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Authority in Christ

May 17, 2019

When we abide in Christ, walking in cadence with Him, we have access to the same power he had, through God the Father. We tap into that power by recognizing the authority we have. Without authority we have access to none of the power that is available to us through Christ. 2 Corinthians 13:10 tells us that this authority is given to us to build up those around us and not tear us down. But that is just a taste. Matthew 10:1 tells us that with this authority we can cast out unclean spirits, heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. How many of us are truly walking in this authority? Until we do we cannot make true lasting change in this world. A great example of this authority exercised is in Acts 3. Peter and John were heading to the temple to pray when they came across a man who had been lame since birth. The lame man noticed John and peter and asked them for money. They responded by saying, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” As they began to lift him up his legs received strength. A man that had never experienced feeling in his legs began to walk. What an amazing God we serve! The lame man began to praise God while others watched on with astonishment. Peter responded, “Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power...
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REACH ATLANTA

May 15, 2019

We just finished our first pre-event for Reach Atlanta. We partnered with the Atlanta Dream and 25 evangelists from all over Atlanta for an Equipping conference. We provided new simple tools they can use to lead outreaches within their communities. We also had a time of practical application on outreach. We sent five teams out and WOW Jesus showed up in a profound yet simple way. On Saturday, we saw one man come off the streets and check himself into a faith-based rehab program, designed specifically to end homelessness in Atlanta. PRAISE THE LORD! Fund Reach ATL – We’re looking for individuals, families, business and churches that are willing to help fund this evangelistic campaign across the Atlanta metro area. bit.ly/GIVEtoTaketheCity What’s next: July Atlanta Prayer Summit: Many have prayed and continue to pray for Atlanta. We are partnering with several ministries from all over the Atlanta metro area to come together in July to pray.   More details coming soon!! For updates on this event contact steve@take-the-city.com. If you would like to learn more about Reach Atlanta, receive updates or you are interested in having a Reach Atlanta event in your region. Contact Steve at...
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Living it out Daily

May 13, 2019

May 2019 Ministry Update This year our ministry has already seen the Lord do so many incredible things. We just wrapped up Revival on the River last month where thousands were impacted with the gospel. This summer, our entire team has various events planned that are aimed at making a huge impact for the Kingdom of God. One of the things that I was reminded of this past weekend is the importance of living out our calling to make disciples and share the gospel daily. With our ministry, Take the City, we’re constantly planning events, serving local churches and communities and all of these things are incredible. With all the great stuff that we have the opportunity to do, the Lord keeps reminding me to remember to live this calling out daily! It’s easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day and forget to stop for the one that is right in front of us, even for those of us in vocational ministry. Last weekend, we held an incredible training for leaders in Atlanta. We aimed to help raise up team leaders who can train and equip churches in evangelism. These leaders will work on equipping churches all over the metro ATL area for the next 2 years for our Reach ATL Campaign. The morning before the training, as I was preparing, I wanted to go for a run. It was on that run that God reminded me of the power and importance of living out our calling in our daily lives! Toward the end of the run, I was in a pretty rough area of Atlanta. In fact,...
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Woman Trafficked in 43 States Finds Freedom

May 9, 2019

Redeem hosted a W.A.R weekend where we rented out motel rooms and had teams participating in constant prayer, worship and outreach. The last night, we went around knocking on doors inviting the community to free food and a chance to hear the gospel. Our team encountered a young woman and and older gentleman. She was clearly under the influence of drugs and our team had every reason to believe she was being trafficked. We brought her a blanket a church had donated and we began to minister to her in her room as Jonathan was ministering to the older gentleman down by the cookout.  As the team explained the hotline card to her, she blurted out “ Well, you know I’m a prostitute right, I choose to do this to support my addiction.” She wanted to convince us this was her “choice”, yet our team knew there was something deeper. So Jessica replied, “Can I ask you, are you happy though?” Are you happy living this life?” She looked at the team shocked as if no one had ever cared to ask that before. As she gazed away, she timidly responded, “I’ve been to 43 states and I never knew there were people out there to help me…. so what are the ways you can help?” As the opportunity presented itself, we were able to share the amazing programs we partner with, and over the course of the next few weeks, she called for help and is now thriving in her walk to wholeness! Simultaneously as this was happening, the older gentleman heard the gospel and got radically encountered...
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Local Outreach – A Woman Gets Healed!

