Local Outreach – Chattahoochee Valley

September 29, 2020

On Saturday morning September 19, people from different churches gathered at Take the City for worship and outreach. After a short training and prayer, six groups of people were sent out around the city to minister the Gospel. Tyrone Baskin and his team felt led to go downtown and join up with two other churches who were ministering together. Tyrone and his group made their way downtown and connected with Pastor Mark and Pastor Kuturi and their team, who were preaching on a mic and praying for people as they came by. Wasting no time, Tyrone and his team jumped in. As they prayed for people, Tyrone and his team noticed a woman hanging around and listening. His team asked if they could pray for her. She said yes. Afterwards, a guy from Pastor Kuturi’s church began to talk with her and minister to her further. She teared up and said, “I want to leave this lifestyle. I don’t want to be a Lesbian anymore. I need Jesus”. Right then and there, she gave her life to Christ. The guy from Pastor Kuturi’s church gave her a book to help her through her same-sex attraction, and she will continue to be discipled by Pastor Mark in the days to come.  Praise Jesus! He is touching people all over the Valley and setting them free!  If you would like to get involved with local outreaches, email...
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Redeem – End Human Trafficking

August 27, 2020

Together, we will see an end. This year, we have seen our community come together like never before, unified in our efforts to reach and help the vulnerable and broken. Kathryn Guthrie, our Opelika Outreach Director, has built a remarkable relationship with one of the local motel employees. Through this connection, Kathryn and our Redeem team have been able to impact over 20 women! Upon meeting Kathryn, one of the women rededicated her life to Jesus and had a huge desire to be baptized!! It was such a powerful moment in her life! Among all the women, we are building relationships with them. By way of many generous friends, we have been able to provide food boxes, clothes, and toiletries for them. Some of the women have even chosen to begin the journey into long term programs! God is so good!  Discipleship is being birthed in motels, streets and brothels. Many girls reach out and call our hotline just to receive prayer! We believe that if the community comes together to help these women, we will see a mass exodus! We are praying for the Lord to continue to move in power as we reach them! -Jessica Cronin, Director of Redeem If you would like to be more involved with Redeem, email...
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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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Christmas Outreach – Chattahoochee Valley

December 21, 2019

Come and share the Good News of Jesus! We will have hot cocoa and will be passing out Hats, Socks, and Candy Canes to our neighbors in Columbus GA and Phenix City AL! Donations are welcome! We look forward to seeing you! Schedule: 12:15pm – Doors Open 12:30pm – Carols & Training 1:30pm – Christmas Outreach 4:00pm – Head back to Take the City For Pizza and to share what God has...
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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!