What We Do
AFIRE is more than a ministry. It is a movement for Christ where college students gather together in a relaxed environment for an intimate encounter with God!
Soul Food Sunday
Our monthly gathering of good home cooking, fun, fellowship and motivational conversations that are guaranteed to nourish your mind, body and soul. You will leave inspired with pearls of wisdom on how to survive and thrive in college with topics such as Dating and Relationships; Time Management; Trust and Accountability; Friends and Frenemies; Character; Roommate Woes; Sex, Alcohol and the Party Scene; Finding Jesus and A Church Home; Finding Balance and Who You Are, and much much more.
In partnership with Pastor Scott Free and the City Takers Movement, we give away FREE groceries to students during our Soul Food Sunday gathering. Additional grocery is available upon request.
Kick-Back on Sunday
If you're looking for something to unplug and unwind on a Sunday afternoon, come join us for our "Kick-Back on Sunday" social gathering. Activities include paint night, vision board parties, game night, ice cream social, holiday day parties, and more that are coupled with engaging conversations about life as a college student.
No one needs to go through life along. AFIRE provides a family environment where college students learn about life together. Our peer mentoring initiatives is an intimate community of peers that provide friendship, support, accountability and love.
Worship Unplugged/ City Taker's Experience
There is nothing like expressing your love for God through praise and worship. We kick-off fall and spring semester with an explosive evening of praise and worship that leaves you wanting more of God. In partnership with City Taker Movement our "City Taker Experience- College Edition" will feature a variety of performances including spoken word, mime, praise dance, hip-hop dance, rap, comedy, and singing. Be on the lookout for our Open Mic night in November.
Hearts Afire Mission
Our students whole heartily embrace the commandment of “love thy neighbor” and “wash the feet of Jesus” by reaching and meeting the needs of people who are less fortunate than themselves. Via our annual Alternative Spring Break Mission Trip, students establish lasting ties with the destination communities through a variety of service activities, college tours, museum tours, sightseeing, social outings, and more. Via partnership with Crossover Church ATL, we serve our community via feeding the hungry and other service activities.
Fall Spiritual Awakening Retreat
The Fall Spiritual Awakening Retreat is a unique weekend getaway designed to “Rejuvenate the Mind, Body, Heart and Soul.” It combines life changing empowerment sessions, guided meditation, yoga designed to help release stress and anxiety, mindfulness and spiritual adventures … all meant to leave you empowered and lift your mind, body & spirit to the next level. Each day we will focus on key elements that impact our emotional and spiritual well-being in order to awaken our true self. This includes time for journaling, meditating, praying and worshipping.
Resources for College
Through the benevolence of our community partners we provide students with FREE resources for college. These include FREE groceries, FREE back to school gift packets and FREE finals week gift packets. Student members also have access to grants and scholarships.
Students can apply for one of three $1,000 scholarship. Scholars receive awards based on the strength of their academic background, campus & community involvement, leadership skills, and professional work experience. Applicants must be a US Citizen who is a Georgia undergraduate student, has a 2.5 minimum GPA and is enrolled full-time for the awarded semester.
Grants in the amount of $50-$250 are awarded each month. Grant categories include Food, Groceries, Gas or Public Transit Fare, Off-Campus Housing Expenses + Monthly Bills, Textbooks, Hardware, and Software, Mental and Physical Health Expenses, or Graduate School Admission Fees.