As the world has moved into the neighborhoods surrounding Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church (MDPC), its members have reached out to their new neighbors with open arms and open hearts. As the membership of MDPC has declined, the needs of the community they serve have exponentially increased, causing many in the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta to ask, “How can we help this amazing place of ministry continue and thrive?”
Several neighboring Presbyterian churches have recently partnered to support the mission and ministry taking place on the MDPC campus, but the opportunities and needs have continued to grow.
Now, after years of study, prayer, collaboration, and consultation, the members and friends of MDPC are excited to embark upon a new venture in order to enable and sustain vital ministries critical to the diverse populations of the greater Clarkston community.
Under the direction of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, a Steering Committee, acting in concert with MDPC and key stakeholders, met frequently over the course of 2017 to discern and dream the future of MDM’s ministry with those who face significant spiritual, physical, and economic need.
The way forward is hopeful and critically important to our neighbors who are receiving the grace of God in Jesus Christ through this special place. Moreover, the churches and friends of Greater Atlanta will experience the Body of Christ more fully as they enter into partnership and fellowship with the community at MDM.