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Where did DRIVEN11 go?

It has been quite the ride the past 3 months.  First and foremost please know that there is a big thank you to everyone that has prayed over the ministry and my family during this time.  Also for all of you that have and still are supporting DRIVEN11 financially with gas cards, donations or booking engagements in your area again … THANK YOU! Truly the ministry could not continue without your Faith in Action.  There has been so much change in our lives and the future of DRIVEN11.   I understand there are lots of questions and confusion the past 3 months.  I hope to answer most of your questions in this latest update.

THE MOVE(s):
As many of you already know in 2014 a move was made to Nashville, TN from Upstate NY.  This experience was intended to mold and shape the DRIVEN11 vision of inspiring faith in action.  A tremendous amount of people from GMA, associate artists, mentors, producers, pastors and more have worked diligently to pour into DRIVEN11.   I am very thankful for everyone’s support during this season.  As we all know though, seasons change.  After much consideration the decision was made to bring DRIVEN11 back to the north east.   This is for many reasons including the realty that the north east is the #1 post Christian location in the country.  What better place to inspire faith in action.   As of June 6th 2016 DRIVEN11 is now back in Upstate NY, charged up a ready to hit the deck running.

THE FUTURE: 2017 AND BEYOND:
Exploding with anticipation!  We have everything from new music, more concert engagements, and another addition to the matters series “Training Matters”.  Then there is the launch of the Faith in Action Concert Series August 27th, 2016 at Delmar YMCA in NY.  This is just the start.  Really wish I could share everything with you but here is a sampling.

DRIVEN11 Left Field Dominick Cox EP Pre-Release announcement (3)MUSIC:
you asked, DRIVEN11 answered.  New music is on its way.   This was only made possible through the generosity and financial support of its fans.  The new EP Left Field is set to release the end of 2016 and will include all new songs to tickle your ears and stir the soul.  Pre-orders will begin soon so stay tuned.

 

 

FAITH IN ACTION CONCERT SERIES:
This is not just a “concert”.  Each engagement is designed to give new and stagnate believers the encouragement, practical tools and simple opportunities to put their faith in action locally and globally.  First we are bringing in guest speakers such as Pastor Tim Cox Jr. author of the Blueprint Book series to provide practical biblical tools for building your faith and to teach on Gods design for your life.  Then there is an introduction to the free 30 day Faith in Action Challenge which is designed to jump start your prayer life in a simple easy to digest way.  Also you will receive reduced tickets when you bring a donation (food or clothing) for a local faith based charity.   You will also be introduced to opportunities that greatly impact world missions through a small act of faith through Food for the Hungry.  All of this is wrapped around an awesome night of celebration through music, storytelling and worship.    We are really excited about the series and looking forward to its growth and impact locally and throughout the nations.

 

Thank you again for supporting the DRIVEN11 ministry through prayer, physical contributions and encouragement.

The journey continues

James 1:19-27 Speaks of hearing and then doing,  putting our faith in action and that pure religion is to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction.

Its rare that anyone gets the chance to visit those is such great need in another country. Through Food For the Hungry I was able to see the good work this ministry is doing not just in Nicaragua but through out the world.  DRIVEN11 fully supports the good work they are doing.  See my most recent trip to Nicaragua below and consider putting your faith in action by sponsoring a child today by emailing Driven11Music@gmail.com with the subject “I want to sponsor a child”.   Thank you for putting your faith in action.

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James 1:19-27

Hearing and Doing

19Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. 21Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

26If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. 27Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

 

The Vision

DRIVEN11 is adding more performance dates as well as several more Perception Matters engagements to the 2016 calendar. They will be posted very soon.
 
The vision of DRIVEN11 is simple. Inspire Faith in Action.
 
When we are good stewards of a little, God opens the doors to even greater ways to be active in our faith. The cool part? Through this mission DRIVEN11 has worked with all kinds of believers and powerful missions each year. Watching people grow and make a commitment to the great commission, to be the church outside of the building and be what God intended us to be is really something wonderful to partake in. This is done by providing practical opportunities to put our faith in action both in our personal life and through world missions.
 
Sure DRIVEN11 has fun creating and performing music, but this is simply a medium to engage. Music is one of, if not the most powerful and universal ways of connecting with people from all walks of life. That is why music remains one of the primary mechanism of the DRIVEN11s mission and its is vital to the success of the vision.
 
