Corporate prayer has the power to connect and uplift communities. What does it do to us personally? Meet a familiar friend at Peachtree, Mitch Purvis, and hear his story of the importance of prayer in his life. As one who often leads others in prayer, Mitch finds that when it's genuine and personal, it spills over into the lives of those involved, equipping us with a powerful tool for spiritual growth and connecting with God.
Finding a peaceful time to pray in the chaotic busyness of life can seem impossible – until we rediscover why we pray. Meet busy Peachtree mom, Erica Sperduto, who describes prayer as a constant conversation with God. Regularly sharing her feelings, worries, and wins with God throughout the day, Erica shows us how to remain grounded in love and find peace not merely by devoting our time to prayer but devoting our hearts to God.
With a vulnerable curiosity and a leap of faith, Carter witnessed Christ through Peachtree. Initially thinking that true Christianity was limited to church or nonprofit work, our ATL Zacchaeus Fellows program helped this young follower of Jesus discover a connection between Christian discipleship and vocation, shaping his perspective on faith, professionalism, and service.
Peachtree's generosity is changing the lives of children living in the Sonagachi, India – the largest red-light district in Asia. Honoring the life of Smita Singh (1968-2020), this gospel driven story is a testament of her resoluteness and faithfulness to protecting the children in the area and guiding them to witness and know the love of Christ.
Peachtree's Confirmation journey provides students with a transformative experience where they build a foundation of faith and friendship, while learning together and growing closer to Christ. A pivotal point in their journey, the retreat draws our students away from their everyday lives to see all that they've learned manifest itself through community. From the peaceful moments in nature, to the exhilarating energy of worship, they make lasting memories and, more importantly, cultivate relationships with both God and their fellow confirmands.
On the weekend of the opening of our newly renovated Fellowship Hall, we joined together to walk through our community, praying over our campus and ministries. Worshiping together in this new but familiar space is one the first of many promises to be fulfilled in the lives of all who call Peachtree home.
Kidz2Leaders, one of the beneficiaries of the Renewing the Promise campaign, aims to offer stability, opportunities, and a Christian support system to children of incarcerated parents in Atlanta. Their goal is to help break the cycle of generational incarceration by providing these families with a sense of hope and a brighter future rooted in the promises of God.
A work in progress and new promises in the making! Join Pastors Dr. Chuck Roberts, Rev. Wes Nichols, and Rev. Deanne Townsend as they guide us on a tour through our Sanctuary, Belong Community Space, and Family Commons. To learn more about our Renewing The Promise Campaign, visit us at RenewingThePromise.com
Along with the thrill and excitement that comes with the games and activities at summer camp, Rutledge offers our high school students a week long opportunity to draw closer to Christ with their peers. Being in community away from home, they learn that God's love can be found in any place and where there are people who faithfully open their hearts to follow Jesus.
Through a week of fun, prayer and worship, Camp Ducktown gives our Middle School students the opportunity to develop close friendships, explore their faith, and study God’s word together. Guided by staff and volunteers, our youth discovered what it means to be a Christian and to seek out God’s Kingdom through four words: God, Jesus, Man, and Response.
This year at Vacation Bible School our Children's Ministry showed us all how following Jesus Christ changes the game. Themed on a game show, children were taught how to navigate through the Twists and Turns of life by trusting in the constant and unwavering love of Jesus. Such a worshipful week of exciting experiences with their group leaders and friends encourages our children to have both a personal and communal relationship with Christ that we pray will last a lifetime.
Elizabeth shares about the challenge of joining a large church where her husband Tyler grew up, and what Peachtree Church has meant to their family.
David and Beth share their family legacy and hopes for Peachtree Church as they celebrate the baptism of their grandson, Law.
Schneider shares his story and his heart for the next generation.
Mariah shares her journey of becoming a fellow and beginning a remarkable career in real estate.
Lasting through the generations, Camp Rutledge has continuously changed the lives of Peachtree's high school students. In community with their peers, these young followers of Christ turn away from distractions of the modern world and turn to a week of worship, prayer, and giving praise to our loving God. Whether new to Peachtree or born and raised, Rutledge is a Christian experience of a lifetime, and beyond.
Blessed by the grace of God, an extended family of 16 Christian Afghan refugees celebrate their first Christmas in America. Following Afghanistan’s fall to Taliban rule, the observance of the Christian faith quickly became a potentially deadly practice for those in Afghanistan. Believers were forced to conceal their faith and worship in secrecy to avoid persecution. In the midst of such terror, hear how the Light of Christ guided this faithful family through life-threatening chaos, away from harm, and ultimately to Oklahoma City where they can now safely embrace a life following Jesus Christ.
Peachtree's Confirmation Retreat offers students an opportunity to praise and get to know Jesus Christ in a fun, free, and open space. From the peaceful quiet of nature to the thrilling roar of worship, students spend a weekend connecting with one another through memorable, faith-driven experiences. Along with these fond memories, we pray that each member of this lively group of confirmands builds a relationship with God and each other that lasts through life.
