Thanks for visiting our web site! When I first heard about Christian City, I was amazed at the diversity of the program offerings. The best way to understand what we do is more about the impact on lives than the brick and mortar of the facilities on our 500-acre campus. One way to describe Christian City: we are a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides vibrant living, life-changing hope and a community of loving friends. Life at Christian City is all about looking forward to a better day and living life to its fullest.
Christian City is a unique living community fifteen minutes south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The beautiful wooded campus setting is a convenient drive from suburban communities such as Fayetteville, Peachtree City, Newnan and Sharpsburg. There are five programs that “live” on the campus:
⦁ The Children’s Village (family-style group homes) for youth who are victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect. Each home is staffed by full-time house parents who provide a nurturing family environment.
⦁ A Safe Place agency: Children in crisis can go to over 70 locations in the metro area if they feel they are in danger. We are on call 24/7 to bring these children to safety at The Children’s Village where our staff works with their parents to reunite them.
⦁ An affordable independent living community for adults age 60+ in a serene and convenient location with amenities to encourage a vibrant lifestyle. This includes 287 HUD subsidized apartments for senior citizens and 212 life-lease patio homes.
⦁ An active volunteer program that provides hundreds of opportunities for residents of Christian City and the nearby communities to serve on our campus.
Leonard M. Romano, Sr.
President & CEO
Our History Started From Humble Beginnings
Christian City was founded in 1965 by a group of concerned citizens from area Christian churches who built the first cottage as a refuge for children in need of a loving home. From the first 50 acres donated by Dr. Bryon and Rose Marie Harper, the campus expanded over the years to the 500 acres that we have today.
The Reason Christian City Exists
Our Vision: Christian City envisions a world where the most vulnerable among us have a safe home and loving community, which enables them to thrive.
Our Mission: is to extend Christ’s call to love your neighbor through housing, health care and crisis intervention for children, families and older adults.
Our Promise: Life-changing Hope through Faith, Community and Care
How We Apply Our Christian foundation
Christian City is open to all people regardless of their worldview. Our Christian faith compels us to serve all. The teachings and actions of Jesus Christ provide clear direction on how to apply Christian principles in today’s diverse society. The best way to put it is as follows:
⦁ Love your “neighbor.” Who is your neighbor? Every person – regardless of their beliefs, race, socio-economic status or lifestyle. 1
⦁ Support and care for the poor. 2
⦁ Support and care for children and widows. 3
1. Matthew 22:37-40 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Also see the parable of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:30-37).
2. Luke 12:33 “But now as for what is inside you…be generous to the poor…;” Luke 14:13 “But when you give a banquet, invite the poor…”
3. Mark 10:16 “And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.” Exodus 22:22-23 “You shall not afflict any widow or orphan. If you afflict him at all, and if he does cry out to Me, I will surely hear his cry…” Psalm 68:6 “God makes a home for the lonely…” Isaiah 1:17 “Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.”
All services provided at Christian City are viewed in the context of Christian ministry. Many of our employees have sought to work at Christian City specifically because they can express their love and service for Christ here. All employees are provided specific instruction in the principles of the Christian faith, our mission, vision and values and its expression in delivery of services.
Staffed by full-time chaplains and volunteers, Christian City’s Spiritual Care Office serves the spiritual needs of the community by providing a full range of spiritual care and support. Along with relational visitation, engagement and support, the chaplains and volunteers of the Spiritual Care Office provide a variety of opportunities for spiritual expression and growth, as well as opportunities to serve in ministry to others.