Our Discipleship Path
The first step on The Path is to Come Worship. It is in worship that we experience God and respond to the grace God has made available to us through Jesus Christ. This is a great first step, but it is not the end of The Path. Now we are ready to go to the next step, to Build Faith.
The second step on The Path is to Build Faith. This normally occurs in a smaller group than when we all gather for worship. In a smaller group, we find a safe place to explore what faith means in the midst of real life. Through life group conversations, studies, and experiences we take steps to trust God and build faith. As we take this step, we are making progress, but there is still more ahead of us. The next step is to Love People.
The third step on The Path is when we turn our God given abilities and desires outward, and we actively Love People as the hands and feet of Christ. This is where we take notice of the people around us, perhaps those whose names we do not know, and intentionally love them as Christ would love them. We meet them where they are, love them as they are, and invite them to join us on The Path.
Our ministry teams are the life of the church. These volunteer-led teams are full of individuals who partner and work behind the scenes and center stage and everywhere in between to make Asbury happen. See how you can be a part and join a team today!
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John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, taught that we pursue our faith in community and action with others. We practice a social holiness. We insist that personal salvation always involves Christian mission and service to the world. The United Methodist Church has a long history of action and advocacy for social justice.
At Asbury, we are moving in our local community with such programs as Mission Columbus (our construction ministry), Pit Stop (taco church for high schoolers), and the Asbury Conservatory (free music lessons for kids). We support local efforts like Transformational Living Ministries (recovery ministry) and national efforts like the Appalachian Service Project with our Youth and Red Bird Mission. We support global mission efforts through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and a number of other mission organizations.
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