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An exciting announcement came out of Miami, FL this past weekend as Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church in Grapevine Texas appeared via satellite to his current six campuses locations- four in Texas, one in Miami, and an online campus, FellowshipLive.com, to tell his parishioners that “the future is so bright at Fellowship Church you have to wear shades.” Then Ed Young continued- Fellowship Church is adding another campus location in Miami, named Midtown Miami.
Fellowship Church, lead by Pastor Ed Young of Grapevine Texas is excited to announce that they are providing Elevate to Eve Senyonga from Christian Life Ministries tools and curriculum to support children’s character training in a Ugandan orphanage this summer. As the country’s economy slows and HIV rates rise, the need for future leaders is great. According to UNICEF statistics, the percentage of children who attend primary school drops from an average of 82% of the population to 17% attendance in secondary school. Christian Life Ministries wants to change that statistic.
In their latest book “Sexperiment,” Ed Young and Lisa Young tackle a subject that is thought a lot about, but that we don’t often think deeply enough about—sex. Specifically, this book looks at the power and purpose of sex within the context of marriage. Through this book, readers discover the blessing and design of sex done God’s way. Because when sex is thought about the right way, couples can discover how to do it the right.
The latest in the gay marriage movement is focused on Chick-Fil-A CEO Truett Cathy’s defense of traditional marriage and the mayor of Chicago’s attempted ban of the popular restaurant in his city. Upon hearing the news of this story, Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church applauded Cathy’s strong stance. The best-selling author of Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy pointed to Mr. Cathy’s statement as something that needs to be heard in today’s relativistic world.
Pastor Ed Young appeared on Fox News this past Sunday morning to offer words of condolence and purpose as he spoke with a host about the tragic mass shooting at a Colorado movie theatre last Friday. Ed Young opened the interview with the below response when asked how we [human population] can make sense of this tragedy:
“We live in a fallen world; bad things happen to good people and innocent people-pain is hard to grapple with,” explains Ed Young.
The next generation is talked about as one of the most important aspects of our society. It’s this generation who is seen as responsible for the cleanliness and healthiness of our planet, to find a cure for devastating diseases, and to build and enhance our future. It is this group that is the focus of Ed Young and Fellowship Church, who believe that to enlighten and invest in this generation, can change everything.
One major piece of Fellowship Church that plays a part in changing the lives of students and children is Allaso Ranch. The state-of-the art facility is not only a place of rest and relaxation, it is also a place that equips students with purpose and momentum.
Elevate children’s curriculum was used at an orphanage in Haiti in April, 2012 — the first time the creative program has been translated into French. C3 Global, a relational network of pastors lead by Pastor Ed Young, approached Elevate after its trip to support several orphanages damaged during the Haiti earthquake in 2010. C3 Global set an objective to not just feed stomachs, but to feed souls and change lives long-term through teaching leadership skills to several orphanages it supports in Haiti. The need for a children’s curriculum in the native French language opened the door to Elevate offering this translation.
As part of supporting the students in the communities surrounding its five locations, Fellowship Church is launching a “back to school” missions endeavor where they will be accepting backpacks and school supplies through the month of July. Through giving of resources or time, there are plenty of opportunities to reach into local areas and help children have a successful back to school experience. Ed Young hopes this event will serve as a catalyst to many families as the first step to becoming part of the plan that God has for their lives.
Newly launched, EdYoung.com features a layout that highlights past messages and series, and also makes it easier to connect with the Dallas located pastor. The new homepage is bright and engaging, with an attention grabbing picture of Ed Young. Added at the top of the homepage are new social media plug-ins, which make it simple to keep up to date with Ed Young through several social media avenues that he’s very active on.
This weekend, Fellowship Creative is taking over Fellowship Church. All campuses are uniting at the Grapevine location for a night of connecting, community, and a little friendly competition. The goal of this night and Fellowship Creative as a whole is for anyone passionate about using their gifts and talents to communicate Christ’s love and plan for the world to get involved.
