February 19, 2008,
M.M. asks from Griffin, GA on October 18, 2007
Looking for a Church near the McDonough Area
Hi! I have lived in the McDonough area for a couple of years now. I grew up in a spirit-filled Baptist church and really enjoyed it. I have not been in church regularly since I was a teenager. I feel like God has been tugging at my heart and that I should be listening to him. I know that my children and I belong in church. I just don't know where to go. I prefer a small personal church apposed to a large one, such as People's Church. If anyone out there knows of anywhere, please let me know. Thank You!
A.M. answers from Atlanta on October 22, 2007
Hey M.. I have been a member at Jonesboro Rd. Baptist Church for a while now, and I am very involved. I am 27 and I help with our youth group as well as outreach. We have about 175 members but only about 100 on average attendance, so it's fairly small. The preacher is awesome and we would love for you to visit. Our Youth group has monthly outings and are very friendly. Thier are not any cliques in our church. Everyone is friends with everyone. Write back if you are interestd. We are by Target shopping center. We say Amen out loud and love the Lord. We are not afraid to clap or sing contemporary music with a few Hymnals that we grew up with. I know you will like it. A.
A.D. answers from Atlanta on February 19, 2008
Little late in sending this but i just saw your posting and really recommend County Line Church off Jonesboro Rd. Not too small but not too big, no pressure to give money, and the sermons come from a man who has spent his entire life in the ministry with over 35+ years. The church's viewpoint: Faith Alone in Christ Alone. Phone number is ###-###-#### if you have any questions or you can visit www.countylinechurch.com
Full country Breakfast served every sunday morning at 9:15AM (donations accepted)
Hope this helps!
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A.B. answers from Atlanta on October 19, 2007
We go to Harvest Point off Jonesboro Road and 75 (we meet in the building behind the flea market). It's a United Methodist church but probably the most A-typical UMC if you've ever been to one. The dress is casual (some people still dress up but don't feel obligated to). The praise and worship is good - no hymns so if that's your forte, keep this in mind. The pastor is great - he's really a teacher more than a preacher. The average Sunday service is probably a couple of hundred people plus kids. So not too small but not too big. We also have 'life' groups that meet throughout the week at people's homes. Or if you're like us and don't have time during the week, they also have Sunday-morning groups that meet before church. This is just a good way to get connected with a smaller group of folks and dig a little deeper into God's Word.
My husband and I work with the youth on Wednesday nights. Our normal crowd is about 50-60 youth. We hang out, eat, play games, a bunch of kids skateboard (not sure if your son is into that or not), have worship and then break into high school and middle school groups.
We went to a non-denominational church on the north side of town for many years. When we decided we really need a church closer to home, we visited a lot of churches and then narrowed our choice down to the 2-3 we liked with the assumption we were going to visit each of those for one month before deciding where we really wanted to stay. Harvest Point was one of the two we really liked but by the end of our first month there, we decided we were 'home'.
We always laugh about it though because I grew up in a United Methodist church and my husband never liked 'my' church and now we've ended up at a UMC anyway. They're just all a little different so it's hard to judge them just by their title so even though you were raised Baptist, I encourage you to give other denominations a visit.
M.H. answers from Atlanta on October 18, 2007
My family and I go to a small church that has been a God-send to us since we have moved to this area. Never have we felt like we belonged so much to a community of God's people. It is a small church and our worship is Christ centered. Our pastor keeps the day focused on Christ and not the worries of the week. We have a group of young people ranging from 12 to 17 that I am quite proud of. They have servants hearts and make visitors feel very welcome. (I have two daughters, 15 and 12) We do have a unique day on Sunday as we have service at 11:00, lunch directly after, our afternoon service at 2 and then desert and fellowship. I find it refreshing that we can spend the bulk of the day with the Lord's people. If this is interesting to you at all, feel free to call me on my cell and we can talk further, ###-###-####.
C.H. answers from Atlanta on October 19, 2007
We moved here a year ago and have tried several churches in the area. We finally found a small church that we love! The worship team is wonderful as is the pastor of the church. Grace Way is a non denominational non traditional (come as you are, you don't have to dress up just wear what you want; you can have coffee, water, etc. in the sanctuary during service, etc.) church with very friendly people attending. I don't know a whole lot about the youth group since my son is 22 but I know they do have one. You should give them a try. The church is located 700 Upper Woolsey Road • Hampton, GA 30228. The phone number is: ###-###-#### and the secretary's number is: ###-###-####. The website is: http://www.gracewaychurch.net/ Service times are 9:00am and 10:30am. (Except race weekend, the last weekend in October when there will be a Saturday evening service instead of Sunday services. There will be a meal at 6pm and service at 7pm. They are telling everyone to invite as many people as we want to this service so I am inviting you. Check out the service this Sunday morning if you can. I don't know exactly where you live in McDonough but if you bring 81 and cross 19/41 the church is on your right after just a short distance from 19/41. Otherwise 20 is also a good one to bring but I don't know the exact directions to give you from there. I hope you come and stay.
C. answers from Atlanta on October 18, 2007
Hi M. - are you looking specifically for a Baptist church or just a spirit filled church? I went to Community Bible (non-denom) on Jodeco Road when we lived in Stockbridge. It is a larger church with several services but we really enjoyed the traditional service (done by the senior pastor - at the time it was at 10:30 a.m. I believe). Lots of activities for kids - especially teenagers - so you might appreciate that part. My family and I are Pentecostal - lots of praise and worship and music - and pretty spirited sermons - pretty conservative. We attend South Metro Ministries in Sharpsburg / Peachtree City - Hwy 34 - now. We live in Fayetteville now. Love our church - it is a Church of God church. My mother-in-law attends a very small, and recently established Assemblies of God church (also Pentecostal). It is in McDonough on Hwy 81. It is Life in the Spirit and the congregation is meeting in a small store-front location right now until they can find a permanent location. There are a number of churches in your area. All I can advise really is that you visit several over the course of a couple of months and find someplace where you are really comfortable and where you really feel the presence of God. Best of luck in your search. C.
Y.D. answers from Atlanta on October 19, 2007
Hope Lutheran just open the last week of september at mount carmel elementary shool, the pastor is new to GA and is working hard to spread the word of christ in order word they are very welcoming a bible class is offered on thursday night at 7 at the office on hwy20/81 and church is sunday morning at 10.30 then snack and talking to others. I feel much better now that I am meeting new people between this site and church I hope you will choose this church. I am catholic and I enjoy it too.