We believe all Christians have been called by Jesus to live as missionaries (Matthew 28:18-20). For most, we will never be called to pick up and move overseas. However, we are all called to be witnesses wherever God has planted us. We want you to see yourself as a missionary in your daily life and recognize what God has given you that He wants you to give to others. You have freely received from Him, and He calls you to freely give (Matthew 10:8).
Below are some ways you can begin living like a missionary simply by loving those around you.
If you are currently engaging somewhere and have opportunities for others to get involved with what you are doing, please contact Kim Kremer at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you are doing.
OPPORTUNITIES TO LOVE MARIETTA
- Acts 6
- ESOL at Park Street
- Kidz2leaders and Camp Hope
- MSGA Food Pantry
- Out of Darkness
- The Table on Delk
ACTS 6: The mission of the Acts 6 ministry team is to aid the needy in our community through prayer, encouragement, generous giving, unselfish service, and compassionate outreach.
The Acts 6 team responds to the needs of walk-in clients coming to StoneBridge Mondays through Thursdays from 10am-12pm by assisting them with:
- Replacing key lost documents such as birth certificates and Georgia identification cards
- Emergency prescriptions
- Cobb Community Transit bus passes
- Most importantly-prayer and encouragement
If you are interested in learning more about the serving on the Acts 6 Team please contact Richard Wannall at email@example.com..
KIDZ2LEADERS AND CAMP HOPE: kidz2leaders, established in 1999, is the only organization in Georgia that is solely dedicated to working with children of incarcerated parents from the time they are in fourth or fifth grade through middle school, high school, and college. We believe that only through a long-term commitment can we permanently break the cycles of generational incarceration. A staggering 1 in 28 children in the U.S. have a parent in prison and estimates are that as many as 71% of these children may one day themselves become incarcerated. Our goal is to break the cycle of incarceration and isolation through Christian programs and services which reduce the impact of physical, mental, sexual, and spiritual abuses that occur in their lives.
Camp Hope, a free six-day overnight camp, is the entry-point for children entering the program. We serve more than 200 campers and camper-turned-counselors annually and impact an additional 300 family members in the metro-Atlanta area. With the help of countless faithful volunteers, we continue to work year-round with these campers realizing that if we don’t, the chances are greater that we won’t be able to change the trajectory of their lives. Additional year-round programs include retreats, an internship program, mentoring, hope4Christmas, prayer ministry, food pantry, and family days.
For more information on how to get involved, please contact Director of Programs, Christina Cummings at Christina.firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSGA FOOD PANTRY: The MUST Ministries Save-it-Forward food pantry program now has a food pantry at the Marietta Sixth Grade Academy. They distribute food once-a-month to impoverished families who have children in the school. Distribution is on the second Thursday from 5:00-8:00pm. They need teams of 6 people each time to help with the distribution. This is a great way for families and/or small groups to serve together. If you speak Spanish they especially need your help. You can sign-up to serve at http://signup.com/go/XFUECg. Katie White is coordinating volunteers. You can contact her at email@example.com with any questions.
OUT OF DARKNESS: The mission of Out of Darkness (https://outofdarkness.org), the anti-trafficking ministry of Atlanta Dream Center, is to reach, rescue and restore all victims of commercial sexual exploitation, that the glory of God may be known. Commercial exploitation may take the form of stripping, pornography, prostitution, or sex trafficking. Volunteer opportunities include: Jail Outreach, Hotline Responders, Rescue Team, Solomon House (safe house) and Medical Training Team (help first responders learn to identify potential victims). Training is provided and required. If you are interested in learning more please contact Tina Williford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REEL: REEL is an eye-opening experience that taps into the wonder of your favorite movies to give you a new eyes to see God, yourself, as well as the people you love. You can best get involved by experiencing Reel with a group that your organize or by promoting it. We also train facilitators that led Reel experiences. For more information, contact email@example.com
THE TABLE ON DELK: The Table on Delk provides a safe place for those who are being sexually exploited to have a meal and make meaningful connections with volunteers who desire to show them the Father’s love. By showing them His love through genuine interactions, telling them that their lives do matter and that He has a plan and purpose for them, some of those we serve will take steps toward healing and restoration. To learn more and to sign up to volunteer please visit www.thetableondelk.org.