Our Congregations

Atlanta Bar Church/ Beer and Hymns
Rev. Karen Slappey, Pastor/Mission Developer
Smith’s Olde Bar
1578 Piedmont Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

A Reconciling In Christ Congregation

We welcome you to Atlanta Bar Church! And when we say we welcome you… we mean ALL are welcome! Including

  • those of every age, sex or gender, race, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, creed, and culture
  • families of every size (including just one) and make-up
  • people of every financial situation from the homeless to the millionaire
  • the convict, the junkie, and the broken… in whatever way you feel broken
  • those who have it all figured out and those who don’t know if they believe in God
  • those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, straight, intersex, asexual, and every variation of sexual orientation or leaning or questioning
  • those who enjoy a few adult beverages and those who don’t drink
  • all those in any stage of recovery, from any and all addictions
  • the able-bodied and differently-abled; those with bodies of all shapes and sizes and all colors of skin and hair; the tattooed, pierced, gauged or implanted, and those in unmodified bodies
  • those who voted blue, or red, or green, or didn’t vote at all
  • the red-meat-eating and the vegan, as well as those who are hungry.

However you get to Atlanta Bar Church (whether your wheels are MARTA, a Hummer,  Uber/Lyft,  a Prius, or a shopping cart), your home can be with us.  After all, all means ALL. If we didn’t cover you in the above, know that you are welcome too. We do this because we think that is how Jesus rolled and we are trying to be like him. It’s as simple as that.

Atlanta Bar Church meets twice per month, as does Atlanta Beer and Hymns (alternating weeks) at Smith’s Olde Bar in Midtown Atlanta.  Follow us on Facebook for info about service formats, dates and times.

 

Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Rev. William E. Flippen, Jr., Pastor
3050 Cascade Road, SW
Atlanta, GA 30311
404-699-0346

Theologically strong, liturgically diverse and diverse in our congregation, hospitable, inclusive — these are the words to begin with when describing us. Emmanuel Lutheran Church is a multi-cultural community of believers in Jesus Christ, part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and doing ministry in the Southwest Atlanta neighborhood for over 60 years.

We welcome you to a community that lives in God’s grace, worships and fellowships together, and serves our neighbors by sharing our God-given gifts through events, programs, and educational opportunities. Our goal is to provide you with resources to aid in your individual growth and development, and that of your children and families.

 

Epiphany Lutheran Church14480513_1117539331664481_8114277227340198845_o
Rev. Chris Hermansen, Pastor
1350 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Suwanee, GA 30024
770-831-1966

At Epiphany, when we say God’s love and grace are for “all”, we truly mean ALL. We practice open communion for all people, regardless of age, church affiliation, or any other reason, because we passionately believe that the gifts of God are free!

We believe that our unity is in Christ. We welcome all because God welcomes all, regardless of any human divisions: race or culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or relationship status. We welcome all without regard to addictions, physical or mental conditions, imprisonment, socio-economic circumstances, or anything that often divides us.

“Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” – Romans 15:7

 

First United Lutheran Church
Rev. Dr. Anthony Prinsen

3481 Campus Loop Road
 Kennesaw, GA 30144
770-427-0325

We invite you to come and see us in person. All are welcome anytime. You can expect to meet people who believe in the love and forgiveness of Jesus. You can expect to meet imperfect people who do not expect you to be perfect. We come here to experience God’s grace together.

First United Lutheran Church is a community of faith both welcoming and inclusive. We are a family called to worship, serve, and learn together as we grow disciples of Jesus Christ for God’s mission of love for the world.

Here we find meaning. Here we find belonging. Here there is a place for you too!

 

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Rev. Paul Baumgartner, Pastor

1208 Rose Creek Drive
Woodstock, GA 30189
770-924-7286

Who we are:

We are called, gathered, and blessed to be a community and instrument of grace for all sheep of the Good Shepherd.

“Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you.” -Romans 15:7

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church warmly welcomes people of any age, race, nationality, sexual orientation, life circumstance, and physical or mental capability.

 

Grace House Lutheran/Episcopal
Campus Ministry at Georgia Tech
Rev. Devin Strong, Pastor
 182 5th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

404-872-6889

A Reconciling In Christ Congregation

When we say all are welcome, we mean ALL are welcome.

We welcome every academic status offered by the Institute. We welcome students, faculty, and staff of all colleges and universities, including the great School of Hard Knocks. We welcome the user-religious and the merely curious. If you have been hurt by Christians in the past, we hope you will give us a chance to love you! Don’t go to church regularly? Come on in! Church no longer relevant for you? You aren’t alone. We welcome those from all denominations, not just the Lutheran and Episcopal Churches. We welcome those from other faiths, too, including those who find trouble believing in God.

We welcome members of the LGBTQIA community. We welcome those who feel they have no place to belong. We welcome those who miss their family and those who need a family. We welcome those with struggles, fears, anxieties, and addictions, and we would be honored to walk alongside you as you heal. We welcome all political parties, including those that are just plain scared. We welcome the young and old, the tattooed and the pierced, people of any skin color or hair color.

If we didn’t cover you in any of the above, know you are welcome, too! After all, either ALL means ALL… or it doesn’t. We do this because we think that is how Jesus rolled and we are trying to be like Him. It’s as simple as that.

