By Denise DuBois
Revival on the River is back this year at the Phenix City Amphitheatre April 5. It’s one night of the year when believers from across the area can come together for worship on the banks of the Chattahoochee. This is the sixth year for worshipping together regardless of church affiliation.
“There will be over 100 churches, organizations, and businesses represented from many different backgrounds to unite under the banner of Jesus and the gospel message will be preached with power. We believe this unity and gospel message is the means of seeing an entire city and region transformed,” said Jonathan Cronin, Development Director with Take the City. Take the City hosts the event each year.
“Revival on the River is one of the initiatives and events that happens within Take the City ministry. Take the City is a gospel-centered movement that exists to unify and mobilize the body of Christ to see cities revitalized. We believe the power of our local community coming together to worship Jesus will change our city. As the bigger movement Revival on the River is a part of, we are seeing this reality take place in other cities we are launching into around the world.”
In addition to music, civic leaders will be speaking about unity.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and food will be served to the first 3,000 people.
Visit revivalontheriver.com for more info.
Before the event, Take the City will have a United in Prayer event March 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ET at 2910 2nd Ave. in Columbus. 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.
Then on March 16, join Take the City from 12:30 to 5 p.m. for outreach throughout the community. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. at 2910 2nd Avenue in Columbus. There is a time for worship and training. At 1:30, the group performs outreach in the community then comes back at 4 p.m. for food and testimonies.
Take the City is an outreach that aims to see the Body of Christ unified and mobilized to see cities revitalized. “Each month we offer training and take teams into target locations where we serve in practical ways, share the gospel and build lasting relationships. Over time we know that the transforming power of God’s love will change families, neighborhoods and cities forever,” the website says.
Since 2013, the organization has brought hundreds of people into neighborhoods where thousands of lives have been impacted. In 2013 and 2014, the organization worked with 75 churches to help 9,500 people. They have hosted kids clubs, Bible studies, feeding events, and more.
Revival doesn’t stop with the music on April 5. United in Prayer and Take the City happens again April 19 and 20. Take the City has many different initiatives including, REACH school (an evangelism training school) Redeem (that exist to help ladies out of the life of trafficking and addiction), LifeHouse projects, and many more. Go on takethecity.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org to connect.
“Take the city is not just an event it is a movement that exist to love and serve our community. We believe 2019 is a special year for revival on the river, thousands of people will be activated and launched into the call of reaching and transforming their city with the gospel of Jesus Christ,” Cronin said.