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Bring Battleground City's #LoveMore #HateLess tour to your event

Battleground City is launching a 2015 Tour entitled #LoveMore #HateLess! We will be sending out an official announcement and full press packet later this month. This tour will be our best yet. In addition to performing new music, we will provide each attendee with a devotional written by the members and associates of Battleground City! We are VERY Excited for this tour! Please let us know when you'd like to have us out, as soon as possible and we will be there! As always, we are available to minister through music, but we are more than just a music ministry- we are available to bring the word through workshops and speaking engagements as well. Thank you for your continued support of Battleground City. Please contact via email at booking@battlegroundcity.org for available dates and let us know if you have any questions!

12 Reasons You Should Not Become A Christian Rapper

Posted By Viktory on www.dasouth.com

Read the list, we’ll talk after.

This post is aimed at those considering becoming a Christian Rapper full time or for a career.

Most Christian Rappers lose money! There are very few Christian rappers that turn a profit at the end of the year. Very few. Most lose money for years. You think booking is easy?? Churches aren’t excited to book artists they aren’t familiar with. There are hundreds of artists competing both nationally and locally. You have to be exceptional to be randomly selected. Most bookings are secured by relationship and hard-work. You’re expecting quick results The first several years of this will require tremendous personal investment of time and resources with very little return, or promise of return. You aren’t prepared to divide business from ministry Many people fail as Christian artists and entertainers because they aren’t able to separate Ministry from business. You have to have the “stomach” to make good business decisions and ministry decisions simultaneously. If you have the “God got it” attitude Many people think that God will miraculously make everything work. No planning, strategy or diligence required. God will work for me while I sit back watch. Not so. God will bless the work of YOUR hands. You aren’t scripturally sound If you’re not sure where you stand on subjects like “predestination”, “election”, and “prosperity” you may want to reconsider. Its OK to rap about your life in Christ without discussion any of the above topics. However, the moment you grab a microphone, you make yourself a teacher. Be prepared to teach.

Ghostbusters The Mixtape!!

Those who haven't yet Battleground City's newest project Ghostbusters is available for FREE!! Download it here now!!


Grace and peace fam!!

Prayer For My City Music Video!!!

What up fam?

When you can check out Battleground City's "Prayer For My City" MUSIC VIDEO We would like to submit this video for your website/blog/ facebook/etc. Attached is also the MP3 which can be posted for a free download!!!

As a dedication to the tragedy in Tucson, AZ last January. Battleground City artists Psalm Star, The Ark, & The Messenger teamed up to create this song not just for their city but for everywhere to pray for God to break the strongholds of sin and stop the violence accuring in the streets today.

"...Having heard the group perform live I’m not just guessing on how hard their songs hit. I’m “testifying.” One of my favorite tracks is “Prayer For My City.” It was a direct emotion filled response to the Tucson tragedy that shook the city on 1-9-11. In short, the track is powerful. ‘Nuff said..." Sonny Flex From www.8barsoffunk.com

We also need your help in voting for this song to get airplay on Tucson, AZ's HOT 98.3!! We want to be able to push the gospel onto the secular airwaves. VOTE FOR US ON http://www.hot983.com/pages/feelin520/index.html!!

To watch the video go to http://www.youtube.com/v/WHQk9NurZdA or go to www.youtube.com/bgcitymusic

Thank you and God bless!!!


"Prayer For My City" MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE THIS EVENING!! MAKE SURE YOU ARE SUBSCRIBED TO WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/BGCITYMUSIC TO SEE IT!!! MAKE SURE YOU ALSO VOTE FOR THE SONG TO GET AIRPLAY ON HOT 98.3 IN THE FEELIN' 520 CONTEST!! GO TO http://www.hot983.com/pages/feelin520/index.html AND VOTE FOR "Prayer For My City" By Battleground City NOW!! Grace and peace to you!!!

