Asbury Youth Ministries

The Asbury Youth Group is made up of youth between 7th and 12th grade. We gather regularly to have fun in fellowship, study, and worship as we explore what it means to follow Jesus every day of our lives.

Regular Programming

Youth summer events

We are staying busy this summer with lots of fellowship and mission events.  Join us whenever you're available!  To see all of our events this summer and get more information, check out the Youth Calendar.

wednesday night way

Wednesday Night Way is back to our original “Pre-COVID” schedule and we’re incredibly excited to offer more fellowship time and a snack supper again!

You NEED to come check this out.
This is a night of craziness, fun, fellowship, worship, food, and more.

We play high energy games, hear from guest speakers, do mission work and most importantly develop relationships with other youth and with the God who created the UNIVERSE!!!!! For more detailed info, including our schedule, visit our Wednesday Night Way page

youth sunday school

We have Sunday School for all teens in grades 7 - 12 every Sunday at 9:45 a.m.  upstairs in the Youth Building. We are so excited to be able to offer in-person Sunday School gatherings again for our teens! Please click or tap here.   for more information on our Sunday School program, please contact the youth ministry office by contacting Kyle Deroche

alpha omega youth choir

The Alpha Omega Choir is Asbury's youth choir. It is led by Greig Ashurst. It is for all teens in grades 7 - 12 and meets every Sunday during the school year at 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. For more information about the Alpha Omega Choir, please see our Youth Choir page. 

bible study

Join us for a time of fellowship, prayer, and diving into God's word! Don't know hardly anything about the bible? NO WORRIES! This gathering isn't for "bible scholars", it's for anyone who is curious about the bible and wants to understand it better.

We will be following the CDC guidelines for places of worship at these gatherings including social distancing and wearing masks. If you are interested in coming or would like more information, please contact Kyle Deroche

turning point praise band

Turning Point is our Youth praise and worship band made up of teens that sing and/or play guitar, piano, drums, or bass. This band is audition only, so  for more  information, see our Turning Point page

Special Programming

Our Youth Ministries is committed to keeping our teens engaged in forging a relationship with Jesus all year long! We have special events, retreats, fundraisers, a yearly Mission Trip, and special Sunday School topics and events during the summer months. Check out our events for more info! 

Junior High & Senior High Retreat

Every year, the Louisiana Conference hosts a Junior High Retreat for middle schoolers and a Senior High Retreat for high schoolers. We take a large group of teens to both in Woodsworth, LA. Both are weekend retreats filled with worship, workshops, fellowship, and fun with the unique opportunity to meet other methodist youth from across the state. Click here to contact our youth ministry office if you would like more information on these retreats. 

AYM Mission Trip

Every summer we take around 60 teens and 18 adults on a trip to a community in need. The type of work varies and we will know what type of work each team will have at the mission meetings before the trip. In the past, we have painted, built wheelchair ramps, put up siding, replaced flooring, cleaned/organized homes, worked day camps/vacation bible schools for neighborhood children and more. For Mission Trip 2021, we are going to Atlanta, GA!  For more information please see our Mission Trip page or contact Kyle Deroche .



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Kyle Deroche

Director of Youth Ministries, Spiritwind Worship Leader

Office: 337-456-6098
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Instagram: @AYMLafayette

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Angie Comeaux

Youth Ministries Assistant

Office: 337-456-6067

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Susan White

Youth Ministries Sunday School Coordinator


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Brennan Thomas Frederick

Turning Point Youth Praise Band Director


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Stephen Greig Ashurst

Youth Choir Director, Handbell Ensemble Director