If you live in or around Hickory, NC and attend Elevation Church you have probably had the conversation when inviting one of your friends or co-workers to church that sounds something like, "this place is awesome! You really need to come see this! Oh, and it's only an hour away". For 4 years @shelayount and I drove to Charlotte to be a part of this movement of God. We've met a lot of people during this time, but these people are different. During that 4 years we developed a relationship with these people by not just attending Elevation, but by serving alongside them so that people far from God will be raised to life in Christ. Today, they returned the favor and made the drive to @elevationhickory to be a part of this movement of God in Hickory, NC. The love and support I have experienced from these people is indescribable, and I am humbled and thankful to know them. So a huge thank you to Kristen, Valerie, and Stephen for coming to support us today in Hickory!  • E A S T E R • Sunday 11:00AM 909 10th ST NE Hickory, NC 28601 #ElevationChurch #ElevationHickory #LeaveAMark  [ J U S T • A S K ] Romans 10:9 says, “If we confess with our mouths that Jesus is Lord and believe he was raised from the dead, we will be saved.”. Today we gave people an opportunity to confess with their mouth that Jesus is Lord so they can be forgiven and begin a relationship with Him. Sometimes people just need to be asked. Never miss an opportunity to ask someone if they are ready for their life to be forever changed. You just might be surprised who is just waiting to be asked. #ElevationChurch #ElevationHickory #LeaveAMark  • P R A Y E R• Prayer is a starting place for life change. Join us this Wednesday between 6:00PM - 7:00PM to pray for the people of our city, our church, and for God to change lives this Easter in Hickory, NC. #ElevationChurch #ElevationHKY #LeaveAMark  Since August of 2016 a group of passionate people, crazy enough to go into battle for saving people's lives in Hickory have been gathering as the Elevators in Hickory. Today, our name changes but our mission is very much the same - We exist so that people far from God will be raised to life in Christ. We will now be referred to as Elevation Church - Hickory Extension and will be working closely with Elevation Church to reach even more people in Hickory, NC. Now the real work begins. We will work the ground expectant of a bountiful harvest. Come be a part of this movement of God in Hickory, NC this Sunday at 11:30AM at 909 10th ST NE Hickory, NC 28601. #ElevationChurch #ElevationHickory #leaveamark  #ElevationHKY Women's eGroup jumped to action this evening after a very specific challenge we got last night to not leave people where they are. Faith without works is dead. Building relationships. Activating faith. #leaveamark  The weekend is here and there's a lot going on! Sunday 11:30AM - Hickory Watch Party Sunday 5:00PM - Road Trip to Elevation Church Headquarters (Elevation Church - Matthews) for Worship Experience and meet and greet with Staff Monday 6:00PM - e101 / Vision Night with Elevation Church Headquarters Staff (opportunity to find out more about Elevation Church) Grab a friend and come to one or all! #elevationchurch #hickorync #hickorystrong
 How are you living today?  • My People • Tonight some of our @elevationhickory team took a road trip to the Matthews location to worship, and take communion together at the Good Friday Worship Experience. Proverbs 27:17 says “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” These people continue to challenge me with their audacious faith to reach our people in Hickory, NC. Their consistent dedication to our mission is like I have never experienced before, and I am beyond grateful to be a part of this movement of God. #ElevationChurch #ElevationHickory #LeaveAMark  • E A S T E R • If you haven't already, put Easter Sunday on your radar! It is going to be an unforgettable Sunday as we celebrate the resurrection and bring Seven Mile Miracle to a close. We have plenty of room so invite your friends and family! Sunday, April 16th @ 11:30AM 909 10th ST. NE Hickory, NC 28601 #EasterAtElevation #ElevationHKY #ElevationChurch #LeaveAMark  #Repost @stephen_webb2 ・・・ H K Y It's what we plan for so I shouldn't be surprised. But 194 people (50 more than last week) in a warehouse in Hickory, NC did indeed surprise me. They've been the ninja group lurking about an hour up the road not shouting, not whining, not excusing ... just winning. One. Play. At. A. Time. Lee and his team are focused on the right things and now I'm more focused on Lee and his team. They're our newest Extension site (about 3 weeks ago) and I'm grateful our #ElevationMatthews staff has partnered with them to push them to the next level. #elevationextension #WorkYourWindow #LeaveAMark  That is why, for Christʼs sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:10‬  #Repost @bradleyhurn ・・・ | W E A R E S O L D I E R S | Last night our #elevationmatthews staff got to spend time with our #ElevationHKY extension site. It's always humbling to be in a room with people who are binding their faith together to see people far from God raised to life in Christ. @stephen_webb2 set the tone for the night when he said that "We are Soldiers" called on a mission to see what God can do through us together. I shared from Haggi 2:19 "I am giving you a promise now while the seed is still in the barn. You have not yet harvested your grain, and your grapevines, fig trees, pomegranates, and olive trees have not yet produced their crops. But from this day onward I will bless you." This is the promise, but with every promise there is ownership and work to be done on our part. It's time to work the ground before you reap the harvest. This is just the beginning. We must own the vision with our heart, head, and hands... just saying it isn't enough. Thank you Pastor @stevenfurtick for pioneering a way for thousands to come along side the vision of @elevationchurch and see what God can do through us. #cantstopwontstop #theresmoretothestory #sevenmilemiracle #workyourwindow #groundgame #leaveamark  We're going on a road trip! We have an awesome opportunity to worship together at Elevation Church - Matthews on Sunday at 5:00PM. But wait, there's more!... Following the Worship Experience we will have a meet and greet with the Elevation Church Headquarters Staff, specifically for the Elevators in Hickory. This will be a great opportunity for us to worship together, and connect with Elevation Staff. *Space is limited so click here to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/646263838893352/ #elevationchurch #hickorync #hickorystrong
 • 2 7 • The number of people we are celebrating alongside for the decision they made to begin a relationship with Jesus Christ today in Hickory, NC. Romans 10:9, it says, “If we confess with our mouths that Jesus is Lord and believe He was raised from the dead, we will be saved.”. These people boldly shot their hands in the air when Pastor @stevenfurtick gave the invitation to confess that Jesus is Lord of their lives. This is only the beginning, and we are believing and expectant for what God is going to do in our city. We exist so that people far from God will be raised to life in Christ. Come to next week’s Watch Party and see what God can do through you. #ElevationChurch #EasterAtElevation #ElevationHickory #LeaveAMark  The weekend is here and we are expectant for all that God is going to do in Hickory, NC, and through you. Join us on Sunday at 11:00AM at 909 10th ST NE Hickory, NC 28601 for an incredible Easter experience. We are saving a seat for you. #ElevationChurch #ElevationHickory #LeaveAMark  [ P R A Y E R ] Last night we gathered as a church to pray for our city, our people, and our calling. 1 John 5:14-15 says “And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.” We spoke revival over our city, that God my fill this place with His Holy Spirit and repair any brokenness, addiction, or pain. We lifted up the people in this city so that the people in this place will have hope in even their darkest places. We thanked God for this calling He has placed on each of us to reach people that are far from God so that they will be raised to life in Christ. We believe that God is moving in this place, and He is changing lives forever. We speak triumph over Hickory, NC and the people in this place. God has already won, so we claim victory over all the distraction of defeat and are believing that this is only the beginning, and that the best is yet to come. #ElevationChurch #ElevationHKY #LeaveAMark  • P U R P O S E • Our purpose has always been to reach people that are far from God so that they will be raised to life in Christ. Today we celebrate 2 lives forever changed in Hickory, NC. Our job is not the harvest. Our job is the seed. Now is the time to work the ground. Invite people to come be a part of this movement of God. Work the ground and see what God can do through you. #ElevationChurch #ElevationHickory #LeaveAMark    • I N V E S T M E N T • Last night a group from Hickory traveled to Matthews where Elevation Church Headquarters is located to worship together, and meet with Elevation Staff. This group of people sacrificed their time and resources to drive an hour and a half (many after serving at the Elevation Church Watch Party in Hickory earlier that day) to invest into this movement of God so that more people in Hickory will experience the life change that we have. We are expectant that God will continue to use us to reach people in this community that need to have hope, to know that God is always for them and with them, and that God was, is, and always will be faithful. #elevationchurch #hickorync #HKY #leaveamark #werebuildingsomethinghere