Reaching Our City

As a church in the city and for the city, we long to see the gospel of Jesus Christ transform people’s lives not only spiritually, but socially and materially as well. What that means is that as we take the gospel into Normaltown and beyond we are looking for ways “to seek the welfare of the city” (Jer. 29:7) through tangible acts of service. We work to partner with local organizations and ministries like Downtown Ministries in order to love our city and serve our neighbors. We pray that Athens will come to see Jesus more clearly through our love for one another and our care for our neighbors.

Our Daily Bread

On the third Wednesday of every month Good Shepherd prepares and serves a meal for those in need in our community through the ministry of Our Daily Bread.

Normal Talk

Normal Talk exists to bring Athens together for healthy community discourse. Its purpose is to give folks with different backgrounds & belief systems an opportunity to discuss issues of our day in a safe and constructive environment.

Community Bins

For two months at a time, we collect needed items in our Community Bins. We have worked with ministries such as The Ark, The Sparrow’s Nest, and Chosen for Life Ministries.

Listen to Normal Talk

Here you'll find our podcast page with recordings of each Normal Talk conversation!

Holli Ratcliffe

Outreach Ministry Team Leader

Ben Allee

Outreach Team Member

Nathan Dolan

Outreach Team Member