I mentioned Elevation in an earlier post. In my “research” (aka googling “Elevation Church”), I also found a site that tells how you can connect with the church. They’re doing something cool for outreach…
“Instead of replicating ministries already doing a great job reaching out to meet specific needs in our community, we’ve identified the need and defined local programs we see as best matching up with the heart of Elevation’s Core Values.”
Partnerships to two things – they help churches multiply impact by not recreating the wheel and they allow Christians to form relationships with and work alongside people who aren’t Christ-followers.
In churches that stay busy, it’s easy to be doing so many things “on the campus” that all of your real friends are members of your church. By partnering with organizations – and actively pushing your church folk to get involved serving somewhere – you actively serve the community and develop relationships with others.
It’s one way to look outside as a church.