Some of our local congregational beliefs are evident in our traditions.
We celebrate the Lord's Supper (communion) weekly and it is administered by lay people.
We embrace the belief that every member is a "minister," which entitles them to interpret the Scriptures, evangelize, and perform church functions, including performing communion without the need of pastoral oversight.
We believe that men and women are equally invited to celebrate their gifts of faith and leadership.
We believe that we must be involved in active outreach missions that operate locally and through our denominational channels.
Lastly, we believe that fellowship within the church community is essential. This is even more important within our denomination so that there is an opportunity to share interpretations and beliefs with others.
Rev. Beth Thomason has been Minister of Madison Christian Church since August 2010. She is passionate about helping people connect their faith to every day life. As part of that passion, Beth has led numerous mission trips over the span of 30 years in ministry. Some of her experience includes Katrina repair in New Orleans, tornado recovery efforts in Tuscaloosa, AL and Oklahoma City, and teaching VBS for 20 years in Andros, Bahamas. Beth is a committed leader in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She has a deep commitment to camping ministries, serving as Director for CYF Conference numerous times. She currently serves as chair of The Committee on Ministry in Alabama-Northwest Florida. She is a council member of Christmount Christian Assembly, and a member of the General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Beth is a native Alabamian. After graduating from the University of Montevallo, she taught speech and theatre at Birmingham’s historic A. H. Parker High School. She received her Masters of Divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary and served for 12 years as a youth minister in Huntsville, Alabama.
In the community, Beth combines her love for sewing and her theatre skills as a costumer for the Academy Children’s Theatre. In her spare time she can be found hiking the trails of north Alabama where she is training to walk the Camino de Santiago, a 500 mile pilgrimage across Spain. Beth and her husband, Tim, have 2 daughters. Celia is a senior at Texas Christian University and Sami is an 8th grader at the Academy for Academics and Arts.