What do Coca-Cola, Six Flags, and heartbreak all have in common? Atlanta.
Atlanta’s explosive growth has brought a tourist economy and exciting attractions to northern Georgia, including the world's biggest aquarium. But that same growth also presents challenges for this city.
Homelessness, drug use, and crime take young people away from the futures they could have. Large refugee populations struggle to fit in in a city known for its Southern hospitality. The forgotten people here desperately need the hope of Jesus and a second chance.
All you need to help is a heart of compassion and a willingness to strike up a conversation with someone you've just met. By coming alongside established ministries, you can help deepen the work they're doing in Atlanta.
While in Atlanta, your ministry opportunities could look like:
Kids Ministry: Hanging out with kids in the community, whether in a neighborhood pool or at a park, playing games with them, doing VBS, or sports ministry. You'll share the love of Christ through a child's favorite language: fun.
Youth Ministry: There is a possibility for youth ministry to older teens.
Family Ministry: Partnering with a local ministry dedicated to helping families in transition find long-term homes and restoration, both in relationships and in work projects around the community.
No matter what your ministry looks like in Atlanta, you will water seeds of service already planted in this diverse yet broken city. And your own heart will break and grow strong as you join the work God is doing here.
Atlanta needs help remembering how to love. Will you come and be Jesus to the outcasts who need him most?
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