This year’s Dedicated Youth & Young Adult Conference is just around the corner! Convening June 26-28 at The Church LV, the conference will mix high-level learning with incredible messages, amazing worship experiences, and opportunities for the move of the Holy Spirit, making it a can’t-miss event for you, your students and your leadership team. Here are 5 reasons not to miss Dedicated Conference 2013.
1) Great Line Up of Guest Speakers
The 2013 speakers include Benny Perez, Wendy Perez, Mark Francey, Judah Smith, Chris Hill and Jabin Chavez. These impactful and unique guest speakers will awaken your spirit with relevant bible teaching and fresh insights for 2013.
2) Get Restored, Renewed, Refreshed at Dedicated Conference
If you need to restore your passion or refresh your vision of God’s calling for you and your youth group, this conference is targeted specifically for you.
3) Leadership Training for Youth Pastors and Teams
We have life-changing workshops and pastoral sessions prepared to equip and pour into you as Youth Pastors and leaders. The conference will help you transform your ministry, stay updated on key trends, and learn how to remain relatable and relevant in our culture.
4) Old Friends and New Connections
Meet up with old friends and make new connections. You will also be able to engage with the guest speakers and leadership teams at The Church LV.
The heart of Dedicated is to encounter Jesus in worship and in His Word. Our number one goal is to connect with Jesus in an awesome atmosphere of worship, prayer and ministry.
Check out the Promo Video for Dedicated Conference 2013 HERE.
Register Your Group Today HERE
For more information on this conference and how to attend, click here!
We are excited to see you here in Las Vegas!
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As we closed out this past year, I really felt that 2013 would be the year of MORE. More grace, More favor, More of God’s Presence and as I was reading the Bible, Ephesians 3:20 leapt off the page.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely MORE than we might ask or think.
My prayer for you is that you will receive the MORE that God has appointed for you in every area of your life – now!
I am excited to share with you that this is the Official MORE Book Launch Week of my new book MORE: Discovering the God of More When Life Gives You Less. I wrote MORE out of the pain and heartbreak we experienced over the last several years, when we experienced two consecutive miscarriages, the death of my amazing father-in-law, Wendell Smith, and a very arduous financial battle with The Church’s lender.
After coming through trials and difficulty, I am happy to say that God has brought us (myself, my family and my church) through to greater things and we’ve experienced Him in ways we could not have seen when we were in the midst of it. I’m excited to share this book, because I believe it will really bring life, peace, strength and encouragement to those who are walking through a difficult season.
I would like to share some exciting news with you! During this official launch week, we are offering some incredible, FREE bonuses (a $75 value), including an exclusive message from Bishop T.D. Jakes, that I believe will be a great source of encouragement for you. Simply click HERE for more information.
Also, I would love to have your help as we launch the book this week.
Here is how you can participate. Simply share this on the various social media sites you use (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and use the hashtag #MOREbook.
Click HERE to tweet about The MORE book Launch!
I pray that 2013 is your best year yet!
DAY SEVEN: MORE HOPE (Daily Devotional)
Today, we are continuing our 10-day fast as we focus on MORE, the abundance that God has for us in every area of our lives. Remember, God is a God of abundance and He wants us to live in His abundance. We do not have to beg or convince God to give us more – He is our Loving, Heavenly Father and it is His delight to give us all that we need!
As we continue our fast, our thought for the day is “God has MORE hope for me, for my future, for my circumstances and even, for my loved ones.”
Your confession for today is: I am receiving more HOPE in my life from God.
“And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.” Romans 5:5 NLT
What is hope? We use this word a lot. “I hope I get that promotion.” “I hope my team wins.” “I hope everyone comes to the party.” Hope can be explained as the emotional state that promotes faith in a positive outcome to events or circumstances in our lives. It’s that feeling you have that what you want to happen will happen!
Hope is an emotional state that comes from a belief or from faith and it also promotes more faith! What you believe sets your emotions in motion. If you believe God is for you and loves you, then that will give you hope for a positive outcome in your circumstances. The hope, the expectation you have, will then spur more faith! Hope and faith work hand in hand.
There is nothing worse than feeling despair. God does not want us to lose our hope. He wants us to live in the emotional state of hope – confident in His love for us and confident in His ability to help us, no matter what we are facing.
If you feel like you’ve lost your hope, God wants to restore that today.
Say this out loud: I am receiving MORE HOPE in my life today. I believe God is for me and that faith in God’s goodness is altering my emotional state!
Let’s Pray this Prayer Together: Father, I ask for MORE HOPE in my life. I ask You to help me understand and know how good You are and how much You truly love me. And as I walk in this revelation, let HOPE flood my soul today. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Have a Blessed Day!
