Community Ministry

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From feeding and sheltering people who are experiencing homelessness, to providing transitional housing for families, to helping families stay in contact with loved ones in prison, Central provides many opportunities to respond to God’s love by serving in our community.



Habitat Houses

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Prison Ministry

We drive family members to visit their loved ones in prison18 Saturdays a year. Friends of Prison Families coordinates trips to Oglethorpe on 1st Saturdays and the Open Door Community coordinators trips to Milledgeville every other Saturday.

San Gabriel Transitional House

We own a home that serves as transitional housing for families who participate in Decatur Cooperative Ministry’s Family House Program. We help screen, evaluate and support families that participate in the Family House program and maintain the house and yard.

Alternative Gift Fair

We sponsor an alternative Christmas giving opportunity annually on Sundays during Advent to educate members and provide financial support for our mission partners.

Pollard/Covenant Grants

We make grants of approximately $90,000 annually each spring to support local organizations that serve people in need.  Factors used in making grants include:

  1. Consistency of the organization's mission with the fund's purpose
  2. Strength of the current relationship with Central
  3. Types of opportunities for members to serve
  4. Size of the organization's budget and its ability to secure other funding

Through the Pollard and Covenant Funds, we have provided financial support to the following ministries:



Our House provides quality early childhood education to children of homeless families, as well as support for their families. 



Forever Family focuses on lessening the impact of a parent’s incarceration on his/her children and the children’s caregiver(s) by providing supportive services to the children, as well as select services for inmates and caregivers.

Georgia Justice Project - Georgia Justice Project is an unlikely mix of lawyers, social workers, and a landscaping company that defends people accused of crimes and, win or lose, stands with its clients as they rebuild their lives in order to break the cycle of crime and poverty. 

Juvenile Justice Fund is a multi-faceted program, working with both children and youth in foster care and runaway programs, and the Juvenile Justice System. 



Clifton Sanctuary Ministries provides food, rest, shelter, healing, and support for homeless men of Atlanta who are elderly or disabled. 

Crossroads Community Ministry works with homeless men, women and children through developing supportive relationships and offering tangible supports to help individuals move toward safety and self-sufficiency.

Decatur Cooperative Ministry provides housing, homelessness prevention, and supportive services to homeless and at-risk families.

Genesis Shelter serves families with a baby under two months of age, with priority given to families with newborns.

Caring Works (formerly known as Hope House) provides transitional housing for homeless men who are participating in a structured addiction treatment program, with the goal of becoming self-sufficient. 

Open Door Community provides meals, showers, clothing, free medical and foot clinics, mail and phones, a public bathroom and advocacy for homeless people.


Presbyterian Homes of Georgia works to provide exceptional services to enhance the quality of life for senior adults.


Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection (DOOR) Atlanta is a faith-based network of urban service/learning programs that expose, educate, challenge, and motivate participants to respond to the issues and concerns facing an increasingly urban world.