The Journey

Fall 2




Fall 2 will not feature an Assembly

The Journey AM Classes

(7 weeks)

October 18th – December 13th

9:45am – 10:45am

Fall 1 AM Class Choices:

The Journey PM Classes

(7 weeks)

October 18th – December 13th

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Fall 1 PM Class Choices:


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leader:  Kim Lessley

description:  Have you ever felt anonymous-overlooked, rejected, or discounted? This six-week study will help you discover your true identity and special significance in the very heart of God. Together we will explore the stories of four “anonymous” women of the Bible who were known and remembered not by their names but by their circumstances:
The Woman Who Anointed Jesus – Judged
The Woman with the Issue of Blood – Hurting
The Woman at the Well – Ordinary
The Woman Who Committed Adultery – Shame
Though these women had become the personification of what they were experiencing, everything changed when they encountered Jesus! As we consider their stories, we will connect with them as real women and experience the life-changing power of God’s mercy and grace. Along the way we will hear from some contemporary “anonymous” women as well, reinforcing the very personal message of God’s unconditional love and acceptance. Get ready to grow in your relationship with Christ as you come to know just how significant you are to Him!

date/time October 18th – December 13th; 9:45am – 10:45am

cost:  $10

deadline:  November 1st

room:  Campus 1, Room 2

bio:  Kim has been a member of Asbury UMC since 2003, and became involved in the small group ministry from the beginning. She has helped facilitate women’s small groups and Disciple Bible study groups for the past twelve years, and it has become one of the most absolute rewarding parts of her life. Kim love’s helping others find their place in getting connected with the church and with a group, as we encourage one another along in our faith journey. She is married to Brett, and has one son, Blake, who is starting his junior year of high school at Oak Mountain. Kim currently enjoys being involved as a band parent with the OM Band.

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leader:  Chris Oldenburg

description:  For the next 6 weeks, join Chris in looking into six leadership principles for home, work and your everyday life. We will be looking into the works of people like John Maxwell, Steven Covey and Dietrich Bonhoeffer and how those principles fit into our Christian walk as men. Each week we will look at a principle and how it fits into the three areas of home, work and everyday life from a Biblical perspective. Plan to come as a participant in a conversation not a student of a lecturer. Here are the principles that we will dig deeper into:
• Begin with the End in Mind (Covey)
• Visioneering through Communication (Maxwell)
• Stand 4 Something (Bonhoeffer)
• Generosity of Time and Talent (Maxwell)
• LISTEN!!!! (Maxwell)
• The 1 Corinthians 13 Principle (and you thought it was for weddings…)

date/time:  October 18th – December 13th; 9:45am – 10:45am

cost:  no charge

deadline:  no deadline; join anytime

room:  Campus 2, room 9

bio:  Chris and his wife Jennifer live in Chelsea and have 2 children: Gray 13 is an 8th grader at Chelsea Middle School and Helen Catherine 10 is a 5th grader at Forest Oaks Elementary. They have been members of Asbury for approximately 17 years and are members of the Crossroads Sunday School Class. Chris spent 16 years with the YMCA and is currently working with a company called CME which helps companies in Alabama with their healthcare needs. He is a member of a men’s group that meets monthly via conference call with men from 10 different states and has started a weekly prayer conference call for people who want to pray for those who protect and serve our country and communities.

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leader: Maggie Dunnaway

description: In the study The Faith of a Mockingbird, based on Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, pastor and author Matt Rawle uses Lee’s beloved characters to explore Christian faith, theology, and ethics. Consider God’s world and what it all means as you join Maggie Dunaway in this 4-week study of characters such as Scout, Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, and Tom Robinson. If you have read To Kill a Mockingbird or if you have seen the movie, then this study may be a perfect option for you!

date/time: October 18th – November 15th; 9:45am – 10:45am

cost: $10

deadline: November 1st

room:  Campus 2, room 12


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leader: Robyn White

description:  Join us for a study of the biblical kings as we explore the life of the beloved King David. Why did God consider David a ‘man after His own heart’? What did David do right? How can we be men and women ‘after God’s own heart’? Bring your bible and we will explore these questions and many more.

date/time: October 18th – December 13th; 9:45am – 10:45am

cost: no charge

deadline: November 1st

room:  Campus 2, room 15

bio:  Robyn White is currently serving as the Adult Ministry Assistant at Asbury UMC.  She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems.  She is married to Dan White and they have two boys – Carson and Miles.  Robyn is originally from Fairhope, AL but now calls Birmingham her home. She has attended Asbury for the past 9 years. During this time, she has led DISCIPLE classes, Journey classes, taught children and youth Sunday school, helped with VBS and the Women’s Ministry. She has a passion for learning scripture and enjoys leading people through God’s Word.

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leader: Barry and Joy Lovette

description: Every year, we say we’re going to cut back, simplify, and have a family Christmas that focuses on the real reason for the season―Jesus. But every year, advertisements beckon, the children plead, and it seems easier just to indulge our wants and whims. Overspending, overeating, materialism, and busyness rob us of our peace and joy and rob Jesus of his rightful role as the center of our celebration.  This Christmas, cut through the hype that leaves you exhausted and broke at the end of the year. Instead, experience the peace of knowing that God is truly with us, the joy of giving sacrificially, and the love of a Savior who gave everything he had for us. In five short, engaging chapters, Pastor Mike Slaughter inspires readers to approach Christmas differently, and be transformed in the process.

date/time: October 18th – December 13th; 6:00pm – 7:30pm SUNDAY EVENING CLASS

cost: TBA

deadline: November 1st

room:  105


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