City Takers Movie
Documentary Provides Insightful Look at National Movement of Urban Missionaries
We Are City Takers is a documentary film directed and filmed by Will Thomas following a radical, nameless, faceless army of ordinary men and women with no titles before there name, who grew tired of waiting on the everyone else to answer the cries of the hopeless and hurting. They decided to take the love of Jesus Christ to the streets and be His light in the midst of darkness.
Calling themselves City Takers, these urban missionaries are real ambassadors of Christ using the tools of Hip-Hop, Love and the message of Jesus Christ to transform cities. These missionaries offer the Message of Hope to the drug addicted, homeless, incarcerated, at-risk youth and young adults. We Are City Takers illustrates City Takers’ founder, Scott Free’s past, illuminating his passion for the hopeless and those most ignored and alienated by society. Through various interviews with the self-less urban missionaries of City Takers, we unveil the real problem between the church and urban culture, and discover the effectiveness of the three-cord City Takers strategy.
The Atlanta-Based nonprofit founded in 2009 for the purpose of training individuals to reach those who are marginalized and displaced by the concept of “church”, employs a three-fold strategy:
- LOVE A CITY- They engage people of all ages and backgrounds by serving in area schools, streets, jails, shelters, etc., passionately bringing a message of hope to the hopeless and hurting.
- DRAW A CITY- They aim to capture the attention of people drawing them into life-impacting worship experiences and outreach events in which The Gospel is shared in a culturally relevant way.
- BUILD A CITY- They train, equip, and grow indigenous, urban leaders training them how to connect individuals to opportunities for faith and talent development with the intention of transforming a city one person at a time.
”This year City Takers has felt the call of God to expand our mission to a nation-wide platform,” shared Founder Scott Free. “Intensifying our efforts to reach more cities, train more missionaries…, this movie will help us raise funds to support our efforts to impact those in most need.”
The Movies premiere will be held November 15, 2013 at Murray Hill Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida. Followed by showings in Tampa, Atlanta, Portland, New Orleans, Oklahoma City and other major cities coming soon! Tickets to the premiere are $10 and can be purchased at www.murrayhilltheatre.com. The premiere in Jacksonville in November will kick-off the non-profit’s first organized campaign to raise funds- Be a Part of the SOULution Campaign.
Carrie Edge, Director of Development for City Takers, says, ”The campaign will marry the passions of individuals and ministries in every city in America with our mission, developing partnerships that will ensure that God’s message of love is translated to the next great mission field- the urban and Hip Hop Culture.”
For more information about the City Takers Movement email firstname.lastname@example.org.