There is a new church in the Charlotte, NC area, Elevation Church (led by Pastor Steven Furtick), that is straight kicking butt for a new church (I know I'm going to get blasted for using the b-word...) Apparently, they had 1,248 people in worship this past Sunday, and they are only a YEAR OLD!! Another NC church planter took a team to visit Elevation this weekend, and he posted some pics on his blog (you can see them here). From just looking at the pictures, you can tell the amount of commitment they've been able to garner from their volunteers... amazing.
But it all starts with a vision. Eight families left their jobs and sold their homes to help start this church... simply UNBELIEVABLE!!!! I get Steven's blog emailed to me daily... it's amazing to see a young man of his vision, determination, and faith in a HUMONGOUS GOD to accomplish His will. God is tearing things up all over the world... we just don't have eyes to see it, and - even worse - don't believe it can happen WHERE WE ARE!!
Well, I'm believing Him to do some awesome things in College Park! We're starting small, but we'll be elevating beyond belief!! ;-)
"They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity - all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved" (Acts 2:46-47).