900 STUDENTS EXPECTED TO “TAKE OVER” CHARLOTTE
IN CELEBRATION AND SERVICE
Saturday Student Outreach Events Expected to Exceed 2,400
Community Service Hours
CHARLOTTE, NC – A three-day Elevation Church “Student Takeover” event begins Friday night, 6pm at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. More than 900 students are registered for the weekend events. Three hours of free play time for the students at the Whitewater Center will culminate in a 9:30pm concert led by Elevation Worship.
Saturday starting at 10am students will leave from four locations around the region to arrive and work in a blitz of community service that’s expected to surpass 2,400 service hours. Chris Allen, Elevation Student Director said, “We are committed to empowering the next generation.”
Students will make 2,000 sandwiches at 2xSalt Ministries to feed an expected spike in our homeless population during the Democratic National Convention, they will lead a community picnic and sports camp for Rock Hill’s A Place for Hope community on Blackmon Road, and lead a landscaping and cleanup project for Blessed Assurance adult care home in Matthews.
Pastor Steven Furtick and his wife, Holly launched Elevation Church in 2006 with seven other families from Shelby, NC. Since that time, the church has grown to more than 11,000 in regular weekend worship experiences at six locations across the Charlotte area. A seventh location in Gaston County launches September 9.
Ranked by Outreach Magazine as the second-fastest growing church in America, Elevation this summer also announced its first International location in Toronto, Ontario. That campus is set to open in spring 2013.