Welcome to Elevation!
What is Elevation? Elevation Ministries is the collegiate and young adult ministry of the Forest Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church, but since that is quite a mouthful, we just call it Elevation. So that's what we are, plain and simple, but it's not who we are. Who we are is quite a bit more than just a name or just a ministry.
Forest Lake is a church family of about 3,700 located in Apopka, FL. As a church our purpose is to teach the Word of God, lead people to Jesus, the One, and teach others to do the same (Matt. 28:18-20).
That's great, but how do you do that, really? The church realized early on that young adults are facing many unique challenges these days, including economic pressures, lifestyle choices, relationship decisions and a lot more. And with the near constant bombardment of information and marketing, where does God fit into it all? How can God fit into it all? That is what the Elevation community seeks to find out together.
We realize that we are all tired, worn out sinners without much hope of making it on our own. We're real people living in the real world, and God just doesn't seem to be around that much. Sure, we have a desire for a connection with Jesus, but don't know how to get it and don't really have the time for church. Besides, church is boring and judgemental, so why waste the precious little time I have going there? The Elevation community has chosen to throw off our masks and to be an authentic group of people who understand that we really don't have a full understanding of who Jesus is, but wanting to learn more, to go deeper in our relationship with God and with each other.
We aren't perfect. It doesn't matter how you dress or how many tatoos you have. What matters is that we all have a desire to have a deeper personal relationship with Jesus and being able to share that relationship with others. If you feel like maybe there is something missing in your life, we invite you to be a part of our community as we learn and grow together.
Encounter, Connect, Ignite