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WHAT IS ATLAS?
"A place to come when you don't know where else to turn."
ATLAS is a mentor based, prayer driven ministry that provides personal development services to individuals and families who are hurting for a variety of reasons.
ATLAS is a safe, confidential place to come in and let it all out. Our services are free to the public. We listen, encourage and pray with folks who come through our door.
Although every ATLAS has the same mission and core values, each ATLAS looks differently based upon the needs of the community and focus set by the local leadership.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
We are excited to find ways to touch lives for Christ in many communities. Every person we meet matters. They matter to Jesus and they matter to us.
Statistics show us that 9 out of 10 people who move out of poverty do so because of one person who walked with them. Jesus also tells us to make disciples. His display of this was not getting people to a church service but by having his followers walk along side of others, often those in physical, financial, mental or spiritual strife.
WHEN DID ATLAS BEGIN?
The first ATLAS was founded in 2000 by a group of people who wanted to serve their community. Today there are more than 15 ATLAS offices in different communities across the US founded often in the same way.
HOW DO WE PURSUE OUR MISSION?
ATLAS is not a counseling agency, but works with other professional counseling and support organizations in cases where professional assistance is needed. ATLAS works with churches and resource organizations to meet the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of people.
We want to address all the needs one person may have in order to best allow for a full and sustainable life to be achieved.
We believe that there is a great core of Christ followers in many cities that can help make this ministry flourish, and see the kingdom expanded, one person at a time.
HOW CAN I HELP?
ATLAS Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public charity. Your gifts allow us to continue to do the work to which God has called us. Thanks to your generous donations we are able to continue to serve our community. We appreciate your support now and in the future!
HOW DOES THIS BUILD THE KINGDOM?
We envision that the local body of believers will be built up as Christ followers by having a means to walk alongside of people who are in a time of need.
We imagine that if a church provides four volunteer mentors that after one year at least two of the clients will be attending the church these volunteer mentors attend. Why? Because of the relational connection, ATLAS is about building the Kingdom, not one specific church.