Custodial and Maintenance
We are becoming a thriving church community where people of all ages are excited, enthusiastic, and engaged by our worship, our education, and our opportunities for connection to God and each other.
And we are: Growing in participation by all generations in worship and the life of the church;
Growing in service to the Eleva community as a part of who we are in Christ;
Growing in service outside our immediate community in ministry within our nation and beyond;
Growing in variety of worship that is both engaging and accessible to all generations;
Growing in our willingness to embrace change to reach out to our community with the love and grace of God;
Growing in our commitment to share the hope that we have in Jesus Christ with the children God has placed in our care, and in encouraging and developing a life-long relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in all those within our church family and our circle of care; and
Growing in our understanding and appreciation of the gifts given by God to each of us for service and ministry, and in our commitment to share our gifts with others to advance Christ's kingdom of love on earth.
We are a community of believers called and inspired by Christ's love, sharing God's gifts through worship, teaching, service, and fellowship. We seek with joy God's vision of uniting all people in Christ through faith.
Being a staple for the community of Eleva and the surrounding area, We believe by God's grace we have been made members of the Church, the Body of Christ. We believe we've been called to the work of His kingdom and are honored to be entrusted with this ministry.
God, who is one, is the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is the Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe. Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation.
This congregation accepts the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the authoritative source and norm of its proclamation, faith, and life.
This congregation accepts the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of the faith of this congregation.
This congregation confesses the Gospel, recorded in the Holy Scripture and confessed in the ecumenical creeds and Lutheran confessional writings, as the power of God to create and sustain the Church for God’s mission in the world.
We are reconciled to God by God's forgiving mercy. Forgiveness and reconciliation flow from what God has made us to be in Jesus Christ and what God is doing with us in the world. As a people of God, we embody forgiveness in speech, action and relationships, and our ministry in reconciliation is foundational.
Each person is created in God's image. We respect this God-given right to dignity and, inspired by the life of Jesus, show love and compassion for all people. Through proclamation of the gospel, through worship and as servants of God working for healing and justice in the world, we uphold and seek to protect the dignity and human rights of all people.
As Christ's church, we value the richness of God's creation and offer a radical welcome to all people, appreciating our common humanity and our differences. We are a church that does not view diversity as a barrier to unity. We recognize and will challenge dynamics of power and privilege that create barriers to participation and equity in this church and society – for women, people of color, minority ethnic groups, people with disabilities, people who are marginalized or living in poverty, and the LGBTQ community.
Because we trust in God's promise and understand faith to be a living, daring confidence in God's grace, we are emboldened to embrace learning and change in our spiritual and institutional journey as church. This means we are open to new ways and willing to take risks to discover God's plan for this church.
As church together, faithful stewardship is about holding to God's purpose and ensuring the responsibilities and resources that God has entrusted to us are used with great care and with accountability to God, to each other and those served by this church.