What To Expect at Christmas Eve Services 2010

-Great music, both classic and really new. -Lots of warmth and fun. -Pastors Jared and Robbie being Pastors Jared and Robbie. Only more ...

Christmas Offering 2010

We've never had a special Christmas offering to end the year before, but we are excited about establishing a new tradition. If you give...

Coming Attractions

FUEL on Wednesday night was an amazing time. We celebrated Communion, worshipped with intensity and joy, and honored our Life Group leaders ...

Monday Reflections

Yep, another awesome weekend at Next Level. We are blessed beyond measure to be in a season of spiritual and numerical growth and momentum a...

Wednesday Marriage Question

The final one in our series of marriage questions is the destiny one: "What is the one sentence you hope people will use to describe ...

Tuesday Marriage Question

Hope you had fun with yesterday's question - "What is the one thing I do that makes you feel the most loved". In our family,...

Monday Marriage Question

Yesterday's Next Step was to take time with your spouse each day this week Monday-Wednesday to talk through a marriage question posted h...

What We're Up To This Week

Very little action on the blog because this week is all about very long days! NLC is hosting a Discovery Center sponsored by one of our st...

The Tithe Experiment

On November 14th, NLC is doing something we've never done before. It all started by asking a series of "What If?" questions....

Marriage Myths

What an incredible day at Next Level. From a packed, expectant house on Sunday morning to almost 1,000 people on campus for Trunk or Treat, ...

Five Ways You Can Get Ready For Fireproof

We're launching Fireproof: Five Weeks To A Stronger Marriage this weekend. Here's how you can be prepared. 1. If you are married,...

Monday Reflections

-OVATION will go down as a high water mark for us as a church. I KNEW it would be a powerful time, but I did not know just how powerful. Gra...

An Urgent Call to Prayer at Next Level Church

I knew this would happen. Because in a time of plauteauing and declining church attendance, the number of people showing up and getting in...

Monday Reflections

-Writing this from Myrtle Beach where we are in a few days of meetings with the Missionary Church, one of our church planting partners. So g...

The Power of a Whisper

On of my favcrite authors - Bill Hybels - recently released a book called The Power of a Whisper . It's about his 50+ year odyssey of ...

Healing Prayer This Sunday

This Sunday, at both services, we are going to do something we have never done before - a time of healing prayer during the worship service....

Sunday Teaching Recap

The material yesterday on Satan and spiritual warfare was so critical that I wanted to record it in written form so that you guys can dig in...

Monday Reflections

-I know I say this every week, but what a GREAT weekend at Next Level!! I say that mainly because every weekend is truly great and God-touch...

Monday Reflections

-SO glad to be back in Charlotte after a ministry trip to California. I was consulting with one of the great churches in our Growing Healthy...

A Faith That Works

Excited about the launch of our newest series this coming week - A Faith That Works. We are going to be spending a good stretch this Fall ...

Four Questions To Ask Before Making a Big Decision

A few things to ask before taking a big step... 1. Have I considered not only the intended consequences of this decision but the UNintende...

Monday Reflections

I honestly believe this past weekend was the BEST in Next Level's history! Here's why: -We celebrated our five year anniversary...

Monday Recap

So grateful for another great weekend. Labor Day is typically very much a "down" for churches. I am really grateful that we are in...

To Know Peace, You Have To Know Pain

If you grew up in church in the South you probably have the lyrics to a bunch of hymns in your head. One of the ones hardwired in my brain...

Monday Reflections

-This was a mind-blowing weekend! Most important, SIXTY-FIVE (and counting!) adults gave their lives to Jesus Christ for the first time! Wha...

What YOU Need To Do Before This Sunday

Every week as we plan our worship services we insure that somewhere in the service the Gospel - the heart of the Christian story - will be t...

Monday Reflections

Wow, what a weekend! -Could barely sleep Saturday night knowing everything that had gone into preparing Legendary:Encore. And I was not di...

Legendary: Encore - The Stakes Are High

This Sunday marks the launch of the Fall ministry season and we are kicking it off big with Legendary: Encore. Five weeks of absolutely insa...

Monday Reflections

Thoughts on a great weekend and a huge week ahead... -Really enjoyed the buzz in the Lobby yesterday as hundreds of folks milled around ex...

Things I Think I Am Thinking About

1. That I am excited our South African mission team is home and that I have a sense that involvement in international ministry will be an in...

What Are You Expecting?

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Chri...

