Today’s Culture listens better to Artsits than Preachers.

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A.C.T. Intl is a Ministry to and for artistic & innovative ministries and missionaries doing Christian work around the world.  A.C.T. exist to address three serious problems facing the Church today:

* First, today’s cultures listens better to artists than to preachers.

* Second, there are few places that integrate innovative and artistic ministry people and projects.

* Third, the Church is losing the assets of some of Her most powerful and effective servants.

They are helping the Church embrace artists and the arts for Christ’s work worldwide; and they are the apparent largest ministry in the world focusing on this task.

Artists in Christian Testimony Intl’s ultimate objective is to see people around the world—as they come to Christ—worship God and express their faith in their own language and cultural style, while mobilizing and training church and mission leaders to more effectively worship and communicate the Gospel through music and the arts.

Your generous donation or sponsorship of Driven 11 (503 Status) not only continues our mission but also the mission of hundreds of other musicianaries across the globe spread the message of Christ.

http://actinternational.org/ministry.aspx?min_id=330

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Debut Pro EP release March 2015 – Driven 11

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Official Announcement – The DRIVEN 11 Debut PRO EP will be released in March 2015.   Lots of time in the studio recording and writing all to bring you the best EP possible… we even brought in some big guns.

Mix Mastering by Marcelo Pennell (Toby Mac, Straight No Chaser and even the Back Street Boys)
Drums by Ricky Free (Leann Rimes, Mathew West and more)
Joel Rousseau Guitar ( Lead Guitarist for the Andy Needham Band)
Production and Co Writing from Lift Music (Dove award winning song writing, Audio A production, Unspoken and more)

Yeah….its gonna be that kind of awesome.

This is just a small sampling of the talent and support that is being poured into Driven 11’s Debut EP.  We will begin our release tour in NY and we are taking requests from venues across the eastcoast for the rest of 2015.  If your band, church or venue wants Driven 11 to perform in your city this year, then hit us up before its to late.

Driven11Music@gmail.com

East Coast Extreme Tour 2014 Was a Success – Thanks to You!

Settled in at home after finishing the 4 Month Extreme Tour / Mission Trip 2014.  All I can say is….Wow.  The impact made in our country, our communities and the lives of those around us was wonderful.  Here is a video for all our supporters.  This video is just a Glimpse of the past 4 months.  Enjoy it, share it but most of all the hope is that it will inspire you to touch the lives of those right here in your very own communities.   The realty is every city, town, bar or street we visited was exactly the same.  1000’s of people who despite living in the United States…have never heard the Gospel, have never been truly loved.  The Mission Field is right in front of us, we are simply called to go and love people.

The next adventure is now!

EXTREME TOUR

Woweeee! Driven has finished the The Great Commission Tour in the Northeast. What a time. During the tour we were able to visit many of our friends that have supported the DRIVEN ministry for so many years. We saw old faces and lots of new face. We had a very memorable time and hope you did to. Thank you does not say enough.

So what’s next? Something….Extreme????

We are officially announcing that DRIVEN is on the EXTREME TOUR – East Coast 2014 now until October 2014.   What is the Extreme tour?

The Extreme Tour began as a grassroots project of “The Extreme”; a cultural outreach project started by Ted Bruun in 1994. The purpose of The Extreme Tour is to use Extreme Sports and Music Events, held in communities to reach at-risk and counter culture youth with services and resources that would assist them in making positive, as well as healthy decisions for a successful life. The Extreme Tour events are Extreme Sports and Music Events aimed at a mainstream market, and held in mainstream venues and settings. Over the past 20 years, the Extreme Tour has grown exponentially, moving far beyond the rural Idaho communities now visiting over 100 communities each year in the United States and is reaching out internationally as well.

DRIVEN visited the EXTREME TEAM during the OBJECTIVE in Nashville a few weeks back. What we discovered was a movement. Yes a movement of Godly men and woman music warriors reclaiming each city for Christ.  This is not just a one night concert in a city….oh no.   This is a two day event where we “Invade” the communities in need the night before, love the people there, sharing Gods unending love and then celebrating that the next day with Music and Extreme Sports. Then we connect them with the local bodies of Christ directly to continue their new walk of faith in Christ.   My Gosh its Awesome and we were able to catch a glimpse of this during our 4 days in Nashville.

So what now? Driven is officially Musicianaries for the next 4 months utilizing music, teaching and the sound equipment donated over the years to support the entire east coast tour team.   Will it be hard….yes.   Will we miss our families….oh boy yes.   We will need the support of our fan base to lay down a Road of prayer for safety and support…you betcha. Will it be worth it….no doubt.

Continue to follow us on Facebook as we travel over 8000 miles throughout the Eastern United States spreading the Gospel to those who have not heard it…yes even in the US there is a great need. What a blessing to be used for Gods purpose…….for his Glory not our own.

We will make every effort to keep up pictures and stories of lives changed on Facebook. Keep checking in and don’t miss a thing.

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Calling all fans!

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We wanted to thank all our fans in supporting the release of our EP “The Great Commission”.   For your support we wanted to say thank you and give you a FREE DOWNLOAD of a few songs from the EP.

So we are calling all fans….the first 5 fans to post a review of BREAK AWAY or SHOWERS on Itunes will receive a free down load of that Song. Simply post your review on ITunes and then let us know what you posted in our Blog comment section or on Facebook.

Write your review now at ITunes.

Thanks Driven fans!

 

 

 

Strength is Built From Weakness

We all have been there.  The decision is made to get physically fit.  Be it running, weight lifting or other activity that we are starting.  At first it’s exciting thinking…”I can’t wait for the results” and so your training begins.  You start your first work out and you put everything you have into it.  “whoo…what a work out” you say.  The next day soon follows and boom!  The pain…oh the lactic acid pain, you forgot about the pain.

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Now the physiology of muscle growth is fascinating really.  See there are three ways to activate growth…Tension, Damage or Metabolic Stress.  After a workout, the body REPAIRS, REPLACES and ADDS protein strands from the result of the stress put on the muscle.   This increases the size of the muscle and allows our bodies to go farther and farther each time and with less effort.

What many don’t know is that the rate of muscle growth is greater than the rate of muscle breakdown even though most of us focus on the loss.  More interestingly is that the process of growth does not happen during the work out process…it occurs while you rest.

This is an amazing parallel and example that God has given us in our lives.  See it is the Tension, Damage and Stress we have that will ultimately activate growth in our lives and those around us. Many of us focus so much on the pain involved in the process that we refuse to begin “Working Out” again.  It did not work before right?  We refuse to pursue difficult relationship or dreams because it seems so hard.  We tried it before and all we can remember is the pain and the struggle. We must remember the growth that we have and when there is growth… celebrate what has been gained.

The only way to have God ADD to your life, REPLACE the hurt with something greater and REPAIR the damaged relationships is by being intentional.  We must continue to “work out” even when there is pain. The wonderful part is when we pursue Gods plans, the rate of growth and healing is greater than any loss you may see.  To go even further, there are probably some things in our lives we should lose or let go anyway.  The good news…even when there is pain God promises to give us the power of his rest.

2 Corinthians 12: 10

”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.