Faith & Finances: Grove Park
by Restore Life 500 Lives Impacted Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Faith & Finances: Grove ParkFaith & Finances is a 12-week training that helps bring understanding to the often complicated field of persona...
Vision: To see all sectors of Grove Park flourish through dignified empowerment of its leaders.
Mission: We discover effective leaders, develop local leadership, and disperse resources for the sake of dignified housing, job development, and flourishing families.
Restore Life Calling and History
“They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.” - Isaiah 61:4
The main supporters of this endeavor have been Perimeter Church, Paradise Missionary Baptist Church, Shalom City Church, Fellowship of Companies for Christ International, and over 100 other committed donors and volunteers who believe in this ministry and the redemptive work Jesus is doing in Grove Park.
*Human Dignity is being compromised because of sin, placing the community at risk.
Broken systems - Broken stories - Broken solutions
*Competition instead of collaboration = limited, isolated, and unsustainable impact *Residents systemically disempowered to participate in the community’s restoration.
*Vision and leadership that unites community assets around the gospel of Jesus Christ *Effective facilitation of collective impact that restores housing, jobs, and families *Restoration Agents: United and empowered community residents leading the way
We need a backbone organization to put resources and energy into gospel driven collective impact in order for the community to be restored in a just and sustainable manner.
We believe that effective leadership from existing community members is a key component in preventing unhealthy gentrification. With this belief, it is the mission of Restore Life to develop healthy community leaders who can lead the Grove Park community towards a healthy, sustainable, and equitable future. Through the dignified empowerment of our neighborhood leaders, our aim is to see holistic flourishing that stretches across all sectors of the community. As these leaders develop their own businesses, non-profits, ministries, or educational programs, our heartbeat and passion is to ensure that every opportunity for development is accessible. This includes access to funding, volunteers, development trainings, consulting, counseling, and general connections with other successful leaders in the Atlanta community.
We believe that collaboration is always better than competition, and we believe every person has a good idea worth investing in.