Who is your first love?

July 17, 2019

I’ve heard it said by many, and can agree, that we can never judge another persons salvation. However, it’s unmistakable when you see someone who is radically in love. When you meet someone who is passionately in love with a person, a hobby or profession it’s obvious and “leaks” out of them.  Jesus isn’t looking to just provide a ticket to heaven. He’s looking for lovers. He’s looking for those who will be consumed by His love for them and in return love Him back with everything in them.  We may not be able to judge someone’s salvation, but we can easily identify someone’s “first love”. What consumes their thoughts? What do they talk about all the time? What do they do most of the time? You can look at someone’s life and find out what they really love. When we look at our own lives, the primary question isn’t just, “will I go to heaven?” I believe the greater question is, “what is my first love???” We can only love God because we’ve first experienced His love. (See 1 John 4:19) If you look at your life and see that your first love is not Jesus, the only response is to turn from other lovers and towards God. He wants to fill us with His love so we can love Him with our everything. The more we position ourselves to receive His love, the more we can find Him being our first love. “But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and...
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3 Big things!

July 16, 2019

This has been an exciting summer for Take the City! God has done so many incredible things through our local outreaches, trainings and events in other cities and nations. There are three things that are super important that we wanted to be sure to let you know about! I know attention spans are short these days so I will be as brief as I can! 🙂 Africa Trip Our team just arrived back from our time in Kenya, Uganda and Malawi. Our team hosted three events in three nations in just 10 days. We trained hundreds in personal evangelism, preached the gospel to thousands and saw many who were saved, healed and set free. God moved in a powerful way through our team and through the local ministries that we partnered with. We’re excited for how God is connecting us to what He is doing in Africa. Pray about coming back with us in the summer of 2020. Email us if you’re interested! Reach School Fall 2019 We hosted our graduation for our Spring 2019 class of Reach School here at our Take the City missions base in Columbus Ga this June. It was incredible to hear the testimonies of how impacted each of our students was by their time attending our school! We’re opening up another semester for this Fall. We have limited space but if you’re interested please be sure that you apply today! Let us know if you have any questions about the school. We will be starting up again in August 2019. Israel 2020 We’re so excited to take a team to Israel next year...
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A Man’s prayer answered immediately!

June 18, 2019

I wanted to share this powerful testimony from this morning… A few minutes ago as I was coming into our offices here at Take the City I felt led to go talk to a guy at the bus stop. I see people at the bus stop almost every morning I come in but today felt drawn to ask the guy if he was okay. As soon as I asked him if he was okay, he started crying and told me he wasn’t okay. He said he wasn’t from around here but was from north GA. He was stuck there at the bus stop with everything he owned with no where to go. I asked him if he wanted some water and brought him inside. Once we came inside I was able to talk to him and called our friend Bobby, who’s in our Reach School, to come by and meet with him. We were able to talk and pray with him and hear more of his story and what he’s been going through. He told me that at the exact moment I was pulling into our office he was at the bus stop praying to God because he was stranded away from home and had no idea what to do. As soon as he saw me pulling up he had a thought come into his head saying that I was someone who was coming to help him. I was the immediate answer to his prayer this morning, not because I had all the answers or even knew what to say. I just simply asked if I could help and...
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Summer Ministry Update

June 5, 2019

It’s hard to believe that we are already half-way through the year 2019! It’s already been an incredible year so far and we wanted to provide a brief ministry update about what all has happened in the past six months and share about some things that are coming up in the near future. God has truly been working and providing abundant grace for our whole team of staff, leaders and volunteers to impact many with the gospel. Thank you for your continued prayers and support of our movement. For this update I want to split up our previous six months into three categories based on the Take the City mission statement. Our mission is to unify and mobilize the Body of Christ to see entire cities revitalized. I want to use the three words, Unify, Mobilize and Revitalize, to categorize just a few of the things we have been able to accomplish these last six months. UNIFY The following are some of the efforts we have been working towards and events that we have held that have been in an effort to help unify the Body of Christ in the Chattahoochee Valley and in other cities around America. Revival on the River 2019 – We hosted over 2500 people from all over our region together for a special night of worship, prayer and the preaching of the gospel. United in Prayer Meetings – This year we hosted 21 days of nightly prayer meetings at the beginning of the year that involved dozens of different pastors and worship leaders. We’ve also hosted a monthly united in prayer gathering for people...
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Brittany

I have been serving in some way with Take the city since October 2013. I spent a lot of time on the prayer team in the beginning and encountered God’s heart for the city in a life changing way. When the teams came back and shared testimonies, it was always fun to see that our prayers coincided with some of their testimonies in special ways. More recently I have had the privilege of leading a team to a nursing home where I used to be an employee. I used to pray over the facility every day, and it was such a miracle to see an old friend who lives there give his life to Jesus on one of our outreaches a year later. God sure has a way of answering prayers. And Take the City is an answer to so many prayers that have gone up here.