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Asbury Tumbling Team to Host Jym Jam

March 13, 2024

The Asbury University Tumbling Team will host its annual “Jym Jam” on April 5 at 6 p.m. and April 6 at 1 p.m. This free event will be held at the Luce Center Gymnasium. The Tumbling Team is a children’s ministry outreach team that uses a combination of gymnastics, acrobatic stunts, and cheer skills to fulfill their mission of witnessing Christ through service. 

“Jym Jam is one of Asbury University’s longest-standing traditions and is our only local public performance,” said tumbling coach Lindsey Lee ’22. “This year is our 59th anniversary, and you can expect a couple of new stunts, even more fire, and of course, our surprise movie ending!” 

The Tumbling Team practices all year so that they can share the love of Christ with children. Each show integrates themes of forgiveness, kindness, working together, and much more. The team completed a tour at various schools around Kentucky over spring break.

Officially founded in 1965, tumblers have been touring throughout the United States, performing for schools, churches, community groups, prisons, and at the Pentagon and an NBA basketball game.

Jym Jam provides opportunities for Asbury students to build relationships and grow in their faith. Brendan Tighe ’24 and Addie Evers ’24 Tighe became friends through the Tumbling Team and married last year.

“Tumbling is great because it doesn’t require formal experience or training to be a part of the team and fulfill the mission,” Brendan said. “It’s so rewarding getting to tumble but also share about Jesus with those in the audience.”

Addie’s German Shepherd, Dory, serves as her guide dog and the team’s mascot.

The married couple reflect on what they have learned on the Tumbling Team.

“After serving for four years on the team, I have learned that we are so much more capable than we think,” Addie said. “I’ve learned to rely on God and not my own strength, and I’ve gained some of my closest friends.”

“Our team has been the most meaningful community during my time at Asbury,” said Brendan, who joined the team as an Asbury Academy student. “I’ve seen how much we can do when God is with us.”

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