Missions

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.

Mission Team

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.

Get updated by watching our most recent Mission Sunday service.

Mission Partners

See below to read about our four mission partners:  Bolivia Children Foundation, FaithTech, Future of Africa, and our  Journey Team.

Bolivia Children Foundation

Bolivian Children Foundation

The Bolivian Children Foundation meets the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of children in need, empowering them to move beyond their circumstances, realize their full potential, and pass on the values and skills learned to others. Their work includes a residential home for girls and teens; a residential home for boys and daycare for children affected by HIV/AIDS, and a program to help prepare teens for independence.

COVID update from BCF here.

Faithtech

FaithTech

FaithTech is a movement within cities bridging the gap between Faith and Technology. We do three simple things: host innovative events, empower groups of Christians to meet regularly at their workplace, and initiate FaithTech Labs where we discover, launch, and help grow tech companies focused on creating Kingdom-minded solutions to real world problems.

To learn more about FaithTech and what they do check out this video, and watch a covid update here!

Future of Africa

Future Of Africa

Nikki Horne and TK Azalgo work to equip young leaders to respond to a higher calling to transform Africa. 

Their vision is to inspire a new generation of ethical and skilled technical professionals who will drive the economic future of Africa.

You can watch a recent video from TK here and a COVID update here.

Journey

Journey

Journey is a group of people from Elevation who are interested and engaged in walking with refugees—sometimes literally and sometimes figuratively. We build relationships with people who have been forced to leave their country and have either come to Canada or are hoping to find a new home here.

Head over to the Journey Page or watch this informative update!

Member Initiatives

In addition to our mission partners, Elevation supports a broad range of local, national and international mission-related member initiatives.  These initiatives take the form of both short and long-term projects that our congregation is passionate about, including those related to refugees, children, homelessness, students, indigenous people, and sustainable development.

Most member initiatives are led by members of the Elevation community. In some cases, however, we support projects that members are involved in (for example volunteering with) or closely connected to through friends or family.

To apply for financial support for your initiative please see the section below.

2021 Member Initiatives

Our most recent initiatives are as follows:

  • A Better Tent City meals (x2 as Part of our Service Sunday)
  • Adventure 4 Change: Christmas Gift Cards
  • Adventure 4 Change: Graduation
  • African Community Wellness Initiative
  • Lesotho Imagine Graduation 
  • Pregnancy Center Christmas Gifts
  • SHOW (Supportive Housing of Waterloo)
  • Tuition Support for International Student (Conestoga College)
  • The Working Center (St Andrews Emergency Shelter)
  • Young Life (Tyler Loveman)

Previous Member Initiatives

Our previous initiatives are as follows:

  • 5 Fun Days and Africa Camp
  • Adventure For Change (Jeremy and Mary Horne)
  • African Community Wellness Initiative
  • Embassy Humber
  • Ethnos (Craig and Leilani Bauman)
  • Gahu Project
  • InterVarsity (Melissa Mellick)
  • SHOW (Supportive Housing of Waterloo)
  • St. John’s Kitchen Lunch
  • Young Life (Tyler Loveman)
  • YWAM (Jindi and Rebecca)

Member Initiative Application 

Applications will be reviewed, approved and funded twice a year as follows: 

Application Round  Submission Deadline  Approval Notification  Funds Dispersed
March 1st  May 1st  December 1st
September 1st  November 1st  December 1st

Please complete the online submission form below, or download and fill the PDF Application Form: 

Online Submission Form

Fillable PDF Application Form