I’ve been studying a bit about forgiveness lately. What does the Bible tell us about forgiveness? Who do I have the right to forgive? From whom should I ask forgiveness? With all the divisions in the world right now there are a lot of people demanding justice – how can I as an individual move toward that?
Asbury Students is blessed with so many multi-generational leaders who serve in multiple facets while also helping others follow Jesus outside the walls of Asbury. Kylee Broadhurst is a familiar face to many people throughout Asbury. Serving as the modern worship leader on Sunday mornings in the 11 am service allows Kylee to be someone that many people see whether it’s their first time at Asbury or their hundredth. Kylee’s heart to serve and lead is seen even outside of Asbury’s Sanctuary. Kylee has served the last two years as a small group leader for an awesome group of girls with her mom Kim Broadhurst. Kylee’s heart for their small group shines through each and every week. She has also answered the call to serve as a nurse and leader on multiple retreats and mission trips. No matter what she is doing, Kylee has a carrying and fun-loving attitude that always points Asbury Students toward following Jesus and encourages the other leaders around her.
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.