Hear and see Loretta Zimmermann’s experience from her recent trip to India where she witnessed the restoration of hope and dignity to children rescued from the human trafficking industry. Peachtree is ‘Joining Christ daily in the restoration of all things.’
Every summer for the past 76 years, students at Peachtree attend a week of spiritual retreat at Camp Rutledge. With no smart phones, iPads, or television, the distractions and noise of the world give way to a focus on community and hearing the voice of God.
Ever wonder what happens to all those seeds we pack in the winter at Peachtree? A film crew traveled with our Senior Pastor, Dr. Richard Kannwischer, and our mission team, to the other side of the planet to see how these seeds are restoring hope in Malawi.
A young boy’s dream is fulfilled when he has access to an education. An education sponsorship provided by Peachtree made high school and college a reality for Bonaventure. Now, he is inspiring others in his village to achieve what he has done.
Cheryl has been a member of Peachtree for many years, but after she and her husband purchased a home at Lake Hartwell, their attendance became less frequent. Years passed, but after her career as an oncology nurse unexpectedly ended, a friend urged her to come to a women’s Bible study at Peachtree...
Dr. Kannwischer interviews Peachtree member, Dr. Darria Gillespie, MD MBA about the recent events relating to COVID-19. Her request for prayer for the medical community and helpful insights will inspire and inform you.
Hear and see a high school student from India, Sampa, explain how the faithful generosity of the Peachtree community is changing her future by providing the money required for her to continue her education.
During this pandemic, Peachtree is stepping up to provide hope for hundreds of families facing hardship and food insecurity. Meet one of these grateful families and see how Peachtree is joining Christ daily in the restoration of all things, including hope and joy.
Ebony and her family spent Christmas in a new place, thanks to Nicholas House, which provides homeless families funds and the tools to procure a new place and be self-sufficient. As part of our Christmas 2020 Offering, Peachtree Church helped this and other partners to help those displaced by the pandemic.
See how God has worked through Peachtree Church to bring solar-power to Sokola, a mountain village in northern Malawi. After we helped build a girls’ dorm, our members gave to provide a Tesvolt-powered mini-grid that will last for decades, providing lights and power to villagers who have never enjoyed the blessing of electricity.
Despite the challenges imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Peachtree's 2021 Confirmation Retreat has served as a life-changing experience for an exceptional class of 95 students. Joining together to seek answers, learn from mentors, and worship among their peers, these students are choosing Jesus Christ first and fostering a lifelong relationship with a community that does the same.
Join the Ficke family by personalizing a gift of food to Habitat for Humanity families. Through Monday, May 24, collect a box and shopping list from the Peachtree Gym entrance, collect the items, color the box, and then return them. While we can’t assist Habitat with a build, we can be sure these families have staples in their cupboards. PeachtreeChurch.com/Habitat
For over seven decades, Peachtree students have honored a tradition of stepping away from our ever-changing, vast, and bustling world to spend a spiritually engaged week at Camp Rutledge. Away from modern luxuries and disconnected from the world online, these young followers of Christ fellowship among one another and worship our Lord in the serenity, peace, and quiet of God's earth.
Peachtree’s mission is: Joining Christ daily in the restoration of all things. For the O’Neal family, ‘Joining Christ daily’ is more than a mission statement. It is a way of life and they are seeking to restore hope for some of our state’s most vulnerable.
Bill Tucker, an Elder at Peachtree Presbyterian, recently witnessed life-changing restoration during a trip to India.
Peachtree is collecting a special offering to benefit our local community by preventing hunger for at-risk families in our area.
N. T. Wright grew up in the north-east of England and studied Classics and Theology at Oxford, where he was ordained in 1975 and took his doctorate (on St Paul) in 1981, having served as a college chaplain, and taught New Testament, in both Oxford and Cambridge. He was the Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey and served as the Bishop of Durham from 2003–2010.
Tom Wright has authored more than 70 books, including the bestsellers Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, and Simply Jesus, as well as the popular ‘Everyone’ series of commentaries and the academic series ‘Christian Origins and the Question of God’. He is now serving as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews.
Peachtree is committed to encouraging and equipping men to become a positive impact for Jesus at home, at work, and in the community. Join us and find fellowship with men who are becoming more Christ-like each week.
Peachtree's COVID-19 response includes an initiative to encourage our community by cooperating with our mission partners to address food security concerns during the crisis. See how Peachtree is delivering on our commitment to be an encouragement to our community.
The world is hurting and Peachtree is working to take care of people in our community and around the world. In a time of global pandemic, Peachtree's mobile medical missions in India continue to provide medicine, physicians, and hope when it is needed most.
Check out this story and see how your church is fulfilling our mission of 'Joining Christ daily in the restoration of all things,' even on the other side of the planet.
Imagine having to walk for miles to get a heavy bucket of dirty water to cook with. Now, see how a fresh water well impacts a tiny village in northern Malawi. Peachtree's generosity is restoring joy for this community and making safe water available.