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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419 Tents of Worship & Prayer in One Weekend

November 5, 2019

The weekend of October 17-19, we had the opportunity to participate in Tent America, a grassroots movement of day and night worship, prayer and missions, especially focused on the U.S. For this event, people were invited to set up a tent of worship for 50 hours straight wherever they would like: work places, city parks, churches, college campuses, etc. 419 people stepped up to orchestrate 50 hours of prayer and worship in their areas. October 17-19, hundreds of people across the U.S. joined together in prayer for our nation and our cities to encounter God. Prayers were answered as many people did experience Christ’s love. The following stories are testimonies from our tent at Take the City. Louis and Nancy Chalmers along with a few other people were worshiping the Lord from 4am-8am Saturday morning. Around 5am, a guy walked up to the tent. He met the Chalmers and stayed for a long time. At the very end of the night on Saturday, he showed back up at 10pm. He had felt led to come and help tear down the chairs and help where he could. This was an answer to prayer for our team who had been there all day. We told him so, and he felt SO ENCOURAGED! He wasn’t sure if he should come at all; he didn’t want to be a burden. Not at all! Many hands make light work, and he was an incredible help! Later that afternoon, we sent out a few teams of people out across the Chattahoochee Valley to share the Gospel and pray for people. One of our leaders had...
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Reach School Graduation!

June 29, 2019

Come celebrate our Reach School Graduates! They have learned foundational truths about their identity in Christ and how to abide in Him. They have learned how to share the Gospel and have learned how to be strong leaders in outreach, prayer, and beyond. We will meet at Take the City for a time of sharing, certificates, and light refreshments. Hope you can join...
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REACH School Announcement!

December 17, 2018

Reach School is a 6-month school focused on empowering people to walk in their identity and boldly share the good news of Jesus Christ. This school will equip you to share the gospel and launch outreaches through your local church. The school is rooted in prayer, the scriptures and the presence of God. Our classes will be focused on simple teachings, activities and assignments that will help you grow. The courses will be broken into two segments with six courses and sessions that will build upon themselves. Each course will be accompanied by required reading that consists of scripture and an assigned book. These courses will require homework and assignments. The goal of these assignments will be to help each student grow and build their own outreach group that is tied into their local church or ministry. A brief overview is as follows: Foundations Identity – Who is God and who does He say I am? Connection/ Abiding – Staying connected to Jesus who is our source. Book Assignments include Rooted by Banning Liebscher, With Christ in the School of Prayer by Andrew Murray, and Empowering Missional Disciples by Bob Rognlien Practical Gospel – How do I share the Gospel? Gifts – How do I use the gifts of the Holy Spirit to minister to others? Leadership – How do I start my own group that can-do outreach and ministry? Perspectives Introduction to Perspectives on the World Christian Movement by Ralph Winter and Steven Hawthorne. This class will be a six-session study of God’s mission to reconcile the world unto Himself in Jesus You will review the Biblical, Historical, Pioneers, Future,...
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It’s been 3 years!

June 2, 2016

This whole year has been such an exciting year for our entire team with Take the City as we have watched God continue to move in tremendous ways. Our great passion as a ministry is to see the Body of Christ be brought together in unity and mobilized to see our cities transformed by the love of Jesus. This year we have been seeing these two things take place at a level we would have never dreamed of when we first launched Take the City three years ago. This past weekend we held our Take the City outreach event and celebrated 3 consecutive years serving the Chattahoochee Valley. It was so exciting to see all the new people God has brought together and to look back at all God has done over these past years. One thing that was fun for me was looking back at how launching the very first Take the City event was something I really didn’t want to plan. While I knew God was leading us to plan an outreach event in May of 2013, I also was well aware that it was going to be a lot of work to put an event like this together in just a few weeks. I am so thankful that instead of listening to my doubts our small team obeyed the voice of the Holy Spirit in launching the very first Take the City event. The reality is that even after our first event we really had no idea that we were going to do the outreaches again. After some prayer and seeing what God had done in our city we then knew...
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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!