Hip Hop Ministry
RAISING UP URBAN MISSIONARIES THAT TRANSFORM CITIES THROUGH HIP HOP, LOVE AND JESUS.
The Urban/Hip-Hop culture needs to be transformed with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The message being heard in urban societies is one of lust, greed and pride. People are getting trapped into destructive mentalities and lifestyles due to influences of the culture. Like missionaries abroad, City Takers speak the language and have an understanding of the culture. City Takers is presenting the Gospel in culturally relevant ways. City Takers hosts a weekly hip-hop radio show on Victory 91.5 FM and hosts a monthly hip-hop service in Atlanta. The ministry also has a heart for those who are marginalized by society. Using hip-hop music as a platform, urban missionaries enter areas where people are hopeless, hurting and lost by serving on the streets and in homeless shelters, jails, prisons, youth detention centers and rehab facilities. We disciple those who serve with us and attend our events in order to be able to reach more of our city and other cities for Jesus! City Takers has weekly bible studies called “Cell Blocks: Locking In To God’s Word” as well as leadership and artist training. The ministry also hosts an urban missions conference once a year in order to equip others to become City Takers. We are teaching people how they can be in the culture but not of it and encourage them to take the church outside the building and live out the Great Commission.
HOW WE DO IT
We LOVE a city by serving and having a consistent presence in the streets, jails, shelters, and urban communities in our cities passionately bringing a message of hope to the hopeless and hurting.
We DRAW a city by aiming to capture the attention of people, drawing them through music, media and events where the Gospel is shared in a culturally relevant way.
We BUILD a city by making disciples through biblical teaching, evangelistic training and service in the city.
WHY WE DO IT
We want to reach the lost, experience revival in our cities and see more City Takers impact this generation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
“Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters,[f] you were doing it to me!’ Matthew 25:37-40 37
DRAW A CITY
We Draw a City by aiming to capture the attention of people, drawing them through music, media and events where the Gospel is shared in a culturally relevant way.
- CITY TAKERS RADIO
The City Takers Radio Show on Victory 91.5 FM is Atlanta’s only Christian hip-hop radio show on FM radio. Every Saturday the show broadcasts live from 9pm-12am with DJ Radikal, special guests and the City Takers crew. The show is drawing people to the truth through hip-hop music and real discussions on life and Christianity. Listen on FM Radio in Atlanta and surrounding areas, live stream from www.victory915.com, or through the Victory 91.5 app for Apple and Android.
- THE CITY TAKERS EXPERIENCE IS EVERY 4TH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH. IT’S A HIP HOP EVENT WITH WORSHIPAND THE WORD, CITY TAKERS STYLE. IT GOES DOWN AT 2055 MOUNT PARAN RD IN THE ELEMENT BUILDING AT 7:30 PM. THIS IS ALWAYS A FREE EVENT. ALL ARE WELCOME. COME AS YOU ARE.
BUILD A CITY
We Build A City by making disciples through biblical teaching, evangelistic training and service in the city.
- CITYTAKERS CELL BLOCKS
Getting Locked into God’s Word. We build a city weekly with bible studies and discipleship in the community. Get locked in with us. To join a cell block email email@example.com.
- IMPACT CLUB AT NORTH ATLANTA HIGH SCHOOL
City Takers is locking teens into God’s Word every Wednesday from 4:00pm to 5:00pm on the campus of North Atlanta High School. Through Impact Club, an after school bible study, we are building teens to impact themselves, their school and their city. To volunteer with Impact Club email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ARTIST DEVELOPMENT
City Takers believes, “if you can’t hold a broom, you can’t hold a mic.” We build a city by training artists to be mission minded and use their talents to serve and reach the lost.
- CITY TAKERS CONFERENCE
Annually. Urban Missions Conference. Building up urban missionaries from cities all over the United States. Our next conference will be held April 22-24, 2016. Stay connected for more info on registration.
- ONLINE TRAINING
Monthly online workshops. The first Tuesday of the month City Takers hosts live workshops for building, teaching and training from 9pm-10pm. You can participate in these workshops live through the media page every first Tuesday. See past workshops on our media page.
- INNER CITY MISSION TRIPS
City Takers hosts an average of 2-3 mission trips a year in the city of Atlanta. Participants are led into the city to show love and serve with the purpose of sharing Christ. It is a hands on trip packed with outreach. All members stay in the city, see urban missions and learn to be City Takers in their cities. If you’re interested in having a group come to Atlanta for an urban mission trip contact email@example.com.