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Redeem Angel Tree

December 29, 2020

This Christmas, a church partnered with Redeem to sponsor the ladies at a local club and their children for Christmas gifts this year. They gave over 5000 dollars worth of gifts for both the women and their children! Many women were tearing up as they walked into a room full of gifts for their kids. We are so grateful for Sheila Orr who orchestrated it all and for her church Courts of Praise Worship Center who all came together to sponsor these families. Jonathan and I were able to take one of the women out to lunch afterwards, and she was very open with us. She shared with us on how every woman in there is struggling to make ends meet and how these gifts were such a need this year. We believe that this act of love – continuing to go into the club and building relationships with these women – is going to bring full life transformation to their lives and their children’s lives!  Jessica Cronin, Director of Redeem If you would enjoy getting involved with our Redeem ministry, go to our website and fill out our volunteer...
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A PLEA TO THE INTERCESSORS: “DON’T FORGET EVANGELISM”



disclaimer: The title of this blog may seem pretty harsh. Let me preface it by clearly stating that this is in no way a rebuke. I wouldn’t dare assume that I am in the position to do so as I myself have only been a part of this awe-inspiring prayer movement for 6 months (If you don’t know, there is a massive movement of night-and-day prayer and worship that is sweeping the globe at an unprecedented rate). I am speaking from the perspective of a total newbie, but also someone who is totally bought in, serving full time in a prayer room, and giving myself to God’s purposes for night-and-day prayer to sweep the earth. Everything I have written is based on the Holy Spirit’s conviction in my own life. It is with this heart I feel the urge to write the following. So… sweaty palms and all…    The disconnect I’ve heard statistics on the global prayer movement that are absolutely mind boggling. Since 1999 the world has seen a steady increase of places of unceasing worship and prayer, from just a known handful to thousands worldwide. That’s amazing. Surely all of this momentum in prayer would mean more people coming to Christ. Right? Sadly, this is not the case. In western society not only do statistics show a huge decrease in Christian conversion rates, but believers are actually leaving the church in droves. Don’t believe me? Just google “Christianity in America.” My point in highlighting this isn’t to say that prayer is unnecessary in the salvation of souls. On the contrary, I believe it is absolutely essential....
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Christmas Toy Drive – Chattahoochee Valley Outreach

December 28, 2020

First of all, thank you to everyone who donated presents towards our Christmas Toy Drive and came and wrapped presents! Our goal was 60 presents, and we were able, to instead, bless 180+ children for Christmas! The joy on the children’s faces as they opened their gifts Saturday December 19th was truly priceless. Thank you. Along with the wrapped presents, we were able to give out a few more things. One, we were able to bless 10 families of four with homemade Christmas dinners provided by an all-natural restaurant on 2nd Ave. Secondly, we were able to give out 316 candy canes with the message “Nothing you confess could make Jesus love you less” on them. Thirdly, we gave out several Gospels of John. Every gift was a gift of blessing and hope. In total, we sent out five teams in Columbus, GA and Phenix City, AL Saturday December 19th. During those outreaches, one little 3rd grade girl gave her life to Christ and received a children’s Bible, 4 people were physically healed, and many people were prayed for. Each team returned to Take the City with plenty to share about what God did in their neighborhoods. We are thankful for how the community came together to share the love of Jesus and bless our neighbors with practical needs. God is so good.If you would like to go out on outreach or volunteer with our local outreaches, please email...
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Does God Give Us Dreams and Visions?

December 1, 2020

In this series from “Dreaming With God” Andrew walks us through the question of: Does God Give Us Dreams and Visions? If you enjoyed this video then please feel free to watch our second part to this! CLICK...
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Longing to see His Face

November 30, 2020

Jessica Cronin takes us on a journey describing how she is longing to see her babies face for the first time. In the same way that we should be longing to see The Fathers face for the very first time. This life is full of trials and tribulations, even pain. However, the moment that we see our Father for the first time will prove to have been supremely worth it. For more information about our ministry, please check out this page and be sure to sign up for our email list to stay in...
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Why is Jesus called Jesus Christ or the Messiah?



