Family/Childcare Programs

We believe that your children and families experience their own spiritual transformation during their seminary journey. Formation Ministries provides opportunities for the whole family to experience formation during their time at Asbury Seminary.

Back Porch Art

Back Porch Art is a six-week summer program that takes place at the Bob and Ellen Stamps Community House. The mission of Back Porch Art is to bring support to seminary children and their families during the summer weeks while giving them opportunities to learn. The program provides children with the chance to learn new skills and interests that they will be able to pursue not only throughout their time at Asbury Theological Seminary, but through times of transition and growth throughout their lives. Back Porch Art also teaches Biblical truths and Bible stories throughout the program.

Back Porch Art provides the community a chance for community members to come together and to use their own talents and gifts in ministering to the kids.


Childcare is a wonderful aspect of the ministry that Community Formation offers to students, their families, alumni, and the seminary community. Childcare provides an opportunity for parents to be able to participate in various events offered by Community Formation and other departments. It also allows space for children to take part of their own spiritual formation during their time at Asbury Theological Seminary. We value the gift of working with children as the entire family journeys through their own spiritual formation.

In addition to Back Porch Art and Childcare, we offer numerous events throughout the school year in which children and their families can participate.

Please check the Community Formation calendar for upcoming events or contact us at