Just as God expressed His love by coming to live with us, we want to be a life-giving presence in our community and the wider world, living out Jesus’ values within our natural spheres of influence.
The Mission team is a group of people from Elevation who want to support local and global mission. Our mandate is to support mission initiatives of our people locally, nationally and internationally, and to connect the congregation with opportunities to learn, serve and give. We seek to inspire and empower active, generous involvement in the world around us. We encourage church members to get involved in existing service organizations and member initiatives, to share food and friendship with neighbours, and to explore Jesus’ life and message.
For more information or to get involved with the Mission team, please contact Melanie Martin.
See below to read about the people and organizations we partner with across our country and around the globe.
Gord and Sharon Skopnik are Elevation members with a heart for South Sudan. They are working with an organization called Avant, which establishes churches in this new African country, as well as working on leadership training, safe water, and social economic development.
Jeremy Horne is an Elevation member and the executive director of Life Change Adventures, a project of The Navigators Canada which seeks to create sustained change by coaching and equipping individuals to become involved in life-changing initiatives. Elevation specifically support’s LCA’s works in the Sunnydale community of north Waterloo. LCA also partners with organizations and projects around the world.
In partnership with local churches, International Teams serves the poor with practical programs that meet needs for shelter, food, clothing, clean water, education, medical care, sustainability, friendship, encouragement and hope.
Their goal is to provide the support and skills that will enable refugees to lead healthy and productive lives, whether they remain in Canada or are forced to return to their home country.