KNOWING JESUS AND MAKING HIM KNOWN IS WHAT ELEVATE IS ALL ABOUT.
Authentic, Passionate, and Innovative are words that can begin to describe our community of ordinary people that are working together to change the world. Welcome Home! We work diligently to make Elevate a church that people want to come to. Our weekend services are welcoming and encouraging. You will feel relaxed, the atmosphere will be energized, and our plans are always a bit unpredictable. We intentionally work to engage all senses to stimulate a spiritual hunger within every person that steps through the doors of our building. We contend for the Spirit of God. We are deeply relational, and we attempt to provide a sense of belonging and connection for every person. We are on mission to change the world one person at a time.
THEREFORE, IF ANYONE IS IN CHRIST, THE NEW CREATION HAS COME: THE OLD HAS GONE, THE NEW IS HERE!
2 CORINTIANS 5:17
The most important decision you can make in this life is deciding who you will follow. Who you follow determines the quality of life on Earth and the life after. There is no greater life than the one lived following Jesus. It is a life where you lay down everything, only to find you have more than you ever had before.
People are always looking for happiness and fulfillment, but only when we turn from our way to following Jesus will we walk in everything that he has for us! This is why the Bible is so specific about declaring Jesus as our Lord. It’s not enough just to believe that he is real; you must chose to follow Him.
Who is the leader of your life? If you have already declared Jesus as that leader--AWESOME! If not, then why wait? In Romans 10:9-10 it says that if we declare that Jesus is Lord, we will be saved. If you are ready to go all in and follow Jesus, begin with this passionate prayer:
“Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for my sins, and rising from the dead to give me life. I repent of my sin and turn to you. Today I choose to follow you with all of my heart, for the rest of my life. I believe in you and declare that you are the leader and Lord of my life! Thank you for forgiving me and walking with me from this moment forward! Amen”
Water baptism is a symbol of what happened when Jesus died on the cross for our sins and we accepted Him as our Lord and Savior. Galatians 2:20 says it best:
"For I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me." (Galatians 2:20 NIV)
So, in a nutshell, baptisms are an outward expression of an inward commitment. We are leaving our old lives, sins, issues, and habits beneath the water; and as we rise above that water, we are living in Christ as He is alive in us!