Women’s Ministry

The Women’s Ministry connects women on their spiritual journey. We want to:

Gather – worship God and study His Word.

Grow – to grow women in their knowledge of God, understanding of Scripture and relationship with Christ.

Give – To encourage women in the body of Christ and in the community to love and serve with excellence.

Go – To provide opportunities for women to reach out into the community to share the love of Christ.

There’s always something going on with the Women’s Ministry! Whether it is Bible study, Ladies’ Night Out, going to a tearoom together or sharing with those in need – you will find a group of praying, sharing sisters at Madison.

Want to know more? Stop by the Commons kiosk in the mall area any Sunday morning or Wednesday night, email Traci Perkins, or check out our Facebook feed below!

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Dorcas Curry from Shrader Lane and Sarah Baugh from Brentwood Hills are hosting a virtual event at noon of Saturday, October 31.  It is a time to pray for our city and community.  I will send the link to sign up in the comments.

I know I say this every time, but I am so excited to introduce you to sweet, Jane Kersten. She is one of the sweetest and most encouraging people I have ever met. Even when she's under the weather and in pain, she still smiles...

Jane Kersten: Those who have been at Madison very long probably know me, but there are some younger people who have come that I would love to know better. I am a widow, my husband Russ died 15 years ago. He had been an elder for 12 years prior to his declining health. We moved from Texas in 1959, before some of you were born. We have 3 children, Kay and Kent live in this area while Stan lives in Florida. There are 7 grandchildren and 1 very adorable great grandson.

My professional life was as a Registered Dietitian in hospitals and teacher at Vol State and Lipscomb U.

My husband and I believed strongly in mission work and since his death I have been able to go to Guatemala with a medical mission team for 4 years with a group from Dallas. At Madison I have taught Bible school with Mary Ann Miller, and Janice Link. Also, have worked with meals on wheels as driver and cook. Joyce Fortner has been my cooking partner.

My favorite project at Madison was working on the little yellow house with lots of volunteers to make if suitable for the grief support meetings. This project was started when I asked Frank Scott to give me something to do in memory of my husband. With Frank's help we launched the grief mtgs. which Becky Cantrell and I held for several years. It was heartwarming to see people become friends and encourage each other as we shared our stories.

Favorite verse? So many. I try to review one each day and carry the thought with me all day. Isaiah 33:2: "Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning , our salvation in time of distress. "

Thanks for this opportunity and as I told you, I tend to get wordy!
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I know I say this every time, but I am so excited to introduce you to sweet, Jane Kersten.  She is one of the sweetest and most encouraging people I have ever met.  Even when shes under the weather and in pain, she still smiles...

Jane Kersten: Those who have been at Madison very long probably know me, but there are some younger people who have come that I would love to know better. I am a widow, my husband Russ died 15 years ago. He had been an elder for 12 years prior to his declining health. We moved from Texas in 1959, before some of you were born. We have 3 children, Kay and Kent live in this area while Stan lives in Florida. There are 7 grandchildren and 1 very adorable great grandson. 

My professional life was as a Registered Dietitian in hospitals and teacher at Vol State and Lipscomb U. 

My husband and I believed strongly in mission work and since his death I have been able to go to Guatemala with a medical mission team for 4 years with a group from Dallas. At Madison I have taught Bible school with Mary Ann Miller, and Janice Link. Also, have worked with meals on wheels as driver and cook. Joyce Fortner has been my cooking partner. 

My favorite project at Madison was working on the little yellow house with lots of volunteers to make if suitable for the grief support meetings. This project was started when I asked Frank Scott to give me something to do in memory of my husband. With Franks help we launched the grief mtgs. which Becky Cantrell and I held for several years. It was heartwarming to see people become friends and encourage each other as we shared our stories. 

Favorite verse? So many. I try to review one each day and carry the thought with me all day. Isaiah 33:2: Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning , our salvation in time of distress. 

Thanks for this opportunity and as I told you, I tend to get wordy!

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Jane, you are such an inspiration to so many and happy you are still at Madison doing the work of the Lord.

Ms. Jane, you are such an important part of our Madison church family and a true sister in Christ! Love you!

Such a great Christian lady! Love you, Jane!!💕💕

A very kind precious loving giving Godly women.

Enjoyed reading this, Jane, Ray and Russ and you and I have been friends for such a long time- loved the article! Love you!

This is one classy Christian lady. I feel so blessed that she is my friend.

I miss you. Hope you are doing well. Hope we can all be together soon.

