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
I know most of your lives are probably a bit different than they were a week ago or even a few days ago. Our current reality can be hard, overwhelming, and even anxiety-producing. In these times, take a deep breath, pray for peace, and talk openly about your fears, concerns, and hopes. Be proactive and follow the CDC's recommendations here: LINK, and if the weather cooperates, take a walk.
I encourage you to continue to pray:
1. For those in our community, nation, and world who have contracted the novel coronavirus 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, and their families, whose way of life has been disrupted and who will have to adjust to a new normal of online classes and online work. Pray for them as they grieve the loss of milestone events (proms, graduations, performances, etc.)
6. Those who reside in assisted care facilities and others who make up vulnerable populations.
7. Each other.
How to love your neighbor:
1. There have been some pretty cool ideas going around Facebook about ways to love our neighbors during a time of social distancing. One idea proposed by one of our very own families was to put our Christmas lights back up to bring a little cheer to people on walks or taking drives.
2. Some retirement places and nursing homes are allowing people to send notes, pictures, etc. to the people living there who cannot have visitors right now. I have checked with Lakeview Village and they are still allowing mail deliveries. If you are interested in doing this, please let me know. Pastor Lee is putting together a list of addresses for some of our Asbury folks living in these places.
3. Call, Facetime, text, or Zoom with others.
4. Asbury has a food case outside its main entrance if you would like to donate non-perishable food items. You can drop some off on the bookcase, or you can always order from Amazon and have it sent to the church. If you are in need of food, or know someone who might be, let them know they can drive by and grab some food from the case.
Director of Family Ministries
Children's Sunday School - Sundays at 10 am
4th - 5th Grade: We will have Sunday school via Zoom at 11 am this Sunday (https://zoom.us/j/200749094). We will be exploring the example Jesus sets for his disciples (including us) as described in John 13:1-15.
Youth Sunday School
Youth Group will be via Zoom. Youth can use a phone or computer to connect to the meeting at https://zoom.us/j/185136471. They are encouraged to grab a drink, snack, or even dinner to munch on during the meeting. We are treating the online meeting just as we would a face-to-face meeting and keeping the 6 pm start time.
If you are not receiving the children's ministry or youth ministry emails and would like to, please email to get on the list.