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.
5) We also offer clinical counseling for our Madison family at an offsite location.
Becky graduated from Harding School of Theology with a Master of Arts in Counseling degree in 2017.  Because of her passion for working with people who have experienced trauma, Becky received advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an empirically validated treatment for PTSD and other trauma-related mental health problems. She is particularly interested in understanding how childhood trauma impacts adult development. Becky enjoys working with all ages from children to adults.  She is trained in play therapy for children and takes an eclectic approach to counseling all other ages.  Becky believes that since all people are different, the therapeutic approach should be tailored to meet the individual’s needs.  She is also certified in Prepare-Enrich Marital Assessments.  Becky enjoys working with individuals, couples, families, and group therapy.  She is a member of the Alabama Counseling Association, the American Counseling Association, and the National Board of Certified Counselors.  To schedule an appointment with Becky, contact her at 256-289-5760 or email her at beckykelly59@gmail.com.

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, family, and group therapy services for a wide array of challenges including addictions, self-harm behaviors, eating disorders, serious mental illnesses, and anxiety and depressive disorders. While working at the Mental Health Center of Morgan County, Karen worked extensively with at-risk geriatric populations, and has provided addiction counseling services for residents at Project Rescue from 2016-2021. She has received advanced training in Dialectical Behavior therapy, and is an active member of the Alabama Counseling Association and the American Counseling Association.  To schedule an appointment, please contact Karen directly by phone at 256-542-8686 or via email at wkentrekin556@gmail.com.

Click the image below to listen to recorded sessions from our Aging Parents Seminar.