Psalm 40:3
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear and will trust in the LORD.
 

LIGHT OF THE FUTURE EP - DRIVEN11 - DOMINICK COXDRIVEN11 Dominick Cox The Great CommissionWhats next? Work has begun on the next EP and I’m straight up excited about it. Pre-Release orders will begin in the next month to help fund a small portion of this project so keep an eye out for that. Of course your assistance is still needed to carry the majority of the production fees as well as continuing our local and world impact projects. If you believe in the mission of DRIVEN11 then demonstrate your support today.

Learn more about all the missions of DRIVEN11 by visiting https://driven11.com/donate/
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Its time for DRIVEN11 to move on in 2016

2016-01-08 15.42.58DRIVEN11 received an overwhelming response to the question, “Should DRIVEN11 create another CD”?   Well its been decided.  To continue the mission of Inspiring Faith in Action and give our fans what they have requested; solo artist Dominick Cox of DRIVEN11 will begin recording his 3rd CD starting as soon as the spring of 2016.  

FHThank you for believing in the ministry. Through the guidance of our Lord Jesus Christ, the DRIVEN11 ministry is watching more and more communities thriving and drawing close to God through a partnership with Food For the Hungry.  This includes a special mission Trip in January to visit many of the Children  and Families sponsored during DRIVEN11 concerts and worship services.  Our fans have amazing hearts!  Also through mentor ship and consulting programs offered by DRIVEN11 the ministry is witnessing stagnate and new believers nation wide put there Faith in Action in practical ways every day.   
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The release of the LIGHT OF THE FUTURE EP in 2015 was a great success.  The popular release was only possible through the prayers and financial generosity of the amazing fans, radio stations, churches, organizations and friends in 2015.  Similarly as before this project will be pursued by Faith knowing that the creator of the Universe will provide the lyrical content and financial resources required to take on such a project.   The Goal of this project is to reach $18,000 in resources to cover the cost of Studio Time, Mix Mastering, CD  Production, Travel, Licensing, Studio Performers, CD Design and more.  When creating music or content intended to edify the one who created us we want to ensure we give it our best.

Make your contribute to this project today while supporting many of the mission of DRIVEN11 by clicking the link below.  All contributions are tax deductible and all online donors between now and the release of the project will receive a copy of the LIGHT OF THE FUTURE EP, NEWEST EP and a copy of PERCEPTION MATTERS authored by Dominick Cox upon the release of the Newest EP as way of saying thank you for all that you do.

Thank you for Inspiring Faith in Action through the DRIVEN11 ministry in 2016!

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30 Day Faith in Action Challenge

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Day 7 of 30         Matthew 28:16-20

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Today is about taking your first step towards the great commission.  Sure Prayer and loving on people is great and needed.  If we stop there however, the kingdom of God does not grow.   So for today start thinking about someone whom you could be a mentor to.  However don’t go down that road saying I’m not ready or I’m not smart enough to mentor someone.   It’s not about you!  It’s not about your strengths.  Moses believed he could not be a messenger for God but sure enough through his obedience to simply GO a nation was saved.   It’s all about his strength through your weakness.

Who do you pick?  It could be a new person at church.   Maybe a new friend who has lots of questions about your faith or possibly it is a brother or sister.   Whomever you choose though, for the love of everything do not tell that person just pray for them at this point.  Pray for the courage and wisdom to mentor them in the coming weeks.

That’s today’s challenge, keep up the good work and feel free to leave your comments below.

Nicaragua Bound!

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Nicaragua Bound!

This would not be possible without all the DRIVEN11 family supporting the ministry mission to Inspire Faith in Action throughout the world. This includes a partnership through Food for the Hungry® (FH) Child and Community sponsorship program. FH has enjoyed decades of proven success in spreading the Gospel as well as fostering the overall wellbeing of communities worldwide.  Artists in Christian Testimony International (A.C.T.) also contributes a vital role in its back end support of the DRIVEN11 mission.

Your prays, children sponsorships, direct financial support to DRIVEN11 and referrals to faith based organizations everywhere are appreciated and greatly needed to continue the DRIVEN11 missions here in the United States and Overseas. It is simply not possible to make this happen unless we have everyone’s contributing talents and gifts.

