Community Outreach – Chattahoochee Valley

September 21, 2019

We are inviting you to come join us for an unforgettable time as people from all over the area are gathering together to see our city forever changed! For the past few years, we have seen churches from all different backgrounds gather together in unified prayer, worship and outreach. As a result, we’ve seen so many people step into a lifestyle of freedom to pursue God, to share their stories with others and to reach people with God’s love. Join us for our local community outreach as we gather to scatter all over the city to share the love of Christ! Schedule: 12:15pm – Doors Open 12:30pm – Worship and Training 1:30pm – Activation & Outreach 4:00pm – Head back to Church For Pizza and...
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Tampa Testimony by Mariel Villarreal – Great American Cookies Treasure Hunt

March 19, 2018

This month, we held a Take the City conference in Tampa, Florida with the goal of gathering the body of Christ in the city and surrounding areas to receive equipping to do outreach and then to go out into the city to use the tools we learned to evangelize. An anticipation filled the room as we shared testimonies of salvations, healings, and miracles God has done on past outreaches when we simply reached out to those around us with the love and power of the Gospel. What is a Treasure Hunt? Before outreach, my team gathered to prepare for a “Treasure Hunt” , a type of evangelism where we pray and ask God to give us specific clues about where we should go, what we should do, and who we should meet. We would take note of the clues we received during prayer. While those clues would become the treasure map that would lead us to the people we share the Gospel with—our treasures. It’s a fun way to partner with the Holy Spirit and rely on His leading to impact people and situations that are on His heart. Your Clues will Determine Your Treasure Map. As we prayed, someone spoke up and said, “I feel like God wants us to go to the mall food court!” After another moment, I felt like the Lord was showing me a picture of a cookie store at the mall. With two clues for our treasure hunt in hand, we decided—let’s go to the mall and see what Jesus wants to do! Your Treasure Map will Determine Your Destiny. When we arrived...
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Take the City

January 27, 2018

What is Take the City? For the past few years, we have seen churches from all different backgrounds gather together in unified prayer, worship and outreach. As a result, we’ve seen so many people step into a lifestyle of freedom to pursue God, to share their stories with others and to reach people with God’s love. Will you join us? We are inviting you to come join us for an unforgettable time as people from all over the area are gathering together to see our city forever changed! Join us for Take the City as we gather to scatter all over the city to share the love of Christ! Schedule: 12:15pm – Doors Open 12:30pm – Worship and Training 1:30pm – Activation & Outreach 4:00pm – Head back to Church 4:30pm – Testimonies & Free Pizza 5:00pm – Close Out We will be meeting at City Gate Church. Which is right across the street from the Phenix City post office. Also, the time zone for this event is scheduled in...
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The Pressure is Off: Just Be You and Let Jesus Do the Rest

September 12, 2017

I recently went with Take the City to Madison, Indiana to put on an evangelism training conference. We have been able to travel to several cities over the past year, and God has shown up powerfully as we’ve seen the churches and communities begin to unite and go out to share the love of God.   Just as He had done on every other trip we have been on with Take the City, my expectations were high that Jesus would show up. This time, however, I felt pressure to make a difference for Jesus. We had spent the weekend equipping the community for outreach. I thought to myself, “Would my words hold the same weight if I didn’t produce what I preached?” Jesus says in John 15:8,  “When you bear much fruit, you prove you are my disciples…” I took a moment to honestly pray before we headed out to the streets, “I really feel the pressure to bear some fruit right now, Jesus, to perform the works that prove that I am your disciple. I pray that good things would happen today, that someone’s life might be impacted for the better because I stepped out in faith.”   I heard the whisper of the Holy Spirit, “Let me take that pressure off of you. You don’t have to do anything. Let me fill you with my love.”   The true meaning of John 15 means the pressure is off. It means that as we abide in God’s love, we naturally produce good works. Our fruit is a byproduct of our time spent with Jesus, letting him be the Gardener and...
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Sandra Overly’s Personal Story of Hope and Redemption

July 13, 2017

When I was young, I was very shy, withdrawn, and had low self-esteem. This made me an easy target. At the age of 11, I was molested by one of my Mother’s friends. I was ashamed. I became more withdrawn and held it all inside. Time passed…My early adulthood brought a series of destructive relationships. At the age of 26, I fell prey to the world of prostitution by a man I trusted. I couldn’t believe my life had come to this. It was a very dark time in my life. Ashamed, beaten down…at my lowest…I cried out to God, and He rescued me through the love of my Mother.   After some time went by, God placed a call on my life to reach out to those who are being exploited. I became a sponge, soaking in all I could from other organizations that are focused on reaching out, rescuing, and restoring these precious daughters of God.   I have been in the Human Trafficking arena now for about 4 years. I have had the awesome opportunity to help rescue a young lady in Columbus, Georgia who had been trafficked from Dallas, Texas. Hers is a story of God’s redemptive love and divine plan.   Being a part of the leadership team of Redeem has afforded me numerous opportunities to reach out and build relationship with God’s broken daughters. To venture into new dimensions of God’s loving grace and redemptive power. With rose in hand, in His loving power, one beautiful daughter at a time, we will eradicate this sex trafficking dilemma. —Sandy Overly Sandra Overly has been...
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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.