Local Missions

Interested in serving? Click on a ministry’s picture to email their director.

If you are looking for opportunities you can support and/or serve in your local community through missions, Grace has established many partner relationships just for you. All ministries are listed below in alphabetical order and each photo is a link for you to contact and receive more information. We look forward to serving the greater Athens area with you!


Area Churches Together Serving
ACTS is a ministry of Oconee County, Georgia churches which by working together, enables them to help people in this county and in counties nearby. They provide food, clothing, and necessities for families in need.

AThens Pregnancy Center

Our mission is to be a lifeline for women experiencing unplanned pregnancies by offering emotional, spiritual, social, medical, and physical support while advocating for life. We provide resources regarding pregnancy options, healthy pregnancy and childbirth, parent education, and post-abortion care.

Bigger Vision Community Shelter

Our "Bigger Vision" is to provide homeless individuals a setting where they can address the issues which caused their homelessness and find the help they need when they need it. We cooperate with other homeless service providers for their help. Our faith-based mission is to provide the individual who is temporarily homeless a warm, dry place to sleep and a hot meal each night, at no cost, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high, and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world of Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest interdenominational, school-based, Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering, and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia is a network of friends working to feed the ill, needy, seniors, and children of northeast Georgia. Our mission is to work toward ending hunger as part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty. The parking lot of Grace Fellowship serves as a satellite location for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia from 4:00 - 6:00PM on the fourth Thursday of every month (subject to change as needed). Volunteers arrive at 3:00 PM.

Kids First inc.

Kid's First is a ministry to the Nellie B Housing Project in Athens. Larry Boling, a Grace Fellowship member, founded this ministry in 2005. This is a weekly outreach to over 75 children who gather for a meal, Bible teaching, interaction, and mentoring by dedicated volunteers. Each December, a special Christmas party is given in the children's honor with a complete holiday meal, gifts, clothing, and lots of hugs and love.

Mercy Health Clinic

Through a community of volunteers, Mercy provides quality, whole-person healthcare in a Christ-centered environment to our undeserved neighbors. Mercy Health Care is a Christ-centered mission that sees value in each individual. They recognize and respect the dignity, uniqueness, and intrinsic worth of every individual. God has given us the talents and resources to minister specifically to physical needs. In caring for the body, we seek opportunities to minister to the eternally important spiritual needs of individuals.


City of Hope Athens is a ministry directed by former Grace Fellowship Administrative Pastor Geoff and Connie Rushing. Their goal is to bring hope to those who feel there is no way up or out by:

•Meeting physical needs of food, clothing, and job training

•Meeting emotional needs by showing people they are valued, loved, and important

•Meeting spiritual needs by sharing the hope of Jesus

•Empowering and enabling men and women to make a better life for themselves

•Showing children there is a bright and better future for themselves

Visit https://www.cityofhopeathens.org/ for more information about this phenomenal ministry!