Every individual and family at Madison should pursue the instructions of Jesus in Mark 12:30 when he said to “LOVE GOD with all of your HEART, SOUL, MIND, and STRENGTH.” These four emphases are the foundational quest for our ministry to help further develop in each family Deeper Relationships with God and each other (Heart), Spiritual Development of our abilities (Soul), Practical Biblical Instruction that moves us to action (Mind), and Self-Discipline to accomplish our goals (Strength). Our Family Ministry provides for each of these special focuses in a number of ways. 
 
 
1) Our Bible Class program offers practical family-centered classes through our Connect Groups as well as weekly offerings of topical and textual studies. These classes extend from the youngest children to most mature adults
 
2) We nurture parent involvement in our Lads to Leaders program to develop spiritual leadership in our children and families.
 
3) We provide family enrichment materials through faith-building literature, seminars, workshops, and retreats. These offerings address the full life cycle of the family from preparing for marriage, to parenting, to sharing your faith with your children, to having “the talk,” to launching our children, to caring for aging parents, all the way to grief recovery.
 
4) We offer spiritual counsel to our families to help identify their strengths and help them overcome their challenges.
 
We are blessed to have several avenues for this support:
 
 
Brandon Pressnell Family Minister: Brandon and his wife Cindy have been married for 21 years. He believes in building strong marriages by working through real challenges with practical and biblical insight.  Brandon has both a Bachelors and Masters in Biblical Studies from Faulkner University. The focus of his studies have been centered on family dynamics. For over 22 years Brandon has worked with both individuals and couples in building better relationships and developing personal disciplines to be successful in life.  He is a certified facilitator for Prepare-Enrich Marital Assessments and offers biblical counsel in parenting, marriage, self-discipline, as well as interpersonal relationships.
 
You can contact him at brandon@madisonchurch.org
Becky Kelly Clinical Counseling: Becky graduated from Harding School of Theology with a Master of Arts in Counseling in May of 2017. She is seeking to become a licensed professional counselor (LPC). Becky practices marriage and family therapy, working with adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. She also received advanced training in trauma therapy, and has a special interest in understanding the impact of childhood trauma on adult development. This training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) qualifies her to work with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other forms of trauma. Becky is also certified in Prepare-Enrich Marital Assessments. To schedule an appointment, first contact Becky for a password then click here
 
You can contact her at beckykelly59@gmail.com.
 
Karen Entrekin – Clinical Counseling: Karen Entrekin received a Masters degree in 2015 from the University of North Alabama in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Credentials include National Board Certification, and dual Alabama licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Nurse. Karen provides individual (adolescent through geriatric), couples, and family therapy services for a wide array of challenges including addictions, self-harm behaviors, serious mental illnesses, anxiety and depressive disorders, and veterans’ reintegration issues. Additionally, Karen also provides counseling services to at-risk populations including in-home geriatric clients, as well as the residents at Project Rescue. Karen is an active member of both the Alabama Counseling Association and the American Counseling Association. 
 
To schedule an appointment, please contact Karen directly by phone or email at karentrekin@gmail.com.
Click the image to listen to the lessons presented at our special seminar on Caring for Mom and Dad.