Serve Others

We are His hands and feet.

Want to serve but unsure how? And where?

Browse these service opportunities, all designed to help you grow in your spiritual life, no matter how much time you have, whether you plan to serve individually, or whether you’re seeking a mission project for your whole family.

Get Inspired

Brooke Jackson, Book Club

Are you a reader? Missions Coordinator Brooke Jackson invites you to be a part of a new, missions-oriented book club beginning Thursday, Sept. 29 at 10:00 a.m. at East 59 Cafe. The first book is “The Insanity of God” by Nik Ripken. How does faith survive, let alone flourish in the places of life that are overcome with the darkness of sin, despair, and hopelessness? Ripken goes on an exploration from the hills of Kentucky to the ashes of war-torn Somalia.

Serve with a Ministry Partner

While organized by Asbury, these missions opportunities are designed to help you get introduced to the many organizations doing God’s work throughout greater Birmingham. Have a missions project in mind? Email Missions Coordinator Brooke Jackson.

Shepherds Fold

Shepherds Fold is a transition home designed to address the needs of men at risk of incarceration or recidivism. Our six-month program is designed to provide opportunities that support successful transformations, from the inside out, to empower, strengthen and create productive, contributing members of society. 

Asbury members serve dinner to the men and staff at Shepherds Fold the fourth Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Email Missions Coordinator Brooke Jackson to get involved.

WE Learn - Urban Ministry

WE Learn is the educational arm of Urban Ministry. The mission of WE Learn is to foster and cultivate changemakers from the West End community, to enable elementary aged children to reach their full academic potential, and to provide skills and training to young adults interested in elementary education.

Beginning Sept. 13, you can mentor and tutor West End students on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Urban Ministry’s WE Learn Program.

Save the Date for Asbury Serves, Oct. 15

From improving grounds and facilities to building relationships, Asbury is headed out in our community to help organizations like Bundles of Hope, Mission Bulgaria Headquarters, Kings Home, Urban Ministry, Shepherds Fold, Oak Mountain Missions and Hope Filled Rooms to serve God by serving others.

Help with a Mission of the Month

 The work behind these family-focused initiatives happens within Asbury’s walls, so it couldn’t be easier to serve. Interested in leading a mission of the month? Email Missions Coordinator Brooke Jackson.

Donate Items

We are collecting gently used tennis shoes for Oak Mountain Missions as well as gently used purses for Hope Filled Rooms. Please bring these items to Asbury’s Donation Corner (downstairs in the Adult Wing).

Support International Missions

On three continents around the world, missionary families are transforming lives by sharing the love of Jesus. Asbury UMC supports three missionary families through prayer, financial support, and hands-on mission work.

Ready to do more?

When Asbury UMC was established in 1986, its founding members and clergy decided that on top of the 10% it gives to The United Methodist Church for ministries and outreach, Asbury would give 10% more to Birmingham and its community partners through its Missions in Action program.

 In 2021 alone, more than $890,000 left Asbury UMC to help others through organizations like Prodigal Pottery, The Wellhouse, Shepherds Fold, and more. Learn more about the programs Asbury backs and choose one to support.

Find out how you and your family can make a difference, whether by volunteering, making a financial contribution, or simply praying for the individuals affiliated with and impacted by each ministry.