Connecting People to a Growing Relationship with Jesus
Sunday Worship Services
Kids and Student Ministries
Missions and Outreach
To reach 10,000 people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe we will accomplish this through church planting alongside of the Connection Network.
Connection Church began in Statesboro, GA in 2008 in a living room with 7 people, a pot of chili, and a vision for a simple church that would be laser focused on connecting people to Jesus. Since that night, God has done incredible things through Connection Church. The church grew from that tiny living room to a permanent location with over 2,000 weekly attenders. Then in 2013, Connection Church decided to take the next step. The first campus church plant began in Vidalia, GA. From there, God continued to move and a 2nd campus was planted in Millen, GA. Then, in 2017, Connection Church Dublin was birthed as the 3rd campus plant.
Connection Church Dublin began with that same simple vision, to be simple and laser focused to connect people to a growing relationship with Jesus. The goal has always been to reach the city of Dublin by establishing a Gospel centered, diverse church. Buck and Carly Benton and a handful of couples uprooted their lives and moved to Dublin to begin Gospel work. The first meeting took place in a basement with a small group of people. As the Word of God was read and vision was cast, people began to respond. Many gave their life to Christ, followed through in baptism and began to embrace the mission to reach Dublin, surrounding counties and ultimately the world of Jesus.
That small group began to plant new connect groups, which serve as our small group communities, to reach more people. Through much fasting and prayer, we sought the Lord to give us a place to have Sunday worship gatherings. God gave us an incredible opportunity to worship right in the heart of downtown at the Theatre Dublin. Since then we've dozens of people give their life to Christ, follow through with baptism, and get connected to the body of Christ.
Our heart has always been driven by the desire to reach people. Connection Church grew from 1 location to 5 in a short amount of time. With such rapid growth, conversations began, discussing the best, most healthy way for all of the churches to proceed moving forward and what that relationship should look like. Through much prayer, the church decided to roll off all of the locations to become fully autonomous churches with local leadership. We believed this was the most biblical solution to such massive growth. Then the question arose, how do we work together as 5 fully autonomous churches? That's when the Connection Network was birthed. We as the 5 Connection Churches are working together in a partnership with the goal of planting more Connection Churches, structuring them to become independent, locally led, fully autonomous churches having the same heartbeat we have, which is connecting people to a growing relationship with Jesus. We are excited to announce that our next church plant is already underway! Starting in 2020, Connection Church Athens will begin Gospel work! As we look back, we can't help but say thanks to God for all He has done and how faithful He's been to our ministry. Here's the exciting thing, collectively we as a network believe the very best is yet to come!