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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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!