1. RATL is open to all ages! We host teens, students, young adults, singles, and families. If a volunteer is under the age of 12, he/she will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. RATL is the perfect family mission trip!

Restoration ATL partners with Solomon’s Temple. Solomon’s Temple serves over 100 women and children transitioning out of homelessness in Atlanta. RATL offers week and weekend retreats on the campus of Solomon’s Temple. The entire RATL retreat takes place on Solomon’s Temple’s campus, and all of the activities involve residents who are currently living on campus.

Solomon’s Temple is equipped with lodging accommodations for groups of all sizes! RATL hosts groups up to 50 volunteers!

The neighborhood where Solomon’s Temple is located has one of the highest crime rates in the state, but we ask our volunteers to remain on campus during their time with us, and access to the campus is tightly controlled. Safety is paramount for all, including residents and visiting volunteers.

The focus of RATL is “being with” not “doing for.” We believe God works in one’s life when the goal is to build a relationship with someone rather than merely giving something to that person. Your group will spend time participating in community building activities like Bible studies, reflection groups, VBS activities, recreation activities, worship, and meals with the residents of Solomon’s Temple.

RATL is hands-on with the marginalized! Your group will be building relationships with and learning from Solomon’s Temple’s residents. Second, it is in Atlanta. Ministries to third-world countries do much good, but there are many opportunities to reach out here at home. Meaningful, transformative mission work does not require a plane ticket. The cost is significantly lower than a trip outside the country, and the result is just as impactful. Having the opportunity to be on a spiritual retreat with women and children transitioning out of homelessness is an unique offering in the city.

The cost for each volunteer is $49 per night for week-long retreats and $99 for the weekend retreats! The program fee covers two nights of lodging on Friday and Saturday night, all meals and snacks, and copy of Jim Ellison’s book, Broken to Broken. The book will be shipped to you prior to the retreat so you can read in small groups to help prepare you for the RATL experience.

Email to info@restorationatl.org to reserve your week or weekend retreat at RATL! RATL will send each group leader a full information package to help your group prepare for this unique mission experience. Please contact Will Ellison at 404-395-4876 or at will@ratl.org with any questions.

Yes! Email will@ratl.org to learn everything you need to know about current opportunities with RATL!