Walter Henegar, Senior Pastor, email@example.com
Chris Talley, Associate Pastor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Claude Ball, Pastoral Intern in charge of Redemptive Unity and Community Engagement, email@example.com
Doug Teachey, Diaconate Chairman (non staff), firstname.lastname@example.org
Vision Statement: Our purpose is to embody and preview the kingdom of God from Buckhead to Bankhead.
Description of parish: Urban area encompassing a wide range of cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic diversity
Average participant: Over 400 members including children
Current challenges: Majority white cultural normativity, rethinking/restructuring diaconate, temporary worship space, new building renovation
Atlanta Westside Church believes one of the greatest ways we can express the love of Jesus Christ is to minister to those who have needs in our own community. AWC partners with the following organizations:
Agape Community Center https://agapeatlanta.org/
Agape empowers and supports underserved families within its community to discover and embrace their full potential. Agape provides academic support and family services focusing on character development, academic achievement, reading proficiency by third grade, successful high school graduation and post-graduation placement. Agape serves 200 school-age children year-round in innovative, in-school and after-school academic support programs; and 40 senior citizens providing a vibrant, social, safe community. Students and mentors are often paired in elementary school and the relationship may last through high school graduation.
Bright Futures Atlanta brightfuturesatl.org/
Bright Futures Atlanta is a Christian-based youth organization. Bright Futures Atlanta’s programmatic areas include academic instruction at Bright Futures Academy, after-school programming during the school year and camp during the summer. Bright Futures Academy is holistic in its educational focus, providing not only advancement in the core subjects of reading, writing and arithmetic, but also in Biblical studies, history and science.
Bright Futures offers an after-school program throughout the academic year combining art, music, and recreational activity to foster creativity, music appreciation and team dynamics.
During the summer, Bright Futures offers a ten-week summer camp of intense interaction and discipleship through devotion, character building, field trips, swimming and overnight excursions.
Jobs for Life http://www.jobsforlife.org/
A soft skills job training class that lifts our neediest neighbors from dependency to self-sufficiency
Paradise Atlanta Westside/PAWKids http://www.pawkids.org/
To help children establish an awareness of who they are in relationship to God.
To provide a quality after-school enrichment program in a safe, loving, Christian environment where children can thrive and grow.
To provide families with various resources that will empower and encourage them while promoting Christian values, building stronger communities, and developing self-sufficiency.
Urban Perform http://urbanperform.org/
A non-profit gym providing exercise and nutrition opportunities to the Westside Atlanta communities.
LiftUP TriKids: Students age 6-14 are invited to work with experienced coaches to train for a triathlon. They will meet two days a week and train by running, swimming and biking to complete a triathlon at the end of 8 weeks.
Fitness Classes: $2 per class or $15 per month for unlimited classes. Youth under 18 are free. All classes are 60 minutes unless otherwise noted. Classes are currently being offered at Redeemer Community Church in Vine City.
Campus Outreach Atlanta http://coatlanta.org/
A college ministry based out of Perimeter Church with staff on the campuses of the AUC, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State, and North Georgia. Our mission is to glorify God by building laborers on the college campus for the lost world.