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...
Read more...

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...
Read more...

Redeem – W.A.R. Weekend – Worship And Reformation

November 5, 2019

This month we hosted our FIRST EVER W.A.R. Weekend in Opelika, Alabama. W.A.R. Weekend’s consist of continuous prayer, worship and outreach at a hotel that our teams have found to be rampant with trafficking and prostitution. We believe that the issue of human trafficking will be eradicated as the Gospel goes forth in every city, and the body of Christ is equipped to reach men and women in their very own city. Our team saw many lives impacted, saved and touched by the love of Jesus! The following is one special encounter. One of our leaders in Opelika had been ministering to a lady she reached through their online outreaches. Lo and behold, the woman was staying in the room RIGHT ABOVE US while we were worshiping and interceding over the hotel!!! She texted our leader asking if she could join us. The leader of course said yes! When she joined them, there was a precious moment where she was able to encounter the presence of the Lord and His pursuit on her heart. She was able to do this in the very place she has been surviving by performing services for men. Wow! What beauty! Jesus longs to meet us where we are! We don’t have to clean up for Him. We simply need to come to Him and that is what this woman did. Jesus is so in love with these women and desires for them to know how worthy and valued they are. We are still in contact with many of the women we encountered and hope to see them discipled and brought into our loving...
Read more...

REACH ATLANTA

October 30, 2019

Conyers Reach training We had an incredible time in Conyers!!!  There were ten churches represented from five denominations; it was a powerful time with the Body of Christ.  Many were activated in sharing their faith, proclaiming the Gospel, and hearing God’s voice.  We breaked for lunch and then had a quick outreach to put the training into practice. We sent out 8 groups and in less than 2 hours over 40 people received prayer. So many people were impacted by simply going out and doing what they heard: testimony after testimony of everyday believers realizing how easy it actually is to love the one in front of you!!   One person in particular received significant personal breakthrough in their own life as they sat with their outreach team for lunch.  Sometimes we need to receive a deeper revelation of the Father’s Love before we can love the way He loves.  From this training we have launched Reach Groups that will continue to reach Conyers.  We are also planning a follow up meeting for all of the leaders involved with the training to discuss ways to reach Conyers together.   Host a Reach Training The vision of this campaign is to launch hundreds of “Reach Groups” around the cityof Atlanta. We want to see these groups impact communities all over the metro area,resulting in growing local churches! Our team wants to serve local churches all over Atlanta. We have 18opportunities over the next 2 years for churches to host their own Reach Atlantatraining. Each training will gather local churches together to learn how to better reachtheir communities with the gospel. If you...
Read more...

Brittany

I have been serving in some way with Take the city since October 2013. I spent a lot of time on the prayer team in the beginning and encountered God’s heart for the city in a life changing way. When the teams came back and shared testimonies, it was always fun to see that our prayers coincided with some of their testimonies in special ways. More recently I have had the privilege of leading a team to a nursing home where I used to be an employee. I used to pray over the facility every day, and it was such a miracle to see an old friend who lives there give his life to Jesus on one of our outreaches a year later. God sure has a way of answering prayers. And Take the City is an answer to so many prayers that have gone up here.