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DAY SIX: MORE PROVISION
Today, we are continuing our 10-day fast as we focus on MORE, the abundance that God has for us in every area of our lives. God is a God of abundance and He wants His children to live in His abundance.
As we continue our fast, our thought for the day is “God has MORE provision for me – spiritually and naturally.”
Your confession for today is: I am receiving more PROVISION in my life from God.
“For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, He will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.” 2 Corinthians 9:10 NLT
This wonderful passage of Scripture shows us that it is God who provides our resources! This is not just speaking about spiritual resources (strength, joy, peace, etc.), but our natural resources too – food, clothing, shelter!
For me, this Scripture is a reminder that God doesn’t just get us started by providing the seeds. Nor does He just give us a result in the harvest. He is the God who provides the seeds, and then continually increases and blesses us from start to finish. This passage is speaking both of natural PROVISION and blessing, as well as spiritual PROVISION and blessing. It is God in the beginning, God in the middle and God in the end!
The end result of a great increase in our natural and supernatural resources is a harvest of generosity in us! What that means is this: as we realize and recognize that it is God who provides for us, and not ourselves – as our trust in His goodness towards us grows, the outcome is generosity in us and through us! We are now able to extend generosity to others because God is our SOURCE of PROVISION.
Say this out loud: I am receiving MORE PROVISION in my life today, and as I do, I am becoming more generous!
Let’s Pray this Prayer Together: Father, I ask for MORE PROVISION in my life. I ask You to provide and increase my resources, and work a great harvest of generosity in and through me. In Jesus’ Name I prayer. Amen.
Have a Blessed Day!
DAY FIVE: MORE WISDOM
Today, we are continuing our 10-day fast as we focus on MORE, the abundance that God has for us in every area of our lives.
As we continue our fast, our thought for the day is “God has MORE wisdom for me – in my life, my relationships and the direction I’m taking.”
Your confession for today is: I am receiving more WISDOM in my life from God.
“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” James 1:5 NLT
I love the simplicity of this Scripture. We need wisdom in every area of our lives. Wisdom helps us make decisions and will help us navigate every challenge life can present. We can learn from the wisdom of God instead of just by our mistakes!
Gaining wisdom is as simple as asking God for it – and we aren’t asking a stingy God who has limited wisdom. We are asking our GENEROUS God who has all things in abundance, including knowledge, insight, foresight and WISDOM! He wants us to have His wisdom – we simply need to ask and believe that He is giving it to us.
Proverbs 3 says: ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do and He will show you which path to take.’ NLT
God will make the path or the direction clear! Wisdom becomes like a light in dark places. Think about a car driving at night. Even if the whole path isn’t lit, the headlights provide enough light to navigate the twists and turns of the road you’re on. This is how God’s wisdom guides us. We may not see the whole picture of life all at once, but God’s wisdom will give us enough light to make daily decisions and over time, bring us safely to the destination we desire.
Say this out loud: I am receiving MORE WISDOM for my life today!
Let’s Pray this Prayer Together: Father, I ask MORE WISDOM in my life. Light my way and cause me to walk in Your wisdom. I pray this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Have a Blessed Day!
DAY FOUR: MORE PEACE
Today, we are continuing our 10-day fast as we focus on MORE, the abundance that God has for us in every area of our lives. Remember, we are not fasting to twist God’s arm or convince Him to do something for us. We are fasting to move ourselves to a place of agreement with God, so we can receive all that He desires to give us.
As we continue our fast, our thought for the day is “God has MORE peace for me – in my mind, in my heart and in my circumstances.”
Your confession for today is: I am receiving more PEACE in my life from God.
Philippians 4:6-7 “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 NLT
I rarely meet anyone who would say that they don’t need more peace! We live in a world that moves at a fast pace and many of us feel worry or fear on a daily basis. At times, we may feel like we have to battle to st ay in a place of peace.
But I love what this passage of Scripture says! It actually says that it’s the peace God gives that will actually guard our hearts and minds. That takes the pressure off of us to guard – and it puts the pressure back on what God gives us – His peace.
The word picture implied here is that of a military person standing guard. That military person is not you – it’s not your effort – it’s not your strength or your ability to muster up the energy. It is God’s PEACE standing ready to protect your heart and mind. That is so powerful! I don’t know about you, but that makes me feel better already!
Say this out loud: I am receiving MORE PEACE today!
Let’s Pray this Prayer Together: Father, thank You for MORE PEACE in my life. I believe that Your peace is guarding my mind and my spirit. I thank you for Your peace which is actively protecting me at all times! I pray this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Have a Blessed Day!
DAY THREE: MORE BLESSING
Today, we are continuing our 10-day fast as we focus on MORE, the abundance that God has for us in every area of our lives. Remember, we are not fasting to get more, we are fasting to position ourselves to receive more – to get our minds in agreement with His mind so that we can receive all that He has for us!
