Our Mission

The mission of Asbury and Family Ministries is to equip families to engage the heads, hearts and hands of kids and youth, sharing and living the good news of Jesus Christ in a loving, progressive and inclusive community of disciples who make disciples.


A Safe and Fun Place to Learn!

Safe Gatherings Training for all volunteers!

Our Family Ministries team is dedicated to making sure your children and youth have a fun and safe learning community.  All adult participants in our Family Ministries programs have gone through background checks and Safe Gatherings training (a Biblically-based boundary awareness and abuse prevention program) before they are able to work with our kids.

If you would like to start the Safe Gatherings process so that you can work with our children and youth programs please contact our Director of Family Ministries, Heather Jackson, at  or 913.815.6685, and she can get you set up with the link for online training.

Children's Ministry


Toddler Tales in the Nursery:  All three-year-olds and non Pre-K four year-olds are invited to join Ms. Gloria at 10 am on Sunday mornings for a fun, hands-on lesson on a kid-friendly Bible story!


Elementary in the Children's Wing
:  All Pre-K through 3rd grade students are invited to the children's wing (3rd floor east) to learn about "Loving God and Loving Neighbor."  We'll sing and dance, watch a video, play games, and more!










4th - 5th Grade
:  Submerge (3rd floor East) -- Empowering older elementary kids to ask tough questions, have deep discussions, and creating space for individual exploration of where faith connects with culture.






Youth Ministry

Youth (6th-12th grade)

Youth Sunday School:  10-10:50 am, 3rd floor West Wing

Middle School Sunday School:  Connecting Faith and Justice - led by Pam Ottaway in Room 353

High School Sunday School:  led by Lori Wilkerson in the Youth Lounge


Youth Group - Sunday @ 6 pm in the Youth Lounge



Our youth series for January and February connects faith and justice with pop culture.  We'll look at Marvel's Avengers franchise to find connections with the character bios and their mission and our identities and the ways we are called to put our faith into action in the world.  We'll spend time discussing some of the dilemmas the characters encounter and relate them to the dilemmas we face in our own lives.  We will dive into the movies, scripture, and both the 2017- 2020 Social Principles and the proposed 2020 Social Principles of the United Methodist Church.


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