People were made to be generative, but we find ourselves surrounded by a culture designed for consumption. We have somehow bought into the idea that we will be more if we consume more. But the truth is that we are most human when we give more than we take. 51 is not just a number. It is a symbol of a lifestyle that gives more than it takes...even if it is just a little. Being a 51% person means that we contribute & create more than we consume. That leaves the world better than we found it. Sadly, we have trained ourselves to even consume our faith. We come to churches hoping to be fed. Jesus said, "if you hold onto your life, you will lose it. But if you give it away for my sake, you will truly have it!" We believe this is the life modeled by Jesus and it is the full life he invites us to embrace. We can be more, Atlanta can be more and this world can be more as we shift from being consumers to being generative co-collaborators with God is His mission to help us be human again.
Giving more than we take, even a little, changes us and it changes the world.
Our mission is to be a catalyst for transformation in the lives of people and in culture.
We will build Church51 around these basic core values & functions found in the snapshot of the new community being planted in Acts 2:42-47. We believe that the “Life” God offers is a life that is fully integrated, not compartmentalized. As humans, we were created to live lives of…
We are to be on mission. This is where we most fully live out our purpose.
Before evil happened in the world, God said it was not good for us to be alone.
We are unique, with God-gifted passions & abilities, as members of one Body
Our character is to be like the “good soil” and transform or grow continually.
The choices we make about our time, talent & treasure define what we worship.