An inclusive, Christ-centered community making a difference.


Your child’s faith journey is important to us and we want to be here to guide him/her along the way. We offer a wide variety of activities for you and your child (ages 0 to fifth grade) to grow together in faith each week and throughout the year. To stay up-to-date on our Children's Ministry activities and involvement opportunities, you can click the button below to sign up for email updates!

Sign Up for Children's Ministry Email Updates Here! 


Sunday School

(9:45-10:45 am, ages four to fifth grade; beginning the first Sunday after Labor Day with a fun-filled open house)

Our classrooms are alive with activities that help children learn how God loves them! All volunteers leading classes model the accepting love of Christ as children learn and play together. Children are divided into classes according to age. Each group has an age-appropriate curriculum that shares Bible stories that teach them about God’s love.

Worship (for a list of worship times, click here)

Children are welcome to stay with their parents during the entire service. During the 11 am service we also offer the following opportunities for children aged four years old through fifth grade following the children’s sermon:


Children ages four through second grade may leave to attend lessons focused on Scripture and the sermon topic of the day. Second floor, education wing.

Bible Beat

Children in third through fifth grades may leave to participate in lessons that explore Scripture and the sermon topic of the day. These lessons may include discussions, games, and multimedia presentations. Second floor, education wing.

Children may be picked up after the service in the second floor, education wing.

Childcare (located on the first floor in the education wing, click here for a campus map)

We offer professional childcare for ages 0-3 during every worship service.  Our childcare is divided into two rooms: The "Creche" for newborns through to 18 months and the "Rainbow Room" for 18 months through 3 years of age.

Wednesday Evenings

Children's Musical Groups

Our children's musical groups rehearse on Wednesday evenings. The typical schedule during the school year is as follows, but please check the events calendar for the most updated time:

Hallelujah Kids (music fundamentals class, grades preK-1, practice 5-5:30 pm)

Wesley Singers and Ringers (vocal choir and bell choir grades 2-5, practice 6-7 pm)

All are welcome, regardless of musical ability. For more information contact Holly Temming at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community Dinner

We offer a family dinner at 5:30 pm with a donation of three dollars per person for all those attending Wednesday evening programs.

Other Programs

Throughout the year, we offer non-musical activities on Wednesday evenings for those who are interested.

Fun, Faithful, Family Events — 2019-2020

Each year, Asbury First hosts events for families. For the most updated listing of times, please check the events calendar. If you are looking for wholesome, educational, faith-based fun, then check out the following events:

 Date  Activity
September 8, 2019 Sunday School Open House
October 27, 2019 Bible Sunday: 3rd Graders Receive their Bibles
December 8, 2019 Advent's Winter Wonder Night: A night of pajamas, pancakes, and a Christmas message
December 24, 2019 Children's Christmas Pageant: Come witness the Christmas story told through the eyes of children. For those children who wish to be a part of the pageant, rehearsals are Sunday mornings in December.
January 18, 2020 "Board Saturday Night" family game night with pizza — 5 pm, Gathering Center
February 18-20, 2020

"Mini" Vacation Bible School — 9 am–12 pm, Gathering Center/Sunday School Classrooms
Register online here.

March 22, 2020 Pretzel Sunday: Children explore and learn a Lenten lesson on this Sunday morning while making delicious home-made pretzels. A 30+-year tradition! — 9 am–12 pm
April 10, 2020 Good Friday Family Prayer Night: Families share communion on this very holy day, as well as learn new and different ways to pray for each other. — 6–7 pm, Gathering Center
April 26, 2020 Children's Musical: Come and watch our talented children, or have your kids be a part of this faith-building experience! Rehearsals begin in January.
June 7, 2020 Churchwide Carnival: A Sunday morning filled with laughter and fun for all
August 3-6, 2020 Vacation Bible School


For more information about children's ministries at Asbury First or to sign up for an event, please contact our children's ministry director, Paula Dugan.

In addition to these programs, we also offer theatre for children.