OUR BELIEFS

Elevate  is a Spirit-Filled and Bible–Based Church.

Our commitment to Jesus shapes everything we believe, say, and do.

Based on the Word of God, here are some of the principles we practice and believe:

 

 

The Bible

The Bible is the infallible Word of God, and the authority for salvation and Christian living (II Timothy 3:15-17).

We believe God has given us a book (the Bible) that is true and can be trusted. It was written by men but inspired by God – and every part of it points to Jesus. Everything that is described below may be helpful, but when the dust settles, the Bible is our statement of faith.

 

God

We believe there is one God. He created everything, including you and me. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, and worthy to be loved with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind.

Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16).  We believe God is revealed fully in Jesus, who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on a cross for our sins, and supernaturally rose from the dead. This planet hasn’t seen the last of him.

 

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is God in his power and presence, drawing people to him, saving us, and empowering us. We believe that the supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today (Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10).

 

The Gospel

The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again (II Thessalonians 1:8; I Peter 4:17; 1 Corinthians 14:1-4; Acts 2:1-4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4).

 

Salvation

Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9).

We believe all human beings are spiritually lost, wandering around trying to make sense of this life and consistently messing it up. Only through Jesus can we be found, and this is very much what God wants. If we submit to Jesus’ leadership as Lord, we will be saved; if we continue on our own path, we will end up separated from God forever. This is something God does not want. That’s why Jesus came, and it’s also why…

 

The Church

We believe in the church. It’s a community where people can find Jesus and follow him fully. The church isn’t perfect, but Jesus -its leader is. God doesn’t want us doing this spiritual life in isolation; that’s why he created the whole church thing in the first place –and he’s still totally committed to it. The church is incredibly important – we have a much better chance of succeeding in our spiritual journey when surrounded by others moving forward in theirs.