ABOUT KINDNESS STONE MOUNTAIN:
Kindness Stone Mountain is a grassroots initiative in Stone Mountain, GA, committed to carrying the loving-kindness (Hesed) of God to our whole community. We firmly believe that God's kindness serves as a potent catalyst for repentance.(Romans 2:4) Our practical approach involves a door-to-door outreach, aiming to share the gospel and God's Word with every household and individual in Stone Mountain.
Recognizing that discipleship goes beyond evangelism, we emphasize the importance of continual pastoral care and community support. Therefore, we are wholeheartedly dedicated to collaborating with the local churches in Stone Mountain, promoting unity and a shared mission. Our heart is that this wouldn't be only a 9-day event, but the beginning of multiple community outreach events and discipleship groups.
We are convinced that believers, spanning all times and places, bear the responsibility to proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God. This conviction finds resonance in Paul's teachings in Romans 10:14-15a, where he poses thought-provoking questions about the indispensable role of preaching and being sent to share the message of faith: “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?”
DAY 1-6 AND 8-9
9:30AM. . . . . . . . .ARRIVE
10AM. . . . . . . . .MORNING WORSHIP
11AM. . . . . . . .TRAINING/ ORIENTATION SESSION
12PM. . . . .LUNCH
1PM. . . . . . . . .OUTREACH
5PM. . . . . . . . .DEBRIEF
1:30PM. . . . . . . . . TRAINING AND ORIENTATION
2:30PM. . . . . . . . .OUTREACH
5PM. . . . . . . . .DEBRIEF
WAYS TO PARTNER
Come join us this April! If you love and follow Jesus, and have a desire to make His name great in our city, you are welcome!
ADOPT AN APARTMENT OR NEIGHBOORHOOD
Are you a church or individual in Stone Mountain willing to commit to further evangelism and discipleship in a particular neighborhood or apartment?
All donations are tax-deductible and will be directly used for Bibles, training resources and equipment.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE THE BELIEFS AND VALUES OF YWAM?
Youth With A Mission(YWAM) is an international, interdenominational missions organization centered on Knowing God & Making God Known. This is worked out through personal discipleship as individuals and through missions training schools, as well as in community outreach, evangelism, and discipleship from our neighborhood to the unreached and unengaged throughout the earth. For more information, visit our Belief & Value page here: https://www.ywamatlanta.org/ywam-values
WHAT CHURCHES WILL PARTICIPATE IN THIS OUTREACH?
As an international, interdenominational missions organization that seeks to partner with believers for the sake of the great commission, we find resonance in Augustine's words, "In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity." In other words, where we can agree on the essentials of orthodox Christian belief, we believe we share the mandate for unity and mission under the Lordship of Jesus. Churches that affirm both the Apostles Creed and Nicene Creed.
WILL MY OWN IDENTITY AS A CHURCH BE SEEN OR REGARDED AT THIS EVENT?
We deeply value the individual ethos of communities in their unique expression of their love for God and mission to neighbor; we also deeply value a shared mission that is not hindered by tertiary values, and individual methodologies. We believe in the simple gospel and are unashamed of it. We believe that it is the very power of God for the salvation of anyone who would believe.
WHAT DOES FOLLOW-UP LOOK LIKE?
Follow-up, or discipleship, necessarily follows from evangelism and is a priority for us at YWAM Atlanta. Follow-up can look a few different ways. Firstly, all seekers or new converts will be connected with a nearby, doctrinally sound church in their area by our YWAM staff. Our heart is that local churches, partnering with us in engaging the lost and disaffected, would actively engage and invite individuals into their own church families. We believe that the primary vehicle of discipleship is through the local church, and we love for you to receive seekers and new believers so that they may be discipled thoroughly. Being aware of many Stone Mountain residents, there may be an inability to attend a church, so we would love to do two things. We would like churches to adopt areas of the city so that seekers or new believers would have the ability to engage with the gospel in community, weekly. Additionally, we will provide the resources to launch small group/ house church discipleship groups in various neighborhoods and apartment complexes.
WILL THERE BE ANY TRAINING OR ORIENTATION?
Yes! A huge part of our mission here at YWAM Atlanta is to evangelize the lost. We recognize that evangelism is both a gift and a skill that all believers should grow in. We plan to offer a larger-scale training in evangelism prior to the event. Additionally, we will also host evangelism training daily before the outreach for new volunteers. We will also offer training in Discipleship Bible Study (DBS) for churches and groups to further disciple seekers and new believers following the outreach.
HOW MANY VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO SEE THIS INNITIATIVE FULFILLED?
To effectively reach every home in Stone Mountain, we are looking for 100 volunteers every day from April 1st-9th. This number was based on previous bible distribution and evangelistic efforts in the past. Individuals, churches, and youth groups are encouraged to join! We hope that volunteers will be stirred in their hearts for the city; we pray that they are encouraged and emboldened to proclaim the gospel boldly in the city in which God has placed them.
ARE THERE ANY SAFETY CONCERNS?
We recognize that like any city, some portions of Stone Mountain may feel unsafe. Yet do not see this as a reason to not engage in the great commission here. However, we at YWAM take every possible precaution for the safety of students, staff, and those joining us. In any outreach scenario, if you find yourself in an unsafe situation, you are encouraged to remove yourself and your group from it Immediately. While this is rare, we want you to be prepared. Here are a few suggestions to maximize a safe outreach.
Stay with your organized group at all times.
If a situation feels unsafe, reach out to a leader to see what they recommend.
Communicate with love and patience. Strive not to argue or instigate.
Remember, if need be, shake the dust off your shoes and go to the next place. (Matt. 10:14)