Elevating a Generation is Live Again!

Posted on October 30, 2009 by Pastor Derick in Family Life

Some of you LONG-TIME blog readers will remember when this domain was a static site and the student ministry blog was parked over at the elevatingageneration.org domain.  We made the switch, got rid of the static site, and moved the blog over here earlier this year.  It’s been great! Well, when that happened, I announced […]

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Some of you LONG-TIME blog readers will remember when this domain was a static site and the student ministry blog was parked over at the elevatingageneration.org domain.  We made the switch, got rid of the static site, and moved the blog over here earlier this year.  It’s been great!

Well, when that happened, I announced that I had plans for the old elevatingageneration.org domain that would be made public later.  That time has come.  I’ve re-launched the site as my personal/family blog, where I’ll also post articles that I write for other blogs/ministry sites around the Net.  The first post has some BIG family news from us, so go check it out now! We’re so excited!

I know this is probably confusing, so I’ll try to make it simple here…

ELEVATIONGENERATION.ORG – Elevate Student Ministries site (you are HERE now; it’s GREEN)

ELEVATINGAGENERATION.ORG – my new personal blog (you need to go THERE now; it’s GREY)

Ha-ha!  Anyhow, I hope a few of you will stop by and subscribe.  Thanks!

Elevate Update: 10.28.09

Posted on October 28, 2009 by Pastor Derick in Elevate Update

Here’s the dates for the remaining Youth-led Service practice times (for the human video/dance students): • Saturday, October 31st @ 10:00 AM (sanctuary) • Wednesday, November 4th @ 5:30 PM (children’s ministry break-out room) • Wednesday, November 11th @ 5:30 PM (children’s ministry break-out room) • Saturday, November 14th @ 10:00 AM (sanctuary) Go to […]

Here’s the dates for the remaining Youth-led Service practice times (for the human video/dance students):

Saturday, October 31st @ 10:00 AM (sanctuary)
Wednesday, November 4th @ 5:30 PM (children’s ministry break-out room)
Wednesday, November 11th @ 5:30 PM (children’s ministry break-out room)
Saturday, November 14th @ 10:00 AM (sanctuary)

Go to the official CAUS Youth Convention page for the event-week info-handout (PDF) and more.

This Must Change (UGH…)

Posted on October 26, 2009 by Pastor Derick in Family Life, Spiritual

A hard post to share… I joined my friend, Jason Salamun, in the This Must Change endeavor (detailed here) just over a month ago.  I thought I did well the first two weeks, losing six pounds during that time and raising the support of several friends to help in the effort. Then, in week #3 […]

A hard post to share…

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I joined my friend, Jason Salamun, in the This Must Change endeavor (detailed here) just over a month ago.  I thought I did well the first two weeks, losing six pounds during that time and raising the support of several friends to help in the effort.

Then, in week #3 and #4 I didn’t lose any weight at all. I was crushed.  UGH!

After that, I started traveling, as I tend to do a lot in the fall for conferences, training events, and district gatherings.  Long and short… I’m using it as my lame excuse to bow out of this early.  I’m going to be traveling every other week up through the time this challenge was supposed to end for me.  I’m regretfully throwing in the towel for now and am going to pass on my support for Jason and his endeavors through the end.

If you haven’t yet, please go visit ThisMustChange.org and sign on to support Jason and the 6 great causes that benefit from this effort.  He’s lost an AMAZING 24 pounds so far!!!

To those of you that were in it and supporting me thus far, THANK YOU!  You have been such an encouragement to me.

How He Loves

Posted on October 26, 2009 by Pastor Derick in Music

I love this version of “How He Loves” by Jared Anderson… “sloppy wet kiss” lyric and all… I highly recommend Jared’s new album, “Live: From My Church”.  I had the opportunity to review it for Foursquare earlier this month.  Great songs for praise and worship.

I love this version of “How He Loves” by Jared Anderson… “sloppy wet kiss” lyric and all…

I highly recommend Jared’s new album, “Live: From My Church”.  I had the opportunity to review it for Foursquare earlier this month.  Great songs for praise and worship.

Where Do You Have Influence?

Posted on October 23, 2009 by Pastor Derick in Spiritual

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