 

St. John’s Lutheran Church
Rev. Nancy Christensen, Pastor
Rev. Beverly Brown Shaw, Pastor

1410 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-378-4243

A Reconciling In Christ Congregation

Empowered by the unconditional love of Christ, St. John’s Lutheran Church seeks to be a diverse and compassionate congregation that embodies God’s love in Atlanta and in the world.

Because Jesus called us to be a church in a diverse and urban environment, we are called to make sure that the face of our congregation reflects all the faces that live in our neighborhood and beyond. Diversity is a gift that helps us to be more faithful. We are committed to be generous with our gifts of time, talent, and wealth for this joyful mission of hospitality, reconciliation, and justice in our neighborhood, in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and in the world.

 

St. Luke Lutheran Church
Rev. Paul R. Summer, Pastor
3264 Northside Parkway, NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
404-237-4413

A Reconciling In Christ Congregation

In response to the call in Romans 15:7, “Welcome one another therefore, as Christ has welcomed you for the glory of God,” we believe that every person has worth as an individual and every person is entitled to dignity and respect.

We therefore publicly proclaim that:

We welcome people of any race, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and physical ability into the membership of our church, and we encourage all people to share their faith, gifts and talents in worship, service, study and leadership.  We commit to remove all barriers that exclude people from full and active participation in our church; and we will continually strive to eliminate prejudice from our thoughts and actions and discourage prejudice by others at every opportunity.

 

Lutheran Church of the Messiah
Rev. Mary Armstrong-Reiner,
Interim Pastor

465 Clairemont Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
404- 373-1682

WELCOME.

If you are young, if you are old. If you are hip, if you are not so hip. If you are a sinner, if you are a saint. If you are a lifelong Christian, if you are curious about the faith. If you are searching, if you are convicted. You are welcome here. We strive to be a people of grace, and a community of hospitality!

WHO WE ARE:

We are first and foremost Christians—normal people striving to follow Jesus faithfully in our own unique time and place.

We are also Lutherans, people deeply marked by the teachings of Martin Luther, who emphasized that through the work of Christ, all human beings are invited into friendship with God. Through faith—a living trust in God’s love given to us in Jesus Christ—we are united with God and with the rest of the faithful in the church.

Our congregation is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Known as the church of “God’s work. Our hands,” the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians and service in the world.

 

Rev. Patti Axel, Pastor
1079 Bethlehem Church Rd.
Bethlehem, GA 30620

770-307-4628

A Reconciling In Christ Congregation

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. ~ 1 John 4:18

ALL ARE WELCOME.

Whoever you are and wherever you come from, you are welcome.

Whether you are young or not so young, Asian, Hispanic, African, European, or just plain American, you are welcome.

If you are gay, straight, asexual, bisexual, transgendered, or intersex, you are welcome.

No matter what language you speak, God speaks the language of love and acceptance, welcome and forgiveness, transformation and redemption. We do our best to speak God’s language – Come on in, YOU are Welcome here!

 

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Rev. Mark R. Larson,Senior Pastor
731 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-874-8664

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is a welcoming church to all people seeking to build a community of faith — a people of God who worship Jesus Christ as Lord, proclaim His saving grace, and, in service, share God’s love with the world.

Redeemer is a Christian community in the Lutheran tradition, serving in a metropolitan setting.  The life we share is Christ-centered and people-oriented. The hope we bring is redemptive and life-affirming.  The community we build is Spirit-led and transformational.  At Redeemer, church membership means so much more than adding names to a roll. It means gathering God’s people into a faithful community of believers who seek to reach out locally and globally through our acts of service.

 

Rock of Ages Lutheran Church
Rev. Randy Palm, Pastor
5135 Memorial Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
404-292-7888

The Mission of Rock of Ages Lutheran Church is to spread the good news of God’s love with people of every age, race and cultural heritage. As disciples of our Lord Jesus we have been anointed by God’s Holy Spirit to engage in ministry and action, promoting healing and wholeness in our congregation, our community, and the world.

Over the past 26+ years the world has literally come to Stone Mountain, and Rock of Ages Lutheran Church reflects this wonderful diversity in our membership, mission, and ministry. We are a congregational family of faith that truly reflects what Heaven looks like. In a spirit of cooperation, understanding, acceptance and joy our members share special and unique gifts with arms spread wide to this community and to the world. We invite you to join our multicultural family of faith at the Rock!

 

Trinity Lutheran Church                          
Rev. Dale A. Sillik, Pastor of Outreach        
1826 Killian Hill Road
Lilburn, GA 30047
770-972-4418

Reconciling In Christ Congregation

In response to the call in Romans 15:7, “Welcome one another therefore, as Christ has welcomed you for the glory of God,” we believe that every person has worth as an individual and every person is entitled to dignity and respect.

We therefore publicly proclaim that:

We welcome people of any race, nationality, sexual orientation, age and physical ability into the membership of our church, and we encourage all people to share their faith, gifts and talents in worship, service, study and leadership.  We commit to remove all barriers that exclude people from full and active participation in our church; and we will continually strive to be non-judgmental in our thoughts and actions and discourage judging others at every opportunity.

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