The Love of the Father in Times of Need

May 25, 2017

This past weekend, I was sitting in an evangelism training for Take the City. I was struggling, physically; I had little to no energy but I was trying to push through it and engage with the session. In a matter of seconds, I made eye contact with my director, Andrew Chalmers. He looked into my eyes, winked, and then resumed his focus on the speaker. In my moment of weakness, I needed to feel seen, known, and reassured that someone was there for me. In a split second, Andrew showed me that he saw me and knew me. The kindness in his eyes told me that; the wink provided the feeling of safety and covering. I needed a father in that moment, someone to lift me up, to say: I’ve got you and I love you and everything is going to be alright. Andrew met me half way with the care of a father. He let me know that I mattered and that when he looked at me, he didn’t see someone who was weak but someone who was loved, appreciated, and cared for, someone who was strong. Ephesians 6:10-11 tells us:”Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Sometimes being strong in the Lord means allowing others in, allowing others to reach into the depths of our soul and love us with the Father’s love: love that is pure, holy, and tender. Love that says “I see you. I know you. And nothing and no one will ever...
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Exeter – Equipping Weekend

Take the City is a movement that is impacting cities all over America. Our mission is to unify and mobilize the churches in cities to take the gospel of Jesus Christ into their cities and see those cities forever changed. We want to invite you to this powerful one-day training event where you will be encouraged, equipped and activated to share God’s love with people everywhere you go!

This training will involve times of worship, prayer, training, activities, and outreaches out into the city. People of all ages and from various denominations are all welcomed to this training event. Our primary focus is to help equip every-day followers of Jesus Christ to grow in sharing the gospel and impacting the world around them.

Schedule:

Friday

  • 6:00 pm – Doors Open/ Registration
  • 6:30 pm – Worship and Training (Session 1 & 2)

SATURDAY

  • 10am-12pm – Training (Session 3-4)
  • 12 pm – Lunch Break Outreach
  • 3 pm – Training (Session 5-6)
  • 5 pm – Commisioning