Monday Reflections

-So grateful to my friend Chris Payne for delivering a tight and focused message yesterday - SO great to have a new partner in town in New C...

Seven Reasons NLC's Volunteers Are The Best

1. Many of them get to campus incredibly early on Sunday mornings - for many their only real day off - to create irresistible environments ...

Your Comfort Is Connected To Your Contribution

"In times of trouble, may the Lord answer your cry. May the name of the God of Jacob keep you from all harm. May he send you help from ...

Sunday Recap

What a great Sunday for week two of The Best Church Ever! I was so excited to teach on the topic of spiritual gifts because it's one o...

What's The One Word You Need To Hear?

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle" - Plat o Plato's words are truly wise - which is what, I suppose...

A Word on NLC Staff Transitions

One of Next Level's greatest strengths during our not-quite-five-years of existence has been the stability of our pastoral staff team. W...

Thank You Pastor Doug!

A Bittersweet Farewell (Pastor Doug Irvin) from NextLevelChurch on Vimeo .

South Africa Mission Trip Update, 2

This in from Heather Kirk and our mission team in South Africa: H ello every one! Thank you for your prayers! This place is amazing, God&...

Three Charlotte Churches I Love

The Best Church Ever is all about celebrating the fact that the local church really is the hope of the world, God's primary strategy for...

South Africa Trip Update

This great update is from Heather Kirk, one of the folks on our South African mission trip. Keep praying for these guys! Hello every one! ...

Brand New Series!

Best Church Ever from NextLevelChurch on Vimeo .

Best Questions Ever, Part One

-How are you and God getting along? -How are you tackling your spiritual idols these days? -Who/whom are you giving yourself away to the...

Sunday Reflections

-GREAT morning at NLC this morning, wrapping up "Against All Odds". There are few subjects I am more passionate about than leaving...

Nothing Compares

"To whom can you compare God? What image can you find to resemble him?" - Isaiah 40:18 The quick and easy answer to the question...

Taking The Hedgerows Out

Hedgerows, remember, almost undid D-Day. When the Allied Forces began their march through France they encountered the unanticipated obstac...

Watch Out For The Hedgerows (Part One)

The Allied invasion of France on D-Day was the most amazing military operation in history. Under the leadership of Dwight Eisenhower, D-Day ...

Develop People Who Don't Know What They Are Doing

In 1960, Jack Nicklaus, an AMATEUR, lost the U.S. Open by only two strokes to Arnold Palmer. In the locker room afterwards, the great and ...

Back From Summer Camp

I had the awesome opportunity to spend a couple of days at Student Camp X at Myrtle Beach this week. Some thoughts and reflections from that...

Monday Reflections

-Sometimes all you can say is "WOW". Yesterday at NLC was one of those WOW!, "Only God" moments. Couldn't believe th...

"I Have No Regrets"

I've always thought that statement was one of the more bizarre ones a person can make. Like the celebrity or athlete who looks back on...

Ultimate Man Day and NLC's Media Strategy

Yesterday, I did an interview with a network of radio stations which reach forty-four states and half a million listeners. The reporter was ...

I Got Nothing

"Apart from me, you can do nothing" - Jesus Christ Do you really believe that? Do you really, truly, deep down believe that ou...

Monday Morning Reflections

-Awesome way to wrap up the House of Blues series yesterday! I always have mixed feelings at the end of a series - sad that something that h...

The Benefits of Criticism

"Whoever stubbornly refuses to accept criticism will suddenly be destroyed beyond recovery" - Proverbs 29:1 That's pretty bl...

Monday Morning Reflections

Great to be back to the NLC Blog after a pretty crazy two weeks! -Amazing day on campus yesterday. Maybe the best day musically we have ev...

Weekend Recap (Guest Blogger: Robbie)

WOW! What an incredible weekend at NLC! If you missed it, you SERIOUSLY missed it! It all started on Friday, when we kicked off our annua...

The Blues (Guest Blogger: Harrison)

One of the greatest things about my job at Next Level Church is that I get to play so many different genres of music. I mean, within the spa...

Home Makeover Videos

For anyone who didn't get to the the amazing results of the Home Makeover a few weeks ago, you've gotta see these videos! Next Level...

Congrats Miranda & Todd

Congrats to Todd & Miranda! from NextLevelChurch on Vimeo .

Last Blog for a While

Well, this is the last blog entry I will submit to you, dear reader, for a couple of weeks. There is a very good reason for this, if I do ...
 

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