Christmas Day Devotional

We won't be having worship at either the Matthews or Blakeney Campus on Sunday and one reason is to give families and friends a chance t...

That's It?

This is honestly a question I get asked more often than not.  When people ask me about what programs we have for them and their families t...

Pastor Todd's Book of the Year Award

Recently I was asked to write about my favorite book of 2011. So, I decided to make it an award. The winner gets...well....nothing. Anyway, ...

Why I am Throwing a Mini-Party at My Desk

Sometimes churches have an over reliance on numbers.  How many nickels? How many noses? And sometimes churches don't care enough abou...

Next Level Blakeney Campus Meeting!

Few things have excited me more in the short history of Next Level than the launch of our Blakeney Campus. Our merger with Crosspoint Chur...

Seeking God

When you are seeking to do what God wants you to do (obedience), and you are seeking to be who he wants you to be (holiness), and you are lo...

What Burger King Taught Me About Worship Music

I know that life lessons can be found in some very odd places (for example, my back yard, where I learned that you shouldn't burn an ent...

The Radical Benefits of Service

Often local churches can get in the bad habit of telling you what they want FROM you.  Please give. Please serve. Please, please, please.....

Big News... (The Results Are In!)

[by Pastor Todd Hahn] Those of you who were with us Sunday morning heard me make one of the most important and exciting announcements in...

Is Your Halo Broken? (Or, Theology Lessons From Keith Richards)

I like to read books about theology, so I am reading the autobiography of the Rolling Stones' guitarist, Keith Richards. As you would ...

How Do You Pray?

How do you pray? When was the last time you asked someone this?  A friend, a mentor, a pastor?   Oftentimes spiritual envy creeps i...

Naming Chicken or Inventing Toilet Paper

The following is a brief tale of two men. One you know, one you don't. One's existence changed how we each live our lives every ...

Automate The Important

In addition to being the pastor of Next Level Church, I’m also a financially contributing member. I give at least 10% of my pre-tax income t...

Do Whatever it Takes

What I've run into a lot over the past couple weeks as we have taught from the stage about financial principles is that people would l...

What a Night!

So the Love Revolution cd is out into the world, finally, after months and months of work, and there was no better way to send it off than w...

Joe Paterno's Keeping Me Awake

So, it's 1:40 in the morning and I can't sleep. I've laid in bed for nearly 3 hours now, eyes wide shut, hoping for rest, longi...

Tribute to a Worship Leader (Who Doesn't Have Swoopy Hair or Wear Skinny Jeans)

This post is a tribute to Harrison Gillming, NLC's Pastor of Creative Arts. Harrison would kill me if he knew I was posting this, whic...

Only a Few Days...

I admit it. I'm excited. Like crazy excited. The Love Revolution CD releases in just a few short days, and I can't wait for everyo...

Common Ground

One of the questions I get asked a lot, not necessarily from regular joes, but primarily from other church leaders is: "What's the ...

On Heavenly Citizenship

We live in a country whose government has very distinct origins.  The Founding Fathers were colonials of Britain.  We were colonists.  So th...

I Made A Mistake Yesterday

So, at the 9:30 service I was talking about all that God is up to these days at NLC and how our church is a GREAT investment. I wanted to ...

Girls Nite Out

Not a typical blog post title for me, I know. Hey, one of the best parts of NLC is Girls Nite Out, our event devoted to getting women conn...

The Art of Rest

When does a new day start? According to our clocks and calendars a new day starts at midnight.  Why is this the system?  Who actually ...

Just Dance

So this past Monday night, I was introduced to the ridiculously bizarre, masochistic world of JUST DANCE for the Nintendo Wii. Now don't...

CD Release Concert

For all those curious, here are all the details you'd want or need for the CD Release Concert. -It's happening at 6pm on Sunday nig...

What Are You Thinking?

Yesterday, we wrapped up our series SUPERNATURAL by looking at Romans 8 and what it says about the battle for our mind - -will our mind be c...

What I Learned From Anthony Bourdain

Wednesday night, my oldest son Justin and I went to hear TV celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain speak along with famous chef Eric Ripert of Le B...

Love Revolution (Now With Sound!)

Months ago, we began to dream as a church what it would look like if we started a Love Revolution in our neighborhoods, communities, cities...

Defying Gravity

FROM THE STUDENT GUY: One of my favorite passages of Scripture is Acts 15 . Let me set the stage for you. At this time, there is a pretty s...

Why Doesn't God Help Me?

If we know that God will help us because he went all the way to the cross. And we know that God can help us because he rose from the dea...

Now, You Listen

The opening scene of the movie The Social Network is like a car crash you can't help but look at. It portrays Facebook founder Mark Zu...

Night of Worship

Sometimes on Sunday mornings, I get so caught up in what's going on with Student Ministry, that I totally miss out on some of the cool ...

New

I was thinking about a fact that, to me, seems to show that God really is a God of love and redemption. The fact is this: every person, no m...

Monday Recap

Huge day for us as we finished ONE THING, our four week series focusing on the essence of the Gospel, the Good News at the heart of the Chri...
 

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