Recently I read a blog from Richard Beck, who is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Abilene Christian University. He makes reference to C. S. Lewis’ book The Four Loves. In this book Lewis talks about the four Greek words for “love.” These loves are: Eros –...
Yesterday, during my Easter message, I shared a meditation I have written recently about why I love and worship Jesus Christ. I offer it to you in its entirety. There arises deep within me a desire to express my adoration for the One who loved me first and the One...
Over the next two years, Asbury is focusing our resources to strategically achieve more. The ONE Initiative is a two-year spiritual and financial journey that will provide the resources to fulfill the next step in God’s vision for our church. The financial goal for this initiative is growing disciples who will invest $8 million above current giving to radically impact the following three areas of our church:
We have had a wonderful week hosting 70 of our mission partners during our Global Impact Celebration. It is our custom to honor one of the missionaries during the opening ceremony on Wednesday evening. This year we honored Carlos and Karla Cunningham.
Today begins a five-day focus on the mission activities of Asbury Church. We call it the Global Impact Celebration. Every other year over 70 of our mission partners are invited to join us on the Asbury campus as we celebrate our partnership with them. You are invited to our activities,...
On the first Sunday of March, 2016 Asbury Church will be celebrating its thirtieth birthday. The birth of this wonderful church came about through the vision of The Rev. Marcus Long, who as pastor of Madison United Methodist Church saw what the future would be. It continues to be a source of great joy to have Marcus present with us. I have sought Marcus’ counsel over the years. One piece of advice he has offered people over the years is a Shakespeare quote from the play Hamlet.
Jesus came to the earth with a mission. Now that we are the body of Christ, we share this mission. There is nothing more satisfying than being part of a family that knows who it is and what it is about. We have been created to be an echo of the never-ending love that exists between the Father and the Son, through the Holy Spirit.
I'm excited to share with you more about Asbury's Core Values and how they reflect our every-day mission of making disciples who are grounded in prayer and sent on mission.
One way that Asbury is living out the vision God has given us is by bringing into focus the priorities that we live by. We have recently established a set of core values, which give focus to our identity and priorities as a Jesus, Prayer, Mission church.
Last summer during Vacation Bible School, the children who came learned about our quilting ministry. They learned about the process of making a quilt and some of the places and people who receive the quilts. Evidently one little guy was touched by what he learned because he saved money during the summer to donate to the Sew-n-Tell quilting ministry.