Send Relief’s desire is to offer on-going opportunities to visit our Ministry Centers to taste and see what compassion ministry looks like on the front lines. We want you to leverage our experiences in hopes that you may begin a similar initiative, fortify an effort that has already begun, or directly partner with one or multiple of our Ministry Centers.
We will spend time introducing you to our specific context and how the principles of ministry could easily convert into your local community. You will have the opportunity to converse with us about what has worked, has not worked, and why. It is also planned to explore what your goals short and long-term might be. Perhaps you have the next 5 years planned or maybe only the next 5 minutes. We are here to help, think, and pray with you about your next steps.
Atlanta is a vibrant city that’s a magnet for business, an area where tens of thousands of students attend universities, and a community that has such diversity of cultures that more than 100 languages are spoken here. But there are also significant needs.
The Atlanta suburb of Clarkston, where the Send Relief ministry center is located, is one of the most diverse communities in America. Known as the “Ellis Island of the South,” nearly 70% of the population is foreign-born, representing more than 50 countries with more than 100 distinct ethnic groups—all living within 1.4 square miles. This provides tremendous opportunities for churches and individuals to invest in the residents of this unique community.
Our desire is to help you identify one of the three goals below by the end of your tour with us.
Components of Send Relief Vision Tour:
Send Relief & Ministry Center Overview
Driving/Walking tour of area
Conversations with local ministry practitioners
Church and community assessment
Defining Next Steps after Vision Tour