Intersect makes serving in the community simple for attendees of Buckhead Church. We aim to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ through serving others. To serve, we move beyond our building into the city to care for our neighbors in need. Specifically, we introduce people to service opportunities through our nonprofit partnerships.
Anyone! We’d love to help you take a first step into serving within the City of Atlanta whether you’re serving with your small group, your family, or individually.
To connect people to service opportunities, Buckhead Church has formed ongoing relationships with nonprofits and civic entities around our city. Our partner organizations focus on the homeless or near-homeless and at-risk children in Atlanta. Let us introduce you to them:
Atlanta Community Ministries (ACM) is a volunteer-oriented, Christian ministry that seeks to meet human needs and effect significant spiritual change in our community. They work with the interests, gifts, and abilities of volunteers—with individuals and through churches—and offer numerous ways for them to become more externally focused. Their intent is to get people "out of their seats and into the streets" in ways that change the lives of both those serving and those being served.
Atlanta Mission is the city’s largest and longest-running provider of services to homeless men, women, and children. They provide emergency shelter, residential discipleship, job attainment, and transitional housing for more than 950 people on a daily basis. Their work centers around transforming, through Christ, the lives of those facing homelessness.
Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) works to prevent hunger and homelessness for local people facing life-changing events such as job loss, a reduction in work hours, or medical problems. BCM provides short- and long-term solutions that range from food and clothing to housing assistance and life-skills education, placing special emphasis on helping Atlanta’s low-income workers.
The City of Refuge is dedicated to community development efforts that lead to the stability and sustainability of the local community. Through their programs, they offer life-building tools to individuals and families in Atlanta who are living on the margin. Their programs span multiple areas of need—from food, clothing, and shelter to job training, placement, housing, healthcare, and education.
The Furniture Bank’s vision is for all individuals and families in need to have the necessary furniture to live safely and securely. They recycle used furniture from individuals and companies and give it to people coming out of homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, and living with HIV/AIDS.
MedShare is dedicated to improving people’s quality of life through recovering unused medical supplies and equipment and redistributing it to those most in need. They focus their efforts specifically on maternal and child health, infectious disease control, primary care, and disaster relief by equipping qualified healthcare facilities in developing countries with these surplus supplies. They also outfit medical missions and safety net clinics in the U.S. and abroad.
Open Hand offers home-delivered meals and nutrition education to people with critical, chronic, or terminal diseases, as well as homebound seniors. They also provide nonperishable groceries to low-income, medically-eligible clients who have the ability to prepare their own meals. Through their work, Open Hand aims to eliminate disability due to nutrition-sensitive chronic disease.
Carter G. Woodson Primary School is an urban school located in the Grove Park community of West Atlanta, two miles from downtown. It's part of the Atlanta Public School system and serves students in Pre-K through 2nd grade. Of the students enrolled at Woodson, 98 percent are eligible for free or reduced lunches, which is an indication of low income.