Occupy 2016 Summer Equipping Program

OCCUPY is a 6-week ministry and evangelism training program open to teens and young adults. During this summer equipping program people will spend time growing in the Word of God, Prayer, Evangelism and will also learn many other ministry/ job related skills as they intern under a staff member of Take the City.

FullSizeRender-2Take the City is a missional organization based out of Columbus, GA with a mission to unify and mobilize the Body of Christ to see entire cities revitalized. For the past three years our team has had opportunities to minister and share the gospel locally and internationally. During this Summer Equipping Program each intern will be mentored, trained and equipped to see their campus and/or workplaces impacted by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Date: June 21st to July 29th
  • What ages? 15 to 25 years old.
  • What is the main PURPOSE of the program? To equip teens and young adults to become more passionate in their walk with Christ
  • How much does it Cost: $400.00
  • Overview Schedule
    • Week 1: Identity
    • Week 2: Intimacy with Jesus
    • Week 3: Evangelism
    • Week 4: Activation Mission Trip to Washington DC
    • Week 5: Gifts of the Holy Spirit
    • Week 6: “DESTINY” Graduation week
  • Important Dates:
    • Applications coming in: May 1st to May 28th
    • Payments coming in: May 1st to May 31st
    • Due date for Payments: June 8th
    • Final Preparation: June 1st to June 14th
  • Place: 612 Front Avenue, Columbus GA, 31901
  • Leaders:
    • Andrew & Ellen Chalmers – Directors of Take the City
    • Bryan & Kursti Chavarry –  Occupy 2016 Program Coordinator
    • Jason Villiaros – Take the City Events Coordinator

Expectations of Accepted Interns:

  • Personal devotions each day. 
  • Commitment for 6 weeks: June 21st to July 29th.
  • Attendance to and activate participation in all events, meetings, classes, appointments and services at the Door.
  • Complete weekly requirements for leadership class and develop assignments.
  • Dating: The purpose of the program is focused pursuit of The Lord, intensive discipleship, and rapid spiritual growth, we recommend that you avoid as many distractions as possible during these 6 weeks and avoid relationships. We believe that your relationships will be stronger by spending these 6 weeks fully focused on God.
  • Employment: The Program need appropriate commitment in order to be completed successfully. It is recommended to plan ahead and budget your money for the duration of the program. If you must keep a job you are still required to attend and participate in all the Program activities. Your work schedule should be worked around your internship duties not the other way around.
  • Tuition Expense: The Cost of the Program is $400.00. This cost includes Lunch, Material, DC Activation Mission Trip. Deposit must come 3 days after you receive the  acceptance letter, the deposit amount is $100.00 and you can pay the rest by May 31st. No refunds will be issued.



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!