So here we go! January 2016 I will travel to Nicaragua along with a hand full of Food for the Hungry® artists and staff. The mission is to meet and continue to share the Gospel with many of the children you have sponsored over the years. Not only has your sponsorship provided much needed medical attention, food and school for these communities. You also continue to deliver the message of hope in Christ. This is the most important piece that is gifted by you.

This is an opportunity I never fully thought would happen and it is both and honor and blessing to travel to this area. I will be representing our faithful child sponsors here in the United States. To act as an ambassador for Christ to those who may have never experienced the life saving grace of the Gospel. I don’t take lightly. I thank everyone for this chance and hope to continue these missions for years as well as training up the next generation of ambassadors for Christ.

To continue this and other missions spearheaded by DRIVEN11 I will need your help and here is how.

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Every location I visit for DRIVEN11 performances, Concerts, Speaking Engagements, Leading Worship, Youth Rallies or other unique interaction is another opportunity to spread the Gospel, spread the word about Child Sponsorship or simply be an encouragement to those struggling with their faith.   If you know an organization or person that will benefit from any of these opportunities than please passionately consider referring DRIVEN11/Dominick Cox as a guest in your area. All proceeds go to increase the Gospel by allowing DRIVEN11 to continue its mission to Inspire Faith in Action through its ministries.

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Every Child Sponsored is another community and life that is changed for eternity. With each letter you write you are truly spreading hope and love to those who may have never had it. $35 a month is less than a cup of coffee a day and will change lives.

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Consider supporting DRIVEN11 regularly with weekly, monthly or yearly donations. All proceeds go to increase the Gospel by allowing DRIVEN11 to continue its mission to Inspire Faith in Action through its ministries.   The DRIVEN11 primary ministries include Child Sponsorship, Faith Revitalization, Worship, Evangelism and Encouragement through the Gospel to those in destructive or stagnate life styles. Secondary ministries include Low Cost/Free Christian Business consulting for struggling or growing churches/businesses and Leadership/Discipleship Training for the next generation of Artists and Leaders.

Thank you again for all your provision. I look forward to an amazing 2016 which is only possible through the prayers and support from families like yours.

What is it like to be a Veteran?

United-States-Navy As we celebrate Veterans Day many people will ask, hey you were in the military…how was that? It’s an interesting question to answer because it is something that is more of a journey than a one sentence answer. There are different assignments and responsibilities all of which can vary greatly. From being a nurse here in the US, a clerk in Japan or a ground soldier putting your life on the line daily. Each role is equally important and vital to the continued success of the military engine that preserves our freedoms. So to answer this question I thought I would take you ever so briefly through my Navy Journey and what I learned. It starts with the oath.

I, (YOUR NAME HERE) do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

With that you are sent off to boot camp.

Bootcamp

I enjoyed boot camp during the fall and winter months. Many thought it crazy missing my first Thanksgiving and Christmas away from home in boot camp. With all seriousness I did not mind. My journey was beginning and the rest did not matter.   Come to find out attending boot camp during this time gave me the opportunity to take a special position with the Presidential Honor Guard in Washington DC. I jumped at this chance and soon after I finished boot camp I was shipped off directly to drill in Washington DC. To be a part of the finest honor guard team in the world was an experience of my Navy Journey I will never forget. Our job consisted of performing daily funeral ceremonies at Arlington Cemetery for those who have given their lives before us to protect the Constitution of the United States. Other duties included conducting ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, the Pentagon, White House and anywhere called to honor service members in the finest manner.

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Again due to the timing of my enrollment in the military and acquired rank in the Presidential Guard I was granted another once in a life time position.   To be a part of the Joint Military Public Affairs team under the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. I was now rubbing shoulders with the highest ranking and most influential men and woman in the United States as well as escorting heads of state from foreign countries. Looking back I realize how fortunate I was to be 19 years old holding a position like that. However at the time it was business as usually for me.   The greatest honor I received during this time was meeting my wife Julie who still captivates me to this day.

pensacolaAfter my tour at the Pentagon ended I was then sent to Pensacola Florida for my training as a Cryptologic Technician Technical and Electronic Warfare Specialist. The school was very interesting to me and I was excited to learn all I could. During this time I also joined the Local Navy Band (not Thee Navy Band) to help pass some time and let’s be honest…if you were in the band you did not have to stand watches at the gate at 2AM in the morning.

