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Stomach Ulcers Disappear at the Name of Jesus

June 12, 2019

Redeem believes that Jesus loves every single person in the sex industry and that He calls us to share His love with them. We demonstrate His love through prayer, outreaches and rescue. During our outreaches we build relationships with the community and search for girls that are in the life of trafficking and prostitution. One of the places that helps us look for girls is a local sex shop. The manager there is a sweet woman from the Philippines and always wants our team to pray with her when we stop by, but this time was different. Our team felt earlier while we were praying that God was going to do powerful healings tonight. When we asked her how we could pray for her, she told us that she was in much pain from her stomach ulcers. We shared with her the many healings we’ve seen Jesus do and that we believed that Jesus was going to do the same thing for her. As our team began to intercede for her healing, the presence of the Lord came so strongly over her that she felt heat all over her body. Afterwards she began to cry because she said ALL the pain was gone. We embraced her and cried with her as we celebrated Jesus for healing her. Our team checked back in two weeks later and she said the doctor said the ulcers have completely...
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Summer Ministry Update

June 5, 2019

It’s hard to believe that we are already half-way through the year 2019! It’s already been an incredible year so far and we wanted to provide a brief ministry update about what all has happened in the past six months and share about some things that are coming up in the near future. God has truly been working and providing abundant grace for our whole team of staff, leaders and volunteers to impact many with the gospel. Thank you for your continued prayers and support of our movement. For this update I want to split up our previous six months into three categories based on the Take the City mission statement. Our mission is to unify and mobilize the Body of Christ to see entire cities revitalized. I want to use the three words, Unify, Mobilize and Revitalize, to categorize just a few of the things we have been able to accomplish these last six months. UNIFY The following are some of the efforts we have been working towards and events that we have held that have been in an effort to help unify the Body of Christ in the Chattahoochee Valley and in other cities around America. Revival on the River 2019 – We hosted over 2500 people from all over our region together for a special night of worship, prayer and the preaching of the gospel. United in Prayer Meetings – This year we hosted 21 days of nightly prayer meetings at the beginning of the year that involved dozens of different pastors and worship leaders. We’ve also hosted a monthly united in prayer gathering for people...
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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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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!