I want to be passionate about my city because my God is passionate about people.”

On August 25th, Our church will be hosting an event that will bring people from all over the Southeast. The Chick-fil-A® 3on3 Basketball Tournament and Family FunZone is a premiere event which provides a 3on3 basketball competition for communities. As well as the basketball tournament, the event holds a Family FunZone for families who are just looking for something fun and exciting to do on a weekend.

Probably the most exciting part about this event for our church is that the event is in Downtown Athens. Our backyard! 

People from all different backgrounds, different lifestyles, and different seasons of life will be coming to this event. 

So…you are asking yourself…Why should I care? I don’t play basketball. I don’t have kids.

Those may be true, but you still live in Athens. You still may work with some guys who love basketball, you may be in a bookclub with some girls who have young children, you still may have classes with people who are just searching for something to do.

We are all surrounded by someone who could be affected by this event. Not because basketball is so great, or the Family FunZone is extremely FUN! 

But, because when all the programs and funzones and basketball courts have come and gone, the greatest means of compelling people to come into the kingdom of Christ will remain your personal witness to the truth and greatness of Jesus and how he meets your needs. YOU are the salt of the earth. YOU are the light of the world.

Now, how do we get connected? How do we put ourselves in a spot where we can start or continue relationships with people we encounter?

The biggest way is by volunteering for the event on August 25th. To register to be a volunteer, follow this link—-> http://bit.ly/NKaVF2. At the top of the page, above the video, you will see a tab for Volunteer Registration. This tab will take you to a secure site in which you can register to become a volunteer.

Another way is by inviting people to the event. This event will be a great starting point for inviting friends to your community group or church.

As always, what we truly ask for you to do is pray. Pray for Athens. Pray that this event will be a big step towards redeeming our city. Pray for the people, the families, the friends that will be attending. 

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Mission Athens Music


That’s right, our band is making a record in March. Maybe you have heard the buzz in the last couple months, and it’s true. We are super excited about this opportunity to bless people with a recording of our bands’ talent making much of Jesus. The CD will be released sometime late in the summer!

NOW, we have a question for you as faithful blog readers. Have you ever heard of kickstarter?

Kickstarter is a website designed to help musicians, artists, photographers, etc, fund projects that they otherwise could not afford. It’s a brilliant idea that lets people’s friends support them in creating what they want to create.

There’s not much more to it than that. And that is how our musician friends at Christ Community are raising money to make this record. Will you join us? Whether you are confused or this is crystal clear, click on either picture in this post to link you to our kickstarter page, and it should begin to make perfect sense! Thank you in advance.

Also, check out our facebook and twitter pages!

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Thank you!

We are excited to announce that we have reached our goal of raising $30,000 for our move to Athens on August 7th! In case you don’t know why we had this goal - the money raised will be used to help us meet the initial expenses of relocating and the new, additional expenses of holding our gathering in a new location.

It has been amazing to watch God provide through the generosity of our church family, and we are excited to watch God move in us and through us as we change where we gather on Sundays. We see Athens as a place of beauty and brokenness. Our dream is to help people there become family and follow Jesus.

Let’s start (or continue) praying for our move that God would bless it and use it to advance His Kingdom. Let’s also pray for our hearts to be ready to love downtown Athens.

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