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Youth Events


Senior High Mission Trip 2021


Contact Lisa Earnest at with any questions.

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Boy Scouts

Hoosier Trails – Troop 559 is an active Boy Scout Troop based at Asbury United Methodist Church in Columbus, Indiana. We meet Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. If you are interested in joining Boy Scouts, you are welcome to visit a Thursday meeting anytime. Please contact Scout Master Steve Stanton (812) 379-4862 for more information.

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Youth Groups

The Junior High and Senior High Youth Groups learn about God and explore His word in depth. Youth group gives students the opportunity to ask questions, get answers, and voice thoughts and concerns in a safe and accepting social environment. We offer Sunday school for Junior and Senior High Sunday mornings at 10am and Asbury Junior High for youth 6th-8th grade on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm.  The youth also have the opportunity to get involved in service, go on a youth mission trips, and retreats. Check out the Youth Calendar for details and other events.

Youth Leaders

Lisa Earnest, High School Youth Leader

I was raised in the church and gave my life to Christ the summer before 5th grade. I had a lot of self-image issues in high school and being grounded to my youth group and the close friends I had there, friends who are still my friends today, got me through those difficult times.

High school youth group is the foundation for how students will live their lives in college and beyond. I hope that the Holy Spirit enables Asbury’s youth program to touch the lives of students and lead them to a lifelong commitment to Christ.

I enjoy seeing history through traveling to famous places, buildings, and museums. I work at Cummins as a Six Sigma Black Belt, which means that I fix problems every day and strive to implement and improve processes.

I met my husband, Kevin, at Purdue through a mutual friend who had been telling us about each other for more than a year before giving Kevin my number. We married in October 2012. We have a crazy dog named Spunky and three daughters, Aurora, Elizabeth and Abby.

Favorite Food: Chocolate
Favorite Music: 1990’s
Favorite TV show or movie: How I Met Your Mother
Favorite Quote: “I want to know God’s thoughts – the rest are mere details” – Albert Einstein
Favorite Scripture: King David dancing in the streets as the Arc of the Covenant comes home to the Israelites, says “…I will celebrate before the LORD. I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes…” 2 Samuel 6:21-22

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Youth Calendar