Save the Date!

Join us for an indoor block party celebrating 40 years of FCS and honoring the FCS Founder, Bob Lupton! Bob's life work has been the rebuilding of urban neighborhoods where families can flourish and thrive. In these 40 years, FCS has produced over 400 units of affordable housing, created a dozen small businesses, taught hundreds of churches and nonprofits about responsible charity, and incubated countless organizations that are creating change around our city! 
 
We'll celebrate on November 15th at The Fairmont, so we invite you to save the date and come celebrate with us! More details coming soon.
 

Will You Run with Us?

Calling all runners and walkers, joggers and speedwalkers, movers and shakers! We invite you to come take part in a 5k with us!

On Sunday, September 23 at 9 a.m., FCS is taking part in the Generosity Race Series, and we are recruiting twenty-five runners and walkers to join us. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a beginner, you are invited to come out and participate. Kids are welcome to run, and strollers can be pushed! You don’t have to go fast, we’re just glad you’re moving with us!

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MISSION STATEMENT

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

Fixing the Revolving Door

A troubling report issued last month by the Bureau of Justice Statistics revealed that five out of six state prison inmates released back into society were re-arrested, most within three years. Five out of six! Sounds like our prisons have become finishing schools for career criminals. The correctional system is obviously not “correcting.”

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Learning a New Language of Charity

“Program is our native tongue,” the missions pastor told me.Her words caused the gears in my brain to realign and click together. After meeting with countless groups who deeply desire to love and serve their neighbors, but struggle in many ways to do so, the metaphor of language so perfectly captures the challenges of changing our charity models.

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The Sacred Place of Camp

Twenty-eight kids and a few adults spilled out of vans into the parking lot. They were laughing about swimming in the lake, sharing stories about playing football, showing off their new step moves, and singing songs together. They shared communal joy and memories as they arrived back in South Atlanta after five days away at Camp Grace.

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