Community Formation

The Office of Community Formation, located on the Wilmore, KY campus, serves students by offering a variety of events designed to foster spiritual transformation within community. Our hope is that you will know that you are welcomed and loved as you enter into this formational season at Asbury Theological Seminary.

As a Seminary student, you are preparing to serve God wherever He is calling you. We know this time of preparation and transition can be challenging, and we want to give you the tools you need for a lifetime of ministry. We invite you to intentionally connect with others through community events, discipleship opportunities, children and youth activities, creation care and spiritual care opportunities.

Women’s Formation

Beloved: A Women’s Gathering offers space for women to connect with other women. You’re invited to join these monthly gatherings where spouses, single and married students, staff and faculty gather to fellowship and glean wisdom from practical, interactive teaching by other women.

Women’s Bible Study: Join women from different cultures for a regular time of Bible study and worship.

English as Second Language Classes: Asbury Seminary’s English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are designed for anyone interested in improving their English speaking, writing or listening skills. Grow your skills and find fellowship in a diverse community of learners.

For more information, contact Medine Keener | medine.keener@asburyseminary.edu

Men’s Formation

Men’s Formation is for Asbury men who strongly desire to be conformed to the image of Christ, develop life and ministry skills, as we integrate Asbury’s yearly theme in the company of other Christian men. Men’s Formation meets one Saturday morning every month during the Fall and Spring semesters. We gather in a relaxed atmosphere to promote a lifestyle of holiness in the context of our relationships and ministries.

For more information, contact Chris Coppernoll | chris.coppernoll@asburyseminary.edu

Single’s Formation

Our student chaplains in the dorms are ready to serve our single students. They organize times of worship and fellowship throughout the academic year.

For more information, contact Community Formation | community.formation@asburyseminary.edu

Marriage Formation

Couples Connect: Seminary responsibilities can place unique demands on families.  We offer opportunities to learn to care for your marriage in the midst of these demands to help you prepare for a lifetime of sustainable ministry. We provide space and support for this season of life and offer a variety of opportunities for marriage enrichment. 

For more information, contact Community Formation | community.formation@asburyseminary.edu

Children, Youth, & Family Formation

Asbury Seminary isn’t just for students! Just as Jesus invited children to participate fully in his kingdom, so we make space to embrace your whole family. We have offerings designed specifically for children and youth to journey deeper in their relationship with God. These opportunities include:

Toddler Time: You and your toddler (ages 0-preschool) meet together weekly with like-minded people to discuss a particular theme. These events take place during the school year.

Children’s Formation: Weekly classes for your child to learn more about Jesus and grow deeper in their faith. Classes are divided into ages 4-7 and 8-11. Each class meets during the school year.

Youth Formation: We invite middle and high school students to join a weekly Bible study. As part of this group, they will not only make friends, but also learn to live out their faith in practical ways. This group meets during the school year.

Back Porch Art: This event is for ages 0-5th grade, and takes place in Kalas Village during the summer months. Back Porch Art supports seminary children and their families during the summer weeks while giving them opportunities to learn and be formed by God. Youth are welcome to volunteer for leadership opportunities.

Family Formation: Family events are planned seasonally and will be advertised.

For more information, contact Laura Hunter | laura.hunter@asburyseminary.edu

For many of our Wilmore Formational events, we offer free childcare. Register for childcare online.

If you are a Wilmore residential student, we invite you to learn more about the Bob & Ellen Stamps Community House.