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Elevation Global Choir

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

WE WANT YOU!

We want you, wherever you are in the world, to be a part of Elevation Worship’s next crazy idea. I’m not going to get into details here, because they’re all RIGHT HERE. Let’s just say, we’re stoked about having your voice and face in our first “Global Choir.” Check out details here.

Almost Isn’t Good Enough

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Today, we’re giving you something a little extra. A featured post about the newest release by author Wayne Elsey CEO/Founder of Soles4Souls. We wanted to share a little about this book, because their efforts to put shoes on Children’s feet is so outstanding.

In Almost Isn’t Good Enough, Wayne Elsey, reveals what is possible when one person determines to make a measurable impact in the world after looking directly into the
eyes of the suffering, hopeless, and forgotten. This book isn’t an auto-biography or another collection of leadership musings from some successful corporate executive. It’s an invitation to intercede on behalf of others because the human connection changes everything. Whether it’s a simple act of kindness or the idea to start an international relief organization, everyone can do something to make a positive difference in the life of someone else. Promises, plans, and good intentions are a waste of time and a fruitless exercise absent of action. We must demand more from ourselves because almost simply isn’t good enough.

Below, is a little taste of what you’ll get from the writings of Wayne Elsey in Chapter 6 of Almost Isn’t Good Enough.

I chose to leave my corporate career and make Soles4Souls my life’s work. Just because I made that decision doesn’t mean that is the only option you have available. Maybe you’re in your twenties, thirties, fifties, or whatever age and wondering what you can do. You might be discouraged that you can’t leave your job and start a nonprofit organization to solve a looming social problem. Maybe you feet backed into a corner with your career and family obligations and think there is no way you can get a do-over in life.

If you’re in your twenties, let me encourage you to learn as much as you can about yourself. Surround yourself with people who are better than you at just about anything. Listen, watch, observe, and practice. Change jobs more frequently if you need. Not everyone wakes up one day and recognizes what he or she will do with the rest of their life. With the pace at which technology is changing the world, chances are whatever you are doing today won’t exist by the end of your career. Even better are the chances of you stumbling into a career that didn’t exist when you graduated from college. Use this time to discover who you are, your unique talents,and how you can leverage those skills to help others and yourself.
If you’re in your thirties, keep a balance between work and family. Don’t be consumed with building your career that you leave your family behind. Your family will be there when your job fails you and when the company you have been so loyal to decides they no longer need your services. There is no amount of money that will buy you security you can find in the loving arms of the ones you love and who love you.
If you’re in your fifties or older, it’s not too late. You may be entering a transitional period in your life that is very similar to those who are in their twenties. Perhaps you are on the brink of retirement. Your identity is wrapped up in your work, your airline rewards account, and your membership to the corporate gym. Retirement does not mark the end of your life but an opportunity to invest in other areas.

Wayneʼs hope is that this book will provide 200,000 shoes to kids around the
world in 2011! Soles4Souls is asking you to join in using the book the world.

Buy Two, Give One, Tell Five

• When you BUY TWO, 20 pairs of shoes will be distributed to people in need
wherever you designate.

• When you GIVE ONE, a message of hope and purpose will be given to someone
you care about.

• When you TELL FIVE, you will help Soles4Souls hit our goal of giving away
200,000 pairs of shoes to people in need all over the world.

TELL FIVE by sharing this post on your Facebook or Twitter. Use the hashtag
#200kShoes. Sign up & share email updates from the book. When you do, youʼll be
providing shoes to an entire village.

To purchase your copy of the book click here: http://www.wayneelsey.com/almostisntgoodenoughbook/

Here’s a sneak peek into “Almost Isn’t Good Enough”

Museum Is Not For Sale

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

We’ve got some great friends in an Atlanta based band, called The Museum. Not only is their music great, but they’re all about the underprivileged. Today, they’ve released a FREE download of their new single, “Not For Sale” which is in support of the Not For Sale Campaign fighting slavery and human trafficking in our world.

So, here’s what we’d like you loyal supporters to do. Go to The Museum’s site, get yourself their FREE dope new single, and consider giving a donation to support their fight for justice across the globe.

Kick Start Public Radio

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Our close friends and fellow Elevation Worship musicians, Jeremy, Luke, and Larry are also in a Charlotte-based band named Public Radio. Are they good? YES. Do they put on an unbelievable show? YES. Does Mark Mathis, the band’s lead singer, write amazing songs? OH YES.

So they’re currently raising support to record their next album – and doing it all via their fans. So we’re asking you to check out their music, watch this video, and throw them a $5, $10, or $100 spot. These new songs need to be heard. And wouldn’t it feel good to be a part of making that happen?

Check out this video and their Kickstarter page to see how the funding works. And enjoy this good music.

A New Generation

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

The students at Elevation are unlike any students I’ve encountered before. There is a group of students here in Charlotte that aren’t content with being labeled as hell raisers. They’re determined to be a generation of world changers. Seriously. These students are leading the way. They’ve got heart. They take initiative. They’re excited about Jesus. There’s this core group of students who have taken it upon themselves to start The Hope Design. They’re redefining their generation. And we wanted you to hear from them. So, meet Will Darden.

As a 17-year-old, seeing the growing lack of faith in my friends really bothered me- I knew that the message of Jesus had power to transform lives, but I had a hard time seeing this reality manifested in my generation. Then God laid a vision on my heart to change all that, and I launched a movement of students called The Hope Design earlier this year. The movement exists to unite students from all over the city of Charlotte and eventually around the world under the banner of Jesus. Everyone we know has heard about Jesus, but we launched this movement to lay out the reality of the unconditional love of Jesus in a bold way.

This past Saturday, we tried something totally new. We wanted to host an event that revealed the basic truth of the Gospel to both our Christian and non-Christian friends, but we didn’t want to be condescending about it. We decided to go ahead and throw out any misconceptions that people had about Christians, and we called the event imperfect. We convinced a local church to let us use their auditorium, printed lots of invitations, created a promo video, and told our most passionate people to invite their friends like crazy. And it worked. Over 150 teenagers showed up to the event. We opened up with a piece by a high-energy rapper, showed a video of a high school senior’s transformation through The Hope Design, and I talked about the love of Jesus for 30 minutes to a group of rowdy students.

God moved in a big way, and we’ve already received multiple stories from 13-year-olds to college students who had their lives changed after attending imperfect. And other people are noticing too. People who I’d never expect to talk to me about God have approached me to ask why we’re so passionate about this. I’m believe God’s got something amazing in store our generation, and I’m convinced that we’ll see students from all over the world impacted by this movement one day. I’m just grateful to hang on for the ride!”

Check out more about The Hope Design here.



FREE Kingdom Come Remix EP

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Today we’re releasing the “Kingdom Come Remix EP.” Five songs from our “Kingdom Come” album that have been remixed by some of our best musicians here at Elevation. And they’re yours for FREE. All you gotta do is go to www.elevation-worship.com/kingdomcomeremix and get what’s yours!

Much love to Aaron Robertson, Joel Khouri, Brandon Willet for these remixes! We can’t say enough how grateful we are for the musicians that we’re surrounded by. We’re biased…..but seriously, Charlotte’s got the best of the best!

Check out:
Aaron’s world – twitter.com/robertsonaa
Joel’s world – themannequinfred.blogspot.com, twitter.com/joelkhouri
Brandon’s world – bwillackers.blogspot.com, twitter.com/bwillackers