Each Sunday, homeless people, many coming from the county shelter and the county jail, attend worship service and Bible study in NW Atlanta.
Fish House Recovery Program
The “Fish House,” a ministry of Jesus Place Inner City Mission, is a 6-12 month program designed to encourage, equip and disciple homeless men with the goals of achieving quality employment, housing, restoration to family and active membership in a local church body. Clients are studying basic Christian doctrine, actively participating in church, restoring relationships, and developing their careers all while maintaining sobriety in this very vital program. Out motto is “Fishing for Men, Equipping Men to Fish.”
Tri-Cities Food Cooperative Program
In collaboration with Tri-Cities Church, Fulton Co. Schools social workers, and the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Jesus Place offers a food security ministry weekly. Families in need are identified through the social workers who join the co-op and food is distributed to these families. Each cooperative meets twice a month. Over the course of a year’s time, the food cooperative program distributes over 40 tons of food. Food security stabilizes families in schools that experience nearly 50% attrition rates.
Inner-city kids are taken to North Georgia for a week of impacting teaching and activities in God’s creation. Camp Christy is named in memory of John’s sister, Jesus Place’s #1 volunteer who passed away in May 2004. Christy was an elementary school teacher and well respected by her colleagues and students.
Sidewalk Bible School
Historically, Jesus Place made use of the “Fish Mobile” in taking Vacation Bible School to distressed communities throughout the City of Atlanta each Summer. We are willing as opportunities present, to partner with churches who agree to do follow-up work in doing outdoor Bible schools in needy areas throughout our city.
Jesus Place invites Juniors and Seniors in college as well as adults to participate in Summer, 8-12week, or year-long internships. Our goal is to expose and equip interns for future work in America’s cities. Due to current financial challenges, interns must raise 100% of their living expenses / stipend.