- Phone: (740) 249-4375
- Mailing Address: 5 North Court Street, Athens, OH 45701
When you walk into our service, you'll probably see people hanging out, sipping coffee, and eating bagels. Feel free to do the same. You can also bring the coffee and food into the service. The time before the service is a great chance for you to meet people or just sit down, browse through your program, and relax.
We begin welcoming children, infants through 5th grade, into our Kids Church 15 minutes before the start of the service. After the service is over, the Kids Church leaders will remain with your child until you pick them up. More info.
We know there is a huge benefit to having students gather with the rest of the church. So, we like the youth to be in the auditorium during worship. After worship, during the teaching part of the service, Middle School students can head to the Youth space, located in the basement under the auditorium. For High Schoolers, we have a High School small group that meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm. More info.
Our band starts the service by leading us in singing songs to God for 15-20 minutes. This isn't just singing about God, but it's doing what He created us for - honoring and loving Him. We want to worship in a manner that's real, and for us, that means genuine heartfelt response to God through music you can relate to.
Jesus made it very clear that Christians give their best to God in every area of life, including financially. Tithing (giving a tenth of one's income) is more than supporting your church's mission - it is a vital act of worship to God. However, if you are just visiting or if you're not a Christian, please do not feel obligated to give.
We believe the Bible contains God's perfect and true words written down for us to apply to every part of life. Many people who have not read much of the Bible tend to think it is difficult to understand, but actually, it's pretty clear and practical. And since the entire Bible revolves around Jesus and what he did for us on the cross, that's what we teach.
At the end of each service, those who would like are invited forward during the last song of worship to receive prayer. We believe that God is real and that He really answers prayer. He is loving and wants to help us with our problems and is also powerful and able to help. No one will pressure you to go forward to receive prayer, and if you don't want prayer you can just stay at your seat.
The service lasts for an hour and 20 minutes; we start on time and end on time, so you can make plans for the rest of your day. Please feel free to hangout and meet people. We would definitely like to meet you! For parents, please pick up your kids within 20 minutes of the service ending.