Sojourn Spotlight: Athens Church

As our family of network churches continues to grow, our excitement pulses at the prospect of more gospel work being done, both locally and globally. Please join with us in celebrating the addition of Athens Church in Columbus, Indiana into our network. We encourage you to read more about their church below and continue to pray for them as they seek to make a missional impact in their city, county, and beyond. 


Athens Church is a new gospel-centered church planted by Aaron Lentz and located in Columbus, Indiana that desires to see a people, a city and a world awakened to the glory of God. 

In August 2014 a launch team was formed and began meeting together once a month to pray and discuss about planting a new church in Columbus. A year later the church began meeting in Gospel Community groups. On Easter Sunday 2016, they launched services. Since then, Jesus has continued to carry and provide for them. The church has had the privilege of seeing God add to their numbers and transform lives through the power of the gospel. 

Athens Church gathers on Sunday mornings at Yes Cinema and during the week in Gospel Communities in homes and neighborhoods throughout the city. If you're in the area, we encourage you to join them in being both a recipient of the gospel and minister of the gospel as they walk with one another, and grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ together.


  • Gathered and called a team of people to see this church launched. 
  • Raised up leaders to oversee ministries.
  • God gave us credibility with the city of Columbus.


  • That God would continue to call people to volunteer and serve the church in its various ministries. 
  • That they would be able to develop more leaders.
  • That they would grow in having a greater presence within the people and needs of the city.