Athens Church is about a 10 minute drive from the University of Georgia and other local campuses, and our college ministry exists to be a home away from home for students. Click here to sign up for updates on events and opportunities for summer and fall 2021, and make sure to follow @athenschurchcollege on Instagram as well. Here are 6 specific ways you can get involved at church this semester:

College Nights

During the school year, Athens Church hosts monthly gatherings on Tuesday nights exclusively for college students. These College Nights feature hang out time, worship, and teaching from the Bible, and are incredible opportunities not only for Athens Church students to meet one another and have some fun, but also to invite friends who’ve never experienced the church before. This fall’s College Nights dates are August 24, September 14, October 5, and November 9.  Click here to check out the highlights from a recent College Nights gathering.

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 an adult leader from the church, with the goal of both growing spiritually and experiencing community. Online registration for Spring 2022 community groups opens January 9th!

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.

global(x) Mission Trips

Each spring break, we give students the opportunity to use their spring break to serve internationally on a global(x) 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, but GlobalX trips for Spring Break 2022 are currently uncertain due to Covid-19.

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 open in December for the 2022-2023 school year.

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. If it’s your first time, make sure to stop by The Studio for a free “Athens, I Love You” gift! It’s just our way of saying thanks for taking the time to come visit.