Elevate, Fellowship Church’s children’s leadership curriculum, is excited to announce that they are providing Eve Senyonga from Christian Life Ministries tools and curriculum to support children’s character training in a Ugandan orphanage this summer. As the country’s economy slows and HIV rates rise, the need for future leaders is great. According to UNICEF statistics, the percentage of children who attend primary school drops from an average of 82% of the population to 17% attendance in secondary school. Christian Life Ministries wants to change that.
Ed Young’s Fellowship Church is hosting a giant 4th of July event this Independence Day weekend. As part of this outdoor, family-friendly event, Ed Young will be interviewing Chris Kyle, decorated military hero and author of The New York Times Best Selling Book American Sniper.
Pastor Young says, “As a nation, we enjoy some of the most amazing freedoms and opportunities. Those opportunities and that freedom have been paid for by so many men and women. This weekend, we’re welcoming one of the greatest American military heroes to share his experience. And we’re going to see from a unique perspective what that freedom means and the responsibilities we have as a result.”
Ed Young and Fellowship Church are known for big events, and this 4th of July is no exception. As part of this Independence Day weekend event, called Freedom Experience, Ed Young will be interviewing Chief Chris Kyle, decorated military hero and author of the New York Times Best Seller American Sniper.
With a documented 160 kills, Chief Chris Kyle is the deadliest sniper in American history. Chief Kyle, a Navy SEAL and the recipient of five Bronze Stars and two Silver Stars, served four combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and elsewhere. While serving in Iraq, he earned the nickname “Al-Shaitan Ramad” (translated The Devil of Ramadi) from insurgents, but among his Navy SEAL team, he is known as “The Legend.”
Ed Young and Fellowship Church are lighting up the Grapevine, TX sky this 4th of July weekend. The church is known for going all out on holidays, and Independence Day is no exception. As an added bonus to the fireworks show and outdoor family event, Ed Young will be interviewing Chris Kyle, decorated military hero and author of the new book American Sniper.
Fellowship Church has launched its summer children’s evening event called Adventure Week. The theme for this year’s Adventure Week is Adventure Islands. Kids visit an island every evening as they follow the story of several main characters. The objective is to help kids learn age appropriate leadership lessons such as integrity, honesty, and being a good friend. All lessons turn back to the main objective of Fellowship Church’s children’s ministry, which is to turn good kids into great leaders.
Known as a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred communicator, Pastor Ed Young isn’t afraid to take on the most controversial topics. His newest series is no exception.
This weekend, the pastor is beginning a series entitled “Cool Aid,” where he will address topics such as gay marriage, vulgarity in today’s world, and bullying.
This weekend Pastor Ed Young and Fellowship Church will host a dog friendly event as part of Young’s newest teaching series “Wild.” Pet owners are encouraged to bring their canine companions to church for pet-friendly activities, ranging from grooming and training exercises to games for the congregation’s children. A main focus of the event will be pet adoptions. Organizations and agencies will be on location at all five of Fellowship Church’s campuses for attendees to have an opportunity to take home a new family member.
For some pastors, it is a constant struggle to create sermon illustrations that will keep members involved and engaged. For Dallas pastor Ed Young, creative and compelling illustrations are a big part of his church ministry. Attendees at his Fellowship Church, in the Grapevine area, recently witnessed this first-hand when Ed Young introduced his new sermon series, simple called “Wild,” by bringing live animals with him on stage—among them a lamb and a lion. According to Ed Young and the officials at his church, these animals served as sermon illustrations that were at once evocative and honorable.
At Fellowship Church, we honor and worship God as the ultimate creator. We believe that all of creation, including each one of us, was designed and created to reflect different aspects of God's character. That's what we're celebrating in this series.
We were very excited about the thousands who joined us this past weekend and believe fully in the message they heard about God's plan and purpose for their lives through Jesus Christ.
As a member of the Dallas and Tarrant County Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), Grapevine-based Fellowship Church is on high-alert and prepared to send an army of volunteers, supplies and aid to the victims of the recent tornadoes in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas.
