Renovation Church is one church with multiple congregations that gathers weekly throughout the city of Atlanta.
Renovation is a diverse community of people from various racial, ethnic, socio-economic, educational and cultural backgrounds. Here we are all simply seeking to know and love God, live in community, and see our city transformed by serving it as we think Jesus would. Tim Keller, a pastor and thought leader says “[the] new human community that the Bible requires…doesn’t fit any culture but challenges them all at some point.” This is the dynamic we pursue and seek to create, and this is true community. Practically speaking, this means some of us are just exploring faith in Jesus for the first time, while others have been in church our whole lives. Some of us come from wealth, while others have spent most of their lives making ends meet. But in this community none is greater than any other and everyone is welcome.
You are the reason we started Renovation. We want to be a welcoming place for those who are curious about God but have never felt comfortable in church. We want Renovation to be a place where you can learn, apply and wrestle with who God is and what He desires for you. It’s okay if you don’t have it all figured out yet, none of us do. We like to say, “You don’t have to clean yourself up first to come and meet Jesus.” This is a “come as you are” environment.
At Renovation we try and keep it simple. It’s relaxed but passionate. We don’t need to be flashy or put on big productions for people to meet God. We believe that Jesus is enough. No matter when you attend, we follow a basic pattern of meeting together that is traced back to the early Church. We teach from the Bible. We pray, we sing, and we respond by taking communion together. The goal through it all is to love God and know him better by making God’s unchanging truth accessible and applicable without watering it down.
At Renovation, you’re welcome to wear whatever you’d like. There is no set dress code, although most folks dress more casually. Just be you.
Renovation loves kids! We believe that children are a blessing and should be taught about God in a fun learning environment and in a relevant way. Check out a brief description of what to expect in Renovation Kids.
Absolutely, please do! We seek to be a welcoming environment for people who are curious about Christianity or who are seeking to belong to a community of believers.
Renovation had its first public worship service on January 16, 2011 in the amphitheater of Martin Luther King Jr Middle School. We launched that weekend in conjunction with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. Our first gathering celebrated Dr. King’s dream of racial, social and cultural reconciliation, which can only truly be realized in the Gospel. We launched with a team of 30 people and by God’s grace have continued to grow steadily.
We are an interdenominational Christian church, which means we have a ton of people from all different backgrounds. It’s pretty amazing how diverse we are: from Catholics and Baptists, to Presbyterians, Charismatics, and Methodists, Jesus has done something wonderful here.
Renovation is elder-led, deacon-served, member-mobilized, and multiplication-minded. Since particularization in October of 2013, Renovation has 7 elders that safeguard Renovation’s doctrine, provide direction, and institute discipline. We also have a dynamic and very diverse leadership team. Meet the team here.
That’s a really great question. Visit the Connection area on your way out at a weekend service. As well you can visit our next steps page to find out what is next. You can also keep up to date on various mercy and justice efforts we are involved in throughout Atlanta or join a ministry team and get involved there as well.
120 Ralph McGill Blvd Unit 3
Atlanta, GA 30308
p: 404-414-0589e: firstname.lastname@example.org