We exist to bring the good news of the kingdom to a diverse city.
St. Paul's Presbyterian Church is a gospel-centered Christian community. We seek to worship the triune-God and share the good news of Jesus' life, death, resurrection, and eventual return (also known as the gospel of Jesus Christ). It is only through this good news, and by the Lord's grace and mercy, that anyone can have a relationship with God. By participating in a gospel-center community, people experience the goodness and hope of the Lord's commands and blessings. St. Paul's is united with other Bible-believing Christian communities across the globe as part of God's Kingdom on earth. As part of that Kingdom, we embrace our mission to bring the good news of the gospel to Midtown, to Atlanta, to Georgia, and to every corner of the globe. Our hearts' desire and prayer is to be a vehicle of God's presence and a visible sign of the Lord's grace and mercy.
While on earth, we can also experience part of God's Kingdom of Heaven through a personal relationship with the the Son of God, the risen Lord Jesus. Through faith in Jesus Christ, our hope is
that we might “become partakers of the divine nature” (2 Peter 1:4). This is St. Paul’s vision for Atlanta: that we would share in the glory
of Christ – the visible presence of the transcendent God. We want the saving power and transforming love of God to be made
manifest in every aspect of our lives, our families, and our communities.
What would it mean to proclaim the gospel – the grace and truth of Jesus – with our lives? How might that look? Simply stated, it would transform everything in and around us. Its redemptive effects would reach all of Midtown, indeed, all of Atlanta – from the poor, homeless, and sexually broken, to the elderly, un-churched, and disillusioned. And it would create a church community worth knowing and seeking.