Raising kids is hard work. Knowing how to navigate new family dynamics, digital environments, and anxiety that seems to now surround our kids is even more challenging. Asbury’s new Family Classes for families with little ones through high schoolers provide a way to connect families with local experts to become better equipped and strengthened in knowing how to walk with kids through their developmental years. The safety and health of our kids is top priority, and Asbury is excited to offer a safe place for families to grow together.


November 20 | 6:30-8pm
Building 5 Gym

Free KidsCare available for 6 weeks – 5th grade with registration.

Our next class on Family Smartphone Safety will be led by Detective Ted Thiele of the Madison Police Department. If your child has a smartphone or if you’re considering giving one as a Christmas gift, come learn about age appropriate apps, apps of concern, social media, privacy settings, and how to watch out for scammers and predators. It’s a (free!) hour and a half out of your week that could just help you feel a bit more confident as you lead your family.

Detective Ted Thiele has served with the Madison Police Department for over 12 years, and is currently assigned to the Investigation Division. One of his roles is as the Department’s first and only Digital Forensic Examiner. Before his current assignment he served for many years as a Crimes Against Children Criminal Investigator with the National Children’s Advocacy Center. Through his casework he’s worked alongside the FBI, Homeland Security, and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force among other entities. He has since earned a Cyber Security Specialist Certificate, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology. Ted is a certified Foster Parent, and is married to his hero with three children in the Madison City school system.

Questions about this event? Contact our Pastor of Engagement chris.knox@weareasbury.com

Class Resources

Available resources will be emailed after each class.

Additional Resources

Check out our resources for families with kids up through 5th grade here.