Children & Youth 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. Join on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:00a.m. at the Community House in Kalas Village during the school year.
  • Children’s Formation: Each Monday at 4 p.m., your child can learn more about Jesus and grow deeper in their faith. Classes are divided into ages 4-7 and 8-11. Each class meets in the Community House in Kalas Village 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 on Friday nights from 6:30-8:00 p.m. during the school year.

Back Porch Art (Summer Program)

Back Porch Art is a multi-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 and be formed by God. 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 teaches Biblical truths and facilitates times of worship 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.

In addition to Back Porch Art and Childcare, we offer numerous formational 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