Athens Church is about a 10 minute drive from campus, but we also charter a UGA bus from campus each Sunday during the school year for students who don’t have a car. There’s always something going on for college students around here, and below are 6 ways you can get involved at church this semester:

Sunday Morning Services

Join us at 9:15 or 11:00 for our Sunday morning church services. Services last about one hour, and it’s a great opportunity to not only meet other college students but also worship and serve alongside Athens area families. Each Sunday during the school year, a UGA bus picks up and drops off from campus to Athens Church (see pickup times). Services last about one hour. Services last about one hour.

College Community Groups

We offer small groups for college students based on gender and class. In a college community group, students meet weekly with about 10 other guys or girls in the home of a family from Athens Church. An adult leader facilitates discussion around the topic that we talked about at church that Sunday. Registration to join a community group this semester is currently closed. Check back soon for information on how to join a group in January!

Volunteering on Sundays

We invite all college students to not just attend, but volunteer at Athens Church as well. On these strategic service teams, students are able to make friends and use their leadership gifts to serve others. Teams include guest services, production, and children’s environments preK through high school.

GlobalX Mission Trips

Each spring break, we give students the opportunity to use their spring break to serve internationally on a globalX mission trip. This is a great opportunity for students to meet new people, grow in their faith, and serve others. We take trips each spring break to Nicaragua, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic to serve our ministry partners there. Applications for 2020 trips open in October.

LDP Program

The Leadership Development Program is a leadership journey that combines hands-on ministry experience with practical leadership training. Each school year, we hire about a dozen LDP college staff to be a part of our team, and they work approximately 20 hours a week. This is an advanced, engaged internship program with considerable responsibility. LDP Applications are now closed for the 2019-2020 school year.

College Nights

Each semester, Athens Church hosts 3 Tuesday night gatherings exclusively for college students. These College Nights feature hang out time, worship, and teaching specific to college students. They are incredible opportunities not only for Athens Church college students to meet one another, but also to invite friends who’ve never experienced the church before. If you’re a college student in Athens, join us on September 24 and November 19 at 7:30pm! Click here to check out the highlights from a recent College Nights gathering.

Athens Church Bus

A UGA bus will pick up at the following locations and times to bring students to and from our 11:00am service at church:


O-HOUSE: 10:23



See Pickup Locations