Stop for the One – Online Outreach Challenge

July 30, 2020

Description of Outreach Challenge On Saturday July 18, we had an online outreach. We shared about what is coming up locally with Take the City as well as delivered an outreach challenge. The challenge was to “Stop for the One”, to identify one person you would pray for or share the Gospel with this week. Several people had powerful encounters with people in a grocery store or simply walking outside at the park. The following is one of those stories. Stopping for the One  Stephanie watched online and commented on Facebook that she would stop for the one. The next day, she arrived at the grocery store in Columbus, GA. Among other things, she had the challenge on her mind. Before she got out of the car, she asked God to show her ‘the One whose heart He was working on’. She roamed around the store for several minutes, picking up the various food items she needed. Having found everything, she walked back to the front to wait in line to check out. As she stood there, she noticed a man off her right shoulder. He began talking to her, and shortly into their conversation, she knew she had found the ‘One’ that she was meant to stop for. Johnny’s Story Johnny was sharing how he had gone to church that morning for the first time in 10 years! He explained that he had dealt with a lot of loss. He lost both his wife and brother on the same day several years ago. The pain he felt from their deaths had led him into a sinful life. He...
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Not Looking Back

July 8, 2020

The church is returning back to its original roots as we near the return of the Lord.  The Bible is filled with stories that go “full circle”. In fact, you could basically summarize the entire Bible as a story that describes God bringing humanity full circle back to what he originally intended for us in Genesis. In the beginning, we were living with God in the perfection of the Garden, with no sickness, no pain, and no separation from God Himself. (Genesis 2) The story of the Bible ends with humanity with Him again in absolute perfection. (Revelation 21) The whole story of history and all of the Bible is a circular story of us going back to what God originally intended for us. It’s a circular story.  In fact, I believe that one of the most powerful tools available to churches today in sharing the gospel is something called the “3 Circles” diagram. This is a simple way that millions around the world have used to explain the gospel message and its circular nature. (Click here to learn more) Right now I believe that we’re experiencing a global shift concerning the church today. This shift has to do with the circular nature of how God works and tells stories. From the time of the Acts of the Apostles to the return of Jesus Christ, I believe that we will watch a full circle story take place. We will slowly drift back closer and closer to the biblical example of the early church as we approach each day closer to the Day of the Lord (Malachi 4:1 2 Peter...
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Sharing hope with our neighbors in the Spring of Covid-19

May 1, 2020

Take the City has refocused our ministries during the past month with schools, businesses, and stores closed, and many neighbors out of work. We have shifted to sharing hope and boxes of food in our Lifehouse communities surrounding our offices including Bradley Circle, Young Avenue, and East Highlands communities. We have distributed more than 300 boxes of food to these communities and the Fox Elementary families. Is your church family looking for an opportunity to become involved in reaching Columbus communities with the love, joy, and peace of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Take the City is looking for a couple of new LifeHouse ministry partners to join with us in supporting and encouraging our urban missionary families in community ministry and monthly outreaches in both the Young Ave community off of Veterans Parkway and Garden Dr off Cosetta Rd. Young Ave Garden Dr Call me to schedule a time we can sit down and discuss how your church family would like to partner in reaching Columbus communities with the light and love of Jesus. I’d be pleased to buy you a cup of coffee at our new Harvest Coffee Co, located in our offices at 2910 2nd Ave. Louis A. Chalmers, Jr. LifeHouse Director...
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Would your Church like to become a Lifehouse Ministry Partner?

June 14, 2019

Thanks to Pastor Chuck Hasty and Grace Presbyterian Church for becoming our first Lifehouse Ministry Partners at our Bradley Circle Lifehouse. What a blessing and encouragement they are to Andrew and Ellen and their community ministry. They donate monthly to fund the cookouts and community outreach, work diligently in the community garden, and lead the Fall and Spring home Bible studies and discipleship. We are praying for God to call out three additional Lifehouse Ministry Partners this summer. We currently have two completed Lifehouses that stand in need of a Church like yours to step into these ministry opportunities to plant and plow in God’s kingdom in East Highlands on 26th St and in Bibb City on Young Ave.   Our third ministry opportunity is a house in South Columbus on Garden Dr. off Cusseta Rd. This house is waiting for revitalization and repairs to make ready for an urban missionary family to become a neighbor and share the light and love of Jesus through prayer, encouragement, cookouts, community outreach, and home Bible studies.  Your Church family can invest in remodeling the kitchen and bathroom, replacing doors and windows, and installing an HVAC system. Please contact me, Louis Chalmers at louis@take-the-city.com  or Andrew Chalmers at andrew@take-the-city.com to learn more about how your Church family can become a LifeHouse Ministry Partner with Take the...
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Debbie

TAKE THE CITY outreaches have been so special to me. I love being able to see the hand of GOD move in peoples lives as they are healed and families restored. GOD cares about every detail of our lives and he reaches the places that only HE can only heal! Its been an honor to see all the teams go out and share the LOVE that GOD has instilled and filled the teams with, and let it pour out to all the community. Having physical needs met also assures all we encounter, the faithfulness of our Father. So many times I have cried seeing what GOD is doing… Being able to see people brought into the KINGDOM and freedom Spirit, Soul, Mind and Body. Is the greatest treasure in my life. I am grateful for TAKE THE CITY allowing me to have front seat and seeing GOD move in peoples lives!