Restoration of our Neighborhood

"Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities. Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes." Isaiah 58:12

Restoration is the beginning of a new story. As FCS works in Historic South Atlanta, we are watching a fresh narrative emerge. Neighbors are flourishing in a community growing in stability, vitality, and abundance. 

Restoration is a result of generosity and commitment from donors like you. Listen to our neighbors and see the impact of your gifts to FCS.

Hear the stories of our neighborhood>>>

Growing Businesses In South Atlanta!

Businesses can be powerful tools to increase resources and create jobs in a community. We love the energy and effort behind initiatives like Carver Market and Community Grounds in South Atlanta. But we know there is even more need for sustainable businesses in our community, and we also know there are ideas and small businesses growing already within our streets.


Learn about a new partnership and exciting initiative >>>


Focused Community Strategies partners with under-resourced neighborhoods to provide innovative and holistic development that produces flourishing communities where God's Shalom is present.

Life In The Bubble: Reflections On Leaving The City

I feel so very far away from the colorful mix of urban neighbors that once enriched my life. This morning in the predawn hours, I pulled out a book of my old memoirs, letters I wrote during the earlier days of ministry when I first moved into the city. Memories, many of which I had forgotten, came flooding back with a power that startled me.


We Are Called To The Calling

When my wife and I moved into Historic South Atlanta, we knew what we were committing to. We were intentionally moving into one of Atlanta’s more difficult neighborhoods. As an organization, this is FCS’ sweet spot. We go deep into difficult places and create thriving communities. As a family, we did not make the decision lightly.


5 Resolutions For Charities

The New Year is upon us! And for many, it is a time of self-reflection and evaluation. What were the positive outcomes and experiences of last year that we’re grateful for? What do we hope to change in the new year? How will we reach our goals?