Have you ever wondered why Jesus from the Bible is called Jesus Christ? In this short bible study, we look at some of the reasons why Jesus is called the Christ or the messiah.     In this session, we look at some of the reasons why Jesus is called the Christ or the Messiah. All through the accounts about Jesus in the gospels, we see him referred to as the Christ. In order to truly understand why this title is important, we must look at some prophecies from the Bible. What we discover when we look through the bible is that the people of Israel had long been waiting for a promised “Messiah” or “Christ”. When Jesus was called the Christ it meant that people were claiming that he was the one they had long been waiting for! “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah…” John 20:30-31 The word Messiah comes from a Hebrew word that means “anointed one”. This Hebrew term was used to specifically point out those that God had appointed for a specific assignment or purpose. When someone was anointed, they were set apart to fulfill God’s plan. The people of Israel knew that there were many prophecies about this coming king who would be a “messiah” or anointed one. There were many prophecies that pointed to this person that they were long expecting and in the gospels we discover that Jesus fulfills all of their expectations. We see that Jesus came as the messiah they had long been waiting for. Jesus is the anointed king of Israel that...
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Why is Jesus called the Son of God?



Have you ever wondered why Jesus is called the Son of God in the bible? This is a brief bible study that will help you understand a little bit more about why he is called the Son of God. What does, “Son of God” mean and why is Jesus called that? In this video Bible study, we look at John 20 where Jesus is called the Son of God. In that chapter, it is made clear that everyone who believes that Jesus is the Son of God will have life in His name. One of the scriptures that we look at is Psalm 2 where God is mentioned that God has a son. We also explore Matthew 3:17 where Jesus is baptized and God speaks from heaven and calls Jesus His “beloved Son”. The final scripture that we look at is in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” Do you have more questions about who Jesus is? We also have some other resources to help you know more about Jesus. Check out this recent post we added to find out more! This is a post exploring another question about why Jesus was called the Son of David. For more information about our ministry, please check out this page and be sure to sign up for our email list to stay in...
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Project LifeHouse // Impacting Lives in Columbus, Georgia



Our ministry is seeing incredible things happen in the East Highland Neighborhood of Columbus, Georgia. We have launched a community-driven food drive that is a part of our Project Lifehouse initiative’s efforts in the community. This is just one example of what God is doing in our city! The Bedsole Family moved from Oregon to come and serve in our city and to live in one of our missionary homes. They are excited to help partner with the neighbors in this community to help encourage and empower those living there to see redemption and restoration of the area. It’s amazing how we’re seeing dignity restored to the area as the community is coming together and serving! Take the City is excited to be partnering with churches and businesses from all over the Chattahoochee Valley area to work towards transforming 10 neighborhoods in our area. The goal of “Project LifeHouse” is to fix up homes in impoverished areas and then place families and individuals in those areas to bring hope and transformation. We plan to do this through consistent service projects, outreaches, and by sharing the love of Christ while living there. For more information about our ministry, please check out this page and be sure to sign up for our email list to stay in...
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The Parable of the Feast // Luke 14



Andrew and Steve share some quick ministry updates and then about The Parable of the Feast from Luke 14. This is a relevant word for all of us today! For more information about our ministry, please check out this page and be sure to sign up for our email list to stay in touch....
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What are the Covenants from the Old Testament?



Let’s explore some of the places in the bible where God makes a covenant with a person or a group of people. This bible study will primarily look at the old testament covenants. Main Points o   Covenants are a common theme throughout the whole Bible. o   A covenant is simply a way to define the terms of a relationship. It is an agreement from all parties. o   Typically, a covenant has some sort of initiation. Examples include meals, sacrifices, and ceremonies. o   From the very beginning God uses covenants, or promises, to interact with mankind. o   When God makes covenants or promises to His people, He always keeps them. o   Covenants tend to use “if/then” statements. God promises to bless His people, as long as they do as He has asked. Scriptures to Study  Genesis 9:1-17,  Genesis 17:1-8, Exodus 24:3-8, Deuteronomy 11, and 2Samuel 7:4-17 Do you have more questions about a New Covenant reality? We also have some other resources to help you know more. Check out this recent post we added to find out more! This is a free E-course all about living in a New Covenant Reality. ENJOY!!! For more information about our ministry, please check out this page and be sure to sign up for our email list to stay in...
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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!