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ATLANTA DREAM CENTER SHORT-TERM MISSIONS


INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE ATL ATLANTA IS KNOWN FOR BEING (no colon here because it’s after a verb)

THE CAPITOL OF GEORGIA A MAJOR EDUCATIONAL CENTER THE COMMERCIAL AND TRANSPORTATION HUB OF THE SOUTHEAST U.S. THE SITE OF THE 1996 OLYMPICS IN THE TOP 25 MOST DANGEROUS CITIES IN THE U.S. (CRIME IS WELL-ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE) THE MOST DANGEROUS CITY FOR PEDESTRIANS

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: MARTIN LUTHER KING MUSEUM CARTER PRESIDENTIAL CENTER WORLD’S LARGEST AQUARIUM SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA HIP-HOP CAPITAL OF THE WORLD STONE MOUNTAIN THEME PARK COCA-COLA FACTORY

POPULATION 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

BLACK WHITE ASIAN NATIVE AMERICAN HISPANIC OTHER

ETHNICITIES

RELIGIONS IN ATLANTA, PROTESTANT FAITHS ARE GREATLY REPRESENTED, AS ARE OTHER WORLD RELIGIONS INCLUDING ISLAM, HINDUISM, AND JUDAISM

ECONOMY ATLANTA IS HOME TO SUCH MAJOR COMPANIES AS THE COCA-COLA COMPANY, CHICK-FIL-A, UPS, AND DELTA

CLIMATE ATLANTA HAS A HUMID SUBTROPICAL HUMID WITH HOT SUMMERS AND GENERALLY MILD WINTERS


HISTORY OF THE ATLANTA DREAM CENTER The Dream Center is spreading the gospel to Atlanta, the United States, and beyond, impacting the world for the kingdom of God. The Dream Center was birthed out of a vision to tangibly change lives in Atlanta’s inner-city community with the gospel of Christ.

The Dream Center began with a 15passenger van, a stage trailer, a lawn mower and six people with a heart of prayer and service and a desire to build relationships with people in the neighborhood.

2003 The Metro Kidz program and Adopt-ABlock were the first two ministries birthed out of the Dream Center.

2004

2005

The M25 ministry began when we started receiving food donations. Compassion Night, our homeless outreach, was founded to meet the physical needs of Atlanta’s homeless.

Princess Night, our ministry that ministers to women on the streets, was birthed.

2006 2007-2008 Over 24 ministries are running under the Dream Center. These include: Safe Haven, a children’s home, and Mind Your Own? Business, in which people create their own business with the Dream Center’s help.

2009-Present-Future… God is continuing to grow His ministry as we are obedient. Present ministries are growing at a rapid pace, and people are being molded into the image of Christ. New ministries are coming to the surface, such as Solomon House, a women’s home.

We began to meet for Sunday services underneath a large tent. Later on, God provided various buildings, a gym, and even a theater for meeting space.


ADOPT-A-KID You have the opportunity to love on kids and become a big brother or sister to children who need a role model and a friend

CLEAN SWEEP You will have a chance to clean up a neighborhood and set an example to those who live here.

METRO KIDZ You will help lead a sidewalk children’s church lesson in various apartment complexes in Atlanta’s inner city.


ADOPT-A-BLOCK You will be able to build relationships with people around the city by visiting them and serving them. You may bring them food, help them clean, or just lend an ear and a loving heart.

COMPASSION NIGHT You will minister to those who are homeless and hurting by not only giving them physical food to eat but spiritual food that will last a lifetime.

PRINCESS NIGHT You will minister to prostitutes, reaffirming that they are princesses and that they are loved.


ATLANTA DREAM CENTER INNER-CITY MISSIONS PERMISSION SLIP AND MEDICAL RELEASE FORM DATE: ____________________ _____________________________________ has our permission to attend an inner-city mission trip hosted by Atlanta International Church in Atlanta, Georgia. We also give permission for our child to travel to and from A.I.C. In case of medical/surgical emergency and or emergency room treatment from doctors or nurses, I _______________________________________ hereby release temporary guardianship of my son/daughter to ___________________________________ (leader) during the dates of the trip_______________________________. In signing below, I release liability from the Atlanta Dream Center in case of injury. X_______________________________________ Father’s Signature X_______________________________________ Mother’s Signature HOME ADDRESS___________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________

STUDENT INFORMATION NAME________________________________ AGE_____________ DATE OF BIRTH_____________________________

INSURANCE INFORMATION DO YOU HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE? YES OR NO (CIRCLE ONE) COMPANY PROVIDER: ______________________________________________ POLICY NUMBER: ______________________________________

HAS CHILD BEEN SUBJECT TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: (CIRCLE ALL THAT APPLY) MEASLES MUMPS WHOOPING COUGH SCARLET FEVER UNDULANT FEVER TONSILLITIS RHEUMATIC FEVER, IMPETIGO, BRONCHITIS, INFANTILE PARALYSIS, TRENCH MOUTH, HEAD LICE, PNEUMONIA, MENINGITIS, CHICKEN POX

LIST ANY OTHER HEALTH CONDITIONS OR INFORMATION WE SHOULD BE AWARE OF: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________.


