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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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Announcing Dates for Revival on the River 2019!



Revival on the River celebrates the unity that we have among the churches of the Tri-city area by enjoying a night of music, fellowship, food, and encouraging messages together. We hear from civic leaders speaking on the subject of unity, and we pray for our area. We worship with music groups from local churches that play a wide variety of contemporary Christian, gospel music and hymns. The whole event is a time to bring people from various churches and denominations to celebrate our risen savior Jesus Christ. This event is aimed at breaking down the walls of division that has kept the Body of Christ from working together. We’re excited to announce that the date for our event this year will be Friday, April 5th and the doors will open at 6:30 pm. If you would like to volunteer this year please email us at...
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Testimony from Feb 2019 Outreach



Saturday was amazing!  So many beautiful things  happened Saturday. I believe the LORD was speaking to me of love, peace, and freedom during the worship service on Saturday.  I think it’s really cool learning to do outreach as a team. During the outreach we kept praying for and talking to other believers! What is realy cool is that some of them prayed for us!  It was hard seeing someone whose heart was hardened, but so beautiful to see some with a tender and receiving heart. I love how much more brave I feel around other fiery Christ followers. Thanks and praise be to our God and Father for filling us with the Holy Spirit in Christ Jesus! Amen. People are beautiful. Made by a wonderful and beautiful Creator! I love Jesus so much!!!! Elizabeth Phillips (Reach School Student) Outreach 2/17/2019...
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Knowing who we are in Christ

February 19, 2019

God wants us to know who he is, so we can know who we are. What we believe affects our behavior and life experiences, and who we believe God to be determines the pouring out of life from us. Therefore, it is important that we look to scripture to build our foundation on the truth of who God is and who he says we are. First and foremost, God is love (1 John 4:16). A love like none that exists on earth. It is so overwhelming and all-consuming. It is His love that draws us to Him. The Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. (Psalm 100:5) God is faithful. He has made promises to us as believers, and this will come to pass, whether it be now or in generations to come. God is holy and righteous. Revelation 15:4 says Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed. To be holy means to be set apart. The perfect example of authority, a loving Father. He loves us as children, and we respect him as the good, good, Father he is. To me that is holy. The Merriam – Webster dictionary defines holy as: exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness. God is worthy of all our exaltation and all our devotion. God is a creator and out of His fulness and greatness, he desired to create man. So, God created man...
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REACH School Announcement!

December 17, 2018

Reach School is a 6-month school focused on empowering people to walk in their identity and boldly share the good news of Jesus Christ. This school will equip you to share the gospel and launch outreaches through your local church. The school is rooted in prayer, the scriptures and the presence of God. Our classes will be focused on simple teachings, activities and assignments that will help you grow. The courses will be broken into two segments with six courses and sessions that will build upon themselves. Each course will be accompanied by required reading that consists of scripture and an assigned book. These courses will require homework and assignments. The goal of these assignments will be to help each student grow and build their own outreach group that is tied into their local church or ministry. A brief overview is as follows: Foundations Identity – Who is God and who does He say I am? Connection/ Abiding – Staying connected to Jesus who is our source. Book Assignments include Rooted by Banning Liebscher, With Christ in the School of Prayer by Andrew Murray, and Empowering Missional Disciples by Bob Rognlien Practical Gospel – How do I share the Gospel? Gifts – How do I use the gifts of the Holy Spirit to minister to others? Leadership – How do I start my own group that can-do outreach and ministry? Perspectives Introduction to Perspectives on the World Christian Movement by Ralph Winter and Steven Hawthorne. This class will be a six-session study of God’s mission to reconcile the world unto Himself in Jesus You will review the Biblical, Historical, Pioneers, Future,...
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Local Brothel Encounters Jesus!

November 9, 2018

Redeem is an initiative of Take the City to see the end of commercial sexual exploitation. This is a testimony that happened recently. If you would like to get involved with the Redeem outreaches, cultural reformation initiative, or Beautifully Made to rescue, employ, and empower trafficking survivors please contact us. Email- redeem@take-the-city.com Local Brothel Encounters Jesus! We have seen incredible progress and many ladies reach freedom and get off of the streets! However, recently we were able to do something that has to ranked up there with the most incredible things we have been able to do since our beginning! We found a lady on street outreach that admitted she lives in a house where prostitution is actively facilitated. She encountered Jesus through our team so strongly that she invited us to come to her house on another day and share Jesus with everyone there! So, we were able to go visit and immediately encountered the trafficker. We got to pray for him and Instantaneously,  the presence of God came on that porch and healed this man’s knee! We are going to be visiting this Brothel a few times a month to see the power of Jesus transform these precious lives. Jesus is in these places of torment and agony but he is transforming...
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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!