Grow in your faith.


You’re invited to Apprenticeship, a study about how we practice the way of Jesus on Wednesday nights at 6:15 p.m. in Room 144. Rev. Michael Bowman will help you understand how prayer, silence, and meditation can make us think and be more like Jesus.

Wish you could take Apprenticeship when it’s convenient for you? You can! The video-based study is available in a new virtual platform, Ministry Grid. Watch the videos and check out resources at your own pace – no need to “attend” class on Wednesdays or any time. Anyone from Asbury – or your network of friends community – can be an apprentice.

Access Ministry Grid and create a user name and password. The class is separated into four sections: Apprenticeship Intro, Apprentice, Silence & Solitude, and Prayer. There are a series of videos within each section. 

Click on the “Intro” video to begin and follow the “next” buttons to go through the course. Pastor Michael made notes in the “Discussion” and “Overview” tabs. And you’ll see optional, “Dive Deeper” resources at the end of each section.

Table Talk

Designed to keep your faith conversations going, these sermon-based studies are perfect for your small group, Sunday school class, or around the dinner table.

Whether we are ready or not, Jesus comes to each and every one of us and calls us to follow him and to bend the totality of our lives to him and his way.

How much of your week is spent in sabbath – time dedicated to God? How are you being reminded daily or weekly that you are God’s beloved and that you are called to be God’s witnesses in the world?

In Mark 5:1-20, Jesus healed an “outsider.” This week, notice who the “outsiders” are in your life. How can you show them they are noticed and loved?

REAL Relationships Series

We might have started out with all the right intentions to be considerate to one another — but we have lost our focus on commitment.  What does commitment in relationships mean to you?

As we spend further time together and become more harmonious in our friendship or relationship, we grow closer together. We become one

 1 John 4:7-12 reminds us that we love because God first loved us. In fact, he  says that when we do not love, we do not know God. Respect can be seen in the same way, since they are connected. 

All of us must continue to grow and evolve and allow others to change over time. Instead of fighting change, we need to find ways to fight distance. 

Forgiveness is not reconciliation, but forgiveness is essential to reconciliation. True repairing of a relationship requires that each party take action to change, make amends, and let go of the harm done.


Read Together Initiative 2023

“One of the hallmarks of the United Methodist movement is that we do life together,” says North Alabama Conference Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett. “We pray, sing, serve, worship and build the church together.” This year, you have the opportunity to read through the Bible along with hundreds of North Alabama United Methodists as part of the “Read Together” initiative. You’ll tackle 3-5 chapters per day, M-F and on Holy Days. Read Bishop Wallace-Padgett’s invitation and sign up for weekly emails (for the passages).

Read the sermons of John Wesley, Founder of the UMC Movement

John Wesley (1703-1791) founded Methodism. A prolific writer, he printed several volumes of his sermons during his lifetime. The published sermons either were rewritten from ones that he had preached or were written specifically for print.

Interested in reading what Wesley wrote? His sermons are available online through ResourceUMC and you can sort by number, title, or scripture reference.