Ministry Overview

A. Our Mission
Each church has a specific role in God’s plan of salvation.

We believe JCA exists...

to multiply, mature, and mobilize passionate followers of Jesus Christ for the glory of God.

B. Our Vision
The heart of JCA is...

to see a Spirit-empowered, Gospel-spreading movement of God in metro Atlanta and the world, through a community of local churches, so that individuals, communities, and cultures can be transformed in Christ.

In our church community

  • Develop mature and equipped followers of Christ with godly character and values.
  • Foster a caring, contagious community that expresses God’s love to one another.

In the Atlanta area

  • Build bridges between JCA and the communities in which our members live and study/work.
  • Meet the specific needs of the people of Atlanta through mercy and outreach ministries.

In the world

  • Mobilize kingdom workers who will help reach the lost people of the world as well as serve the local church with full devotion.
  • Plant new churches and send out full-time missionaries around the world to strategically fulfill our mission statement.

C. Our Core Values 

  1. Prayer and Spirit-Driven: Life change and the success of the church can only happen through the power and leading of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:12-14; Romans 8:26-28)
  2. Word-Based: God's Word is the primary means by which we can come to know God and become like Him (2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrew 4:12)
  3. Relational Influence: Biblical community is marked by deep relationships of authenticity, accountability, love, and humility towards one another (Acts 2:42-47, 1 Corinthians 13)
  4. Ministry Mindset: Ministry is a mindset, a way of life, in which we are called to serve others with love and sacrifice in order to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of others (Matthew 22:39, Luke 10:29-37, 1 Peter 2:5-9)
  5. Mercy and Justice: We want to magnify God by working for justice on behalf of the poor, the widow, the orphan, and the alien by showing people His mercy through tangible acts of love (Micah 6:8, James 2:14-17, 1 John 3:16-18)
  6. Mission-Focused: As we are transformed by Jesus Christ, we seek to transform the world by advancing the gospel both locally and globally (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8)