Grove Park is a community uniquely positioned to have a huge impact on the city of Atlanta’s most vulnerable and marginalized population. It has the potential to be a haven for mixed income housing and a place where racial reconciliation can be an ever-increasing reality in and through the Church as life is shared in community.
Only miles from Midtown and Downtown Atlanta, Interstate 20, various universities and the new Atlanta BeltLine , Grove Park has access to valuable resources. Today it is untouched by the gentrification that has displaced longtime lower income residence in other parts of the city. However, the corner is already starting to turn as new and current residents alike band together to renew this once-thriving neighborhood.
The challenge is to renew with justice and grace. Stay one step ahead of those who would turn Grove Park into a neighborhood where current residents can no longer afford to stay … but have nowhere else to go.
Christian community development-minded investors have begun investing in buying and renovating the run down community assets for the purpose of helping develop the community in a way that benefits the least of these.
In order to accomplish these goals of reconciliation and renewal, Grove Park needs a missional and multicultural Church to strengthen God’s people.