Journey Men

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The Alpharetta Methodist Journey Men is open to men of all ages. The Journey Men’s mission is helping men to become devoted followers of our Lord, Jesus Christ by:

  • Investing time and resources into the lives of other men.
  • Sharing faith in order to lead others into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Growing in faith with scheduled learning opportunities.
  • Serving our community and the world by helping those in need.
  • Building relationships with each other and with men in our church and community.

For more information about the AFUMC Journey Men:

Men's Retreat, Feb. 1-3, 2019

Men’s Retreat

Friday-Sunday, Feb. 1-3
Amicalola Falls State Park

Don’t miss this Men’s Retreat, hosted by the Journey Men! We’ll have 2 full days of Bible study and fellowship with Senior Pastor Dr. Don Martin and Associate Pastor Rev. Brad Greene. Rev. Nolan Wood, Lead Pastor of Life Church of Athens, will be our guest speaker. Rev. Wood, a former assistant head basketball coach at Boyce College in Louisville, Ky., has also worked with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Greene County.

Check in at the Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge starting at 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon. Check out is 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Choose from the following room options.

  • 1 person, 1 king bed: $330
  • 2 people, 2 queen beds: $230 per person
  • 3 people, with loft room: $200 per person

These prices includes 2 nights lodging and 5 meals.

The retreat is hosted by the Journey Men, but all men are welcome.


The Journey Men sponsor several activities each year to encourage relationship-building. Don’t miss the Pancake Breakfast and Bible Study on the first Saturday of each month. The free breakfast begins at 8 a.m. The Bible study is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. No reservations are needed.

Faith: Bible Studies with Dr. Martin

Senior Pastor Dr. Don Martin leads short (3-4 week) Bible studies for men several times each year. Studies are held in the Methodist Youth Center Chapel on Thursdays mornings, 7:15-8 a.m. Coffee and sausage biscuits are provided.

Lessons from the Book of Luke

Thursdays, Oct. 4-18, 7:15-8 a.m.
Methodist Youth Center Chapel

Join Dr. Don Martin and the Journey Men for this 3-week study.

  • Oct. 4: “Get Back Home” (Luke 15:1-2, 11-24) Our journey as Christians begins when we come home to God.
  • Oct. 11: “Get Over Yourself” (Luke 18:9-14) The key to getting our act together is admitting our need for God’s mercy.
  • Oct. 18: “Get Busy Helping” (Luke 10:25-37) God gives us opportunities to show compassion most every day.


As local and regional mission needs arise, the Journey Men put their faith in action. Several times each year they serve in mission projects, support church ministries or help in the community.

  • Mission projects
    A few times a year, the Journey Men participate in weekend or one-day mission projects locally, primarily with rebuilding projects and yard debris removal at the homes of elderly and infirm members of the church or community. They occasionally travel to impoverished areas, or towns recovering from natural disasters, to lend a hand.
  • Support for church events
    The Journey Men provide support to church-sponsored community events, like cooking the meal at a summer Wednesday Night Supper. The Journey Men also partner with the United Methodist Women on ministry projects.