I’ll see you on tour #OT16

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The next few months are going to be insane at Elevation Church. We are opening a new broadcast location, a week long event to serve our city with over 70,000 volunteer hours, Student Takeover, a huge small groups season as we focus our whole church on relationships, opening two new portable campuses and a ten night revival – and that’s just between July and September.

Even in the midst of all of this, we are determined to grow and develop as leaders, which is why many of our staff and volunteers are making it a priority to attend Orange Tour. With 19 stops this year, there’s bound to be a stop near you. Join us to discover how to make what you do on Sunday matter more during the rest of the week.

Frank

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Internet. Reimagined for families. (Keep Your Kids Safe Like Never Before)

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The internet has opened our families up to a world of possibilities but it’s also created many concerns. Circle can help set every families mind at ease!

HOW DOES CIRCLE WORK?

 

Circle pairs wirelessly with your home Wi-Fi and allows you to manage every device on the network—tablet, TV, or laptop. Using an iOS app, families create unique profiles for each member of the home and from there help shape each person’s online experience.

 

WHAT DOES CIRCLE DO?

  • Set Time Limits
  • Filter Content
  • BedTime for Devices
  • Pause The Internet
  • See how kids spend time online
  • Personalized dashboard

IT’s EASY!

Circle pairs wirelessly with your home Wi-Fi and allows you to manage every device on your network, whether it be a tablet, TV, or laptop. Using the Circle app, families can create unique profiles for each family member. From here, kids will have a connected experience that is designed just for them.

  • APP

With the Circle Home app (iOS only) you can manage your Circle and all of your home’s devices.

  • PAIR

Circle wirelessly pairs with your home Wi-Fi in minutes, instantly recognizing every device.

  • FAMILY

Create unique profiles for every family member so their connected experience is unique for them.

  • ENJOY (:

Sit back and relax, knowing Circle has your family and all of your devices covered.

 

I encourage everyone to get this device for their family!

Order yours by clicking here!

 

Book Review: Talk Now And Later

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As parents, we long to have meaningful conversations with our kids. Sometimes, it’s really easy. The words seem to flow and our kids are really engaged (like they are listening to their real-life heroes) but most of the time, we struggle. Either we get one word answers from our kids like “yes” or “no” which can make it very difficult to have any lengthy, purposeful chats or we find ourselves talking to our kids about completely unexpected challenges that we wish we could give one word answers to.

In his new book “Talk Now and Later”, Brian Dollar steers us toward healthy conversations with our kids while equipping us with insight for life’s toughest issues such as Sex, Self-Image, Death, Divorce, Bullying, and more.

As parents, we have a choice: prepare in advance for the challenges that lie ahead or take them as they come. We don’t know about you but we have found life seems to go a whole lot smoother when we are prepared.

 

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We recommend you purchase this book for your family. Read a chapter a week and begin having powerful conversations with your child, now and later.

Purchase the book here. #TalkNowAndLater

 

Frank & Jessica Bealer

Inside Access via Periscope

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Each week we will try to give you inside access to our ministry. Videos are available for 24 hours after initial recording. You can follow us on twitter or download the periscope app and search for us: Frank Bealer and Jessica Bealer.

You can download Periscope here

Be Real…

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Several months ago I was invited to sit with my pastor and several other staff members to discuss what moms struggle with most.

The moment the question was posed, I knew my answer. I’m not a perfect mother or wife, but I’m a leader. People look to me. I need to appear as though I have it together all the time. Who wants to follow a children’s minister who occasionally yells at her kids or a wife who rarely cooks and never washes dishes? How transparent should I be?

Ironically, as soon as I voiced my struggle, I felt paranoid. What would the people in the room think of me? Would I be looked down upon because someone knew I had vulnerabilities?

My pastor said something that forever changed how I viewed my faults. He said, “When you’re vulnerable, you’re real. When you’re real, people can relate.”

The point of ministry is to help others. If my flaws make it easier to connect with those I’m trying to minister to, I have to rise above my anxiety and be REAL. My discomfort cannot be the threshold to my calling.

Perfection is unattainable, for you and for those you minister to. If you want your ministry to flourish, you have to let others see your flaws. Volunteers and families alike are looking to connect with you…the REAL you.

 

Jessica Bealer