A catalyst for unifying the Church

October 21, 2015

Take the City Griffin This past weekend, we took a team of leaders to help support Jonathan Cronin as he lead Take the City’s first outreach in Griffin, GA.  That morning, It was humbling to arrive at the Griffin Salvation Army to several guys huddled around a charcoal grill wrapping hotdogs for the day.  We could already feel the sense of unity and grace amongst all the leaders and volunteers. As the worship service started people from all over the community were spilling into the old pews of Salvation Army’s chapel.  The congregation erupted with praise singing the chorus “Your love never fails” from the popular worship song  “One thing remains.”  There was revival and breakthrough in the atmosphere. It was as if a fresh wind came in the room blowing on the flames of our hearts, and we all knew that something powerful was going to happen that day. Andrew Chalmers, director of Take the City, was able to share an encouraging word with the congregation. It seemed as if the people carried such an anticipation for the day, they could not wait for the outreach. Afterwards, the congregation was split into teams and assigned to leaders. Each of us, were assigned to a different group. Prodigal Daughter Within the first five minutes of our outreach, we ran into a family of five. After passing out hot dogs to each of them and introducing ourselves, we didn’t wait a moment. We began to share the gospel and share our hearts with them. As my team took turns praying and making declarations over the family, the Lord gave me...
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Sarah

My experience with the Take the City crew was like coming into a family.  Our team was welcomed in with open arms with like-hearted believers who love Jesus and have laid down their lives to serve the broken of the city! It was an honor to come alongside them, be welcomed into their homes, share meals, and experience the transformational work that God is doing in and through them to see His Kingdom come.