Ministry Partners

We believe the local church is a vital part of your walk with Christ in college. Through the ministry fair, main speakers, and your counselors, we hope this retreat helps new students experience the community found in Athens through churches and campus ministries before stepping foot on campus. Take a look at our partners below!

If you're interested in becoming a ministry partner for this year's retreat, please reach out to our Head of Logistics at

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The Ministry Fair

The Ministry Fair takes place on the second day of the retreat. This is a time when local churches and ministries set up tables and tell students about who they are, what they do, and when they meet. Hopefully, students leave the fair with more of an idea about a church or ministry to visit and have traded contacts with someone there! Our hope through this is to help you get vibrantly involved in a local church or ministry early in your time at UGA.

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Main Sessions

At the retreat, you will get to hear from local ministers from a variety of churches and ministries. They will teach about who Christ is and what it means to live for Him in college. We call these Main Sessions. Before each session, we have the opportunity to worship with a band comprised of students from different churches in the area.  Our hope in this collaborative effort of so many churches and ministries is to help you see the unity of the Body of Christ in Athens!

Athens Church

Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX)

Cleveland Road Baptist Church

Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church

Living Hope Church Athens

Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)

The Navigators

Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM)

Christian Campus Fellowship (CCF)

Cru at UGA

Grace Athens Church

Prince Avenue Baptist Church

Sigma Alpha Omega (SAO)

Watkinsville First Baptist Church

Beech Haven Baptist Church

Classic City Church

Cornerstone Church of God

International Justice Mission at UGA (IJM)

Redeemer Presbyterian Church

SouthGrove Church

Wesley Foundation