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Homeless Ministry

The Downtown Atlanta Homeless Ministry is about sharing the Love of Christ with the Homeless Men and Women on the streets of Atlanta. We feed and minister through the 4 L’s – Listen, Learn, Lean and Love. The Homeless Ministry is an excellent opportunity to serve and grow as the body of Christ. Availability, presence, and the willingness to serve are the only requirements to join the team – No cost is required.

 

Through the generosity and willingness of many, we are able to serve the downtown Atlanta Homeless on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

 

Items we provide – Hygiene Kits, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers or Soup, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Fruit, Chips, Bottled Water, Lemonade or Hot Chocolate, Bibles, Reading Glasses, Blankets and other warm items during the winter. Hygiene Kits consist of Soap, Shampoo, Razor, Socks, Toothbrush and Tooth Paste and other gender specific items. Items are procured through donations by Church Members, Small Groups, Sunday School Classes, Vacation Bible School, Local Businesses, Team Members, Church Budget and Designated Giving.

 

Mode of Operation – An email reminder is sent approximately two weeks prior to each trip. Supplies are inventoried and missing items are procured. We meet at the church the day of the trip to assemble, cook, and load up for the mission. A team member shares a devotion and we have a team prayer. We drive downtown and serve three communities of Homeless located at Coca Cola Park, Hurt Park, and the “Trophy Shop” [close to the Civic Center].  We also search out small groups or individuals around the Capital. We serve food and other items; we minister through the 4 L’s – Listen, Learn, Lean and Love. We take prayer requests. We share Christ. We pack up and return to the church and put items back and clean up. We gather and reflect on the evenings activities and close in prayer.

 
Supply Needs:
  • Year round – hotel shampoo, soap, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, lotion, large powdered lemonade, foil sheets, sandwich size ziplock bags
  • Cold weather months (October – March) – men’s large, XL and larger coats, sweatshirts (hooded and not), hats, gloves, and blankets
 

What is Your Name – reflections of a team member

Read a testimony from David McBrayer, a team member to downtown Atlanta.

 

If this sounds like a ministry you’d like to be involved in, whether it be in preparation for going to downtown Atlanta, providing a devotion and prayer before departure, going to minister downtown, or providing supplies or funds, please contact Craig Sollenberger who heads up the Downtown Atlanta Homeless Ministry.