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The One Text That Can Change Everything

Posted by Katie Miller on Oct 6, 2020 1:20:42 PM



We have all be in that place of feeling unnoticed, unwanted or maybe even overlooked. We've all also felt what it's like to be welcomed with open arms, wanted and loved. If you have a beating heart, I'm sure you can relate to all of these high and low feelings.

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Topics: Community, Student Ministry, parents

The 6 Second Refresh

Posted by Katie Miller on Sep 2, 2020 4:32:35 PM



Scientists have studied the human brain and have discovered that we have an opportunity to change our thoughts every 6 seconds! Amazing, right?

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Topics: Community, Students, parents

Cherishing COVID

Posted by Katie Miller on Aug 11, 2020 11:18:51 AM



Isn’t it ironic how one second we can pray for something and then turn around to complain about whatever it is that we’ve been given? At the beginning of 2020, you may have prayed for more precious family time with your students, like the kind you received over Christmas break. At the beginning of your student’s spring semester, they may have been praying for less stress and anxiety when it came to expectations at school. However, when sickness hit our world at a rampant pace, you may have wished for your “normal” schedule to come back instead of having schools shut down and working remotely in close quarters with your family. We all had two options during this time on how to react: to pray for your situation to change or to find the silver linings in the midst of chaos. If you were like me, maybe you did both!

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Topics: Students, Ministries, parents

You’re Not Alone!

Posted by Katie Miller on Jul 1, 2020 12:16:07 PM

I think one of the biggest lies that this world tells us is that we are the only one feeling a certain emotion or experiencing a certain circumstance. These thoughts make us feel alone and like we are on an island; which makes us want to shove our anxiety, pain and shame further down. Parents have called me countless times, feeling like they are at the end of their ropes and feeling like their student is the only one misbehaving, struggling or being dishonest. Every time I have one of these conversations, I hear the despair in these parent’s voices, hoping for something better for their kids; wishing they knew what they could do to make this situation change.

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Topics: Student Ministry, Students, parents

How Quarantine Taught Us To Say “No"

Posted by Katie Miller on Jun 3, 2020 4:12:51 PM

This may be the first time in modern history that the world has been forced to slow down, reevaluate, and make time for the things that mean the most to us, all at the same time. 

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Topics: Student Ministry, Students, parents

Addressing “The Void”: What To Do When You’re Missing Church

Posted by Katie Miller on Jun 3, 2020 3:58:02 PM

We have so many students at Asbury who have been feeling the void of church – especially within the past few weeks. That hollowness is stirring deep in their hearts and they yearning for the day that they are reunited with their peers. I recently had an opportunity to visit with Landon Lee, who is a junior here at Asbury. I vividly remember him saying, “Katie, I need the door of the student ministry to open back up, I miss it! I need it!” and I know Landon isn’t the only one feeling this way. Our students hearts are connected in such deep ways because of their shared experiences on our annual events, but most importantly, because God is in the midst of those friendships. I think none of them would hesitate sharing that Asbury Student Ministries have changed their lives and have built relationships that are unlike any they could find at school. This season has left them hoping and dreaming for those moments when they are reunited, not only with their friends but by worshiping God side by side of one another.

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Topics: Student Ministry, Students, worship

Staying Positive During Quarantine

Posted by Katie Miller on May 6, 2020 2:56:35 PM


Many of our students have shared stories with us about how they’re keeping sane AND positive in the midst of staying home, juggling school, and not being able to see their friends in person. One of our 9th grade girls, Cate Linsenmeyer, was kind enough to share with us how she’s kept her perspective in check:

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Topics: Community, Student Ministry, Students, parents

Surviving Quarantine Mom-Style

Posted by Katie Miller on May 6, 2020 2:54:00 PM

Our team has been busy making lots of phone calls throughout our time in quarantine, and we’ve heard some awesome stories! One of the things that have been the most encouraging to me personally is the sense of hope I’ve heard from the mothers of our Asbury Students. Many have been vulnerable and acknowledge the difficulties, but their hope has continued to shine through! Here’s how one of our mom’s and small groups, Scarlet Henley, has been coping throughout quarantine:

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Topics: Women, Community, Student Ministry, Students, parents

"What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do" – Asbury Students Sermon Series

Posted by Katie Miller on Apr 5, 2020 9:41:23 PM

As we navigate these next few weeks at home with our families in close quarters, it’s important to realize how we affect one another. While some of us may be thrilled to spend more time together, other people may feel the complete opposite.

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Topics: Student Ministry

Spend More Time Together

Posted by Katie Miller on Mar 24, 2020 6:37:33 PM

As we navigate these next few weeks at home with our families in close quarters, it’s important to realize how we affect one another. While some of us may be thrilled to spend more time together, other people may feel the complete opposite.

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Topics: Young Adults and Families, Community, Student Ministry

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