Did you know I live in Georgia? At the end of August, I transitioned out to Athens, Georgia and went on staff at the aptly named Athens Church. It was a long journey to get us to Athens, but it was the right journey to go on. I’d love to tell you some great things about this church God has planted my family in.
It’s making a community impact. Athens Church gives and we work hard to make it easy for others as well. Being a part of something like BE RICH this holiday season, has been one of the most impactful family experiences of my life. People have given thousands of dollars, boat loads of food, and probably most inspiring our church has given 100′s of community service hours to our community by donating our time.
It’s growing, and it growing at a rate that demands new space for family ministries. So, that’s what we’re doing. We are making more room for more people. If you want to know more, I’d encourage you to visit the Room to Grow project page.
It’s winning in the area of small groups. We have some challenges, as we all do; but every week I get to hear story after story of people joining and growing through community groups. We start our groups with toddlers, and encourage all that go to Athens Church to make the investment in a group experience.
There is life change. Real life change. I’ve seen over 200 people baptized on one Sunday, I’ve listened to addicts speak of God’s saving power, and I’ve watched as children and students alike have stepped out to follow Christ. It’s so encouraging to hear the stories that come out of this church and these people.
Family Ministry matters. It’s what we want to be known for, and it’s what we do very well. Upon walking into Athens Church every age, and every family is encountered with our commitment to kids and students. Our environments are amazing, and only getting better.
So that’s where we are, and how we’re living here in Athens. Thankful that God does great things and that he lets me be a part of something so very special.