CG47 TiconderogaOnce School was Complete I was stationed on the USS Ticonderoga CG47 to perform Anit- Drug Operations in South America.   My duties included Electronic Surveillance, Damage Control Officer, Work Center Supervisor and for a time dishwasher. Hey everybody gets a turn.   My poor Julie though. After being married only 1 week I shipped out for several deployments that kept us apart for about 18 of 24 months give or take.   While I did miss her I did journey all over South America from Chili, Argentina, Columbia, Cozumel, Peru and the Panama Canal just to name a few. I also become a Shell Back during a deployment which looking back at the ceremony was kind of gross getting that olive out. I skied in Ushuaia Argentina and Santiago Chili. I visited the Galapagos Islands, Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil, Ecuador, Barbados and so many other port cities that it has become somewhat of a blurr. These trips allowed me to really appreciate Gods creation as we visited so many rich cultures and landscapes.

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During our deployments we performed Anti – Drug Operations, Weapons On-loads and Off Loads, Joint Country Mission Training, protected our air space during times of Crises and performed drills. Oh the hundreds of drills!   As far as missions, on one deployment in particular we captured over a Ton of Cocaine from entering the United States which sadly only puts a dent in the hundreds of tons that enter each year.

While visiting different cities I saw children living in shacks and/or missing limbs begging for anything you would give them. We would carry extra change with us to every city we visited cause we knew there would always be bunches of children or people begging for help. You clearly can see there was a need so we did what we could. On occasion we would share a meal with one or two if we could afford it. I was aware that many of the children were what you would call professional beggars in those countries, but not what you think of here in the United States. Many orphan children were forced to beg and if they returned empty handed many times they were punished, turned into sex slave or limps were removed or eyes gouged out so they could receive greater sympathy.

coming homeIt was during these times that I would think about home and the true reason I was in the military and what we are really defending. When I would finally return home I truly appreciated all that we enjoy here in the States and when I saw Julie at the end of the pier I would embrace her with arms tight knowing what and who we were doing this for.

I look back at these things and remember how wonderful it is to live in the United States.   This is a place where most of us are afforded the opportunity to succeed in life. Not just vocational but also to worship and serve a God without fear of retribution. That is why all other countries have people flocking here. I understand more now than ever that defending our moral code in the United States is what keeps us strong. That our constitution was put in place to protect the moral code our fore fathers believed in, all based on biblical truths. That we are here to uphold those codes through our active service in our military, schools, communities and churches. I understand that when our fore fathers created the first Amendment, it was vital in maintaining this moral code and our countries future.

FIRST AMENDMENT READS: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. –

Some call this Separation of Church and State which is the wording used by our Supreme Court several years ago and it is very true. When Government controls religion and our freedom of speech as is done is many other countries, it will destroy our moral code. When Government dictates right and wrong rather than a heavenly perfect God, it is then nations begin to crumble. We curse our children to a life of servitude and a warped future. When a government creates laws to honor or restrict religion in any form it begins to corrupt or restricts our ability to let God move.

Something as simple as defining what marriage is and giving benefits of such a union is one example of respecting one established religion while restricting another belief system. Had our government left this God given union to our churches we would not have the discrimination and forced agendas of various groups on both sides today. Instead Gods Word would be the definition. This is one example on how a nation begins to infight among its people. Over time truth becomes foggy and warped cause it is now being defined by man who is broken instead of God the perfect creator. Government was never intended to be the creator of Moral Code and the constitution was created to avoid this downward spiral.   This is what we as veterans were protecting and the reason it is the first Amendment.

When we honor our first amendment rights and allow the word of God to rule our Moral code instead of Government, God and his word will be allowed to flourish. Love and peace will have a great presence. Our children will have a future greater than we can imagine. Our Constitution protects us from those who wish to change Gods moral code (Foreign) including ourselves (Domestic). For the desires of man’s heart are wicked and will always corrupt. It protects us from defining our own moral code.  This opens the door to a loving God who desires nothing but good things for his children.

What is it like to be a veteran you ask? It’s a journey that reveals the truth of God’s love and desire for his people. That is worth protecting, so help me God.