May 1, 2019

During our local outreach on April 20, one of our staff prayed with a woman near his home. The woman expressed that she wanted freedom from her addiction and to know Jesus. Steve led her through a prayer of salvation, and she rededicated her life to Christ. Directly afterward, Steve asked her if she had any pain in her body, not realizing she had been leaning on the side of the building the whole time, struggling to stand up. She had had hip replacement and still was in a lot of pain. Steve prayed for her, and God healed her immediately from all the pain! She began to move side to side in disbelief. Then she walked up and down the street and even danced a little! This 72 year old woman who had walked up with a cane said, “I don’t need this anymore!” Praise...
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Can you give us some feedback?

March 6, 2019

Our ministry is looking for your feedback! We have created an online form that will just take a few minutes for you to fill out. This feedback will mean so much to our team as we continue to do ministry and grow. Loading… Thank you so much for filling out this online form and giving us some feedback! We so appreciate you! Photo Cred:...
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Want to volunteer at Revival on the River 2019?



If you are interested in signing up to volunteer this year at Revival on the River please fill out the form below. We have many open positions and would love for you to consider getting involved! If you have any questions please email our team info@take-the-city.com Loading… Thanks for signing...
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Announcing 2019 ROTR Date!



For the past six years, our team has helped to plan the annual event, Revival on the River, here in the Chattahoochee Valley area. We’re so excited to announce the dates for our event this year at the Phenix City Amphitheater. Save the Date! Friday, April 5th, 2019 The doors will open at 6:30 pm. We encourage everyone to arrive early as we usually have a few thousand people in line by 6 pm. We are very pleased to announce that Chick-fil-a will once again be providing FREE Chick-fil-a sandwiches for the first 2,500 people. This year we have some very important and exciting things planned for our event. Come expecting to have a great time and also to be revived and refreshed! Planning to come? Register here so we know you’re coming! ALSO, Signup below if you want to volunteer this year:...
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The Corporate call of John 15

February 27, 2019

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. (Jhn 15:1-5 ESV) Most of my life I’ve read John 15 and have thought of it in an individualistic manner. The picture that I’ve always had in my mind when reading this chapter is me and Jesus and how I need to keep praying and reading the bible. The reality though is that John 15 is much deeper than just a call for us as individuals to be in relationship to Him! The context of John 15 is that it is a corporate invitation, and not simply a conversation with an individual. He’s talking to many people, not just one and the culture that he was talking to was a communal culture, not an individualistic one. When they heard Jesus saying these words they weren’t just thinking of it in an individual manner but also in a communal manner. When Jesus was speaking to them, they weren’t just wondering how this affected each of them but also...
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Testimony – Feb 2019 Take the City

February 26, 2019

On last Saturday I went on my first mission trip it was something that I hadn’t done before. Me and six other men of God went to Elizabeth Cannon Apt in Columbus Ga. This was a place I used to go when I was lost in the world saw so many bad things go on there I heard so many bad things about that place. It was truly a blessing to go back there with my mind on Doing the work of God. The first thing that we did was pray and ask God to guide us in the way we should go. We saw little children playing in the streets and we asked if they believe in Jesus Christ and most of them said yes. We asked if we could pray for and with them and they said yes then some said they love to go to church. I tell you I am a pastor and I have never seen so many people that wanted prayer and the word of to There were two ladies sitting on the porch and when we walked up you could tell that they were going through something and they were waiting on us. The one woman asked if we could pray that she would stop having seizures she just broke down and started crying. We gathered around her and prayed I could feel God moving among us. The other women were sitting watching and praying one of the guys said to her something going on with your children and she just broke down crying then we began to pray for her. To...
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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!