Athens Elberton District


Try It This Week (A Disciple-Making Tool)

The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Our theme this year as a District is "Sowing Seeds for Revival". Everything we've done so far - the set-up meeting, the clergy meeting, charge conferences, suggested readings, etc. - has been focused primarily on praying for revival. I was asked by one of our clergy recently, "so what's next?" In other words, how do we capitalize on our focus of sowing seeds for revival through prayer in meaningful and concrete ways?

Here is one idea: what if we used our connection to do what our connection was created to do? What if our clergy reached out to a few other clergy in the District to pray on a regular basis for revival? What if our laity reached out to a few other laity in the District to do the same? What if we ALL gathered together for a prayer event that focused solely on praying for revival?

Think about it...and pray about it. I leave you with a quote from David Fritch:

"Don't despise your small prayer gatherings. Every major revival has its origins with a small band of intercessors faithfully crying out! Small gatherings precede big breakthroughs! When we gather to worship and pray, regardless of size, we convene the very court of heaven on earth. Our prayer gatherings are the most important and powerful gatherings in our city."

Always praying for you and your church,


District Superintendent

Brian Clark
(706) 549-4915
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Administrative Assistant
Michele Lancaster
(706) 549-4915

Contact Information
485 Huntington Road, Suite 170
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 549-4915 Phone
(706) 546-9341 Fax

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The office will be closed the week of November 25 and will reopen on Monday, December 2.