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New Video's Out With LIVE Project

In addition to the LIVE worship project out next week I am also pleased to announce I will be releasing music video's filmed at the event. Check out the first one here!

 https://youtu.be/9sxym5WADyw

Posted on June 11th, 2015 by Erik Bledsoe

Summer Song List

We can't wait to see all of you this summer. Many of you have been asking about our songlist so I decided to post it here. We will not be able to play all of these during any given week but this is the list we will pull from. Enjoy!

1.This Is Amazing Grace (Wickham)
2.Nothing But the Blood of Jesus (Bledsoe)
3.Break every Chain (Bethel)
4.Open Up Our Eyes (Elevation)
5.Anthem (Planetshakers)
6.He Is Faithful (Torwalts/Bethel)
7.Oceans (Oceans)
8.Forever (Short form & Long Form)
9.Doxology
10. One Thing Remains (Passion)
11. Glory of it All (NTS only)
12. Christ Is Enough (Hillsong)
13. Set A Fire (Will Reagan/Bethel)
14. No Longer Slaves (Helser/Bethel)
15. Jesus We Love You (Bethel)
16. All of Me - I Surrender All (Soul City Worship)
17. Holy Spirit (Torwalts/Bethel)
Posted on June 9th, 2015 by Erik Bledsoe

Summer Tour Announcement

I am pleased to announce that the band and I will be on tour for four weeks this summer! We will once again be joining Never The Same (NTS) for three of the four weeks. We recorded our soon to be released live worship project with them last summer. Be on the lookout for the live video's we shot last year as well. Great Stuff! We will also be returning to New Camp in Dayton, TN. Can't wait to see you all!!!

Posted on June 8th, 2015 by Erik Bledsoe

New "LIVE" Worship Project

I am thrilled to announce that my new "LIVE" worship project will be available on JUNE 18! Here is a shot of the cover. Can't wait!

Posted on June 7th, 2015 by Erik Bledsoe

So this happened....

Never The Same

Posted on June 6th, 2015 by Erik Bledsoe

Old Quote

I ran across this quote recently, I believe it's from an old screen play. The character was a king describing how he felt about his missing daughter. I think it's both simple and profound. I am reminded that in all things we would do well to live our present with our future in mind.

"There comes a time when the jewels cease to sparkle,
When the gold looses it's luster,
When the throne room becomes a prison,
And all that is left is a fathers love for his child."

Posted on October 20th, 2011 by Erik Bledsoe

To Beard or Not To Beard

To beard or not to beard this year, that is the question. What say you?
Posted on October 18th, 2011 by Erik Bledsoe

Lane Sebring : Guest Post

Hey Everyone! If you've been following my facebook or twitter feeds you know I spent last week just outside of Washington D.C. at Centreville Baptist Church. My good friend Lane Sebring is the Student Minister there and was gracious enough to have me fill in for him while he was out on his honeymoon. (Congratulation Lane & Rachel!!) The Lord has given us a unique friendship around our love for reaching teens and seeing the church established.

Lane featured me in a recent blog post and so I thought I would pass that along to you here. His post is featured just below. You can read more about Lane and his ministry at www.lanesebring.com.

Blessings,

Erik

<em>Erik Bledsoe leading at CBC</em>

While I was on my honeymoon, Erik Bledsoe spent some time with our students and had a tremendous impact!

Erik is a Christian musician, song-writer, evangelist and conference speaker based out of Nashville, TN. He has a unique connection with our students that started two years ago when he led worship at New Camp for the first time.

From there, he's been with us at Fall Retreat two years in a row and again at New Camp. He is the real-deal when it comes to hands on ministry with the people. I would HIGHLY recommend him to any pastors or church leaders.

While he was here this week he taught XLM Sunday with 185 students in attendance! It was truly an unforgettable experience as he followed up from what he taught two weeks before at Fall Retreat.

He did other small group meetings, public school bible studies, spending time with families of students he's impacted, and leading a big Wednesday night youth outreach event for our students.

Erik is a great friend and I am so thankful that God brought him here to minister to XLM while I was gone.

Posted on October 12th, 2011 by Erik Bledsoe

Why Troubles?

This past fall I was privileged to spend the month of October on tour with my Pastor, Dr. Michael Easley.  Dr. Easley is also formerly the president of Moody Bible Institute and is often asked to speak at various conferences and events.  One of our tour stops was at the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove in Asheville, NC where Dr. Easley spoke on "Living Faithfully In Trying Times."  During one of his talks Dr. Easley offered this quote and I thought I'd pass it along.  I hope you find it as renewing as I have.

"The reason we are led into trouble and out again is not merely that we may value happiness the more from having lost it once and found it again, but that we may know something which we could not know except by that teaching, that we may bear upon our nature some impress which could not have been stamped except on natures just so softened to receive it." ~Phillips Brooks, The Candle of the Lord, 1884
Posted on May 9th, 2011 by Erik Bledsoe

New Song From New Record- "It's Love"

Hey Everyone.  It's been a crazy busy fall but it's been really good to connect with so many of you on the road.  I wanted to let you all know that I have just met with my producers and will hopefully have a new record ready for release by sometime in late February.  I thought I'd give you a little appetizer with a live recording of the title track from the new record, "It's Love".  This video was taken during Christian Athletic Camp in Michigan.  I'd love to get your feedback.  Enjoy!
Posted on November 17th, 2010 by Erik Bledsoe