What We Believe
Our beliefs reflect the heart of Elevate Life Church
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten, not created, the Son of God, truly God, truly Man, coequal with God. He was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and offered Himself a living sacrifice for the sins of the world by dying on the cross. He was resurrected to demonstrate His power over sin and death, ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King. (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; Hebrews 4:14-15; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit dwells in the earth, and also in every Christ-follower. He helps to conform us to the example Jesus Christ set with guidance in doing what is right, understanding the truth, and the power to live rightly. (Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Romans 8:16-17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18)
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, written by human authors under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate source of truth for all Christ-followers, and because it is inspired by God. (2 Timothy 1:13, 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 12:6, 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5)
We believe that people are made in the very image of God, to be like Him in our thoughts, beliefs and actions. Every person has the capacity and potential for good, but all of us “sin,” which literally means to miss the mark. Our sin separates us from God and is the cause of much of our difficulty. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2)
We believe that the gift of God is salvation, and to take part in it we must accept that gift. Our sin cannot be forgiven by good works or self-improvement. Forgiveness can only take place through our acceptance of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice, and only by the acceptance of Jesus’ sacrifice for sin can a person be saved. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:2, 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1, 10:9-10)
We believe there is life after physical death, and that we will be held accountable and judged by God; and that we will exist eternally with Him through our forgiveness and salvation, or will be separated from Him because of our sin. Heaven is an eternal joining with God, while Hell is to be eternally separated from Him. (John 3:16, 14:17; Romans 6:23, 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9)
Our core values reflect the heart of Elevate Life Church
We strive to love people the way that God loves them.
We want to become the people God has destined us to be.
True leadership begins from the bottom-up, not the top-down.
We believe that we can never out-give God.
All physical, mental, material and spiritual health comes from God
Effectiveness is more important than tradition – we readily embrace change.
A good attitude is more important than ability, talent or calling.
“We choose our priorities and our priorities choose what will grow in our life.”