outreach to athens


From Redeemer’s start, showing mercy and compassion to those near us is an indispensable part of living out our desire to be a church for the city of Athens. These ministries provide opportunities for us to form relationships with people from our community. We do this in and through the love of Jesus Christ in a variety of ways.

UGA Undergraduate Student Ministry

Redeemer is a church for the city, and part of that means acknowledging that we have 33,000 college students in our midst. As a church, Redeemer gladly supports what RUF and RUF-International are doing in the lives of our area college students.

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 or visit the RUF website.

Ben Coppedge, Campus Minister, Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)

 Jeff Thompson, Campus Minister, Reformed University Fellowship-International (RUF-I)

Downtown Ministries

We support and participate in Downtown Ministries, an organization that is focused on the youth from our surrounding neighborhoods and from the families of Redeemer. Downtown Ministries offers football, basketball, cheerleading, gymnastics, tennis and tutoring programs for these youth. This year also marks our 3rd year of Downtown Academy, a private Christian elementary school housed at Redeemer’s campus.

If you’re interested in volunteering with either Downtown Ministries or with Downtown Academy, please get in touch!

Downtown Ministries

Downtown Academy

Chosen for Life Adoption Ministry

CFLM is a group of Christian volunteers from various local churches in the Athens, GA area. We are a non-profit, 501c3 organization. Our members have a heart for both adoption and orphan care. For us, adoption is one way to obey God’s command to care for orphans. Adoption is an opportunity and an amazing gift that encompasses our earthly families and extends to the love God poured out on us as His adopted sons and daughters.

It is our mission to educate and engage the people of our local churches and communities on ways they can live in obedience to God’s command to visit orphans in their affliction in our neighborhood and around the world.

For more information on conferences, services, and how to get involved, visit Chosen for Life.

China Outreach Ministries

China Outreach Ministries is an organization with staff who are committed to befriending and showing love to the Chinese who are studying and working in the United States.  China Outreach Ministries (COM) is a nation wide 501(C)3 non-profit organization with nearly 100 staff that has been serving overseas Chinese for over 50 years and for 10 years at UGA! We’re the only local organization that focuses specifically on the Chinese and whose staff are members of the UGA approved Campus Ministers Association.

For more information on any of these ministries contact the church office, 706.227.3344