college (RUF)


Ben Coppedge, RUF Minister


Joel May, 


RUF intern


Madeline Hogue,


RUF Intern


Jeff Thompson, RUF-International Minister


UGA RUF meets in the Redeemer sanctuary on Wednesday nights at 8pm.

We desire for Redeemer to be a place where college students can not only flourish in Athens amongst their peers, but also alongside local families within the church. We are a multi-generational church and welcome you to join us for Worship and into our family. UGA students from every kind of background find RUF to be a place of rest amidst the pressure of college life, rich growth in their relationship with God and friends, and a place where lives and struggles are shared together in honest community.  

RUF is truly a community that meets you right where you are ("convinced" or "unconvinced", lost or found, burned or bored, cynical or spiritual, passionate or stagnant), but doesn't leave you stuck there. Why? Because God is a God who meets us where we are but never leaves us stuck there. So come as you are to explore Christianity and grow in your understanding of who Jesus is and what it means to follow him alongside others at UGA.

If you would like to learn more about RUF and how you might get involved with the ministry, feel free to contact our Campus Ministers & interns, or visit the RUF at UGA website.


Many nations are here that are closed or difficult places for American Christians to go. RUF-International is the church welcoming the nations. We partner with our local PCA churches to bring the gospel to our children and "all who are far off"... all whom the Lord our God will call. (Acts 2:39) Yet, 80% of international students are never invited to an American home, much less a Christian home.

For Christ’s glory among the nations, we have equipped multitudes of Christians and have partnered with 5 area PCA churches - to build friendships within the international community by on and off-campus ministries that fulfill these three goals:

  1.  Welcome Scholars from all Nations: God's Sovereignty and Biblical Hospitality
  2.  Encourage international scholars to explore the way of Jesus Christ.
  3.  Equipping Christian internationals to be servant-leaders for God’s kingdom.

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. (Psalm 67:1-2)