Adopt-a-block started with simple acts of service, from picking up trash on the street and mowing lawns to offering prayer and furniture donations.

In 2003, Paul Palmer and his family began going door-to-door in the communities of Atlanta, to share the Good News of Jesus and ask the simple question, “How can we serve you?”

Adopt-a-block started with simple acts of service, from picking up trash on the street and mowing lawns to offering prayer and furniture donations.

Since its inception, Adopt-a-block has reached thousands of families living in communities facing difficult circumstances in and around Atlanta. When asked “Why?”, our response is simple, “To show Christ’s love by building relationships through fellowship.” Through Adopt-a-block, we make it our goal to come alongside and empower neighborhoods and families in around Atlanta, bringing fulfillment to a Dream that was born decades ago.

Your team will have the unique opportunity to be a tangible display of the Christ’s love to these kids and families.

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Adopt-a-block is truly a ministry of Love in Action. It’s not about helping from afar where it’s safe and comfortable. It’s about imitating the God who could have saved us from afar, but instead, to demonstrate His love, left the safety and comfort of heaven and came to our broken world to be with us in person.”

Volunteer Leader


We make it our priority to share the Gospel with as many people as possible. We believe that by building strong relationships and sharing Christ’s love, we will be able to demonstrate miracles, signs and wonders. Our goal is to connect those who are currently not involved to a church to become part of the body of Christ.


Every Saturday, we encourage our registered volunteers arrive at the Atlanta Dream Center around 9:45am to allow time for parking, registration, and a chance to grab coffee from our coffee shop. At 10am, Adopt-a-Block orientation will began with worship and end with rules and demonstration of what to expect. From there, Volunteers will head over to assigned communities to began ministry and end between 12:15PM-12:30PM.

How do we know what site we are going to?

Typically the leader of the group is aware of where their team is going. However, during orientation everyone will be given an assigned sites depending on wrist band color.

What is the appropriate number of volunteers for Adopt-a-Block?

between 50-60 volunteers (max)

Can we bring any other donations?

It is recommenced that you contact Micah (Director of Adopt-a-Block) before bringing anything – micah@

Does the ministry provide transportation?

No, however we will help you find a ride if you don’t have transportation.

What if I need to leave early?

Please let site leaders know before leaving the Dream Center.

Is this a kid-friendly ministry?

Yes, but children under the age of 16 must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Youth who are 16- or 17-years-old must have parental consent.