Ministries We Support
Each year, the church sets aside a portion of the total offerings received to be used in mission projects that reflect the goal of the congregation: to be evangelistic in reaching out with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Missions Committee works together as a team, prayerfully committing God’s resources for the expansion of the Gospel around the World.
Adopt a Ministry Program
Selected groups within The Church of The Apostles adopt a local, Atlanta-area ministry for a period of one year. The the adopting group’s commitment to their chosen ministry begins each new year in January.
This unique adoption approach allows many people at our church to learn about and serve the various ministries that touch lives and share the gospel within the greater Atlanta community. Every year, a different Apostles group adopts a different ministry, increasing our members’ exposure to these Christ-centered ministries.
The adopting group is tasked with the following:
1. Get to know your adopted ministry. Host those from the ministry, allowing them to share details about how the ministry works.
2. Plan three times, over the course of the year, to get personally involved and serve your adopted ministry.
3. Commit to pray for the specific needs of your adopted ministry throughout the year.
If you are in a Bible study or ministry group at Apostles that might be interested in adopting one of the Atlanta community ministries that we support, please contact Dave Hubbard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Atlanta Dream Center rescues and restores victims of sex trafficking and homelessness while offering weekly prevention programs to help at-risk children avoid common societal pitfalls into illegal and unhealthy lifestyles. ADC operates Atlanta’s only 24-hour rescue hotline where trained individuals will go pick up women who want to “leave the life” of commercial sexual exploitation and provide an undisclosed beautifully maintained safe home. ADC helps men, women, and children transition from living on the street to living in emergency transitional housing. Volunteers are available to help at-risk children with community programming, homework, support, and exposure to biblical education five days a week.
The Potter’s House is a ministry of Atlanta Mission. TPH is a Christ centered, Bible based, discipleship program for chemically addicted men who express a sincere willingness to change. It is the mission of TPH to advance the Kingdom of God by providing: 1) A safe environment through which chemically addicted men have an opportunity to begin their Christian growth on their road to recovery. 2) A program with the time, tools, motivation, accountability and guidance to facilitate the individual’s success in recovery, the progression towards a functional relationship with God, self, and others, and the successful re-entry to society. The Potter’s House philosophy of ministry is taken from the Bible in Jeremiah 18:1-4 when the potter, rather than discarding a flawed vessel, sees it’s value and reshapes it into something completely new. They believe that at TPH, God reshapes men’s lives so they may be productive and useful for the Kingdom of God.
Atlanta Pregnancy Resource Center’s mission is to share the truth and compassion of Jesus Christ, support life-affirming choices and promote healthy relationships by serving and caring for women and families in pregnancy-related circumstances. This is accomplished by providing free and confidential pregnancy tests, pregnancy options consultations, screening for and confidential pregnancy tests, pregnancy options consultations, screening for and offering limited obstetrical ultrasounds, referrals to life-affirming community resources an Earn As You Learn Program, Fatherhood Program, and post-abortion healing and restoration.
Mission: The Atlanta Youth Academy exists to advance the Kingdom of God by offering an excellent Christ-centered education to low-income urban communities.
Vision: To equip our students, the disinherited youth of Atlanta’s inner city, with the academic tools, social skills, and high character traits necessary to afford them the opportunity of a post high-school education and a purposeful, productive and Spirit-filled life. Additionally, the vision is to create a learning environment that emulates the precepts and principles of Jesus.
Mission: To present Jesus Christ to urban youth, to disciple urban youth and to provide safe, easy access for volunteers wishing to serve in the inner city.
Statement of purpose: Facilitate programs to evangelize, disciple, and develop urban youth into leaders.
History: Founded in 1991 by Larry Teem to stand in the gap (Ezekiel 22:30) and reach out to youth who were not being reached for Jesus Christ. Larry Teem was Apostles’ first staff Youth Pastor.
From time to time the church is asked to assist a member or part of their family with a personal need. The funds, when they need to be, are given confidentially.
The mission of Campus Crusade for Christ is to turn lost students into Christ-centered laborers. Their vision is to reach the 1.3 million students in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida with the life-changing message of the Gospel, build them in their faith, and send them to reach others.
Athletes in Action is an extension of Campus Crusade for Christ. Reid and his staff minister to the Christian athletes competing in major world sport events. They conduct sport clinics and camps for youth in sport host cities around the world proclaiming the love and truth of Jesus Christ.
Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center is an urban outreach committed to reaching unplanned pregnant mothers and fathers, and those who think they might be expectant, with counseling and support in an environment of Christian love, including a presentation of the hope and forgiveness of the Gospel. Encourage life by presenting the truth about the alternative of abortion, but also truth about the other alternatives of parenting and adoption.
Cobb Pregnancy Services is a Christian non-profit pro-life organization that assists women and men who are experiencing unplanned pregnancies offering them positive alternatives other than abortion through practical, emotional, and spiritual support. They believe all life is sacred and deserving protection. To this end they also offer abstinence programs in local high schools.
Cru Military goal is to win people to Christ, build them in their faith, and send them out to win, build, and send others. We believe our part is to focus on the global military community, which includes Active duty, Guard, Reserve, veterans, retirees, and family members all around the world. Cru mobilize and train churches, counselors, and communities across America and around the world to minister to military members, veterans and families in their midst.
