Sunday School


On Sunday at 10:00 a.m., between the Traditional worship service and the Contemporary worship service, we gather together in small comfortable groups throughout the facility, in order to study and discuss God’s word in a relaxed atmosphere of Christian fellowship and mutual support. All persons are welcome, no prior knowledge or experience is required, and there is no such thing as a dumb question!

Sunday School is a great way to help us connect the Bible to our busy modern lives. Our groups are informal in nature and tend to be organized by similar ages or interests, including Sunday School just for kids. On a typical day, a group will focus on a particular Bible verse, chapter or lesson, and examine it in detail. This might be a stand-alone subject, or one in a series of studies. The material may be presented in print or video. The subject matter can be virtually any facet of God’s word and how it relates to our daily lives.

Not sure where to go? Just ask, and we will be happy to explain the options and help guide you to their study areas. It is also very acceptable to try a number of different Sunday School options to help you decide on the best fit for you. Gathering together informally in small groups to study and discuss God’s word is how the Church got it’s start thousands of years ago, and it is still the heartbeat of the Church today. Come join us!

Children’s Sunday School

We offer a variety of Sunday School classes from 10:00am to 11:00am. Everyone is welcome, no prior knowledge or experience is required, and there is no such thing as a dumb question! The children will learn about a particular person or topic by doing crafts, singing songs, reciting scripture, and moving their bodies (kinesthetic teaching).

We are currently studying the Story. The Story is a condensed chronological version of the Bible. It is easy to read, understand, and it’s life-changing. Learn more about the Story.

Here are our children’s Sunday School classes:

Pre-Kindergarden (potty trained; 3-5 year olds) is located in the Kidz Zone, Room 123.

1st – 3rd Grade is located in the Kidz Zone, Room 121.

4th – 6th Grade is located downstairs in Room 7.

Youth Sunday School

From 10:00am to 11:00am, we strive to provide clarity to God’s Word and His will in the students’ lives, and we have a lot of fun doing it! The purpose of our Youth Sunday School classes are for students to grow in their understanding and ability to respond to difficult and relevant issues or topics as Christ’s disciples. Various topics and questions are addressed, discussed, and researched so students are prepared to defend their faith in Jesus Christ. It’s a great time to come, have some fun, and connect as part of a family.

We are currently studying the Story. The Story is a condensed chronological version of the Bible. It is easy to read, understand, and it’s life-changing. Learn more about the Story.

Here are our youth Sunday School classes:

Junior High is located downstairs in Room 2.

High School is located downstairs in Room 3.

Young Adult Sunday School

We call ourselves the “Young Adult” class, but we have no age restrictions.  If you believe you are a “young adult”, or perhaps are “young” to the study of the Bible, then you are welcome!  Other than the all-church studies that we occasionally do, our curriculum is:  The Bible.

We have studied Genesis, part of the Proverbs, Luke, James, and are currently studying Acts.  Our approach is simple and casual. We have open discussions about God’s Word and questions are encouraged. Also, there is no homework (except for all-church studies). Join us downstairs on Sunday mornings from 10:00-11:00am.

Young Adult Sunday School Leaders

Sally Riddle, Young Adult Sunday School Co-Leader

My family moved to Columbus in January of 1996.  Our neighbor across the street invited me to BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) and I accepted.  This has proved to be one of the most important decisions of my life.   Even though I had been in church since infancy, I was basically biblically illiterate. BSF was the vehicle God used to get me into His Word and the discipline of His Word saved me.  Ever since, I have been involved in sharing His Word by leading Bible studies, teaching VBS, and  presently co-leading the Young Adult Sunday School class at Asbury.  Every time I open my Bible God reveals His character, His truths and how to apply them to my life.  This is the process I use to teach Sunday School: looking in the Bible verses we are studying each week for God’s character traits, His truths and His applications of thesetruths to our lives. It is not good enough to just know the truths in the Word you must put these truths into action through your hands, feet, mouth and heart.

I have been married for 40 years to my husband Bruce.  We have 4 children Eric (Jen), Suzanne (Jonathan), Kurt (Amelia) and Maria and 2 grandchildren, Nela and Isaac. I enjoy IU sports, gardening, walking, baking and cooking and time with my God , family and friends.

Favorite Food: Anything chocolate
Favorite TV show or movie: NCIS and Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Quote: “If I were ever prosecuted for my religion, I truly hope there would be enough evidence to convict me.” John Wooden
Favorite Scripture: Habakkuk 3:117-19 “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in the God my Savior.  The Sovereign LORD is my strength: He makes my feet like the feet of a deer,He enables me to go on the heights.”

Kim Schultz, Young Adult Sunday School Co-Leader

I personally came to realize the value of Bible study after completing a number of Bible studies both within Asbury and outside of Asbury.  Bible Study, especially through Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) has deepened my faith while helping me to know who God is, and that He has a plan for my life.  Therefore, the Bible is vibrant and I consider it to be a foundation for the lives of believers.  That is why I am anxious to share it with others.

Paul and I have been married for 37 years and we have 2 adult daughters who are married and live in Columbus.  We also have 3 wonderful grandchildren whom we love to spend time with.  We are very fortunate to live next door to my parents, Chuck and Janet VanNatta, who have been wonderfully supportive in very many ways.  Other than the Bible, my favorite book is Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre.”  I reread it every few years, and I think I have seen every movie version.  Reading, in fact, is probably my favorite hobby, but I also enjoy music, playing harp, quilting, traveling, cooking, and hanging out with family.

Favorite Food: Crab
Favorite Music: Classical
Favorite TV show or music: Classic Movies
Favorite Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:7b “The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”