Youth

Welcome to Asbury Youth, where we strive to make church a place of discovery, inspiration, and affirmation through the exploration of the intersections of faith and culture.

We do this in both peer and multi-generational settings while encouraging youth to leverage, articulate, and claim their own faith.  We are thankful for the privilege of partnering with each youth and their adults in their faith journey.  We love providing a safe, loving, progressive, and inclusive environment for all youth and their adults.


What to Expect

You can expect every family and youth to be welcomed and affirmed for who they are!  Each family will be welcomed with a smile by our staff and volunteers who are all Safe Gatherings certified to ensure the safety of your child. 

We are committed to creating space and empowering youth to use their gifts and graces in service of the church and the world through our six core commitments:

  1. Prioritizing youth and young people
  2. Taking Jesus' message seriously
  3. Sharing power
  4. Empathizing with youth
  5. Fueling a warm community
  6. Being the best neighbors

When We Gather

We gather together on Sundays at 10 am for Coffee and Convos in the Youth Lounge.  Youth will enjoy treats and beverages while diving deeper into familiar Bible stories or concepts like faith, hope, and love.

We also gather for Youth Group on Sundays at 6 pm in the Youth Lounge.  We'll eat, talk, laugh, serve, and have fun during this time!

There will be no youth activities on the following Sundays for 2024:  March 10, May 12, June 16, and June 23.

Join the Fun!


Coffee and Convos



At 10 am on Sundays, all 6th-12th grade youth are invited to meet in the Youth Lounge (3rd floor west) for a time of connecting and diving deeper into their faith while they enjoy food and beverages. 

For more information, please email our Director or Family Ministries.

Youth Group



All 6th-12th grade students are invited to join us in the Youth Lounge for dinner, discussion, and fun!  

Mission Morning

Mission Morning is a youth-led service opportunity that includes projects for all ages, so the whole family can participate. Past examples include serving at a community garden and orchard as well as making toys for and helping out with pets at a local pet rescue.

Coffee, juice, and treats are provided while you work.  For more information, please email our Director of Family Ministries.


Coming Soon


Intergenerational Gathering



On 5th Sundays, all ages are invited to join together in Hager Hall at 10 am for an intergenerational gathering.

Our next gathering is Sunday, June 30. We'll enjoy food, fun, and friendship as we learn and grow together. For more information, please email our Director of Family Ministries.

Youth Service Trip

Youth (Grade 6 -12) are invited to spend the week of June 1-9 serving in Slidell, LA this summer with the Epworth Project. In addition to our work, we will spend a day in New Orleans.

We try to keep the cost of our service weeks under $200, and we have 25 spots available. Register today! Watch this space for more details, or you may also email our Director of Family Ministries with questions or for more information.

GodSquad



GodSquad is our annual service week for those in 4th - 6th grade. We will serve at a variety of local nonprofits throughout the week. Participants will meet at the church at 9 am each day and head to the service sites, and will return to the church by 1 pm daily. This week of service is scheduled for July 29 - August 2. Register your child today by clicking here!

If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Family Ministries.

Ways to Serve

Liturgist
Reading Scripture and the Call to Worship during the 9 or 11 am Sunday services (high school youth).  Sign up to serve!
Ushers and Greeters
Greeters welcome people arriving in the Welcome Center before either the 9 or 11 am Sunday service, helping with directions, and help new guests feel at home. Ushers pass out worship bulletins and help seat people before the services begin.  Sign up to serve!
Nursery Attendant
Help our youngest enjoy their time at Asbury by engaging them in the nursery. Must be at least 16 years old, complete an interview with staff, and complete Safe Gatherings training.  Sign up to serve!
Help Plan a Mission Morning

Quarterly, we have a local service morning planned by youth and their families. They are mentored by our staff and/or volunteers as they seek out an organization, discover their needs, make arrangements for the group to volunteer, promote, and lead the mission morning.  Sign up to serve!

Tech Assistant
High school youth are welcome to assist with tech on Sundays. They will have to meet and be approved by our tech team.  Sign up to serve!
Offer Special Music
Does your youth sing or play an instrument and would like to play for the congregation? We love to have our youth participate in worship on Sunday mornings.  Sign up to serve!