reconnect:
COMMUNITY building

We facilitate connections and relationships across sectors and social-divisions to join lives and accelerate belonging and flourishing.

Community Building Networks

accessREMERGE

A network of networks, accessREMERGE brings together reconcilers, place-makers and culture-curators through an online portal and in-person events designed for deep connections and meaningful collaborations. 

Memberships:
Free,  Network+,  Studio

Free accessREMERGE Membership includes direct access to a cross-sector network actively seeking to contribute to and accelerate diverse, connected and flourishing communities.

Network+ Membership includes, in addition to the cross-sector benefits of the network, your choice of an exclusive Member Network to that best fits your interests, allowing for side-conversations and monthly in-person events.

Community Building Studio Membership includes Monday-Friday business hour access to the Community Building Studio. Located in the heart of the historic Sweet Auburn neighborhood, one block from the King Center, the Studio is a member-driven place to relax, get inspired, meet an old friend or make a new one, read a book, or even send an email or hold a meeting. 

Engagement with the entire accessREMERGE community including any of the Member Networks you would like to join.

Use of our library curated especially for reconcilers, culture-curators and place-makers.

Free participation in workshops to build your skills, mindsets, business and brand.

Discounts on rental space.

Feeling good knowing that your membership helps us provide a scholarship for another community-builder who couldn’t otherwise afford to join.

The Community of Reconcilers

The Community of Reconcilers is a group of like minded Christians from around the world that are committed to the life and work of reconciliation. 

We believe that there are certain indicators when reconciliation takes place:  

1. The first indicator is collaboration (Rom 12:4, 5). 

2. The second indicator is the inclusion of the voice, contribution and influence of the most vulnerable (1 Cor 12:22–26). 

3. The third indicator is diversity (Eph 2:14).  

4. The fourth indicator is reciprocated participation of all members (1 Cor 12:4–7). 

5. The final indicator is changed ways of living (Eph 6:12). 

The shorthand is simple: our lives have been and are being indissolubly joined together in Christ, they should look that way. (Joining Lives: A Primer on the Ministry of Reconciliation

Members receive the benefits of our accessREMERGE Network as well as curated programming to help create cross-sector relationships and increase professional collaboration.

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ColorATL

ColorATL is a community of creatives intentionally shaping place and culture through the arts. We facilitate social connections that positively impact a community’s quality of life.

  • Artist Support – Through our online network and events, we help artists connect with each other, provide space to relax with one another and learn from one another. 
  • The Atlanta-Based Adult Coloring Book – Created exclusively by Atlanta-based artists, we help the city connect with the local arts community and experience the benefits of creative action. The backbone of The Coloring Book is our 1-to-1 model: For every coloring book purchased, we deliver a free copy to someone at our partnering organizations.
  • Community and Event Activation – We lead art-centered community-building programs and events as well as facilitate collaborative community-created art installations.

Giving Grace

The Giving Grace network serves individuals in our communities with acute needs that threaten displacement and the loss of meaningful community. In addition, it supports our ongoing community building programs while inviting the broader Atlanta community to participate in the work of reconciliation.

Giving Grace has four primary tasks:

+ Respond to immediate emergency needs as they present themselves.

+ In cooperation with those we serve, help create and support a sustainability plan moving beyond the emergency need.

+ Provide financial and human capital to support our ongoing missional work.

+ Connect persons across social and economic divisions.

Place-based Community Programs

Community Building Studio

The Community Building Studio is  where place-makers, culture-curators, and reconcilers build deep connections and meaningful collaborations. 

Located in the heart of the historic Sweet Auburn neighborhood, one block from the King Center, we are a member-driven place for like-minded people to relax, meet an old friend or make a new one, read a book, or even send an email or hold a meeting.  

Members receive the benefits of our accessREMERGE Network as well as curated programming to help build skills, create cross-sector relationships, and increase professional collaboration.

Sweet Auburn Friends

In the Historic Sweet Auburn neighborhood we focus on building a community that especially welcomes vulnerable women and the homeless by providing spaces and programs where persons with disparate lives can join together and learn how to be neighbors and friends.

  • Women of Worth (W.O.W.)  – We gather weekly to share, laugh, study Scripture and pray together. Our members take leadership in the group, creating a family environment.
  • Creative Connections – In partnership with ColorATL, we bring together people from different walks of life to have fun, get to know each other and build transforming friendships while creating together.
  • Community Conversations and Bible Study – We invite the community to discuss current events and issues, and wrestle together to discern how Scripture helps us to think about these topics.

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Sweet Auburn Community Museum

Housed within the REMERGE Community Building Studio, the Museum explores themes impacting the flourishing of community in the historic Sweet Auburn neighborhood and the city of Atlanta. It promotes the joining of lives in diverse communities by learning from, inspiring and strengthening one another.