ACMin is pleased to host a directory of Christian community activities and special events for the greater Athens area in one convenient location. If your church or ministry would like to invite the general public to participate in any Christian growth, prayer, worship or service event, send your information to 

Nights of Healing Prayer at St. James

Where: St. James UMC, 111 West Lake Drive, Athens, GA 30606
When: Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
More Info: Visit St. James prayer ministry webpage for more information about joining these events or other prayer ministry opportunities at St. James UMC.

Prayer Opportunities in June 2019.

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, June 6 / 9:15 to 10:15am
Watkinsville First Baptist Church – 1610 Simonton Bridge Rd, Watkinsville, GA 30677
On the first Thursday on every month, Student Pastors from around Athens connect to pray together. Take this opportunity to pray for the student pastor at your church. Ask God to prepare for a powerful movement to sweep across all the Middle School and High School campuses in Athens this fall. Pray for the effectiveness and fruitfulness of every student ministry in our city over this summer. Ask for God’s favor on every gathering and big event such as camps and mission trips. Pray that God would rise up and prepare more leaders during this summer for the coming school year, even with ones who are currently out of town. Ask God for more students to be drawn into ministries across Athens than ever before. Please ask Him to increase your faith to believe for an awakening (lost kids coming to Christ) on all the campuses across our city! And, pray for The Mix 2020, as preparations are under way!

Prayer Walking at UGA
Saturday, June 8 / 10am to just before noon
UGA Arch – Corner of Broad Street and College Ave
This month we will hit the pavement twice, crying out for God to do His will, completely and powerfully, in Athens. Please come and join in with other folks from across Athens, if you are able, and focus faith filled prayer on the campus and on our city. Every prayer walk is pretty awesome, truly unique, and always amazing!!! We meet up at the UGA Arch and go from there. Whether you have never been on a prayer walk before, or you’re a veteran intercessor, or like most of us, somewhere in-between, you are welcome to join us as we walk, talk and pray for revival at UGA, across Athens, and beyond.

Intercessors Gathering
Monday, June 10 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center
This is a call to intercessors around Athens to come together to hear what God is saying to them, to pray together and to determine if we should start meeting regularly. If you’re interested in joining us, please let me know.
Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, June 12 / 9 to 10am
Hill Chapel Baptist Church – 1692 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30606
Senior Pastors come together each month to prayerfully share their journey with each other. This is such a beautiful expression of the unity that God is expanding in Athens. Take time to pray for your pastor while we are meeting, from wherever you are at (i.e. the beach, Disney World, Costa Rica…). Ask God to refresh, encourage, protect and provide for your pastor, their marriage and their family. Pray that God would guard and deepen the unity He has established in Athens among pastors. Ask God to meet these spiritual gatekeepers of Athens right where they are, and give them all it takes to stay connected to God and run strongly throughout this summer! Ask God to prepare and position these pastors for what’s coming in the Fall.
Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, June 19 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens, GA 30606
God said, “It’s not good for man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18). He created us to be in life giving relationships with others and groups provide a context to do that. Groups Ministries are a key part of our advancing the Kingdom of God in our city as well as helping to establish and grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ. Every month those who lead the Groups Ministries in Athens come together to pray. Please pray that in the broken rhythm of summer, people across Athens would stay connected. Pray that God would refresh the current leaders and raise up and prepare more leaders to pastor these groups. And of course, please pray for God to refresh, renew and inspire those who lead the groups ministries in Athens, starting with your own church.
Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, June 20 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606 
Every month, the amazing leaders who “run” churches in Athens come together to share and pray for and with each other. Take this opportunity to pray for the executive / administrative pastor (or those who do that role in your church) and the others who carry this load in the churches across Athens. Pray that God would give them wisdom and great joy as they keep the systems operating smoothly and effectively (or set up new ones) for Kingdom growth in our city. Pray that God would increase His presence in their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them what they need to be prepared for what’s coming this fall.
Prayer for the Middle East & Israel
Friday, June 28 / noon to 1pm
Living Hope (House of Prayer)  2150 Lexington Road, Athens 30605
This is an opportunity to pray focused prayer for important issues in the Middle East. There are often reports from missionaries who are on the ground there, to help direct the prayer. Please join in with others as we press into God on behalf of this region of the world. And if you cannot be physically at this gathering, please take time on this day to pray for the Middle East.
Ongoing and inspirational…
Athens Daily Prayer Texts
All across Athens area
Every day at 8am (ET) Daily Prayer Texts are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond. If you’re not yet receiving these please sign up. It’s a great way to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city! To receive the DPT just text @athenspray to 81010 and you’ll start getting them right away.
Coming up…
Pastors Racial Unity Gathering
Thursday, July 25 / 10am to noon
End of Summer Prayer Vigil – MORE INFO IS COMING VERY SOON!
Friday & Saturday, August 2 & 3 / 24 hours
Campus Ministries Leadership Prayer
Tuesday, August 6 / 9 to 11am
All Campus Worship & Prayer Night
Sunday, August 11 / 7 to 8pm

Campus Prayer
Monday, August 19 / noon to 1pm

For more (and up to date) stuff…
There are usually more prayer things happening in Athens than listed above. Some activities may change, and other prayer opportunities often come up in addition to things listed… you can get the latest happenings at

Loss of a Spouse Seminar 

Sunday, June 9th or July 28th from 2:30-4:30 pm

Watkinsville First United Methodist Church

Widowed or know someone who is? Do you dread the lonely days and nights? Wonder what to do with your spouse’s belongings? Help is here and hope is possible. Join us for a 2 hour seminar led by WFUMC’s GriefShare team. You will discover:

  • Other people understand and have found ways to make it through
  • Reasons for hope
  • Practical tips for coping with the death of a spouse

Please register for your special guidebook. Contact Rev. Kathleen Deegan-Neal at or call the church office 706-769-6088 for info or to register.


Orientation: August 25th from 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Grief Recovery Support Group: September 1st – December 1st from 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Watkinsville First United Methodist Church

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. We invite you to our loving, safe support group. Contact Rev. Kathleen Deegan-Neal at or call the church office 706-769-6088 for info or to register. Please register so we can have materials for you. We ask for a $20 donation; scholarships are available.

Ministry Openings

See our Community Job Board for the most recent ministry openings from churches that are actively looking for God’s man or woman to serve the Body of Christ. Please note the contact information listed for each opportunity, and contact the church or ministry organization directly. Blessings as you follow God’s call and serve His people!