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Decisions Lead to Disciples

POST-EASTER THOUGHTS: DECISIONS LEAD TO DISCIPLES George Whitefield was asked after evangelistic services: “How many were saved at the event?” He said, “I’ll know in six months.” I certainly don’t want to rain on anyone’s post-Easter parade, but while I am happy for record-setting Easter Sunday crowds, I am afraid we might be celebrating the insignificant. It is true: every great adventure in life starts with a decision. Without a decision, nothing ever gets done. It’s the same in the spiritual realm. The journey of discipleship always begins when someone makes a decision to follow Jesus. Without these decisions for […]

Thursday Morning Commentary

Stone –> Bread –> Stone What happens when the Holy Spirit leads you into the worst season of your life? How do you respond to the desert you’re in? You can’t pray to get out of it, because you’re praying to the very one who placed you there. It is a notion we often aren’t fond of entertaining, this idea of God leading us into a dry season; but that’s exactly what the Father does to Jesus in Matthew 4. Jesus walked the earth four thousand years after the first Messianic prophecy, and waited an additional thirty to publicly begin […]

Thursday Morning Commentary

We are so excited to launch Thursday Morning Commentary amidst our Elevation community! These pieces will serve to recap, reflect, help us apply, and probe communal discussion about what God is speaking every Wednesday night in Elevation. It’s our hope that as we share, you will share too. Let us know what the Lord does in your heart each week as we journey together! How incredibly different would you live your life if your past was completely erased and there was nothing to go back to? Repeatedly throughout scripture, we encounter lives with less than perfect histories. So, why do […]

This is My Story – Esther Boyer

Battling loneliness, bitterness, isolation, and doubt; transferring to Lee University as a church music major was more difficult than she had anticipated. Leaving her family and Community College behind, she tread unfamiliar ground, searching for new relationships and a new community to plug into. “Lee wasn’t what I expected. I wasn’t prepared for feeling lonely. I thought Lee was going to be amazing, and I got here and I wasn’t able to share what I was going through personally with anyone because I wasn’t in deep relationships with anyone yet. On move-in day, seeing all these other people with their […]

e2e labs

We hope you join us in Cleveland, TN on Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4 for our 3rd annual e2e labs! What are e2e labs? In short, they are Intensive Training Labs that Equip Church Leaders. As leaders in His Church, we MUST keep our ministries focused on empowerment rather than entitlement. God’s desire for His Church is not that one man would stand in a pulpit and call down the power of God. It is not that the local churches would wait on the one man to do the ministry and accomplish the mandate. God’s desire is to […]