Trip Reservation Form Group Name: _____________________________________________ Contact Person: ___________________________________________ Church Address: ___________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________

ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL CHURCH OFFICE USE ONLY

Phone: _________________ (day) ___________________ (evening) Email:__________________________________

DATE RECEIVED: _____________

Group Type (check one): Jr. High _____ Senior High ______ College/Adults ________ Men’s Group ________ Women’s Group ________ Other _________________________________

DEPOSIT AMOUNT $: __________ RESERVE FORM: ______________ PAYMENT CONTRACT___________________

Number in Group Male _______ Female ________ STUDENTS GIFTS: ____ Food distribution ____ Elderly Ministry _____ Evangelism _____ Mime

_____ Shelter ministry _____ Construction _____Recreation ministry _____ Drama

_____ Children’s Ministry _____Bible Clubs/ VBS _____ Puppets Other _________________

Date requests for week trips or weekend power trips. (A power trip is a Friday evening thru Sunday trip packed full of ministry. Please call if you are interested in learning more.) 1. ______________________________ 2:_______________________________ 3._______________________________ CHECK ONE: Flying _______ Time in ____________

Time out __________

Airline _______________________

Driving ______ # of vehicles: ______________ arriving time: _________ Is this your first time at the Atlanta Dream Center? Yes or No Is this trip fulfilling a requirement of any kind (service project/ ect…)? Yes or no (If yes, list below.) ____________________________________________________________________________________________


Payment and Contract Information Atlanta International Church Provides: - Housing - Meals - City Host Group responsibilities - Ensure your paperwork and funds are in by the specified date - Come ready to serve Cost for Trip: - $50.00 per person per night - For every 15 people that come, one adult is FREE. DEPOSIT (Application Fee) INFO: 

Application fee is as follows: $20.00 X the number of people in group = application fee. If the dates that you request are available, this deposit guarantees your group will be locked into the Atlanta Dream Center Calendar. (THE SOONER WE RECEIVE YOUR DATE REQUESTS AND DEPOSIT, THE BETTER CHANCE YOU HAVE OF RECEIVING YOUR REQUESTED DATES.)

Deposit must be mailed with the Trip Reservation Form.

This payment is NON-REFUNDABLE

PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR GROUP FEES: 

50% of total amount is due in our office four (4) weeks prior to your groups arrival (non-refundable)

The final balance is due two (2) weeks prior to your groups arrival (non- refundable) PLEASE NOTE: IF THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS TRAVELING ON THE TEAM CHANGES, YOU MUST CONTACT US TWO WEEKS BEFORE ARRIVING. OTHERWISE, YOU ARE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL FINANCES FOR THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS INITIALLLY GIVEN TO US.

SIGNATURES REQUIRED FOR THIS FORM SHOULD BE PLACED BELOW. BY SIGNING, YOU AGREE WITH ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS MENTIONED ON THIS FORM. Group Leader: __________________________________ (sign) ______________________________ (print) ______________________ DATE Senior Pastor or Business Administrator: __________________________________ (sign) _______________________________ (print) _______________________ DATE


WHAT TO BRING ON YOUR TRIP  SLEEPING BAG / PILLOW*  SHEETS, IF DESIRED, FOR AN AIR MATTRESS*  TOWEL  PERSONAL TOILETRIES (SHAMPOO, TOOTHBRUSH, SUNSCREEN, BANDAIDS, ETC.)  WORK CLOTHES: JEANS, T-SHIRTS, CLOSED-TOED SHOES  BATHING SUITS/FLIP FLOPS (MAY NOT BE WORN ON MOST SITES)  CHURCH CLOTHES  BIBLE, PEN, JOURNAL****  ALARM CLOCK (LEADERS)  OPTIONAL: (AIR MATTRESS, GUITAR, EAR PLUGS, FAN IN SUMMER)  A FLEXIBLE ATTITUDE AND HEART READY TO SERVE OTHERS JUST AS CHRIST DID (MATTHEW 25:20) *PLEASE NOTE WE DO PROVIDE AIR MATTRESSES, BUT YOU WILL NEED TO BRING BEDDING, SUCH AS SHEETS OR SLEEPING BAG.

ITEMS NOT TO BRING  LARGE AMOUNTS OF CASH  DRUGS, ALCOHOL, KNIVES, GUNS, WEAPONS OF ANY KIND  CLOTHING THAT IS NOT APPROPRIATE IF YOU DECIDE TO BRING ITEMS SUCH AS LAPTOPS, CAMERAS AND OTHER VALUABLES, WE ADVISE YOU TO KEEP THEM IN YOUR POSSESSION AT ALL TIMES.


MondayEvening: Team arrives and settles into their rooms Tuesday9:00am – Worship 9:30pm – DC Project 12:00pm – Lunch 12:30-4:00 Adopt-A-Kid 4:30 – 5:30 – Gift bags 6:00pm – Dinner 7:00pm - Words of Life Wednesday 9:00am – Worship 10:00am – Graffiti Paint 11:30am – Class 12:00pm – Lunch 12:30pm – Metro Kidz 5:00pm – Dinner 7:00pm – Don’t Be a Punk 9:00pm – Words of Life Trader Joes Thursday9:00am – Worship 10:00am – Feed-A-Cop 11:00am – Clean Sweep 12:00pm – Lunch 12:30pm – Metro Kidz 6:00pm – Dinner 7:00pm – Compassion Night 9:00pm – Words of Life Trader Joes

Friday 9:00am – Worship 10:00am – Under Ground 12:00pm – Lunch 1:00pm – Prayer Walk 2:00pm – Block Party 5:30pm – Words of Life 6:00pm – Dinner 7:30pm – Princess Night Saturday 10:00 am – Adopt-A-Block Lunch 1:00 – Free Time Dinner Words of Life Sunday9:00- 12:30 – Church Service Lunch Words of Life to Guest Debrief 6:00pm – Dinner Pack/ Clean rooms Monday Team returns home

Atlanta Dream Center Sample Summer Mission Team Schedule

This is the schedule that we will attempt to follow for your team. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. This schedule is subject to change and will be adjusted according to the amount of time your team is with us. Thank you and God bless! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.


TESTIMONIES So far in 2010, God has used Princess Night to rescue six girls from the streets, four of whom are active in the Solomon House women’s program. God is so good! Continue to pray, as there are still countless more women waiting for the opportunity to escape. “SINCE OUR FIRST VISIT TO THE “I WAS SO MOVED BY YOUR VARIOUS OUTREACHES AND FELT THAT WE COULD DO OUTREACH IN OUR COMMUNITY, TOO. THE LORD PUT IT ON MY HEART TO GIVE ROSES OUT TO WOMEN ON THE STREETS, TELLING THEM THEY ARE SPECIAL AND LOVED. THANKS FOR PROVIDING VISION TO ME TO REACH OUT AND TOUCH OTHER PEOPLES LIVES WITH THE LORDS LOVE.”

RESTORATION PROGRAMS TO OUR CITY.

- YOUTH TEAM PASTOR

TEAM.” - PASTOR RICH GIBBS

ATLANTA DREAM CENTER, WE HAVE ADDED MULTIPLE COMMUNITY WE BRING A TEAM TO ATLANTA EVERY YEAR TO TRAIN NEW MEMBERS OF OUR

CUTTING

Thank you for providing vision to me to reach out and touch other people’s lives with the Lord’s love. - Anonymous Team Member

“HI, MY NAME IS RUSSELL. I WAS A CONVICTED FELON, AND NOW I OWN MY OWN SECURITY COMPANY THROUGH THE ATLANTA DREAM CENTER’S MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS MINISTRY. DREAMS DO COME TRUE! WHEN I STARTED THIS COMPANY, I STARTED OFF WALKING. THE NEXT DAY, I WAS BLESSED WITH A BIKE. I RODE THE BIKE FOR SEVERAL WEEKS, AND NOW I’M DRIVING A VAN. GOD HAS BEEN SO GOOD TO ME.”


PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU RETURN ALL COMPLETED FORMS: 1. PAYMENT AND CONTRACT INFO 2. RESERVE YOUR TRIP 3. PERMISSION SLIP/ INSURANCE FORM (ONE FOR EACH STUDENT) 4. DEPOSITS/PAYMENTS (CHECKS CAN BE MADE PAYABLE TO ATLANTA DREAM CENTER. PLEASE PUT THE NAME OF YOUR TEAM IN THE MEMO SECTION.)

MAKE SURE YOU KEEP A COPY OF EACH FORM FOR YOUR OWN RECORDS! SEND ALL FORMS TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:

ATLANTA DREAM CENTER ATTN: MISSION DEPT. P.O BOX 54537 ATLANTA GA, 30308 E-mail: atlmissions@gmail.com Phone: 404-817-3502 ext. 22

Visit us on our website at: www.atldreamcenter.com


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