Growing Asbury is an initiative based on Asbury’s mission to increase our congregation’s faith through radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional faith development, extravagant generosity and risk-taking mission. It will be ongoing throughout its connection with our current and future members. In all, there are over 50 Asbury volunteers who are participating in this initiative.
As we kicked off the Growing Asbury movement we defined our purpose as a church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. And we said that making disciples had two components:
First, existing followers of Jesus need to continue to grow in the knowledge of God with their heads, the love of God with their hearts, and service to God with their hands. So Asbury needs to be a place where people are growing as disciples.
Second, as a church we need to create new followers of Jesus. Jesus commissioned us to go and make disciples of all people and that is why we exist as a church. We are to reach out in our communities and be a light in the darkness so people can come to faith in Christ. And when we are living out this purpose of making disciples we will see lives changed and communities transformed.
But in order for us to live out this mission we said that “everybody needs to be a somebody in this body of Christ.” And we have seen many members of this body step up and use their gifts and talents in order for Asbury to live out its mission. It has been amazing to see the level of commitment to building the Kingdom of God through so many servants here at Asbury.
We are asking for your prayers, your involvement, and your enthusiasm! Please join us as “We’re Growing Asbury!”
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit..."