Family ministries at asbury


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.

A Note from Heather Jackson, Director of Family Ministries

We understand that our current reality can be hard, overwhelming, and even anxiety-producing, especially for families.  In these times, take a deep breath, pray for peace, and talk openly about your fears, concerns, and hopes.  We encourage you to be proactive and follow the CDC's recommendations, especially concerning masks and vaccinations (click here for link), and if the weather cooperates, take a walk or play outside.

We are acutely aware that those under 12 cannot yet be vaccinated.  It is for this reason that we are holding all family ministry activities outside or providing an outdoor option (weather permitting).  We are also requiring masks whenever entering the building.  Masks are optional when outside because there is ample room to social distance.  We are closely monitoring the CDC and KDHE recommendations for gatherings (click here for link).  If their recommendations change, we will also change our policy accordingly.

I encourage you to continue to pray:

1.  For those in our community, nation, and world who have contracted the novel coronavirus and its variants, and their families.

2.  The communities worldwide who are seeing community spread and economic impact.

3.  The federal, state, and local officials and administrators who are making decisions.

4.  The health professionals who are on the front lines day in and day out and their families.

5.  Students of all ages, their families, and school and university faculty and staff, as they start in-person instruction and learning.

6.  Those who cannot be vaccinated and other vulnerable populations.

7.  Each other.


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