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Welcome to ONE, our ministry with students grades 6-12 and their families.

We are a movement of people centered on Jesus Christ, bound by his love. We are many, but we are ONE. It’s all in the name, right?


We translate 22 different Greek words appearing in the New Testament as “one,” and it appear almost 400 times (398 to be exact). Oneness goes directly to the very nature of our 3-in-1 God (Deuteronomy 6:4). Oneness was at the heart of Pentecost (Acts 2:1). Oneness is the Church and our very being as the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:4-6).

ONE Body to belong.
ONE Word to believe.
ONE Life to become.

“Belong” programs and events are focused on just that, connection.
“Believe” studies and groups have the singular goal of transformation through education.
“Become” activities exit to put hands and feet on our faith.

ONE Life

We design our ongoing groups, events, and special activities throughout the year to accomplish this mission and vision. It is our hope to equip your student and family to continue to grow as people passionately pursuing Jesus Christ.

We believe that the greatest area of discipleship growth is found in the combination of large and small group programs and events, what we call ONE life. ONE life is Sunday School “First Word” grade level groups, Confirmation class group, Wednesday “engage” middle and high school Bible study groups, Sunday night “Encounter” large group connection and worship, and leadership opportunities (Student/Adult Leadership Team, S.A.L.T. and worship team).

We want to come beside your family on your faith journey here at Athens First United Methodist Church, supporting, guiding and equipping you to live out God’s calling.

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