Cultivating a Network of Leaders who

 Plant, Strengthen, and Renew

Churches throughout Atlanta




Artwork by Patreece Lewis (@plewiscollection)

Growth and Expansion

Metro Atlanta Collective is a growing network of planters, pastors, and leaders who serve churches with beliefs consistent with the Apostles' and Nicene creeds and committed to the five "solas" of the reformation (Christ alone, grace alone, faith alone, the glory of God alone, and the Scriptures alone). Though historically rooted in the PCA, we are a network of various traditions rooted around these reformational commitments. Our purpose is to serve a larger ecosystem of gospel-centered ministry in Atlanta by helping to plant, strengthen, and renew many churches throughout our city-region.

Contextual Diversity

Because our city is so diverse and growing faster than many North American global cities of a similar size, we want to encourage a wide range of Biblically sound, gospel-centered, evangelical churches and ministries, appropriate for the diverse cultures of Atlanta.


In such a fast-paced and ever-changing global city, we like to operate with the freedom and flexibility to adapt to differing challenges and opportunities that arise from time to time through collaboration and friendship among church-planters, coaching, planter-specific training, and prayer.


Our vision is to glorify God and help Atlanta flourish through a movement of gospel-centered, healthy, multiplying churches.


Kingdom-minded | Gospel-centered | Leader-focused | Culturally-engaged | Prayerfully-confident |

Theologically-grounded | Contextually-adaptable


Church Planters

We provide on-going theological, missiological, and practical "on the ground" training, coaching, prayer, camaraderie, resources, and other services to help equip and strengthen you, your family, and your ministry.

Emerging Planters 

We provide training, residencies, internships, and apprenticeships (as available in our network churches), defined pathways, and other support services to help you discern God's calling to plant.


We help provide training in organizational health and direction, strategic planning, alignment to vision and mission, and other resources to help you strengthen and multiply the congregation you serve.

Friends and Affiliates

We encourage and invite other "values aligned" planters, churches, denominations, and networks to participate in training, coaching, and prayer for the greater flourishing of Atlanta.


Board of Directors

Bob Cargo

Pastor and Director of Church Planting at Perimeter Church

Jeff Dunbar

Director of Sons of
Encouragement Ministries

Brooke Hempell

Senior Vice President of Research at The Barna Group

Jim Dolas

Faculty at Heritage
Preparatory School

Holly Mattingly

Director of Marketing Investment Performance at Coca-Cola Corp.

Jim Wert

Managing Partner at
Wert and Associates

Travis Vaughn

Executive Director at

Metro Atlanta Collective