With a history of working closely with aid organizations such as Red Cross and World First Ministries, Fellowship Church’s seasoned and expert “rapid response team” is ready at a moment’s notice to move in to help.
Fellowship Church announces that Pastor Ed Young will now be contributing monthly to the Christian News website, The Christian Post. A New York Times best selling author, Ed Young has written 14 books, and will now be reaching a different audience, online.
Ed Young, Senior Pastor of Fellowship Church in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, will be welcoming thousands of leaders from around the world to the international C3 Conference on February 15-17, 2012.
C3 is an experience that combines inspirational messages, incredible worship, and insightful teachings that will amp up your creativity and passion. The purpose of C3 is to equip and train church leaders everywhere with the necessary tools for ministry. Unlike many conferences, C3 answers the tough questions—questions that will lead to growth and advancement in our communities.
Ed and Lisa Young, both pastors and authors, new book Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse has caught the eye of media attention since before its release on January 10, 2012, is now a New York Times best seller. Ed Young has authored 14 books including Sexperiment, two of which are co-authored by Lisa Young.
Historically, marriage has been viewed as an institution that ultimately provides happiness, at least when compared to singleness. A new study from the Journal of Marriage, picked up by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, calls this into question.
Historically, sex and the Christian faith have been unlikely bedfellows, with many more conservative congregations choosing to largely avoid the subject. One member of the clergy is trying to change that. According to a recent CNN editorial by Fr. Albert Cutie, the notion of sexuality as a taboo topic is one that more and more religious people are rejecting, including many pastors and priests.
American culture often tends to associate sexuality with all that is young and glamorous, but recent studies have suggested this might be unfair. According to a brand new CNN report, the desire for sexual satisfaction is not curbed as a woman ages, and in many cases can become even more acute. CNN’s medical team speculates that, for mature women as well as for mature couples, sexual pleasure could be crucial for happiness and good health.
Sleeping in is one thing. Staying in bed for 24 hours is another. But spending 24 hours in bed, on the roof of your church is another thing altogether. But that’s exactly what Ed and Lisa Young, pastors of Fellowship Church, are doing.
Pastor Ed Young and his wife Lisa Young of Fellowship Church have crafted a book aimed to help couples empower and improve their marriages. This new book Sexperimentis the result of a “Seven Day Sex Challenge” Ed and Lisa Young originally issued to their church congregation.
Fellowship Creative, a part of Fellowship Church, has announced the release of their newest album, “Capturing Christmas”, available on iTunes November 26. The album with also be released the same day at The Source bookstore, with locations at all five of Fellowship Church’s campus locations.
Author and Pastor Ed Young and his wife Lisa Young have crafted a book aimed to help couples empower and improve their marriages. This new book Sexperiment is the result of a “Seven Day Sex Challenge” Ed and Lisa Young originally issued to their church congregation at Fellowship Church. The message caught the attention of the national media and quickly made the rounds of headlines and talk shows.
Fellowship Church’s Pastor Ed Young is featured in a D Magazine Frontburner blog article about special guest Rev Run and what to expect from upcoming new church series Run to the House. The series kicks of the weekend of October 15, and is expected to have a family-focused theme. The article, written by Christine Perez, outlines what the draw to Rev Run is and the excitement about having him at Fellowship Church.
Fellowship Church has announced that Rev Run, will appear live at the church’s Miami campus as part of a teaching series called Run to the House. Rev Run is best known as being a founding member of hip hop group Run DMC, and reality TV star of MTV’s “Run’s House.” Rev has helped break down walls and build bridges between races and cultures through music and fashion.
Sex between a husband and wife. It’s rarely discussed in length within the bedroom. It’s not your typical topic of office conversation. When it’s discussed in the boardroom and the locker room, it’s done so flippantly or even irreverently. And it’s certainly not on the regular rotation of most Sunday morning sermons.
This September, 18 ladies, led by Lisa Young, embarked on the journey of a lifetime. The team gathered at Fellowship Church’s Miami campus in preparation to visit 6 of the 24 orphanages currently sponsored in Haiti by C3 Global.
