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Carlos Whittaker :: Ragamuffin Soul :: Giveaway

*****Winners of the CD’s for the Blog giveaway are Ed Gould, David Lerner & Mitch Hopewell

*****Winner of the CD’s for the Twitter giveaway were @karlameachem & @jamiewyckoff

Giving stuff away is always fun. This time I get to giveaway a few brand new albums, Ragamuffin Soul, from my good friend Carlos Whittaker. Here’s the deal…It’s pretty simple. There’s a couple ways you can, potentially, win one of the 5 CD’s that Integrity Music gave me to give away to my readers. I say up your chances and enter both ways:

1. I’ll give 3 CD’s away on my blog by just leaving a comment with your City, State (so easy why wouldn’t you!?)

2. I’ll give 2 CD’s away on Twitter. You’ll get in the hat by Twittering the following: Win a Ragamuffin Soul CD by @loswhit. Check out the giveaway on @brianwurzell’s blog! http://is.gd/cgtLT RT if you wanna enter to win!

I’ll do all the giveaways on Friday so check back with me then to see if you’re a winner. Have some fun and get your name in the hat and most of all let’s keep getting the word out about this new record. If you leave a comment on the blog make sure you leave me your best email address as you fill out the comment piece so I can email you for your address, etc… Super easy, hope you win, ready…set…go….

Whether you win or not…go buy Carlos’ new record and support him as he launches out in this new adventure! CLICK HERE

National Worship Leaders Conference 2010 :: Registration Give Away!

The National Worship Leaders Conference (NWLC) contacted me and asked me if I could help get the word out about their upcoming Conferences here in 2010. I’ve been deemed an official ‘Conference Blogger’. I’m excited about these conferences and I believe they’re going to be a rich time of hanging out, learning and actually worshiping together.

If you’re in Worship Ministry in a vocational or volunteer capacity, I want to encourage you to be a part of one of these amazing conferences. I can tell you that with the line up of teachers and Worship Leaders they have coming to lead this conference…YOU NEED TO BE THERE! The conference schedules are below and are unique from region to region. EVERY single one of these conferences are going to be jam packed with nothing but amazing.

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Here’s the deal, The conference has given me a free Ticket to giveaway to one of their conferences. This is how I’m gonna do the giveaway. The first TEN people that register for either the Southwest Conference in New Mexico or the National Conference in Kansas using the CODE: BloggerBrian you will be 1 of 10 people eligible to win an additional FULL REGISTRATION for Free. Maybe you wanna’ take your wife, maybe another Pastor on your staff or one of the musicians on your team. Also, if you register more than 1 person when you register you’ll get an additional entry in to the hat for the free ticket for each person you pay to register! Make sure to put the CODE: “BloggerBrian” in the box called ‘other’ in the registeration form to ensure you get an entry for the giveaway. Also, leave a comment here that you registered and for what conference just so we can see who is going where.

All the details to register can be found right here: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!


Below are the dates and click the image below if you want to see the brochure on the conference!

NWLC Southwest Regional Conference – Albuquerque, NM –  June 15-17

NWLC 2010 – National Conference – Leawood, Kansas – July 20-22

Catalyst West Coast – April 22-24, 2009 – Newport Beach, CA

I’ve got two exciting things to announce about Catalyst West Conference that is coming to Newport Beach, CA on Aprill 22-24th, 2009. I’m not gonna share both of them in this post, however, you do get one of the pieces of news. The first bit is kind of fun and if you’re still undecided about going maybe it will motivate you to commit. The line up for this conference is absolutely ridiculous. You will be learning and drinking in from some of the most prolific Kingdom-minded leaders in the world during these days in April. Check out their website. Line up includes:

Worship by Hillsong United, Steve Fee, Aaron Keyes and Joel Auge
Speakers include: Andy Stanley, Craig Groeschel, Rick Warren, Guy Kawasaki, Ravi Zacharias, Francis Chan, Brian Houston, Erwin McManus, Perry Noble, Catherine Rohr, Jud Wilhite, and Luis Palau

ANNOUNCEMENT – PART I

I’ve been given the ability to help you and your team get SPECIAL PRICING on the conference if you reference my name and blog. You have to contact Aaron Foster who is leading the charge on the sales end at Catalyst to get the deal. All you need to do is mention that ‘Brian Wurzell said you’d hook us up’ and he will give you a price that I cannot print. 🙂 You can contact him at aaron.foster@catalystspace.com or on his direct line 678-225-3501. TELL YOUR FRIENDS TOO!

Bring your team, sleep on a family members floor, if you have too, take a day or two off work, but, don’t miss this epic leadership summit. Aaron will take care of you if you call him soon, but, they’re almost sold out so I would try and call him this week to make sure you don’t get left out.

check out my – announcement part deux

Catalyst Road Trip and LV Hanson

I had the chance to hang with LV Hanson who is treading the trail on the grassroots relational campaign for Catalyst Conferences. LV came and sat in on our staff meeting Tuesday morning and it was just a blast to have him in their seeing what’s happening at Cornerstone, worshipping with us, praying with us and for us and talking to the team about what Catalyst is doing.

Last night, LV and I met up for some sushi at RA in Mesa, AZ and had an EPIC time just chatting like old friends. Cool things are happening at Catalyst and if you have the chance to meet LV at some point on the rest of the Road Trip between now and April 2009, DO IT! Below is a video that we shot briefly about Catalyst and a bit of our time together.

Flying…

I think flying is always more fun with your best friend and i have PICTURES TO PROVE!

YES, Airports!!

There are many reasons that i like southwest:

1. They have a place to work on your computer in the airport. complete with plugs and everything. hahahah…promise says we look like ‘Gadget McGee’ – i agree.

2. they got us on a flight today!

3. they’re cheap

Here we come Seattle!!

SURPRISE TRAVEL…

WELL…

I woke up this morning, opened my computer and tried to check in on the flights i had booked for Promise and I for Seattle tomorrow and it wouldn’t let me for some reason. Biggest problem:

 

 

Southwest Airlines Receipt and Itinerary  

Avis

 


Receipt and Itinerary as of 07/04/08 1:54 PM
Confirmation Number
OH NO!!!

Confirmation Date: 07/04/08
Received: BRIAN

 

Where Will I Sit?
 Passenger Information
 Passenger Name   Account Number   Ticket#   Expiration1 
WURZELL/BRIAN – None Entered – 07/04/09
1 All travel involving funds from this Confirmation Number must be completed by the expiration date.
 
 Itinerary
 Date   Flight   Routing Details
Wed Jul 23 897 Depart PHOENIX AZ (PHX) at 6:15 AM
Arrive in SEATTLE TACOMA WA (SEA) at 10:30 AM

 

WE WERE SUPPOSED TO LEAVE THIS MORNING and neither of us caught it!!!!!! OH WOW. so i began the scramble of trying to figure out what to do. I called promise filled her in and the search began. The fare price on flights to Seattle, to book or change today, were over $300 ONE WAY. man, thank God for Southwest Rapid Rewards and the fact that we had booked on a rewards for this leg of the flight. 

as i frantically called southwest the agent helped me and figured out a flight for us later today with no additional charges (now that is customer service – this is why Southwest is the airline of choice for me). 

needless to say, in some hours Promise and I will be in this beautiful city. sometimes you wake up and you never know where you’ll be that day!

SEATTLE, HERE WE COME!!!!