Decatur Presbyterian Church strives to discern and fulfill God’s purpose through Jesus Christ for our community, and our world.

Join us in welcoming all God’s children and by helping to support these local mission agencies:

  • Threshold Ministry

    Decatur Presbyterian Church’s ministry to the homeless and those suffering other effects of poverty. The purpose of Threshold Ministry is to invite women, men, and children who are in need into a community of faith where their stories can be heard, where Christ’s love can be demonstrated, and where practical assistance can be offered.

  • Global Village Project

    By hosting this specialized school within our facility, DPC supports GVP’s vision of ensuring that all refugee girls with interrupted schooling have access to the education necessary to pursue their dreams. Their mission is to develop a strong educational foundation for each student within a caring community using a strengths-based approach and intensive instruction in English language and literacy, academic subjects, and the arts.  DPC members serve both as volunteers and as staff members for GVP.

  • Decatur Cooperative Ministry

    The largest recipient of local mission support from our church budget is Decatur Cooperative Ministry. A church member serves on the board and many members provide a variety of volunteer services and additional financial support. DCM offers a variety of programs and services, including family transitional housing, Hagar’s House (an emergency night shelter for homeless mothers and their children), and Project Take Charge, a program geared toward preventing eviction and homelessness.

  • Clifton Sanctuary Ministries

    For more than 27 years the doors of Clifton Sanctuary have offered a place of rest, shelter, healing and support to the homeless men of Atlanta. Open 365 days a year Night Hospitality is the oldest shelter in Atlanta operating in a house of worship, providing a range of services to the most vulnerable homeless men, specifically the sick, elderly and/or disabled.

  • Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry (DEAM)

    DEAM is a ministry to help Decatur-DeKalb families who are in crisis or emergency. DEAM clients are usually people who are about to be evicted, whose utilities are about to be cut off, who have no food in the house, who have a need for clothing, who need assistance with prescriptions or other medical supplies, or who need referral to another source of help.

    DPC holds a food drive for DEAM’s pantry twice a year and support DEAM through volunteers and our missions budget. You can help by volunteering to work in the DEAM office or food pantry, by gifts of money, by understanding the outreach ministry and taking it for a project in your Sunday School class or organization.

  • Memorial Drive Ministries

    MEMORIAL DRIVE MINISTRIES: A PLACE OF SANCTUARY, STRENGTH, AND SERVICE IN THE GREATER CLARKSTON COMMUNITY. Located in the most diverse square mile in North America, Memorial Drive Ministries (MDM) is a church-based non-profit that fosters diverse worshiping communities, innovative social services, and transformative relationships. Memorial Drive Ministries nurtures a safe, collaborative, and welcoming environment for the vibrant ministries that call the Memorial Drive campus home.

    Leveraging the community trust, location, and campus of the historic Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church (MDPC), Memorial Drive Ministries convenes critical leadership, organization, and a wide network of loving neighbors to create a new expression of God’s Beloved Community.

  • Our House, Inc.

    Our House Mission Statement: to break the chains of homelessness by providing quality Early Childhood Education and comprehensive support services for families who are homeless.

    Decatur Presbyterian Church and Presbyterian Women have been faithful in including Our House in their annual mission budgets. DPC member Carolyn Brooks has served on the Our House Board for many years and would be delighted to talk with you about volunteering and/or visiting the children.

Denominational Missions

  • Norvisi Fellowship

    Did you know that an African worshiping community gathers in the Scott Chapel at DPC every Sunday? DPC has been glad to host the vibrant worship of Norvisi (meaning “friendship”) for more than 15 years.  Led by the Reverends Johnny and Dorothy Akoto, this fellowship includes both young and old and enjoys special events throughout the year.

  • Presbytery of Greater Atlanta

    DPC provides resources for the broader ministries of the Presbyterian Church (USA), including our support of the local Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, whose mission is to be a catalyst, creator and equipper of healthy, vital and growing congregations.  The Presbytery of Greater Atlanta is a supportive network of 100 churches and over 400 clergy.

  • Presbyterian Church (USA)

    More than two million people call the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) their spiritual home. Worshiping in 10,000 Presbyterian congregations throughout the United States, they engage the communities in which they live and serve with God’s love. Presbyterians are distinctive in two major ways: they adhere to a pattern of religious thought known as Reformed theology and a form of government that stresses the active, representational leadership of both ministers and church members.

  • Columbia Theological Seminary

    Columbia Theological Seminary DPC is a close partner in ministry with our sister institution, Columbia Theological Seminary, only a mile away from the church. We support the annual fund of CTS, regularly mentor supervised ministry interns, host faculty for lectures and classes, and find other ways to support CTS students who are often part of our congregation and/or staff.

  • Montreat Conference Center

    Montreat Conference Center aims to help people encounter God through relationships, renewal, recreation, and rest.