This is a great song from Zach Williams filled with great truth! We are so excited to have Zach joining us at this years Worship In The Adirondacks 2018. For details and tickets go to www.worshipintheadirondacks.com.
The 2018 Elevation Conference presented by the HTC Youth and Young Adult Ministry is coming!! Featuring Woody Vereen, Eshon Burgundy, John Matthew Borders IV, Royce Lovett, Brinson Wright, Beleaf Melanin, and many more.
Theme: The Good Life
The Christian life has always been falsely perceived as a one that will be free from trial and tribulation. The Bible does not promise this however it does prepare us and equip us to deal with those challenges we will face. This conference endeavors to prepare young and old to deal with those challenges. At the same time we will discover what the Bible does tell us about living “The Good Life” before the unsaved so that our works will glorify God when he comes.
Key Scriptures: 1 Peter 2:12, Matt 5:16
Full Registration for the Conference is only $59.99! Includes Worship Service, Concert, all workshops, entrance into The Plug, Conf Tshirt and food! Early Bird Registration is only $49.99 for a limited time.
Dates: May 25th – May 27th 2018
Friday 5/25 : Elevation Worship Service 7:00pm
Saturday 5/26 : Elevation Workshop Series & Block Party
Sunday 5/28 Workshops, The Plug & Finale Concert
Introducing the Plug! The Plug is a live A&R series where artists can play their music live for a panel of industry and Radio personalities for an opportunity to get feedback on your music or potentially get your song placed on radio!
**Limited space available**
Bring your friends to this fun-filled evening of comedy and entertainment to help raise $25,000 for scholarships for women served by Hagar’s Sisters, who are striving to overcome their experience of domestic abuse.
The funds raised at this event will provide women with scholarships for full access to life-giving services including safety planning, legal consultation, referral to resources, prayer, and Biblically-based education and support.
Your ticket includes access to live comedy, silent & live auctions, musical entertainment, door prizes and a delicious dessert reception!
Tickets available here: https://hagarssisters.ticketbud.com/filledwithlaughter
John Armstrong, founder of the unity-minded Act 3 Network, visited Boston last month to lead the Unity Factor Forum hosted by Boston’s new Institute for Christian Unity. Read below to hear his encouraging reflections relating to the unity that He sees within the Christian community in Boston.
Blog originally posted here on John Armstrong’s Act 3 Network. Reprinted with permission.
I was in Boston for three days last weekend working in a number of exciting missional-ecumenical contexts. Boston is best known, in terms of its Christian leadership, for the work of Cardinal Sean O’Malley. I pray for Cardinal O’Malley, a leader who represents Pope Francis and his vision as well as any American leader in the Catholic Church. Let me explain some of what I mean by sharing about my recent experience in Boston.
On Sunday evening (November 16) I met with twelve ecumenical leaders from the city. Included among those at the table were some wonderful folks such as the leader of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, the newly appointed dean of the Orthodox Cathedral, the evangelical catalyst for overseeing the joint efforts of ten seminaries in the greater Boston area, a lay leader in the office of ecumenism for Cardinal O’Malley and various religious leaders, both clergy and non-clergy. We were Catholic, Orthodox, charismatic, evangelical, mainline Protestant. We were Asian, white, black and hispanic. We were male and female, young and old. It was quite a group and the energy in the dialogue was rich and Spirit-directed. The prayers moved some of us very deeply and we wept with joy. Friendships were strengthened and made. It was all around a delightful evening meal hosted by two dear Focolare friends that I met in June in New York at the Luminosa Award ceremony. All of these lovely guests are active in mission for unity in Boston. My host for three days was my long-time friend Dr. Mark Yoon and my new friend, Scott Brill. (I also met Scott in June at the Luminosa ceremony.) Scott is an ecumenical leader in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and the co-founder of the new Institute for Christian Unity. The Institute sponsored our first Boston Unity Factor Forum on Saturday, November 15.
You should also check out UniteBoston on Facebook, a movement that is doing some great work in the city. The leader, an energetic and visionary young woman, shared in this same dinner. She has a heart for unity like few I’ve met in the U.S. I look forward to forging new friendships through Unite Boston as she gets to know me better. She is now reading Your Church Is Too Small since I gave her my only copy I took along on this trip.
In addition please check out Emmanuel Gospel Center. I will write a longer blog on the EGC mission next week. The story of this evangelical witness in an urban context is truly one of the greatest stories of missional-ecumenism I’ve personally encountered in America. EGC hosted our ACT3 Unity Factor Forum last Saturday, November 15. Mark Yoon is the chairman of the EGC board and also serves as the evangelical chaplain at Boston University. Mark and I met a decade ago in Chicago after his daughter studied at Wheaton College Graduate School. I thank God that Grace Yoon insisted that I meet her dad. We did meet and became close friends for life.
What God is doing in Boston is truly amazing. One older leader called the Boston story a “quiet revival.” I am inclined to agree based upon my small three-day sample. Here, in greater Boston, the Spirit has been moving for decades. This work is not about politics or ideology but rather about unity, grace and reaching the unchurched with the good news of Jesus. This work is neither sectarian nor overtly linked to any one church expression. One of the greatest visible supporters in this movement of the Spirit is Cardinal Sean O’Malley. Cardinal O’Malley was interviewed on CBS 60 Minutes while we were enjoying our Sunday evening meal. You can see the program online. I will watch the entire program in the next day or so. CBS called the interview with Cardinal O’Malley one which revealed his “careful candor.” I love that. Journalists are missing this “candor” because they do not understand it well but many Christians have missed it as well, including some bishops! The second clip is so fascinating if you want to get perspective on how such an interview is actually done.
Pope Francis has called Cardinal O’Malley the leader that he trusts and looks to for leadership in America. I can understand why this is true when I see and hear this man of God speak of the joy of the gospel. Pray for Boston and all Christian believers in this great city.
On Sunday morning, November 16, I preached at a young church on the campus of Boston University. This evangelical church, which is less than five years old, draws well over 300 young adults and is growing and reaching the unchurched every single week. (The average age of the congregation that I preached to in the morning was about 23!) Please do not tell me that young adults will not respond to the gospel when it is presented with joy, in the power of the Spirit, and in a context that understands and relates to their story.
The Cardinal O’Malley interview is worth reading about here: