Developing all generations for significant lives in Christ
Marks of a Christian at Asbury
- Worship and obey Christ
- Learn and live out scripture
- Influence and invite others to follow Christ
- Steward time, skills and resources
- United with the Body of Christ
WORSHIP ….. GROW ……..INFLUENCE
Asbury’s map answers the question: What do you want me to do? Currently we have so many options people find it hard to know how and where to connect. Statistically, half our people never take a step beyond Sunday morning worship. Asbury’s map will cut through the complexity and confusion for members and guests by offering a clear path to follow. This is the map we want you to follow at Asbury.
Our map is worship +2.
The first place for people to engage at Asbury is through corporate “worship”. This is the top priority. It allows us to experience God, gain a biblical foundation for our lives, experience components of our intergenerational nature and celebrate together what God is doing at Asbury.
After “worship”, we ask people to “grow”. Asbury is intentional about helping people grow and develop to spiritual maturity and wholeness. We seek transformation for those inside and outside the church. Corporately, we utilize growth resources and experiences such as a variety of classes, mission trips, retreats, and so forth. Individually, we encourage (and expect) individuals to take responsibility for their life-long learning and maturing process.
After “worship” and “grow” we ask people to “influence”. The goal is to positively influence those we encounter with the life-giving gospel of Jesus Christ. Serving is not an end in itself. For example, we don’t just serve our rotation in children’s ministry but we intentionally influence those children to grow and follow Jesus. We don’t just serve as an usher by handing out bulletins or passing the plate but we provide radical hospitality to help people feel loved and welcomed so they can experience God in our midst. We recognize most of our “influence” will happen outside the walls of Asbury—in our homes, schools, neighborhoods, and workplaces. We recognize every encounter with another person is an opportunity to leverage “who I am for Christ.”