We are Thankful for our Volunteer Teams!

August 20, 2019

We were blessed last month with 3 volunteer groups coming to help with maintenance, repairs, and outreach at Take the City LifeHouses and SafeHouse. An Evangel Temple Local MAPs team spent a Saturday morning repairing the fascia and soffits at our North Highlands 26th St LifeHouse.  They are coming back on future Saturdays to complete these repairs and paint the fascia and soffits which will complete the exterior renovations at this LifeHouse. North Highlands 26th St LifeHouse We were also blessed with a Serve team from North Highlands Opelika Church to begin repairs and renovations at our Redeem SafeHouse. They cleared limbs away from the roof of the house to prepare for repairs of soffits and fascia. In addition they began installing new shelves in closets and storage rooms. They plan to come back in future months to repair and paint the soffits/fascia, complete interior shelving , and planting shrubbery around the house. Redeem LifeHouse Catch the Fire Ministry School from Toronto, Canada sent a ministry team to Columbus during their month long ministry tour of the States prior to graduation.  This team led praise and worship at PMT Church in Phenix City on Sunday, went whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee river on Monday, and performed ministry projects and outreach at our Lifehouses.   North Highlands 26th St LifeHouse Young Ave LifeHouse Garden Drive Lifehouse We’re thankful for all of our volunteer ministry teams and the investment they make in our LifeHouse communities. Contact Louis Chalmers (Ph. 404.861.3959) to discuss how your ministry team can help with LifeHouse maintenance, repairs, and outreach.  We would also like to discuss how your...
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Freedom to Flourish



Calling All Women! Join us November 8th and 9th for a weekend of fellowship, teaching, healing, and freedom with women from all over the Chattahoochee Valley! Learn what it is like to live fully alive and have the freedom to flourish in Christ for who you are and whose you are! The Schedule is as follows: Friday 11/8: 6pm -10pm THEME: Encountering freedom (Worship, Fellowship and Ellen Chalmers speaking) Saturday 11/9: 9am – 12pm THEME: The Power of Forgiveness (Worship, Fellowship and Diane Swanson speaking)12-1pm (Lunch break own your own)1-3pm THEME: Flourishing in Every Season (Panel Discussion – Patty Taylor, Diane Swanson, Hannah Smith, Karen Connally, Sis Blanchard)3-5pm THEME: Dreaming with God (Quick break, final teaching session with Renae Walston)5-6pm – Closing and Commissioning We are believing for a powerful time of being set free to be brave women warriors for God! Invite a friend and join us! PURCHASE TICKETS! Please contact Ellen Chalmers at ellen@take-the-city.com or call 706-223-5338 with any...
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Local Community Outreach -Chattahoochee Valley

August 19, 2019

If I could pick one word for this past outreach, it would be Encouraged. From the testimonies that were shared, almost every outreach team shared an encounter of someone who felt encouraged. For example, a team went to East Wynnton, and a guy that was prayed for exclaimed, “You have no idea how much I needed encouragement today!”. Another woman in Phenix City who was prayed for cried as the Lord ministered to her heart and confirmed the job that she had just received. Next, a man on our prayer team connected with one of our worship leaders. He had been asking God for a pianist to be able to help him put music to the lyrics he had written. The worship leader he connected with was a pianist! We thank God for paving the way for this powerful connection! Lastly, one of the teenagers serving on the team at the Elizabeth Canty Apartments felt inspired by the grandmother they prayed for. The grandmother had been following the Lord for a long time; after she received prayer, her grandkids ran up to her and thanked her for raising them. The teen felt remorse as she had never thanked her own grandmother for raising her. This encounter inspired her to do so when she returned home. We praise Jesus for every story of encouragement this past...
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A Friend in the Community – Redeem



This is what community looks like… Local hotels, businesses, and agencies coming together to not only help bring an end to exploitation but also reach out to the women affected by it.  The young lady in this photo has gone above and beyond the call of duty. She has actually aided two women, that she met on the streets, in leaving the life. She was instrumental in reuniting them with their families and spurring them on to a new life. Praise God for women like...
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Not What Was Expected, But God is still Good!

July 30, 2019

Saturday June 22 at 1:30pm, believers from all over the Chattahoochee Valley area were teeming with excitement as they set out from the Take the City building to minister to people and share the Gospel. One of our outreach leaders, along with her team, made their way down to the Riverwalk in downtown Columbus, GA. She and her team had a tent, chairs, and water ready to go. As the team was setting up their station, they quickly came to realize that the tent they thought they had was in fact a large cushioned folding chair! Oh no! This was not what they expected! Thankfully, however, there was a large tree nearby with plenty of room for them to sit under and have protection from the sun and rain. The team was able to give out 96 bottles of water, pray for many people, and witness the Lord heal a woman’s lungs! The woman came to the place where our outreach leader was sitting under the tree. The woman explained that she had a lung disease that caused her lungs to be restricted and her rib cage to cave in to her body. The outreach leader and a few volunteers prayed for her, and as they did, her lungs expanded and her rib cage returned to normal! The woman began to glow with excitement. She exclaimed, “I feel better!” She could breathe easier! Although the outreach didn’t start out as they had planned, God still provided and showed up in incredible ways. God is Good. All the Time. All the Time. God is...
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Donna

My first encounter with Take the City was going to Wilson Apartments in Columbus GA. We were met by a man from that neighborhood who prayed with us before we began the outreach. We set up an area for the kids to play and others went door to door witnessing and praying for people. It truly was a humbling experience. Another time I got to pray at an abortion clinic which was another humbling experience. The worship services the night before are always dynamic and spirit led. However I will conclude with the best part for me was being an eight week participant of Take the City boot camp. All of the leaders were simply AWESOME and I learned so much during those eight weeks. I thank God for all these wonderful opportunities!