Project Lifehouse – Let the Little Children Come

August 2, 2022

Project Lifehouse - Let the Little Children Come Brandon and Kristina began showing the Chosen series as a form of outreach in their neighborhood. Before they knew what was happening, tons of kids were showing up each week and they had to switch up their plans! They started offering interactive games and a mini-Bible story lesson instead. As they kept going, the Lord began to soften the children’s hearts, and at the end of the eight weeks, four kids prayed the prayer of salvation. Since then, two girls have been showing up almost daily to hang out with Brandon and Kristina and their kids. They are yearning for more of the Lord, fun, and family, and that is exactly what Brandon and Kristina have to offer. The girls even went on a daytrip with Brandon and Kristina and their family to Callaway Gardens. The Lord is moving on these girls’ hearts, and they are experiencing joy, peace, and freedom. Please pray for Brandon and Kristina and their family as they continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus in their neighborhood and for these girls to know Jesus more and...
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Persistence in Prayer 

July 29, 2022

Persistance in Prayer Most of us know enough about the teachings of Jesus to understand the value of persistent prayer. He tells us to ask, seek, knock, and repeat until the door opens (Matt 7:7-8). Anyone who has ever actually tried this, though, may have found it to be a daunting task! No one knows this better than our team at Take the City. We launched the Harvest House of prayer right around the time that the pandemic began. We did not plan the timing of this. It just worked out that way! In this sacred space we have gathered corporately multiple times a day for the past two years with a clear agenda– to minister to the Lord in our worship and to pray for God to move in our city, region, nation, and world. Since its inception, we have learned a lot about persistent prayer, particularly within the context of global crises. Here are some key things we’ve learned. Weekly Appointments with the Lord We’ve heard it said by leaders in the prayer movement, “If you want to pray persistently, get it down on a schedule.” There is just something about getting a date and time down on your calendar that increases your likelihood of actually taking a specific action step. We like to refer to these scheduled times of prayer as appointments with the Lord Himself. We’ve found that by describing it this way, more of our volunteers experience His presence more frequently and their prayer sets are much more enjoyable. It feels less burdensome to know that you have a scheduled meeting with the most...
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Harvest Day Testimony

July 27, 2022

Harvest Day Testimony During our Harvest Day Outreach on Saturday July 23rd, one of our teams went into Phenix City, specifically the shopping plaza parking lot on the corner of 13th St. There, the team met a man named Kietel. After starting a conversation with him, the team learned that he was currently homeless. After approximately 30 mins of conversation, Kietel admitted that he wanted help and that he felt the need to accept Jesus as the Savior of the world. After leading him through a prayer of salvation, our team offered Kietel a chance at a new life by going into a discipleship program where he could get off the streets and be housed as he grows in the Lord. Praise God, he accepted the offer and is now on his journey with Christ.  If you would enjoy being a part of outreach, email...
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Redeem – The Beautiful Exchange Boutique



Redeem - The Beautiful Exchange Boutique It has been an amazing month for Redeem! The ladies from Teen Challenge came to help us clean up and get everything in order to re-launch the Beautiful Exchange Boutique. We had a great turn out at the Grand Opening. We had about 45 people show up to help us pray over and sow love into the Beautiful Exchange! We have already been able to help and minister to 12 ladies so far this month, including an entire family who rededicated their lives to Jesus! Beyond our boutique, our monthly outreach was a very powerful time out on the streets of Columbus!  The Church of the Highlands serve team helped sew and fill outreach bags for us to give out to ladies. Furthermore, we met a family at a hotel in town and were able to lead the mom and her 5 kids to the Lord! The Lord is doing amazing things through this ministry, and we are just so excited to see what is to come! Please continue to keep us in your prayers. And a huge thank you to everyone that has sowed a seed into this ministry and has made The Beautiful Exchange Boutique what it is today! Please contact cindy@take-the-city.com if you would enjoy serving in the boutique or kristina@take-the-city.com if you would like to partner with...
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Project Lifehouse: Young Ave

June 30, 2022

Serving in Project Lifehouse: Young Ave For the past 2 years, Maya and Nacie have faithfully served in the Young Ave Project Lifehouse, an outreach iniative of Take the City. They have brought love to the neighborhood, built connections between the neighbors, and created a safe place for kids to come to after school. There were many powerful moments from their time serving there, but here is one of note that will have sweet victory for years to come. When Maya and Nacie first moved in, there was hardly any grass. The ground was mostly sand and dirt. Grass simply wouldn’t grow. Within a month or so, one of the older boys whom Maya and Nacie had befriended walked up to Miss Maya. He wanted to make money so badly. Innocently, he asked, “Can I cut your grass?”  Surprised, Maya looked at the boy. She said, “Dude, now you’ve got to see; the lot is vacant. There is no grass.” The boy begged, “Please! I need money!” She responded, “Okay, go fast and pray for the grass to grow.”  The boy did not hesitate; he prayed the whole summer. Sadly, nothing grew. The year came and went and still nothing. However, unbeknownst to Maya, the boy kept praying, and in the summer of 2021, there was a bounty of grass, new trees, and even a little bamboo!  Our Take the City Director went by and saw it. Wide-eyed, he asked, “What did y’all do to make the grass grow?”  Maya and Nacie both laughed. “Nothing” they said.  Later, the boy in the neighborhood returned and said, “Where’s my money?” ...
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Tyrone

I learned about Take The City through a young lady at our church about 5 years ago and after going on my first outreach, I was HOOKED. I fell in love with the family environment, organic evangelism, and genuine love that I experience here.  The training, connections, and opportunities that I’ve been blessed with here have been nothing short of life-changing!  God bless my TTC family.