Here's what we're doing to bring the Kingdom to Earth!
Renew the City - Atlanta
Each year Envision Atlanta hosts an event called Renew the City Atlanta. Renew the City is a practical way so showing "Your Kingdom come, Your will be done" to our neighbors and to those that we work with. Click here see photos from 2017. We got to clean up trash, help clean up a park and a community center!
Nomadic Thrift - A mobile thrift store.
Envision also seeks to create jobs through its partnership with an upcoming mobile thrift store called Nomadic Thrift.
Nomadic Thrift was created as a solution to solve a need which many refugees have. Through a mobile thrift store, refugees who rarely leave their houses are now able to be supplied with good clothes at an affordable price.
As a result, Nomadic Thrift gives numerous opportunities to make relationships and share the gospel with others.
Job Creation and Training
Did you know that gangs largely exist because the family is not functioning as it should? Gangs create what is called a "false family". Due to the lack of jobs for refugees parents are forced to take jobs that require them to be away from their families. This creates a void that the gangs attempt to fill. Our part of the solution? Create jobs. Out of the jobs we can provide training and discipleship to help ensure healthy families.
*Window cleaning, job creation, and job training are done through partner companies in the local community.
Our own Angela Kirk is working hard at starting up ESL classes. She is pushing to have an American Culture Taster as an introduction to English!
Dan Kirk heads up our church planting team and is working with many people in the community to set up house churches. His team has also had the opportunity to work with Ethiopian church leaders in Clarkston to aid them in the establishment of a new church!