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

WOW!  Choir:  WOW! Choir is Asbury’s children’s choir for singers in Kindergarten through 5th grade.  We rehearse every Sunday morning during the school year from 9:30-10:00 am in the children’s Sunday school wing.  During that time, your singer will participate in vocal warm-ups, learn a variety of performance and rehearsal songs, and participate in various movement and music theory activities.  It’s like a free private group lesson every week!

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 5th 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!

Youth Ministry

Youth Group (6th-12th grade):  Sundays at 6 pm

Three words have come to mind for 2019-2020:  Connect, Grow, and Go.  Will you pray that this year we, as a youth group, can:

1.  "Connect" with new students, returning students, and with each other.

2.  "Grow" in our faith and consequently our love of God and love of others.

3.  Find opportunities to "Go" have fun together and also opportunities to "Go" and serve both inside and outside the church.

Youth Sunday School (6th-12th grade):  Sundays at 10 am

Fathom:  The Bible - Middle School Sunday School (6th-8th grade) - led by Pam Ottaway in Room 353

The mission of Fathom is to dive deep into the story of God that we find in the Bible.  We'll encounter Scriptures filled with inspiration and encouragement, and we'll also explore passages that are more complicated and challenging.  Each lesson will focus on one passage, but will also launch into the larger context of how God's story is being told through that passage.  More importantly, each lesson will explore how God's story is intimately tied to our own stories, and how a God who is beyond our imagination can also be a God who loves us deeply and personally.  We'll be invited to wrestle with this and more as we dive deep into God's story.  We will begin our quest with the book that is written for us but not to us:  the Bible.

High School Sunday School (9th-12th grade) - led by Lori Wilkerson in the Youth Lounge

Taking a cue from Mark Batterson's book The Grave Robber, we will be looking at the seven miracles in the book of John.  Youth will discover how "Our impossible situations are God's greatest opportunity to reveal God's glory.  There are miracles all around us all the time, but you won't see them if you don't know how to look for them."