Posts Tagged ‘Elevate’

So the last month of Summer flew by and held many things I was not expecting. Many of the unexpected things that came my way were not warmly received by me so it made those days seem to disappear knowing that there was much to be done before the kick-off of a new year at CSU. The process that took place just hit at a bad time for me, but I believe in God’s timing it was perfect because He was trying to teach me something. I have not learned the whole thing yet, but I am waiting to see what all He was trying to teach me! I believe that Satan used the lack of communication among me and my superiors to break down my trust and value, and the Lord used people’s humility to build me back up.

Going in to the Freshman Move-in day I was not sure we were ready for that day to be there, but there was no turning back. At this point Clark was in the Dean of Student position and the Campus Minister was yet to be announced. There were moments when it didn’t seem to matter that there wasn’t anyone in that position and then at other times I was frustrated to be carrying the weight on my shoulders. As of last Thursday, it was officially announced that Jon is the new Campus Minister.

Here is the best part of this… DESPITE US…yes, DESPITE us…God showed up and showed out! We had three nights of Grace Awakening. During that time we had 4 salvations, 20+ rededication’s, and 40+ cards from people. We had the opportunity to baptize over 45 people in the CSU Pool. The first week at Elevate we had about 300 people and they were all pumped about worshiping Jesus and Serving in the name of Jesus Christ. Jon shared a message about how we are the Body of Christ must leave each other and serve each other right at our dinner table before we can go outside to the non-believers. The important part is that we MUST get outside of our walls.

Summer is gone and the Fall semester is here…


I’ve not been bloggin’ lately because I have not been quite sure what to talk about. I have been going, seeing and doing. I have been having lots of fun and many down moments alike. Work was going steady before but it’s almost in super speed now as we race against the clocks to meet deadlines on paper and in our hearts.

So I guess to stay true to the theme of Manic Monday I guess it would be silly for me to not talk about that, huh?

What has been so manic about this Monday?

Well most days (especially Mondays) I walk in and sit down to make a to-do list for the day and some times the week. This is what it looked like today.

Keep in mind I have a meeting this Thursday which is when most of these things have to be done or reported on! YIKES. So in effort to complete these in a timely manner my boss shut my office door and put this note on the door. :)

I worked straight through the normal lunch hour and then realized I was getting hungry because it was 1:30 p.m. Whoops! But good thing is that many of the loose ends are getting tightened and some of the projects are beginning very smoothly.

Want a taste…?

Aside from the projects happening in the office with the inspiration of Pandora Radio or Hulu, I have a mind that is running 85 mph. I am thinking about my Birthday weekend what I am planning to do for that. I think my parents might be coming down for the night to celebrate. I have a meeting this Saturday with the Creative Team from church. Do I really have time to go to Mt. Pleasant Friday morning to support the Summit Praise Band on His Radio? I need to get my workout in. How about when am I hanging out with the girls? Excited because Ashley comes back on Sunday which means I’ve got to get things in order to free up time for the Riverdogs game. Oh and wait what about the summer goals I set like walking the bridge? And will I ever get a date. Man! I need to eat better.  Dang, Bachelorette comes on in just a few minutes and I am still sitting in my office writing this. Ha! Those are just a few of the thoughts running through my head on this Manic Monday.

Today’s top ten list is a spin off from tonight at Elevate when we used play doh to make a design for a prize. So we will stick with Things to make with Playdoh as the subject of the Top Ten List.

10. Food










9.  Cars/Trucks/Bikes

8. Science Project (ie: volcano)

7. A Playdoh movie

6. Animals

5. Family of people

4. Words

3. Jewelry

2. Cross

1. Mr. Potato Head

10. OFfice staff Christmas Party with Sanno’s Japanese food on December 1st.

9. Christmas Elevate with Christmas songs and Hot Chocolate on December 2nd.

8. Becky’s Surprise Bday Party at Mari’s back yard on Dec. 4th.

7. Fonduely Yours with the girls (PT, Nettie and CBL) on Dec. 6th.

6. Dinner with Savvy on Dec. 7th.

5. The Totally Non-Awkward Party at Mari and Ben’s house on Dec. 8th.

4. Dress Rehearsal Party for Mari and Ben on Dec. 9th.

3. Last day of work on December 10th in 2010!

2. Maribeth’s Wedding on December 10th

1. Set sail on the ocean blue on the Carnival Cruise!!!!

Looking to make a difference? Here are some simple ways to start making a difference…

