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Better together for a greater Decatur

God is working in the Decatur community in ways that are fresh, new, and exciting, yet also tied to a rich history of partnership and collaboration.


In the summer of 2017, believing that we are better together, the people of Decatur First and North Decatur United Methodist Churches embarked on a new missional partnership.

The partnership between Decatur First and North Decatur churches has deep historical ties, as the two churches have been in ministry just a few miles apart for almost 70 years. In fact, North Decatur was founded by Decatur First in 1948.

Our missional partnership now means greater collaboration and innovation as we serve God and our community. It means doing church in new ways to reach new people, and inviting folks in to the awesome life-giving love of Christ. We are going to be getting up to some "holy mischief," as our Senior Pastor, Rev. Dalton Rushing, likes to say! And we hope you'll join us! All are welcome, because we're better together for a greater Decatur!

We are two churches united by one mission - to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Thank you for taking time to visit. We hope you will find ways to connect to God, to God’s people, and to God’s kingdom work in the world.

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300 East Ponce de Leon Ave

Decatur, GA 30030

(404) 378-4541

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1523 Church Street

Decatur, GA 30030

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