and connects the church. 

In 2008, I graduated from Faulkner University with a B.S. in Youth & Family Ministry. In 2023 I complete my M.A. in Online Ministry from Regent University. I married my wife, Ellen, in the Fall of 2011, and we have four children: Norah, Owen, Benjamin, and Nolan. We live in Harvest and enjoy hiking, Alabama football, Chicago Bulls basketball, good food, good music, traveling, photography, and Krispy Kreme.