The State of the 🇺🇸 Church
% of 🇺🇸 who attend church at least once per month.
1938-2000 // 69%
2010 // 62%
2019 // 49%
% of 🇺🇸 who identify as Christian.
76% of Baby Boomers
67% of Gen X
49% of Millenials
42% of Gen Z
70% of 🇺🇸 adults say the Church has little to no positive impact on culture.
We have spent the past year studying these trends, and praying that God would give us a vision for the future of our church. These stats represent the reality that we face. The bad news of of our past and present.
The good news is that the Church is not a human invention. Jesus said he would build his church, and that no power on earth or in hell can conquer it. We are partners in building God’s Kingdom. It is His vision. The future holds good news for us.
These stats do not scare us.
The state of the church does not scare us. These things illuminate the reality of what we must do. We must reach the next generation. We must make our church about the future. Young people do not represent a threat to the future of the church. Young people represent the greatest hope for the future of the church!
On January 9, 2021 Elevate Life turned 21 years old. We believe that our 21st year represents a relaunch of our church. This year, we are not celebrating the 21st year of doing the same things the same way. We are in the first year of something entirely new that God wants to do in us and through us to reach the next generation.
The Story of the Future
A year-long discipleship path for MS and HS students led by MS and HS students. If you want more information, click here.
Church-wide special events throughout the year focused on reaching the next generation and getting them to follow THE WAY.
1PM Sunday FUTURE Service
This is not a “youth ministry.” The FUTURE service is a testing ground for new ideas for our entire church. It is not “youth” only. This service is led by the same team, has the same speakers and receives the same resources and focus as any other “main” service.
Have questions? Need to contact us? Want to sign up for THE WAY?
We believe in being T-rated at Elevate Life. That means we give of our time, talent and treasure to see God’s Kingdom advanced.
You can start by getting every person you know to Elevate Life at 1PM on Sundays.
If you want to help and you’re not currently serving, click here to join a team.
If you want to help financially. click here to give.
If you have another way to help, contact us.
There is more information at the bottom of this page!
Of course! WAYVE Nights and 1PM Service are for the whole church and you are welcome to attend.
All of the leaders in THE WAY are youth between the ages of 13-18. They lead groups and serving rotations throughout Elevate Life. Coaching opportunities are available for adults through a personal invitation by the leadership team.
Serving opportunities are always available in every service including WAYVE Nights and the 1PM Service. All adult servant leaders are required to complete a background check. To sign up to serve, click here.
Elevate Life always makes the safety of children and minors a priority.
As a parent, you are welcome to attend any meeting or service with your young person. The 1PM FUTURE Service is not “youth” only, it is the same as our 9AM or 11AM service.
All people over the age of 18 who serve in any area at the 1PM Service are required to complete a federal background check.
We also maintain a security and police presence throughout our services and any servant leader at Elevate Life is equipped with instructions on dealing with security and safety issues.
Do life with people, with purpose.
In John 1, Jesus invited his disciples to “come and follow him.” To think, be and do life like him. THE WAY is people following Jesus together just like the disciples did 2000 years ago.. It is not a program, ministry, a small group or a team. Its all of that made simple.
THE WAY is a 3 trimesters of 12 weeks each with a four week break in between each trimester. The goal of THE WAY is to help us know God, know ourselves and decide the part we want to play in the world.
These groups meet every week during at 11AM on Sunday Morning at Elevate Life.
The goal of a WAY group is to surround you with people that you know care about you and believe the best in you. Just like God does.
Each WAY group serves together throughout the trimester on a rotation to serve everyone that comes to the 1PM Sunday Service.
Serving helps us to work together and accomplish great things while we’re building relationships in our groups.
Special gatherings throughout the trimester where we get together as followers of THE WAY and encounter God in real ways.
Trimester 1 // Know God
Begins June 2021
What do you want your life to mean?
Who is God to you?
What is the Old Testament for?
Who is God in the Old Testament?
Trimester 2 // Know Yourself
Begins October 2021
Who do you want to be?
What happened between the OT and NT?
Controllables and Uncontrollables
Think, Be, Do
Trimester 3 // Decide your role
Begins February 2022
Who is Jesus?
What are the 2 Greats?
Who is the Holy Spirit?
Why is the Church important?