When I was living in Los Angeles, there was a moment when my entire perspective on missions changed. … Read More
Mission trips that equip students to change days and transform communities.
At the core of M25 is realizing that service is not about pity or obligation. It's about compassion, love, and pursuing Jesus.
We invite you to join us as we go to the streets of downtown Atlanta and become servants.
I tell you the truth, whatever you did
for one of the least of these brothers of mine,
you did for me.
Who We Are
M25 is a mission program designed to bring students together to serve God by serving others. Sometimes going out into all the world means helping those in our own backyard, and with M25, your group will have the incredible opportunity to help some of 20,000 homeless people in Atlanta. Not only will students be able to witness needs, but they will also get to fill them. M25 focuses less on manual labor and more on relational ministry as students get a rare chance to meet, to know, and to minister to people from a different side of life. They will bring hope to the hopeless and be able to walk as Jesus did as they seek out the least of these.
M25 is a ministry of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church | 4385 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA | 770.971.2880
Gabe Barrett - Director of M25 Mission Camp
Gabe is a graduate of Auburn University where he played football. Before coming to Atlanta, he worked in a homeless shelter in Los Angeles and spent time serving on Skid Row.
Where We Serve
What We Do
M25 loves and serves others through creative relational ministry. We have a lot of fun and equip students to transform their own communities.
Carnivals Chess Tournaments Karaoke Nights Spa Days Ice Cream Socials
Training Modules Q&A Discussions at Shelters Relevant Nightly Worship Services Missions Focused Daily Devotions Hands On Learning
Check out some of the stories inspired by M25
Change a Day
Our First Carnival
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I Met Jesus
I met Jesus the other day. Not in some “near death experience, maybe I dreamed this, maybe it’s not real” kind of way. I mean I … Read More
"M25 gave us the opportunity not just to give something to a cause, but to be in the midst of the lives of those in need. To see, to feel, to care, to love."
Anne Rex - Field’s Chapel UMC
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a trip like this dangerous?
The most dangerous thing you’ll encounter at M25 is a car as we cross the road. Please don’t believe the stereotypes about homeless people.
Do homeless people smell bad?
When it’s hot, everyone tends to smell a little funny. And in 100°+ heat, you’ll smell a little funny too. It’s alright though; Jesus loves you anyway.
Can you tell me exactly what we’ll be doing?
No. We can send you a sample schedule, but the schedule changes so often, it’s impossible to tell you exactly what you’ll be doing during your week of camp. The needs are constantly changing, so we keep our planning very liquid to accommodate for the changes. With that said, a great deal of work and planning goes into each and every mission camp, and there are many contingency plans in place to ensure your group has the opportunity to serve as much as possible. On the bright side, every week of camp is very different.
Can middle schoolers come to an M25 Camp?
A number of middle school students have come to M25 and blown us away with their maturity and faith, and it’s because of them that M25 is open to 7th and 8th graders. However, you know your students better than anyone, so please don’t set them up to fail. A great deal is expected from everyone who comes to a mission camp, and if you don’t believe a student is ready for this type of ministry, please don’t bring him or her. (This goes for older students and chaperones as well.)
Are you going to drop us off downtown and leave?
Of course not. You’ll always have at least one M25 staff member with you to guide your group. You will also be with people who work for the organizations we serve with.
What do the homeless do all day?
Many of them work. Many others hang out in various parks and shelters. Some panhandle at strategic locations. They find places to get out of the heat/weather. They find food. They find a place to sleep. They watch TV. They talk about sports. They listen to music. They text their friends and family. What do you do all day?