Asbury Youth Ministries

Following safe-opening recommendations from our health departments, we are beginning to make our larger indoor spaces and outdoor areas available for in-person Youth gatherings. See our Asbury Youth Ministry Events below. 

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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

wednesday night way

This gathering for 7th - 12th graders has been retooled to create a safe and fun environment for fellowship, connection and growth in the love of God. In addition to our new schedule on our Wednesday Night Way Page, every week we will be offering an "Online Element" to give students who aren't able to gather in person an opportunity to participate and connect with us.

youth sunday school

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

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. Due to COVID19 health concerns, Alpha Omega is not currently meeting. 

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 the youth ministry office at  .

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. 

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. Our 2020 Youth Mission Trip has been rescheduled due to COVID19 to Summer of 2021. For more information, please contact  .



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Kyle Deroche

Director of Youth Ministries, Spiritwind Worship Leader

Office: 337-456-6098
Facebook: AYMLaf
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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McCoy Smith

Youth Ministries Intern


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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