Atlanta-Decatur-Oxford District Move Brings Many Blessings


By Sybil Davidson

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The Atlanta-Decatur-Oxford District of the North Georgia Conference moved into a new office space in July. It was a simple move that brings multiple blessings. 

After many years renting an office in Stone Mountain, ADOX District leadership began looking earlier this year for appropriate rental space in a local church. After considering several proposals, the district determined that a stand-alone former parish house on the property of Conyers First UMC was the best choice. 

The move means a financial savings for the District, a drastically improved office environment, a revenue source for a local church, and a convenient central location in the District.

"This partnership is unique and reminds me of the intent of a Fresh Expression," said Dr. Quincy Brown, ADOX District Superintendent. "Our churches are going to where the people are - but for us, thanks to our District Trustees and several generous people from Conyers First, it's the District Office. Instead of being set apart, we are now in the center of the district to equip churches to connect people with Jesus." 

A dedicated committee from Conyers First UMC oversaw the renovation of the house that has served in multiple iterations over many years.

On Sunday, July 23, the church consecrated the building in memory of Methodist missionary Layona Glenn of Conyers who served for 40 years in Brazil. 

"The naming of this building for Layona Glenn is another blessing," said Brown. "In this space we will work with individuals to find and follow their call to ministry. It is right to have her name and portrait here where we are deploying people into ministry."  

The ADOX District held an open house and ice cream social on July 30. 

The new address is 927 North Main St. NW, Conyers, GA 30012. 

Take a Tour: View photos by Pam Sheldon