eKid's Church takes place Sunday's at 10am for the entirety of the Weekend Gathering, and provides the following environments:
Blue and Red Zone Children are checked in electronically 10 minutes before the main gathering and must be picked up no later than 10 minutes after the main gathering. All workers have been trained and passed state and federal background checks.
Where: City Bible Church, Portland OR
When: Feb. 1st-3rd
Stay tuned for more updates!
Water baptism is the appropriate next step for a new follower of Christ. Baptism is a highly symbolic act of obedience that makes their decision to follow Christ public. We make this possible by scheduling water baptisms during our weekend gatherings throughout the year as requested. Be sure to register here.
For more information and to view our FAQ's, click here.
Elevate is committed to the idea of care for those who cannot care for themselves. Our church family consists of many who have been adopted and who have adopted and part of our outreach emphasis focuses on foster care and adoption, within the United States and Internationally.
Learn to make God first in your finances in a way that will prepare you for His very best. Topics include debt reduction, budgeting, saving, investing and generosity.
During the last three courses of Financial Peace University, our class graduates have paid off $114,456 in non-mortgage debt going through FPU and placed and additional $26,961 in savings during the course schedule. As a side note, during the last class participants paid off $19,766 (14% reduction) in debt paid off and placed $2,604 in savings.
Course Cost $100 per family, but free to everyone who calls Elevate home and regularly attends a Connect Group. Cost includes Family Membership Kit and a bonus book, "Smart Money, Smart Kids"
Our next 9 session course starts are being scheduled, so register below to express your interest. Classes will be held at The Loft from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.
2. Relating With Money
3. Cash Flow Planning
4. Dumping Debt
5. Buyer Beware
6. The Role of Insurance
7. Retirement & College Planning
8. Real Estate and Mortgages
9. The Great Misunderstanding
HOW DOES IT WORK? - Simply form a "group" consisting of a small group of friends, family, coach-trainee, etc. Each participant will complete one chapter (4-5 lessons) of book study on their own (including all questions and answers) and then gather with their "group" for general discussion on lesson highlights/application and prayer.
Groups work to see each group member gain confidence to lead portions of the discussion. As understanding and confidence to lead grows, each participant is encouraged to recognize future opportunities to take friends, coworkers and family through the same material for the purposes of building followers who will in turn build followers.
While the material is geared at young believers, we believe that studying foundational gospel truths with a partner or group will create moments of discussion, coaching, and growth that will inspire and prepare all involved for future discipleship opportunities.
HOW DO I START? - Elevate Church family members who want to participate in this small group discipleship process can get a book from the Coffee Counter or The LOFT at no charge. Digital copies are available to purchase HERE.
Please be sure to click on the link below to register your group. If you would like to go through The Purple Project but do not have a group, let us know as you register and we'll connect you with someone.
We are partnered with Vancouver-based Forward Edge International, focused especially on Trigo y Miel, a children's outreach in Oaxaca Mexico and Operation Enduring Homes, an earth block house construction endeavor in Oaxaca Mexico. Our next construction project is in October 2017, followed by a special support project is in the works for Thanksgiving/Christmas 2017, followed by another construction project in early Summer 2018.
Elevate Church is partnered YWAM of Panama's "Homes of Hope" for the purposes of serving missionaries, strengthening the local church and building homes for families in need.
Our first project in 2014 consisted of 11 team members building a single family dwelling in Chepo, Panama with a total project cost of approximately $20,000. Our second project in 2015 consisted of 13 with the same approximate budget in the same village. Our third project in 2016 consisted of 25 people, 3 churches and a budget of closer to $35,000.
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In 2014, Elevate Church committed resources representing the construction of four churches in Cameroon, with a cost of approximately $3000 per church.
The slideshow here shows Ben traveling under the protection of armed guards to deliver materials to assemble four different churches. Also pictured are two of the former buildings used as church sanctuaries and , and some final pictures of church facilities. facilities.
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Since our launch in May 2011, Elevate Church has pursued a strong vision for church planting by supporting churches including including Repurpose Church in Brunswick Ohio, Hopecity Church in Portland Oregon, C3 Church in Vancouver WA, Epikos Church in Bend Oregon and Bridge City Church in Saitama, Japan.
Elevate continues to look for church planting endeavors to support and is especially looking forward to a future of Elevate Church planting endeavors within the SW Washington region.
All ladies are invited to join us for this 7-Session Study from Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, and Kay Arthur taped at the 2007 Deeper Still women's event, the messages presented by these beloved authors are divided into three segments, two lessons from each author plus a bonus segment. Three generations, three stories, three lives... going deeper still.
Contact Shirley Richards for details.
"Emerging Leaders," is a leadership intensive designed to equip future leaders with an emphasis on who they are, what they know and the culture in which they will lead. Materials covered are general in nature and not focused on a specific task or position.
This "invitation only" experience is offered to participants who:
Participants will engage in a total of three study modules (one month break between each) lasting six sessions, every other week from 6:30-8pm as scheduled.
01/26 - Your High Calling
02/09 - From Called To Chosen
02/23 - Leading From Health
03/08 - Redeeming Money
03/22 - Internal Pushback
04/05 - External Pushback
05/17 - Spiritual Leadership
05/31 - Prophetic Leadership
06/14 - Casting Vision
06/28 - Managing Conflict
07/12 - Mentoring 101
07/26 - Beware The Mob
09/06 - The New Testament Church
09/20 - The Kingdom Lens
10/04 - Creating Culture
10/18 - The Power of Position
11/01 - Spirit Filled Leadership
11/15 - Supernatural Expectations
Participants will read or watch a total of six books and video series while engaging in online discussion. Discussion blogs can be accessed by clicking on the book image (this feature for class participants only). These books/videos include:
Individual - participants will take at least one other individual through The Purple Book for the very first time.
Group - participants will partner with the entire group to select, plan, recruit, advertise and execute a community holiday outreach project during winter season that will include the entire church family’s participation.