Feed My Lambs provides tuition free Christ centered preschool education to homeless and impoverished children locally and internationally. Our program serves infants to children five years old. We serve two meals daily and share the message of Christ’s love through Bible based curriculum. Our mission is to help empower at-risk children spiritually, academically, physically and socially; to impact families and communities. Please come be a part of one of our wonderful schools by donating your time and talents. feedmylambs.net
Fellowship of Christian Athletes presents to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. Adrienne works in inner city Atlanta teaching Bible studies, disciplining and mentoring to coaches. She and her team are directly involved in outreach events, sport training and coaching to enhance their growth in Christ impacting the inner city and the community. Adrienne is a member at Apostles.
Gilgal is a mission designed to educate, equip, and empower women to embrace a future free of drugs/alcohol, utilizing their fullest potential in a God-honoring way through day treatments, counseling, and life skills development. Gilgal offers a 12-month Christ-centered program that will aid women in their desire to reclaim their lives.
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Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb’s mission is to spread the love of Christ through quality health care to those in need. The only full time primary care safety net clinic in Cobb County providing easily accessible, affordable, and comprehensive, high-quality healthcare, prescription medications and health education for the uninsured, working poor. Patients pay on a sliding scale based on household income and family size.
HeartBound Ministries is a Christian outreach ministry that supports and equips Georgia prison chaplains and ministers to the physical and spiritual needs of inmates through programs designed to change inmates’ lives, foster successful transitions back into society, and reduce recidivism rates. HBM serves 47 state prison chaplains and over 54,000 inmates annually, with an emphasis on evangelistic outreach. They bring in professional athletes, musicians, Christian speakers, and dramatists to minister within Georgia’s 37 prisons. They also minister to chaplains and inmates through prison adoption, books, Bibles and video distribution, greeting card distribution, holiday gift bags, indigent hygiene, after care and various other means. Andrea Shelton, an Apostles’ member is the founder and director of this ministry.
The Jonah Project is a Christ-centered program designed to help school dropouts a nd immigrants needing to enhance their use of English, improve their economic well-being and quality of life and that of their family, community and society. To help students discover that they are created and loved by God, and that God has a plan and purpose for their lives and, as they fulfill their God-given potential, help others do the same. TJP is strategically located in the intersection of Jimmy Carter and Peachtree Industrial Boulevards providing God’s hope, help, and second chances. Cynthia Bachman, an Apostle’s member, is the founder and director of this ministry.
Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef began in 1988 as a local radio broadcast. It has now grown into an international multi-media ministry focused on passionately proclaiming the uncompromising Truth of the Gospel in 20 languages to over 200 countries. Leading The Way is broadcast more than 3,300 times per week by radio, television, the Internet, and a brand new 24/7 satellite television channel, THE KINGDOM SAT, to more than 3.9 billion people worldwide. The ministry partners internationally with in-country follow-up teams to encourage new believers in their faith, helping God’s Kingdom to grow around the world.
In addition to weekly broadcasts, Leading The Way produces DVD and CD teaching series, books, and a monthly devotional magazine – My Journal – from Michael Youssef’s solid biblical teaching taught at The Church of The Apostles. For more information on Leading The Way, please visit www.leadingtheway.org.
Mike McCoy Ministries uses Mike’s platform as a former Notre Dame and NFL Football Player to reach students in Catholic Schools with the message of Hope and Encouragement. We believe the Catholic student is in as much risk as a public school student because of our culture. The school assembly program is used as the means to connect with students along with the comment cards they fill out at the end of assembly.Mike also ministers in the prisons as a speaker for various organizations. For more information please visit www.mccoy77.com.
Revival USA is a Christ centered, kingdom minded, Bible based mission designed to bring revival to the highways of the USA by proclaiming Christ (Phil. 1:18) at major outdoor community events like major sporting events, festivals, and concerts for the glory of God.
Revival USA operates Sports Fan Outreach International which is a short term mission agency that specializes in mission trips to major sporting events. Some trips are one day, some three days, and others ten days.
Bill Adams has been a member of Apostles since 2006.
VISION 9:38 desires to see more minority laborers sent into the harvest field. Will provide financial assistance to minority missionaries to enable them to labor unhindered, confidently, consistently, and efficiently in the harvest field. 25-30% of time will be spent evangelizing and discipling students at Morehouse College and 70-75% will be spent developing the fund raising component for other minority missionaries.
Wears Valley Ranch is a ministry to children from crisis family situations. At the Ranch, children find hope and healing from the past as they live in Christ-centered homes and receive ongoing counseling. Each student also receives a tutorial education, tailored to his or her individual needs. Many of these children receive Christ and begin to follow Him wholeheartedly as they experience His love through the family at Wears Valley Ranch. The Ranch is located in the Smoky Mountains near Sevierville, Tennessee.
Wycliffe translators have taken the life-changing Word of God to hundreds of language groups around the world, but there are still over 1,000 languages which definitely need the Scriptures. Wycliffe missionaries live among the people, learn their language and translate the Scripture so that all peoples can have the life-giving Word of God in their native tongue. Beth Merrill, an Apostles’ member, lives in Oaxaca, Mexico and is actively translating the Bible into Zapotec and other indigenous languages.
A non-denominational Christian ministry that reaches out to adolescents through volunteers, staff, club meetings, and camps by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and introducing and building meaningful relationships and by helping them grow in their faith.