As we continue our fast, our thought for the day is “God has MORE blessings for me and for my life!”
Your confession for today is: I am receiving more BLESSING in my life from God.
“’May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.” Whenever Aaron and his sons bless the people of Israel in My Name, I Myself will bless them.” Numbers 6:24-27
The word blessing means: “conferring approval, encouragement, pleasure, good fortune and happiness” on someone. Do you sometimes struggle with the idea that God wants to bless you?
This is such a powerful picture of God’s heart towards us! Even in the Old Testament, God’s heart was for our blessing. He commanded the leaders to speak this blessing to the people, and then He promised that each time they did, He would bless His people!
How much more today – now that we are living under the new covenant given to us through Jesus Christ – does God want to bless us! James 1:17 says, “Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He NEVER changes or casts a shifting shadow.” NLT We don’t have to worry about God changing His mind on this. He wants to show us His love towards us, and release MORE BLESSING in our lives today!
Say this out loud: I am receiving MORE BLESSINGS today!
Let’s Pray this Prayer Together: Father, thank You for MORE BLESSING in my life. I believe that Your heart towards me is for my good and I receive all the blessings that You have appointed for me! I thank You for Your goodness! I pray this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Have a Blessed Day!
My new book More: Discovering the God of More When Life Gives You Less is coming out in January 2013. I believe the MORE book has the potential to help make 2013 the best year of your life!
Here is a video we recently shot describing the story and heart behind the MORE book.
I believe this book is going to impact many lives over the next year and help people discover, “The God of MORE, when life gives you less.”
The MORE Book Pre-Order Bonuses and Christmas Gift Opportunities:
I have put together some bonuses for those that pre-order the book. Even though the book does not come out until January, you can claim these bonuses immediately!
- Pre-Order MORE online and forward your receipt to MORE@bennyperez.org for free bonuses.
- Online Retailer Links to MORE: Amazon.com, Christianbook.com
- Then we will send access to Bonus Videos and a Free Digital Copy of BOTH/AND: Ministering In Between Life’s Extremes
- Pre-Order MORE online, print out your receipt and bring it to The Church LV Resource Center during one of the weekend worship experiences.
- Online Retailer Links to MORE: Amazon.com, Christianbook.com
- Show the receipt to the Resource Center and you will receive The Shake it Off DVD free and Special MORE Postcard (to send to those you have purchased any gift copies for).
Frequently Asked Questions:
- If I pre-order more than one copy will I claim multiple DVD’s and Postcards? YES, you will receive a DVD and Postcard for every book pre-ordered.
- Can I claim the Online Bonuses and The Church LV Bonuses? YES.
- Can I get the The Church LV Bonuses without attending live on a weekend? NO, to get the physical bonuses you need to pick them up at the church. Directions HERE.
- The “MORE Book Online Bonuses” mentions “Bonus Videos” – will their be more videos? YES, we will continue to add exclusive videos for those that take advantage of the pre-order bonuses.
Thank you for your support of the book and helping us spread this message to impact the lives of people!
Expanding God’s Kingdom,
Helping our community is a core value of our church. The Christmas season is full of so many great things like family gatherings, food, shopping for gifts and of course gathering as church to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the centerpiece of our faith. But I feel it is also vital that we remember those in need this season.
Check out this recent video with Pastor Henry Sneed and Amanda Walker talking about The Church LV Christmas Outreach Opportunities.
Let’s be intentional as we enter into the 2012 Christmas Season to invest in our community. Here are some details about what we are doing as a church, opportunities to give, and ways to get involved.
The Church LV Toy and Coat Drive:
Christmas is approaching fast and this year we want to make a bigger impact on our community than ever before! Our goal is that no child at our church or Roundy and Sewell elementary schools go without something to open on Christmas! So we are collecting New Coats, New Toys and Financial donations until December 9th. Action Items: Donate New Coats, Toys, Board Games and/or Money by December 9th. You can give online HERE.
Nominate a Family at The Church LV:
Do you know someone who needs a little extra help this Christmas season? We are hosting a special Christmas store this year, which will provide FREE new toys and gift cards to families in need. Nominate yourself or someone you know Starting December 8th and 9th at church. We will contact all nominees with an invitation to shop. Action Items: Starting December 8th and 9th at church you will be able to nominate individuals or families to shop at the Church LV Christmas Store.
Nevada Homeless Connect :
This year We are giving away 2500 brown bags and giving away coats as well as helping with child care at Nevada Homeless Connect on December 6th. Action Items: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for detail about volunteering.
Sometimes we feel like our contribution is small and insignificant. But a multiplication effect happens when we focus our time, money and energy toward a common goal and the resulting impact becomes very significant!
We are blessed to be a blessing so let’s join together to show God’s amazing love to our community this season!
Expanding God’s Kingdom,