We are so happy that you have decided to check out the growing family of Asbury UMC. We are one of the fastest growing Methodist Churches in the nation. As a larger church, we have many different things to offer you and your family. However, what we are most excited about is seeing you join with us in serving and mission. We have found that through these two things, we can better experience the fullness of life that God has promised. At Asbury, we are focused on three things: Jesus, Prayer and Mission.
+ Jesus - he is both the center and circumference of all that we do.
+ Prayer - as a community, we do nothing without prayer.
+ Mission - we are people united on mission with God fulfilling the call of Acts 1:8 - to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the Ends of the Earth.
Latest Sermon Series: Acts
Worship...it's about inviting the Holy Spirit to join with us as we magnify His Name. It's about equipping and encouraging others in glorifying their Father. It's about preserving a Holy Ground where people are free to surrender their all to the Father Who loves them. It's about Jesus and nothing more! When we gather together to worship Christ, He is present, and amazing things happen. Hearts are opened, lives are healed, and joy is experienced. Together, we seek to focus on Jesus, discover Who He is and what He would speak into our lives. At Asbury you have two styles to choose from: Traditional style in our Sanctuary or Contemporary style in our Grace Worship Center.
The services held in our Sanctuary located in our Faith Building, we connect today’s people to God through time-honored traditions. Through thought-provoking messages, ageless wisdom of Scripture, and prayer, we celebrate the love of God. We strive for all liturgical celebrations at Asbury’s to be Spirit‐led and Christ‐centered. You will be warmly welcomed by those seated around you and will find Asbury to be alive in worship and in witness. Our worship gives voice to the love of God through musical offerings and visual arts utilizing diverse liturgical elements.
We are a church open to all people regardless of background or denominational heritage. The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated one Sunday a month in each types of services. Every Sunday communion is offered at 10:10 in our Hope Chapel. The table is prepared and all are welcome.
Our services are in our Grace Building located on Gillespie Road. The service is scheduled to last 1 hour and 15 minutes. Through multimedia, visual arts, reflection, testimonies, prayer, contemporary music and the ageless wisdom of the Scriptures, we experience the love of God. From time to time, words of testimony are shared, which encourage participants in their own faith journeys. Through these meaningful services, our hearts begin to grow bigger toward God and others. We hope you will come and find out what it really means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
The altars are open for those who wish to bring their cares and thanksgiving to the Lord in both our Sanctuary and our Grace Worship Center. Trained Altar Prayer Partners are available to pray with you, or you may choose to pray alone.
Greeters are available, before and after the services, in the Guest Information Center to answer questions and equip you with more information about Asbury. They can also direct you to our nursery in the Grace Building and children's classes in the Hope and Grace Buildings. Click here to see the Reign Forest Children's Ministry information. Children are always welcome to attend worship services as well.
The Sanctuary and Grace Building is equipped with hearing assistance systems. Please see an usher in the narthex for a receiver. There is an interpreter at our 8:45am Contemporary service. Please see an Ambassador/Usher at the Guest Information Desk in either lobby for a receiver.
Large print copies of the Traditional services are available in the Narthex. Please see an usher for a copy.
Asbury is a group of diverse individuals, different in many ways, but united under the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ. We come from many different parts of the country (and beyond), have great variety in our backgrounds and interests, and even differences in the worship styles which are most meaningful to us, but we dwell together as one Body, with Jesus as our head. We are all imperfect in many ways, but are committed to being people who are becoming more faithful as disciples of Jesus Christ. Toward that end, we seek to be people who place a great priority in our relationship with God, with each other, and with those outside our walls.
We are dedicated to being people of prayer and worship as we seek to know Jesus, be built up in Him, and discern His leading for our lives. We also are committed to being on mission with God, both close to home and throughout the whole world. That is, we desire to be obedient as God sends us out as His hands and feet, His ambassadors in the world. We recognize that faithful Christian discipleship involves both personal intimacy with God, and faithful service in the world. To that end we are determined to know Christ and to make Him known, recognizing that He is the One who invites us in, equips us, sends us out, and goes with us as we go. We seek to be Biblical in our beliefs, passionate in our worship, and sacrificial in our living. It is our serious and sincere desire to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love others as we love ourselves.
On Sunday mornings, here's a little of what you can expect at Asbury. We are located at 980 Hughes Road in Madison, Alabama. From the South, take Madison Blvd (Highway 20) to Hughes Road. Turn North. Asbury UMC is 4 miles on the left. From the North, take Highway 72 to Hughes Road. Turn South. Asbury UMC is 1.8 miles on the right. As you drive onto the campus, you are going to see special guest parking and handicap parking areas and be greeted by one of our many Ambassadors that serve on Sunday mornings as you enter one of our five buildings on our campus. Click here for a virtual tour of our campus. If you have children you are welcome to make your way to one of our age-appropriate nurseries or classes. As you approach the children's area either at our Grace Building (up to Kindergarten) or at our Hope Building (1st-6th grade), you are asked to register your child into our Parent Page System - this merely serves as a security mechanism that protects the children. Both you and your child are given an identity badge with a security code that allows you to pick up your child. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to make sure you have time to register your children. If, however, you would like to worship with your child, please know that they are welcome in any of our services.
Sunday School classes are held at 8:45 and 10:30. Our traditional services held in the Sanctuary start at 8:45 and 10:30. You can wear casual clothing or dress up in your favorite dress and suit and tie. Our Contemporary worship services, held in the Grace Building, are very casual. Whether you worship in the Sanctuary or in the Grace Worship Center, you will find an exciting and compelling presentation of Biblical truths in word, song, and prayer. Before, in between, or after the services you can meet and mingle with other Asbury family members or have a cup of coffee in our Hospitality Area near the Sanctuary or in the Grace Concourse outside the Worship Center. While in a service, please fill out the Welcome Card in the pews or back of the chairs. You can note any specific information you would like on the back of the form and drop it in the offering plate/baskets during the service. If at any time you have questions, please visit one of our Guest Services Areas in the area outside the Sanctuary or outside our Grace Worship Center. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our Asbury family! You can also attend our orientation called Start which is a 30 minute overview designed to help you gain a better understanding of who we are and what we do as the body of Christ and as a church. If you are interested in becoming a member of our church, please click here for more information.
This team will be working with our partner Seshin Church in South Korea to lead a vacation bible school.
July 23 - August 1
Royal Family Kids Camp is a camp for foster children in North Alabama.
This is a trip for youth who will be visiting Shepherd's Field Children's Village in China.
This trip will be working with our mission partner His Hands International in Honduras building and installing water filters.
June 30 - July 6
Romania Mission with Hope for the Children International
June 28-July 9