Veterans Ministry

Alpharetta Methodist is starting a new ministry for military veterans. Our first step is identifying veterans who are members of our church family.

If you’re a veteran, please take a few moments to take our short survey.

If you’re a veteran who’d like to meet and share experiences with fellow veterans, please feel free to join the first Alpharetta Methodist Veterans Ministry meeting:

9:30 a.m., Sunday, May 20
in the Methodist Youth Center’s
Veterans Ministry Room (Rm. 5)

Please contact Justin Hoffman for more information about the Veterans Ministry.

I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened
or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9

What is the Veterans Ministry?

The mission of the Alpharetta Methodist Veterans Ministry is to provide fellowship, outreach and assistance to U.S. military veterans who attend the church and reside in the region. This outreach will be accomplished through prayer, partnerships and communication.

Because of our faith and service, veterans participating in this ministry share a unique, common bond that we will use as a foundation to meet veterans’ needs in four ways:

  1. Providing a familiar community. One of the great things about the military is its strong community. When you ask most veterans what they miss most about their time in service, it’s being around others who understand that shared experience.
  2. Educating veterans about benefits and resources that are available to them.
  3. Helping other veterans who are in need. The ministry will work with existing veterans groups to assist veterans in our area.
  4. Bridging the gap between veterans and those who support them, by sharing the stories of those who have served. Veterans are a civic asset, and our community can benefit from understanding their service.

Short Term Goals

As the Veterans Ministry gets started, we will focus on:

  • Getting to know each other and discussing our unique bond of military experience
  • Supporting Alpharetta Methodist initiatives, including Operation Oreo and Patriotic Sunday
  • Developing a list of local events that the Alpharetta Methodist veterans can participate in or support
  • Beginning to work with local veterans service organizations and other groups, such as Action Ministries, which is affiliated with the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Gathering feedback from group members on what we would like to see the new ministry accomplish

Long Term Goals

  • Partner with other local churches and their veteran ministries
  • Develop a video log of Alpharetta Methodist veterans sharing their stories of military service and sacrifice