Reaching Atlanta with the Gospel
With a diverse population of more than 5.7 million, Atlanta has become the unofficial capital of the South and one of the most influential cities in the United States. Despite its location in the Bible Belt and abundance of megachurches, the city lacks life-giving communities of believers who are invested in specific neighborhoods and actively meeting practical needs. Home to the world’s busiest airport, a budding film and television industry, a sporting mecca and an outpost for most Fortune 500 companies, the city of Atlanta has become a major player on both local and global levels. Thousands of students attend universities within the city, and a growing international community contributes to the more than 100 languages spoken in the area.
From the outside, the Atlanta metro area seems a bustling urban powerhouse, but a closer look reveals more of a contradiction. The Atlanta metro area is collected into pockets of unique communities, each one with its own distinct characteristics and needs. Life here is a juxtaposition of megachurches, shopping centers, high rises and wealth set alongside gang violence, drugs, human trafficking and poverty. The challenge to reach such a diversified population for Christ is great.
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