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Stone Mountain, GA

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Leslie Way

on 29 November 2012

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Stone Mountain, GA Empowering People Through Holistic Growth The Cycle of Holistic Development and Empowerment Assessment Ministry Opportunities Potential Self-Sustaining Assets God is at Work Lesslie Newbigin Assets How Can This Cycle Continue? Luke 2:52 Historical Timeline Demographic Charts History & Demographics 1822: Established in Dekalb County “And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor.” Meeting the Needs for Growth 1 Peter 4:10 “If the gospel is to challenge the public life of our society…it will not be by forming a Christian political party, or by aggressive propaganda campaigns…It will only be by movements that begin with the local congregation in which the reality of the new creation is present, known, and experienced, and from which men and women will go into every sector of public life to claim it for Christ, to unmask the illusions which have remained hidden and to expose all areas of public life to the illumination of the gospel. But that will only happen as and when local congregations renounce an introverted concern for their own life, and recognize that they exist for the sake of those who are not members, as sign, instrument, and foretaste of God's redeeming grace for the whole life of society.” -Lesslie Newbigin Prisoner Release Programs Business Association Local churches are aware of the needs of their congregations and of their community and are working to meet those needs Dedicated To:
Charles “Chuck” Burris
First African-American Mayor of Stone Mountain
March 5, 1951 – February 12, 2009 Shirley Gaskin
Megan Hurst
Holly Johnson
Leslie Way 1847: Renamed Stone Mountain 1861: Civil War 1863: Emancipation Proclamation 1865: War Ends - Reconstruction 1876: Jim Crow Laws & Segregation 1915: Reenactment of the Ku Klux Klan 1963: MLK Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" Speech Needs For Growth Physical Mental Spiritual Social Downtown Stone Mountain Park Churches Smoke Rise Baptist Church Berean Christian Church Stone Mountain Cooperative Ministries YMCA “Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.” Matthew 25:14-30: The Parable of the Talents "And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’"
(vv. 20-21) Missionary Dimension The Cycle Begins Missionary Intention The Cycle Continues The Priesthood of the Whole Church "The idea is not to bring anything into the community, but to build upon what already exists" Foster Care Increased Education Aid Racial Reconciliation & Partnerships Berean: GED Programs & College Bridge Programs Smoke Rise: Focus on Athleticism & Sportsmanship Redistribution of Funds into the Community Internally Contracting of Food Vendors There is always room for improvement For this to continue, local churches and citizens must integrate and work together
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