Athens Church is based in Columbus, Indiana, with multiple Gospel Communities throughout the city and beyond.
What is a Gospel Community?
A Gospel Community is a group people who are committed to see the gospel cherished and proclaimed in their own lives as well as in their neighborhoods and communities. Gospel Community is at the heart of living out the vision that God has given Athens Church to see a people, city and world awakened to the glory of God. We cannot do what God has called us to do alone. Jesus calls His people to live in community, living life together as we seek to share the gospel with our friends, neighbors, coworkers, and city. As we do this we practice four rhythms of Biblical community – Hospitality, Discussion, Service and Prayer.
Hospitality means making room in our lives and our homes for others to come and experience the gospel. In Romans 15:7 Paul exhorts us by saying, "Therefore welcome one another, as Jesus has welcomed you." Therefore we want to extend the invitation that Christ has given us. We invite people to sit around the table to enjoy a meal and conversation with one another.