Unity Inspires

November 10, 2022

Unity Inspires Elizabeth Canty Apartments  The quiet of the morning in the neighborhood was interrupted by a car creeping its way down the road, leaving the booming echo of the music in its wake. A group of five young teenagers followed its call to admire both the stereo and the car. At the same time, Tre Rager and Ben Whittaker emerge from their vehicle with several others because it’s “Harvest Day” – a Take the City monthly outreach into communities to build relationships and share the gospel. One of the group shares that Take the City’s outreaches started in this same area 10 years earlier with block parties that featured grill outs and bouncy houses.  Today, everyone is focused on a man, gun tucked into his belt, and his daughter who were standing on the sidewalk. They had been in conversations before, so he waved and welcomed the group over. Since their last meeting, the man had gotten married and shared that they were doing more things together as a family than ever before. He was glad to see them today, he said, because they were getting ready to move. Ben and the rest of the TTC group pray a powerful prayer over him before they part ways. The leader within the community, who had been touched by the Lord a few years earlier, has learned how to lead a Bible study for the people to be equipped. “You have vision for your family and now you’re being strong for other families too,” Tre told him, offering to help in any way he could and encouraging him in his prayer...
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Compassion Inspires

November 8, 2022

Compassion Inspires In the early morning hours once a month, as a truckload of Feed the Valley food pallets is unloaded, a neighborhood begins to emerge to help pack and distribute 150 food boxes. They greet Cody and Lilly Wing, the neighborhood’s missionaries through Take the City’s Project Lifehouse– strategically placed homes that reach the neighborhood community for Christ. A few years earlier, Steve & Kristen Bedsole discovered during COVID that food drives would be beneficial for the neighborhood. A local church, the Verge, with Pastor Chuck Odum, was inspired to come alongside and help. That’s when the Wings came on the scene. As time passed, the Wings realized that the neighbors desired a true community– they were already holding block parties, for instance– but weren’t clear on the next thing to do to make it a reality, until the monthly food drives inspired them. “We found the heart of the neighborhood, which was not just come, get, go,” Cody said. “When they saw we were committed, they began to not only pick up a box, but began to help to distribute them and set up/tear down. They started serving each other.”  “Every month as we get together,” Lilly shared, “we pick one word we want to speak over our neighborhood and pray into that. They’re always ready to pray over what they want to see decrease and what needs to increase.” The sense of community addresses intangibles like loneliness and hopelessness and tangibly lifts the spirits of everyone involved.  People are also drawn to the Wings’ Lifehouse and frequently visit. One adolescent boy came onto the porch, just...
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As the end of 2022 quickly approaches, we find ourselves looking back and celebrating all that God has done. Whether the Lord has ministered to women through The Beautiful Exchange Boutique, encountered someone in the Harvest House of Prayer, or helped a student learn something new about Him through our Harvest Equipping School, there have been numerous powerful moments.  These stories have inspired us to keep moving forward and continue partnering with Jesus as He transforms our city and beyond.  We invite you to check out the video below and hear a little bit about our Inspire Giving Campaign! Andrew & Ellen Chalmers Feeling Inspired? Sign up today to become a supporter at $25, $50, $100 per month or as much as you feel led. Partner with us as we take our city for Christ! Let’s join together to multiply the impact in our city. In faith, join us in believing for total transformation and revitalization of the Chattahoochee Valley! Yes, I want to multiply the impact in our city! Click here to become a monthly partner with Take the City! Can’t give monthly but want to sow into what God is doing? Help us finish the year strong with our Year End Need of $40,000! Yes, I want to Help You Finish...
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The Beautiful Exchange Boutique Continues to Transform Lives

October 1, 2022

The Beautiful Exchange Boutique Continues to Transform Lives We have seen amazing impact this month at the Beautiful Exchange Boutique. Our team got to witness to two ladies, and both surrendered their lives to Jesus. A mother got restored back to her children with full custody after years of struggling with addiction. Lastly, we got to help a homeless woman living in a tent receive approval for a housing voucher for one year! Praise God!  The clothing donations have poured in thanks to many people’s generosity.  There are still volunteer opportunities Tuesday through Thursday for women who would be interested in sharing their story with hurting women, leading a small group, helping sort donations, and/or making outreach bags. As of last Monday, we have begun to offer weekly inner healing sessions each Monday at 10 am. All women are welcome to come heal with us in a safe space.  If you would like more information, please email...
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On Behalf of Another



On Behalf of Others If the Lord has been impressing upon you to spend dedicated time with Him in prayer interceding (praying on behalf of another), consider that you are in the good company of Jesus, who is right now at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us (Romans 8:34). He lives to intercede (Hebrews 7:25). We get to partner with Him and there are different ways we can go about it. If you’re local to Columbus, of course, one excellent way is to come into the Harvest House of Prayer, a space dedicated to the worship and petitioning of the Lord on behalf of individuals, communities, the nation, and the world. Here are four tools to establish praying on behalf of others in your life: Listen Purposely listen for the opportunities to pray. The needs are all around you. You can pray right then and also lift up the requests to Him in time you set apart. Ask You can also inquire of those around you, sharing with them that you’re heading into a time of prayer and would like to know how to pray on their behalf. Look The Bible is rich with what God has to say about the call to prayer. Consider doing a topical study of intercession in the Bible. Locate Resources There are a multitude of resources available to help you establish a rhythm for praying on behalf of others, including daily prayer guides and how to pray the Word. You can also easily locate prayer communities/groups to join. Utilizing these tools will help you to get beyond the struggle...
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Debbie

TAKE THE CITY outreaches have been so special to me. I love being able to see the hand of GOD move in peoples lives as they are healed and families restored. GOD cares about every detail of our lives and he reaches the places that only HE can only heal! Its been an honor to see all the teams go out and share the LOVE that GOD has instilled and filled the teams with, and let it pour out to all the community. Having physical needs met also assures all we encounter, the faithfulness of our Father. So many times I have cried seeing what GOD is doing… Being able to see people brought into the KINGDOM and freedom Spirit, Soul, Mind and Body. Is the greatest treasure in my life. I am grateful for TAKE THE CITY allowing me to have front seat and seeing GOD move in peoples lives!