There has been little controversy about how awesome and useful the iPhone is, so Fellowship Church has once again increased its cultural relevance and ability to stay connected with the launch of their app. The app features several exciting and innovative features, including relatable content for every user, whether they have never heard of Fellowship Church or have attended for years.
C3 Global was created under the leadership of Pastor Ed Young in February 2010 as a partnership of churches and leaders around the world dedicated to reaching beyond their own potential and intent on striving towards God’s dreams.
Fellowship Church’s annual Men’s Conference is taking manliness to the next level. The conference will take place September 30 and October 1. This year’s conference is all about “Man Stuff,” and is designed to unpack the powerful message God has specifically for men.
Elevate, a ministry of Fellowship Church, proudly announces its new digital adventure, Power Up: Controlling Your Character, the latest series in their church and home curriculum. Based in an interactive gaming world, this series captures children’s imagination through green screen technology.
This weekend, Ed Young welcomes Bethany live to Fellowship Church. And during each weekend service, she will share her story with the congregation. Open to the public, this is the perfect opportunity to hear one of the most inspiring modern day stories of overcoming adversity.
Fellowship Church Creative Team’s latest album, The Everlasting, was released last month to widely popular reviews. Now Fellowship Church is taking the popular songs to television. The creative team will be featured on Daystar along with Pastor Judah Smith. The program will air on Monday, August 8, at 11:00am and 8:00pm CST.
Fellowship Church’s downtown Dallas campus is hosting an event, A Night of Hope for Haiti, Friday, August 5. All proceeds from the $5.00 cover charge will go towards benefiting the 25 orphanages in Haiti that Fellowship Church sponsors through their organization Hope4Haiti. Daily nutrition, bottled water, and education are just a few things donations will go towards funding.
Fellowship Church is known for kicking off the fall season with series that take people places they have never been. This fall is no different, as Ed Young literally takes the church into deep, shark-infested water.
As part of Fellowship Church’s Love Your Neighbor missions effort, starting Sunday, July 10, school supplies can be donated at any of Fellowship Church’s five locations. The Downtown Dallas and Grapevine locations are also collecting backpacks in addition to school supplies. There are three major ways anyone can get involved in the ”Back to School” drive: Donate, Adopt, and Serve.
In celebration of the release of Fellowship Creative’s first full-length original worship album, The Everlasting, Fellowship Church’s downtown Dallas campus will host a release event on July 17. The party will start off with a live DJ, food, and drinks, followed by a live performance from Fellowship Creative, who wrote and produced the album.
Fellowship Church premier’s new 4-week series At the Movies: As Seen on TV, launches July 9 and 10 at all five of its campus locations. The series is a yearly event, widely popular among church members and attendees. Traditionally, the series has featured movies, but this year Ed Young is adding a spin by highlighting some of the most popular TV sitcoms and dramas.
Fellowship Church is adding to the community’s Independence Day weekend festivities by hosting a celebration for all. The entertaining evening will conclude with a fireworks show over Fellowship’s lake. The weekend celebration will continue the next day during worship experiences at all five of Fellowship Church’s campus locations with more music and an inspirational message.
Fellowship Creative is releasing its first full length album, The Everlasting. The album is the third release by the ministry, following Closer to the Start, and sophomore album Sons and Daughters. The album features popular songs such as Magnify, Light It Up, and the title track The Everlasting.
Dr. Robi Sonderegger, renowned Clinical Psychologist, joins Fellowship Church for two weeks, using His unorthodox teaching ideas to highlight relevant issues impacting today’s “Modern Family.”
Church goers get into the 2011 NBA finals as competition heats up between Fellowship Church’s Dallas and Miami campuses. Team pride pairs with biblical analogies as the church takes the series Down an untraditional Route.
Children get a summer experience like no other at Fellowship Church’s “Adventure Week”! This nightly summer reaches and teaches all children how to lead and Succeed in life through crafts, games, and bigger than life live performances.
This unique women’s ministry plans to continue meeting each month and provide women everywhere the opportunity to build relationships, experience community and discover the best God has for them.