You are such a sweet sweet women !

Sweet lady for sure!

A very special friend to me.

Great Christian lady and friend . If you know her you love her !

Beautiful picture! Love you, Jane!!❤️

Love you, Jane!

Jane Kersten. One of my favorite people in this world

Love Jane!! ❤️

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I love this! We are often our own worst enemies. When Amanda would get down on herself, I would tell her, “God made you and He don’t make junk.”

Audrey R. Neumann

Sister Spotlight - Shana Lee - I love this woman! I have gotten to know her better after she spoke at our Renewal - "This One's for The Girls" a couple of years ago and through her work at Children's Hospital, which is one of my favorite places to be. I remember one day I hit the buzzer and heard a voice come over the speaker - "You can't come in here." Not really certain if I heard correctly, she started laughing and said, "Traci, it's Shana!" Then one Wednesday night, I was commenting on a little girl's shoes and Reese was standing there. I said, "Oh, Reese, we need some of those, don't we?" Matter of factly, but politely, Reese responded, "We don't need them - you may want them, but you don't 'need' them." And lastly, there was the Wednesday night that I was helping Ms. Pam with Beckham's class and Ms. Pam told the children that I was retired. Beckham's hand shot up. "I know what retired means. It means you're too old to do your job!" Out of the mouths of babes, right!?!? Neither child was disrespectful in their statements and that says a lot about their parents...

Hi friends!

My name Is Shana Lee, and I've been married to Jeff for 10 years. Jimmie Lou Lee is my Mother-in-Love and has been at Madison far longer than I! I have four children...two bigs and two littles. Kendon and Easton Curtis will soon be 23 and 21. Kendon is now a 1st grade teacher at Madison Creek Elementary, and Easton is a musical theatre major at Lipscomb. Reese and Beckham Lee are 9 and 7, and are at school with big sis every day.

I guess you could say my jobs are my hobbies because I love doing them all! My full time job is as a pediatric oncology nurse at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. While I hate "working" on many weekends and holidays and missing church frequently, my little "bald babies" and their families are huge heroes of mine! I have a Plexus business I never intended that has been a huge blessing. Perhaps my favorite is teaching Bible as an adjunct professor at Lipscomb University. Currently I'm teaching the "Story of Israel" to 63 students, and in the spring I teach Kingdom Vocation, which is a Bible class for nursing students. LOVE it and love the kids!

I came to Madison in 1996 to round out the youth ministry team with Tory Treadway and Jim Hinkle. Between 1996 and 2010 this church blessed me by allowing me to serve and grow as both a youth and a college minister. Nate and Talia are kind enough to let me STILL hang with our college ministry kids in class and retreats. I LOVE your children here! Through this tenure, I have such sweet memories with so many of you and your children standing on top of a mountain in the Rockies, loving on children in Jamaica, weeks at Valley View, kids in my home weekly to worship at "Sunday Night Live" and so much more! The young people of this church have been a HUGE part of our family's lives for 24 years.

At 50 years old, I STILL learn from my children. Kendon really helped me grow to understand Exodus 14:14 "The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still." Letting go and trusting God is so freeing! We can NOT fix everything and we can drive ourselves crazy trying! Wish it hadn't taken me 50 years to learn this one! Always growing, right?!?
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Sister Spotlight - Shana Lee - I love this woman!  I have gotten to know her better after she spoke at our Renewal - This Ones for The Girls a couple of years ago and through her work at Childrens Hospital, which is one of my favorite places to be.  I remember one day I hit the buzzer and heard a voice come over the speaker - You cant come in here.  Not really certain if I heard correctly, she started laughing and said, Traci, its Shana!  Then one Wednesday night, I was commenting on a little girls shoes and Reese was standing there.  I said, Oh, Reese, we need some of those, dont we?  Matter of factly, but politely, Reese responded, We dont need them - you may want them, but you dont need them.  And lastly, there was the Wednesday night that I was helping Ms. Pam with Beckhams class and Ms. Pam told the children that I was retired.  Beckhams hand shot up.  I know what retired means.  It means youre too old to do your job!  Out of the mouths of babes, right!?!?  Neither child was disrespectful in their statements and that says a lot about their parents...

Hi friends!

My name Is Shana Lee, and Ive been married to Jeff for 10 years. Jimmie Lou Lee is my Mother-in-Love and has been at Madison far longer than I! I have four children...two bigs and two littles. Kendon and Easton Curtis will soon be 23 and 21. Kendon is now a 1st grade teacher at Madison Creek Elementary, and Easton is a musical theatre major at Lipscomb. Reese and Beckham Lee are 9 and 7, and are at school with big sis every day.

