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Leading and Loving Others at 12-Years-Old

“I’ve learned a lot about God and how He loves us through other people.” At the beginning of June, things changed for 12-year-old Embry as she walked into Elevate for the first time. A week later, she joined over 180 other students at our Middle School Camp. She knew that God was going to move in her life, but she didn’t know how significantly He would change her and her family.  “After promotion weekend, I went to Elevate for the…

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Finding Home

Walking into a new place for the first time can be nerve-wracking. For six-year-old Noah, having just moved to Texas with his family, it took a lot of courage to walk into our Milestone Kids area a few weeks ago. Kristen and Jeremy, Noah’s parents, came to Milestone hoping to find a place their entire family would be comfortable calling home. Just weeks after trying out Milestone for the first time, Noah’s take on kids’ church anchored them here. Today,…

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Brittney’s New Ride

Getting kids to and from school can be difficult, even when both parents are involved. For a single parent, with all the family responsibilities on their shoulders, taking the kids to school is just another added challenge. So Brittney Horn and the other single moms in her neighborhood came up with a carpooling plan to help each other out. As they divided up the responsibilities, the plan was working well. But some new challenges were about to make things even…

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How Spiritual Family Changes Everything

Have you ever been surrounded by people, and felt completely and totally alone? Maybe you have more friends on social media than you can count, but you aren’t sure who to turn to when you going through something difficult. Maybe you have a long list of acquaintances and no authentic friendships. Maybe you feel like no one knows the real you. Experts call this concept “crowded loneliness” and we’ve all experienced this at one time or another. We’ve all felt…

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An Amazing Change at Adams Middle School

There’s something big happening at Leo Adams Middle School. What started with a few Elevate students influencing others in their school, has exploded into an incredible group of students who have become a family. It isn’t hype. These are real changed lives, as students are coming to Elevate, inviting friends, and leading each other to Christ. Salofi Aumoeualogo was an 8th grade student this year who made a huge impact at Adams Middle School. Check out a snapshot of what…

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Serving Veterans: A Serve Day Home Makeover Project

Memorial Day is a time to honor those who gave everything for our freedom. As we remember those who have paid the ultimate price this weekend, we also take a moment to honor those veterans who have given so much to serve our country.  A few weeks ago, more than 2,300 volunteers in red shirts headed out into our community to serve in over 100  projects for Milestone’s annual Serve Day. One of our teams had the opportunity to work…

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Creating a Vision for Our Family

Most experts agree that the number one struggle for any relationship is in the area of communication. Sometimes just being honest, vulnerable, and willing to talk through difficult things is challenging. Healthy communication is hard work, but it’s vital to any relationship. The good news is, there’s hope in this area. Through joining a Freedom group, Marshal and Candyce experienced a transformation in their marriage and family. Today, they share their story of what brought them to the end of…

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