Elevation Outreach

Consider the Source

Wow! Pastor Steven Furtick’s message to launch our new series “Consider the Source.” was incredible.

When we remember where we come from:
1) It will put our situation in proper perspective.

2) It will keep our minds in perfect peace.

3) It will bring us back to our rightful place.

Please do check out the entire sermon.

While Pastor Steven was preaching, I couldn’t help but think of friends who are suffering here and in other parts of the world and of the perfect peace these saints find as they wait on the Lord for peace or provision.

As Pastor Steven was preaching Saturday night, it began to rain – as if on cue from the Lord who wanted you to know the truth of HIS word.

Pastor Steven quoted Isaiah 55:10 in that very moment which says:

“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, 
and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper,
and instead of the briers the myrtle will grow.
This will be for the LORD’s renown,
for an everlasting sign that will endure forever.”

Be blessed today, and thank you for praying for our outreach partners and those they serve.

What are you waiting for?

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He had us at, “I know what you’re laughing at.”

But when he followed up with, “Jesus changes everything,” we were in love.

What a great message this weekend from “God at Work” author and investment banker Ken Costa - we couldn’t help but think about our upcoming LOVE Week when he was talking about “Small risk – Large reward.”

This summer we will celebrate our FIFTH-EVER LOVE Week and it will be huge. Be sure to mark your calendar for July 26-August 3. It’s just 125 days away! But it started small – with a call by Pastor Steven for each of us to serve just one hour during the entire week.

5,000 of us at Elevation – seeking to serve a total 5,000 hours.

In 2010 we served more than 10,000 hours together.

In 2011 we served more than 34,000 hours – in 2012 more than 50,000.

But it started small. Like a mustard seed. And God has blessed it.

Because as Mr. Costa said, “God rejoices in seeing the work begin.”

What work is he calling you to today?

Remember the 5 S’s:

Don’t settle for satisfactory underperformance.

Stretch your benchmark.

Start small. Stay at it.

Step by Step

Share this journey with a friend.

Pastor Steven challenged us at the beginning of the weekend worship experiences by saying, “What are you waiting for?”

We’d love to pray for you as you plant the seed God has placed in your heart. Just leave us a comment. We’ll be praying and cheering you on.

And thank you for another successful LOVE Weekend for our Elevation Matthews, University, and Concord locations. Our next one is set for April 5 – Get ready Elevation Lake Norman, Toronto, and Gaston!

And just for fun, check out this Elevation Outreach flashback from 2010. “What can you do in an hour?”

What Can You Do in an Hour? from Elevation Church on Vimeo.

LOVE Weekend :: 32 Events

Elevation Matthews, Concord, and University – it’s your turn!

We are warming up THIS WEEKEND for this summer’s LOVE Week with 32 events for you to choose from.

Working with great strategic outreach partners like Project 658, One7, Matthews Free Medical Clinic, Hope Cancer Ministries, and other partners like JM Robinson, Community Blood Center for the Carolinas, and University YMCA – it’s going to be an incredible weekend.

Click on the screen cap below to get signed up!

And remember to use the arrows to click through to the next pages – there are THREE PAGES of great LOVE Weekend opportunities.

Outreach Partner Spotlight :: Annabelle Suddreth, A Child’s Place

What If – Outreach vignette from Elevation Church on Vimeo.

5b4 Refresh:: Operation Christmas Child, Compassion to Act

Crash The Chatterbox 5B4 | Week 5 from Elevation Media on Vimeo.