1. Buy some TOMS shoes. Sure they might look weird and might be a little beyond your style, but what is better than having a comfortable pair of shoes knowing a little kid is getting a pair of shoes that will prevent them from possibly dying. How can you do that? Go to and browse through the options! When you go to check out online be sure to entere the promo code: CAMPUSCSU to get $5 off. You can also visit Phillips Shoes (downtown on King St), Charleston Water Sports (Mt. Pleasant) or Half Moon Outfitters (Downtown on King St).

It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

2. We’ve got a Dig for the Cure night happening at the Volleyball Game on October 26th at 7 p.m. versus College of Charleston. The clubs on-campus will be having an ice cream eating contest during halftime. Give your pennies to vote on who you think will win the contest. All change will be given towards the money raised for Breast Cancer Research.

3. On October 19th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in front of the CAF come out and join in the PINK Tie Dye Party. It is $10 to tie dye a shirt that we would like for everyone to wear to the game on October 26th. Those who have on this Tie Dye shirt will get to sit in VIP seating at the game. All $10 will go straight to Breast Cancer Research.

4. Even beyond the month of October there is a local organization that is raising awareness and funds for Breast Cancer research. A friend of mine, Leslie Moore, helped to found Warriors Wear Pink and not they are trying to give, encourage and change the lives of “warriors” in the Lowcountry! The money they make: “10% of all profits from Warriors Wear Pink merchandise and events go directly to local families affected by breast cancer, here in the Low Country. This 10% goes towards our Warriors Wear Pink Foundation to provide childcare, medication, transportation, financial assistance and physical and emotional support for all new warriors.” Check them out at

Support a Club…

5. The Athletic Trainers are selling tshirts for $10. They are REAL fresh. They come in hot pink, neon yellow, lime green and grey. The best part — on the back it says FEAR THE BUCCANEER!  They are raising money to go to a convention for Athletic Training!

6. Buy an Elevate tshirt for $10 and you choose one of the 12 ministry/service partnerships that $4 will go to. Find out more about these 12 ministries by stopping by the Campus Ministries  office in the Brewer Center OR at the GO CENTER following Elevate on Thursdays at 8 p.m. in the CAF.

You choose…

7. The IMB is working on getting the names of unreached people groups out to people around the world. They are asking people to journal through the process of impacting one of these people groups. They 6 steps are: find out who they are, find out where they are, pray for them, give for them, go to them, share His hope with them. If you choose to take this challenge you can simply go to

8. Want to give to someone like you’ve been given? I don’t mean tangible gifts or activities. I am talking about teaching someone character, morals, standards and methods to develop those. Become a mentor! Take someone younger than you under your wings and help them along the way. For more information click here.

Feel good about yourself…

9. Go through your closet and dresser drawers to find clothes that you no longer choose to wear, put them in a bag/box and take them to the Goodwill Drop-off.

10. Make a list of ten Random Acts of Kindness and take the challenge to complete them before Thanksgiving!



So summer has been slack for blogging – surprise surprise!

What better to do for Top Ten Thursday than to talk about the Top Ten Exciting things about to happen at CSU!

10. FallFest at the  Fieldhouse lawn with music, food, and fun times!

9. Softball on the Diamond starting in February 2011.

8. A new chapel experience!

7. Great ways to get involved with community service through the Go Center (elevate) and Catalyst!

6. New freshman class (of 2014)

5. Elevate Series (What’s Love Gotta Do With It?, Love Stories, Compelling Love, BIG LOVE)

4. Women’s Soccer games (kick-off on August 23)

3. Love Awakening Festival on August 22-24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel

2. Volleyball Games (kick-off on August 31)

1. Another year as a Buccaneer!

See you guys in a little over a week!