This is an info./follow up letter that was sent out by the leadership of Renovation following our vision cast. If you are interested in being added to the mailing list send “add me” to info@RenovationChurch.net.
Thank you for showing interest in Renovation Church, a new church that is putting its roots down in downtown Atlanta, we hope with your help.
Renovation Church began as a calling on one man, Pastor Leonce Crump Jr, 2 years ago, and has slowly grown by the grace of God, prayers, and the work of its early-adopters to the point where it is now: the Launch Team Training stage.
What this means is that over the next 22 weeks until the end of October, we will be training the people who show an interest and who feel God is calling them to be the architects of this church to use their God-given talents, skills and abilities, to be the ones who help shape this new church, and launch it as a formal church in downtown Atlanta on January 16, 2011.
What does this mean for you? We are praying and hope you will pray with us as to whether God is leading you to come alongside and use your gifts for his glory in his church, in an area of downtown Atlanta that needs more vibrant, healthy, Christ-exalting and socially conscious people.
Last week was our vision cast and informational meeting where Pastor Leonce laid out the basic vision of the church: who we are, where we are going, how we want to get there.
Joining a church plant is not easy…it’s not for wimps. It requires commitment, faithfulness, and heavy lifting. It is not a spectator sport. If you are at a current church and your skills are not being used, come use them here. If you have a strong desire, like us, to see the gospel of Jesus change hearts and lives in an under-served area, this is the place for you. If you are not currently in a church, consider this your invitation to join a movement in the making.
We need musicians, artists, professionals of all kinds, marketers, web and IT, hospitality, trades, writers, thinkers, risk-takers, culture makers and caring hearts.
We will serve and be made up of, young and old, rich and poor, black, white, hispanic, asian and any other race or culture- or we will consider ourselves unfaithful. The book of Revelation describes heaven as a place where all tribes, nations, and tongues come together in one incredible mass of people, all rescued by the blood of Jesus’ death on the cross, his resurrection from the dead, and his being rightly worshiped as the one true God forever. This is who we expect Renovation Church to be.
The next 22 weeks we will be teaching and discussing doctrine, theology, mission, prayer, evangelism, generosity, passion, the new urban, culture and other pertinent topics to prepare our growing community for the task of launching and going public as a new church, in our own building on Sunday mornings.
This is a biblical strategy, based on Timothy and Titus: that the people of God should be equipped for every good work. Renovation is about doing God’s work: renovating hearts, lives, families, neighborhoods, and the city of Atlanta.
Scripture is clear: the church is not a building, it is people. Wherever we go, God’s people are The Church. They must be equipped, and they must do God’s renovating work.
Are you Renovation?
We will meet each sunday evening at 5 pm- 6:30 at The Stoveworks, 112 Krog st, Suite 5 in downtown Atlanta.
Come for food, connecting, teaching, discussion, and prayer. As always child care will be provided.
At the end of October we will launch Gospel Communities all over the city: A Gospel Community is not JUST a Small Group, Bible Study, Support Group, Social Activist Group, or a Weekly Meeting. It can involve these sorts of things, but it doesn’t stop there. These are smaller communities of Renovation people gathering by location to grow, enjoy and live out the gospel, mission and community.
Our website will launch on June 1st, just under two weeks from now. Until then Renovations Blog, www.UrbanMissionBlog.com, is a great place to connect with the heart of what we are pursuing, as well as track with the story of where we have been and where we are going.
Will you prayerfully consider committing to Renovation Church and learning, growing, and training with others for the good of Atlanta and the glory of God?