Valentine's Day: Not Without Love (From Holyculture.net)

I am single and I have no children. For me that’s not a problem but for others it seems to cause some discomfort. Like when you’re conversing with someone and you begin talking about your life and you say, no I’m not married and no I don’t have any children. You get that awkward pause or that puzzling look as if they are wondering “what’s wrong with her”. I am here to tell you there’s nothing wrong with me. My singleness is not a crime, it is not a disease nor does it require anyone’s pity. If you believe Jeremiah 29:11 (For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome) or Isaiah 55:8 (For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord.) singleness just may be where God wants you. I am not saying this state of singleness will last forever but there are so many negative connotations surrounding being single that I believe it drives many of us into unholy and unhealthy relationships that are not God’s intent for our lives. I believe our time of singleness should be utilized to draw closer to the Lord, to become wholly His before we become one flesh with someone else. Philippians 4:11 states Not that I am implying that I was in any personal want, for I have learned how to be content (satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or disquieted) in whatever state I am. Satisfied in whatever state, if we are to ever reach a place of contentment we need to accept singleness as a place of enrichment, purging and pruning that will prepare us for wherever God decides to lead us. We often move from relationship to relationship never allowing ourselves space or time to unload. We carry all those emotions from a previous relationship right into the next one. We need to take time to heal no matter how our last relationship ended. Our emotions need to heal, our minds need to heal and sometimes our bodies need to heal. We must take time to allow that healing to take place and wait on God to move us forward. Waiting is hard to do especially when you see everyone around you in a relationship all in love and happy but singleness does not mean unhappy or unloved. I am loved by my family, my friends, and most of all by my God who loves me enough to give me His very best. I am willing to wait for God’s best. I am not only willing to wait I am willing to accept the life He blesses me with even if it doesn’t include marriage or having children. Don’t allow being single rob you of joy or make you feel unloved. Don’t let singleness hinder you from living and enjoying the life God has blessed you with; you and your gifts are needed in God’s kingdom, don’t be tricked out of the blessing of being utilized in the kingdom of God. The enemy will battle you in your mind regarding singleness. Many times I have lost those battles and found myself in a state of depression felling unloved, unwanted and fearing the future, but I am learning to find true rest in God. I am learning to stay busy in the things of God finding myself free to be used by Him in numerous ways. Writing about it is easy, living it is a challenge but with God all things are possible. So yes I am single and I have no children but I am satisfied finding joy and contentment in this life God has given me, knowing that He gives me hope in my final outcome. Satricia L. Moore Satricia@gmail.com

The RISE UP Tour!!!

What up Fam? The RISE UP Tour!!! Based on the success of Battleground City's 5th annual youth conference RISE UP, the Battleground City All-Starz: The Ark, The Messenger, PSalm Star, & KRoc will be starting a city-wide tour. We are currently looking for venues. Contact us via email at payton.goldston@battlegroundcity.org or ryan.larned@battlegroundcity.org for more info on how to be a part of the RISE UP Tour. To check out our music go to www.reverbnation.com/battlegroundcitymusic

Welcome Heaven

From Pastor Zane Anderson When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale force - no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. Acts 2:1-2 msg A few days ago my house was filled with the sound of my nine grandchildren. The decibel level in my home went way up while they were there. We are constantly surrounded by sound. The power of sound influences us. It can bless or even curse our lives. Satan knows the power of sound. He was the worship leader in Heaven before he sinned against God. He has captured the lives of many with sound. Music can have spirits behind them that manipulate and capture the lives of people. Worship is a powerful sound that has impact on your heart and life. It's important to let worship music fill your home or car. Let your children experience the power of worship music. There are sounds that welcome Heaven and the presence of God. God is looking for a place where heaven is welcome. Focus on the sound of Heaven breaking into earth. On the day of Pentecost, that's what they heard-something was going on that they could hear. Heaven was breaking in so that they could experience a breakthrough. What you listen to will dominate your life. Invite the sounds that lead to victorious living in and welcome Heaven today!