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Second Tuesday Collective Gatherings

One of the major ways Metro Atlanta Collective actualizes its vision and manifests its mission is through monthly collective meetings open to planters, emerging planters, pastors, and leaders, gathering together for prayer, peer coaching, lunch, training, and fellowship.

Second Tuesdays 


(Minus July & December)

City Church-Eastside
798 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

PLEASE NOTE: During the covid-19 pandemic, MAC has been rotating locations where Second Tuesdays are held. For the most up to date information, click the RSVP button below.

September 14th, 2021 - Second Tuesday

Training: “How to Have Healthy Relationships Between Pastor (Teaching Elder) and Their Decision Making Leaders.”

Trainer: John Purcell - Transform, LLC

John Purcell’s 18 years of corporate experience and 17 years of church leadership and management experience have given him a passion for developing leaders, leadership teams, and their organizations, especially Christian leaders of for-profits and non-profits, including churches. His work experience includes 18 years at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, including Sales Engineering, Manufacturing Management, Materials Management, and General Management overseeing multiple businesses. He earned several awards for sales and manufacturing accomplishments during that time. At Perimeter Church, John served for 16 years as the Staff Director, overseeing all ministry planning and execution as the church grew from 500 members and 30 staff to 4000 members and 130 staff plus a school of 500 students and 70 staff. He also served as 

In addition to the above, John has served as a ruling elder for over 20 years and has been discipling men for over 20 years, as well. He became a certified Christian Coach 9 years ago. For the past 13 years John has been coaching Christian leaders and their organizations, churches, non-profits, and for-profit companies, in leadership and organizational health. His calling is to facilitate growth in Christian leadership, leadership team cohesiveness, organizational clarity, spiritual formation, kingdom focus, and a culture of real Biblical community. Finally, John is an instructor for the Metro Atlanta Seminary, teaching pastors and other Christian leaders in the new DMin in Pastoral Leadership program. His first course is called Organizational Vision and Structure.  

John lives with his wife Cindy in Atlanta, GA and enjoys spending time with his grown kids and first grandchild, traveling, hiking, biking, and an occasional round of golf.