Community Building Studio

The Community Building Studio provides creative and strategic support for solutions that accelerate belonging and flourishing in communities. Whether launching a collaborative project, starting or scaling a business, or exploring potential solutions to a neighborhood challenge, the Community Building Studio exists to support individuals and organizations in articulating their vision, understanding their community’s needs and opportunities, defining an action plan, and taking real steps towards making a meaningful impact.


Reimagine Solutions

Our team comes alongside of local stakeholders to help discover central challenges to belonging and flourishing in the community.  We then facilitate conversations and processes to help design collaborative solutions to these community based challenges. 

To support reimagined solutions, the Community Building Studio offers a variety of services including:  

  • Community engagement
  • Systems mapping
  • Defining the challenge
  • Designing community-centered solutions
  • Strategic Advisory
  • Implementation support

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Entrepreneur & Changemaker Support

We support individuals and organizations in articulating their vision, understanding their community’s needs and opportunities, defining an action plan, and taking real steps towards empowering themselves, their communities, and the Sweet Auburn neighborhood.

  • Nonprofit, business and entrepreneurship coaching (individual and small group) 
  • Incubator Bootcamp for new initiatives 

  • Accelerator Bootcamp for those seeking to scale an existing solution or business  

  • Social capital, strategic networking, referrals to additional resources in Atlanta  

Launchpad: Business Coaching for Women

Our Launchpad Program supports female entrepreneurs around Atlanta, who are ready to take their small businesses or side hustles from surviving to thriving. We offer up to a year of FREE business coaching (individual and group settings) and community. You are the driver of your business, but we offer our expertise, experience, and resources to have your back.

Entrepreneurs navigate the program in cohorts of 5-8 women that learn and grow together, for up to a year of free ongoing coaching and resource support. The next cohort begins in early March 2023 with an initial 8-week Bootcamp where we will focus on business modeling and strategy.

  • Develop a theological framework for understanding community
  • Learn about your role in reconciliation and community building
  • Dive into the 5 Indicators of Reconciliation to clarify your outcomes
  • Use design and systems thinking to create a quick plan with practical steps to jump-start impact in your context
Instead of trying to fix strangers, or invade someone else’s neighborhood, we think the Gospel is moving us to listen to and join lives with strangers; to become neighbors and friends where we work together toward community, justice and reconciliation.
– Andy Odle, Director of REMERGE

The Reconciler’s Playbook

Learn to engage in innovative and effective community building like we do at REMERGE. After 20 years in the trenches and learning from great thinkers and practitioners around the world, we have assembled our strategies and theological imagination into The Reconciler’s Playbook. Integrating placemaking, design and systems thinking, and culture curation, we share with you our mindsets, methods and tools so you can foster change and increase lasting impact in your community.


full time

  • Participate in the ongoing work of REMERGE and our partners.
  • Build relationships with community members
  • Develop an understanding of poverty, reconciliation and community building.
  • Reflect on how God is shaping you and your team through the experience.
  • Create with your team an action plan for your community to accomplish upon your return.

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