Family Inspires

December 7, 2022

Family Inspires Photo, l-r: Melissa McCormick, mother of the McCormick children, daughter Micah, daughter Brianna Tolley, granddaughter Adeline Claire Elise Tolley, son-in-law Zeek Tolley, Nancy & Rick McCormick, and son Ricky “Bubba” McCormick. Continuous praise, worship and prayer are part of the DNA of Take the City’s Harvest House of Prayer. There are over 30 regular participants who sacrificially commit to doing hour-long sets, and we love that the McCormick family is among them. They are unique in their contribution in that so many of their family participates as several are musicians and singers, including Rick, who is a pastor and the proud father in the clan. “You’ll like me,” Rick says when he meets someone in the prayer room, “but when you meet my family, you’ll forget all about me.” Fully engaged and gifted, the McCormick family’s worship sets are contagious.  “I want to do the invisible things,” said Rick. “It’s what real giving is. We started doing Thursday evenings because it’s sacrificial for us. We don’t want to give what doesn’t cost us anything.” It’s sacrificial in more ways than one– the McCormicks live 45 minutes away. Zeek Tolley, Rick’s son-in-law, who plays and sings, joined as a HHOP volunteer because “I felt the presence of God was easily accessible in the prayer room. It keeps me going even when I’m tired. It’s also helped me to learn how to worship when I’m by myself and how to usher in His presence.”  The family brings themselves to Him and lead others to do the same. It’s giving at its best. Are you inspired by this family? Sow...
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Redeem – Reuniting Family

November 23, 2020

19 year old girl is reunited with her son and family for thanksgiving this year. Right before the holidays, our team was able to help a young girl that had been arrested along with others who we believe were trafficking her across state lines. Our team was able to minister to her and even have women in our coffee shop pray over her! As we were walking away, she told me, “I still feel power flowing through my body”. Through the weekend we saw her light up with JOY and worship God. We were able to get her into a safe place to rest and then send her back home to reunite with her two year old son and family! We believe God has big things in store for her in the future and will plan to stay in touch with her as she begins her journey of wholeness.  If you would like to get involved with helping women out of trafficking, sign up on our...
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Thoughts From The Prayer Room

October 29, 2020

Gratitude for Weakness Feeling weak… Last week was difficult and at first I had no idea why. I found it difficult to pray or even worship the Lord. Discouragement set in; then despair; then apathy. All the while I could feel myself losing connection with the Lord more and more. As I lost connection with Him I began to lose connection with the people around me as well. I felt isolated, quite miserable, and even a little hopeless. All of this happened within a 24 hour time frame without any major identifiable cause. Then, suddenly, something amazing happened.  Gratitude for weakness… I was driving in my car, stuck in my own pity party, when all of a sudden the Holy Spirit brought to my remembrance 2 Corinthians 12:9… “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” I felt my shoulders relax, my mind set at ease and my heart fill with gratitude for God’s power being made perfect in my weakness. Those negative feelings didn’t hold the same power they did before and I had an inner joy flood my entire soul. My whole week from that point on was outstanding, filled with amazing moments of family fun, fulfilling work, and most importantly my connection with God was reaffirmed.  Weakness is not a disqualifier… This experience was honestly a first. I’ve thanked God for many things in my life, but never have I thanked Him for my weaknesses! In...
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7 Salvations in Phenix City!

November 26, 2019

On November 16th, we sent out six groups of people who are involved with various churches across the Chattahoochee Valley to share the love of the Lord with neighbors in Columbus GA and Phenix City AL. One group went across the river to a neighborhood near the church: Praise Ministry Tabernacle. As the group walked down the street, they came to a house and knocked on the door. The couple who answered were actually just friends of the people who owned the home. Our team talked with the couple and shared the love of Jesus with them. In the end, the woman gave her life to Christ! Later, the group encountered a 17 year old boy and his little brother. They too received the gift of the Gospel and prayed the prayer of salvation! About thirty minutes later, the team met four children: 3 boys and a girl. As the team shared the Truth of the Gospel with them, the Lord moved in their hearts, and they too prayed the prayer of salvation! What could have been just a normal, leisure Saturday in November turned into a powerful day of encountering people with Christ’s love. Many lives were ministered to and 7 people gave their lives to Christ! God be...
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United in Prayer

June 21, 2019

What is United in Prayer? United in Prayer is an initiative of Take the City which unifies local believers for worship and intercession to prepare the way for lives to be transformed by the love and power of Jesus. Come join us as we intercede for the Chattahoochee Valley! What does the Church need today? “What the Church needs to-day is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use — men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men — men of prayer.” ― E.M. Bounds, Power Through...
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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!