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: Compelled
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 during the 8:45am and 10:30am hours.
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.
Many people don’t know where to begin when visiting a church for the first time. Often it can feel overwhelming and we want to make it as simple as possible for you. Here are some great tips that can help:
Worship times are 8:45am and 10:30am on Sunday mornings along with Sunday School classes during both hours. Traditional services are held in our Sanctuary where you can wear casual clothing or dress up in your favorite dress and suit and tie. Our Contemporary worship services, held in the Grace Worship Center, 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.
We are located on Hughes Road in Madison. See the Google map to your right.
When you join us as a guest, you will get priority parking, and one of our volunteers will help make your first time at Asbury an experience you will not forget. At Asbury, we believe that God’s word has the power to change lives. The transforming message of the Gospel is waiting to be experienced. We hope that you will join us.
It’s important you have a church that you can call home for yourself or your family. We invite you to make Asbury Church that place you call home. Being part of Asbury means you are part of the family here and part of a community changing the world and doing life together. Membership classes are offered to give you a chance to hear first-hand the vision and mission of Asbury.
Essentials, our membership class, is structured to help you develop habits of a disciple; discover God’s purpose for your life and understand the vision and mission of Asbury. This is also where you will make your decision to join the Asbury family. Click here to see when the next class is.
Team of 5th and 6th graders working in Costa Rica with partners Ray Zirkel, Beth and Bryan Tatum, and Voz De Libertad. March 23-29, 2014. For more information, or if you would like to pray for this team please contact the Trip Leader Lori Menikheim (256) 679-6210.
Team is traveling June 9-16, 2014 to Honduras to help provide water filters to the rural Indian Villages of Copan and other areas of Honduras with His Hands Mission International. This team is accepting team members. For more information or to pray for this team please contact Trip Leader Ray White (256) 653-9347.
Team is traveling to Honduras June 14-22, 2014 to help with Evangelism/Medical /Dental/VBS. For more information, or to pray for this team please contact Trip Leaders Joe Stokes (205) 616-5082 or Patty Caple (256) 759-1705. This team is accepting team members.
Team traveling to China to work with special needs children July 18-26, 2014. For more information or if you would like to pray for this team please contact Team Leader contact trip leader Dan Stokes 256-837-7215. This team is full.
Team traveling to Romania July 25-August 3, 2014 to help facilitate the first Basketball Sports Camp with Hope for the Children International. For more information or to pray for this team, contact Team Leader John Shaw (256) 503-3788. This team is accepting team members.
Evangelize and disciple Colombian children and youth and their families, through sports summer of 2014 (dates TBD). This team is accepting team members. For more information or to pray for this team please contact Trip Leader Scott Ray (256) 653-5477.
This trip is to help train and mobilize leaders to reach their nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Ethiopia in August 2014. This team is closed.