We Believe

Elevation is an nondenominational family of followers of Jesus Christ. As such, we respect every established theological stream within the span of Christian orthodoxy reflected in the Evangelical tradition. Elevation purposes to focus on the absolute, non-negotiable truths of Scripture. We want to major on the majors and minor on the minors for the sake of unity in the bride of Christ. These truths are ably expressed in two succinct confessions. For centuries, the Apostles’ Creed has united God’s people around a clear, biblical declaration of Christian belief. Additionally, the Statement of Faith of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) has emerged as the central code of evangelical doctrine. These two confessions comprise the basis of our statement of beliefs. 

The Apostlesʼ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

National Association of Evangelicals Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of separation from God’s presence.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Holy Spirit

Among the interpretive issues of Scripture, few have greater implications for the church than the work of the Holy Spirit. Recognizing the Holy Spirit to be the primary agent for God’s regeneration and empowering of Jesus’ followers, and believing the scriptural gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit to be current, relevant and accessible, we endeavor to respond to the Holy Spirit’s initiative and express his empowerment in our lives and ministries.