FCS Wins 50 on Fire Award

We are so honored to be one of Atlanta Inno’s 50 on Fire for 2019! Atlanta Inno is an organization the recognizes excellence and innovation across Atlanta. Some dear friends were kind enough to nominate us in the non-profit field, and we won! We’re so proud to be among the amazing other 49 organizations named.

Together, we’re truly lighting up Atlanta.

Sponsor a Runner for Our 2nd Annual 5K

Nothing bonds people together like sweating! Early in the morning on October 27th, a group of neighbors will be running and walking just over three miles in support of FCS in Chastain Park. You are welcome to support us in two ways! The first way, is to join our team as a runner and raise money to help FCS reach our goal. If you’d rather be asleep at 7:30am on Sunday, the second way is to sponsor one of our runners. Visit our 5K website for more information on how to run or sponsor a runner.

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.

Neighboring 101

During one of those lively discussions with a group of upper-classmen, I posed a question. "What is the number one mandate for Christians?" I asked them.

"Evangelize!" came the immediate and emphatic response.

I pushed them a little harder: "But what did Christ say was top priority for His followers? what did Christ actually say was that most important mandate for His followers?"

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How to Receive Visitors Ethically

Monica: It’s important to make sure neighbors get to choose if they want to participate. We work hard to protect the privacy of neighbors who don’t. For example, we offer people who come to the Open House a list of local Airbnbs. But that list is a curated list that Katie gives us. It’s all neighbors who want to be included.

Donell: Right. And we try to limit time where visitors are just “roaming,” because that doesn’t benefit our neighbors

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An Old Friend Becomes a New Team Member

We are excited to announce that we are receiving Michelle Witherspoon, formerly of Remerge, to our staff team as the Youth Development Coordinator. With her, she brings the South Atlanta Youth Group under our umbrella. Michelle is a longtime neighbor and friend, we’ve partnered with Remerge for years and have been aligned missionally. Alongside Remerge, we’ve decided strategically to bring Michelle and her youth programming under FCS.

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