Take the City Conference is an event for followers of Jesus Christ from various denominations and backgrounds to come together and discover new ways to impact their city and culture. This event is directed to men and women, teens and young adults who desire to be used by God to impact their city wherever God has placed them! Each person attending this conference will have a chance to hear engaging speakers, encounter God’s presence during life-changing times of worship and meet fellow believers from all walks of life.
This is our first ever Take the City conference and we are so excited to host International speaker and author Robby Dawkins as our Keynote speaker. Robby and his wife Angie have been married for almost 20 years and have 6 boys ranging from 2 -19. Robby is a fifth generation pastor who was born to missionary parents in Japan. He served as a youth pastor for 12 years for churches between 50 to 14,000 members before he and Angie planted a Vineyard church in the downtown area of Aurora, Illinois (Chicago area) 15 years ago. Their church has many gang members, drug addicts, and prostitutes and just simply down and outers as well as a few middle class. Yet God has shown up to powerfully change these people’s lives through this pastor and church. The mayor of Aurora along with it’s chief of police recently bestowed upon Robby and the Vineyard an acknowledgment that he and his Vineyard church have made a significant difference in Aurora’s crime rate reduction. For the 1st time in 66 years Aurora, IL was declared homicide free in 2012.
Robby has a deep passion to equip the Church and he ministers extensively to do so (in the U.S. and in 38 countries) in various Denominational and Nondenominational circles in Power Evangelism. He was most recently featured in the movie documentaries “Furious Love” in 2010 and “Father of Lights” in 2012.
Friday December 11th:
5:00-7:00pm – Registration
7:00 – Main Session #1 – Featuring Robby Dawkins & Eminent Worship
Saturday December 12th:
9:00am – Doors Open
10:00am – Main Session #2 – Featuring Robby Dawkins & Eminent Worship
12:00 – Lunch Break
1:00 – Worship time and Training – Andrew Chalmers & Eminent Worship
2:30 – Outreach
5:00 – Dinner/ Testimonies/ Break
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!