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The vision of AreaOne Ministries is to support the local church by creating catalyst youth events that inspire, train and mobilize teenagers to live every aspect of their lives from a biblical perspective. Our motto is “inspire • train • mobilize”. We focus our teaching on subjects such as discipleship, moral absolutes, godly leadership, biblical interpretation and Christian worldview application.
Who Is AreaOne?
AreaOne Ministries is a Federal 501(c)3, nonprofit ministry that creates life changing camps, conferences and retreats for middle and high school students. We are a youth ministry designed by youth workers… full-time and part-time pastors and youth pastors, volunteers and college students. We are governed by an independent board of directors and we are supported by individuals and churches. We are very passionate about teenagers applying a biblical worldview to all of their life-decisions. Our philosophy is to utilize the most effective youth communicators and musicians to convey the life changing message of Jesus Christ.
Where Is AreaOne?
AreaOne uses summer camps and conferences, winter conferences, concerts and retreats around the country to equip and empower students to live for Christ. Our experience is that this generation desires to be challenged intellectually with culturally relevant teaching and passionate worship. We believe that every Christian is a leader regardless of natural giftings, and our goal is to see students go into their communities with the knowledge, heart, and passion to make a difference in the lives of their peers.
When Is AreaOne?
Besides our summer conferences, AreaOne supports events by other churches and ministries by providing production services. We also provide support and training for churches in the production arts through our TechLifeLine division.
Kiley Butler - President
Rachel Butler - V.P. of Operations & CFO
Rachel serves as the V.P of Operations and Administration for AreaOne. She oversees the organization behind the scenes as well as event registration. As Chief Financial Officer Rachel directs and oversees all aspects of the finance and accounting functions of the organization. She has a heart to disciple young women and has actively been involved in teaching others how to disciple one-on- one and in small groups. Rachel co-founded and ran the Cultural Arts Development Institute in Lakeland, TN where she taught private music lessons and oversaw the formation of classes for homeshoolers. She graduated from Crichton College with a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies and studied for her masters through Covenant Theological Seminary. She blogs at Only Passing Through. Rachel lives in Lakeland, TN with her husband, Kiley. She can be reached at 888.GOAREA1 ext. 2.
EVENT STAFF & VOLUNTEERS
AreaOne has a large staff of volunteers that oversee office and event operations. Without this group of engaged volunteers AreaOne would not exist. If you would like to get involved with AreaOne, click here to donate or here to contact us about volunteering. Feel free to contact us if you would like to be considered for a volunteer position at one of our events
Tom Briggs - V.P. of Training & Production
Tom serves as V.P. of Training and Production for AreaOne, in addition to being Co-Founder of TechLifeLine. Bringing extensive experience to the team, Tom oversees training, consultation, and live production. The former touring audio engineer for four years with the popular Christian band Skillet, he was a freelance audio engineer for twelve years. He has extensive knowledge in the design and installation of audio, video and lighting systems, having spent seven years in the manufacture's rep world working directly with designers of A/V equipment and the dealers who sell the equipment. Tom has a passion to help churches navigate the sometimes confusing world of audio in order to make sure the Word of God is communicated clearly. He and his wife, Linda, live in Southaven, MS and have three adult children and one grandchild. Tom can be reached at 888.GOAREA1 ext. 6.
One of the many things we’ve learned over the years of ministering to students across the United States is that you can’t go far without people praying for you. It’s amazing what can go wrong when traveling great distances with large amounts of gear and people. Just as important are the people praying for our youth events and the students that attend. Want to get involved in praying for the AreaOne staff and events? Contact Rachel today and we’ll get you in the loop.