We are getting feedback from some of you regarding purchasing tickets to Jesus Culture Awakening this summer. Since we are not handling ticketing directly but going through Ticketmaster, we wanted to give you a few tips based on the feedback we've been receiving:
**Note, I was recently at the AllState Arena to check out the venue, and honestly, there isn't a bad seat in the house! This is an intimate venue that's perfect for the amount of people we're gathering. Excited to see you there!
Dear Jesus Culture friends,
Today our new album, Come Away, debuted but we were unpleasantly surprised that eight of the ten songs are currently available "album only" on iTunes. It was never our intent to have to force our friends to purchase the entire album.
We had a mix up between our former distributor with iTunes and the policy we were following, that songs must be under ten minutes before they became 'album only', and our current distributors policy is that they have to be under seven minutes before they become 'album only'. We thought we had this worked out, but apparently not. We are currently working with our current distributor to see if they can bring the original plan back on line.
Thankfully, they have put all the songs as singles on iTunes which can be downloaded individually if you do a 'search' for Jesus Culture. This procedure is a bit confusing and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Our heart is to serve the body of Christ and make our worship as accessible as possible with the goal of igniting a greater passion in your heart to see Jesus lifted high. Though we love the way the album has turned out, it is not our plan to make people buy the whole album for a particular song. We will let you know as this developments further.
Thanks for your love and support.
As I write this blog I am flying at an altitude of 37,996 ft. My son is sitting next to me eating Ritz and watching Wall-E. I wanted to write and give you all an update on our UK Tour and Berlin, Germany. To be honest, I’m not sure how I am going to be able to completely do that in just a blog. It was a whirlwind of a trip and God did so much. As I think back over the last eighteen days, I’m overwhelmed by all that God did. The lives He touched, the people He healed, the hearts He ignited.
Twenty-four of our team (my family included) took off September 22. Our first stop was Leicester, England, where we did our annual Jesus Culture Conference. Ian and Marge Rossol are the pastors of an absolutely amazing church in Leicester and every year it is a highlight for us to be with them. Right away, from the first worship song on the first night, I could sense God was up to something. I was so impacted by the hunger and passion of a generation in the UK that have set their hearts to pursue God with everything in them. In fact, one of the defining marks of every city we went to on this trip was the incredible passion that people had to lift up the name of Jesus and to press in for revival in their nation. So much hunger and faith. We had
Wow, wow, wow! What a crazy summer it’s already been. Busy but incredible. We’ve been to Dallas, Atlanta, and Redding. As well, I’ve spent ten days in Maui with my family and a few days with Paul Goulet in Las Vegas at his Holy Spirit Conference. I could not be more encouraged by all that God did and is doing. We recorded our latest annual CD/DVD at this last Jesus Culture Redding. It was some of the most amazing times of worship I’ve ever been in. Kim Walker Smith, Chris Quilala, and our band just tore it up. The Presence of God was so strong in the meetings and the hunger and passion of youth and young adults was off the charts. It never gets old seeing them give themselves fully to Jesus in worship.
One of the amazing things that happens through the conferences is not just what occurs in the meetings or on the streets but the testimonies that roll in after the gathering. For months and sometimes years I hear about how what God did in one of the conferences is still bearing fruit in people’s lives. So I thought I would share two quick testimonies from something that happened with a youth group after Jesus Culture Atlanta and one that happened during Jesus Culture Redding. Enjoy!
This was sent to me from a youth pastor in North Carolina:
I wanted to share quickly about our service following Jesus Culture in Atlanta. I have been longing for