I guess you could say my jobs are my hobbies because I love doing them all! My full time job is as a pediatric oncology nurse at Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital. While I hate working on many weekends and holidays and missing church frequently, my little bald babies and their families are huge heroes of mine! I have a Plexus business I never intended that has been a huge blessing. Perhaps my favorite is teaching Bible as an adjunct professor at Lipscomb University. Currently Im teaching the Story of Israel to 63 students, and in the spring I teach Kingdom Vocation, which is a Bible class for nursing students. LOVE it and love the kids!

I came to Madison in 1996 to round out the youth ministry team with Tory Treadway and Jim Hinkle. Between 1996 and 2010 this church blessed me by allowing me to serve and grow as both a youth and a college minister. Nate and Talia are kind enough to let me STILL hang with our college ministry kids in class and retreats. I LOVE your children here! Through this tenure, I have such sweet memories with so many of you and your children standing on top of a mountain in the Rockies, loving on children in Jamaica, weeks at Valley View, kids in my home weekly to worship at Sunday Night Live and so much more! The young people of this church have been a HUGE part of our familys lives for 24 years.

At 50 years old, I STILL learn from my children. Kendon really helped me grow to understand Exodus 14:14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. Letting go and trusting God is so freeing! We can NOT fix everything and we can drive ourselves crazy trying! Wish it hadnt taken me 50 years to learn this one! Always growing, right?!?

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I love Shana. I have had all 4 of her children when they were in preschool. It has been a blessing for me to get to know her and her sweet children.

A beautiful lady as well as a Christian mother, wife and friend. Love ya Shana

Beautiful woman, beautiful family!

Shana, words cannot describe how much I appreciate how you welcomed my boys when we came to Madison in 2000. Being teenagers, it’s usually hard to fit in with a new church family. The boys were encouraged to jump in and they did! You’re such a blessing to me and everyone you cross paths with. Love you, girl! 😘

Shana Pounders Lee - thank you for the many ways you bless all who know you! I am proud to call you my friend and my sister in Christ! Love you!

Great woman doing Gods work

Love Shana!! Love her family!! ❤️

I love, love, love Shana Pounders Lee!

Shana is such a blessing to everyone

Love you, Shana!

Beautiful!!

Amazing!!! ❤️

Love me some Shana Pounders Lee!!

❤️❤️❤️

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Sister Spotlight - Rhonda Robertson

I am so very blessed to call Rhonda my sister and my friend.  Although we havent known each other a really long time, my life is certainly enriched and blessed because of knowing her and her precious family!  We share a love for Nila Sherrill and a love for books as well as a love for our families - both biological and extended and our church family.  Madison Church of Christ is certainly blessed by the Robertson family!  
Rhonda Robertson married to Billy Robertson for 41 years
Children: Jonathan (Anna Rose) and Kimberly
Grandchildren: Rosie and Callie
Retired from Goodpasture in June 2012 (24 years) 
Spring of 2013 to December 2017 - Bookkeeper and Office Manager for Valley View Camp
Hobbies: Reading and Gardening
Favorite Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11
How long at MCOC: Began attending Monday Morning Class in Fall of 2012 at Nila’s house. Placed membership three and a half years ago, after being a member at Riverwood since 1979. 
Favorite memory: Visiting years ago (while working with Nila) and attending Summer Spectaculars.

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So glad to get to know Rhonda through Bible class. Love you Rhonda! 💕💕💕

What a precious lady to highlight.

Sweet woman with a sweet family!

I love Rhonda and her family bunches!!! Getting to know her will be a wonderful blessing!!!❤️❤️❤️

Oh how I love Rhonda!! Rhonda and I have known each other since we were born. (Literally grew up in the nursery together) ❤️ my favorite memory with Rhonda is she and I washing dishes at Short Mountain Christian Camp many years ago. She is truly a great example of a Christian woman. Love her!!

This sweet friend held my hand while my children were in elementary school. So thankful for her friendship and love 🎚💕

Anyone who knows & loves Rhonda is absolutely blessed 🥰

Rhonda Robertson - thank you for blessing me so much with your friendship and your love!

Rhonda is such a sweet lady. Sorry I didn’t know her sooner.

So glad to know you and your family.

What a sweet and generous lady!

Love you, Cuz!!!❤️

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