Adult Ministries

Asbury's Adult Ministries offer a wide variety of small group opportunities which help you connect with others, learn and grow as a disciple of Christ, and make a difference in the world through acts of service. We welcome you to experience the transforming love of Jesus Christ by participating in group life here at Asbury. 

Online Resources

creative diy small group ideas! 

As the weeks of social distancing continue to add up, we are all dealing with the loss of contact with loved ones and friends. Jan Cooke, Asbury's Director of Adult Ministry, has gathered a variety of creative and lighthearted resources for you to use with a Zoom gathering of your friends and family. 

Watch this video as Jan highlights these creative and meaningful resources. 

Creative Small Group DIY Resources from Asbury UMC Lafayette on Vimeo.

If you would like to request a set of Upper Room booklets, please email Jan to arrange for pickup:  . 

Click on any of the book titles below to find the resource on Amazon. 

Regular Programming

adult sunday school

Adult Sunday School: every Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. in the Adult Wing. Childcare or Children's Sunday School is available in the Children's Building. If you are interested in visiting or joining an Adult Sunday School class, please email Jan Cooke, Director of Adult Ministries at and she can find one that is best for you! 


DivorceCare is a helpful, caring support group for people dealing with the challenges of divorce.  This group is facilitated by Michelle Hernandez, LPC, of Hernandez Counseling of Lafayette.  Our next 13-week program begins Monday, September 14th at 6:30pm.  Due to COVID-19 concerns, each session will be held ONLINE ONLY.  For more information, please contact Jan Cooke, Director of Adult Ministry, at .  You are welcome to join this group at any point during the 13-week program. 

Register for DivorceCare


GriefShare is a warm, caring support group for people who have lost a loved one. Our next 13-week program begins Sunday, August 16th at 3:30pm. Due to COVID-19 concerns, each session will be held ONLINE ONLY. Our GriefShare team will gladly assist you in registering to attend online. For more information, please contact Patsy Fletcher at  .

To watch a brief video to learn more about the GriefShare program CLICK HERE

Adult Classes & studies

We host a variety of Bible Study, book clubs, and classes for adults on Monday and Tuesday evenings. We also facilitate fellowship and connection between our Asbury family with pot-luck suppers, church-wide events, and hospitality every Sunday morning. Check out our events for our current classes and studies. Contact Jan Cooke, Director of Adult Ministries at  for more information or if you wish to lead a class. 

Special Programming

Adult Ministries hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, promoting Christian education, inspiration, and fun! 

Men's Night

Every quarter, our Asbury Men's Ministry hosts an evening of food, fellowship, and inspiration from a featured speaker. Asbury Methodist Men's Ministry aims to develop men's desire to grow spiritually as men and to create meaningful, lasting relationships with like-minded men in the Acadiana area. All Christian men over 16, regardless of domination, are welcome.

pearls of faith

Annually in September, we invite all ladies to join us for a night of spiritual growth, fellowship, and fun! We feature several inspirational speakers, connect with each other, and enjoy a meal together. Pearls of Faith is our premiere women's fellowship event. 

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Jan Lowery Cooke

Director of Adult Ministries, Church Pianist

Office: 337-984-4211